Words and Pics: @TheOtherGuy1999
I’ve been building a UKSF kit that’s as up to date as possible – based on recent public reference pics and private pics/info. It’s as legit as I can get it.
As such it’s an ‘impression’ rather than an ‘inspired by’ kit.
When it comes to making a decent UKSF kit, John D has made a great guide – the first in this series. It outlines what we have seen recently and what it takes to make a decent UKSF impression.
You can go down the lines of using replica kit, but I’ve always liked having real kit and feel it’s worth the money – even if it only sees the garden fence every now and then 😉
- FMA Maritime with Multicam Hydrodip
- Ops Core VAS Shroud
- HM L4G24
- Peltor Comtac XPI (Invisio Plug)
- 3M Peltor Helmet Adaptors
- OpsCore Counter Weight
- ODG Helmet Cover
- Helstar 6 Strobe
- UJ Flag Patch
- OpsCore Maritime Rails
- OpsCore Carbon (Maritime Mod)
- Princeton Tec MPLS
This is my interpretation of an assaulter kit, although there are many different paths you can choose e.g. breacher, signaller etc.
PLATE CARRIER (2ND LINE)
- Crye JPC 2.0
- Crye MBITR Pouches
- Crye Side Plate Pouches
- Crye SPS M4 Pouch
- Blue Force Gear Large GP Pouch
- Blue Force Gear BooBoo Pouch
- Blue Force Gear Double M4 Pouch
- Blue Force Gear TQ NOW
- Invisio V60 PTT
- TRI PRC148 6 Pin
Different roles will affect how much ammunition you carry and its placement; comms kit; back panel set ups; breaching equipment.
BELT KIT (1ST LINE)
- Milspec Tailor Gen1 Shooters belt
- Esstac Mid Height M4
- Esstac Double pistol w/ gap
- Crye SPS GP
- Blue Force Gear Frag Pouch
- Safariland 6354do w/UBL Mid
As an assaulter, my kit is fairly slick and doesn’t require any specialist equipment; though depending on what is required from an event, my kit might change – for example if I was going to be changing radio channels more frequently, I could use a BFG radio pouch on the front left/right of my carrier so I could gain access quicker and easier.
Just to note here that we’re no longer really seeing the radio at the rear of the PC – but at the front. An interesting change in configuration.
- Crye AC Combat Pants MC or Black
- Crye AC Combat Shirt MC or Black
- Crye G2 Knee Pads
- Mechanix Mpact Tan/black
- 2x Tourniquet
- UK flag patch
Recently I set myself the task of modernising my rifle and pistol, starting with the rifle.
I have replaced the Aimpoint CompM4 with the Micro T2 – the ubiquitous optic within UKSF now, for obvious reasons. The Magpul AFG2 has also gone in favour of the BCM gunfighter Mod3 Vertical grip; similar, yet so different at the same time. I feel like the BCM vertical grip allows me to better manoeuvre and control the rifle, and the pressure switch controls.
I also plan to try out a couple of different light options: one being mounting the M600 up next to the LA5 on an offset mount, and replace the head with a KM2C – the latest Vampire head.
I am also going to try the Inforce WMLx (in black, obviously 😛) on the A2 to see how I get on with it; though it will most likely be used on my MCX.
- GHK M4
- Angry Gun L119A2 Rail
- LA5/B w/ Jay’s Stickers
- Surefire M600V
- Aimpoint Micro T2
- Aimpoint Micro LRP & 39mm riser
- Aimpoint Magnifier
- Aimpoint TwistMount
- Manta Rail Cover
- BCM Gunfighter Vertical Grip Mod3
- Surefire Dual Switch
- Magpul CTR
- Magpul ASAP
- Colt Canada Ambi Selector
- HAO Ambi Mag Release
- HAO Cocking Handle Latch
- HAO Receiver Extension Nut
- HAO Surefire FH556-216A; or,
- Perr_Mike Suppressor
- Ergo 2 Suregrip