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Old April 14th, 2011, 14:22   #331
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Conker secured a huge batch of 3rd Recon pics and yeah RRV, CIRAS and MBSS are still used.

Also, most Force Recon Platoon of MEU still use all of the FSBE kit
Awesome, now I don't need to hunt for an SPC.

What's with optics/rifle parts? Same as in videos with 1st Recon (ACOG, M203, PEQ-16, Surefire)?
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Old April 14th, 2011, 14:28   #332
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Magpul through Chris Costa at one of the past SHOT Shows has stated that you shouldn't use EMAGs in standard M4/M16 lower receivers unless it's an emergency. Apparently they're not as optimized to feed as the standard PMAGs.

Those look like regular PMAGs anyway.
I don't think regular pmags have those windows. I was asking because theres tons of photos of them using Emags instead of pmags.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 14:33   #333
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@Disco_Dante:

EMAGs fit in pretty much any gun, including "standard" M4/M16.
PMAGs don't as they have that... "border" at the top to align them better to standard-spec magwells.
The reason they now use EMAGs is because desk warriors decided to ban PMAGs as they aren't compatible with the new IAR -basically an HK416 with heavy barrel supposed to be used as a SAW-ish.

BTW yes there are standard PMAGs with the window; they're called PMAGLevel.



@John:

I don't get it... SPC are muuuuch easier to find than MBSS/CIRAS/RRVs!

As for gun parts, yes. Recon batallions get ACOGs issued, I don't know if they get any red dot though... Force Recon get EOTech 553 in black. They don't use M3X or SpecterDR as these are SOCOM issue items only (which gets them for MARSOC) while MFR get supply from the Corps. Many Surefire M910 as taclights, a bunch of M961, though much less than before since the PEQ-16 includes a taclight.

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Old April 14th, 2011, 15:44   #334
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That one was posted publicly so I guess I can share it.



That's a training stateside though, it's not from the field series I had.

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Old April 14th, 2011, 16:08   #335
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I don't get it... SPC are muuuuch easier to find than MBSS/CIRAS/RRVs!
Can't seem to find one in ebay.. maybe I'm looking at the wrong place.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 17:40   #336
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http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/USMC-3/efe62471.jpg

Why are these marines using E-mags? I was under the impression they didn't feed properly in north american STANAG compatible weapons.


I've only seen Brits using EMAGs.

Like was said, they look like PMAGs, don't think much Americans would be using EMAGs as PMAGs are issued in some units and are available in some PXs, etc.

Not sure if it's the whole USMC or just some units but PMAGs have recently been banned, reason being they don't want them being used in the new IARs as they don't work properly in them or something.

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Old April 14th, 2011, 17:43   #337
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Skeletor, see my post above.

Yes, they've been banned in the whole USMC although some say their units tolerate them overseas anyway (tolerate aka still banned, but not everyone cares).

The IAR is basically an HK416, so the angle of the magwell is much smaller, which makes it uncompatible.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 17:45   #338
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Skeletor, see my post above.

Yes, they've been banned in the whole USMC although some say their units tolerate them overseas anyway (tolerate aka still banned, but not everyone cares).

The IAR is basically an HK416, so the angle of the magwell is much smaller, which makes it uncompatible.
Yea, I didn't see this last page when I posted
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Old April 14th, 2011, 19:45   #339
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I don't get it... SPC are muuuuch easier to find than MBSS/CIRAS/RRVs!

As for gun parts, yes. Recon batallions get ACOGs issued, I don't know if they get any red dot though... Force Recon get EOTech 553 in black. They don't use M3X or SpecterDR as these are SOCOM issue items only (which gets them for MARSOC) while MFR get supply from the Corps. Many Surefire M910 as taclights, a bunch of M961, though much less than before since the PEQ-16 includes a taclight.
I mean in terms of commonplace as a replica or real deal. Thanks for the info on optics though!
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Old April 14th, 2011, 19:54   #340
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That one was posted publicly so I guess I can share it.

