Had a reader send me a picture of him decked out in his new black fighting gear and asked me what I thought about it. I told him to start over. It looked great the way he had it set up but the color was a mistake.
Think about it: Who wears black gear? Cops. If somebody is coming at me in a hostile situation wearing black fighting gear, I'm dropping his ass, no questions asked.
Matter of fact, that goes for military style woodland or desert camo if it all matches. The rage nowadays for wanna-be elite cops is to be all decked out in camo. Hey, I've got nothing against camo - I wear it myself daily - but around here we're all a bunch of poor country boy hunters. We mix and match our shit up depending on what's laundered or not. It's not unusual to see any of my buddies wearing three different camo patterns at the same time - similar but not matched. Matter of fact, today I was wearing a Realtree fall pattern shirt, winter pattern gloves and a MilSpec desert camo hat and they'd all been worn and washed so much you really couldn't tell which was which.
I bet that if you got 5 of my partners together and posed for a group picture you'd see at least 10 or 12 different camo patterns.
Let me put it this way - if it looks issued, shoot it.