Hate for ACU?

Discussion in 'US Army Special Operations' started by WillardKurtz, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. RackMaster

    RackMaster Nasty-Dirty-Canuck Vetting Staff

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    Gay! More noise. :rolleyes: I like our old fashioned buttons and strings to pull in the waist and bottom. lol If you get grabbed, your zipper busts and all you have is gay noisy velcro. lol
     
  2. pardus

    pardus Moderating Staff

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    Velcro sucks ass IMO, zips arent too bad, you do have to use them quietly though.
     
  3. Paddlefoot

    Paddlefoot flying under the radar Verified Military

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  4. QC

    QC 1 CDO Verified SOF

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    SEEN...no flowers on the cams.
     
  5. demo18c

    demo18c Special Forces Verified SOF

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    posting pic wasnt approves...
     
  6. RB

    RB Special Forces Verified SOF

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    Boots...

    and lovin those Merrills (COS) footwear...another part of lookin cool but more importantly, they're more comfortable than any issue boots.......imo......lol..:2c:....;)
     
  7. RackMaster

    RackMaster Nasty-Dirty-Canuck Vetting Staff

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    Almost all my personal footwear and non standard duty footwear are Merrills, I find they fit my feet the best and are fucking comfy. :D My standard duty boots are not the normal standard. ;) They're light and fairly comfortable, good garrison boots for all seasons.

    Rocky 8" Men's Portland Lace-to-Toe

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  8. pardus

    pardus Moderating Staff

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    Whats with the gloves? :uhh:
     
  9. Pete031

    Pete031 Leave.... Verified SOF Support

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    I wear these in Canada... And I have a nice pair of Lowa's for overseas.
    As for the Gloves.... Mechanix are just really decent gloves. Alot of dudes wear them. All of the ones I have seen, have writing and bright colors all over them.
     

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  10. demo18c

    demo18c Special Forces Verified SOF

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    Throughout an school i found out that mechanix gloves are one of the best shooting gloves FOR ME. I had problems with grip and feel with other gloves. On the flat range when transitioning from primary to secondary my draw was faster and i was on target without any slippage.<<<is that a word...lol... For me i can feel the slack being taking out as i presented. Plus they are like only 24 dollars. Before leaving the States I tried to find the all black ones but couldnt find them. If i was in the woods sneaking and peaking i wouldnt wear them.
     
  11. soraflair

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    Compair this (MARPAT)
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    To ACU
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    Which blends in better? Which makes less noise? (Marpat still uses buttons)
     
  12. car

    car Old NCO (Ret) Rest In Peace

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    Well, certainly not the dude profiling himself on the horizon.
     
  13. pardus

    pardus Moderating Staff

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    Roger that, I might check some out for myself, cheers.

    I think the desert MARPAT is the best desert cam out there at the moment. :2c:
     
  14. 275ANGER!

    275ANGER! Angry Member Verified SOF

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    Hate...Hate...Hate! I was confused :confused: when we got a care manuel/card with the ACU issue, what a waste of money! But I must say the Tan Beret looks good with the uniform.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Combat_Uniform
     
  15. surgicalcric

    surgicalcric Special Forces Verified SOF

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    You guys really need to give the velcro=noise subject a rest. This subject has been beaten to death here.

    Crip
     
  16. pardus

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    I thought I seen it still breathing, just making sure ;)

    Operation in a jungle environment were noise discipline is second to none and hearing velco break that discipline time and time again I think it's an important issue.
    Admittedly one that isn't going to change while there are bureaucrats issuing the gear, ah well...
     
  17. car

    car Old NCO (Ret) Rest In Peace

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    Well, you guys all look fabulous in the tan beret...:D
     
  18. RackMaster

    RackMaster Nasty-Dirty-Canuck Vetting Staff

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    I've heard the Blackhawks are really good boots. When I was sent out to the local supplier to try on different boots, they weren't available. I tried on a pair of Magnum Stealth's at the time as well but they didn't feel like they would give me enough support for ankle roll and it felt like my foot was always sliding forward in the boot. The Rocky's give me a comfortable, solid fit and for use in garrison or mild field use they are great.

    It is an excellent desert cam but I think it might be on par with our desert CADPAT, not better. ;) lol

    The tan beret always looks good and gives you that little extra something that helps you stand taller and straighter no matter what uniform you wear.
     
  19. surgicalcric

    surgicalcric Special Forces Verified SOF

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    I am in the jungle where I am and my mod'd BDUs have velcro on the arm pockets. If I am worried about the noise I should probably have my finger on the trigger instead of in a pocket...

    Crip
     
  20. pardus

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    Night routine is the main time it will be an issue, and in really close country you have no idea what is 6ft in front of you. Pers must be absolutely silent the entire time you are tactical from the moment you are dropped off to the moment you reembark.

    I don't know how you guys operate so you might have more leeway than our way, do you guys still patrol with transistor radios? :D
     

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