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Posted: 11/26/2002 12:15:44 AM EDT
How come whenever I go to gun shows people are wearing cammys? (BDU's for army and air force) I have to say it bugs me. I know people have the right to wear whatever they want but could this be the reason why gun owners are labeled right wing militant nuts? I wore cammys almost every day (except weekeds) for 5 years. You'll be hard pressed to find me in them now, unless I ever take up paint ball.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 12:21:02 AM EDT
I say it would be fine for certain people to wear camos to fun shows, just as long as they are those chem suits with the activated charcoal liners.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 12:22:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I say it would be fine for certain people to wear camos to fun shows, just as long as they are those chem suits with the activated charcoal liners.
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I think thats because of the horrible stench from some of the people that never shower. If you wear charcol suits then its ok. but I mean regular cammies.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 12:25:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 1:50:05 AM EDT
How to assemble proper Gun Show Camoflage: Ingredients - Old BDU (Cammie's for Jarheads) Pants Black T-shirt with some stupid logo Pillow brown beat up boots - laces optional -Stop showering on Wednesday at the latest. -Put on the pants and black t-shirt Saturday morning -place pillow in from of t-shirt for padding. -Don boots, socks are optional -check mirror - if heair looks to neat, dip hand in ash and rub into hair -For added effect once at the show, stop to touch as many guns as possible, be sure to leave big greasy fingerprints. Then, whenever a seller talks to you, start talking about how it looks like a gun you used when on secret mission in 'Nam (note: younger folks can insert name of South American or other county as suits your style). Follow this recipe and you will blend in perfectly. Adam
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 1:53:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 2:28:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 2:54:10 AM EDT by Boom_Stick]
Some people draw straws for who's designated driver. The shady sellers pay me to be designated distraction so they can sell all those LEO marked mags. I either go in my keystone cop costume with "ATF" printed on the back.... [img]http://costumezone.com/images/products/a/ac191.gif[/img] ....or in a t-shirt that says [i]"Plain cloths ATF agent, can I frisk your wife and daughter?"[/i] It really gets their(ATF guys) goat! Yeah we have a big laugh, slap each other on the back, then they beat me like cake batter and drag me out of the show as I'm yelling "LOOK! See the violence inherent in the system!?" Then the shady sellers slip their LEO mags out on the table while the ATF guys are busy with me. It's a real hoot. I make some pretty good cash, but usually get paid in ammo, beanie babies and jerky.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 2:45:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boom_Stick: I either go in my keystone cop costume with "ATF" printed on the back.... ....or in a t-shirt that says [i]"Plain cloths ATF agent, can I frisk your wife and daughter?"[/i]
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ROFLMAO! I wear khaki 5.11's and a black windbreaker... lol! Scott
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 2:46:19 AM EDT
When I was in the ARMY we wore fatigues. I like BDUs they are comfertabl. I wear them every where. Nobody ever said anything about it. Yes i wear them to the show.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:07:28 AM EDT
I usually wear my complete WWII British commando uniform or a full 1880's cowboy getup. Either way I try to wear as many holstered handguns as I can fit on my body[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:11:18 AM EDT
Normally I just wear my cock ring. Balming
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:34:01 AM EDT
i wear the BDU pants every where i go, wear'm every day, been wearing them for over 30 years, they are the most comfortable pants i ever wore, i even wore Cammies at my Dads funeral..., & others !!
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:37:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 4:38:20 AM EDT by Skammy]
[puke] Balming
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:41:32 AM EDT
[b]But of course![/b] Why am I going to let the anti-gunners and narrow-minded needle-necked pricks determine how the Hun dresses? I sometimes friggin' take a nasty assault weapon for a 'walk' at the gun show, just because this is [b]Texas[/b], and we can! For [u]now[/u]! I remember a friend back in the old days (early 70s) who was always insisting that when POT was to be smoked, it should always be smoked in the most OBVIOUS, OSTENTATIOUS, and OPEN manner! Why? He said that if we continued to hide smoking POT, that 30 years from then we would still be hiding POT smoking! The way to overcome an evil law was to openly defy the evil law! Let the authorities enforce it, and the people will see how evil the law actually is! I have to say that there was a certain logic about his tactics. So as we drove around Shreveport, he would be smoking the biggest, fattest joint ('Bomber', if you will) that he could roll! When the LEOs pulled up alongside his car, they immediately knew that the fellow wouldn't be so openly smoking such a fat joint in front of them! So they laughed and drove away! As I say there was a certain method to his madness. [b]In April, 1976, my friend was busted for possession of POT with intent to distribute and spent 4 months at the Caddo Correctional Center (the 'Pea Farm', as we called it).[/b] I said the was a certain [u]method[/u] to his madness, not that it was terribly [u]smart[/u]! Eric The(Nostalgic)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 5:19:44 AM EDT
No. AB
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 5:23:17 AM EDT
I prefer wearing BDU pants (not the jacket) over any other pants - why? Because they are so damn comfortable, I don't have to wear a belt, they have lots of storage, etc. I think some people are just too sensitive to what the media is trying to portray "us" as. Lighten up and don't concern yourself with crap like this.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 5:30:47 AM EDT
Just my everyday attire: Jeans, boots and golf shir in the summer. Long sleves in the winter. Thats about it. I figure it's a gunshow, not a costume party.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 5:43:19 AM EDT
My wife always shows up naked to our private "Gun Show".... She likes my rifles but she loves my gun! I sometimes wear socks if it is especially cold...[:)][:I]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 5:53:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Greywolf2112: I prefer wearing BDU pants (not the jacket) over any other pants - why? Because they are so damn comfortable, I don't have to wear a belt, they have lots of storage, etc.
