WANTED: Karrimor SF Enforcer Jacket

#1
Hi all,

I've been after one of these jackets for ages now. I know there are a lot of similar ones out there but I've got my heart set dead firm on this one.

Karrimor SF Enforcer Jacket | CopShopUK Price = £194.99 (RRP £280)

Only problem is I can't afford the £195 price tag.

I know of a few RMP mates who were issued with them.

I'm just wondering if anyone has a spare they would like to sell on (or even donate)?
(I'm not bothered if it has the eps and radio loops or not)

If you have a one sitting round that you don't use any more please let me know. I'm a size large.

Cheers

Jonny
 
#2
Either wear your issue one or try walts r us.

Out of curiosity are you old bill? It looks very similar to Search Team kit and I reckon you could acquire one from your local both hands and a map team.
 
#3
The Karrimor brand is owned by Sports Direct. if you are anywhere near Shirebrook, Mansfield, there is a huge distribution centre with shop attached. They often have returns and brand new kit at knock down prices!
 
#4
The only thing worse than a walt is a scrounging walt.
 
#6
I am sure its been done before!
 
#7
The Karrimor brand is owned by Sports Direct. if you are anywhere near Shirebrook, Mansfield, there is a huge distribution centre with shop attached. They often have returns and brand new kit at knock down prices!
Not 100% true. When Karrimor went under a few years ago, Lonsdale bought the name Karrimor for the sport ware and now produce the tat that goes into Sports Direct.
However, Karrimor SF was sold off as a different brand and run by some of the old school Karrimor lot and still produce good quality kit.
 
#8
I stand corrected. Didn't realise it was a seperate brand.
 
#10
Basically I'm a Special Constable and we don't get issued with them.

The search team guys do as do the dog squad. Or at least they used to. Now my force has decided to go with a cheaper option which I'm not that keen on.

I'm after the jacket for two reasons. Firstly it looks smart and will keep me dry when on duty. Secondly I do a lot of mountaineering and it would double up as a cracking outdoor jacket.

I've asked about on my force but no one has a spare (which isn't suprising) they're a bit like rockinghorse shit.
 
#11
Basically I'm a Special Constable and we don't get issued with them.

The search team guys do as do the dog squad. Or at least they used to. Now my force has decided to go with a cheaper option which I'm not that keen on.

I'm after the jacket for two reasons. Firstly it looks smart and will keep me dry when on duty. Secondly I do a lot of mountaineering and it would double up as a cracking outdoor jacket.

I've asked about on my force but no one has a spare (which isn't suprising) they're a bit like rockinghorse shit.
They won't issue with one because you have commitment issues.

Do you have a utility belt that puts Batman to shame?
 
#13
Actually I quite like batmans utility belt. The Chris Nolan version at least, not the camp 1970's version with such amazing gadgets as "invisibility spray" and "shark repellant"

And I know they won't issue me a jacket, its why I dont have one.

Oh and believe me, all my ex girlfriends will tell you I've got commitment issues. But we're getting off topic a bit...
 
#14
The Karrimor SF Enforcer jacket is indeed like rocking horse shit.So no one will be giving them away free. Good kit costs money. The jacket is used by most UK Police firearms officers and is standard issue to the MET Police Firearms officers.

Just to clear one thing up also. Sports Direct do not own Karrimor SF and you most definately can't buy it from their outlet at Shirebrook. Karrimor SF are the current UK load carriage supplier to the UK MOD. Their patrol pack,60mm mortar, ECM and Bowman radio packs are currently issued and in theatre in Afghan now. The enforcer jacket as well as their vests are used by most UK Police firearms units.

Chances of getting a "spare" one from someone are as low as they get but if you contact www.pri.uk.com they will be able to tell you where to "BUY" one. They are the Karrimor SF UK distributors.

Best of luck
 
#16
The Karrimor SF Enforcer jacket is indeed like rocking horse shit.So no one will be giving them away free. Good kit costs money. The jacket is used by most UK Police firearms officers and is standard issue to the MET Police Firearms officers.

Just to clear one thing up also. Sports Direct do not own Karrimor SF and you most definately can't buy it from their outlet at Shirebrook. Karrimor SF are the current UK load carriage supplier to the UK MOD. Their patrol pack,60mm mortar, ECM and Bowman radio packs are currently issued and in theatre in Afghan now. The enforcer jacket as well as their vests are used by most UK Police firearms units.

Chances of getting a "spare" one from someone are as low as they get but if you contact www.pri.uk.com they will be able to tell you where to "BUY" one. They are the Karrimor SF UK distributors.

Best of luck
Thanks for the advice. I only asked because a few of my regular colleagues have 2, some even 3 of these jackets, and I would have bought one off them. It they are all either too small or too big. Just don't earn enough to spend £195 on one. I'm hoping I can pick up some ex issue off someone for a reasonable price.
 
#17
Perhaps I am reading this request incorrectly BUT is a special constable asking for another person in a police role to sell or give him an item which has been issued to them. Thereby asking someone to steal so that he may own stolen goods? Surely not?


Jonny how about you save up your pennies for a couple of months or so and buy one. Or you could trawl ebay and see if a legitimate second hand one turns up.
 
#18
Perhaps I am reading this request incorrectly BUT is a special constable asking for another person in a police role to sell or give him an item which has been issued to them. Thereby asking someone to steal so that he may own stolen goods? Surely not?


Jonny how about you save up your pennies for a couple of months or so and buy one. Or you could trawl ebay and see if a legitimate second hand one turns up.
I'm not asking anyone to steal anything. I'm asking if someone has some ex issue kit gathering dust at the back of their wardrobe that is surplus to requirement that I can either have or buy. In times of austerity redistribution of kit actually saves the force money.

I'm not asking someone to get issued with new kit and sell it to me. And I've checked eBay loads. Nothing.

As for saving up my pennies, I don't earn enough to warrant buying one of these jackets from new. I simply cant afford it.

Clearly here is not the place to ask. My mistake.
 
#19
Basically I'm a Special Constable and we don't get issued with them.

The search team guys do as do the dog squad. Or at least they used to. Now my force has decided to go with a cheaper option which I'm not that keen on.

I'm after the jacket for two reasons. Firstly it looks smart and will keep me dry when on duty. Secondly I do a lot of mountaineering and it would double up as a cracking outdoor jacket.

I've asked about on my force but no one has a spare (which isn't suprising) they're a bit like rockinghorse shit.
Most police forces have Standing Orders on dress regulation, and even go on to state that you should only wear equipment that you have been issued with. Go and have a look at your forces Professional Standards Intranet page - If I were you I would be careful.
 
#20
I'm not asking anyone to steal anything. I'm asking if someone has some ex issue kit gathering dust at the back of their wardrobe that is surplus to requirement that I can either have or buy. In times of austerity redistribution of kit actually saves the force money.

I'm not asking someone to get issued with new kit and sell it to me. And I've checked eBay loads. Nothing.

As for saving up my pennies, I don't earn enough to warrant buying one of these jackets from new. I simply cant afford it.

Clearly here is not the place to ask. My mistake.
Issued kit is precisely that, issued, signed for by someone. It is not issued to be given away or sold. Nor is it ex-issue just because it has not been/is not being used by the person issued it. If it is signed for, it's accountable for. You may not be 'asking them to be issued new kit and sell it to you' but you are asking them to sell or give you issued kit. How long they have had it is irrelevant.
Anyway reminder of the standards expected of a police officer now over, I shall again say save up for it or keep searching ebay. OR just maybe as you are a hobby bobby wear what you are issued for the role you are in.
 

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