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Patches and Stickers for sale here

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16840 No. 16840 ID: 52ed6e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Just in case anybody finds this thread through a Google search and has no idea how Operatorchan works, this is not for sale.

I ordered this vest off of eBay a few weeks ago, costing me $54.99 plus $17.50 international shipping. The seller shipped it late, and I didn't get a shipping notification until the first day in the week period eBay told me it would arrive. I only just got it today when it was supposed to arrive January 19-26. Oh well. It's good enough that I'm willing to overlook that.

I am 6'0" tall (~182cm) and this vest fit me no problem. Before I bought it, I asked the seller if it would fit someone like me and he assured me that he was 183cm and it fit him just fine. Remember folks, when buying surplus gear and clothing, make sure you are sure that it fits you before you buy it!

This vest was advertised as handmade and while I have seen numerous vests from the region and time period (1990s) that are somewhat similar, I have never seen one that is similar enough to indicate that this is not handmade. Thus, it is officially 100% artisinal hand-crafted non-GMO gluten free.
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>> No. 17377 ID: 52ed6e
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I cannot be stopped.

$50 shipped.

>Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina combat vest
>> No. 17391 ID: 52ed6e
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Update: >>17350 arrived today. No full review yet but I really like it, possibly better than the first one I bought. A lot of good design choices went into this one.
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Today I got this one >>17377 and it's so simple I can give a review really easily.

4 rifle mag pouches, fits AK mags and AR mags just fine. One other pouch on the left shoulder pocket for grenades or whatever. Zipper in the front, adjustable straps for fatness in the back. This vest feels like it's NEVER been worn and I suspect it's actually new production because it doesn't smell like a grandma's house.

I feel kind of ripped off with this one tbh, oh well. It's a functional vest, at least.
>> No. 17460 ID: e59f1a

You mean the blue tiger stripe one?
>> No. 17461 ID: 52ed6e
No, a different woodland camo pattern.

That vest arrived too, but I've been really busy and lazy lately so I haven't gotten around to writing a proper review, but it's too bulky and complex for me to really love it.

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17428 No. 17428 ID: 98c1a2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ammo can thread.

I got tired of cardboard boxes and found ammo cans for what I assume is a decent price up in frozen hell land.

How do you organize your cans? Do you use them for non-ammo related can purposes?
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>> No. 17435 ID: 79b400
I'm jealous.

I just have a misc sack of ammo.
>> No. 17436 ID: 52ed6e
I don't know about Costco but a lot of the ones I see for sale online all the time are made in Taiwan by companies that have US government contracts for their manufacture, made to those specifications.
>> No. 17437 ID: c550c6
It was either Cabela's or Dicks that had flimsy China ones I saw.
>> No. 17440 ID: 35a915

I get mine here, brand new. They also usually have great deals on 5.56
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Well them 99 syrup yen special Cambodian tire shelves seem to be holding up.

They're rated for a shitton of weight, quite a bit more than I have on them, and feature KEYMOD shelf spacing. You can also set them up in a modular horizontal arrangement for extra tactical.

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17405 No. 17405 ID: c67390 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Looks like my eyesight is getting worse and I'm going to have to wear glasses more if I want to be able to identify stuff at distance, particularly street signs.

If that's the case, I want them to pull double duty as safety glasses and be ballistic rated so I can use them for shooting, riding, whatever.

Are there any ballistic rated RX glasses that don't cost an arm and a leg like Smith Optic options?
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>> No. 17416 ID: 79b400
Figures. Oakley seems like the only company offering what I'm looking for. But, they restrict it to military and police. As a filthy civvy, I don't qualify for the Standard Issue bullshit.

I hate that program. Give them a hell of a discount, but don't make it exclusive to them goddammit.
>> No. 17417 ID: 6db149
I guess I could always go this route, lol.

>> No. 17419 ID: 79b400
After discovering Wiley X's Worksight line, I exchanged some emails with them and found out they're almost exactly what I'm looking for. Cool thing is they all come with the side panels you can attach to the temples, so I don't have to search for one or modify one to fit whatever glasses I get.

Now I need to squirrel away some money and see if I can afford a pair within a reasonable timeline.
>> No. 17420 ID: c1c101
They don't restrict it to LE/Mil, you just have to go through an optometrist who is also an official Oakley vendor, you can't do it yourself online.

I have RX Fuel Cells for driving and shooting, fishing, hunting ETC. Coveted them for years but finally found out my local dealer (who also does my RX safety glasses for work) is a dealer and got the hook up.

Unfortunately that means you're pretty much stuck paying retail. No fishing around for the best deal online. :\
>> No. 17421 ID: 79b400
I remember looking at it in the past and Oakley saying "restricted to LE/mil."

Oh, well. I like dis.


Fits my criteria, I especially like how the removable side panels are part of the design.

I just have to save up, I have some bigger stuff to take care of at the moment.

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17203 No. 17203 ID: d34a98 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What do you put on your head?

I have a lot of hats that I have gotten for free over the years, either from my dad or from work.

