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Old January 15, 2000, 09:58 PM   #1
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I found a website that sells Israeli military surplus and am interested in their Reconnaisance Vest. Has anyone ever used this or any other gear from the Israel military? The cost is a bit high because of the shipping so I would like to do a bit of research beforehand.

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Old January 18, 2000, 01:32 PM   #2
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Please list the url
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Old January 18, 2000, 02:12 PM   #3
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What's the vintage on the vest? I've seen a Galil load bearing setup and it seemed well made.

I wouldn't mind taking a look either. Please post the url.
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Old January 18, 2000, 06:03 PM   #4
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Yeah, the URL would help wouldn't it?

Sorry 'bout that:

I'm more concerned with quality and durability. One would think the Israelis would build good stuff but ya never know.
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Old January 22, 2000, 09:02 PM   #5
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I can't comment on the recon vest but the rest looks like the Singapore Armed Forces load bearing equipment. I might be able to get some stuff from Singapore (I know someone there) I was offered some of their stuff a while back and it was a lot cheaper than the prices posted for the Israeli gear. If you are interested post here and I will look into it. It should be functionally identical, the IDF and Singapore have been training together since they gained their independance in the 50s.
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Old January 23, 2000, 07:46 PM   #6
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A good rule of thumb is that if the IDF made it, it will hold up in battle. The Isrealis have been at war ever since they became a nation.
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Old January 25, 2000, 04:33 PM   #7
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While IMI pistols and rifles are top notch some of the IDF's other suppliers are second rate. The Front Line holsters used by their police forces (military and civilian) fall apart after limited work and the boots they issue some of their troops don't last under sustained use. In short, caveat emptor.

So many pistols, so little money.

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Old January 27, 2000, 06:35 AM   #8
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I have one of the load bearing vests for the Galil (i think its called the EPHOD). It is an excellent vest and very comfortable.
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