Jump to content


Photo

Swat vest help?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Findle

Findle

    Findle

  • Members
  • 62 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lakewood, Ohio

Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:52 AM

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!

#2 dsw_777

dsw_777

    EGGROLL

  • Executive Council
  • 1,242 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berkeley, CA
  • Interests:Fun, fun and did I mention fun?

Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:32 AM

You can get the actual one here. $100

http://www.packrat-t...p;_headgear.htm

Riceball found an alternate vest for about $35

http://www.majorsurp...st-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...?showtopic=2231

#3 Findle

Findle

    Findle

  • Members
  • 62 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lakewood, Ohio

Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (dsw_777 @ Feb 17 2008, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get the actual one here. $100

http://www.packrat-t...p;_headgear.htm

Riceball found an alternate vest for about $35

http://www.majorsurp...st-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...?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!

#4 dsw_777

dsw_777

    EGGROLL

  • Executive Council
  • 1,242 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berkeley, CA
  • Interests:Fun, fun and did I mention fun?

Posted 17 February 2008 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE (Findle @ Feb 17 2008, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

#5 Riceball

Riceball

    SFH Site Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 5,307 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walnut, CA, USA

Posted 18 February 2008 - 12:03 AM

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.

#6 Findle

Findle

    Findle

  • Members
  • 62 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lakewood, Ohio

Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

Thanks guys. I finally found a vest on ebay today:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=110224808727

Moveable pouches and looks right. And half price, with shipping. Also found a set of black BDU's today at a local army-navy, so I'm just about done!