Okay, you know that I’m never shy about voicing my opinion about camouflage – and that I like to give a thumbs-up to anybody who produces a good one, and a thumbs-down to anyone who produces a not-so-good one.
And now that the Army has finally pulled its head out of its 4th point of contact and admitted that UCP is crap and needs to be replaced, the race is officially (more or less) on to find the next big thing – or at least something to give MultiCam a run for its money.
Enter A-TACS from Digital Concealment Systems. Well, actually it entered the scene back at the tail-end of last year – had a splashy launch at the SHOT Show – and has somehow managed to get a whole host of partners signed up to use it.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why did he just say ‘somehow managed…’?” Well because I really fail to see what the fuss is about. I know that UCP is bad, but hey DCS, is this the best you could come up with to replace it? I just don’t see any of the advanced features or pattern effectiveness that is proclaimed in the marketing literature. Frankly, it just looks like somebody took a couple of cans of Krylon to a khaki uniform – just my personal point-of-view…
Speaking of taking Krylon to things… this is a Krylon-spray-can based camo scheme I did on an airsoft gun and a Pro-Tec helemt a few years ago. Which do you think is better?