As the sole importer of a small quantity of Italian Air Force Vegetato Camo Suits, we wanted to list the sizing here:
Jacket = Chest 50", Sleeves 20"
Pants = 38" Waist, Inseam 32"
Jacket = Chest 52", Sleeves 22"
Pants = Waist 42", Inseam 34"
Jacket = Chest 53", Sleeves 23"
Pants = Waist 45", Inseam 34"
Jacket = Chest 54", Sleeves 23"
Pants = Waist 48", Inseam 35"
9/26/2014 2:23 PM
As the sole importer of a small quantity of Italian Air Force Vegetato Camo Suits, we wanted to list the sizing here:
3/29/2014 6:13 PM
Product Spotlight: French Army Tow Straps
Here at KeepShooting, we are constantly trying out new products to determine what will work best for our loyal customers.
But once in a while, some of our best tests happen by accident.
A few weeks ago, as the weather in the Pennsylvania area warmed up, some of us decided to head out and shake off the winter by blasting a few hundred rounds of ammo. As usually happens, we lost track of time and it was getting dark far too quickly. We packed up and headed back to our trucks, but the melting snow and some recent rain made the ground a muddy mess. One of our Jeeps slid off the access road into a small ditch, and damned if we couldn't get it out.
We had few options.We could call a tow truck and wait a few hours for it to show up and winch the Jeep free. We could come back in the morning with some heavy-duty gear and try to pry it loose.
But one of us had another idea.
We had just gotten in some surplus Heavy Duty Towing Straps back at the warehouse. We really hadn't had a chance to try them out yet, but this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Truth be told, it was more like desperation - we didn't want to spend $250 for a tow truck to come out and pull us loose. Besides… towing a Jeep out of a muddy ditch… could be kind of embarrassing.
Instead, we went to the warehouse and grabbed one of the Heavy Duty Towing Straps. We have two kind at the warehouse - an 8-Ton Towing Strap and a 16-Ton Towing Strap. Even though the vehicle stuck was a smaller Jeep, we decided to play it safe and take the 16-Ton Towing Strap, just in case.
We shouldn't have worried. The towing strap worked like a charm. It felt like it could have pulled out the Jeep, a couple pickup trucks, a Hummer, and maybe a deuce-and-a-half. We just secured one end around the tow vehicle and the other around the tow hook on the Jeep and in a few minutes, it was out of the ditch and back on solid ground. Saved a couple hundred bucks and a ton of embarrassment.
These straps are great. Imported from France, they're just as good as tow cables. Because they're military surplus, they're a great deal, too. The 8-Ton Heavy Duty Towing Cable is only $24.95 and the 16-Ton Heavy Duty Towing Cable is only $34.95. That's a lot of towing ability for a fantastic price. They're 30 feet long, which goes a long way - literally.
The way we see it, if you're likely to find yourself in a similar situation, you have a couple of options - you can keep that cell phone handy with a towing company on speed dial (that is, if you can find a signal when you're off the beaten path), you can carry some dirty, greasy, heavy cables or chains that take up a lot of cargo space, you can stay home, or you can carry one of our durable Towing Straps.
Our buddies on that shooting trip now carry their own Towing Straps in their trucks. They know what they need to spend less time in a ditch and more time on the range where they can just KeepShooting.
2/13/2014 6:35 PM
German Military Jacket Size Chart
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is military jacket sizes. There are different systems for each military, and none of them translate exactly into typical US commercial sizes.
What we're working on doing is posting a number of blog posts that will highlight the sizing for various military surplus products. We've decided to start with German Military Jacket Sizing.
