Pentagon S.A.: Contract or Commercial?

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    APreston
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    Pentagon S.A.: Contract or Commercial?

    Post by APreston on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:46 am

    In my search for a Greek cap I found a Greek-based airsoft website which in turn gave me a lead to a company called Pentagon S.A. based out of Greece. My Greek isn't nearly enough to be able to make heads or tails of their interactive catalog so I can't tell if they're a legit Greek military contractor or simply a really accurate commercial vendor like Propper is. Anyone able to shed light on this?

    http://www.pentagon.com.gr/
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:56 am

    By the looks of it this is a commercial company, similar to Propper, Tru-Spec, etc. Usually this sort of website format is commercial, especially since they produce US type things and have them right next to the Greek stuff.

    Of course Greek soldiers might very well use this stuff. I received a Greek Army uniform one step away from the actual soldier who wore it. Top has Greek markings, trousers English. The guy I got it from was told nobody in the Greek military cares where their items come from.

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    Re: Pentagon S.A.: Contract or Commercial?

    Post by John Brown on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:02 am

    Doesn't Propper supply the US military?
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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:54 am

    John Brown wrote:Doesn't Propper supply the US military?

    Propper has 2 branches, a US based branch which ONLY supplies stuff to the US military, and a civilian/LEO branch which is based in Honduras and supplies everyone else. All the Propper items you see on shelves are made in Honduras.

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    Re: Pentagon S.A.: Contract or Commercial?

    Post by APreston on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:30 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:By the looks of it this is a commercial company, similar to Propper, Tru-Spec, etc. Usually this sort of website format is commercial, especially since they produce US type things and have them right next to the Greek stuff.

    Of course Greek soldiers might very well use this stuff. I received a Greek Army uniform one step away from the actual soldier who wore it. Top has Greek markings, trousers English. The guy I got it from was told nobody in the Greek military cares where their items come from.

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    That would certainly explain the variation in color one finds in the Greek uniforms. Soldiers buying better-made stuff, stuff to suit individual preference, etc. Thanks for the insight, still going to look for some legit surplus but these guys may prove a good resource to have on hand.
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    Re: Pentagon S.A.: Contract or Commercial?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:30 pm

    misanthropic_gods wrote:
    John Brown wrote:Doesn't Propper supply the US military?

    Propper has 2 branches, a US based branch which ONLY supplies stuff to the US military, and a civilian/LEO branch which is based in Honduras and supplies everyone else. All the Propper items you see on shelves are made in Honduras.

    Correct. The cloth, however, is sometimes the same cloth as they use for DoD contracted items, sometimes the poly counts are different. At least that's been the case in the past with the BDUs.

    Back in the BDU/DCU days there was pretty much no practical difference between the stuff Propper made for the DoD and that which was made for the public (unless the poly count was different). Obviously the tags were different Wink However, with the ACUs the DoD cloth is IR treated and there are IR tabs on the sleeves. This is not true of the commercial versions. I don't know if there is any effective difference in the ABUs.

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    Re: Pentagon S.A.: Contract or Commercial?

    Post by sh4pak on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:06 am


    Propper assembles in the Dominican Republic, too.

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