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Wearing 5.11's

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    I'd like to have a pair of 5.11 trousers and maybe a vest, but I do not normally buy clothes without trying them first. My Wrangler's are oversized enough to keep my 1911 inside the waistband and that's all I really need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtxdpm View Post
    With all the good reviews on this thread, I'm hoping someone will recommend a good on-line seller I could buy a pair (or two) of 5.11 from.

    Anyone?

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    I have 1 pair of 5.11 pants, and two pairs of Woolrich Elite pants. I like the Woolrich Elite better. The 5.11's just seem a little too snug in the seat and crotch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac View Post
    I have 1 pair of 5.11 pants, and two pairs of Woolrich Elite pants. I like the Woolrich Elite better. The 5.11's just seem a little too snug in the seat and crotch.
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    I wear the pants a lot. Nobody ever notices them, they are just "cargo pants" to people, I think. I have had a couple of the younger people ask if I was "going hunting" or "are you one of those fisherman guys" a the local Starbucks. I don't wear the pants and 5.11 vest at the same time, though...too commando for my tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtxdpm View Post
    With all the good reviews on this thread, I'm hoping someone will recommend a good on-line seller I could buy a pair (or two) of 5.11 from.

    Anyone?

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    This company usually has them in stock and seems to be very reliable:

    LA Police Gear Tactical Gear featuring 511 Tactical, Galco, Surefire and Blackhawk
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    Their tactical boots are good also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    You need to lay off the doughnuts Sgt Mac.
    Well, that's probably true, but.....the pants are all the same size. Same thing with my jeans.

    5.11's are just.....different.

    Some of you were around in the late 70's. Remember Brittania jeans? That's the sort of thing I'm talking about. Compare with Levi's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    You need to lay off the doughnuts Sgt Mac.
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    I wear them all the time......very durable clothes and all there gear also....I have had good luck with there gear....and there boots are awsome....my wife got me a new pair of the swat boots this past Christmas...very good boot to wear.......

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    I've been wearing them for almost 4 years, cheaper than finding blue jeans long enough for me, comfortable, multiple colors to wear in situations that call for a step higher dress than blue jeans.
    I wore them every day for my last 2 jobs, great to mix and match with matching shirts.
    I wore my IWB kydex holster with my G30, 2 spare (13 round) mags in the left cargo pocket, wallet and OC in right cargo pocket, and my surefire G2 in the small pocket on the front. Worked great for me. I also wear the shorts in the summer. As others have said, cargo pants are pretty popular and I don't think anyone except other 5.11 wearers/LEOs/etc will notice that they are 5.11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertarian5 View Post
    This company usually has them in stock and seems to be very reliable:

    LA Police Gear Tactical Gear featuring 511 Tactical, Galco, Surefire and Blackhawk
    They messed up my last order :-( sent me the wrong size (length 36 vs. 32) and now they want me to pay them for shipping to exchange them... the pants are nice but lapolicegear won't be selling them to me again.
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    Originally Posted by libertarian5
    This company usually has them in stock and seems to be very reliable:

    LA Police Gear Tactical Gear featuring 511 Tactical, Galco, Surefire and Blackhawk

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulJ View Post
    They messed up my last order :-( sent me the wrong size (length 36 vs. 32) and now they want me to pay them for shipping to exchange them... the pants are nice but lapolicegear won't be selling them to me again.
    I've posted several times in the past about the poor experiences I've had attempting to order from LA Police Gear. I won't order from them again.

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    It's luck of the draw. I had great customer service and expeditious delivery when I ordered my Traser watch from them, but it took them nearly two weeks to ship my most recent order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcctex View Post
    Thoughts on wearing 5.11's or other "tactical clothing". I wear 5.11 pants quite often. I have found them to be the best, most durable "cargo pants" available anywhere regardless of price. One can spend more money on name brand cargo pants and end up with inferior clothing. If the fact that I'm wearing 5.11's points out that I'm carrying a concealed handgun, then so be it. The only people who notice any particular type of specialty clothing are the folks that clothing was designed and built for in the first place. Most folks don't notice skater kids wearing Vans shoes. Skater kids do. Folks don't notice Luchese boots. Cowboys do. I don't notice high dollar Europeon cut suits. I don't wear them. Only women who carry $1,000 handbags notice $1,000 handbags; well I may be wrong on that one....

    When I see someone in 5.11's, the term "tactical wannabe" never enters my mind. What I see is a probably armed person, and I think "Cool....someone else who will shock the crap out of a bad guy". So, I'll go on wearing 5.11's. The sheep will never notice. The people who do notice....for the most part; I trust.

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    I sincerly doubt they would notice. Walk into any JC Penny, Kohls or what ever people have on the west coast that sells clothing. Cargo pants are in. They are even making back to school pants that look very similiar to 5.11 or Woolrich Clothing. I sincerly doubt that anybody (being bad guys) could tell the difference. If bad guys are doing something bad in a 7-11 that your in I doubt that they would take the time to look at the style of your pockets or the tag of your pants to determine that your a "tactical threat"
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