The German Military uses a system of sizing that is denoted by Gr with a Number. Gr is the German abbreviation for Größe which means size. So if you see Gr 1 it is German Size 1.
|BW size||Chest circumference||Height|
|Height less than 170 cm|
|Gr 1||90 cm||160-170 cm|
|Gr 2||95 cm||160 - 170 cm|
|Gr 3||100 cm||160 - 170 cm|
|Gr 4||105 cm||160 - 170 cm|
|Gr 5||110 cm||160 - 170 cm|
|Height 170-180 cm|
|Gr 6||90 cm||170 - 180 cm|
|Gr 7||95 cm||170 - 180 cm|
|Gr 8||100 cm||170 - 180 cm|
|Gr 9||105 cm||170 - 180 cm|
|Gr 10||110 cm||170 - 180 cm|
|Gr 11||115 cm||170 - 180 cm|
|Height 180-190 cm|
|Gr 12||95 cm||180 - 190 cm|
|Gr 13||100 cm||180 - 190 cm|
|Gr 14||105 cm||180 - 190 cm|
|Gr 15||110 cm||180 - 190 cm|
|Gr 16||115 cm||180 - 190 cm|
|Height 190-200 cm|
|Gr 17||100 cm||190 - 200 cm|
|Gr 18||105 cm||190 - 200 cm|
|Gr 19||110 cm||190 - 200 cm|
|Gr 20||115 cm||190 - 200 cm|
8/6/2013 12:11 AM
Military Surplus - Buy History Daily
One of the most exciting product lines we offer is our military surplus. These goods are often made to high quality standards that you won't find in any other industry. As an extra bonus, most military surplus goods are also significantly cheaper than goods that were produced for the commercial market.
There are two classes of military surplus goods. The first would be surplus "unissued" goods, and the second would be surplus "issued" goods. Out of the two classes, the surplus issued goods tend to be far more interesting from a historical perspective. Nothing has more "cool" factor than a military item that has obviously been issued and used by a soldier that is now being repurposed state side.
The Story of Father Hanrahan's Jacket
One item we imported recently are the excellent British SAS Windproof Parkas which were issued by the British Armed Forces who operated side-by-side with our military.
When we were sorting the container, we found several interesting items. Looking at the name tags that were on some of the parkas, you had the common British surnames. One that we found that definitely caught our attention was this jacket:
How interesting is that, this was the jacket that was issued to an Army Chaplain in the British Armed Forces. I decided I would keep this jacket, and it has been sitting in my office for a few months now. I've wondered who Father Hanrahan was, and a Google search for "father hanrahan british armed forces" brings up a forum showing pictures of the British in Iraq and a story in the Telegraph about the legacy of the British in Basra. Is the Father Hanrahan pictured in the article the same Father Hanrahan who wore this jacket? Possibly.
One day a customer was in our front shop talking about everything he found in his British SAS Jacket that he bought, which got me curious about Father Hanrahan's jacket. So I finally decided to look in the pockets, and I found a handwritten note with a name, email address, and residential address in the UK.
I decided my curiosity wouldn't be satisfied until I wrote the individual who was listed on this sheet of paper. Would he know who Father Hanrahan was? It was worth the 2 minutes of effort it took to write. I explained who I was, included these two pictures so the individual knew I wasn't some scammer. I'm sure the email was not something the individual was expecting, but I did get a response back:
******* (name censored to protect his privacy)
So there you go, this jacket "served" in Iraq and was worn by a "great bloke" who happens to be an Army Chaplain. We've managed to piece together the story behind it using Google, a found hand written note, and a very cool retired British Army officer who actually was kind enough to write back.
Check out our Military Surplus product category. We've got many items like this British SAS Jacket that have more stories to be told in future blogs like this one.
7/11/2013 1:02 PM
The Swedish Military Flashlight might be the coolest military surplus item we've got in stock right now.Read More
6/10/2013 5:02 PM
In WWII, US made gas masks used blue asbestos in the filters. Since masks and the filters were stored in gas mask bags, the asbestos got into the bag.
Blue asbestos is considered the most dangerous form of this material. That is not something to be hauling around on your side, storing important stuff in or otherwise using in any way except on display in a sealed container. Purists who must have the real mccoy won’t mind having the bag on display where it’s safe.
For the rest of us who want to use a gas mask bag, US reproductions and surplus items from other militaries are the way to go.
The obvious use for one of these bags is to store a gas mask. Because they vary in size and shape, every bag is not going to fit every mask.
But these storage containers have a much wider range of use. Because they are made from heavy duty materials and designed to support the weight of a mask under battle conditions, they are incredibly durable. Because they hold something cumbersome while keeping it handy and out the way, they are useful for a whole lot of other things.
