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    Before you go out and get kit like this,you need to know that you will be allowed wear it.
    If everyone else is wearing PLCE Cefo,why should you be different? Its called SOP.

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    I checked it out and there is no problem with wearing a chest rig in my unit. Seems SOP doesn't apply. Is it worth getting one?
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    It depends on what you want to do with it. Will you use it often enough to justify the expense? They are not cheap,compared to PLCE. You will not be allowed wear it on most courses or competitions...
    (with exceptions of course).

    We discussed this elsewhere on the board I think.

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    Can someone clarify if the PDF are getting chest rigs sometime next year ? I mean the infantry not Mowag personnel.

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    I think it's worth your while getting one :D

    Seriously though, as Goldie said, will you be able to use it enough to get your money's worth?
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    I'd assume so, because all the NCO's have invested in them. Anyway I've already ordered it from the store ( :-patriot: ) along with ESS goggles (I'm not just using those for fibua). Still waiting on confirmation.
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    NCO's like TIM?
    NCO's like those who realised the uselessness of Tinted Gucci Goggles when they had to do FIBUA in tunnels and buildings which were em....DARK?


    Buy one anyway. It'll look great in your wardrobe.


    Buy it from IMO of course.

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    I can understand PDF getting a tac vest or chest rig but there's absolutely no reason for you to get one in the RDF. Of course if you are show-off-look-at-me-attention-heat-seeker then you definitely need one........ for your wardrobe
    As for accuracy, presumably the missile carries MRVs with terminal phase sensors and guidance.

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    Equalizer: Recently inhereted some cash and I've got nothing better to spend it on. God help me.

    Goldie: I'm smart enough to order the non-tinted ESS goggles after last years 7th Btn fort Davis escapade. Tought you tought better of me, ah well.
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    Its not attention seeking its common sense, the right kit for the task in hand.

    a tactical vest is the business for FISH.

    The cefo will weight you down unlike the vest, and the vest is more comfortable in extended combat i.e FISH/ FIBUA.
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    Been well over a week and still no reply from storekeeper or confirmation. Anyone selling a good quality chest rig?
    Ps: I'm very serious.
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    Ive got a good quality blackhawk rig , od green. 3 mag pouches 2 large utility pouches.
    A couple of Iraqi chest rigs as well.Pm if your interested.

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    Check your email, I replied immediately.
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    Erm someone should tell Tim that ESS goggles come with both tinted and clear lenses as standard.
    As for the chest rig, I have one and Ive used it a fair bit but not so much or so amazingly that Id buy it again if I could do my kit purchase decisions over.
    French DPM raingear from Cushtac is quality and highly reccomended.
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    Sorry about that FMolloy. He did reply immediately, I just assumed confirmation was over phone and never bothered to check my email.
    However God has punished me for my sins, because as I typed this I spilled yoghurt all over my uniform. :(
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    You expect anyone to believe its yoghurt?

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    My two cents

    Avoid Chest Rigs like the plague. Most of the people I know who bought them (primarily for various overseas missions), myself included, found that they hinder your mobility, you can get f- all in them and they drag the crap out of your shoulders after a while.
    If you are going to be in a vehicle (and I'm thinking Mech Inf role here), then, by all means, shell out on an assault vest, provided that you are sure that you are going to get enough use out of it to justify the expense; it's not a small investment. Otherwise, stick to the issued PLCE. In my experience, it's the best there is, provided you have it fitting properly. Just bung a couple of extra pouches on the back.

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    Does the Republic have Mechanised Infantry?
    Hanno

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    Of course...

    Only when overseas tho...:D

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    Not so, there is also a Mech Inf Coy in Ireland (yes, just one Coy, but nevertheless...). One should include Cav when talking about assault vests and the like.

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    Goggles/Glasses

    Referance using Goggles Glasses for tactical Ex.The PDF and Navy use Bolle goggles which are much more user friendly.They also do a full range of tactical glasses in clear non fog,smoke non fog and for low light conditions an Amber lens.Or you can choose from their huge range of ski goggles and sunglasses.

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    Im sure ill be heading off on an exercise sometime in the next 6 months so i decided to spend some extra cash i had acquired, I bought some items for myself from the army surplus store in dundalk, they gave me a discount for being in the army which is pretty good.

    Anyway, surrounded by all sorts of uniforms pouches, chestrigs, stacks of Magnum boots, etc, i thought long and hard about what to buy without being a bit too stupid.

    Since ive been on only one camp and i havent been on an exercise yet, i know that we will be issued CEFO albeit 58 pattern so i figured that theres really no point in blowing too much on webbing yet.

    I just found out that some guys in my unit have bought all this stuff and more which is making me think twice now...

    Anyway I bought
    scrim net,
    camo cream with mirror,
    maglite,
    paracord,
    bungi's,
    camelback
    and a 32L daysack which has irish DPM cover built into the base of it and you can just unzip the bottom and pull the dpm cover up and over the sack, the dpm cover is waterproof-ish aswell, the lads in dundalk purchased 60 of them from the shop earlier this year.

    We were advised that if we plan to go on exercise, that we should try and get rain gear, I couldnt source any in green, anyone know where i can get some? I think we will be issued raingear, but i somehow doubt there would be enough to go round.

    Ive heard that jonesborough market near newry is an excellent source for army surplus too, although i havent seen it first hand!
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    Most of that stuff is available from the IMO store.
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    Define 'more user friendly'. If you're referring to comfort, that's very much a personal thing. Some people find certain brands or models fit better than others, that goes for anthing else you wear.

    And the PDF also use ESS goggles, that's coming from the manufacturers.
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    User freindly refers to the ability of been able to use the product quite simply and that range is. Thats is why they are the general issue goggles to the Army and Navy.They are in use all over the world.

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