The title of the thread could be a little deceiving. My question to you: Would you rather spend more on a "hotrodded out" weapon"S" and do not care to spend so much for the equipment that carries it. Spend 2K on a decked out AR with the tried and true optics, surpressed..etc and 20bux on old "782" or "duece" gear..IE, magazine carriers,SAW pouch modded to carry IFAK,steel Vietnam canteen,..maybe an Israeli gas mask. The gear that serves it's purpose, NOT like important,life saving gear as an IFAK. BUT the carrier..etc.. OR Try to balance that 2K between a in the middle, decent AR and "good enough" optic system and the rest on say, HSGI full battle rattle with blastiic plates...or which ever company that produces fine field gear you use. The reason I ask this,or started this thread, being we are here in the U.S. and not over in the middle east or national gaurd unit with Uncle sam putting down the coin and providing most of our "issue" or good enough,to get the job done and we buy extra buttwipes.... What gear would you deam necessary in this environment. In Natural disaster, waiting for the government to step in hopefully soon to aid in civil order once again. Or, just because this is the way you like to conduct business. This is a thread for whatever the reason you enjoy firearms. Range gear can be included also... You can include whatever weapons or gear you think or have and why... Carry on.