The bags make excellent pouches to hold spent brass at the range. Fill it up and dump it in a bucket. That saves having to haul the bucket around the range, especially for people who scavenge spent shells.
Most gas mask bags can turn double duty as an ammo pouch. We find ones like the Swedish mil surp bag to be ideal for a day at the range busting clays. The bag easily holds a box shells and the belt keeps it handy and out of the way.
The depth of the Belgian gas mask bag makes it handy for storing long items like 30-round or longer stick mags, some banana clips, Cyalume sticks, emergency flares and plenty of field rations. It’s not quite wide enough to hold an entrenching tool, but there’s lots of room for an emergency fishing kit or first aid kit.
The bags are handy for temporary storage of items picked up along way. Morel mushroom hunters can put enough for a meal in one bag. Arrowhead hunters and battle field searchers might need an entire day to fill one with spent bullets or knapped flint.
Depending on the shape of the bag, it can be used as an impromptu holster. It would protect a gun and allow it to be packed with other items like clothes without fear of lubricants from the firearm staining cloth.
Small handguns can certainly be completely concealed inside the bag. Larger handguns might leave some parts exposed.
11/20/2012 5:04 PM
Thanksgiving is back with its pal Black Friday
Well, the holiday season is finally upon us once again. Luckily, it starts with the better of the two in Thanksgiving. Do not get me wrong, Christmas is pretty great. I love receiving gifts as much as the next Tom, Dick or Harry, but the pressure of picking out gifts for others and hoping they enjoy them is almost too much. And besides, if there is one thing that I love more than receiving gifts, it is a day marked by sloth and eating hearty meals that others have prepared for me.
My Thanksgivings are special in that I get two different meals, each of which is packed with more food than this writer can handle. In the early afternoon, I eat an Italian-themed meal with my father's extended family. You better believe it has turkey and all of the other traditional Thanksgiving foods, but it also has pasta, lasagna and cannoli. Later that evening, I enjoy an evening meal with my mother's extended family. And though it is traditional in every sense of the word, the deserts are to die for – I can almost hear myself gaining weight.
Is there anything better than sitting around, lazily falling in and out of naps and stuffing your craw to capacity? For me, the answer is a resounding no. But for others, the answer is very much the opposite. For others, the real main event of the holiday season comes just a day after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday and Keepshooting.com
There are some people – crazy people – who look forward to Thanksgiving not for its decadent deliciousness, but for the amazing discounts most retailers offer on the day that follows – a day dubbed "Black Friday."
Black Friday is the ceremonial start of the Christmas shopping season. And what better way to kick things off than with a day of jaw-dropping deals that are so good they send people into a violent frenzy? Seriously, there are several violent incidents on record stemming from the bargains offered on Black Friday – because if I cannot have that last big-screen television, then nobody can.
What kind of world is it where you cannot even go shopping for Christmas gifts for your loved ones without fearing for your wellbeing? Certainly not one in which I would like to live, which is exactly why Keepshooting.com is once again offering a Black Friday sale. This year, avoid the crowds and get the same great Black Friday prices from the comfort of your own home when you shop with Keepshooting.com as we offer our second-annual Black Friday sale – one that promises to be a perfect complement to the food-induced coma from which you should be waking at the start of the sale.
As noted, this year marks our second Black Friday sale. After both the success and headaches brought about by last year's sale, we had no choice but to offer another. I cannot tell you how many happy customers – new and old – we made by offering a hand-picked selection of our already low-price products for pennies on the dollar. Last year, our sale was highlighted by steel G3 magazines being offered for a mere 99 cents, which is absolutely absurd! This year, expect more of the same. In fact, here is a little preview of just a few of the items we will be discounting this year…
German G3 Camouflage Magazine Pouch
Making its debut in the now-annual Keepshooting.com Black Friday sale is the German G3 camouflage magazine pouch. Sure, you could get traditional rubber G3 magazine pouches for a little less, but these camouflage magazine pouches boast a durable construction that will ensure a lifetime of service. Not to mention, it features the cool flecktarn camouflage pattern – a unique German disruptive camouflage pattern designed for use in temperate woodland terrains.
