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- Digitaly Sniping one shot at a time
- 29 years old
- November 24, 1984
- 30 min away from Nashville, Tenn
- Marine Corp Scout Sniper program, USMC Force Recon, USMC Recon, Navy Seals, Green Beret, SAS, Royal Marines Commandos (UK), M40A3 sniper rifle, M40A1 sniper rifle, Dog Tags, M468 Rifle, AR-10A4, SR-25 Rifle, AK-74 (Yes there is such a gun), AK-103, AK-47, Type 56 (AK based from China), Galil AR 7.62 (AK variant from Israel), Micro Galil, M14 DMR, M25, QBZ-95, QBZ-97, M95 Anti Material Rifle, M95 and M105 Light Anti Material Rifles, AS-50, HK Mk. 23 Pistol, IMI Desert Eagle (44. Magnum), MEU-SOC pistol (.45 ACP), Sig Sauer P220 Short pistol (.45 ACP), G18 Pistol, Mk. 17 (SCAR-H) Rifle, EGLM 40mm Grenade Launcher, MGLs, M60E3s, Tavor rifle (TAR-21), Future Force Warrior Program, M109A6 Paladin, F-14s, F-4s, B-1Bs, B-52s, F-15I Ra'am, F-16I Sufa, US Navy, USMC, Israeli Air Force, Israeli Intelligence, CIA<br /><br />New York Yankees, San Fransisco 49ers, UFC, Indy Car racing, Danica Patrick, Street Racing
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21 April 2010 - 07:52 PMI went with a ghillie poncho. I don't like to suit up in the staging area (gives away part of a sniper's surprise), and a ghillie poncho is easy to stow in an ALICE, pull on without removing my mask when I get to my hide, and remove before going back to the staging area (people may now know there is a sniper, but not necessarily who). I am wearing the head piece in my sig.
Yeah my old poncho I found it's easier to use it without a backing like a BDU, on and off. Right now though I'm building my new poncho from the ground up. I have a ghillied mask I'll use and by the time I'm done the poncho will be Mil-Spec. I just make a better ghillie than I can buy, I've done too much research. I started with a kit and I had to order more netting to get the poncho the way I like it. I put Multicam cordura on the bottom front and back and tied on a grid of paracord from the front of the hood to the bottom of the poncho both front and back, now I'm tieing on the jute.
19 April 2010 - 08:07 PMThe blanket has it's place in both rapid deployment and when you're going to be in the same position for a good while.
I don't have a blanket (yet... ) but that would be likely when I would use it. However to properly use it to maximum advantage it's best used for when you'll be at the same position for a good while, that way you have time to add natural foliage to better conceal yourself.
If you feel you are more often in a situation that you could benefit from the use of a blanket, I agree, keep it rolled up where you can access it but it won't get in the way.
19 April 2010 - 07:53 PMIt really does depend on where you are in the world. Climates dictate what colors you use. local vegetation dictates what colors you use and when.
Do you play in a grassland environment? Do you play in a forest environment? Do you play in a CQB environment? Do you play in a desert environment? How often does it snow?
Many things are considered in making a quality ghillie suit. Pictures also help for reference. A knack for colors helps with color matching (both of my parents are 60 year old artists, I inherited my mom's eye for color). I'm personally working on a self made ghillie. Building it pretty much from the ground up, basing it on Multicam colors. I've spent years on researching how snipers made ghillies. Some ask how I know so much and to be honest I asked any sniper I could, talked to various people (even a veteran who built his own and turned around and bought mine so I could build this one.) grabbed up articles, read things anywhere I could find them, watched as many documentaries as I could find, on and on. I learned lingo and pretty soon I found out I could make a good ghillie anytime for anywhere.
Try taking some photos of places similar to where you play in different seasons, make notes of the colors. Write down the color for each season you notice is the most dominant then follow it with writing down the color that is the second most dominant and so-on and so-forth. Focus on in the winter time what the area looks like when you most often play, this way for most occasions your ghillie has a better chance of blending in, meaning less work for you to conceal yourself during and before games.
As you have those lists, buy the appropriate amount of netting and jute or burlap or even camo-netting if that is your choice.
As far as BDUs to use, you don't need much, if you are wearing a ghillie with the cammies, simple colors like tan, dark earth/Coyote Brown, olive drab green will work well. The reason is that these cammies when used with a ghillie, serve as a backing, if they're close enough to see the ghillie backing, you only have a split second before you're hit anyway irregardless of what cammies you use.
19 April 2010 - 07:27 PMI've recently been experimenting with my new ghillie suit and I've stumbled upon the problem (literally) of branches and various other small grabby things snagging the lower strands of my suit and causing me to drag the smaller limbs making alot of noise or stop and remove them only to accumulate more in 3 more steps. So I'm wondering how you guys keep your from picking up a small forest on your legs.
You either reach over and snap the thing close to the suit and keep going or you keep going and let the strength of the suit snap it for you. Don't bother removing it completely from the suit when you're done, it's free stuff that looks like it's supposed to be there.
You may also be moving too fast. A stalk takes some time but the slower you go the more it buys you in silence. When you're slow, you have a chance to see potential problems and eliminate them before being heard. Remember you're not just there to eliminate targets of oportunity, you are also the eyes and ears and mouth of your team, in other words you are recon, you make the rest of your team look freakin awesome when they show up cuz they know everything they need to know before they showed up to duke it out. You're the one EVERYONE worries about cuz you spoil the other teams plans.
Recon/Scouting is my favorite part of the "job". Gotta love it.
19 March 2010 - 01:06 AMi think it would make an already expensive sport/hobby
even more expensive..
seems like a cool idea. just not really pocket friendly..
our PD uses Glock training pistols with different bolts in them so they cant fire live rounds, but the ammo for them is ridiculous in price.. like .75 a piece.. for the 9mm and the ones for the carbines.
Yes, expensive. Sad deal with the ammo there. My live rounds of 7.62x39mm for my semi-auto AK is only 20 cents per shot. I do have to say lighting up the target with my drum mag on my last outing with 76 rounds (extra one in the chamber) was a mind-gasm. Man that was fun. The rounds just kept loading. lol
But that's manufacturing and materials costs for ya.
no one said it yet, but this for one...would fall under the one ball per trigger pull rule, (I know there are ways around it but still) and it may become too dangerous as well. What if you shot someone with that at close range? I dont know, but some ideas jsut dont seem practical and this to me is on.
It would be no different than a normal paintball round, just more aerodynamic. The fact that you have the round made out of the same materials as paintballs today would make it less than lethal.
You WOULD have to have rules like in airsoft where such a device being used is restricted to engaging a player at further distances because of the increase in ballistic efficiency through improvement of aerodynamics, to improve player safety.