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    Post by BM on Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:03 am

    I recently picked up some different colors of the 5.11A Caps.
    I can't find any markings as to where they were made other than they came from Iraq.
    One of the cardboard stiffeners had Chinese? Writing on it and some other language.
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    All the above caps have the Velcro adjustment.The tab on the end is a stiff rubber with A5.11.
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    Post by Bagman6 on Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:42 pm

    Interesting caps. Very familiar with 5.11 but must be a bit outdate - What does the "A" stand for?


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    Post by Nkomo on Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:41 pm

    Bob posted an ERU patch some time back that actually incorporates the 5.11 logo.

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:08 pm

    The cardboard stiffener is Dentsply Sirona, a dental products company. I'm guessing they raided a recycling bin.
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    Post by Nkomo on Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:12 pm

    Iraqi SOF using the 5.11 cap.

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    Post by taucco on Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:07 am

    As usual, these are all counterfeit made in china items (fantasy items as 5.11 never stocked that model or colors).

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    Post by BM on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:44 pm

    Bagman6 wrote:Interesting caps.  Very familiar with 5.11 but must be a bit outdate - What does the "A" stand for?

    Jeff,
    It is my understanding that the original owner Royal Robbins was a mountain climber and the numbering system has
    to do with different levels of climbing. Some of the levels are broken down to numbers followed by A,B.C. etc.
    I don't know why the Iraqi's would have an A behind the 5.11 plus I'm sure they are a knock off of the originals as
    there is no label in the caps.
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    Post by Bagman6 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:49 pm

    Thanks Bob. Never realized that was the history behind the name. I even sold gear for a while after i retired. I would always screw with the 5.11 guys at shows by asking them if they had any left handed shooter pants. They had no clue as to what I was talking about. My understanding was that the cloth strap above the right rear pocket and below the belt line was to put your holster behind. If you're going with a concealed carry it would keep it from sliding around on your belt. Even after I explained this to them most of them didn't get it.


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    Post by BM on Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:01 pm

    Bagman6 wrote:Thanks Bob.  Never realized that was the history behind the name.  I even sold gear for a while after i retired.  I would always screw with the 5.11 guys at shows by asking them if they had any left handed shooter pants.  They had no clue as to what I was talking about.  My understanding was that the cloth strap above the right rear pocket and below the belt line was to put your holster behind.  If you're going with a concealed carry it would keep it from sliding around on your belt.  Even after I explained this to them most of them didn't get it.  

    Jeff,
    Here's a link to more info.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.11_Tactical

    Hope it works.
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    Post by Bagman6 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

    Thanks. I had forgotten Royal Robbins had started the company.


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    Post by Nkomo on Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:07 pm

    Here is another example of the 5.11 cap being used by ISOF in Iraq. If you look closely, you can see the Iraqi soldier in the background has a 5.11 cap attached to the back of his armor.

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    Post by BM on Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:25 pm

    nkomo wrote:  Here is another example of the 5.11 cap being used by ISOF in Iraq.  If you look closely, you can see the Iraqi soldier in the background has a 5.11 cap attached to the back of his armor.

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