Message from PureDureSure in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire
No shit. So you do the Bulge show at Indiantown Gap?
Those pics are from the Reading airshow and Fort Indiantown Gap event
Haven't reenacted in a couple years though
Nice. I'm actually originally from Scranton, and went back there for my undergraduate work.
I'm from Baltimore originally but PA is Eden compared to MD
Well, I can't speak from experience. "The Wire" is all that's been necessary to keep me clear of Charm City.
When I was young we did live smack in the middle of Philadelphia, which was fine. But later, my dad had to work in West Philly, which was not.
The wire is an accurate depiction of the ghetto. White areas are safe or were. Since the riots (that I joy rided through) the niggers have been spilling over since the cops don't give a damn after being thrown under the bus
We later moved out to Bryn Mawr, and he even did a rotation at Geisinger, so we lived in Danville for half a year.
Exactly. I'm familiar with several long-serving members of our local law enforcement here around Columbia, SC, and they are unanimous in expressing their frustration at the knowledge that they can't actually police because no one up the chain of command will have their back. They're also utterly disgusted by the defeatist, lazy, and plea-happy, if not downright catch-and-release prosecutors.
These are men who felt a calling to their work (most after their military service, to boot), and can't believe what a mockery the institution to which they long ago chose to dedicate their lives has become.
It's sort of like a more compact, intense version of what I think all of us truly red-pilled feel.
I guarantee 9/10 White cops are either WN or sympathetic
I'm from a cop family and all my kin are sympathetic to us
Well, once you're actually exposed to the filth, you know the score. Classmates at Scranton used to dismiss my "racism" as "ignorance" I had picked up in SC. I would explain to them that Richland County, SC is equal parts Black and White, so I had lived the experience, while they were the ones ignorant of the problem because they'd never left their insulated zip codes out in the wealthy Philadelphia suburbs.
@PureDureSure yeah the Serbs love the 8mm the Serbian army uses a big AK in 8mm and I have one 😊
No shit? That's amazing. I want one now! Actually, do they make an RPK variant? Lol
That's really neat! It's like a battle rifle counterpart to the AK. It's actually a lot like the PSL, isn't it? Just less DMR-oriented.
When were these imported and what are they called?
It is called a M76 sniper rifle
Leaning PASGT but that face shield...
Are you going to be on or near the shield line?
The official shield line no, though my group has shields and a couple EMTs in it so were planning on being near any action to help
It's the classic mobility vs protection debate. The riot helmet even has a rubber seal along the top and sides of the mask. The cons are it's hot, heavy and hard to hear.
So if you're not like, 100% dedicated to be part of the stationary wall, I'd opt for mobility.
And run with the PASGT + goggles instead
I know a lot (if not all) of our guys on the wall are running setups similar to what you have on the right with a full face shield, but if you're going to be moving around and needing to coordinate with people on the go, I'd probably go with the PASGT
That's what I'm thinking, if this was fall or winter I'd go riot helmet but fuck being a heat casualty
Yeah it's gonna be pretty warm, fairly humid as well.
Long term forecast is 84 mostly sunny which isn't too bad this time of year
True, but I think the humidity is supposed to be like 75% or something. So that's about 10 degrees added on, plus a bit of stickiness.
Still not too bad but I wouldn't want to be wearing that riot helmet all day long if I planned on being mobile haha
My thoughts exactly
I spend years ww2 and cw reenacting in wool uniforms in summer and work a bit outside so I'm accustomed to summers around here... They can be brutal to Midwesterners and new englanders
Yeah, it's actually looking more like 85% humidity now that I check. Still only about a couple more degrees difference. I tend to run warm but the heat never really bothers me.
9/10 UV index tho so for us very HUWHITE people, be sure to take that into account.
Especially considering we'll be in a large, open park with very little shade.