'Coyote Brown'--The NEW Tacticool Buzzword?

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  1. TarpleyG

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    We all know the familiar terms used to sell crap--'Tactical', 'Match Grade', etc. Now it appears 'Coyote Brown' is the newest tactical must have color. What brought this on was I read somewhere yesterday that Wilderness dropped their khaki belt but they offer a Coyote Brown belt now. Isn't it the same color?

    Greg
     
  2. kfranz

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    No, they are not the same.
     
  3. Grayrider

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    Personally I like it, but we do seem to see a lot of desert colors on guns/gear now don't we?

    :D

    Still, it is natural for firearms enthusiasts to have an interest in what our military is currently up to. I prefer the brown colored furniture because in the area I live in that is the most common background color in the outdoors. We rarely have snow in winter, rather the landscape just turns muddy brown and gray. In the warmer months there is also plenty of brown color to the landscape. While the green furniture looks good then amongst grass and leaves, it is not as year-round appropriate as brown. I do like that companies seem to diferentiate between the "Coyote Brown" color and "Tan". The latter is a bit too light for my use.

    GR
     
  4. ShackleMeNot

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    There aren't many green animals in nature that aren't reptiles. Most mammals are some shade of grey, tan or brown. Coyote is a good choice for a base color for camouflage so that's why you see many companies beginning to offer it as a color choice.
     
  5. Ktulu

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    I have an AR-15 with Cav. Arms Coyote Brown furniture. I think the gun looks great. Of course I like ARs and I think they look great in black, OD green, cammo, gray, etc.
     
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    Where I hang out, black *is* camoflage. :cool:
     
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    Friend of mine told me once that he was only wearing black until they invented a darker color.

    I'm fond of DSA's new "digital desert" rifles, though :)





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  8. Erich

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    IIRC, El Tejon had a quote in his sigline about a year ago about how "coyote brown was the new black." :)
     
  9. Smoke

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    Everybody bought all the black stuff...so now they have a "New" color so you all ahve to re-gear to be "tactical"

    Me? I have little black stuff but lots of brown (don't know if it's coyote brown or not) always been fond of wood and brown leather, natural colors look best to me. And, no, black leather doesn't come from black cows. Guess I'm old enough for the old style to have come around again.

    Smoke - the coot
     
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    Pat Rogers said the same thing to me when he saw my coyote AR. it's what all the "cool guys" are wearing. :D

    but really, 1/2 the reason i shoot is because i think it is cool. (the other 1/2 is b/c it's dang fun)
     
  11. BerettaNut92

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    I like brown and gray gear and clothing. Don't have to clean or wash them as much :D

    I like OD but it sticks out too much once you're out of college. I also like black but tend to lose my camera parts inside my bags.

    But yeah, coyote brown is darker than khaki. I like lighter brown for clothing but darker brown for accessories. Seems to accent it better. But I'm speaking from a casual wear, not tactical standpoint.

    Not sure why it's called coyote, the coyotes here seem to be a grayish brown, really a neat color.

    Of course, carbon fiber trumps all colors.
     
  12. Henry Bowman

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    Black, dark green, or even dark maroon are good colors for hiding in the dark. the trick is to dissappear in broad daylight. Every morning I see 3-7 deer in the (now bare) woods behind my house. They are only 100 ft. away and are almost invisable until they move or you see the white under their tail.

    Urban camo is usually for combat. Rather than dissappear, it helps break up your outline so that your COM is harder to disern.

    That said, to be totally tactical and ready for any sitch, you need a variety of different colors and camos. In other words, buy more!
     
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    I hadn't noticed.
     
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    I wish I could find winter camo/white furniture for more rifles... Brown, black, etc. are too dark for me.
     
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    Krylon is your (cheap) friend...Bowflage is more expensive, but also more easily removed
     
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    i got a eagle pouch in coyote and it has a little green in the brown. anyone else notice this?
     
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    I know! I will throw out everything I own that is not the newest color! Then I will buy only coyote brown! That makes sense! I sure hope they come out with another newest camo color in a couple more years! Then I can throw out all my old coyote brown junk!
     
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    Sounds like the money hunting is going well for htem.
     
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    Smoke's post pretty much sums it up for me.

    I'm a civilian. I don't do camo for hunting. I have always used Earth tones/ shades for hunting. When I used to be more concerned about folks wanting to kidnap me to open a business safe- I learned how well earth tones and shades worked to my advantage in daylight, low light and darkness.

    Burlap 'tater sacks always worked to break up my outline while hunting, "Coyote" brown - whatever that is . I use various hues, tones, shades or whatever tern for flavor one chooses to use - some are lighter - some are darker than others.

    I prefer leather, wood and blue. My shotgun shooting bag and shell pouch are matching 10X in black. Over 20 yrs old now. I own one plastic gun - will be my last.

    Marketing ...well Marketing sells ideas and Mdse.

    I just hope the Madison Ave Folks don't mess with Mini-Skirts...I'm enjoying the current style, hem length.

    Given time the Madison Ave folks will change this again...they did away with the Mini -Skirt once already and brought them back...they will probably do so again.

    I figure about time for wide pshycodelic ties to make a comeback. Watch for this to be on gun stocks as well...Folks will be buying Surefires with blacklights to admire their Poodle shooters... :)
     
  20. Correia

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    You guys know that nobody is forcing you to buy this stuff, right? :)

    Brown makes more sense than black. You want the biggest single non "tactical" reason why? Black gets hot in the sun. When you are shooting a match in the desert, and it is 105 degrees, that black stock is nearly too hot to touch, and you can fry an egg on your black web gear or vest.

    Brown is my friend.
     
  21. Harry Tuttle

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    black also radiates that stored heat to IR ninja googles
     
  22. sm

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    Larry,

    Careful about using common sense in a thread. Besides , the Madison Ave Folks might get all upset.

    I preferred my leather shell pouch and range bag - stolen. worked just fine and didn't make noise when I took it hunting...brush and stuff are quieter, sand easier to clean out....

    Now you have "up and done it" - There will be someone, trying to fry an egg on the Black gear ...in case of "serious situations".

    FWIW a friend of mine went to a Fred's Store and bought some Kahki's to paint and work in the yard. The regular pair $5. The $6 pair has all those neat pocket folks pay extra for. Really nice , well made. He just figured for the money - toss and replace. These have held up very well...His brother thinks he paid $45 or so for fancy tactical something or another...

    He could buy these, put a Coyote label on them and make a fortune. :p
     
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    Actually.....Coyote Brown is the new OD Green. OD Green is the new black. :D
     
  24. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Coyote Brown is usually used to describe that perfect shade of green/brown that looks slightly olive in a green environment and slightly brown in a brown environment (see the Magpul coyote brown color for a good example of this).

    This makes good sense for gear since it is easier to buy one set of gear, body armor, etc. in a single color that works good in all environments. A coyote belt will blend nicely whether you are wearing a woodland pattern, 3-color desert, or a more complex Realtree style camo.
     
  25. carebear

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    Coyote Brown, as part of the Marine Pattern Digiflage, grew in popularity not (only) because the finest fighting force in the world (tm) is using it, but because it just plain works!

    When we got the new MarPat's we ran an improptu test between them and the Woodland's.

    At 100 yds in mixed brush the woodland wearer's were completely visible with their edges distinct. Pretty much you could just see the uncammied faces and hands of the MarPat wearers.

    Coyote is a much more adaptable base color.
     
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