Prepology: Simple definition, the art of survival and being in control of your future to the extent that you can! Life comes at us in both a predictable and un-predictable way and while you can shape it to some extent with the decisions that you make we are still just rolling the dice in the big game of life so lets put the odds in your favor. Oscar.... Your comments, stories or experiences are welcome.
Sometimes but not always you can get a feel for the types of equipment that are coming down the pike, sometimes it's Military to Police to Civilian but not always and sometime it is the other way around completely. I think it is important to keep up with what comes out as gear is an ever changing and fluid arena, As was said there are no obsolete weapons or gear just obsolete tactics in using them. I also keep in mind that newer is not always better, there is always a trade off. To me something older is old for a reason, it means it has lasted usually because it is better built, something to think of when you see the latest and greatest coming out.