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Thinking of getting a Douglas custom...always been a T-hooks guy because they are further front and less likely to "flip up" over a belly (not that I have one!).

I read Major Dave's cautions and thinking about just doing the clips. What are your thoughts?

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I’ve used t-hooks and clips on several different CPs and just recently purchased a Douglas. After using it in a inter-squad game yesterday, I’m a huge fan of the clips on the Douglas using Ray’s harness. 

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17 hours ago, GerryB said:

Thinking of getting a Douglas custom...always been a T-hooks guy because they are further front and less likely to "flip up" over a belly (not that I have one!).

I read Major Dave's cautions and thinking about just doing the clips. What are your thoughts?

I sent mine off for T-hooks, tried them and reverted to the clips. I like that the clips don't show through my shirt and I feel I get just as tight of a fit with them.

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I like the look of the gap protection. I bought one a few years and paid extra for the gap protection - they added a smaller version of the outer flap.  It made the shoulders look very very tall and I cut it off. This flat plate should work much better.

 

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I like the look of the gap protection. I bought one a few years and paid extra for the gap protection - they added a smaller version of the outer flap.  It made the shoulders look very very tall and I cut it off. This flat plate should work much better.
 
It does.....it's more like the wilson gold gap protection!

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It seems that Smitty has an agreement with Douglas to put out the Douglas CP with Smitty on the shell....hmmm

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20 hours ago, GerryB said:

It seems that Smitty has an agreement with Douglas to put out the Douglas CP with Smitty on the shell....hmmm

Photographic evidence?

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4 hours ago, jwclubbie said:

Wonder what the price point on this is. And if they are doing SG. Wouldn’t this hurt Douglas custom and regular orders if cheaper? ......

If I remember correctly, the Force3 V1 masks on the Douglas page are priced right in line with the normal retail price for the Force3 masks.

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On December 13, 2017 at 1:28 PM, codizzle said:

 

On December 13, 2017 at 1:28 PM, codizzle said:

@Thunderheads is exactly right. Jeff will take care of you and Douglas does a great job customizing. For me, they added plates for gap protection on the shoulder caps and wings for more protection around the armpits. Take a look...

How are those wings attached?

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12 hours ago, JeBa said:

is this the same Smitty/Douglas chest protector?

https://www.blowyourwhistles.com/collections/chest-protector/products/smitty-by-douglas-chest-protector

........I know it doesn't have the gap protection near the armpits (neither did the refereestore item) - but price is better at $189.

Jeff

Looks to be. It's the exact same model Douglas sells on their page. But with the Smitty logo.

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12 hours ago, BT_Blue said:

Looks to be. It's the exact same model Douglas sells on their page. But with the Smitty logo.

I don’t get it. It’s the exact same price as the real Douglas.

Why would you buy a Smitty Douglas when you can buy a real Douglas for the exact same price?

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6 hours ago, wolfe_man said:

I don’t get it. It’s the exact same price as the real Douglas.

Why would you buy a Smitty Douglas when you can buy a real Douglas for the exact same price?

Maybe it's a One Stop Shop kind of thing. You get your uniform stuff AND a Douglas CP from the same website vs having to go to multiple sites?

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On 2/19/2018 at 11:47 AM, wolfe_man said:

I don’t get it. It’s the exact same price as the real Douglas.

Why would you buy a Smitty Douglas when you can buy a real Douglas for the exact same price?

Well the one in the pics at least has black padding which isn't like the odd Royal Blue on the Douglas! 

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Did anyone end up finding the list that had the prices for the gap protection and such? I am looking at adding that and maybe getting the padding touched up; but most definitely getting the Velcro fixed up on my black Douglas. 

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I believe that the reconditioning is around $90 and the gap plates are around $30.

The list should be on the site somewhere. Probably just have to do a search for it.

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If you have a Douglas and want to get it modified, here are the estimates for the "normal" stuff:

•Gap Coverage:   $30

•Side Extensions:  $25

•T-Hook Slots & T-Hooks:  $25

•New Cushion (Black w/Black trim):  $95

•New Cushion (Custom Colors):  $125

•Different Color Trim:   $30

•Shipping estimate varies - allow $20

•Some states require tax to be added as well.

 

 

The man to contact for modifications is Mr. Jeff Cook.  He can be reached at:          jeffcook@douglaspads.com

 

 

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I would venture to say that all stares will require sales tax unless your state has none. They have to charge tax in states Douglas is sold in. Which I am pretty sure is all of them.

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Posted May 16, 2017 If you have a Douglas and want to get it modified, here are the estimates for the "normal" stuff:
•Gap Coverage:   $30
•Side Extensions:  $25
•T-Hook Slots & T-Hooks:  $25
•New Cushion (Black w/Black trim):  $95
•New Cushion (Custom Colors):  $125
•Different Color Trim:   $30
•Shipping estimate varies - allow $20
•Some states require tax to be added as well.
 
 
The man to contact for modifications is Mr. Jeff Cook.  He can be reached at:          jeffcook@douglaspads.com
 
 
Awesome! I appreciate it, thanks!

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7 hours ago, amb1995 said:

Awesome! I appreciate it, thanks!

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Do not email Jeff, he passed away.

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Do not email Jeff, he passed away.
I saw you had posted the obituary earlier and had wondered about that. Are Jeff Cook and Jeff Douglas the same people?

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I don't think so, I just ordered a custom from Jeff Cook on February 24th.

I believe Jeff Douglas passed on March 19th. Could be the same but doubt it.

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