TW • The Army has gone ahead with its hat change. The official hat is now the regular camouflaged Patrol Cap, with a bill like a baseball hat.
The beret thing came about because some idiot general decided that because the Special Forces Green Beret troops were so motivated, everybody in the
Army should wear a beret. So they adopted the black beret. No eyeshade.
It won’t be missed.

TW • The camouflaged Patrol Cap looks like your cap.
Not at all! Now get this straight: Theirs is a freaking baseball cap. I wear a five-sided Cover. The Marine Corps Cover. It’s a “Cover”—not a damn “cap.”

• Have you been shooting lately?
I took my SOG team to the National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, and promptly fell on my ass. I didn’t shoot well. Why? Because I just don’t like that damn AR, the black gun I put together last year. I was expecting great things from modern technology. It was all match-conditioned, the whole ball of wax. But when I walked off the 600-yard line there at Camp Perry, I had had about as much of that AR as I could take. As soon as I walked off my firing point, I made an announcement: “This damn gun is for sale!” And I sold it right there, before I even left the range, for $1,800.

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