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Just out of curiosity, what is your carry method? Just wondering, because I haven't found a method (besides shoulder holster) that doesn't require me to wear a belt. Even a paddle holster doesn't work well for me unless I'm wearing a belt. As far as BDUs are concerned...I don't wear woodland ones, but I do wear black or kahkie(sp?) ones. I like all the pockets, and they are comfy as hell.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:16:12 AM EDT
Cammo? Cammo is for kids and wannabes, active duty military excepted. Why be the fulfillment of Michael Moore's propaganda? OTOH, sometimes for recruiting purposes at antique gun shows, we'll put on 18th cent. "camo", albeit red...[url]http://www.najecki.com/40thfoot/40index.html[/url] ....or green [url]http://www.angelfire.com/home/95thrifles/[/url] We don't do it at "modern" gun shows- too many overweight, bearded losers who smell, and ALWAYS claim they have an M16 at home (suuuure), know that the Kentucky rifle "won the American Revolution" (wrong) and that modern military drill and marching is the same as it was back then, so they don't need to drill with us- just show up at events. (F*** you, pal....DEAD wrong)
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:21:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:22:35 AM EDT
I might wear the pants once is a while, but due to my age, haircut, and tattoos they probably make me look more like a skinhead, than a militia member. But, they are the most comfortable pants I have found yet.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:29:19 AM EDT
it depends on what i have clean that morning.[:D]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:30:16 AM EDT
While I don't wear camos anywhere, I do own them, and everything else that a modern militiaman should have. I do get a kick out of some of the posters here, and their "political correctness". No ones opinion will dictate to me what I wear, or what I think. Who the hell cares what the sheep think. What, you don't like camos because of "appearances"? Screw you..... You're just as bad as the enemy.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:30:24 AM EDT
yes. i also wear my combination snake head and muslim ear necklace. i wear face paint, a green bandanna over my head but no combat boots. boots are for pussies. i go barefoot. oh yeah, and a big fucking bowie knife between my teeth.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:35:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rasanders22: I know people have the right to wear whatever they want but could this be the reason why gun owners are labeled right wing militant nuts? .
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Has it ever occurred to you that because gun owners are not "right wing militant nuts", we now live in such a heavily regulated socialist society? [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:39:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BookHound: Nope. Jeans and a t-shirt. BTW, Chimborazo, probably depends on what you carry. I agree anything full-sized requires a belt. But in warmer weather, I carry a SIG P230 (.380) in an Uncle Mikes IWB that has a clip on it. No belt needed. A t-shirt conceals the pistol fine.
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Yeah, I have a Sig 232 that I guess I could probably carry without a belt. I just need a better holster for it, I guess. BTW, what's the difference between the 230 and 232?
