Gear Query Thread

Since the last guys who had these threads all seem to be murder victims or something, let’s have a

GEAR QUERY THREAD

Post all your questions about gear, gear accessories, and the weather in Billings

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BUMP

    A used pickup and a 2 bedroom ranch in Billings is my idea of paradise

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How's the weather in Billings?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Smelly like Mike

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHERE ALL MY 75th RANGERS AT

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not here tbqh.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Better not be

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Opinions about Chinese body armor?
    Pic rel. is a SK4 plate allegedly sold on Amazon for around 250 Euros. From the Vieos Ive seen the hold up quite good even against Mosin rounds. So I was thinking about getting 2 plates because even those plates are going to protect me better than the best plate I cant afford. Same with some high-cut FAST Helmets they go around 500 and have a Chinese/European certificate.
    I guess its better than nothing and good enough for larping. I can always upgrade later when I have the money.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chinese body armor is shit but not nearly as shitty as the child murdering organized criminals who make up the enlisted ranks of the 75th ranger regiment.

      Never thought I would want to spit on an American soldier but being spat on is too good for them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ???

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Safariland level 4 plates sell for 250€ per plate in Europe, dude.
      That being said, dont. Unless you plan on competing in some brutality matches where gear like this is required to enter you are just throwing money away. Guns, ammo and training come way before plates.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where can I find them or other certified plates?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It can stop Mosin rounds
      Meaningless, 7.62x54r isn’t a high standard unless it’s B-32, in which case it’s slightly above M2AP (level 4). There’s hotter rounds of course, but I doubt those are on Amazon.
      You want to check for cheat plates; which are foam rings that reduce the effectiveness on the outer layer.
      Look for NIJ or some other certification of the armor.
      Uarmprotection sells some pretty good body armor around your price range; I’d encourage you to check them out once the war is over (I don’t like Ukraine).
      Pertaining to helmets, oddly enough Militech produces some good helmet options. I haven’t researched it but according to Oxide they preform pretty well in the tests he’s seen. They offer a helmet with up armor that can stop rifle rounds, which is pretty cool. However; I’d recommend you poor fagging it and just dealing with a full cut PASGT style helmet for like $80-$100 bucks if you need it now.
      >Upgrade later with more money
      Bad mentality; the rule is “buy once cry once”. Buy good the first time unless you think war is coming.
      In the mean time; a gym membership is more valuable then Gucci gear (you need to lug your gear). Get good at lifting and rucking

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats the consensus on polymer mag pouches like the HSGI polymer pouches? They seem pretty nice for reindexing, multi caliber, etc. but I'm afraid it'll break easily.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Posting in a proper gear thread
    R8 my loadout PrepHole

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pheasant poacher/10

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not peasant poacher

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Whatever, pheasant poacher

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what kind of knife is that

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is PrepHole's thoughts on fox tactical as a brand? I got their advanced mountaineering pack a long ass time ago and I've only had minor issues w it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its shit bro get anything else instead

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    creepy as fuck, shit looks almost like it's covered in eyes.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not sure if this is the spot to ask. can anyone help me id wtf I have here?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >made in italy
      that's an italian smg anon

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found an opscore fast higu cut for 800 euros size M/L

    Is it a good price?

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do french and italian luxury goods makers only cater for pooskins

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best way to run this setup? Beez ELPC, pouches, and hydration pack, E.I. H-Harness, Safariland Holster, and IFAK. Probably getting some binoculars soon. Best things to add? Best placement? Just throw away the H-Harness and get a modern setup like a reasonable person?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would make sure you get some lightweight and stowable binos some can be pretty bulky and cumbersome for what they are.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you wearing a harness over a plate carrier? big oof if so

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tell me more.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          wearing harness over plate carrier bad

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are there better options to pair with the ELPC or is something like a Slickster just far and ahead the best option these days?

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any sewing anons here? I would like to here your tips on how to get started and how you got into it. I'm thinking about taking off the gp and radio pouches on my condor rig.

    General bump question, what part of your rig would you consider underrated?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That the tap is slim with its 1 row integrated mag pouches

    • 4 weeks ago
      Daydream

      Buy beat up surplus pouch and carefully take them apart. Take note on the trends you see. Eventually you will notice the methods used. Additionally watch YouTube gear making videos. They don't need to be tutorials. Watch the operators and take notes of their movements and tools

      I grew tired of mindlessly consuming gear. A lost friend got me into it indirectly at the peak of my boredom

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the best looking way to carry G3 mags?
    Ideally it'd also be somewhat comfy and practical but I've already gone with a 10lbs rifle without any accessory rails so its pretty safe to say I'm leaning more towards aesthetics than practicality. Currently have picrel for the gun.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      old molle woodland double mag pouches for m16 will hold a single g3 mag

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good to know, I have a few of those lying around. Just tried and they also fit into the similarly made coyote Eagle surp double m16 mag pouches too, albeit with a little more force.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are the most comfortable, highest quality Plate Carriers for sale in Canada?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dont bother

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          canada gay

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Eastern Canada is gay for sure, Western Canada is better then America

            • 4 weeks ago
              Daydream

              Very bold claim

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              western canada is china

              Are there better options to pair with the ELPC or is something like a Slickster just far and ahead the best option these days?

              It's like, what are you trying to do? seems like you want to combine a low profile PC thats not meant to be worn with ammo, and is meant to be concealed, and then completely undo that by wearing a harness. Probably better to just yeet both the elpc and the harness and get a plate carrier that you can put mag pouches on

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                British Columbia does not fall under Western Canada, you're right, it's a Chinese colony

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh you think alberta and saskatchewan are immune to the chink creep? Conservatives aren't immune to chink money. Soon, you will all be chineses

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Surprised you actually know our provinces tbh

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shockingly, I can read maps. I know most of /gq/ shuns land nav, but I am an outlier

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The basic idea was to have something I could wear concealable or at least with a low profile on its own, and then have the harness for situations which require extra utility. Now I'm wondering if it might be better to get a good battle belt and have all the pouches there, or, as you said save the ECPC for those "concealed PC and CC" situations, and get a more standard PC for a full load out.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm gonna blow your mind with the concept of swift clips: get a plate carrier, and then get a chest rig that can clip onto the carrier

                harness over plate carrier is aids, long ago I had to do that with the old LBVs and old IBAs in the army and it sucked cock

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It really depends on the person. The average Canadian is pretty gay but the non gay ones usually become based as a result.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              even the ones that dont seem gay are still gay

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ferro Concepts is gtg, I personally replaced my Slickster with an Lv119 Overt that is a bit more comfy imo, not entirely sure if canucks can get spiritus stuff though.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What should I get a 223 or 556 bolt action? I can't decide.

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