I spotted the pic above on Ko-Tac’s Facebook page. Ko-Tac’s comment says it all:
“This operator is rocking some very cool kit, including one of my patches. Check out the NODs and Warsport LVOA AR. Freakin’ rad!”
If you haven’t already liked Ko-Tac, they are well worth checking out. Not only do they produce products which are in real world use (and demonstrably so), but their patches are regularly seen in the more singular operating instances; like the one above.
In fact, the Facebook pages of real world kit and swag vendors are an excellent source of primary In The Wild pictorial evidence. I was talking to my friend Jake about this phenomenon this week, when he shared the following pics which he’d seen on Mayflower’s Facebook page:
And yes – that is a BCM upper. I’d heard that the Centurion Arms C4 rail was in use down range, but as part of a whole BCM upper? Awesome!
It’s just this sort of pic that I love. Confirmation that it’s not just perfect, orderly, government issue kit out there. Confirmation that adaptation, as well as an embrace of the best kit that money can buy, is the doctrine of the 21st century operator.