ILet’s see this was my gear for 14 months in Iraq and Syria.
I was issued the standard army kit but that stayed in a bag minus the plates. The ARHPC has dynemma in it so I was okay with that.
My kit is now at home I have level 4 LTC icw plates with MSA dyneema plate backers.
I was going to go with my Safariland plates i. Here but try ride a Stand alone plate carrier I’m still getting use to (i should Have bought the Velocity Systems from op Tactical but bought another brand because of the SKD retards i had I’m my unit)
Plate Carrier is a MSA Paraclete Advance Releasable plate carrier. This is my last one. Have another one in 2010-2011 deployment but there is now a hole in it from being shot. It was in UCP and MSA sent me a new one in Multicam and new plate backers for sending them in my story. I have No holes in me that god did not put there.
On the carrier I have:
3 Tactical Tailor fightlite M4 pouches
1 Paraclete two mag pouch
1 blue force gear IFAK pouch compete and inside there was my is my old boyscout knife. Helps having a bottle opener when Brits offer you a beer after a mission. The knife has been with me on all deployments.
I did have a Radio pouch on the other side but it was issued with my Radio so in the states I have left it free the issued pouch for the PRC is not bad.
Had a hydration carrier tactical tailor I think. Used issue hydration pouch tossed in there and used it when needed. Coolers are a plus.
Blue force gear SOC belt. Have two of these and an ATS. I have No issues riding either with my gear.
Blue force gear booboo pouch, also holds dip and gum and chapstick.
Eagle pistol pouch for an old price of kit this replace the issued pistol pouch from the riflesmans kit. Held my leatherman.
Safariland ALS for a Glock 19. Have the same holster for a M9.
SOG(?) slim IFAK pouch on the belt not as much as the BFG but was handy. Also kept 4 CR123s in there for my Surefires m952 and peq15.
Tactical tailor fightlite roll up dump pouch
two-x HSGI M4 and pistol pouch.
I was issued a Beretta 92 and when I got to theater i was issued a beat up gen3 Glock 19 if I wanted it. I carried a Glock 19 with metal basically dead night sights all over SWA this deployment, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, and a few other countries I was advising in. Ran 2 Glock 17 mags on the carrier and 2 Glock 17 mags in the belt, these were standard Glock mags in black. Ended up running a Glock 19 mag in the gun and had three Glock 19 mags in a suit or under a uniform holster was Kydex with two loops, it had a lot of miles on it.
Ammo I’m 9mm: m882 and Federal 9ms.
Rifle on this go was a FN made M4A1. Had an option and took it for a month and carried a SCAR17 for a little bit but being the only asswipe carrying the rifle and i carried The radio to call in the strikes I went back With the M4A1. Picture of the M4A1 is when i was Issued it in the states.
Mags for the SCAR were Scar mags.
Mags for the M4 was Magpul m3 brought 10, and the rest were USGI. Whatever I could get.
Ammo M855/ss109 and mk262. Didn’t see any m318 or m855a1 but I was not with only US forces over there. Don’t know if that was a difference but all the ASPs had m855. I also Ran more than just US made SS109 but that’s because of training Iraqis. I’m an equal opportunity when it comes to Ammo.
I will Tell you the Ammo and mags for the M4s we fell in on in one country were Green follower mags and foreign made HK416s select-fire with eotechs 552s. That’s a whole other WTF.
Hat well I had haji make me a lightfighterish hat because reasons. I own two official hats but this was done pretty well and I like green.
Gloves were Wiley-X flight gloves or OD Green flight gloves.
Uniform is a FRAC-Us of course.
Danner Rivot TFX boots
Suits Custom made in Kuwait. Along with a pair of Italian dress shoes. Belt was a bull leather indestructible belt.
lets see what else, nothing else comes to mind.
Found a Karrimor PLC(name) British Desert pattern pack that i brought Back good pack. Made people think i was British at times.
I ordered the side things this year because well it’s cool and why Multicam well the year were on clearance sale 60% off. Thought about getting the same pack in Multicam or CB but i have this already.
Took my tactical tailor flight lite pack worked well (see a pattern Tactical Tailor stuff)
internals were batteries, iPad, radio, charger, a pos solar charger charged sometimes. Luckiest, Chewies and sniffle gear. Also a flask or two from the green zone or some embassy.
Yes I did carry the the Ruger pepper spray on me. Helps when trying to stab a guy. Oh also had my Benchmade Auto Stryker on me.