Message from PureDureSure in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire

2017-08-06 22:17:15 UTC  

You would be better off gluing fome to the back then putting some fabric over it

2017-08-06 22:17:45 UTC  

Or in the mid evil times they used thick lether

2017-08-06 22:29:41 UTC  

Helmet liner pads??

2017-08-06 22:46:50 UTC  

There should be a coordinated shield beating chant that we do to intimidate the enemy

2017-08-06 22:55:14 UTC  

Buy a roll of camp mat at Wall mart for $8

2017-08-06 22:55:25 UTC  

Cut it out and use spray adhesive or dap contact cement

2017-08-06 22:55:27 UTC  


2017-08-06 23:30:00 UTC  


I decided against it, but for offensive use of a shield it would be hard to beat one of these on each arm! #overkill

2017-08-06 23:30:59 UTC  

I like it! Like a buckler

2017-08-06 23:33:41 UTC  

THIS just premiered at SHOT show 2017, and will definitely be the ticket for Cville 3.0.

2017-08-06 23:52:13 UTC  

@PureDureSure only if you what to get it grabbed and your ass whooped do to the hood controlling you by the shield

2017-08-06 23:52:31 UTC  

That thing is mall ninja junk

2017-08-06 23:58:51 UTC  


If you think that thing is for hand-to-hand, you're sorely mistaken. You mount the rifle for a reason: the standoff distance.

2017-08-06 23:59:43 UTC  

If your watch the promo videos they are trying to promote it as being used for CQB

2017-08-07 00:00:01 UTC  

Mobility is life that thing is death

2017-08-07 00:00:36 UTC  

There is a resin why in Iraq we stoped using full interceptor baddy armor and switched to plate carriers

2017-08-07 00:02:30 UTC  

I'd rather go prone behind cover tbh

2017-08-07 00:02:57 UTC  

But I'll get behind you if you want to carry it ;)

2017-08-07 00:03:02 UTC  

Clearly it's going to be used for breaching/assaults, and in teams. There is a difference between CQB and H2H. If someone gets close enough to you to grab it/you before you've put them down with gunfire, you're already in more trouble than you should be, shield or not.

2017-08-07 00:05:27 UTC  

In situations where law enforcement will have a need for such tactics and equipment, they typically have a great deal more prep time and intel than soldiers are ever afforded. It's for set-piece assaults, not fluid warfare.

2017-08-07 00:06:27 UTC  

@PureDureSure you have never seen combat have you ...

2017-08-07 00:07:23 UTC  

It it is consensus in the LEO and Protection industry that that product is junk and will get people killed

2017-08-07 00:08:22 UTC  

Just like the side armor and arm armor the US MC tried using in Iraq but it got more people hurt then it helped

2017-08-07 00:08:38 UTC  


I also have a room temperature IQ, and can't possibly reason through the scenarios mentioned given the available information, before you ask.

2017-08-07 00:10:31 UTC  

Till you've been there you can't get it. I work PSD and was infantry/ PSD in the army for 17 years including 2 tors in the sand box.

2017-08-07 00:10:40 UTC  

That product is JUNK

2017-08-07 00:10:51 UTC  

*slow clap*

2017-08-07 00:11:08 UTC  

If you what to get your self hurt by using junk go for it

2017-08-07 00:11:33 UTC  

Or you can listen to people that know what they are taking about

2017-08-07 00:11:39 UTC  

Context, sir. Look up the thread.

2017-08-07 00:12:01 UTC  

I'm also a certified CQB and small unit combat instructor

2017-08-07 00:12:22 UTC  

There is NO use for that shield mount it restricts you to much

2017-08-07 00:12:27 UTC  

There's no way that the poster before me was serious about using that "juggernaut" getup, either.

2017-08-07 00:12:49 UTC  

And your legs and lower torso are still vulnerable

2017-08-07 00:13:09 UTC  

I'm explaining the reasoning behind their invention and its marketing, not my intended use case

2017-08-07 00:13:38 UTC  

It sounded like you were trying to say it was a good product

2017-08-07 00:15:30 UTC  

I find the idea amusing. Like the bullshit in those "Army of Two" video games. That's all. Though I have no doubt that they'll find some - and you used the appropriate term - mall ninjas in local police departments to sell a few.

2017-08-07 00:19:34 UTC  

And thanks for rubbing it in about your career. Lol. I was robbed of mine. Nominated to USMA by the then-chairman of HASC, but disqualified from service by DODMERB. I even tried a direct commission years later when some requirements were slackened to ease the personnel deficit brought on by GWOT, but was again denied the chance to fight.

2017-08-07 00:24:08 UTC  


2017-08-07 00:28:11 UTC  

Lol. How could you have known?! I'm picking. I just wanted to point out that I have desperately wanted that life from a young age (my grandfather did WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and my uncle graduated USMA in 1987), and I'm grateful we have men who have "seen the elephant" in our camp.