Stimulus time, and that means its time to buy more gear. Here’s some of the gear I tested, so you don’t waste money.
150$ Night Vision. It’s a product so bad they should be ashamed to have brought it to market. You are literally better off with a cheap camera with a night vizion setting. What a 150$ night vision display does is give you a shitty, featureless camera with no IR filter. Standard mounts put it at a diagonal so now you’re looking through a blurry rectangle with 2x zoom. It requires illumination though so not only will you be blind, you’ll be very visible to anyone else.
Chinesium helmets. These are interesting. For 50 bucks you get a plastic mich b replica that doesn’t really fit your headgear. It falls right off. For 100 bucks, you get the real Chinesium. Tough, heavy and sturdy, the safety rating is dubious as fuck. Worth buying especially to mount your gear, but I’d have to say its more sensible to spend the 5-15 on a real helmet.
The same goes for wish.com body armor. Gets you bullshit, a standard issue vest or armor strong enough to stop a fifty call. You never know.
Digital Night Vision: This shit is actually fucking cool and the only drawback is the lag. It’s worth about what it costs, but the lag can be disorienting. Buy if you need it. If you have the cash though, skip and go g2 or 3. Don’t buy g1 though.
Steel Armor: So, it does block bullets. But comes with two major drawbacks. One, spalling. Now, in defense of steel armor, plate carriers do catch a lot of spall. Still… metal shards in the face and neck isn’t good. Two. That bitch is HEAVY. I found that the weight of the armor became annoying after a few hours in the field with a full it. I can move in it, but a lighter armor option would’ve been ideal.