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 Post subject: 2015 LC gear thread.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:05 pm 
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I have been asked by several people what they will need to play with us at LC. 1st I am no expert on authentic Russian equipment. That title can remain with our Russophile Matt. What I am going to do is tell you all how to get by. If you don't agree with me, I don't give a fuck. This is just a down and dirty to let outsiders know what is expected from in uniforms, to make it passable.

Uniform.
The Soviet Army in the 70's and 80's wore an OD uniform that was so similar to the US uniform of the 50's that it is nearly indistinguishable. The cut and fit are near the same. There are subtle differences such as shoulder and collar boards that the US uniform did not have. Other accouterments such as boots, belts, load bearing gear, and head gear are totally different. But, only the russophile would get butt hurt with that.

Lion Claws official post:
Warsaw Pact VDV (Airborne) unit in Woodland under MSG (RET) "Mad Max" Mullen
Warsaw Pact Spetsnaz in RUSSIAN UNIFORM (not woodland) only under former Soviet Sgt. Igor Dobroff
Warsaw Pact Naval Infantry in Black uniform with blue/white stripe shirt underneath (showing). CO...TBD


If, and I say if, you cannot afford authentic Russian gear, OD will suffice. What will not do are US Woodland and VN/Asian Tiger. These are clearly not Russian patterns. I would throw some Soviet era patches that you can get from eBay on it if you opt for OD.

OD links:
$25 BDU Top
http://www.bdudirect.com/p-1427-genuine ... f5464.aspx
$25 BDU Pants
http://www.bdudirect.com/p-1304-genuine ... f5250.aspx
$40 ACU Top
http://www.bdudirect.com/p-1374-tacu-co ... f5424.aspx
$60 Combat Shirt
http://www.bdudirect.com/p-1540-tacu-co ... f5417.aspx

Below are some links to real gear. The last link is to a KZM suit, that I own, and costs $55 shipped. I is tough enough and I have had it for more 2 years now. The ebay seller is legit. I got mine from him, and he has a lot of different patterns in the $60 to $120 range.

http://www.sovietarmystuff.com (added 01/22/15)
http://www.soviet-propaganda.com/index. ... cPath=1_23
http://www.soviet-power.com/product.php?cat=70
http://stores.ebay.com/Sov-Rus-Time/_i. ... r=1&_pgn=3
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-Army-Sp ... 418df6c657

01/22/15 Size charts re posted from Matt. Thanks.
http://www.operationeastwind.com/EB/russize.html

If you need more links PM or text me. Matt is also open to ask, but I don't know how he would prefer it.

There are real Russian pattern uniforms that are copied from other nations. Bellow are some specific examples:
Woodland DPM (British) = Smog (Russian)
Flectarn (German) = IZLOM (Russian)

Real Russian load bearing equipment is expensive. Don't bother unless you have some real cash.


Guns.
OK, if you want an AK, buy a CYMA or Echo 1, period. They are the most bang for the buck and can be easily fixed if they go down. There are plenty of really good build quality guns out there but they are way way more expensive. There are many different retailers out there selling them. You will want any of the following:
CM040 (AK100 series)
CM048 (AK74)
CM050 (Romanian)
CM052 (RPK)
CM057 (SVD)
I own 4 of these variants, 3 of which are Echo 1 versions that truly in hindsight, are simply a different bucking, and not worth the extra that I paid for them. I will post links for these soon.

$230 SVD (Real Wood)
http://www.evike.com/products/42741/
$190 RPK
http://www.evike.com/products/35938/
$185 AKM (1/29/2015 these are currently under $140 shipped with code 2015)
http://www.airsoftgi.com/mobile/product ... ts_id=5151
$174 AK74M (1/29/2015 these are currently under $130 shipped with code 2015)
http://www.airsoftgi.com/mobile/product ... ts_id=4737
$174 AK105 (1/29/2015 these are currently under $130 shipped with code 2015)
http://www.airsoftgi.com/mobile/product ... ts_id=4738
$172 AK47-S
http://www.evike.com/products/42741/
$164 AK47-SU
http://www.evike.com/products/42745/
$165 AKS74UN (1/29/2015 these are currently under $125 shipped with code 2015)
http://www.airsoftgi.com/mobile/product ... ts_id=4784
$159 SVD
http://www.evike.com/products/39120/
$156 AK47 Romanian RIS
http://www.evike.com/products/47871/
$148 AK74
http://www.evike.com/products/32091/
$148 AK74 RIS
http://www.evike.com/products/42746/
$144 AK47 Romanian (Real Wood)
http://www.evike.com/products/31374/

Midcaps.
You need to have no less than 7 functioning mid caps.
I will post links to ones I use later.

