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  1. Moved to Ebay and SOLD - please move/lock this thread!
  2. Original listing: http://www.cryeprecision.com/P-PADKC301000/Airflex%E2%84%A2-Combat-Knee-Pads Brand new, in wrap, never opened, never used, barely even looked at them. Bought them thinking I would buy some G3 pants but that never happened - now they've just sat in the closet for 3 months and need to find a new home. I'm moving and need to cut down on the extra junk I have lying around... $35 shipped to your door - contact me via PM.
  3. ... totally lost track of this thread. If anyone is still interested, will part with the headset for $50 shipped.
  4. If you use your rifle-style AEG like a support weapon, I already don't want to play with you. 100% in support of AMS and the semi-auto rule.
  5. About time! This is a fantastic rule change that will (like Big Silva says) make support weapons actually worthwhile. Great stuff.
  6. Have used Kastway twice with no issues - would heartily recommend.
  7. Got a full refund from LBX for the pants - the communication was a bit choppy, but am satisfied I got my money back. Trustworthy retailer - good experience.
  8. Price drop on the Bowman headset - now $60 shipped.
  9. Yes, absolutely. I think I was a bit hasty in saying I wouldn't deal with LBX again - their customer service has been quick to respond and very polite. The main thing for me is that I was under the impression that these were similar to the Crye stuff. I'm no expert on combat uniforms (I'm a dumb civilian hobbyist with a full time job), so when reading the description on the LBX website I came away (as an amateur) with the idea that I would be getting something similar to G3s. Frankly, I'll be happy if I'm just able to return them with no issues. Even if I was able to get the right size, I just don't see myself wearing these pants and they don't fit the profile of what I wanted when I bought them. That's not the fault of LBX or really anyone other than myself.
  10. In fairness, they incorporate a lot of features that (at least from what I can tell) were started by Crye's combat pants - notably the "ancillary" pockets, knee pad insert accommodations, and front utility pockets. Hope that explains my confusion. In my mind, BDU pants have two large leg pockets and that's it. As for doing research, well there isn't a whole lot available on the internet right now about these pants. I googled quite a bit and couldn't find any in-depth reviews - hence why I posted this, to help out any potential future buyers so they know what they're getting into.
  11. LBX Tactical "Project Honor" Assaulter Pants http://lbxtactical.com/collections/bottoms/products/proj-honor-camouflage-combat-pant $77.00 from LBX as of 25 Feb 2014 Description (c+p from LBX): - 65/35% Poly Cotton Ripstop - Ripstop combat pant w/ reinforced seat patch - Zip fly w/ snap closure - Dual front utility pockets - 2 Deep side cargo pockets w/ hook & loop closure and bellowed side gussets - Dual layered reinforced knees w/ hook & loop closure for optional knee pad insert - 2 Lower leg ancillary pockets Overview: Took the plunge and bought the Project Honor camouflage "Assaulter" pants from LBX on President's Day. They arrived a full week and a half later (shipped via USPS despite a $20 shipping charge). These are a sort of "cross" between BDU pants and the latest Crye G3 ("combat pants") stuff being used by the actual military these days. Overall they're pretty nice, but there are some areas that are definitely lacking (I'll cover this in a bit). Starting at the front and working our way around... Pretty standard stuff. You can see the two leg pockets with their large bellows, the slash pockets (similar to BDU cut trousers), the thick belt loops, and the two Crye-inspired front utility pockets. Utility pockets: I'm not really sure what these are designed for (I'm fairly new to the modern equipment scene). I'd probably put a dead rag in them to free up my leg pocket for empty mags or what have you. Detail of the utility pocket: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.46.16.jpg Pocket open: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.46.21.jpg An interesting thing is the sewn grommets in the bottom of all the pockets. This feels a bit cheap (nicer stuff uses metal grommets) and I can see these wearing out: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.47.10.jpg Fly: Snap button (I thought this was a bit strange myself - and also a potential problem as snap closures are hard to replace, unlike buttons) with a YKK zipper fly. Inside tag: Kneepad pockets: This was a disappointment. I was expecting something similar to the Crye G3 pant where the kneepad is perfectly seated within the front of the leg - instead you