Message by Hand Banana, in Charlottesville 2.0, #gear_and_attire

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 15:30:00

Those bump inserts are so you dont hit your head on a crawlspace

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 15:30:09

They won't stop a brick or a bottle or a bikelock

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 17:11:28

Get a kevlar pasgt. They can be had for $50 on eBay and they make riot face shields that attach to them

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 17:11:42

Kurt V posted a great doc on them

The Goy Scout 2017-08-01 17:19:15

For anyone concerned about covering tattoos, or just protection from sunburn, I'm getting this to go under my white polo. Supposed to be cool, compression, sweat wicking.

The Goy Scout 2017-08-01 17:19:29

Only 14 bucks

Radical 2017-08-01 17:49:18

Was planning on bringing this, just waiting to see if it gets approval. Still need to do some touching up, but you get the idea.

greg-ky 2017-08-01 18:45:27

Lets hope they are!!

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 19:43:09

Melektaus 2017-08-01 20:24:44

What did ya'll reinforce the shield edges with?

Kurt 2017-08-01 20:26:39

Looks like angle iron

Kurt 2017-08-01 20:27:34

I should bring my sabre

greg-ky 2017-08-01 21:00:52

At Home Depot back where the brackets for the lumber are located there is an area with flat and angle pieces of metal. Also by the nuts and bolts you can find flat straps

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 21:08:43

What they said

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 21:08:59

About $40 worth of material. 15 without the brackets

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 21:10:18

I added the eyelets on top of the sides to mount a sling so it can be carried hands free when not engaged

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 21:17:20

An angled sling would be better

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 21:17:31

Carrying it like that it will flop around and be a pain in the ass

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 21:23:08

I think you are right... that's the prototype. Was thinking one more attachment point for a 3 point style sling

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 21:25:30

I am right

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 21:25:37

I do a lot of nerdy larp shit wit hshields

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 21:29:37

Lol I will follow your advice then

This was my first

Melektaus 2017-08-01 21:36:40

did you see if they sell curved iron brackets? mine is a round shield. if not no biggie, i may actually just stretch some copper sheeting taut over it and rivet it down.

Stannisthemannis 2017-08-01 21:38:17

Not at home depot

Melektaus 2017-08-01 22:12:26

copper it is

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 22:51:11

why metal

Melektaus 2017-08-01 23:00:22

Something to cover the ugly plywood

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 23:03:41

sandpaper and paint

Melektaus 2017-08-01 23:13:34

Think metal would be seen as too aggressive and warrant cop attention?

Kurt 2017-08-01 23:15:58


Kurt 2017-08-01 23:16:05

not anymore than anyhting else

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 23:16:32

Metal is just heavy

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 23:16:39

I doubt they're going to have swords or halberds or something

Melektaus 2017-08-01 23:18:24

I just figure the dings of antifa bodies against it would be a melody

Melektaus 2017-08-01 23:18:48

A Symphony of delight

Heinz - MI 2017-08-01 23:18:59

If they did that would be pretty sweet.

Melektaus 2017-08-01 23:27:08

Roman symbols?

HueTheHand 2017-08-01 23:27:56

I see nothing Roman only Germanic

Melektaus 2017-08-01 23:29:30

maybe a triskelion, but that'd be lost on normies

Hand Banana 2017-08-01 23:29:48

Put a swazi on it