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Old 05-06-2012, 4:00 PM
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Question Quality (tac) Clothing?

I am looking for good quality outerwear clothing, I have a handgun training class coming up and it occurred to me I have no pants with pockets, other than blue jeans. So thought I would look around. Do you guys have any "tactical" clothing I guess would be the category...? If so, can you recommend some shops to check out? I have looked over a few places like 5.11 and Blackhawk are they any good? Are there better spots to look?

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I am a very big fan of 5.11. Good quality gear from a local California company with very good customer service.
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+1 for 5.11. You won't be disappointed with their BDU cargo pants. I use them for work and love them. They come with built in neoprene knee pads which are helpful for range activity. And they are very comfortable and washable. And the knee pads are removable.

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5.11 is great and the best place to get it is LAPG

at the same time, LAPG has their own brand gear for much less and it's good stuff, I wear em

http://www.lapolicegear.com/lapolice...l-apparel.html
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I prefer Tru-Spec, a little more comfortable. Pockets are the same on both sides
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+1 on 5.11 gear. They make great stuff and have lots of different options available
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Thanks for all the input, ordered 5.11 stuff with one day shipping from LAPG and wow I am stoked. Got here bright and early this morning, perfect packaging of what appears to be great quality materials. Lovin' it.

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I also give a big thumbs up to 5.11. I used to think I had a bad back and terrible feet. Then I bought a pair of 5.11 boots and realized I've been wearing the wrong shoes all my life. Thank you 5.11.
And their cargo pants are awesome
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I am a big fan of the blackhawk. I dont like the waistband on the 5 11 gear. The tunnel expander is more comfortable and versatile (iwb carry). I used to wear a lot of the tru spec 24-7 but they dont hold up as well to repeated wear and washing as the blackhawk pants do.
The 511 gear is quality i just prefer the blackhawk.
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Thanks for all the input, ordered 5.11 stuff with one day shipping from LAPG and wow I am stoked. Got here bright and early this morning, perfect packaging of what appears to be great quality materials. Lovin' it.

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Just FYI- you can order directly from 5.11's website well.

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Just FYI- you can order directly from 5.11's website well.
Copy that. Thanks.

Was going to actually but I kept reading product reviews on their site and "slow shipping" was a running theme... I needed this stuff for a training class on Friday, so no chances
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Copy that. Thanks.

Was going to actually but I kept reading product reviews on their site and "slow shipping" was a running theme... I needed this stuff for a training class on Friday, so no chances
Being that you live in Concord, you could try Adamson's Police Supply. They have a couple of local locations, and I have had good experiences buying from them, with reasonable pricing. It will save you the shipping costs. They have locations in Pleasanton and Hayward.
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Or Antonio's Uniforms in Richmond has good prices and a big selection of 5.11 also. I bought my 5.11 BDU's from Antonio. It was a few years ago, but I remember thinking it was pretty cheap. But i bought my first pair of 5.11 boots (which I loved), from Adamson's, for a really good price, so????
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Thatryan- I am tight with a (very attractive female) 5.11 rep. If you have a problems, please hit me back and I will call or email her for you, serious.
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Thatryan- I am tight with a (very attractive female) 5.11 rep. If you have a problems, please hit me back and I will call or email her for you, serious.
ORLY?

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I stopped at Cobra Tactical in Valencia the other day and they have tactical clothing. I only looked briefly but it seemed to be decent quality.
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Does anyone know what shirt Haley is wearing in Adaptive Carbine 1?
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i buy 5.11 cargo pants at miramar marine base. i'm retired military so i can go there.
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I prefer Tru-Spec, a little more comfortable. Pockets are the same on both sides
+1 for Tru-Spec... Botach has 24/7 on sale two for $60... I bought a couple pair, excellent quality - plenty of pockets & super durable... http://www.botachtactical.com/tr24pa665por.html (and for the Botach haters, I've bought shytloads in the past several months, never an issue).

As a comparison to 5-11... nutnfancy did a review (his vids are long and he can be annoying, be he has good info in this vid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2_LfWyUER0
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Thanks for all the input, ordered 5.11 stuff with one day shipping from LAPG and wow I am stoked. Got here bright and early this morning, perfect packaging of what appears to be great quality materials. Lovin' it.

Thanks!
Once I started wearing the 5.11 Short, I never went back. I don't think I'll ever buy any other short.
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The 5.11 fit me poorly. It's probably my crazy long torso and short legs, but 5.11 doesn't work, for me. Check out Vertx pants. I bought a couple pairs to try out for work and so far I have beaten the hell out of em and they keep coming back for more. Very comfortable, lots of pockets and doesn't scream tactical, like some pants.
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