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Link Posted: 1/8/2019 2:46:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By westernhaikus1:

I have the one with the little screw and cup, not the Velcro one. So you're replacing a helmet/shroud screw with the Wilcox lanyard cup/screw so that you can attach it? Sounds neat.
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Kind of hard to take a picture of, but here is the cup in the mount hole on the TW helmet.

Link Posted: 1/13/2019 2:11:19 PM EST
I'm finding flip open portion of the BC caps are getting in the way of each other while focusing with duals (love them on PVS-14). Any other options other than the standard pinhole? Hoplite seems like it would have the same problem that the BC caps do when both are flipped open.
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 3:11:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rlltd42:
I'm finding flip open portion of the BC caps are getting in the way of each other while focusing with duals (love them on PVS-14). Any other options other than the standard pinhole? Hoplite seems like it would have the same problem that the BC caps do when both are flipped open.
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Can't you just re-orientate the BC Cap on the objective lens to make them work. How much adjustment are you needing that this would not be an option.
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 3:13:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2019 3:14:32 PM EST by blackghost]
I don't run duals (eta, anymore!! But when I did...) I never had an issue with that.

Set both objectives to infinity by looking into space (don't forget to exclaim "ohhhhhhh, spaaaaace, yeah!")

Now put the buttler creeks on so the objectives flip UP. Now you know that the hinge on the cap while oriented to 12 o'clock is an ~infinity focus.

I used heated up 5.56 cases to melt pinholes in the butler creeks and I can see my feet, edges of stairs, gate latches well enough to latch/unlatch. I only really have to adjust the lenses if I needed to read something or i'm in a basement with no light and have to run the caps open.
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 4:17:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2019 5:10:15 PM EST by rlltd42]
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Originally Posted By CTM1:

Can't you just re-orientate the BC Cap on the objective lens to make them work. How much adjustment are you needing that this would not be an option.
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Makes sense that it would work that way. I just got them yesterday and only had a few minutes last night to try them out; noticed the caps kept getting in the way while trying to get everything adjusted. Then browsed back through this thread and the noticed BC caps seem to be more common on -14 than duals.

I should get more time tonight to experiment further

ETA: New (to me) Sents. The factory FDE finish is wearing thin but otherwise in great shape and respectable specs. Factory built omni VIII thin-filmed green that came along at a price I couldn't refuse. Weather needs to improve so I can try them out for more than a few minutes.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2019 8:10:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rlltd42:

Makes sense that it would work that way. I just got them yesterday and only had a few minutes last night to try them out; noticed the caps kept getting in the way while trying to get everything adjusted. Then browsed back through this thread and the noticed BC caps seem to be more common on -14 than duals.

I should get more time tonight to experiment further

ETA: New (to me) Sents. The factory FDE finish is wearing thin but otherwise in great shape and respectable specs. Factory built omni VIII thin-filmed green that came along at a price I couldn't refuse. Weather needs to improve so I can try them out for more than a few minutes.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/44277/Screen_Shot_2019-01-13_at_4_02_03_PM_png-806883.JPG
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Need more info in that lanyard
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 8:13:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2019 8:14:27 PM EST by rlltd42]
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Originally Posted By emtothedee:

Need more info in that lanyard
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Currently $15. If you watch them they will drop to $9. Put velcro through a vent hole and tighten. I added a zip tie for good measure and it's on there solid.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IJZPQA/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 9:35:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rlltd42:

Currently $15. If you watch them they will drop to $9. Put velcro through a vent hole and tighten. I added a zip tie for good measure and it's on there solid.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IJZPQA/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Is that a key ring on the end? Looks different than the one on amazon
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 9:53:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By emtothedee:

Is that a key ring on the end? Looks different than the one on amazon
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Forgot about that. It was part of an accessory pack
Link Posted: 1/13/2019 10:42:30 PM EST

Link Posted: 1/14/2019 7:31:16 AM EST
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Re:
I love it
Link Posted: 1/14/2019 8:26:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ahab:
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I loled at that picture.
Link Posted: 1/22/2019 6:41:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/22/2019 6:43:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2019 6:43:20 PM EST by AZ2A]
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Originally Posted By emtothedee:
https://vgy.me/TS8TSK.jpg
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Mine:

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Link Posted: 1/23/2019 1:27:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 3:04:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By emtothedee:
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@emtothedee Details man! I dig that cover!
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 4:39:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2019 4:40:47 PM EST by emtothedee]
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

