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Gryphon
2nd Mar 2002, 09:28 PM
For those of us who have duty gear, what have you got and what kind?

I'm pretty limited since my duty gear has to be company-issued, although I'm allowed a few extra things. Right now I wear:

(1) Black leather duty belt, 2 1/4"
(1) Nicholls dual speedloader pouch
(2) Safariland Comp II speedloaders (six each: .38 Special 125 gr Gold Dot JHP)
(1) Safariland 070 level III retention holster
(1) Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 Special revolver, heavy barrel
(1) Gerber Multiplier mutlitool (in nylon pouch)
(1) Streamlight Scorpion tactical flashlight (in nylon pouch)
(1) Twistlock radio holder
(1) Badge holder with badge

Everything in plain flat black (I never liked basketweave). You military types pipe up, I'm curious to see what you guys are forced to lug around. :)

Gholam
2nd Mar 2002, 09:49 PM
M16A1, Ephod, PASGT vest and helmet, 5 30rd mags (loaded to 29 rounds, all FMJ), 2 half-liter canteens (lifesaving stuff), bandage pack, a Motorola HT600 or HT1000 radio... that's about it, though extras are added sometimes (like when there's no HT600/1000 and only PRC-77... urk).

By the way Gryphon, don't you wear body armor?

Kibbles-N-Bits
2nd Mar 2002, 11:10 PM
- Size 10.5 black boots (meet all OSHA safety regulations)
- white socks, cushioned low-cut
- boxers
- 30" waist, 36" in-seam khaki pants (generally olive drab or grey)
- black t-shirt generally emblazoned with a screen-printed image or short remark
- black baseball cap
- 64" length black leather trenchcoat
- black/grey timberland back-pack, custom detailing by yours truly
- roughly 40 pounds of textbooks and other required crap
- sunglasses for any time I need to leave my house


Somehow, I manage to make it through the school day.. :p

Gryphon
2nd Mar 2002, 11:15 PM
Oh yeah, that's right!

(1) Second Chance SC229 level II body armor vest with 7x10" T-15 titanium armor plate :D

Gryphon
2nd Mar 2002, 11:20 PM
BTW Gholam, why only 29 rounds? Do you guys really not trust your mags that much, or is the Israeli military having budget cuts again? ;)

Gholam
2nd Mar 2002, 11:22 PM
It's to lenghten magazines' lives by reducing spring pressure... even so, after a while, floorplates bulge and fall out.

OICW
2nd Mar 2002, 11:24 PM
I always snigger when I hear the words "tactical flashlight".

Gholam
2nd Mar 2002, 11:27 PM
Galil mags are loaded to normal 35 rounds by the way, those things are practically indestructible - all-steel construction, reinforcing steel plating on the lips, etc. NEVER saw a damaged Galil mag, EVER.

Gryphon
2nd Mar 2002, 11:40 PM
I always snigger when I hear the words "tactical flashlight".Why you racist basta...oh, um, nevermind. And yes, I would consider this a tactical flashlight. When it's smaller than a Mini-Maglite but puts out 6700 candela, when its only switch is housed in the tailcap and is momentary/push-on, and a pair of batteries costs $16.00 but only last for an hour of continuous use, I'd say that qualifies as mostly a tactical light.

LifesBane[4C]
2nd Mar 2002, 11:48 PM
- 64" length black leather trenchcoat

Hahaha, shorty...that would only go down to about 7" below my knee :p

Kibbles-N-Bits
2nd Mar 2002, 11:50 PM
measuring it... I think its longer than what the tag says

Kibbles-N-Bits
2nd Mar 2002, 11:52 PM
No, its 64 inches. But when wearing it, you measure your height from the shoulders down. Skip your head and neck. So it seems much longer I guess.

Catalyst
2nd Mar 2002, 11:57 PM
- Woodland BDU
- Standard Issue LBV
- 3 M16 Mags (2/300,1/50) .2g
- SR-16(SR-15)
- Motorola 5200 Radio
- JT Specta Mask
- Nomex Flight Gloves
- Good ol' Doc Marten 10-holes

Yep, I'm airsoft :p

Kibbles-N-Bits
2nd Mar 2002, 11:58 PM
YAH! Airsoft rules! :D

jaunty
3rd Mar 2002, 05:34 AM
I've got 2 "loudouts" (sic). One winter, one summer.


*Winter

(1 pair) Black jeans, extra loose fit.
(1) Black trenchcoat (I think it's cotton, but it's thick, and heavy) that reaches about 3" above my ankles (makes it about 5'10" long)
(1 pair) Black leather boots that I picked up dirt cheap at an army surplus store.
(1 pair) Boxer shorts
(1 pair) Black socks
(1) Custom made knife. Modified SS replica knife. (Modelled after the 1941 issue dagger)

*Summer

(1 pair) Black shorts, extra long, extra loose fit.
(1) White shirt.
(1) T-shirt. Actually my school uniform dyed black.
(1 pair) Boxer shorts
(1 pair) socks.
(1 pair) ES Koston Mk1 grey/black shoes.
(1) Knife as above.