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That's a training stateside though, it's not from the field series I had.
That pic was photoshopped.
I wonder what's missing. Look at the cloned tree.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 20:35   #341
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Thanks for the info guys!
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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:09   #342
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That one was posted publicly so I guess I can share it.


That's a training stateside though, it's not from the field series I had.
I was going to say, I've seen that before and it was labeled "airsoft impression"
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Old April 17th, 2011, 15:16   #343
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Been a while since I last posted some of my kit

RRS-V currently set up for scouting-recon game coming up so I tried to go really light, rest goes in my C-Bak MULE

I also have an MBSS coming so a few pouches will find themselves going on that one.

Complete list with MFG Dates:

-PACA NSW cut to Safariland Armor
-EI Hydro carrier (civvie, being replaced by issued)
-Flash bang x4 (2x 2004, 1x 2006, 1x 2008)
-IFAK (2005)
-Admin w/o light (2004)
-duty belt and pad some random civvie brands
-CSM dumper (2007)
-MBITR x2 (1x 2005, 1x 2006)
-Single M4 8x (3x 2004, 2x 2005, 3x 2008)
-EI commercial triple shingle
-EI Horizontal utility (early 2005 green tag)
-SAW split top (2005)
-M60 (2005)
-Canteen cover x3 (all 2005)
-Frags x2 (1x 2007, 1x 2008)
-Leg Panel (SFLCS 2006)
-RRS-V (2006)
-MSA MICH with fake-ass Norotos

Uniforms (not shown)

MCUU desert
MCUU temperate
FROG
CWU27 tan
CWU27 sage
PCU GenII

Enough talk, PICTUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!











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Old April 17th, 2011, 15:59   #344
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Sweet! I gotta say the 2004-2006 color is much better than the 2007 and up one, IMHO. It's more brown while the new has a greenish tint. But still reaaaaally gotta change that dropleg panel and Norotos :P

Also, I had some fun yesterday:






To buy :
- Get proper duty belt
- Get the SOTech MPMD bag instead of the CAP
- Real IR flags

Already on their way :
- VTAC 2point sling
- Sordins to replace COMTACs

Other than that, maybe somme dummy frags... but it's pretty much complete I think.

* are replicas.

Helmet
MICH2000*, painted FDE-ish
Norotos 3-hole
Norotos TATM long
VIPIR
1in IR square on top
Surefire HL1 tan
Skydex Straps & fixations
Skydex Pads
FDE-ish paint
Callsign painted

1st line
Spec-Ops Gear Rigger's belt
Tactical Tailor Duty Belt
CSM Dump pouch
Blade-Tech 1911
3x .45 mags on a dive belt adapter
Gerber multitool
SDS pistol lanyard
FSBEII E&R Bag (as an IFAK)

2nd line
FSBEII CIRAS
FSBEII M4 mag (x2)
FSBEII Shingle
FSBEII Frag (x2)
FSBEII MBITR
FSBEII Hydratation
CAT
Chemlights
Foretrex 201
LBT Foretrex pouch
Nivramus Recon


3rd line
Corpsmen Assault Pack (to be replaced by SOTech MPMD)
EMT shears
Surefire G2
Tape roll
Gerber straps cutter

Clothing
Hatch SOG-HK
Keen hiking boots
Woodland MARPAT MCUU with IR flag + flightpatch on each arm

Various
MSA Sordin*
TEA Universal*
MBITR* (United Star)
Blade antenna* (United Star)
M-Frames Ballistic 2.0 (smoked lens)
G-Shock 5600 (got it cheap on eBay... looks fake)
ALTA Pads

Blasters (all repros)
CQBR 10.5
5pos stock
KAC RIS
KAC M4QD
ARMS #40
PEQ-16
SU233
Double tape swich
ASAP plate
SpecterDR* + Adapter + Docter
Magpul MS2 (VTAC on the way)
1911 MEU

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Old April 17th, 2011, 16:28   #345
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Yeah I sure have to change those but I'd rather get these before:

Surefire M951
Crane stock + battery for my CQBR
Bates combat boots

But at least the drop leg is covered whenever I'll receive my tax return

As for the color, yeah the old color is so much better, the new one is like darker khaki.
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