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    Good shops for military kit

    Online or otherwise, where do you get your kit when you have to buy it?

    rvops is pretty good, anywhere else recommended?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
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    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
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    rvops , uktactical, or ebay for little bits!
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    I see nobody favours Silvermans?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    They're renowned for being extortionately priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftandSure View Post
    They're renowned for being extortionately priced.
    True, but in my day (pre 'net) it was all we had!

    I used to use US Cavalry,
    http://www.uscav.com/Home.aspx
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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    True, but in my day (pre 'net) it was all we had!
    Aye, I remember, they had a flashy catalogue and Gucci kit was always that little further out of reach because of their costs. The War and Peace show was the place to go to pick up Gucci wares.

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    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    http://www.armynnavy.com/

    Becketts were my store of choice
    Time for another break I think......

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    This place is good and the owner is a gent to deal with.
    http://www.strikeforcesupplies.co.uk/
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    Army Bargains anyone?

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    Not mil specific, but you can pick up some Gems in Lidl / Aldi (ie. Secateurs, hands saws etc) I keep signed up to their newsletters so you can see in advance whats on offer. Also the likes of Deals, the one in newbridge is forever churning out bargains on the likes of survival blankets.

    +1 for RVOPS a pleasure to deal with they also do decent video reviews on some of their kit.
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    Anything I have bought from Deals hasn't lasted more than 2 minutes from when I started using it. Literally!
    Just as well I tried it at home instead of out on the ground.

    You know the saying "buy once, cry once" or however it goes...

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    What about protac? Was only in there once before to get a pouch but didn't really look about.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    What about protac? Was only in there once before to get a pouch but didn't really look about.
    Their prices are a bit much for my liking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    What about protac? Was only in there once before to get a pouch but didn't really look about.
    It's a physical store so he he has more costs than other retailers, still not as pricey as rvops or silvermans. I personally have had a negative experience with protac so I wouldn't give him a cent of my money but that is purely personal.

    There's no silver bullet in regards to retailers for ROI based bods as some people take the piss with shipping costs. You just have to shop around for every individual item. www.facewest.co.uk is great and cheap for outdoory gear including drybags but dosen't do military kit.
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    Just got a couple of things off strike force supplies there. Bang on apod, good value and a gent to deal with.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Not technically military kit, but a new source for T-Shirts, fleeces etc with unit logos. Ideal for courses etc.



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