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"Shoot me first" pants

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by CorpITGuy, May 14, 2009.

  1. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you're thinking of the "shoot me first vest".
  2. CorpITGuy

    CorpITGuy Well-Known Member

    Well, my order finally arrived. They look nice. My wife (a fashion Nazi) even likes them (this is the woman who tries to buy me tight jeans). No one can tell that they're anything special, except for the wife, who wore similar pants on SAREX missions years ago. They have tons of pockets, which is nice at work, and perfect for the gun range as well. Two co-workers stopped me in the hall to ask me where they could find a pair (neither carry). I ordered 3 more pairs.

    Ha, no doubt. As long as I don't wear them around my butt with a ball cap turned sideways, I'm probably okay.

    They're cheap. $19.99/pair, which is cheaper than any kakis I've bought a JC Penney's or Kohl's in the last 5 years. And they don't scream Mall Ninja (see above).

    For sure... and a lot of LEOs I know wear those. :confused:
  3. 23Glock

    23Glock Well-Known Member

    I see vest I think "He's either a wanna-be reporter, or packing - most likely the later." The only place a vest doesn't draw my suspicion is the guy in the middle of a river with a flyrod.
    Or perhaps the "shoot me first fannypack"??
    Or the "shoot me first hawaiian-print shirt"...??
    Or the "shoot me first because my bulging ankle holster is making me limp"?
    I doubt gang-bangers are that perceptive...

    Anyway, I bought some Tru-Spec 24-7 "tactical" pants for training, simply because they have HUGE expanding pockets (for holding lots of ammo), and an expanding waistline (for IWB comfort). After wearing them in training, I now wear them all the time - they are hands down the most comfortable pants I've ever owned - and they just look like plain-ole cargo pants. And as far as expense vs utility - a good set of "tactical" pants runs about $35 (often less than $30 on sale). That's akin to a nice pair of Docker's. Sure, that's more expensive than a WalMart special on clearance, but once you own a pair you'll see the difference: better material, deeper pockets, velcro instead of buttons on pockets, big belt loops for gun-belts and support - it's the little things you notice when you wear and carry every day.
  4. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    I call it the IDPA uniform, or CCW uniform... I was at Cabelas a couple of days ago, and I see this guy coming in... he was wearing a tan vest. As he starts through the door, I see him stop... back up and start reading a sign...

    I said to him... "It doesnt apply to concealed carry" referring to the sign stating you have to check your weapon upon entry with the greeter. He chuckled and asked how I knew... I said... "your wearing the uniform...."

    (HAHA... imagine getting cabelas and walmart confused and pulling out your firearm for the greeter there... you think they rock and drewl now...!)
  5. moooose102

    moooose102 Well-Known Member

    well, i live so far out in the sticks, and i am so old, that i probably wouldn't know a "gangbager" if he came right up to me. but to me, those look like cargo pants, which i love. that way there is a pocket for everything i carry. and maybe even one or two left over. besides, when i was young, the term gangbanger had a wole different meaning.
  6. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    They might be shoot-me-first pants in Iraq and Afghanistan, where contractors sometimes wear 'em.


    The 'tactical' pants don't look all that much different from the paratrooper pants of WW2. They are simply pants with extra pockets.
  7. Guy de Loimbard

    Guy de Loimbard Well-Known Member

    They look like regular cargo pants to me, with a couple of extra pockets. If you wear an untucked t-shirt those two on the front may not even be visible. The knee reinforcement isn't even that visible, I had to look at the picture twice to see that. I doubt that people are going to be eyeballing your pants as they go about their day, they probably have enough things on their mind that they would not even notice.
  8. Holgersen

    Holgersen Well-Known Member

    The only problem is that kids wear pre messed up cargo pants. Put a few holes in your "tatical pants" and make them faded and they will look more like a regular pair of cargo pants.
  9. .38 Special

    .38 Special Well-Known Member

    All I have to say is that that's a pretty brave admission, mate. I personally wouldn't be caught dead in "operator tactical pants" under any circumstances, but that's just me, I guess.

    You may also consider avoiding gangbangers on general principal, FWIW.
  10. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I don't know what y'all are calling a "shoot me first vest" but when my ex wife was doing rescue squad duty, she called the turnout coat with the reflective strips that formed a "T" right at chest level her "shoot me first" coat.

    I wouldn't wear one. Those are pretty ugly.
  11. atomd

    atomd Well-Known Member

    They look like pretty plain pants to me. Some of the ones with the super thick colored knee pads and 25 pockets on them look "tactical". I probably wouldn't notice or think anything of someone wearing those particular ones in the photo. The 5.11 type vests on the other hand...I always think they are using them for concealed carry. I find that a lot of other people who are not into firearms think they are wearing a fishing vest or a photographer's vest. We look for that stuff because we talk about it and think about it frequently. Others don't.

    The notion that gangbangers look for that type of stuff is silly to me.
  12. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    The only time I wear mine is when carrying my S&W 410S.
  13. BK

    BK Well-Known Member

    That's attributing a great deal of intelligence to someone not worthy of it.

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