The German G3 camouflage magazine pouch is a surplus magazine pouch constructed from a canvas material that is sturdy as can be, which means it is more than capable of taking any and all abuse you can possibly dish out. Each is designed to accept two 7.62x51mm NATO 20-round rifle magazines. And though they were originally designed for and used by members of the Bundeswehr who were issued G3 rifles, these pouches are capable of storing 20-round magazines for any rifle chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge, including the M14 and the FN FAL. Best of all is the fact that each ships with a pre-installed ALICE adapter for use with your ALICE gear.
M1 Carbine 1943 Magazine Pouch
You cannot say M1 carbine without saying M1 carbine 1943 magazine pouch. Well, you can, but where is the fun in that? Anyway, the M1 carbine 1943 magazine pouch is one of the most iconic accessories available for the M1 carbine, which is probably why it is also one of our best-selling. And in an effort to get the word out to even more people, we are including it in our Black Friday sale.
The M1 carbine 1943 magazine pouch is an excellent reproduction of the original pouch, which was manufactured by "KADIN" in 1943. Like the original, our reproduction includes the correct style of snap fastener, the rear offset button snap and correct U.S. markings. Each pouch is capable of carrying two M1 carbine 15-round magazines, and for just a few bucks, you can get pretty close to the real thing.
Gerber® Survival Case
Because some would have you believe that this will be the last Black Friday sale of all-time – they believe the apocalypse is coming on December 21, 2012 – we have also decided to include some survival gear in our sale. Enter the Gerber® survival case.
What is the Gerber® survival case? The Gerber® emergency survival case is a great way to begin preparing for any emergency survival situation. The survival case is a rigid, fold-open case designed by Gerber® to store a wealth of indispensable emergency tools and accessories in a compact case that is both practical and easily manageable. Inside the case is a wealth of pockets, straps and storage compartments that can accommodate anything from an entrenching tool and a compact pistol to flashlights, multi tools, road flares and much more.
And there you have it, a small sampling of our big Black Friday sale. All there is to do now is eat and wait. The sale begins at 12 a.m. Friday!
10/30/2012 10:48 AM
Keepshooting.com is your winter weather headquarters!
And now, it is time for the main event. This contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the title of "greatest season of all-time." In the red corner, the challenger stands in at an alarming temperature of 98 degrees with 100 percent humidity – summer. And in the blue corner, summer's opponent comes in at a brisk 32 degrees with a good chance of flurries – winter.
This match marks the first head-to-head meeting between these two highly-favored seasons, one that also promises to be the last as a winner must be crowned here today. And with the bell, things are set to begin.
Both competitors look strong today and are coming out throwing hard forearms at each other. Winter looks to be gaining the upper hand, however, and wrenches what looks like a painful hammerlock on summer. I would not count summer out just yet though; the hot rainy season has a great deal of tonight's crowd behind it. And just as quickly as the hammerlock was applied, summer makes a great reversal and pulls winter into a devastating clothesline. Winter is somewhat slow getting up but looks determined to end things quickly. A hard Irish whip lands summer dazed in the corner. Winter is gearing up for a big boot to the face of summer. And it connects! Summer, who now finds itself being lifted onto the top turnbuckle, is in a bad position, folks. Winter is now calling for the most dangerous maneuver this side of the solstice – the brain buster! Winter hits it, goes for the cover and gets the pin one, two and three. Ladies and gentlemen, your winner and the greatest season of all-time – winter!
A fake wrestling match between two seasons can mean only one thing. Summer is on its way out and winter is almost upon us, which always seems to spark the debate of which season is better. But rather than arguing about which season is best, I figured it would be much more entertaining to get the two seasons into the squared circle and settle it once and for all. It was at least a bit more entertaining than my usual argument, which is also a rock-solid proof of the superiority of winter and goes something like this:
No matter how cold it gets in the winter, you can always add another layer to keep warm. But when suffering from the miserable summer heat, you can only strip off so many layers of clothing before stepping out into public is going to be considered a fineable offense. It is as simple as that.
