Gear Prioritization

Discussion in 'Clothing / Gear' started by Kulprit, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Kulprit

    Kulprit New Member

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    Hey guys, I wanted to ask for some help. As you know from my other threads I'm fairly new to Airsoft. This means I need everything. Reading these forums as watching YT videos and everything else in my research makes my head spin with all the loadout option (I love it!)
    What I need some help with is what pieces of gear should I target first? Ideally I'd just buy it all but that's not realistic so I am ping to try to consistently buy pieces of gear over time.

    Currently we have our guns (G&P M4's LiPo setup) and goggles (ESS).

    In order of importance what would you do next?

    Plate carrier?
    Sidearm?
    Clothing etc? (I have some 511 stuff I use for work for now)

    You get the idea. Basically what gear could you not live without? For me the research side and learning about all this stuff is really half the fun, I just want to make sure I identify the biggest necessity first over what might be sexy and draw my eye, lol.

    Thanks guys...
     
  2. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    I carry 7+1 mags, 2 grenades and a thunder b on me along with a hydration carrier so the PC was first. If I didnt have that I would have to use 1 hicap or carry mags in my pockets...
    You can always pick up Camo later on.
    Most people will reload a primary instead of switching to a secondary and I always recommend getting your primary 110% before getting a secondary. I only use my secondary if Im our of ammo in the middle of a firefight with no way to take cover and reload to get back in or if I want to run a pistols only game

    Look at Flyye or Pantac for a PC. They have the nicest quality and will last you the longest.
     

  3. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    If I were ordering things, I suppose my order would be:

    eyepro
    AEG/bbs/battery
    smart charger
    Boots
    PC
    mags
    camo
    sidearm/good holster
    more camo
    head gear

    It's pretty simple, start with what you can't live without and work your way down to the less functional stuff. You need eye protection, an AEG, and something to shoot to get on the field. A smart charger will make your life so much easier and protect your battery. After that, you want to protect your feet and ankles. Then, you need more mags, but first you need something to carry them in. After that, you'll want to look the part, so get a set of camo. Something that fits your environment as is allowed at your field for pretty much any type of game (M81 is a surefire bet for most of the country). Then you get the goodies, a sidearm, more camo, a helmet or whatever. After you've got that first set of camo, the rest is just gravy.

    FWIW, I put everything north of "mags" as a necessity, and "camo" is pretty much in that group as well.
     
  4. Kulprit

    Kulprit New Member

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    Here is more detail on what I have:

    G&P M4
    LiPoly setup w/ balance charger
    5 130 mid-cap mags
    ESS Goggles
    Decent hiking boots
    5.11 pants in OD and Coyote


    From feedback so far I will target two areas I think:

    PC rig to optimize my play
    Primary weapon upgrades (ie optic, sling, 1 hi-cap, etc)

    Them move to secondary and camo.

    Does that sound logical?
     
  5. Kulprit

    Kulprit New Member

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    Thanks man, really appreciate the explanation of the primary vs secondary investment, exactly what I was looming for. I'll upgrade my M4 first, then go secondary/holster down the line.

    I am pretty much decided on a Flyye 6094 PC setup, just narrowing down/educating myself on pouches etc. it's a lot of detail to learn but I'm getting there and thoroughly enjoying the process.
     
  6. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    depending on your play style there are many differnt types of pouches. I like the open top double stack style that Condor has. It puts the mags Kangaroo style but in different pouches not the same pouch. Easier to grab them and less moving around. I dont like the velcro covers because they make noise. I love hearing that in a firefight because i know I can rush while they fumble for a mag.
    this sits in the middle of my rig
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=30_712_715&products_id=35132
    then this to the left side of it
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=30_712_715&products_id=35138
    I run 3 grenade pouches on my right side. That covers my 6 spare mags and 2 pistol mags and grenades... they dont take up too much real estate wise either.
     
  7. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    From the sound of it you're pretty much on track. Skip the hicap, you don't need it. Everything else is good to go.

    [edit] You'd be better off staying away from Condor entirely. There are a lot of small pouch manufacturing companies out there with great products at good prices. Tactical Tailor, Blue Force Gear, ATS, TAG, and HSGI all come to mind. Here a some similar to what Protection posted:

    http://www.optactical.com/tagdoshpienm.html

    http://www.optactical.com/atsdosish.html

    http://www.optactical.com/hsmooptopdop.html

    http://www.optactical.com/atssim4magsh.html

    However, with a 6094, you've got the integrated kangaroo pouch, so the the most efficient method to carry 5-6 mags would be to use a three mag insert and a three mag shingle, like these:

    http://www.optactical.com/atstrm4magsh.html
    or
    http://www.optactical.com/blfogetetrm4.html

    with

    http://www.optactical.com/matr5maginfo.html
    or
    http://www.optactical.com/lbt263m4inbu.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  8. 1badweasel

    1badweasel New Member

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    I like the double pouches. You're able to carry twice as many magizines in the same amout of space. As for pouch type, I use both open and closed pouches. But this is based on my own preferences.
     
  9. Shadow_Nugz

    Shadow_Nugz New Member

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    Going off of What Knief said, get what you need, everything else can wait.

    Eyepro
    Primary
    Magazines + battery/charger (equally important to gun)
    Boots
    1st line(belt, holster, some mag pouches)
    2nd line(PC/Chest Rig w/ more pouches, etc)
    Camo
     
  10. JakeBworth

    JakeBworth New Member

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    I really don't like the double pouches. They stick out to much and the tightness hinders reload speeds.
    I suggest single open top stanag pouches for the front of your PC. Combine that with a few mag pulls and you are ready to start practicing a fast reload. Oh and buy Flyye.

    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f96/6094-pt-setup-recommendations-50226/
     
  11. Robin-Hood

    Robin-Hood New Member

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    In my opinion:

    • Eyepro
    • Boots
    • Gun
    • BDUs
    • Mags
    • Plate Carrier/Chest Rig
    • Hydration Pack
    • Extras.
     
  12. rdrunner

    rdrunner New Member

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    A couple other things I didn't see mentioned yet, gloves and a dump pouch. They're both not as necessary as things like a PC or boots, but gloves can be a godsend for when you get hit in the finger. As far as optimizing your play, not having to fiddle with putting mags back into their pouches and just dropping them in a pouch instead can save a lot of time and frustration and get you back on target faster.
     
  13. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    I have found that the Swiss Arms leg holster is a very good and reliable holster for a quick and smooth draw. I am seeing a good career for this holster.
     
  14. Maxuhmize

    Maxuhmize New Member

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    Don't they sell that at sports authority stores?
     
  15. Shadow_Nugz

    Shadow_Nugz New Member

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    Also Dunhams and Scheels. I might consider picking one up for my temporary usage.
     
  16. Grin

    Grin New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yup. I'd suggest a hard holster like a G-code, safariland, or blackhawk! serpa instead of a nylon holster. They hold the sidearm much better.
     
  17. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    I bought mine at Scheels. I don't know about Sports Authority.
     
  18. Kulprit

    Kulprit New Member

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    Yea ill definitely be getting a dump pouch with my rig, thanks for pointing out that I forgot to mention it.

    I already have some range gloves I plan to use at least initially. That'd be something ill upgrade down the line once I know the look I'm going for.