This is a discussion on Wearing 5.11's within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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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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.
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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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.......
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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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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