Anyway, as winter is right around the corner, it is a good idea to begin your preparations by checking out all the new cold weather gear Keepshooting.com has to offer in the web store. And believe me when I say that we have stockpiled a wealth of cozy jackets, parkas, blankets and gloves to ensure that all of our customers stay comfortable all winter long. Keep reading for the skinny of some of our great new products.
British Military Fleece Jacket
First up is the British military fleece jacket. I will be the first to admit that I am not at all a fan of military surplus clothing. Call me a diva all you would like, but I am just not big on used clothes – especially when I can afford new clothes. But the British military fleece jacket was pretty dang close to changing my opinion of military surplus clothing. Check it out.
Though each jacket is piece of military surplus, they remain in excellent condition and appear almost unused. But that is, of course, not the selling point. That would be their uncharacteristically cool appearance. Not to mention, these British military fleece jackets feature a dual-layered fleece construction, two zippered hand warmer pockets, a drawstring cinch cord at the waist and the presence of unique thumbholes in the cuff that allow the cuffs to be used as partial gloves, serving to protect part of the hands and the wrists from crippling temperatures.
This jacket is definitely worth your $15.95 if you ask me.
USGI ECWCS Gore-Tex® Jacket
Next up is the deceptive USGI ECWCS Gore-Tex® jacket. Again, while I would not ordinarily wear military surplus clothing, and while I am not a fan of camouflage, I could definitely see myself considering this paper-thin-yet-weirdly-warm jacket.
These authentic United State Military surplus jackets serve as a singular component of the Gen III Extended Climate Warfighter Clothing System (3G ECWCS), which is a radical redesign of the original Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) developed by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to provide protection to U.S. soldiers from a range of extreme combat environments. More than that, though, is the fact that these jackets feature a seam-sealed, dual-layered Gore-Tex® construction, which provides for a jacket that is lightweight, waterproof, windproof and breathable. And though they are designed to be layered with the other protection levels of the Gen III ECWCS, they are surprisingly warm on their own.
Having a hard time believing how warm this jacket really is? Shell out a fair $39.95 and see for yourself.
Polar Fleece Blanket
The polar fleece blanket is one military surplus product that I can get behind full force. I mean, what is better than a soft, freshly-laundered blanket on a cold winter night? Not much.
Lightweight and with room for a few, the new polar fleece blanket is a cream-colored blanket that measures approximately 90 inches by 90 inches and is perfect for a queen-sized bed yet suitable for a king. As evidenced by its name, each polar fleece blanket boasts a full fleece construction, making it an excellent choice for the coldest of nights.
Grab your polar fleece blanket today for just $10.95.
But that is not all…
To think that the three products I have chosen to highlight here are the only winter weather products we offer here at Keepshooting.com would be extremely foolish. As noted, we have a number of new gloves, including the woodland camo gloves and the Dutch military mittens. And if it is jackets and parkas that you want, then look no further than our jackets and parkas section. You will surely find something to keep you warm.
10/23/2012 10:02 AM
The Whacky World of Military Surplus Sizing
The United States of America is a unique place. It always has been, and from what I can tell it always will be. From the "we are not going to take it" attitude of the American Revolution to the "don't mess with Texas" sentiment that exists today, America is truly one of a kind – and it shows.
When it comes to sports, America reigns supreme. Baseball is far and away the best sport in the world. Unsurprisingly, it originated in America and though it has found its way to all corners of the planet, cricket is still the bat-and-ball sport of choice in Europe and in many other heavily populated areas. Then there are America's other popular sports: football, hockey and basketball. Europe's top three other sports? Soccer (no, I am not calling it football because I live in America), rugby and tennis. I think this picture speaks for itself.
How else is America different from the rest of the world? Ever heard of the United States customary units? It is the primary system of measurements used in America that is based on the imperial system. When you think about it, the United States customary units are not really advantageous in any way; America just wants to be different. In fact, America is one of three countries worldwide that has resisted the International System of Units, which is based on the much more user-friendly metric system.
