russians have civilian gas masks? I didn't think that they allowed civilians to keep arms or armor of any sort... that is really interesting. With regard to the black tip, it is true that with a good field it is not necessary, but possession even while transporting a facsimile firearm through certain area is a serious crime. I would advise you to try using a weapon wrap to cover the tip rather than making a permanent alteration. I have several rolls of this medical wrap. It comes in several colors, OD, ACU, black and other color wraps, it conforms right to the weapon, but only sticks to itself and there is no adhesive residue when it is removed.
Back to the topic, I was wondering if you have pics of your other ghillie suits. I was at Hellsurvivors this last weekend. I was looking aroundand noticed that if I had that "false leaf camo", the stuff that looks like brown oak leaves, I would have been invisible. I may make a set of that my self.
You may be right. I'm not sure. But my first ghillie was netting with dark green, brown, and grey jute on a poncho and boonie cap. Epic fail. It really wasn't worth the effort My next I recently sold to Mr. O'Connor for hunting and was mostly grey and dark green My current one is pictured here And my next one will be made this summer with a tan, grey, brown, and some off-green scheme for late fall, winter, and early spring.
Civilian gas mask generally means it was issued to police and security agencies, which weren't considered 'military'. There were other designs of mask to be issued to non-security civilians, but those are rather bulky and not designed for anything but hiding in a bomb shelter.