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Hey everyone.

 

I'm looking for a knockoff of the Mil-Force AP-1V vest for my colonial marine, but I haven't been able to find anything thats close. Does anyone have a line on one?

 

Thanks!

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You can get the actual one here. $100

 

http://www.packrat-toyz.com/Tactical%20Gea...p;_headgear.htm

 

Riceball found an alternate vest for about $35

 

http://www.majorsurplus.com/Police-Sheriff-Vest-P578C48.aspx

 

You have to be careful when buying a cheap knockoff as I found that some of the pouches are sewn on and cannot be removed for repositioning.

 

More info on my fleet marine costume here:

 

http://www.scifihero.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2231

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You can get the actual one here. $100

 

http://www.packrat-toyz.com/Tactical%20Gea...p;_headgear.htm

 

Riceball found an alternate vest for about $35

 

http://www.majorsurplus.com/Police-Sheriff-Vest-P578C48.aspx

 

You have to be careful when buying a cheap knockoff as I found that some of the pouches are sewn on and cannot be removed for repositioning.

 

More info on my fleet marine costume here:

 

http://www.scifihero.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2231

 

Thanks Dave! Yeah, I prob will suck it up and get the real thing, unless I can find something locally that is pretty dead on. Which pocket isn't correct in the knockoff?

 

Of course this comes when I've decided I want a blackhawk medic/util vest. Just another to add to the list.

 

Thanks for the info!

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Thanks Dave! Yeah, I prob will suck it up and get the real thing, unless I can find something locally that is pretty dead on. Which pocket isn't correct in the knockoff?

 

Of course this comes when I've decided I want a blackhawk medic/util vest. Just another to add to the list.

 

Thanks for the info!

 

Each knockoff brand is different, so you don't know until you get it. Generally you want ot make sure the radio pouch, 9mm mag pouches and the shotty pouch (square pouch) can be moved around. Also the genuine deal has a flat collar. All the knock offs have a puffy collar.

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The knockoff that I have is one of the ones that all of the pockets can be moved around, I think it's one of the ones from Majors. Of course, the collar is puffy but if you're a stickler for those sorts of things it should be easy enough to pop the seam, remove the stuffing and sew it back flat. It would take a little effort but I think that it would be worth it for a $65 difference.

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