What can I say... I like black :p

Aeris
3rd Mar 2002, 09:17 AM
Ok... Someone fill me in. What the fu<b></b>ck is 'Duty Gear'?
Is this like the boy scouts but with guns or somn?

Gryphon
3rd Mar 2002, 05:12 PM
Exactly what it sounds like. The gear you use while you're on duty. :rolleyes:

Aeris
3rd Mar 2002, 05:14 PM
Yeah... but on duty for what!?

The_Fur
3rd Mar 2002, 05:20 PM
:con:

yurch
3rd Mar 2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Gryphon
You military types pipe up, I'm curious to see what you guys are forced to lug around.

Goat Fucker
3rd Mar 2002, 06:50 PM
Well since i dont work with anything demanding duty gear (seeing how i am unemployed), i'll list my Black Blockade combat uniform instead.

1) Black moped helmet
2) Black ski-mask
3) Black clouthes, long sleeves and legs, prefably thick fabrik
4) Black leather jacket
5) Black leather fingerless gloves
6) Combat boots, allso black
7) Ammunition in the shape of beer, its full when we leave, its ammo when we arive
8) A small blade, will gut anything or anyone if used with skill, still legal if gaught
9) 5 killo's worth of home made newspaper armour, stuck on with gaffer tape (and yes, it works)
10) sometimes issued= Molotov cocktails and a crowbar

What is a Black Blockade? why only the punk weapon of choice, whenever we need to show the bastards in parlament that you can only push the people so far, and no more, one is held, it is basically a demonstration, only one that is intended to become a riot later, it is to show them that the people are not shep you can do with as you please.

A good example would be my Sig, which is a picture taken at a Black Blockade in 99 or 00 IIRC, im somewhere in the middle of that mob...

OICW
4th Mar 2002, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by jaunty
I've got 2 "loudouts" (sic). One winter, one summer.


*Winter

(1 pair) Black jeans, extra loose fit.
(1) Black trenchcoat (I think it's cotton, but it's thick, and heavy) that reaches about 3" above my ankles (makes it about 5'10" long)
(1 pair) Black leather boots that I picked up dirt cheap at an army surplus store.
(1 pair) Boxer shorts
(1 pair) Black socks
(1) Custom made knife. Modified SS replica knife. (Modelled after the 1941 issue dagger)

*Summer

(1 pair) Black shorts, extra long, extra loose fit.
(1) White shirt.
(1) T-shirt. Actually my school uniform dyed black.
(1 pair) Boxer shorts
(1 pair) socks.
(1 pair) ES Koston Mk1 grey/black shoes.
(1) Knife as above.

What can I say... I like black :p

Is it me or are you missing your Glock 33 :p

jaunty
4th Mar 2002, 03:10 AM
No, not missing it. Left it out intentionally. Only listed what's carried.

Grunt11Bravo
4th Mar 2002, 10:06 AM
Used to carry/wear:

Winter:

BDU, Woodland Camo, (heavy set)
Combat boots, black (old style, not the speedlace ones)
Gortex CWS, jacket, Woodland Camo
Webbelt
H-style LBE straps
2 M16 ammo pouchs
Magazines, M16, x7 (29 rounds per)
1st Aid Pouch w/pressure bandage
1 Qt. Canteen x 4
Butt pack, canvas, (contained enough MREs & poogie bait for 3 days)
Knife, Coldsteel SRK, personal

Summer:

Replace the uniform w/summer BDUs. AKA Rip-stop
Replace boots w/jungle boots
Gortex CWS jacket w/o liner


That was my duty gear for the most part. And then there's the mission critical gear depending on what position I was in at the time.

Zundfolge
4th Mar 2002, 12:23 PM
Not exactly for "duty" but I'm often found wearing an Action Direct Defender (belly band)...
http://www.action-direct.com/def-m2.jpg

however since it's starting to show some wear (and get all stretchy) I'm gonna go ahead and order myself a Milt Spark's Versa-Max II

http://www.miltsparks.com/images/Photos/VM-2_button.jpg

or a Watch Six Dual Talon

http://www.miltsparks.com/images/Photos/WS-DT_button.jpg
http://www.miltsparks.com/


Oh yeah ... I also have on order a Waldon "Scorpion" hoster for IDPA
http://www.waldonholsters.com/wwwwaldon/OpenT/Image1.jpg
http://www.waldonholsters.com/
(which should be finished any time now)


No, I'm not a fan of Kydex :p

Although I'll probalby get a Kydex magazine carrier for IDPA

shadowkil
4th Mar 2002, 01:04 PM
Hehe. I'm getting a Bladetech Kydex IWB to replace my Uncle Mike's soft IWB.

