5.11 Tactical Clothes

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by HOTCHKIS, Feb 25, 2019.


    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Just a heads up for anyone with there clothes that are new with the tags still on them. Corporate in CA will exchange them for you if you do not have a receipt. I recently went from a 42w to a 34w and had a shitload of range clothes I had accumulated over the years. They will send you a shipping label without any out of pocket expense. As long as there still selling the product you have they will do an even exchange. Got stuck with a 2x black holster shirt that they don't make anymore but I can still use it. A great company.

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    Wow, congrats on the weight loss! If that was voluntary weight loss, fantastic achievement. The Battle of the Bulge is a tough one.
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  3. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018

    I recently picked up a couple pairs of Apex pants. So far I'm impressed. Good attention to detail in both design and construction.

    These guys are making stuff that rivals the high performance mountaineering/backpacking clothing companies, but with the obvious emphasis on tactical activities instead of climbing and hiking.
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  4. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Congrats on the weight loss.
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  5. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    An interesting read the 5.11-Royal Robbins story. check out the History section of the 5.11 Tactical wiki entry for a condensed version.
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  6. 357 Geek

    357 Geek Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Dude that's some serious weight loss, way to go!
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  7. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Tell us how you lost the weight

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  8. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I think I read in another thread he walked 10-12 miles a day.
  9. tightloops

    tightloops Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    Congrats on the weight loss, sincerely hope you have better luck keeping it off than I did!:bag:
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    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Basically cut out all carbs. Eating a lot of chicken & fish (salmon 2-3x a week). Also a lot of vegetables & low fat yogurt. Ate an avocado a day instead of a banana. Basically cut out all sugar. Doing intermittent fasting also eating between 10am-6pm. Water black coffee green tea without any cream milk or sugar while fasting. Also drank about 1 gallon or more of water daily. You actually pee out calories and burn calories while you sleep at least 7-8hrs a night. Also sleep more & better since taking off the weight. The amazing thing is once your on it a while all the protein from the chicken & fish keeps you full not craving other foods. You can have a treat day once & awhile and eat what you want. Its not a diet anymore but more of a lifestyle now. I don't deny myself any food but moderation is the key. I like walking so that also helped. I walked 7days a week for about 3 months. Two 4 mile walks & a 2-4mile after dinner. I have a lot of time on my hands being a caretaker for my 93yr old father. I guess you can say it is a combination of keto atkins & paleo diet.
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    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    Awesome regimen and the exercise part...awesome. Kudos on taking care of your Pops. Much respect, sir.
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    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I can actually get into a 32w jean but wear a 34 cause I carry my 1911 AIWB

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    My problem with pants is that the "rise" is never quite high enough for comfort because I have a long torso and comparatively short lets. I'm 6' 3" with a 32" inseam.

    5.11 never fit well on me, not Propper and now the brand name escapes me that is "just right."

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