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Posted: 1/10/2006 12:08:04 AM EDT
I bought a blackhawk 4 mag hip pouch, uncle mike leg holster for three gun, everything is black and I wanted to do something to make it less noticeable if the SHTF, black stands out too much. Besides smearing mud all over it what else can I do?
Buying new gear is not an option right now, and I couldnt order the holster in OD green, back order for ever, they may not make it anymore.
thanks
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Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:04:01 AM EDT
Spray paint.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:24:48 AM EDT

Krylon will do wonders. Basic rules apply...multiple light coats. THe nylon will absorb the paint so it will take several coats to get the desired effect. Practice on an old piece of gear if you feel the need.

Kryoln makes a "Camo" line. The OD is good. I added some "Mushroom Satin" almost identical to the Marine Corp. coyote.

Good Luck
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:01:09 AM EDT
paint will flake off, but when done correctly, it will remain on for a fair amount of time.

take whatever piece and SCUFF the surface with some medium grit sand paper, do not go back & forth as this will lead to pilling , one diraction and once the surface has been prepped, then LIGHT spray 3-5 times over. repeat as necessary.

buckles, definitely sand that surface

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:20:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eggrolly:
paint will flake off, but when done correctly, it will remain on for a fair amount of time.

take whatever piece and SCUFF the surface with some medium grit sand paper, do not go back & forth as this will lead to pilling , one diraction and once the surface has been prepped, then LIGHT spray 3-5 times over. repeat as necessary.

buckles, definitely sand that surface




Excellent advice.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:30:31 PM EDT
I've painted black gear with good lasting results.

Tactical Tailor.





TG
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:14:22 PM EDT
anyone know why SWAT and such use black/dark colored gear?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:32:48 PM EDT

Intimidation...I doubt six guys kicking your door in are worried about blending in to the environment.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:11:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eggrolly:
paint will flake off, but when done correctly, it will remain on for a fair amount of time.

take whatever piece and SCUFF the surface with some medium grit sand paper, do not go back & forth as this will lead to pilling , one diraction and once the surface has been prepped, then LIGHT spray 3-5 times over. repeat as necessary.

buckles, definitely sand that surface




what about the nylon portions of my gear?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:17:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 10:17:37 AM EDT by mjm1]
Not to hijack the thread, but what is the consensus, if any, as to which color gear would be best in a city scenario? I can guess that OD is good for suburban or woodsy areas, where there is greenery to blend into, but what about cities? Would black work in cities, if not outside of same? In what scenario would black gear work? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:37:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjm1:
anyone know why SWAT and such use black/dark colored gear?



+1 intimidation
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:40:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjm1:
Not to hijack the thread, but what is the consensus, if any, as to which color gear would be best in a city scenario? I can guess that OD is good for suburban or woodsy areas, where there is greenery to blend into, but what about cities? Would black work in cities, if not outside of same? In what scenario would black gear work? Thanks.



Black is good for intimidation. It looks badass.
Even woodland is better in blending inan urban than black. It breaks up the outline, and that's what the eye's look for, shapes. Look at a person in wodland at a distance. They sort o look like a blob.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:55:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 9:22:56 PM EDT by Stickman]

Originally Posted By mjm1:
anyone know why SWAT and such use black/dark colored gear?




Its slimming.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:34:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Frens:

Originally Posted By mjm1:
anyone know why SWAT and such use black/dark colored gear?



+1 intimidation


And to differentiate themselves from a military unit. Camo would look "army" and not "police" to the civilian observer.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:12:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_L:

Originally Posted By Frens:

Originally Posted By mjm1:
anyone know why SWAT and such use black/dark colored gear?



+1 intimidation


And to differentiate themselves from a military unit. Camo would look "army" and not "police" to the civilian observer.



some SWAT units in the USA use woodland camo as well
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:49:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bjwar10:
Intimidation...I doubt six guys kicking your door in are worried about blending in to the environment.




+1 Visual Impact
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