St0rmcaller
4th Mar 2002, 01:44 PM
Thanks to grunt, for doing most of my typing for me. :D



Combat boots, black (old style, not the speedlace ones)
50/50 Cotton/Nylon Camoflauge Utilities. Becuase RipStop Suck!
Marine Corps Soft cover
Webbelt
Load Bearing Vest consists of:
- 6 M-16A2 Magazines
- Compass
- Leatherman (Not exactly issue)
- Electrical tape (Many uses!)
- Earplugs
- Bayonet (Damn sharp. I call her, Sally :D)
2 M16 magazine pouches (Total of 6 magazines, and 4 M-67)
Buttpack (contains either box ammo for a SAW, or 4 more magazines for M-16, with a bandolier)
1st Aid Pouch
1 Qt. Canteen x 2
personal bayonet for "the unexpected not so friendly passerby"
E-Tool
Interceptor Body Armor
Kevlar Brain Bucket.

I'm sure there is more I'm forgetting...

=CreepingShadow=
4th Mar 2002, 02:09 PM
Well I am into survival gear, so it relates.

-British Kevlar Helmet
-US Woodland and Subdued Urban Camo
-Kevlar and Nomex Black Balaclavas
-GI Goggles w/2 Anti-Laser Brown&Green Lens
-Kevlar Glove liners
-Homemade Ghuille Suit
-Sniper Veil
-Rocky Boots w/800 grams Thinsulate
-German thick Rubberized Poncho
-Polypropelene undergarment
-Mil Spec Wool Sweater
-Large ALICE Bugout
-US Duffel converted to a Backpack
-3 medium sized camo waist pouches [food/first aid]
-Black [Jungle] Altama boots
-Gore-Tex oversocks
-British Wool Gaitors
-Alta Tactical Knee/Elbow Pads
-USAF survival knife
-Machete
-Folding Shovel
-Various saws
-Skinning Knife
-Sterling Climbing Rope
-Israeli Canteens w/cover
-German 3-piece Mess Kit
-Emergency Strobe light
-16 piece Pocket Survival Tool w/ Pliers
-NATO wire cutters
-Signaling Mirror
-Steiner 8x30 Binoculars
-Russian Gen I Monocular Nightvision [needs no batteries]
-Infrared lens for MagLight w/custom Helmet attach.
-Nighthawk Microlight
-Crookneck Mil Flashlight
-Pump Flashlight [needs no batteries]
-Tritium Lensatic Compass
-Magellan GPS 310
-Emergency Blanket
-3 German Wool Mil Blankets
-Trip Wire for traps
-Snare Wire
-550 Para Survival Cord
-Trioxane fuel
-Petroleum Jelly dipped Cotton [Tinder]
-Wax dipped [Fireproof] matches
-Blastmatch/Magnesium/Flint firestarters
-Microcrystalline 50 hr. Candles
-Water Steritabs and Filter
-Dental Kit/Floss
-Snakebite and Tick Extractor
-1997 bought MRE's
-Granola bars/Hi Carb-Protein Bars
-Dehydrated foods
-Vitamins
-Mainstay [Ark III] Emergency Food/Water Rations

This is about half the list.

[Edit: Various books by Ken Abaygo, Ragnar, etc. on survival, improvised weapons, traps, evasion, edible and medicinal plants- extremely important]

St0rmcaller
4th Mar 2002, 05:26 PM
Uh.... I don't think he meant everything under the ****ing sun that you own. :D

OICW
5th Mar 2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by St0rmcaller
Thanks to grunt, for doing most of my typing for me. :D



Combat boots, black (old style, not the speedlace ones)
50/50 Cotton/Nylon Camoflauge Utilities. Becuase RipStop Suck!
Marine Corps Soft cover
Webbelt
Load Bearing Vest consists of:
- 6 M-16A2 Magazines
- Compass
- Leatherman (Not exactly issue)
- Electrical tape (Many uses!)
- Earplugs
- Bayonet (Damn sharp. I call her, Sally :D)
2 M16 magazine pouches (Total of 6 magazines, and 4 M-67)
Buttpack (contains either box ammo for a SAW, or 4 more magazines for M-16, with a bandolier)
1st Aid Pouch
1 Qt. Canteen x 2
personal bayonet for "the unexpected not so friendly passerby"
E-Tool
Interceptor Body Armor
Kevlar Brain Bucket.

I'm sure there is more I'm forgetting...

I thought that in order to wear a Brain Bucket, a Marine must have a brain to protect :p

I'm sure Stormcaller knows the stigma of being a US Marine...but it could be much worse- you could be a member of the Pakistani Maines :D

Iceman
5th Mar 2002, 10:54 AM
Ok this is my standard 'Loadout'......

(1 Pair) Black jeans or other black pants
(1) Black shirt
(1) Black Jacket
(1 Pair) Size 11 boots
(1 Pair) Black Socks
(1) 'Flick' Knife
(3) Size 7 Detonators
(1) Two feet of Fuse wire
(1) Cigarette Lighter
(1) Packet of cigarettes

Iceman.