Operation Just Cause 1989 – Ranger kit

Originally intended as a gradual buildup of troops by the United States, Operation Just Cause was significantly changes over the course of 1989. Reasons for these changes in operational procedure came from the events that eventually led to the operation as we know it today. Relations between the US Administration and the Panamanian dictator Manuel…

Operation Urgent Fury 1983 – Ranger kit

A lot of Delta Force kits have been up on my blog posts lately. One of my main focuses has been on Ranger kits for a long time, so taking on something new has been very invigorating for me. But, now it is time to return to my roots. I recently got some new gear…

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….

The M653 Ranger carbine

The third and final part of this three part series takes us back to the early 1980’s and especially Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada in 1983. During this era, the Ranger companies can be seen wearing their OD green Jungle Fatigues, which they switched to around 1982. Before this change, they were using…

The M723 Ranger carbine

We are not going in chronological order with these posts, as some of you might have noticed. There is no order in chaos, but that is beside the point here. This article is about the M723 carbine that I have, presented in the configuration as it was used by US Army Rangers during Operation Just…

The 727 Ranger carbine replica

There are many names for the replica, as I usually refer my Airsoft tools-of-the-trade as, one of which I am going to discuss here. Usually I just refer this specific replica as the 727, but I have been noted on a few occasions that it never actually received a formal designation as the M727 carbine,…

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…

M653 and M727 carbines

Earlier this week I uploaded a new video to my Youtube channel. On the video I am talking about my two AEGs that I have, the M653 and the M727. It is not an in depth video about the two different carbines but rather an overview of them. I do point out the most obvious…