basically just get a big pocket and get to hope for the best. LBX's site is a bit misleading here and as an amateur I basically got owned thinking it was a G3 setup - should have done more research. Pocket closed: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.47.30.jpg Leg pockets: Similar to the utility pockets. Nothing really special here - just a big bellowed leg pocket with the usual sewn grommets (disappointing) and a velcro flap. I noticed the velcro didn't line up on the left pocket - a testament to your $75 pants. Pocket open: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.48.31.jpg Grommet detail: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.48.36.jpg Bellows detail: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.48.42.jpg Lower "ancillary" pocket: I'm also not sure what I'd use this one for either. I don't like having a lot of weight low on my legs and that's all I can see this accomplishing. Similar construction to the other pockets on the pants. Pocket opened: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.49.11.jpg Rear: Reinforced seat similar to BDU pants. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16140164/Random%20Milsperg/airsoft/LBX/2014-02-25%2017.49.35.jpg Pattern: The Project Honor camouflage pattern is apparently featured in the new Medal of Honor game. I've never played the game but liked the way the pattern looked (hence why I bought these pants). It's a cool pattern but I've heard that it sticks out, and my first impressions are just "meh" - there are some areas of high contrast that would stick out in any environment. See below: The pattern has the LBX logo and another "MOH" (I assume this is for Medal of Honor) logo throughout it. I liked the pattern's similarity to the uniforms worn by the AAF in Arma3 (yes, I bought a uniform based on a video game - I feel like a total fag for this but the whole premise of airsoft is manchildren playing army/cosplay bullshit)... Material: Supposedly cotton ripstop, though it feels quite heavy and stiff (undoubtedly because it's new). I imagine it would get a bit better after a few trips through the wash. Construction: It's no Arc'teryx. Seams are crooked, velcro tabs don't match up, and lots of loose threads. They were only $75 so I can't complain too much, but when I see better quality from some surplus equipment, that's a bit worrisome. That said, for airsoft use, they'll be more than fine. I think you'd have a hard time destroying these pants. Fit: Here's where we run into some serious problems... I ordered a "Medium", marked as a size 33" waist and 31.5" inseam on the LBX site. I wear a size 32" (generally speaking), and these trousers fit pretty close in the waist. It's not uncomfortable but I was expecting them to need a belt to stay on. I imagine they'll shrink a bit too. The real problem starts with the crotch seam, which for some reason rides up pretty bad and is actually pretty damn uncomfortable. I'm not sure if I need to go up a size or something, but the fit is a deal breaker for me so I've emailed LBX about just returning these pants. After seeing some of the cut corners and the lack of the knee pad compatibility I just can't see myself wearing these. I'm also not a big fan of camouflage trousers anyway (I prefer jackets or just shirts). Complaints: (edited 26 Feb 2014) My original complaints centered around the lack of Crye-like features on these pants. I have since been told (several times) that these are not patterned after the Gen 3 stuff, but are rather a cut of uniform exclusive to LBX. This is "cool", but it was not what I was looking for. Closing: I like the pattern, but (because I'm a dumb noob) I was expecting something similar to the G3 pants (you can all laugh at me and call me an asshole now). In the process of returning them to LBX now, will keep this thread posted.
  12. Nope, just selling off the extraneous crap I've acquired over the years. I still have my USMC and British Army WWII kits. I ended up with a lot of miscellanea as I bought various stuff. I try to police it all up and sell it off in big chunks but I never quite get to all of it...
  13. 9. British 1949-pattern battledress trousers. Heavy wool serge trousers made similar to those issued during the war (the 37 pattern). Pretty good, solid, unissued stuff. They're a size too small for me. Have two pairs. Tag reads: BATTLEDRESS Trousers 1949 Pattern Size No.10 Height: 5 ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins Waist 31 to 32ins Seat 37 to 38ins Leg 32-1/2ins Clifford Williams & Son Ltd. 1951 Complete with British MoD Broad Arrow inspection stamp! Virtually identical to the BD trousers issued to British and Commonwealth troops during the war. Would be great as a budget reenactment item. $15 shipped per pair.
