Operation Gothic Serpent kits – US Army Ranger and 1st SFOD-D

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, which was depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down. Before the movie, however, Mark Bowden wrote a book titled Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War. The book and the movie are available from your favorite retailer as well as from online digital retailers….

Slings – What I use and why

For a while now I have wanted to do a short post about the slings that I primarily use. You might have noticed that I have a certain trend with slings on my replicas; two-point. There are a few reasons why I use two point slings. I have tried one-point and three-point slings as well…

Late 1980s – early 1990s Ranger(ish) reconnaissance photoshoot

A while back I did a photoshoot with the theme of old school reconnaissance. Here are some of the images that came out that day. For more, please head out to my Facebook page. Link below. In addition, please check out my Instagram and Youtube sites as well and like and subscribe! Facebook Youtube Click…

New video – ALICE setup

Yesterday I uploaded a new video to the Youtube channel. I’m talking a little about the current ALICE setup that I run and the modifications that I have done to it. A lot of the modifications, if not all, are taken from images, videos and books that I have read about old school gear that…

Berget 13 kit – How it really went down

Even the best laid plans have a tendency to change when the first BB flies in the air. I earlier posted an article about the kit I was going to run at Berget 13. I had a dry-run with the kit at the reconnaissance training we attended with our team and noticed that while it…

Berget 13 kit

Decided to do something different this time around. Last post was  way too long ago and the blog needed an update. I have another idea for a photoshoot but I want everything to get a bit greener before I go ahead with that. Instead, I am doing a post about my kit which I will…

1980’s – 1990’s US Army

Keeping it old-school again with this new setup. Winter is coming and the weather is getting colder, so I need to get some warmer stuff. Here are a couple of images that I took during the weekend while testing the stuff in a non-airsoft environment. Hence the lack of eye protection. I have a PASGT…

1990’s oriented recon mission in Colombia

Did some recon in “Colombia” the other day. A break from the British kit that I have been posting lately. The attempt was to test my new M81 woodland loadout that is progressing rather well and get some “Clear and Present Danger” -style pics up for the blog. Most of these have already been spammed…

SBS in Afghanistan, Qala-i-Janghi, circa 2001

The opportunity for another photoshoot came last weekend. This time I decided to go with a setup for which I originally started my L119 build for. The 2001 era SBS operators in Afghanistan. I have taken some liberties at places, like the PLCE webbing instead of the OPS vest, since I like it better. Otherwise…