@emtothedee Details man! I dig that cover!
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A and A tactical bro. Kind of a bummer. I just finished this setup but I think I have to list it.
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 5:21:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2019 5:21:34 PM EST by lilMAC25]
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Originally Posted By emtothedee:
A and A tactical bro. Kind of a bummer. I just finished this setup but I think I have to list it.
https://vgy.me/aC7MXD.jpg
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Originally Posted By emtothedee:
Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

@emtothedee Details man! I dig that cover!
A and A tactical bro. Kind of a bummer. I just finished this setup but I think I have to list it.
https://vgy.me/aC7MXD.jpg
Thank you! Sorry you have to list it. Love that “Goon” patch as well!
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 5:20:32 PM EST




Link Posted: 1/30/2019 9:09:51 PM EST
I’m running a lightweight bridge from mod armory but I’ve always had my eye on an RQE or a Wilcox but I’ve never laid eyes on one and there aren’t many pictures of them online aside from “stock photos” does anyone have pics of these bridges mounted that they could share? Or if I’ve missed them in the previous pages, if someone could direct me to it I’d appreciate it!
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 11:03:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Firefighter503:
Which one do you have? On my Crye Nightcap I have the one that attaches to my shroud.. installed right on, no problem. On my bump I bought the one with the Velcro one wrap on it.. threaded through my helmet vents and attached under pads/liner.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/165125/92C59137-0F1C-4F24-961D-3877AB45A67A_jpeg-800086.JPG
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Hey, what cover is that on your helmet? Looks very unique and cool.
Link Posted: 1/31/2019 6:44:50 PM EST
Here is my rig so far..... Down to the mount and a PVS14..... Come on Tax return moneys... Feel free to critique. My first helmet set up...





Link Posted: 2/1/2019 7:56:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Falconpilot1:
Here is my rig so far..... Down to the mount and a PVS14..... Come on Tax return moneys... Feel free to critique. My first helmet set up...

http://i.imgur.com/C31KqTY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JYeVuT5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bZwPKeO.jpg
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Try to route the Peltor cable on the inside of the helmet, keeps snag potential to a minimum.
Link Posted: 2/1/2019 8:06:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Branman530:
I’m running a lightweight bridge from mod armory but I’ve always had my eye on an RQE or a Wilcox but I’ve never laid eyes on one and there aren’t many pictures of them online aside from “stock photos” does anyone have pics of these bridges mounted that they could share? Or if I’ve missed them in the previous pages, if someone could direct me to it I’d appreciate it!
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@Branman530 can you give a review of the MOD Armory Lightweight Bridge please? I'm in the market for one of those myself but I haven't found too much info outside the website. Also if you're interested in moving that bridge lemme know as well.
Link Posted: 2/2/2019 12:40:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/2/2019 12:45:14 PM EST by Branman530]
@stonecutter6 I took some pics of the setup this morning. I recently durakoted the bridge and I’m liking the finish pretty well. As far as the dual 14’s go, I seem to be in the minority who prefers the dual 14 setup (due to having zero hunting buddies with nvg’s to do night shenanigans with). When I’m alone and in the field with the dual setup I have never noticed the weight, as the bridge folds back against the helmet when not in use and really distributes the weight well. I’d venture to say, when in the stowed position, dual 14’s folded back against the helmet are more comfortable than dedicated “fixed” Binos when stowed. Granted, that’s just my opinion, but I’ve noticed when they’re stowed and not folded back, they’re very noticeable, but when you push them back against the helmet you really get that “ahhhh much better” feeling. When I reinstall the bridge mount I do have to tinker with the tightness and alighnment to get them to view the same image (think daytime binoculars). I’m not sure if this is technically “collimated” but my eyes have never known the difference. I’ve never had any eye strain whatsoever with this setup. I also run a gun mounted REAP-IR and I usually fold up the right pvs14 to look through thermal. With the shuttered eyepiece on the reap, I have to push my eye too close to the scope and there is a little interference with the pvs14 and the top of the scope. I alleviate this by a butler creek cap when running duals so I can keep my head back a little and still get a sight picture. I’ve had a little wobble issue out of the setup and I actually feel that it’s in the Wilcox helmet mount, so I utilize the bungees on the mtek. I honestly don’t know that I would change much with the bridge mount, granted, it’s not one of the new TNVC powered bridges, but it serves its purpose well. It doesn’t power off when stowed, which is a feature I’d like, but aside from that, the mount is flawless. I’ll attach the new pics as well, hope that helps! I say the bridge setup is good to go for my use, as I’m not as high-speed low-drag as others I suppose. I’m sure I’d be happier with a dedicated bino setup, but having never ran a pair; I don’t know what I’m missing. If you think about it in the grand scheme of things, if weight is a huge factor, you could always run a bump helmet instead of a ballistic and ear plugs instead of electronic muffs and save more overall weight than that of dual 14’s vs Binos. Dual 14’s on the lightweight bridge work for me. YMMV. Hope this helps someone In the same boat I was in a few years back!