Then there is the sizing system used in America. For most things in America, especially food and clothing, sizing exists in the following format: small, medium large, extra-large and so on until the "X's" that represent just how extra-large something is push the "L's" out of sight.
Luckily, there seems to be an established standard regarding those sizes, though most companies seem to prefer not to use it. But when that established standard revolves around the United States customary units, it makes it hard for those not familiar with American ways to buy American clothing. Ordinarily, I would not care one lick about foreigners buying American clothing, but since the reverse holds true as well, I must. Those in America looking to buy European clothing, military surplus to be specific, can become easily confused by their sizing standards, which revolve around the International System of Units rather than the United States customary units.
What is Keepshooting.com going to do about it?
I would be lying if I said that customers did not call constantly asking questions about the sizing for many of our products. The fact that much of our surplus comes from European countries makes it a bit difficult for some to convert their sizes into standard American sizes. And I would be lying if I told you that we are able to accurately answer all of those sizing calls. So what is Keepshooting.com going to do about it? Keepshooting.com is going to pen a blog post about American versus European sizing in an effort to clear up the confusion.
As noted, America established a set of standards regarding clothing sizes that companies choose to follow or not to follow. Unfortunately, those standards were established in the middle of the 20th century. And in case you have somehow failed to notice, body sizes in 2012 are not too comparable to body sizes in the 1950s – so follow these standards at your own risk.
A men's size small is categorized as a 34 to 36-inch chest and a 28 to 30-inch waist. Medium is 38-41/32-34. Large is 42-44/36-38. Extra-large is 46-48/40-42. Double extra-large, triple extra-large and quadruple extra-large all increase by the same increments. Of course, there are also standards for the seat/hips, neck size, shirt sleeve and inseam. If you want to go that in depth, then I suggest you pay a visit to your old friend Google and search something along the lines of "U.S. standard clothing sizing."
Unsurprisingly, Europe has a set of standards regarding clothing sizes as well – EN 13402. EN 13402 is the European standard for labeling clothing sizes and is based on body dimensions measured in centimeters, which is where much of the confusion regarding conversions arises.
There are a wealth of body dimensions used in deciding sizes for EN 13402, including head girth, neck girth, chest girth, height, arm length and many more. As noted, these dimensions are measured in centimeters and each different type of clothing uses a different set of body dimensions. Look at jackets for an example. Sizing labels in European jackets will typically list two numbers. The larger number, usually listed first, corresponds to height in centimeters. The smaller number, usually listed second, corresponds to waist girth in centimeters. Pants are much the same, with the first number corresponding to height and the second corresponding to inseam, both in centimeters.
To save time and consolidate space, you can check out this website for a collection of all the different types of clothing and all of the body dimensions that are used in sizing each of them. It is a true lifesaver when shopping for clothing with European labeling.
Now that you are equipped with all of the necessary knowledge available regarding American and European sizing, conversions will be simple. Ordering a European jacket? Check which body dimensions correspond to the sizing labels and convert those numbers from centimeters to inches. Compare these new numbers to your personal body dimensions and order your heart out. Remember, one centimeter is equal to roughly 0.393701 inches. But why do it by hand when conversion tables exist?
10/12/2012 1:03 PM
Keepshooting.com is your Halloween costume haven!
It is October, and nothing is more important than playoff baseball – especially when the Washington Nationals are involved, and boy are they involved. One more win and they will earn a trip to the National League Championship Series. But because you likely have no interest in listening to me go on and on about the one thing that keeps me going, I will get to the point a little quicker today.
Yes, it is October. And though nothing is more important than playoff baseball, there is one thing that comes close: Halloween.
For all of those readers who live under rocks and have never heard of the great holiday known as Halloween, it is a day reserved to observe the world's greatest monsters – Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein and all the rest. It is a day dedicated to screams, thrills, horrors and chills. Oh, and for some reason you are encouraged to dress up like your favorite ghouls and ghosts and knock on strangers' front doors. Doing so will result in said strangers rewarding you with heaps of candy. It is truly a majestic holiday.
