As you all know, Local Loadouts is a regular feature in Ai, which incidentally has a new issue on sale today, if you subscribed it’d be sitting on your doormat! In Local Loadouts you get to showcase your actual loadout, from the boots you wear, to the guns you use. You get to tell us in your own words exactly why you use each bit of kit you have.
If it sounds like something you want to be part of, check out a recent issue and follow the instructions to submitting your own Local Loadout.
To give you a bit of extra inspiration, I’ve done a quick run down of what I’ll be wearing to my upcoming games. Now you know who to gun for! (Wearing your warface is entirely optional!)
|If you choose to send your pictures in, looking like a doofus is entirely optional, you don’t have to follow my lead.
Begadi Tan Softshell: See the current issue for a review on this, it’s a cracking bit of kit and is really well priced. Available from Action Hobbies.
Dickies Tan Workpants: I got these quite some time ago, and I’ve never found another pair of trousers quite so comfy and hardwearing.
Magnum Tan Desert Boots: My favourite pair of boots to date, by a long way. Tough but lightweight, these things feel like a pair of trainers. You can wear them all day long without any trouble. They can be a little narrow in the fit though, so bear that in mind if you fancy a pair. They are also not waterproof.
Mechanix Gloves: I love these thin and tactile gloves from Mechanix, and the tan backs go really well with the rest of my kit. At around £20 a pair, they won’t break the bank but they have lasted really well. Available from Tactical Kit.
Tan Shemagh: Great for all kinds of things… I basically use this as a utility towel and I feel naked if I skirmish without it! Avaiable from most good surplus stores and tactical retailers.
Revision Sawfly Glasses: These are the first clear glasses I have got on well with. Lightweight, comfortable and adjustable to fit. They even come with a retaining band.
Highlander Kneepads: I’m only wearing one here, because I tend only use them on the knee I use to take up a firing position. Bad kneepads can be incredibly annoying, but these Highlander offerings have a special double strap system to keep them in place.
Protec Helmet: My trusty custom painted helmet, bought on eBay from an extreme sports retailer.
Warrior RICAS: Pretty much the go to choice for a heavier type rig, I can’t fault this RICAS. Acres of room to put pouches of all sorts. Available exclusively from UK Tactical.
BLACKHAWK! Belt: Great to add a few more accessories and capacity to your loadout, the BLACKHAWK! padded MOLLE belt gives me plenty of room to hang my side arm from, along with stow grenades and dump pouches. Available from Tactical Kit.
Magpul PTS Masada: As soon as I touched my first PTS Masada, I had to have one. Perfect performance out of the box, awesome ergonomics and great looks. What’s not to like? This one came from Fire Support and I’ve given it a custom paint job.
Tokyo Marui Glock 18C: I love this gun almost as much as my Masada, and with a Tan Guarder slide, it looks the business and feels amazing. I got this from Fire Support too, and fitted the tan slide myself, which was a little awkward and required a small amount of adjustment.