"Even my friend, who was ex-police, said he was impressed with the realistic quality of this vest. The vest is actually slightly darker than pictured, but looks better than I expected. BEWARE: The pistol holster is better suited for smaller handguns! My smaller pistol fits easily, however my larger gun has to squeeze to fit in. Also, my FAMAS AEG magazines barely fit in their holders, but once it has been worn a little most of your equipment will fit better. Don't let this take away from how amazing this vest really is."