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:44:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 6:46:07 AM EDT by SFC_Rick]
I've worn Utilities in the Corps and then BDU's in the Army for over 26 years. I'll damn well wear what ever I want, when I want, and that includes BDU's in public or in the woods. I even wear that Mossy oak pattern too. I earned the right to show my pride in front of whoever I choose, if they take offense to it fine thats their right too.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 7:05:05 AM EDT
I can never get the red paintball dots totally out of my BDU's. Everything I've tried. Pisses me off. Usually I wear khaki's or jeans, boots, and a polo or button down "work" shirt and a scally cap. Which would be what I wear every day. *shrug Wear what's comfortable for you, I don't give a shit.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 7:27:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 7:29:48 AM EDT by SHIVAN]
Whenever I leave the house I put on this camo: [img]http://www.foxoutdoor.com/product_fx/images/large/8340.jpg[/img] It blends it with everything I encounter...[rolleyes]. People at Baltlimore Ravens games actually wear this stuff. BDU pants, boonie hats, bandanas, tank tops.....I almost spit out my soda in the hair of the lady in front of me when the guy walked up in a leather Ravens jacket, with the BDU pants, and a boonie in this pattern. Where exactly would you encounter a plethora of purple in nature, and if you did why would you chose to run a "stalk" through it anyway? A lilac field? Maybe a field of heather? [rolleyes] Ed
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 7:30:48 AM EDT
I wear my field jacket to gun shows, but just because it's warm and comfy. I wear it at any informal event I attend.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 7:53:13 AM EDT
1. whatever is clean 2. whatever is comfy if fun show is followed by the traditinal post-show/post-shooting BBQ 3. Something clean and decent if post-show BBQ is followed by (almost as traditional) visit to girlie club.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 8:06:08 AM EDT
I wear the uniform of the day ; chinos, Plaid shirt and a ball cap. I blend right in [;D] Call it urban camo for guns shows.. I save my cami/BDUs for important funtions..
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 8:33:49 AM EDT
I wear BDU pants to fun shows because of the cargo pockets: They make a great place to stuff all the beanie babies I buy. Jay
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 8:58:21 AM EDT
I wear my cammi's when I go hunting, but I was thinking of getting one of those Mexican General outfits from Shotgun News, you know, the one with the feathers sticking out the top of the helmet...Yeah...I think I'll do that. See you all at the gun show.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:21:52 AM EDT
No I dont do the cammo thing at the fun shows. I like to ware slacks tie and dark blue windbreaker, or a 2 Piece suit. And I make sure that I ask a lot of questions. [;)]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:29:42 AM EDT
BUDs at the gun show is guy! I always go in a nice pair of daisie dukes and a tank top and every time some guy in camo stands next to me I hear laughter and almost feel bad for the dumb sap.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:33:45 AM EDT
Whenever I have anything to do with firearms, it's 501s, and a button down collared shirt. Sorta upgrades things and doesn't look like some militia type. I LOATHE BDUs on the range because it gives antis something negative to associate us with.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:35:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 9:37:37 AM EDT by llanero]
Ms. Manners has gone on record on this subject and she says that if you're wearing camo in public, you beter damn well be at a Ted Nugent show.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:40:37 AM EDT
No clothing, full on body camo paint for me.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:42:15 AM EDT
People who wear Como to guns shows are the same geeks & dorks you find at Sci-Fi and Dungeons and Dragons Conventions... or the kid on the Osbornes.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 9:44:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 9:45:20 AM EDT by sociopath]
I go for the "militant farmer" look. Overalls, boots, ballcap, t-shirt, assault weapon slung on back. Who cares what they think. They're stupid. Edited to add: I'm not rally a farmer either. I'm a sys-admin. I guess that makes me a poser!
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 10:03:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By llanero: Ms. Manners has gone on record on this subject and she says that if you're wearing camo in public, you beter damn well be at a Ted Nugent show.
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I's surprised Martha Stewart hasn't come up with a pretty pastel camouglage pattern that can be worn around town by members of the 'Kinder, and Gentler" militiamen.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 10:17:56 AM EDT
I wear nothing but a carbon fiber thong. But, its for a purpose! I show up early, usually before the vendors and wait at the door. As soon as the door opens I sprint through the gun show picking up every good deal. This is why everyone comes to the board after a show saying there were no good deals at their show. Show up earlier, you'll have to see me in my carbon fiber thong but you just might beat me to a deal [:)]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 10:52:29 AM EDT
dress slacks and tshirt.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:01:13 AM EDT
No need for camo. I just snap my fingers and become invisible.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:29:03 AM EDT
Wearing a suit and asking questions sounds entertaining!
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:29:29 AM EDT
No.....I wear camo when hunting. I have not found a realtree gun show pattern.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:31:26 AM EDT
I've never had a problem with anybody's attire,nor really cared what's correct to be worn at a funshow. BDUs or jeans,sneakers,tee shirt.A wallet stuffed with spending cash. Is what I wear,but...The thong thingy has got me thinking...
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:51:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 11:52:01 AM EDT by cmymud]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 1:33:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By llanero: Ms. Manners has gone on record on this subject and she says that if you're wearing camo in public, you beter damn well be at a Ted Nugent show.
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I's surprised Martha Stewart hasn't come up with a pretty pastel camouglage pattern that can be worn around town by members of the 'Kinder, and Gentler" militiamen.
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Ahh, yes--the Pink Pistol Platoon!
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