This Mercury hat is my current go-to hat, I've abused this thing when I worked at Bass Pro. Sun faded and sweat stained, it's very comfortable.

This hat got me a lot of jelly at Bass Pro, everybody in the shop kept trying to steal it.
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>> No. 17364 ID: 79b400
I like the Dyncorp hat.

What's up with the leather flat cap? You into S&M with 19th century paper boys?
>> No. 17365 ID: 52ed6e
No, he's just a terrible-looking hipster faggot.
>> No. 17367 ID: fd0828
I've never been a hat guy mostly because I wear something like a size 7 3/4 fitted ball cap. The ol' dome is just too big for most one-size-fits-all hats to actually fit without causing a headache, tearing up the hat or looking dumb.
>> No. 17376 ID: 79b400
I'm happy I'm 7 1/8. It's a pretty common size.

I feel weird without a hat, I love having a cover. I don't know if it's bad for me, like if it causes hair loss or something. So far so good, healthy and thick hair. It's why I got $900 the one time I sold my hair.
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My current go to headwear for day to day stuffs.

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14174 No. 14174 ID: d6e397 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I bought a 9mm Shield probably 3 weeks ago now, and it's been collecting dust because I haven't gotten around to finding a proper holster for it or even broken it in yet. I think I'm finally going to nut up and go get a proper carry permit and start carrying inside city limits vs keeping my .380 bodyguard in a pocket holster inna car.

The thing is that I'm woefully inexperienced with IWB holsters, I can list off a few high end companies, and that's aboot it.

I started looking at the original Alien Gear holsters because of a link I saved off of OPchan from months ago, but it looks like they have a new version that they claim is better using neoprene stuff instead of leather. Researching what little I could on that, I found some references to the StealthGear Onyx which looks like a jacked up Gucci equivalent, but it's significantly more expensive at $105 shipped. I'm definitely willing to pay for quality, but I don't want to drop $100 on something and find out it's all flash and no substance.

So anywho, any experience with either of those? Any company or different style suggestions? Anything helps.


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>> No. 15672 ID: 9eea57
A good belt will cost you some dosh. But it means you won't need to spend money for a good long while on another one if you buy right.
>> No. 15674 ID: cd49aa
Yeah, I figure that. I'm really liking the Maxpedition belt the poster above you mentioned. I might jump on that when I have the opportunity.
>> No. 15696 ID: 457a14
>Little bit of a follow up since this thread was resurrected just liek babby jeezus.
Is that frowned upon? I find it best to use an existing thread if what I want to say is covered by the thread's topic, even if said thread is... oh, shit. Last July? God damn, this is a slow board!
>> No. 15697 ID: cd49aa
Same here. If I can necrobump an old discussion that fits my needs, I'd rather do that.
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Belgian Browning Hi-Power holster.
Yeah, more expensive than a nylon or other type of plastic form-fitting holster, but much more stylish.

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17270 No. 17270 ID: a615a8 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Mods, I wasn't sure whether this or /k/ would be the proper place for this. If this isn't appropriate here then by all means delete it and let me know where you would prefer I put it. Thanks.

I recently received this sling (pic related). It came in a plastic baggie. I would like to try it out, at least, maybe at the range to help me decide whether I want to buy a better one, but I'm not even sure how to assemble it. The manufacturer (or, rather, importer) has nothing on their web page about it. Nor can I find so much as a video review showing how you actually put all the individual parts together and put them on the gun.

Thanks in advance.

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17110 No. 17110 ID: 83d63c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ancient footwear, moccasins and homemade shoes.
Anyone ever make authentic footwear for costumes or ancient-style tournament/dueling/fighting events?
From hobnailed Roman sandals to wooden sabots to army boots, having the correct shoe can really complete the look if done right or be the focus of scorn if you try to wear modern tennis shoes with your ancient-style armor.

- Medieval ghillie brogues. These ancient lace-up slippers have evolved to shoes without tongues that lace up around the leg for traditional Scottish and Irish dress.
Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog. The word "brogue" came into English in the late sixteenth century. It comes from the Old Irish bróg "shoe", which itself stems from the Old Norse "brók" meaning "leg covering". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogue_shoe
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>> No. 17120 ID: 83d63c
  Ancient shoes - with tales of falling over https://youtu.be/-3qTniJsoEg
In this video, I (Lindybeige) share my experiences of falling over in various forms of authentic period footwear. The materials available to the ancients for footwear were nowhere near as good as modern plastics and rubbers for shoe souls.

Lindybeige: a channel of archaeology, ancient and medieval warfare, rants, swing dance, travelogues, evolution, and whatever else occurs to me to make.
>> No. 17121 ID: 83d63c
  Fighting shoes - authentiboots and pattens https://youtu.be/xlcd0B0cVqU
The second of my authentiboot-related videos, this time dealing with the issue of how much difference leather-soled boots make to footwork in combat, and how much better modern materials are for shoe soles. Modern rubbers and plastics are grippy, hard-wearing, flexible, and waterproof. The ancients had nothing that was all those things.