  14. 8. Norwegian M1943 combat suspenders. These are a Norwegian copy of the American M1943 suspender issued during World War II. Same (or higher) quality, different maker. Marked with a shield and a serial number I can't make out. All hardware present and functioning. These are the really early forerunners of the ALICE Y- and H-harnesses. Well built and solid piece of kit. Would be good for a budget reenactment/historical airsoft loadout. $10 shipped.
  15. 7. A really horrible eastbloc AK-74 mag pouch. I have no idea where it came from - there are no markings or anything really special about it that could give away its origin. 2" belt loops on the rear, holds four AK-74 (or really any 30rd carbine) mags, pouch for oiler (also included). Leather straps all present and working and all hardware functional. The rear bottom is interestingly padded - a strange thought given to the individual soldier's comfort by those who generally didn't care at all about it. Would be great for some stupid commie East Wind loadout. $10 shipped.
  16. 6. USGI M1936 belt (British made). A pretty rare variation of the basic M1936 web pistol belt issued to literally everyone in the US military during World War II. This one is British made (as evidenced by the non-standard buckle). Pretty rare stuff, probably not too interesting to the guys on this forum but thought I'd list it anyway. $50 shipped.
  17. 5. MOLLE->ALICE adapters. I bought a bunch of these for some reason and only ended up using a few of them - need to get rid of the rest. These are great for attaching stuff to MOLLE packs. Have five, would like to sell as a lot. Marked "Specialty Defense Systems" or something. These have an NSN and whatnot. Official stuff. $10 shipped for the whole shebang. $15 each.
  18. 4. Some sort of AK-74 bayonet. I don't know that much about AK stuff. This was a surplus Bulgarian (or possibly Russian, I can't remember and I don't think the seller even knew for sure) AK-74 bayonet with the nasty bakelite grips and scabbard. Looks unissued, has obviously never been sharpened, and is in fantastic shape. All the leather is supple and there's no dry rot. All hardware present on the scabbard. Functions as a wirecutter by hooking the blade to the scabbard. $40 shipped.
  19. 3. Used USGI "medium" ALICE LC-2 field pack in M81 woodland camo (with straps). This includes the shoulder straps (brand new condition). The pack itself is used, but I'd grade it as "very good" - no damage or anything like that. Some of the straps are a bit frayed but otherwise it's in great shape. All the features of the usual ALICE pack - three large external pockets with snap closures (all present and working), waterproof cover with velcro opening for maps and documents, internal radio pouch, grommets in the bottom for drainage, outside attachment points for ALICE clips and M1910 hangers. M81 Woodland pattern. New straps. Used a few times to lug gear to games but otherwise... another closet dweller that needs to go. $30 shipped.
  20. 2. Zimbabwe Army camouflage flap cap (Rhodesian camo). This is a flap cap (patrol cap with an integral neck protector) in Zimbabwean camouflage - a near-copy of the original Rhodesian pattern. This is an original Zim Army cap and it's very difficult to find this stuff. Roughly a size 58 (7-1/8), but has elastic so can go up and down. I ended up getting an actual Rhodesian hat so don't need this one anymore. $60 shipped.
  21. Hi all - It's that time of year again... where the size of my collection gets insurmountable and all of a sudden it's time to start selling stuff again. All of the prices are super negotiable. I don't really care about "making a profit"... most of this stuff just needs to get the fuck out of my apartment (and fast). If you see something you like but think it's overpriced, by all means make me an offer! I ship via USPS priority with tracking number. From a smoke free/pet free home etc. 1. Cavalvy "Bowman" style headset with push-to-talk / Kenwood 2-pin adapter. This adapter fits Puxing PX-888, PX-777 and obviously all radios with the Kenwood 2-pin plug. Bought in 2011. Plugged it into my radio, verified that it worked, and put it in the closet (like so much of my airsoft stuff...) I just don't need it so it can be yours for $60 shipped.
  22. Yep my rule of thumb has and always will be to avoid all insignia and all items considered "exclusive" to some branch, service, or special forces unit. The MARPAT and AOR1/AOR2 patterns come to mind as examples of the latter for instance. That said, at least the OP has asked and seems aware that it's already a questionable thing to do.
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