Ahh the internet! I find myself falling into the habit of surfing through the sites of various weapon manufacturers, optics makers, gear hawkers etc. and feel like a kid looking through Christmas catalouges again. I guess that dates me, who remembers paper Christmas catalouges?
Thing is…now that I am no longer in the military or on the dept SWAT team, I don’t really NEED a lot of the fancy stuff. But I want it.
Why should I spend almost a grand on a SWEET helmet like an Ops Core FAST helmet? When would I ever wear it except to play Spec Ops soldier?
Why hell, because it’s so frickin’ cool lookin that’s why!
Seriously though. I have NO problem whatsoever with people who rig themselves out like a Delta Guy, I’m just jelaous that they have that much money to spend on toys and I don’t, but I sometimes wonder about the wisdom of it…the need for it.
If I believed that I would someday re-enlist or have to suit up with the team again, then I could see the wisdom of training as I would fight. However, having a full rig of armor, plates and helmet for when the black helicopters begin to land or TEOTWAWKI kicks off seems a tad out there for me. If I had that kind of scratch available I’d shoot a hell of a lot more, buy ammo and maybe travel to a shooting school or two.
But that helmet, with a PVS14-3, a commo boom and a helmet light would look so bad ass!