Link Posted: 2/2/2019 12:56:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Branman530:
@stonecutter6 I took some pics of the setup this morning. I recently durakoted the bridge and I’m liking the finish pretty well. As far as the dual 14’s go, I seem to be in the minority who prefers the dual 14 setup (due to having zero hunting buddies with nvg’s to do night shenanigans with). When I’m alone and in the field with the dual setup I have never noticed the weight, as the bridge folds back against the helmet when not in use and really distributes the weight well. I’d venture to say, when in the stowed position, dual 14’s folded back against the helmet are more comfortable than dedicated “fixed” Binos when stowed. Granted, that’s just my opinion, but I’ve noticed when they’re stowed and not folded back, they’re very noticeable, but when you push them back against the helmet you really get that “ahhhh much better” feeling. When I reinstall the bridge mount I do have to tinker with the tightness and alighnment to get them to view the same image (think daytime binoculars). I’m not sure if this is technically “collimated” but my eyes have never known the difference. I’ve never had any eye strain whatsoever with this setup. I also run a gun mounted REAP-IR and I usually fold up the right pvs14 to look through thermal. With the shuttered eyepiece on the reap, I have to push my eye too close to the scope and there is a little interference with the pvs14 and the top of the scope. I alleviate this by a butler creek cap when running duals so I can keep my head back a little and still get a sight picture. I’ve had a little wobble issue out of the setup and I actually feel that it’s in the Wilcox helmet mount, so I utilize the bungees on the mtek. I honestly don’t know that I would change much with the bridge mount, granted, it’s not one of the new TNVC powered bridges, but it serves its purpose well. It doesn’t power off when stowed, which is a feature I’d like, but aside from that, the mount is flawless. I’ll attach the new pics as well, hope that helps! I say the bridge setup is good to go for my use, as I’m not as high-speed low-drag as others I suppose. I’m sure I’d be happier with a dedicated bino setup, but having never ran a pair; I don’t know what I’m missing. If you think about it in the grand scheme of things, if weight is a huge factor, you could always run a bump helmet instead of a ballistic and ear plugs instead of electronic muffs and save more overall weight than that of dual 14’s vs Binos. Dual 14’s on the lightweight bridge work for me. YMMV. Hope this helps someone In the same boat I was in a few years back!

https://i.imgur.com/FV4OkJK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lLmC0W1.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vIrwa7c.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hrqYHy5.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/tfvx4M6.jpg
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Thanks for the write-up, pics, & the YouTube link I really appreciate the information. I'll be picking up that bridge soon I think, looks like it'll fit the bill perfectly. With that and a Dovetail adapter for a Rhino2 I'll be in business with a dual setup.
Link Posted: 2/8/2019 10:35:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/8/2019 12:04:39 PM EST by great308]
Mmmmm MCB

Wish I had black hardwear.

Probably rattle can another mount black

Link Posted: 2/8/2019 1:43:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/8/2019 1:44:27 PM EST by chipw]


https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

I call this picture, Progression of the Sickness.
Link Posted: 2/8/2019 1:55:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By chipw:
https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

I call this picture, Progression of the Sickness.
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here ya go.

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Link Posted: 2/8/2019 4:49:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BrWn001COW:
Originally Posted By chipw:
https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

I call this picture, Progression of the Sickness.
here ya go.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/258837/20190203-201838_jpg-838161.JPG
Show off
Link Posted: 2/8/2019 7:33:42 PM EST
Single and dual, or economy and not so economy I guess... or primary and loaner.

Wish I could afford panos

Link Posted: 2/8/2019 10:14:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/8/2019 10:14:39 PM EST by rlltd42]
*I have a pre-Hillary TW LTP.

