At the risk of going all geardo, anyone else notice the Glock...
I'm pretty sure that's a Glock 23.
A Ranger from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment on patrol against insurgents in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb 26, 2011. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kohl)
I Googled the photographers name, U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kohl, and his flickr page is loaded with what might be pics of Rangers. Can't upload from my phone but check it out.
I just always thought it was effective as far as being a versatile color and it also made it easy to pick out Rangers (or DEA FAST) in the photos. I'm not an airsofter or anything but I just thought it looked cool. But you are right, a lot of people are going to be pissed off about their airsoft kits. Sucks for them. They'll just have to spend a little more money.
I was originally told the 75th went with RG because it was a solid color supposedly the hardest to detect at night. I'm not sure what the thought on going khaki is. I think their trying to keep to a neutral color kit and change the pouches as camouflage changes. Guys are still using RG pouches, but the direction from what I hear is to go to MC pouches. The RG kits, spray painted helmets, and Cryes was certainly a cool looking era for Rangers. I think they're much better camouflaged now. From what I hear they are getting Ops Core helmets with mesh Crye helmet covers here soon. It might be a more badass look.
A Ranger from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment on a mission to capture a Haqqani network leader in Khost Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2012. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian A. Kohl)
1st BN., 75th Ranger Regiment conducted a dedication of the new Dahlke-Hario Combat Readiness Training Facility and combat awards ceremony on March 16.