I am really happy that I can finally review, or better said, show and present you one of my favorite items made by SSO/SPOSN. The Bober (Бобер = Beaver) assault backpack has become my constant companion in my daily life and on the weekend battlefields. It also displaced the “sack” like EastPak from my high school times I had used until now.
In my long hunt for a Kamysh BDU type Suit in my size (58/5) and in somehow “mint” or “new” condition, I finally stumbled upon this sweet and high quality Magellan made MPA-4 Summer Suit on the selling section of Red-Alliance.net Forums.
Today I want you to introduce you to a quite new Company called VSO (витязь спецоснащение // Vityaz Special Purpose) which is a Belarusian Company with their distribution Office located in Warsaw, Poland. They produce different Apparel like Gorkas, Maskhalats, Hats, Helmet Covers and Equipment like Harnishes and Assault Backpacks in a huge variation of camouflage Patterns. Actually Greg, from the UK office of VSO, told us that you can order anything they offer in the desired camouflage Pattern, even Western Camo like Marpat/Cadpat.
The SVD is arguably the first real DMR (designated marksman rifle) ever build. In fact the Soviet Union was the first nation to utilize the concept of a squad sniper decades before any other. Today the term used most often for that role is Designated Marksman.
This review will cover the SVD GBBR by WE called ‘ACE-VD‘.
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Here we go again! Another Gorka review – this time I have a Blokpost Gorka from 2006 for you guys. This particular Blokpost Gorka is somewhat special – it belonged to a member of ROSN Yekaterinburg, Russia! ROSN is a department of FSB (former KGB). These soldiers respond to situations involving certain types of violent criminals and terrorists. Besides that, it is just a regular Blokpost Gorka from the year 2006 and it has the typical washed out and used look (which I personally dig a lot).
The PK-01V (ПК-01V) is another red dot sight from Belarus made by BelOMO (БелОМО). It is a modern, mil-spec, light scope simple in design and construction used by both military and police forces. Due to its relatively cheap price but good performance it also enjoys great popularity on the civil market. It is particularly reliable and sturdy like most Belorussian sights.
After my crappy trekking poles broke, I finally had an excuse to buy new ones. I was looking for lightweight and compact / multi section poles. At them time (and possible still) the Ultralite Compact Trekking Poles were the lightest on the market and also pretty cheap with a price of only 75€. They are made by Fizan in Italy. Fizan, have been making ski and trekking poles in Italy since 1947 and were supposedly the first company to use aluminum in their products.
Mora knifes (Morakniv in Swedish) are very popular knifes all around Scandinavia, which were made by KJ Eriksson and the Forsts Knivfabrik. A couple of years ago they merged to the now known ‘Mora of Sweden‘ company.
Since Mora knifes are generally very robust, simple and fairly low priced they are also well-known among hikers and in the bushcraft community.
The WE AK74 UN is another AK variant, recently released in Germany. And it really is surprisingly good! Why? Read the whole review!