Operation Nifty Package 1989 – Delta Force kit

A few posts back I talked about the Operation Just Cause Ranger kit and now it is time to share something about the Delta Force side of things from that era. The title of the post is Operation Nifty Package, which was an operation inside an operation. Sounds good? Good. Can get a bit confusing,…

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 Eagle Claw 1980 – Delta Force kit

In November 4th, 1979, a group of around 200 Iranian college students took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran and took over 50 American diplomats and citizens hostage. The students were supporters of the Iranian Revolution and had gathered in front of the embassy to demand the return of the former Shah of Iran,…

Operation Urgent Fury 1983 – Delta Force kit

October 25th, 1983, the United States invasion of Grenada began. Due to internal strife in the People’s Revolutionary Government, Maurice Bishop (former Prime Minister of Grenada) was executed after his arrest. A preliminary government was formed (Revolutionary Military Council), with Hudson Austin as the Chairman. The US invasion began just shy of a week after…

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…

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…

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…