Radio.
I would rather have a spotter with a working radio and no gun than a rifleman without a radio. Or, however Kiley put it once. Kiley has Icoms. Buy one and shut the fuck up. Links coming.

Frag
VTG's or Thunder B's. I don't care. Get one or 4... Frags save lives. Links to follow.

Edit: I am locking the thread. I don't want anyone to post to it. PM me if you have stuff to add please.

Edit 01/22/15: added a gear link and links to AEG's. Added a size chart link.

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:21 am 
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1/29/2015 Big ups to Matt for this one. Looks like this guy has a factory connection or something.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/545shop/

Price is plus shipping, which is 15 to 20 bucks and takes a month.

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:28 am 
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Original digital flora suits. New. Unused.
Price:50 usd. Buy 2 or more and get discount! Bulk orders welcome!

Sizes in stock:
44-2 x 22 pcs, 44-3 x 38 pcs,
46-3 x 3 pcs,
48-5x23 pcs,
50-2 x 14 pcs, 50-3 x 10 pcs,
52-3 x 43 pcs, 52-4 x25 pcs,
54-3 x 31 pcs, 54-4 x 35 pcs, 54-5 x 54 pcs, 54-6 x 20 pcs,
56-4 x 40 pcs, 56-6 x 34 pcs,

(Note from Trent: These uniforms are in Digital Flora. Matt says its least expensive uniforms he has seen. Plus shipping $15-$20)


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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Combar Shirts in different patterns!
38 usd!
Aviable sizes: 48-50-52-54-56-58 height:3-4-5-6

(Note from Trent: These combat shirts come in Izlom and Digital Flora. There other patterns but I would not get those for LC purposes. Plus shipping $15-$20. They don't look too good though.)


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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Sumrak-2 oversuits
Sizes:44-64
Height:1-6
Price:55 usd
transport bag included!

(Note from Trent: These suits are a mid grade version of the "over suit" They come in Izlom, SS Frog, and Digital Flora. They look great to me. There other patterns but I would not get those for LC purposes. Plus shipping $15-$20)


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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Camo Oversuits.
Berezka White, Berezka yellow, Digital Flora, Partisan.
Almost all sizes!
Price is:25 usd + shipment! Bulk orders are welcome!

(Note from Trent: These suits are low grade and made to be worn over a uniform, I usually wear shorts and a t-shirt. I own one and have had it for 3 years. It has sustained a few rips in the seat but easily repaired. They come in Digital Flora, Berezka, and SS Frog. Plus shipping $15-$20)


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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VKBO copy Summer suits. All sizes.
Price:70 usd.
Digital Flora and IZLOM(!!!!) pattern Softshell. Helikon Gunner analog.You can order only jacket!
All sizes.
Price:110 usd.

(Note from Trent: These uniforms are in Digital Flora. The VKBO is a system of layers from hot to cold weather with Gortex jacket. It looks like its $70 without the jacket, $110 with, and it looked like he was selling the jacket alone for $80, but may not be anymore. Plus shipping $15-$20 maybe more due to weight.)


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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The camopedia is a great place to see camo patterns and learn about their development and deployment.

http://camopedia.org/index.php?title=Russia

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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Megastore has the newest CYMA AK's.

http://www.airsoftmegastore.com/Brands/ ... ore.aspx/1

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Playing dress up... Is this better Matt?


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 LC gear thread.
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I now count among my distributors ANA, Modoks, and Splav. I am still working on SSO and dont have leads on VKBO. Its running pretty close tot he wire for lion claws but it is a significant savings to cut out the Russian Ebayers.

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