Link to 'Living in the Past' : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_in_the_Past_(TV_series) This is credited with being the world's first 'reality TV' programme. It was the most efficient piece of television ever made (at least at the time) measured in terms of cost of production to viewing figures ratio. I am very jealous of the people who got to do this. It is amazing that there are not opportunities to do this today. I'm sure that that there are many people willing to give it a try.

Living in the Past (1978 Iron Age reality tv) - part 1 https://youtu.be/2e7ZLWz3UMw
In 1978 12 adults and 3 children were selected from around 1000 volunteers for the first 'reality tv' series by living for a year on an Iron Age farm as Iron Age people. This film looks back at the original shows and what has happened to them in the 30 years since then.
>> No. 17122 ID: 83d63c
  How to make moccasins part 1 https://youtu.be/R1jiJ4qsdVk
>> No. 17123 ID: 83d63c
  How to make moccasins part 2 https://youtu.be/0zcpUz3Q6Fo
>> No. 17124 ID: 83d63c
Just watched this, divided up into six parts, but here it is in one 59 minute video (but the audio is poor):
IRON AGE REALITY - LIVING IN THE PAST - Discovery History Science (full documentary) https://youtu.be/V0cfOQ13AuM

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15608 No. 15608 ID: 333732 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Can anyone identify his sunglasses?
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16980 No. 16980 ID: d07150 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So after wearing one in Afghanistan and now with living in Virginia where quite a few people open carry I can't help but wonder why drop leg holsters aren't more popular.

I mean walking and running they are a little awkward at first but so long as everything is adjusted correctly it shouldn't move around on you. I wore one every single flight I did in Afghanistan and it never came out of place.

For everything else (sitting, standing, bending over, etc) it is more comfortable. The draw, at least for me, is much more comfortable and while I'm sure it is slower I never noticed at the range.

Anyone here have any ideas on why it seems to be a .mil only thing?

Pic is what I would one day like for my BHP but the guy who made it seems to be out of business.
>> No. 16981 ID: bec165

>Anyone here have any ideas on why it seems to be a .mil only thing?

Because they're stupid unless you're wearing bulky armor that restricts access to your waist, or would get in the way of you having to quickly don the armor on or off (if you're wounded, or it's time to suit up and get moving quick)

Go run with one on, go walk through doorways, go try to draw while seated in a vehicle. A proper holster and belt that supports the weapon (especially a heavier fully loaded double stack, 1911, big wheel gun) you will notice the weight very quickly. I usually notice a thigh rig/drop leg is either too tight and gets fatiguing/annoying, or too loose where it flops around and gets annoying.

Well, at least you can think on the bright side, they make an awesome tourniquet if you get shot in that leg, as they tend to cut off circulation anyway! And they make you look like a huge mallninja faggot.
>> No. 16982 ID: c1c101
What Revived says is exactly right and especially with my limited experience, I don't have anything to add to it.

I can offer an alternative, though. I run a Safariland holster on my battle belt, and it's attached to my belt using the low ride Universal Belt Loop (UBL) option. It doesn't ride as low as a thigh holster, but it puts it (for me) at a level that offers most of the same benefits. Comfortable and out of the way for the most part and should clear anything your shoulders clear, stays very stable at all times. The downside is it doesn't necessarily work great when you're sitting in a chair with arms or a car seat. It's not terrible but not great either. But, like I said, it's the best alternative I've found to a thigh rig. Clears waist length jackets, backpacks, armor carriers (not an issue for me anyway), stuff like that.
>> No. 16989 ID: 08f745
You were effectively working statically with wear of that holster. You weren't patrolling, you had a workspace that was the size of what, a 20 foot conex? Try doing a walk/run for 12 miles with one.

The only reason to use a dropleg is if you have mandatory equipment requirements that preclude being able to access effectively with a low-ride hip holster, or absolutely no other option.

They're awkward, they're unwieldly, and they're horrible for real field use as a general rule.

Low crawling, they're in the dirt where/when a hip holster isn't.

If you have to RUN with them, they're even worse. They're horrible if you cinch them down to where they don't move, because now you're restricting circulation on that leg. They make your uniform bunch up and pinch. They are absolutely despicable for long distance wear, as they're going to literally wear a hole in your leg.

They are also a safety hazard as they can get hung up easier than anything else other than a slung rifle if you happen to have a shit hover and can't rotate fully on the rope due to the airframe shifting when fastroping, and they can cause issues parachuting.

For civilian use, they're even worse due to the fact that you can't draw seated if you're driving.

The draw is slower. Significantly, actually.
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>> No. 16990 ID: dda126
>Pic is what I would one day like for my BHP but the guy who made it seems to be out of business.

If you ever had to run with that thing that 1911 would come flying out just like the spaghetti would come flying out of your pockets as you have to explain to your buddies why you need them to help you look for your obsolete "pistol."

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Goggles for dogs --doggles?

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