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What tactical gear are you guys using?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by alfred10, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. alfred10

    alfred10

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    What vests, holsters etc are you guys using and why? I noticed most dont even wear canteens anymore. I like them b.c they will work if you get a hole in your cammelback. I want to buy one full set of gear to train in. Prefer it to match USMC digital woodland. Im thinking I can blend old woodland and multicam. I am asking because I noticed that very few people attach their web belt to their harness. Not sure if I want a plate carrier since I prob wouldnt be able to wear plates in a SHTF situation with a loaded cfp 90. What do you guys use when you shoot prone?
    Will any USGI issue pack be stronger than the steel framed CFP90? I want to train hard in this gear every other week. My military buddies want me to train with them. I will also take some classes with this stuff. Looking to set it up for an AK47. I want to wear a front plate but also want my gear to work without it if I have to ditch it on a long hike. I will prob we a stand alone since soft body armor wont work in the summer. Any fighting heavy enough for it wont be survived by me anyway. With that said, I really like the plate carrier but they might feel weird with no plates...
     
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    This should work just fine.
     
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    While I know this has to be a joke and not worth a reply, I picked this out of all of that to respond to:

    I'm sure the summers I've had to wear body armor were warmer than any summer you'll be wearing it.
     
  5. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    My urban commando gear consists of the following:
    • Columbia PFG shirt
    • Columbia khaki shorts
    • Sperry Billfisher shoes (or Rainbow flops)
    I've got my old issue LBV lying around, and if I really need to slip it on, well, it'll work just fine. :)
     
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    Columbia! Come on man!

    You need to upgrade to 5.11:faint:
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    This...
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    while wearing this...
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    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Cleary seeing the importance of staying properly hydrated is a benefit on your part. I just drink my own pee that way I dont have to carry the extra stuff. It leaves room to carry more cyanide tablets in case of capture.
     
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    I make my own personal use wear gear. Bellow is my setup for AK.

    Holster- Safariland 6004.

    Camelbacs work. Carry one in a good carrier or in a pack.
    I don't carry any water on my wear gear. It rides in my pack if I'm wearing one.

    Not sure what specific pack you are referring too when you say USGI issue because there are so many different packs out there but if you mean a medium or large ALICE, yes, they are quality packs and with a few improvements they excellent packs.
    Packs I own and use:
    USGI framed large Alice
    London Bridge Trading Ranger Jumpable three day pack.
    ATS Tactical Cobra backpack
    Camelbac H.A.W.G.

    You're asking a lot of questions here but I'm not exactly sure what you're asking.
    What exact type of training are planning on doing? Hiking/land nav? Live fire drills on a square range?
    What is the purpose of this training? Future career? SHTF? Fun?
    Gear is tailored to the mission. A little more info would be helpful.

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  10. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    Thank god I had already slipped into my 5.11 jammies with the tactical shart shield before opening this thread.
     
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    To give you a non BS answer. What time I'm in the woods, or out on the ATV I always use a Blackhawk pistol lanyard. Why? Last summer my buddy lost a G19 out of a SERPA holster. We finally found it about 3 days later, but let me tell you he was one sick SOB untill we found it! Now anytime I'm plowing through the brush or getting bounced around on a 4 wheeler I have my pistol dummy corded to me. YMMV.
     
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    You would probably get more serious replies in the survival forum....
     
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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Yeah- here in the lounge, you're running at about 75-80% BS answers in a thread like this.
     
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    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    Why don't you just enlist. Then you get all the tacticool stuff on the taxpayers bill. :wavey::cool:

    In all honestly though USMCsilver has the right idea, in SHTF situation you don't want to look like some guy who has a cache of supplies back home because you are running around in body armor, make shift fatigues, and a bunch of gear. SHTF is NOT going to be like Red Dawn, unless you just up and decide to run off in the woods, which alot of people will do, and then there will be a whole bunch of idiots out there playing army and you still will not be solitary.

    Best to just keep living as a normal member of society, stay out of bad neighborhoods, and carry concealed. If you must, keep an AR in your truck, and maybe have some body armor, but in all honestly drawn out gun fights are not going to be the norm. Any further on the matter and I direct you to FerFal's blog, as he is living through SHTF in Argentina right now. http://ferfal.blogspot.com/
     
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    Don't knock the PFG shirts, they're actually pretty comfy. Never know when tactical fishing will come in handy!