Want to do some research? Those links are HERE.
Our West Coast 9th SS Brotherhood unit: Hohenstaufen California
Links to popular unit approved vendors:
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Soldatenwerk produces quality German WW2 reproductions at an affordable price. We offer a large array of reproduction uniforms and accessories for the following impressions: Hitler Youth, Bund Deutscher Madel, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, all varietys of the German Helferin uniforms along with Civillian costumes
Our Favorite Places for Blanks, Weapons, Gunsmithing, Blank Adapting, and Parts.
NOTE: We base these recommendations solely on our personal experience and our own individual opinions. If you agree or disagree, please tell us why. We would be grateful for the input! Danke!
G/K43 Specialist and expert blank Adapter
This is my personal recommendation and I can't recommend him enough. Rob over at Apfeltor Waffenfabrik is THE ABSOLUTE BEST (imho) when it comes to G/K43 repair, blank adapting, service, and advice. He offers exceptional service and is super knowledgeable and friendly. His "Shooter's Kit" gas piston and regulation system makes a G/K43 safer to shoot, much more reliable, and totally adjustable. Check it out! I have one and its AWESOME!!!! It works with blanks AND live ammo! You should go check out his site even if you don't own a G43. He also does Mausers, Lugers, etc. as time permits him. My AC44 K43, AC44 G43, and my S/42 Luger were done by Rob and they outperform everyone I have run into. Send me an email here if you want to know about my dealings with Rob or if you have any questions. Go to his site and check out all the damage he has repaired. The man works miracles! Trust me, he will NOT let you down. Even if YOU think it is beyond repair Rob may be able to save you! A good gunsmith is hard to find. A great gunsmith who specializes in WWII German weapons was impossible to find... Until now!
Sometimes available at an event. Better to pre-order... just in case!
G/K43 blanks - Loud and dependable. Not too hot and won't cause damage to your delicate G/K43. Other calibers / loads available.
Hot!!! The LOUDEST 8mm blanks I have ever heard and the only ones I use in my K98! I have heard they work great in the MG34 and MG42 (FA or SA)
Please let us know if you have a good source for blanks. Sources seem to be getting rare these days. Anyone know where to get hot MP40 ammo? Shoot us an email! :)
Need a weapon for reenacting or collecting?
PLEASE do some research or ask us before purchasing a weapon. There are a lot of pitfalls we can warn you about!
Need an MG42SA or a full auto Thompson??? This is the place for you. They have lots of other things too. Check out BRP!!!
GunBroker (auction site)
Auction Arms (auction Site)
Reputable Book/Video/Polo/T-Shirt Venders:
|Belle & Blade|
|Soldier & War|
Other 9th Waffen-SS Reenactment Units:
9th Waffen-SS Panzer Division, 20th-SS Panzergrenadier Regiment, located in Michigan.
9th Waffen-SS Panzer Division, 3rd Kompanie, 19th-SS Panzergrenadier Regiment, located in California.
9th Waffen-SS Panzer Division, 3rd Kompanie, SS-Panzer Abteilung 9, located in Virginia/Maryland.
Gardekorps: A combination of Hohenstaufen and Grossdeutchland In the Czech Republic.
A 9th SS unit in Belgium!!! Check them out.
Axis Units of Note:
schwere SS-Panzer Abteilung 102 - Aufklarungs-Zug in the Pittsburgh/Ohio area
1st Waffen-SS Panzer Division LAH, the largest Waffen-SS re-enacting group in the country.
1st Waffen-SS Panzer Division, 2./Komp. Pioneer Batallion 1 , located in Southern Pennsylvania.
2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division, 12th Kompanie, 3rd-SS Panzergrenadier Regiment, based on the East Coast.
3rd Waffen-SS Panzer Division, located in Florida.
5th Waffen-SS Panzer Division, 2nd Kompanie, Sturmpioneere Gruppe, located in Ohio/Michigan.
10th Waffen-SS Panzer Division Frundsberg, 3nd Kompanie, Aufklarungs Abteilung, located in Pennsylvania/NJ.
17th Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Division, located in California.
Grossdeutschland, 7th Kompanie, based in NY/NJ/PA.
3rd Panzergrenadier Division, based in New England.
45th Infanterie Division, Regiment 135, based in New Jersey, PA, and NY.
11th Panzer Division, 11th Aufklarungs Abteilung, located in Virginia and Mid-Atlantic states.
Grenadier Regiment 980, located in NY/NJ/PA.
1st Fallschirmjager Divisions, 1st Fallschirm-Pioneer Battalion, 3rd Kompanie, the Green Devils, located in Pennsylvania.
"The Vaunted" 352nd Infanterie Division , 916th Grenadier Regiment located on the East Coast
Panzer Division Hermann Goering, 1st Panzergrenadier Regiment, 2nd Battalion, located in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Luftwaffe Aircrew Re-Enactors Association (LARA), Nationwide.
Bund Deutsche Madel, the female part of the Hitler Youth Organization, Nationwide.
Die Gruppe - An SS unit in Northern Ireland! Check them out!
Kampfgruppe Sud / Battle Group South - An SS unit in Ireland with a great website. Take a look! Great halftrack vid!
The 9th Imperial Japanese Marines Division - Reenacting the other side of the Axis coin. Cool!
Allied Units Of Note:
The 9th Guards Rifles Division - A Russian reenacment group located on the east coast
3rd Infantry, located in NJ/PA.
The 4th Armored Reenacting Group - Great guys with great toys
The 4th Infantry Division "The Ivy Division" 22nd Regiment "E" company - Indiana
6th Cavalry Group, located in NJ/PA.
28th Infantry Division, E Company, 109th Regiment, located in PA.
29th Infantry Division, located in PA/NJ/NY.
45th Infantry Division, located in PA.
78th Infantry Division, located in PA/NJ.
82nd Airborne, E Company, 508th PIR, located on the East Coast.
101st Airborne, E Company, 506th PIR, located in Maryland and Virginia.
103rd Infantry Division, 410th Regiment, located in PA and MD.
1st Independent Parachute Brigade, Polish airborne unit located on the East Coast.
193rd Rifles Division, Russian infantry unit located on the East Coast.
7th Battalion, The Black Watch, British infantry unit located on the East Coast.
Queen's Own Rifles, B Company, 10th Platoon, 1st Section, Canadian group based on the East Coast.
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