Stuck at home on a Fridaynight doing paperwork. Lets have a gear thread.
>Jerk off to other peoples kits
>Tell people what they do and don't need
Lets talk about last gear you got and gear you plan to add
>Last gear I got:
Silencerco Trifecta Flash Hider
>Shit I need:
NVG Helmet (with all the mount fixings)
Pouches for carrier
My operator shit is lacking
>Empty carrier with no pouches
>11.5" BCM SBR
>NVG with no mount
If I had to operate right now id be fucked
I need some sort of comms that will work under a protec bravo. Any suggestions?
One step at a time brother.
I defiantly need better NVGs, I just have a NV scope at the moment on my M1a.
You do realize there will be 20 anons here in 2 minutes to tell you to kill yourself for being that guy right?
Kits are great but what do you put under them? Well, let's find out!
>same shit different day
Working on several concurrent money laundering schemes to acquire a PVS-14 right now.
I've found that I need to cut more into the existing side cut outs on the protecs so my sordins don't interfere with the helmet as much, but it does work after a little bit of dremel application and some customizing of the crown pad.
>He's the hero /k/ deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
Damn. Now I want some Risotto.
This isn't an unboxing thread. I'll never understand those things, I got 2 /k/ related packages today but never thought to do an unboxing, I was too excited to take pictures and wait for anons to impress.
Well, go on, shit all over my choices.
what's the point of playing dress up SOF?
is it just another version of
You damn well better have made your own sauce!
Or my potato camera, whichever
Oh shit SKD gave you a 5hour energy too? If you look at my desk on the front corner the 5 hour is still there taken out of the package for tonight. Did you also get candy?
There it is! The post we've all been waiting for! Difference is, my kit enhances my training and allows me to do more drills due to being able to carry more mags, water, comms, etc. Also, armor is always nice to have while training or for worst case situations.
It was a 148.
My Green Jacket was in the wash. I also need a new camel-back bladder, and i need to fix my camo cover poncho thing.
Just started mine last week so nowhere near finished but here's what I've got
>LC1 combat field pack
>Condor recon chest rig
>Russian nugget clip poutch
>Bulgy 74 with 7 mags
>Izhmash nugget with 20 clips (6 in poutch)
Combat skills are perishable, have to keep training to stay effective. Train how you fight. I'm lucky enough to some private land where I can run different drills.
>Recommend me a new vest
omg dude you need to ask that question BEFORE you buy poorly engineered cheap bullshit.
Buy a triple mag pouch (double stacks, MOLLE) and a SDS FLC II.
FLCII link - https://www.entrygear(.)com/product.asp?id=BAE-S0007
Or hell dude be smart and put your pistol shit on a belt and use a bandolier for your AR mags.
Bandolier link - https://www.entrygear(.)com/product.asp?id=BAE-3110
>omg dude you need to ask that question BEFORE you buy poorly engineered cheap bullshit.
>Implying this isnt my brothers old ass cheap NCSTAR airshit getup
The links are greatly appreciated.
people are going to recommend plate carriers, there's merit to it. it's important that you go for the smallest plate carrier you can get, cheap works. We used $15 handmade ones in Afghanistan in 05 and they were perfect.
But if you're not going to buy plates in the future and you secretly know it, then go for lightweight + MOLLE over ALL OTHER DESIGNS. Looking cool doesn't matter. Being realistic does, remember that as you move forward :)
Posting my gear
Also, you might want to ditch the pot metal and get a kevlar, if not a bump helmet.
If you get a plate carrier make sure plates (ceramics not steel) are the next things you buy. If not, there are several chest rigs that come with both built-in and modular pouches.
And this >>23355176
Everyone starts somewhere bruv.
Does it make sense to carry as much ammo as possible or is a standard loadout of eight mags more sensible?
In that pic I have 20 AR mags on me, and 3 for ,y pistol. I figure too much is better than not enough, then again if I don't have a secure camp set up, I should carry everything I have.
this will be my primary weapon with my sig P220 as my handgun
7 rifle mags (210 rounds) is a standard combat load. I usually keep that on my kit and a few spares in an assault pack.
20 mags is only going to weigh you down heavily, the most I've ever carried on-kit on patrol was 15, and that was just because my Platoon SGT was fucking with me.
I like the look, the muzzle flash, and the weight makes it act as a compensator.
Carry 6 mags. 8 at MOST, but it's overkill. Extra mags go in the backpack/ruck.
