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#21 Buck Turgidson

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

The trend goes hand-in-hand with the tacticool t-shirts from 9-Line, Grunt Style, ASMDSS, Ranger-up, and Art-15, among others. Most people wearing this stuff have never served. There are a lot of Walter Mitties out there.

 

My experience is that the closer someone has served to the tip of the spear, the less they talk about it. And then only to other people who have served.

 

This is as close as I get to wearing some .mil "spirit" shirt.......and that's because it's what I was issued at my alma mater

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And you're right, I don't talk about what I did to anyone other than others who did the same thing.  Most others couldn't care less, and if they did care, it would go right over their head.  Naval tactics and marine engineering are not stellar conversation, and the specifics are classified information anyway.


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#22 Alfred Salveti

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

There's this funny phenomenon about "culture," how it's created and maintained.  All these guys look the same, act the same, talk the same.  On the west coast they call it "Lumbersexual."  In some circles it's called "tactisexual."  But it's all the same.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:28 PM

I'm trying to squint and make out a lumberjack but all I can see are three fruits.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:43 AM

There's this funny phenomenon about "culture," how it's created and maintained.  All these guys look the same, act the same, talk the same.  On the west coast they call it "Lumbersexual."  In some circles it's called "tactisexual."  But it's all the same.

 

 

 

 

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WTF???



#25 ZackJones

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:27 AM

My DD Form 214 contains an entry served XXX days in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. I have no problem calling myself a Vet.
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#26 Motosapiens

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:14 PM

I have no idea what this thread is about, and no idea what people put in their ads. you guys read ads?


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#27 Just Some Random Hoser

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

My DD Form 214 contains an entry served XXX days in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. I have no problem calling myself a Vet.


Mine too, says served in Afghanistan from and to dates; except I was specifically assigned to a unit and it named the unit in there too, so my DA Photo would line up with the unit I was in combat with.....but that was so many years ago (15) I can hardly remember everything.
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#28 Glkman66

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:34 PM

Mine too, says served in Afghanistan from and to dates; except I was specifically assigned to a unit and it named the unit in there too, so my DA Photo would line up with the unit I was in combat with.....but that was so many years ago (15) I can hardly remember everything.



You two deserve to grow man beards with pride. You earned it. Not these tacticool douchebags carrying their P320's in thigh holsters.

#29 Buck Turgidson

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:05 PM

I just want to look like Hemingway.  Old school cool > tacticool


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:35 AM

I just want to look like Hemingway.  Old school cool > tacticool

 

Like this? I bet there is a revolver laying around as well.

 

 

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#31 Buck Turgidson

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

Like this? I bet there is a revolver laying around as well.

 

 

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Is that Private Pyle's granpa?


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#32 Perfecto

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:10 AM

Dunno. Is it?


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#33 Perfecto

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

And why do You want to look like Private Pyles grand pa?


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#34 Flexmoney

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

This thread escalated from zero to gay rather fast.  Proving the Navy is good at something. 


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#35 Perfecto

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:36 AM

Proving the Navy is good at something. 

 

What, escalating to gayness in a fast manner?


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#36 Buck Turgidson

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:40 AM

And why do You want to look like Private Pyles grand pa?

 

Do you like gladiator movies?


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#37 Perfecto

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:17 PM

Didn't mom teach You to never answer a question with another question?


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:08 AM

Because marketing, bravado, and psychology.

 

 

but mainly for the money...


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:20 PM

Ok I think I have finally snapped.

W
T
F
is with all the 'GUNFIGHTERS' and 'WARFIGHTERS' these days. Was 'Veteran' not cool enough for you Timmies? But to me it just sounds like more tacticool trash. Every stupid website, every company "Gear for the modern GUNFIGHTER"

I don't know why it pisses me off, but it does. You went, you served, settle the fuck down. It seems to me in my day (GET OFF MY LAWN) the 'vet' crowd didn't need no stinking label cause it was self evident. There were no WWII/Korea/Vietnam 'warfighters'. Even Gulf War one--dudes went. whooped ass, came home and got on with life.

I almost want to chuck all my gear from 'gunfighter' companies, but then I'l probably be shooting a bow and arrow and that would just be uncivilized.

/end rant

also I will not grow a beard simply for the fact that its associated with 'Timmy'/Tough Guy crap.
Also the stupid skulls on everything need to go. Put a damn unicorn on it BUT ENOUGH WITH THE PUNISHER SKULLS.
I sure as hell didnt have one of those on my speedo while swimming although it would have made things interesting.

As God as my witness I will win a major match with a pink pistol that says PEACE/LOVE/DOPE! just to spite this trend. (or Hookers & Blow from Predator Tactical).

Or perhaps a Dynamic Pie Patch.

Now I need to go find my meds.

Holy shit I was just talking about this to a friend of mine.

Storytime:

When I was fresh out of .mil, a very good friend of mine hooked me up with a gig doing intelligence consulting out of MD, at ft Meade.

The guys that ran the company were for real quote "Gunfighters"; Guys that had more experience in their left toes than I did in my entire body. They didn't grow beards (mostly), they didn't wear 5.11 shit, and they were professional to a T.

I deployed with the company to Afghanistan to support some troops in Salerno/jalalabad, and in doing so I learned a ton about what a "real" warfighter/Gunfighters was, which I was extremely far from. These guys had honed their skills to a level I don't think I could ever attain, it just came naturally.

Anyway, left that company and became a dirty civvy that only shots for fun now.

Here are some observations from an outsider who was at least acquainted with the "real deal":

1. They stay in shape well past their service end
2. They don't buy the newest greatest shit, they just use what works
3. They don't wear stupid fishing vests
5. None of their money goes to Zev or Salient bullshit.
6. Walking down the street, these guys just look like "regular dudes"


It's guys like yeager and other has that haven't done shit but returned fire once that feel the need to dress up and get tactitarded out. Suarez and his disciples are another one.

From the true lessons I learned basic shit is always the best shit, and never draw attention to yourself.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:28 AM

Holy shit I was just talking about this to a friend of mine.

Storytime:


This is the equivalent of saying "I'm totally not racist, I have a black friend". Drive on sheepdog!




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