Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm – Delta Force kit

January 17th, 1991; the day Operation Desert Storm began. Commonly referred to as the Gulf War now-a-days, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm are sometimes used when talking about the war. There are some fine differences between them, since Desert Shield and Desert Storm both go together with the Gulf War term. Desert Shield was the preparation…

Old School ALICE Medium Rucksack – What I carry

First, a disclaimer. This post is not intended to be a thorough look into what you need to carry nor does it represent the setup of a specific unit. As always, I have drawn inspiration and ideas from the US Army Rangers and what they carried and could have carried during their missions. This setup…

My ALICE Setup – 2018 Version

I have been talking about my ALICE setup, that I primarily use, on many posts over at Instagram and sometimes here on the blog as well. My Youtube channel began with the introduction of this same setup a few years ago and I have referred everyone to that video ever since I made it. I…

Manchu Hair – The PASGT Helmet Cover

I have had a few questions every now and then regarding the “Manchu Hair” that can be seen in some of the images I post. It is about time I explain something about it and how I made it. The reason I made it in the first place was my Operation Just Cause Ranger impression….

Project RO727 – Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black

Making your tools, or Airsoft replicas, look realistic and worn can be a difficult process. There are several ways of doing it, from natural weathering to artificial weathering. The former takes a lot of time and use and sometimes waiting for the replica to look weathered might be the most appealing option for the user….

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…

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,…