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Wiley X gloves - As used by the US military

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Not the usual news posting, but thanks to Jimmy of RedWolf Airsoft for better insight on the Wiley X Gloves' use in the US Military. So read their story below with links to products at RedWolf if you're interested in these gloves... "You like US gear? You're looking for something to complete your impression on your current US loadout? Look at this article to see if this is just what you need to add that little more authenticity to your load out?

'So what's this then?' you might ask... Well, that is the Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle rollover simulator where they train the soldiers on what to do and let them experience what it feels like when the vehicle is blown to its side or turned over by the blast.

Fun as it may be as seen by the expressions of the soldiers as the sensations comparative to a roller coaster ride but this is no laughing matter if it was the real thing.

This is what happens if you have not buckled up properly. A soldier is seen trapped in his own safety buckle whilst his fellow comrade helps to release the straps on him.

On the right: Who said foliage green does not go with ACU?

U.S. Army Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, patrol the Korengal valley, in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

U.S. Army Spc. Guadalupe Gardenias calls in coordinates as fellow Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Soldiers watch for suspicious activity, during a routine patrol in Kunar province, Afghanistan's Korengal valley.

Infantry section leader from Newark, N.J., assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, patrols a small market in al-Ma'mel in southeastern Baghdad.

U.S. Army Spc. Jesus Sanchez, a combat medic, and fellow members of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, patrol an isolated mountain pass of Kunar province, Afghanistan's Korengal valley.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Mullins with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provides security during a patrol in Nawa district, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Olsen, right, and Sgt. Jeremiah Poston search the trunk of an abandoned car during a joint patrol with Iraqi soldiers in Nassir Wa Salam, Iraq.

Last but not least, a beautiful shot taken with great timing with the shell being expelled.  Notice the bolt is still fully open and the dust and sand under the arms and the sand bags kicked loose from the shockwave of the shot.


So having seen a range of US military personnel using these Wiley X gloves, it sure does say a thing or two about these gloves. From the demanding specifications and use from the Marines to the flexibility and protection the combat medic require, the range of Wiley X gloves caters for the variety of needs and applications different roles that any modern soldier may encounter.

CAG-1 - Providing pure protection and offering high durability, the CAG1's are the tank class of gloves where full protection and sheer sturdiness comes in mind, if you're thick in trouble, these may be the gloves you want.

Available in CB and Green.

Hybrid - For those that want a mix between protection, flexibility and dexterity of their hands without any adverse effects on their performance.  With soft yet durable goat skin and a removable hard knuckle insert, you sure can adapt these gloves to the needs of the situation you will encounter.

Available in CB and Green.

Orion - For those that require protection from full length gloves that may not require the hard knuckle protection. If dexterity and comfort is what you want, this will provide that and more.

Available in CB and Green.

Jimmy Mak

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