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Cowboy Zombie

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« on: January 21, 2010, 04:22:52 AM »
Just thought I would let anyone who might be wanting a Plate Carrier vest know that 5.11 has a black one on clearance for 17.99.  I received mine in less than a week and the quality of appears to be outstanding.  I have mine setup for going to the range.    If anyone is interested I'll do a followup with pics.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 05:48:04 AM »
I have lots of 5.11 clothes and wear 5.11 boots eveyday in very rough duty conditions and have been very happy with all of their products. They make very high quality products.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 09:47:19 AM »
5.11 is still having a closeout sale with some good products still available.
http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Home/All-Products/Closeouts/D/30001/P/1:100:50000:50900

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 05:04:56 PM »
That's a great Plate Carrier/LBE Vest.  Nut'in Fancy actually does a review on it.  The 5.11 Large Plate Carrier is an excellent value for the money.  I'd like to find one in Coyote Brown.

Here's a link to the review:

5.11 Large Plate Carrier: Switch Hit Ammo Carrier and Body Armor

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 08:14:33 PM »
I have a 5 in 1 jacket that is awsome. I had a probem with a seam splitting in the washing machine. I contacted 5.11 and they replaced it immediately with ne hastle.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 09:56:26 PM »
I just got my first batch of 5.11 gear today

90$ got me

x2 BDU
x2 5.11 tactical pant
x1 boonie hat
x2 usa flag ball cap
x1 leather belt
x1 100feet length paracord

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 01:17:02 AM »
I just got my first 5.11 order on Friday.  Lapolicegear was having a closeout sale on 5.11 tactical pants for 19.99.  Apparently the colors weren't quite up to spec so they got them cheap.  So far they look good to me.  Can't wait to try a pair out at work tomorrow and see if anyone notices.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 10:23:52 AM »
I recently purchased a pair of TacLite Pro + the knee pad inserts for a firearm training course. Excellent!

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 08:47:07 PM »
About the only thing from 5.11 that I've had continual success with has been their TDU pants. They work out great. I've gone through quite a bit of other 5.11 stuff and after a short time in the field the stitching usually starts to blow out somewhere. I've gone through gloves, pants, a jacket, and one polo. The desert boots I got were a total bust since after two weeks in Baghdad one of the plastic eyelets popped out and then after about a month the swede was stained from just normal wear. Lesson learned...I'll stay with North Face, Standard Issue, and Blackhawk. Might be a little more but as the old adage goes...you get what you pay for.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 09:50:10 PM »
I have a 5.11 duty bag and it was not worth the $40 I paid for it.  The quality is poor.  Sort of soured me towards trying other 5.11 products.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 06:55:50 PM »
I wear the cotton tactical pants, the station pants and the pro polo every day I'm at the station.  They've held up great and I love the fit.  +1 for 5.11.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 08:04:47 PM »
Overall, 5.11 stuff is marginal. They do a good job marketing their wares, but (personal opinion) are a cheap offshore copy of decent gear.

Only thing Ive had decent luck with are the pants, just watch the sizes as they tend to run on the small side.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 12:51:01 PM »
I had a pair of ATAC 8" boots for two years and they began to rip along one of the seams.  I use them primarily for light duty at work since I am behind a desk most of the time.  I called 5.11 and asked what I could do to fix them.  She asked how I used them and a couple other questions and before I knew it she was sending me a brand new pair of boots.  Do not know if this SOP but my experience with their products (polos, pants and boots) has always been great.  Everything I have has lasted long past what I had expected.  The only complaint I have is some of their products are made in China.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 01:40:53 PM »
i am finally able to find some 511 clothes in my size, from what i have seen they are great quality

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 02:07:21 PM »
I love my 5.11 boots and need to score some pants now that I have seen all sorts of stuff spilled on them without incident and they don't fade like the ones I already have. Can anyone find them for less than $49?

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2010, 09:08:14 AM »
Check LA Police Gear and get on the email list.  They run specials from time to time and you can really score some deals.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2010, 09:49:05 AM »
My 5.11 pants are fabulous.  Super durable.  Great for shooting.  Reinforced knees.  Cargo pockets hold 2 AR mags. 

Look good too.

I will be getting more 5.11 stuff.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2010, 09:50:24 AM »
We have 2 ops this weekend so I went out and bought some of their pants.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2010, 10:06:33 AM »
I use a 5.11 Push Pack as an every day EDC bag. I have several 5.11 pouches, mag pouches etc. I'm planning on picking up my first pair of 5.11 pants at the first of the month. Luckily I My LGS is also a 5.11 outlet/Police Tactical Supply store.

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2010, 10:24:22 AM »
I have lots of 5.11 clothes and wear 5.11 boots eveyday in very rough duty conditions and have been very happy with all of their products. They make very high quality products.

Big +1 on high quality products.

I buy mine from LA Police Gear.  I usually buy only when stuff is on sale or clearance.  I can't afford the full-price.

John

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2011, 11:51:28 AM »
i have a few polos from 5.11 - they have held up very well over the years

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Re: 5.11
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2012, 06:53:35 AM »
I can't say anything bad about 5.11. I wear all varieties of their pants at work as a paramedic. In the rural area we live, it is sometimes very hard on clothing. They usually wear like steel, and are very comfortable.

Their customer service has been great as well. I called once about the lack of stitching on half of the knee on a pair of pants. They sent me a new pair the same week. They didn't even ask me to return the defective pair. Which my wife was able to stitch up, and I still wear.