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Old 02-07-2010, 02:59 PM
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BDU's Camo, and gear

Ok I have a setup of--nothing special. I'm looking into getting reproduction BDU's and gear of WW2. The problem is they seem real costly and im low on cash. The other plan I have is modern BDU's and gear (seems like it will be cheaper) but that seems awkward because I have a thompson and a 1911. i also have a modern M3 helmet that would look good with that. so, in conclusion, my question is- Should I go for modern, more bang for buck, or WW2, costly and good with my tommy? also if you know a place selling cheap repro WW2 gear and BDU's let me know
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:04 PM
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Opinion posts are frowned upon...

We cannot decide for you what you want to do. If you want to do WW2 then get a job and save up, simple as that. No one can decide what would make you happy and enjoy your time in airsoft
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As Titan said, we can't decide what you would like better. But I would ask you this:

How often do you play in events where WW2 gear is warranted? If you play in a lot of games based on WW2 scenerios, then it would be worth it for you to spend the extra money and get the gear you want. If not and you play more open plays or modern scenerios, then get yourself some woodland BDUs for next to nothing and piece together your authentic WW2 gear as you get the money.

But that is just my suggestion. As was stated, what you buy is ultimately up to you. We can not decide what is best for you in your situation.
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:30 PM
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Opinion posts are frowned upon...

We cannot decide for you what you want to do. If you want to do WW2 then get a job and save up, simple as that. No one can decide what would make you happy and enjoy your time in airsoft
ok sorry im new to this place and i have a job but its not really the "season" for mowing peoples lawns.

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How often do you play in events where WW2 gear is warranted? If you play in a lot of games based on WW2 scenerios, then it would be worth it for you to spend the extra money and get the gear you want. If not and you play more open plays or modern scenerios, then get yourself some woodland BDUs for next to nothing and piece together your authentic WW2 gear as you get the money.

But that is just my suggestion. As was stated, what you buy is ultimately up to you. We can not decide what is best for you in your situation.
ok sorry again im new here btw Ive never been to any official event I'm just trying to get help for getting geared up for one maybe soon but would it matter much If im wearing WW2 style in a modern style game? or vice versa?
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:53 PM
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No, you misunderstood my post. I was not chastising you at all nor was I being smug. If I wrote it that way I apologize. I was merely stating that if the WW2 gear is that expensive then look at how often you would actually NEED authentic gear from that era. You can pick up a set of woodland BDUs for next to nothing at a surplus store and with a few other items be ready to play in just about any event. Then turn around and buy the WW2 era uniform piece by piece as you get the money for them while gaining experience attending events in the meantime.

As I stated though, that is just a suggestion. I do not know whether you are planning on attending WW2 based games only or if you plan on attending any game you are capable of, but just want the authentic look.

By the way, welcome to the board, and hope to see you on the field.
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In an open game, nobody will chastise you for wearing woodland BDU's ( ACU's, MARPAT yadda, yadda yadda) and carrying a Thompson. BTW Thompsons ( and 1911's) were used during Vietnam and the 1911 was used up until it was replaced by the M9. I'd be willing to bet they are still in use somewhere in the world today, so I wouldn't get too worked up about mismatched eras
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thanks for help in the two posts before this one especially.
@Wraith- I didn't take it the wrong way or didnt mean to make it sound like I did. your message helped I will probably just get cheap BDUs from surplus store and work my way up to a WW2 style of stuff.
@mac50- yeah I get what your sayin I know that delta force uses the 1911 and a part of the marines uses the MEU (SOC) style 1911, and other soldiers are probably allowed to use 1911's if they have their own, idk for sure. and for thompson I'll just go out as someone who's modern that just has an old gun. I bet I'll go for a modern setup as a delta force, ranger, or some special ops/elite style. But I'm gonna save up for WW2 gear definately once I get a modern look going. I'll post pictures sometime soon
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You should get yourself some Tigerstripe and Vietnam era gear and you will look like one of the special forces units that sometimes used the Thompson during that conflict.

WW2 Gear is expensive. I do WW2 Reenacting. The thing is, you think the US Stuff is a pain...try looking into German. I spent around 1000 dollars on my entire German impression. All of that stuff is a royal pain money wise. Mostly because it is all reproduction gear that they work on trying to be as authentic as possible.

There are a few events here and there that would warrant a WW2 Impression, or if you are a fan of open plays. However, as mentioned, I would also work on a couple modern loadouts. (Make sure you get a green and tan loadout for major events) so that you are more capable during large scale events.
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As we have all said it is solely up to you. But also i would like to say that in WWII they pretty much wore OD green which is cheap. Also mac50 the thompson is still used in today' battles as well as the 1911, but as time goes technology gets better so the "traditional" tommy gun is obsolete. Its mostly a composite stock with high grade bored components so it can be pretty much a super bad tommy gun. Trust me i know guns I've studied millitary guns for 5 years SO I'm a gun nut.
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Well specialist, the SEALs have a choice of what weapon they want to carry for any given mission and that includes pretty much any weapon made from WW2 on. SO if a Thompson fits ths mission and an operator wanted to carry it , they could
So if ya wanna make a pissin' contest out of it, trust me I know the military, I've been in it for 27 years.
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As we have all said it is solely up to you. But also i would like to say that in WWII they pretty much wore OD green which is cheap. Also mac50 the thompson is still used in today' battles as well as the 1911, but as time goes technology gets better so the "traditional" tommy gun is obsolete. Its mostly a composite stock with high grade bored components so it can be pretty much a super bad tommy gun. Trust me i know guns I've studied millitary guns for 5 years SO I'm a gun nut.
I would like to see proof of this claim(the modern thompson).

I agree with Wraith on this one. Pick up some M81 pattern BDU's and build up your WW2 kit as time goes on.

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Yikes, not even sure where to begin with your posts Support Specialist.

As everyone else is saying, WWII Repro gear is expensive, but getting cheaper. Some impressions you can do cheaper than others. Get some modern stuff first then slowly buy the other stuff.
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Yikes, not even sure where to begin with your posts Support Specialist.

As everyone else is saying, WWII Repro gear is expensive, but getting cheaper. Some impressions you can do cheaper than others. Get some modern stuff first then slowly buy the other stuff.
Yeah, you can get a WWII 2nd Pattern HBT uniform (shirt & pants) for about $100 ... eBay has some for about $50 ... Marine Camo runs about $130 ...

The WWII Standard Impression ... wool combat uniform runs about $100 for the shirt and $100 for the pants ... then you've got the jacket ... it does get expensive. Then the weapons... an M-1 Garand will run about $1,000 for a good one and an M-1 Carbine about $800.

Here are some good links for reproductions:

http://www.atthefront.com/
http://www.whatpriceglory.com/
http://www.wwiiimpressions.com/ very high quaility
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