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    "The Tactical Douchebagnus"

    Came across this on the Internet (Death Valley). Darn if it doesn't sound like a bunch of people I have met:

    TACTICAL COMMENTARY: You Are Not a Navy SEAL Sneaking up on Someone, so When You Say

    This is a common affliction affecting many people in the tactical community going back as long as I can remember. It is sort of the same thing as guys who carry 148 rounds of ammo and 3 pistols everyday “just in case they have to get it on in on some sort of epic gun-battle at Starbucks where they burn through 5 mags.

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    Yep, I've learned how to hold my breath for 2 days so they won't hear me breathing when I'm sneaking up on them! Also, you have to control you blinking as they will pick up that sudden movement!
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    Normally this would not have stuck in my mind but like 3 days before another guy said he didn’t like one of my knives because it had a stainless blade that “would be too visible in the dark”. He is a blond guy who runs down the roads in Iraq in a 30 truck convoy in huge pick-up trucks with his PMC’s name written down the side. I was like “sure dude, they will never see you coming if you got a blacked-out blade”
    My biggest annoyance is the people who say they won't own stainless guns or knives because they'll reflect light at night.

    Pretty sure your muzzle blast is going to be MORE of a give away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsee11789 View Post
    My biggest annoyance is the people who say they won't own stainless guns or knives because they'll reflect light at night.

    Pretty sure your muzzle blast is going to be MORE of a give away.
    That's not as bad as the "I don't want night sights, because if the Tango has a buddy behind me, he will see them" crowd.

    Oddly, I never once worried about opening some velcro, and it being too loud. If you are sneaking somewhere, there is no need to reload.

    And yes, I have done just a patrol or two off the internet.
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    Velcro is too loud,so are bean farts and they were putting beans in C-Rats before they ever invented velcro
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    Run a lighter across the hooks side quickly. Quietens it right down. Could care less about the velcro on my mag holder. It was the velcro on my deer hunting stuff. Deer don't like it.

    I don't like black blades because I hand sharpen my knives. Shows too much.

    Does that make me Tacti-care-less.
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    i never worry about that stuff, I have blacked out blades because I like blacked out blades. I picked the all black pistol for work because I think it looks stupid to have a sliver or shiny slide on a gun when I am wearing all black or brown because I think it looks tacky in uniform, out of uniform I like the shiny stuff in nice leather. My EDC has shiny laminate wood grips and is silver. I think its pretty so i bought it. My duty gear is nylon not shiny black because I am more comfy in nylon. I know a few guys who worked with me who had to have all the new tacticool gear. One of my supervisors at Blue Line had his LT bars and supervisor name tape sewn onto his uniform so the shine of the rank wouldn't tell em where his collar was. Dosen't help much if you have shiny silver buttons and a shiny silver badge on your uniform dude. If its what you like get it, if not don't get it. Don't try to rationalize it with its more tactically sound in a situation. Get the gear you like, don't try to be a ninja. Sheesh, it gets annoying when people act like spec ops ninjas.
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    That page is full of awesome!
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    Both my handguns are black, so are my holsters. Not to sound like a Mall Ninja, but I do believe that the flat black coloring is just a little more beneficial to the way I dress. Also, if I DO have to draw my weapon at night, in a parking lot, I would much rather it not pick up stray lights as I'm drawing. I want my "get back" and my muzzle flash to be the only real indication that I am armed.

    I do not dislike shiny guns. I would love to get a nice, stainless 1911. But, they are expensive, and my black weapons were less expensive than the shiny/two tone versions.
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    I don't like velcro just because it always gets caked up with crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    Both my handguns are black, so are my holsters. Not to sound like a Mall Ninja, but I do believe that the flat black coloring is just a little more beneficial to the way I dress. Also, if I DO have to draw my weapon at night, in a parking lot, I would much rather it not pick up stray lights as I'm drawing. I want my "get back" and my muzzle flash to be the only real indication that I am armed.

    I do not dislike shiny guns. I would love to get a nice, stainless 1911. But, they are expensive, and my black weapons were less expensive than the shiny/two tone versions.
    I remember back in the 80's a huge debate about the "shiny" stainless vs. "non-reflective" blued guns (well revolvers).

    I distinctly remember the results of a study but not the author (it WAS the 80's). The gist of it was that a blued handgun actually reflects more light than a comparable stainless gun.

    Of course, this was when blued meant polished and stainless was becoming matte.

    It all boils down to personal preference. The newer "black" finishes protect as well as stainless and blackened stainless is available if that's what you like. I just hate cleaning traditional blued firearms because I worry about marring the finish, but I wipe down the few blued guns I do have with a silicon cloth (OK the stainless too). YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I don't like velcro just because it always gets caked up with crap.

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    Gosh, JD, I knew Marines were tough, but I never imagined they were so tough that they could confuse velcro with Charmin!
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    Ok maybe its me but if I was those guys, being obvious with load helicopters and trucks I would want the flashiest thing I could get. Be like dam look at me I’m on a copper/ truck/ boat ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Gosh, JD, I knew Marines were tough, but I never imagined they were so tough that they could confuse velcro with Charmin!
    Just don't ask what I had to use to wet my sponge when I needed to solder something "in country"

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