So first and foremost: this isn’t a gun, but it’s directly gun related so I think it can go here. After waiting since mid December, I finally got my reproduction South African P83 chest rig in Nutria Brown. I gotta say, it’s easily the best piece of gear I own. Extremely comfortable, easily adjusted, and fits a variety of modern rifle magazines easily thanks to bro g designed for the quite large Vektor R4 35 round mags. The magazine quick extraction straps seem like a gimmick to me, but could be useful in specific circumstances if you train with them. I heard they were designed to make it easier to remove shorter FAL mags under stress. The nutria brown is an extremely attractive color that goes with pretty much any solid or camo base. The quality is top notch, light as a feather but seemingly durable. It also breaths extremely well even in the south Texas gulf coast hellscape, and unlike plate carriers does not impede shouldering a rifle in the least. I got mine from Kommandostore and while it took quite a bit longer than the projected February-March, they were always extremely transparent with the manufacturing delays and I have zero complaints about their communication or customer service in my experience. That’s a big YMMV though as I’ve heard their international shipping can be a nightmare for ordering outside the continental US. All in all, I absolutely love this piece of gear, and it’s not every day I find gear that fits me like a glove, considering I’m all of five foot five.
I got it on pre order so it was discounted to like 120, and dollar shipping. . It’s available to ship now though for like 160. It’s also available in Ranger Green but I had to have the Nutria Brown for the historic factor.
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” ----Sen. Barry Goldwater "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ----Benjamin Franklin
It's extremely comfortable. Even loaded up I could probably wear it for a week without getting too uncomfortable. That rig in green was actually the first rig I ever bought, back in 2017. I like the Condor 7 Pocket rig better for comfort though. it's actually really good, particularly for the price. This P83 is better though, of course.
Nice Rig.. I love anything South African. The South African SAS were the semprini back in the day.
You gotta respect innovation and skill. My Waxi boots are WAY more comfortable than combat boots here as well. Makes sense, considering I live in a fairly similar climate to South Africa. The extra large toe box and thin but durable leather are a godsend.
Veerdin: Anybody know anywhedre that has a reasonably priced smallsword (prefferably with scabbard) for sale? The CS one is sold out everywhere I can see except a massively overpriced one on ebay and not even the Depeeka ones seem to be available anywhere.
Nov 26, 2023 2:50:37 GMT
eastman: I have seen SCA dueling with rapier and rubber chicken, so there is a precedent for parry-poultry
Nov 25, 2023 1:33:07 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: "Gobbleza", The Turkeish School of Fencing!
Nov 24, 2023 6:07:14 GMT
eastman: would make for an odd fencing style - rapier and parrying turkey
Nov 24, 2023 1:38:40 GMT
eastman: thankfully I've never had a sword fight while carving a turkey, but there are 2 Kaskara by the kitchen doorway
Nov 24, 2023 1:38:06 GMT
Quillon: "Never bring a knife to a sword fight. Unless it's for carving turkey." The Pilgrim... have a festive Thanksgiving aficionados
Nov 23, 2023 17:21:32 GMT
nerdthenord: My three year old video game post keeps getting used for SEO scam spam, how odd.
Nov 22, 2023 19:53:19 GMT
yose: Powerpressed... Thank you for your message. The mekugi should have been put in from the omote side, I guess. They are half hidden by the tsukamaki on the other side.
Nov 10, 2023 11:07:03 GMT
ziggy: Further to my earlier shout, I had posted in the wrong place (thanks mrstabby) so I have now created a thread in Beginners forum 'help identifying this strange short sword' if anyone out there can help
Oct 30, 2023 18:30:22 GMT
ziggy: Hi - I am a total newbie and am looking for help identifying a sword I have inherited. I've posted some pics on a sword identification thread, so if any kind person can take a look that would be amazing - thank you!
Oct 30, 2023 13:41:51 GMT
ecovolo: Hi! It's been a *long* time since I've posted. I have a question in the fantasy swords section; if folks could take a gander to help answer my question, I'd appreciate it!
Oct 27, 2023 4:25:41 GMT
pixelsword: thank you stabby
Oct 25, 2023 17:51:56 GMT
mrstabby: hi pixelsword. I think it's fine where it is.
Oct 25, 2023 9:01:40 GMT
pixelsword: Sorry, I just want to make sure I am 'doing it right' - thanks!
Oct 25, 2023 3:05:54 GMT
pixelsword: HI all... new here.. I just posted a sword in the Items for Sale forum and see also a Non-professional classified, and am wondering if I posted in the correct place, of if I should post in both for better visibility, or is that even allowed?
Oct 25, 2023 3:05:20 GMT
blairbob: Lohman contracts work out so I'm told. I'm not sure his son does any of the work himself or anyone stateside
Oct 21, 2023 5:31:32 GMT
blairbob: exv. Ted I think has been around the longest as I remember back in the day Ted was already established and well known while Mesa was something of on the rise.
Oct 21, 2023 5:31:03 GMT
exv: Which mounter is the best? Ted Tenolds, john demesa, or fred lohman?
Oct 20, 2023 22:36:07 GMT
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