But no matter how ridiculously made-up Halloween seems to be, it actually has roots in history. The word Halloween was first used in the 1500s and represents a Scottish variant of "All Hallows' Evening," that is, the evening before All Hallows' Day. All Hallows' Day, of course, is the Christian holiday that celebrates the lives of saints the world over. But even though that is believed to be the first appearance of the holiday's title, the holiday itself is thought to have pagan origins and is believed to have come from the Celtic festival known as Samhain. Samhain comes from the Old Irish word Samuin, meaning "summer's end." None of that matters now, though, because planet Earth being planet Earth turned the holiday into something much more interesting – an evening dedicated to horror movies, costumes, trick-or-treating and mischief.
Again, I am getting away from the point of writing today's blog. Today is not about baseball (not until 8:37 p.m. anyway). It is not about how great Halloween is or even the real-life history from which is sprang. Today is about Keepshooting.com and how we plan to get you geared up for the third-best holiday of all-time.
How can Keepshooting.com make your Halloween a hit?
Some people treat Halloween like a joke. Those are the people that stroll down to Halloween superstores on October 30 and spend 20 bucks on a poorly made costume that kind of looks like the hero from a recent summer blockbuster but really looks sillier than anything else.
Those that treat Halloween like the magnificent holiday that it is take their costumes a bit more seriously. They rummage around and piece together elaborate costumes that are truly impressive. The good thing about Keepshooting.com's affinity for Halloween is that we have already done all the rummaging for you. In our 10 years of buying military surplus and new production items, we have amassed quite a collection of clothing and accessories that can be combined to produce an award-winning Halloween costume. Even better, those pieces of clothing and accessories are available at the unbelievably low prices that our customers have come to expect from us. Today, I want to highlight just a few that may make your Halloween just a bit scarier.
"V for Vendetta" Mask
The “V for Vendetta” mask is a mask designed to resemble Guy Fawkes and is a symbol featured prominently in the film of the same name, which many might not know is actually an adaptation of a limited comic book series written by Alan Moore.
Anyway, the "V for Vendetta" mask is one of the coolest masks available commercially and is definitely the coolest mask available from Keepshooting.com. The mask is constructed almost entirely of plastic and measures approximately 8.5 inches by 7.5 inches and will conceal most faces. It is secured to the face via a Velcro® adjustable strap and is perfectly capable of completing your "V" ensemble or turning you into the world's biggest supporter of the Tea Party movement.
The "V for Vendetta" mask is now available for just $9.95.
Red Rock Ghillie Suit
Speaking of Alan Moore, the man also had a pretty great run on "Swamp Thing." And with Keepshooting.com's Red Rock ghillie suit you can transform yourself into Swamp Thing without a batch of Alec Holland's bio-restorative formula and without suffering a harrowing explosion.
The Red Rock ghillie suit is a five-piece complex camouflage suit that is made to resemble dense foliage and serves to yield greater concealment than traditional camouflage clothing. It also looks a bit like Swamp Thing and will make a fabulous Halloween costume.
The Red Rock ghillie suit is available for $79.95 in two sizes – medium/large (chest 42-48, waist 32-38) and extra-large/double extra-large (chest 48-56, waist 38-46). Additionally, you have the option of two different camouflage patterns – woodland camouflage and desert camouflage.
Orange Prison Jumpsuit
Everyone loves a convict, especially on Halloween. For that reason, our orange prison jumpsuit is an excellent costume idea.
Halloween is the only day of the year you can walk proudly in public dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit without being hassled by the police, who would ordinarily be more than happy to escort you back to a jail cell. Do just that with our orange prison jumpsuit, the very same jumpsuit that has been sold to production teams working with HBO and a number of professional sports organizations.
Currently, five sizes are available: medium (M), large (L), extra-large (XL), double extra-large (XXL) and triple extra-large (XXXL). Prices start at just $33.95.
And do not forget that we have a number of appropriate accessories to go with the orange prison jumpsuit, including a wide variety of handcuffs and leg irons.
As one would expect, these are just a few of the great products we carry that can also be recruited for a Halloween costume. In fact, we recently built an entire category devoted to Halloween and all of our great Halloween-friendly items. We invite you to browse that category and get started on your costume today!