ATF Raider with black web gear, circa 1990s..
My thanks to CPT Brian Vandersall, Chief Operations Officer of the Ohio Volunteer Corps for forwarding this link to their standard for 2nd Line Gear/Patrol Gear.
FBI Raid party with black web gear.
* Web Harness and/or Load-Bearing Vest NOT BLACK
* Flashlight w/red lens (ideally LED) & spare batteries
* Eye Protection
* Small Binoculars
* Leather 'driving-type' gloves
* Camo make-up
* 4500 Food Calories
* 2 Canteens / Camelback (1/2 gal. Min. volume)
* Trauma/ Pressure Bandage
* Butt Pack / Backpack
* Map of AO
* Pruning saw
* Pen/ Pencil
* FRS & 2 Meter radio w/o 'roger beeps'
* Bug Repellant
* 30 ft. para-cord or equivalent
* extra lighter/ firestarter
* Dump pouch
Another more recent FBI raid party, again with black webgear.
It was the first line that got my attention, and approval: "Web Harness and/or Load-Bearing Vest NOT BLACK." I had the same rule when I ran the 1st Alabama Cavalry. Black is more easily discerned, even at night. More importantly, black is the color of the federal raid parties. Or at least it was back then. Nowadays, I note that they have a new color scheme. These images are from an ATF raid party in Shreveport this week.
Note that they still have some black items from their old outfits, but have changed the overall color scheme.
Identification friend or foe still being one of the single most important things on any battlefield, stay away from adopting your probable opponent's color scheme.