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    has anybody thought of gas mask? what am i saying I'm not talking to a bunch of amateurs here. what is a good make. where can you get them and what are the cost associated with them what are there effectiveness. what are you thought? cheers / jeers welcome

  • #2
    i would just get mine from the army navy store or cheaper than dirt yes every thing has a purpose
    the pack that plays together stays together

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    • #3
      also if you get the kids gas masks they usually dont work so keep that in mind
      the pack that plays together stays together

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      • #4
        So what are the best options out there I have the Israli civilian with a 40 mm filter. It is good shape from what I can tell. Are there better ones. Can I get one like our troops wear.

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        • #5
          We have a stash of M95 dust masks with face shields. That is for germs and the like. We also have an assortment of gas masks. 2 Israeli child masks. 1 German w/ 2 filters and 1 US Army from Desert Storm era. I payed between $20 and $60 for them. I've been told that the Israeli masks new in the box are the most reliable.

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          • #6
            Yes indeed thats what I have heard too I know the kids Russian mask are crap. heard the Israeli. were tops
            the pack that plays together stays together

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            • #7
              Cheaper the dirt had the M95s on sale to to long ago. Haven't look in a week or so. Army surplus stores and Gun Shows.
              "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
              -Ben Franklin

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              • #8
                You are right, the Israeli are about as good as you can get right now. (without buying new ones from granger 300-500 bucks each).. The 40mm filters have a shelf life, but you can get those new too. I bought an old army mask from the 80's at a military surplus store years ago. FYI, you can't sell old us army stuff on Ebay now... even if it is sold at military surplus places... they will pull your ad at the request of "some gov agency' ???

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                • #9
                  Yes if you can find them get the Israeli Civilian version. They have excellent quality control in the factories along with good solid quality materials. I have three myself and find them as comfortable as a mask can be.

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                  • #10
                    Ive got the current issue m40 gas masks for me and the wife. My filters are the n95 and they dont expire until 2014. The n95 filters protect from everything on the list man has created.




                    Honey its just the cats, Put that @#$%ing thing away!

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                    • #11
                      Stick to 40MM threaded filters weird filters can be bad I try to keep all of my stuff in line with most other peoples so I can scavange if need be. That being said I like isarali gas masks the only down side is the filter in the front makes it impossiable to shoot with one on. then there is the M-40 type they can be had id ask around pawn shops and surplus stores in say killeen tx and clarksville tn type places where they need to have current ones on the shelf to sell to a guy who lost his.

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                      • #12
                        I apologize for bump the old topic, but I have some interesting observations that I would like to share, maybe this will help someone in the future because once I was on the lookout for useful advice. I would offer this advice. The type of protective mask and M.O.P.P. suit you need would depend on what type of agents you expect to encounter. If you are thinking that you need something to protect you from the really bad $hit. I would recommend at least an M17A2 https://secretstorages.com/best-gas-mask/ with the hood as blood agents tend to eat the rubber on A1s and earlier. The charcoal lined overgarments with boots and gloves (M.O.P.P. 4 posture) will pretty much protect you from the nasties out there. When purchasing a military surplus suit, be sure the bag is unopened and airtight. If you cannot inspect the bag, you cannot be sure the suit has not been exposed to the air or been used. Whatever type of mask you get, be sure you practice putting it on in under 9 seconds, and that it has a hood to cover your head. Agents may also enter the body through the ears as well as the skin. You should also consider buying a second suit sealed, unsealed, doesn't matter, just to practice putting it on. If you think you may be subject to nerve or blood agents, good luck getting Atropene and Pralidoxime Chloride injectors or Amil Nitrite. Another thing, take your mask with you to the range (or woods) to shoot with it on. Take this advice for what it's worth, when TSHTF it will be a little late to practice

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                        • #13
                          I've got a box of the M95 face masks and 2 boxes of surgical gloves- I box medium for the wife and 1 box large for me, I've also got some dust masks with replaceable filters just grabbed a handful when I saw them, that's about it, no NBC suits or gas masks, there is a limit to what I can store in a small modern(built 1995) British house.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rongan View Post
                            You should also consider buying a second suit sealed, unsealed, doesn't matter, just to practice putting it on. If you think you may be subject to nerve or blood agents, good luck getting Atropene and Pralidoxime Chloride injectors or Amil Nitrite. Another thing, take your mask with you to the range (or woods) to shoot with it on. Take this advice for what it's worth, when TSHTF it will be a little late to practice
                            Great points and advice Rongan. If a person has never shot with a mask on it takes a lot of practice to get half decent. I'd also suggest they get a few spare canisters to practice filter changes with as it can be a challenge. One time we were doing our annual NBC resert in the gas chamber and while we were doing buddy filter swaps my "buddy" dropped my filter and I had to stand there and watch him fumble to pick it up and get it in place... I didn't know I could hold my breath that long...

                            As you say, if it's chem weapons grade agents, you're done as you just don't and can't get the various anti-agents and decon items to be completely safe. But for some of the more mundane things like CS(tear) gas they will work great.
                            Last edited by CountryGuy; 08-04-2018, 12:43 PM.
                            I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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                            • #15
                              Great point.. I do have about 30 or 40 N95 mask as well as some 20 charcoal mask.. these were all free as when the doctor I worked for retired he told me I could have them. Didn't think about for being prepared at the time but took them all home. But I really don't think in case of a necular invasion that these would help at all. Might work long enough to get us away from a situation but that might be about it. I have looked into these other mask but have not as of yet felt a need to purchase those at this time..

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