Featured Building a belt: a look behind the scenes at OSOE David Reeder September 23, 2013 Join the Conversation Original Special Operations Equipment (OSOE) posted this video recently. It was filmed during a visit by FXHummel. I watched the video, then afterward while scrolling back through John's photos (John Willis, HMFIC at OSOE) I noticed some decals I apparently missed earlier in the Summer. I thought I'd share the decals and the video. John has a well-deserved reputation for a brusque and abrasive demeanor. Like some others in the industries he has as many die-hard loyalists as he does detractors. In my experience, he makes excellent gear and has always treated me well. I was in the shop while John finished up the first rigger's belt I ever owned, over 15 years ago – it is still in service today. Here's a quick look at how they build a belt at the Original Special Operations Equipment shop. I have no idea whatsoever it's a typical day, but if I were to hazard a guess I'd say there really isn't such a thing at OSOE. James Yeager of Tactical Response makes a couple of appearances to make things more “piquant”. I will warn you in advance; there is profanity, and some of the commentary will stir up angst and butthurt. As long as you don't mind that, or can overlook it to peer behind the scenes, it's worth watching. If you're not familiar with FX Hummel, you should check him out. I've been a fan since I first heard the Internet Gun Expert Song. Final note – though the Lego operator decals are not currently available on the OSOE website, you can buy a t-shirt featuring one here. Explore RECOILweb:TNVC TNV/PVS-14 Night Vision MonocularOutta The Closet: Magpul MOE AK StockRECOIL Issue #11POD: CTOMS Police Officer Down NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.