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Question: A friend is deploying to the sand box near Pakistan.. :cantsay: . Can he bring his own M9 and m4 magazines (pmag for the latest) and can he bring his ACOG?

What should he bring that would be useful (i.e.:gloves?)?

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Pmags, probably not a problem at all, but stick them out of sight.
ACOG, Ive heard of people doing it, but he's likely to get issued a red-dot. (Some commands are more anal about things than others - the further from the sharp end you are, the more anal, usually.)
Personally Owned Weapons are pretty much forbidden.

LightFighter.com has some good suggestions.
 

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I'd like to know where he's going. I just got back from that area.

I had p-mags there that were my own. My chain of command didn't have any issue with it. That's what it will all come down to... his chain-of-command. Nobody's going to be able to answer that for you. He'll have to ask.

Depending on where he's going, a good stockpile of personal hygiene stuff is helpful. Some of the small places don't have a way to get it. He can pick that up in whatever bigger base he flies into, though.

If he doesn't have one, a headlamp is nice for blackout FOBs.

As far as tactical stuff goes, he should be given everything that he really needs. Simple bolt-on stuff is usually ok (like vertical foregrips and nice slings).
 

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kestak said:
Greetings,

Question: A friend is deploying to the sand box near Pakistan.. :cantsay: . Can he bring his own M9 and m4 magazines (pmag for the latest) and can he bring his ACOG?

What should he bring that would be useful (i.e.:gloves?)?

Thank you
Depending on where he is going (or anticipates may be going), gloves are a plus. It can get down right cold there and raking your digits on doorframes, cars, goats, etc sucks.

As others have posted, its up to his COC whether he gets red dots or choice. He should ask the folks he is relieving out there what they use...they probably know what works and what doesn't

I am a red dot fan, simply because the reach out and touchem firearms are often adequately outfitted. Never hurts to bring it rather than wish you had it and find out later you could have.

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Baby wipes.....EXTREEMLY important!

I can't say about the optics and/or mags. Some commands are better than others about that. It'd be best to ask around and 'test the waters'.
 
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