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Yet another 5.11 question! (Summary: What is 5.11?)

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    Man I like the looks of there vests. Is the lighter vest any cooler in the heat than the 511 vest?


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    Which 5.11 vest?

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    5.11 Shooters vest

    I bought a 5.11 CCW Vest at Quantico Tactical that looks like one of those carry everything vest. nice because it has a hidden compartment on either side for a pistol and spare mags.
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    I have many pairs of the 5.11 shorts...they are all I wear...unless it snows (Central Florida)...
    I have the vest but do now load it down with tons of 'crap'...just use it for a cover vest.

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    The Academy shorts look perfect for the summer months! I can't stand shorts that are down around my knee caps, feel more like clam-diggers.

    Just out of curiosity, do these waist & inseam sizes on the 5.11's run a little bigger or shorter compared to popular blue jean manufacterers? Or do you guys find they match up pretty comparatively?
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    5.11 pants were made for the rock climbing world but back in the day, the FBI bought some and were wearing them, a firearms instructor named Ken Hackathorn and a few other well known instructors got a pair during a range session in Florida. They started wearing them and wa la, they hit the scene with civilians. Royal Robins still makes a complete line of outdoor clothing but the 5.11 Tactical was born really out of accident. Now they are the number one selliing line of "shoot me first clothing" or called by many instructors as "school clothes" becasue one, everyone with a gun and a knife wears them so shoot them first, 2nd, everyone buys them to wear to their favorite gun school so school clothes.

    Woolrich Elite and 5.11 will serve you well. The 5.11 pants run about $39.00 and Woolrich Elite being new on the scene about $49.00. Pay special attention to shipping cost when ordering. Some places charge 7 or 8 dollars to ship them and that is way out in left field.

    The best place I have found to buy the 5.11 is LA Police Gear they usually have some good specials going, free hats, belts and other stuff if you buy two pair. As for Wollrich Elite I buy from a guy at ebay called South Western Tactical Supply, good people and shipping is reasonable.
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    Some places charge 7 or 8 dollars to ship them and that is way out in left field.
    That's normal about average for UPS shipping charges and that depends on what part of the Country you live in. UPS just upped their shipping charges last month. The only way you're going to get better shipping than that is by USMAIL and that's slow.

    I just did an estimate for me to ship a 1lb package to Atlanta Georgia on UPS http://wwwapps.ups.com/calTimeCost?loc=en_US

    and it comes up at $8.57 for UPS Ground.
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    U.S.P.S. for 1 pound, 1 to 3 day shipping U.S. Wide $4.05.

    Or USPS Parcal POST 1 to 4 days $3.95.
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    Uhhh, free shipping currently @ LA Police Gear if you buy 2 pair of Tac pants. That includes free shipping back to them as well, if there is a need for a return.

    I believe they are also offering free knee pads as well, but I only briefly glanced at that, so don't take my word for it.

    Just out of curiosity, do these waist & inseam sizes on the 5.11's run a little bigger or shorter compared to popular blue jean manufacterers? Or do you guys find they match up pretty comparatively?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastball View Post
    ...Just out of curiosity, do these waist & inseam sizes on the 5.11's run a little bigger or shorter compared to popular blue jean manufacterers? Or do you guys find they match up pretty comparatively?
    The jeans, at least, run a little large, but they shrink, so after the first wash you're back to 'normal' sizes.

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    I find the 5.11's and Wollrich to be a tad bit longer in the inseam, the waist was about the same.
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    Anyone ever do a SigTac/Woolrich/5.11 comparison?

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    I've been wearing 5.11 for years, i tried Woolrich and dont like them when the F.B.I designed the 5.11 series they got it right and i wont look back or cheat on them ever again.
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    Just ordered one of the Woolrich Elite Light Weight Vests. I hope it is light enough for summer use here in the midwest.

    I cashed in on the discount offered to Combat Carry members by Jamie Young at RogueElite.net. Great deal and I will let you all know how it works out when it gets here.
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    i tried Woolrich and dont like them when the F.B.I designed the 5.11 series they got it right and i wont look back or cheat on them ever again.
    Just out of curiosity, which Woolrich products did you try and what did you not like about them?

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