Thoughts on the standard peltor adapter vs the quick detach model?
Link Posted: 2/9/2019 11:30:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By rlltd42:
*I have a pre-Hillary TW LTP.

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I like that the QD mount sits lower. They seem plenty secure.
Link Posted: 2/9/2019 12:07:11 PM EST
I've got all qd's for my ltp and I think it's the best way to go. Easier and faster to switch back/forth so when not shooting you have rails with lights. Plus when transporting you can leave your helmet slick and put all your qd stuff in a padded case or whatnot

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Originally Posted By rlltd42:
*I have a pre-Hillary TW LTP.

Thoughts on the standard peltor adapter vs the quick detach model?
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Link Posted: 2/9/2019 1:02:28 PM EST
@great308 Are you wanting a black G24?
Link Posted: 2/10/2019 8:50:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TATBME:
@great308 Are you wanting a black G24?
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Nah I’ll just rattle can one, thanks for the offer.
Link Posted: 2/10/2019 9:03:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By chipw:
https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

I call this picture, Progression of the Sickness.
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Panos?

Bastard!


Link Posted: 2/10/2019 11:00:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Panos?

Bastard!


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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By chipw:
https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

I call this picture, Progression of the Sickness.
Panos?

Bastard!


Dem -10's doe. Me gusta!
Link Posted: 2/11/2019 8:30:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MILSPEC556:
Dem -10's doe. Me gusta!
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Originally Posted By MILSPEC556:
Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By chipw:
https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

https://ibb.co/9nxwKZm

I call this picture, Progression of the Sickness.
Panos?

Bastard!


Dem -10's doe. Me gusta!
10’s or not they are panos
Link Posted: 2/11/2019 5:36:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 614Buckeye:

Hey, what cover is that on your helmet? Looks very unique and cool.
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@614buckeye

Nothing unique or cool. Just a coyote TW cover for Exfil LTP (pre-FHRC).

If you want it, I'd gladly trade for one in MC.
Link Posted: 2/12/2019 8:02:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/12/2019 4:51:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MILSPEC556:

Dem -10's doe. Me gusta!
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muchas gracias
Link Posted: 2/12/2019 4:53:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

Panos?

Bastard!


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I have been called that, yes.
Link Posted: 2/12/2019 8:29:08 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/14/2019 3:53:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TNVC_Augee:
As many of you all well know, I've spent a lot of time explaining the various reasons why I think that bridged PVS-14s are a less than optimal decision, and my mind hasn't changed on that--if anything, I was a lot more critical than many would have been during the development of the Powered Bridge Mount because of it, and made sure that it offered some true, genuine improvements over other commercially available bridge mount systems, including an improved mounting interfaces that keeps the goggles as closely aligned as possible, as well as centralized power and controls, and external battery pack capabilities.

The best solution, IMHO, is still to go with a dedicated bino if you can, but the PBM-A was developed based on a request from some Army Weapons Guy friends to come up with some sort of solution to bring a BNVD (and particularly, a PVS-31-esque) capability to the thousands of PVS-14s currently in inventory across the conventional and reserve component forces that are unlikely to be replaced or upgraded any time soon, especially for combat support and combat service support folks. Moreover, a lot of those systems are finding their way to LEOs through DRMO/1033 as well, and of course--it would be silly to restrict a PVS-14 Bridge to military/law enforcement only, so if you want 'em--they're here.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/468022/E170ED24-969C-4B57-BF67-2AB233BE145F-843493.jpg

~Augee
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Dude...

What the hell is with all the straps and shit all over the place on that lid?
Link Posted: 2/14/2019 4:45:44 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/14/2019 5:00:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TNVC_Augee:

It's the Ops-Core Mission Configurable Helmet Cover which we'll be offering with the PBM as well as part of a retro-fit upgrade solution for conventional military.

It's a "drop-in" helmet cover for the MICH/ACH/ECH that has an integrated shroud, Velcro, and ARC rails that requires no modification to the helmet other than installing the helmet cover, so good for CIF/ETS turn-in, it's held in and tensioned and super stable--it obviously fits best on Gentex-brand ACHs, but the photograph is of it on an issued MSA, which is why it's slightly lumpy, but all the important parts are perfectly stable once it's in position and tensioned down.

It does look a little "BDSM"y, though doesn't it?



~Augee
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That does make sense, until joe is fucking around with his 8 foot long ninja sword and cuts one.

Also, yes. It does. And I have the weirdest boner.
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