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Shooting Clothes?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MountainBear, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, and by no means do I mean to offend anyone, but why do people dress like mall ninjas to go out to the range? Camo bdu's, plate carriers, masks, etc...

    I understand training with what you use, so maybe holsters and a chest pouch, but why the halloween costumes?

    Like I said, just curious...:confused:
     
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  2. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    That's funny, but I notice the same thing when I go to the range.
     
  3. matthew029

    matthew029 Oregon, United States Member

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    I personally don't dress up. but, I would imagine it puts you in certain frame of mind. Gives you a little bit of the shtf feeling. I don't know.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Can't remember anyone at the Gun Club wearing anything like a camo outfit. A few guys wear shooting vests or jackets to help support them while shooting offhand etc. But aside from the occasional camo BDUs pants or field jacket I don't see anything but street clothes at our club.

    Four Corners Rod and Gun Club in Salem.
     
  5. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Usually I just wear jeans when we shoot. Sometimes on days when my lower back is having a bad day, I wear my issued BDU pants (Looser fit, pulls on my hips less). If I happen to go shooting that day, I'm always self-conscious that people think I'm "That Guy".
     
  6. retiredgal

    retiredgal Post Falls, Idaho Active Member

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    Haven't seen much warrior mode dressing at the Big Timber Gun Club in Siletz ? Not there a lot but , most are gentlemen and dressed nice causaul.
     
  7. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Second kind of cool. The same reason you you picked a black sedan over a red one. Or why you grabbed Pepsi over Coke, you just like it, its cool to you (them).
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I usually wear the shoes that only my Ninja training allows me to wear that let me walk up walls.

    Does anyone have the matching Ninja thong for beach incursions? I'd pay big money!
     
  9. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I see em dressed all in black looking like Johnny Cash. Maybe it's to put their woman's mind at ease as they're headed out the door.
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Mankini. Then you get the four or five benches to the left and right to yourself.
     
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  11. Glockman19

    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    For the right price I can find it for you but I want a guarantee you wont post any pictures after you get it.....:buttrock:
     
  12. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I've seen some really weird people in the woods were i go up shooting to.
    Wood ninja's.. (green clothed)
    closely related to the mall ninja ..(black clothed)
    And the half breed ninja (camo clothed)
    But all to there own.
    I have a little of each but dont need to wear it all the time.
     
  13. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, not trying to piss in anyones cheerios, but pictures in the shooting pictures section. A guy dressed in camo with an AK (variant, Komrad or something like that), and a guy in a ghost mask. And thats just on the last page. I guess I just don't get it...

    No offense Komrad, just trying to understand the costumes...
     
  14. HandSolo

    HandSolo hillsboro New Member

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    ask a stupid question get stupid answers..
     
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  15. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    Never seen the stuff at the range I frequent. Most are retired or active duty military and the last thing we'd wear on a day off is camo.
     
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  16. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I have lots and lots of camo clothing, almost every pattern out there except the new mulitcam, but give me time, anyways the only time i would wear camies to shoot is if I were going to a private combat field training range, and if I were to wear camo I would have an observer watching me and the purpose would be to see how well I blended into the surroundings,

    I do have a couple of favorite open country shirts i like to wear, because I like the comfort, I also do when I am doing people observations for fun, people watching in really fun you can tell a lot about a person in doing so.
     
  17. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    Do they have a range dress code in your neck of the woods, MountainBear?
     
  18. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    I don't shoot at ranges, just on my property and such. I have barricades and such set up to offer an urban combat style of shooting. When my buddies come we will do "tactical runs" which generally involves multiple mag changes. I understand in that situation but for most times when I shoot, its jeans and a tshirt. Depends on what I'm doing.
     
  19. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mall Ninja.jpg

    Mall Ninja.jpg
     
  20. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    My congrats to you for posting the first proof the Gecko45 actually exists.