Also don't forget a "dump pouch" to quickly place empty magazines in as you load fresh ones.
Another good site for legit gear is extremeoutfitters.us
Their store is outside of Lejeune in NC and is where all the local operators buy their shit
Steel is shit, seriously. Save up the extra 30$ and buy ceramics.
Texasbro again, this is my current gear plus a Bug out Bag not in the picture, just in case I need to make a hasty get away from commiefornia
Something other people didn't address about LBE vs PC. I had an LBE set first and then later bought a slick/low profile plate carrier and plates. It works well for choosing between have my my LBE's stuff, armor, and or both. I can even conceivably conceal my armor in a mediocre fashion. I also like bringing my LBE to the range, not to wear, but it has most of the stuff I would use there anyways already packed and I don't have to drag armor there too.
You should make a nametag that says galiLu and use that instead.
6+1 mags is considered the Army's basic combat load. Russians used at least 6 mags worth of ammo according to doctrine. People sometimes carry 11 or 12 on heavier loadouts among some combat arms. I train with 8+1. 2+1 pistol mags is pretty much the max I would ever carry. I generally don't carry a sidearm when I'm training, but the popular trend is to.
Add some water to your gear. Get out there and start using it. See what goes wrong and what you liked and keep on going from there. Check out other people's gear and compare for ideas. You've got a good start so far.
There are companies that now sell ceramics for pretty cheap, and they are level 4.
>nametag that says galiLu
How do you carry your Sig?
>How do you carry your Sig?
drop leg holster
I use that same chest rig for work. I did not expect it to last as long as it has. It was more a cheap and replaceable piece.
Never really had a lot of gear but I'm planning on piecing together a setup pretty soon. Any insight or criticism would be appreciated.
>generic battle belt
> ICE tactical suspenders
> either a camelbak h.a.w.g. or m.u.l.e.
And this is where I'm running into trouble. I was leaning towards the mule because I don't have a lot of shit to hump around, plus I'll have room for stuff on the battle belt. But then I'd rather have too much space than not enough so then i thought maybe I'd get the hawg. Anyone have any experience with either pack and how much they can realistically hold? It gives the volume on the website but it's tough to visualize. Also how well would the pack interface with the suspenders and battle belt? I think the mule has tuck away straps to hook on or something. Thanks!
Skip the belt, keep shit off your hips so you can run. Get a basic chest rig and a back pack. Your a civi, keep it simple, and light, unless you just want the gear for collecting, then go hog wiled.
I would recommend a TAG chest rig, and a sturdy back pack. The pack is for sustainment and the chest rig is for fighting, One can be dropped if needed for speed of movement, and it keeps things simple.
From a traditional Sicilian standpoint, you'd prepare the pasta and the sauce in separate containers and then combine the grain and the paste to make a dish, that is still not ready until you pour the remaining sauce over the combination. I would assume the same goes for your filthy northern dish. You would hardly call dry noodles a dish; the sauce is an integral part of the meal, not just something "prepared separately and then added"
I mean, I'm a Ginzo myself, but there isn't a sauce to put on a Risotto unless you're adding something like sage butter to it after the fact. I've been making Risotto for a long time and always just took it from the pan to plating.
Don't listen to that guy. A properly fitted battle belt is absolute sex for weight distribution even while running.
Thanks! I've been shooting for a while as well as going innawoods for camping and hunting but I've never really combined the two. I do a lot of trail running too and I'd like to start adding gear weight to my runs so I appreciate the battle belt advice. As far as sustainment, I'm leaning towards the mule to use in conjunction with my m 35 pack from kommando store. Do you think that would be enough or should I still go with the hawg? I'd not likely be out for more than a few days. Think innawoods challenge type things in the summer, spring and fall.
I was planning on just going with a cheap one anyway, maybe I'll give it a shot after all. It kind of hinges on whether the camelbak will work with those suspenders. I'd post a link but I'm on my phone and don't have my bookmarked pages
I think that would be enough, depends on what you decide you need to have on you. Main thing is keeping is light. As for the running, get your chest rig (whatever kind you decide on) and put weights or rocks in the pouches when you run to simulate a load out. Also if you dont want to run around town with a rig on for training, get a weight rig, you can find then at fitness stores, just straps to your chest and has small weights for work out purposes.
Forgot link, this is the rig i run, they always have the older versions on sale, very nice rig, and no china. I would recommend the type 2, over type 1 as it has extra molley on the front for more mags if you desire.