Clothing and gear don’t make a good operator: an operator is only as good as their training. Just because you see someone wearing multicam with an all-in-one plate carrier, team wendy low drag helmet, and carrying an AR with an ACOG w/ as many force multipliers as they can fit on their keymod rail; that doesn’t make them operator. They just look like what you would imagine an Operator to look like.
In reality, I have personally seen a middle aged man outshoot the character listed above in a 2-gun match wearing nothing but a t-shirt, blue jeans, and a chicom chest rig. All while shooting an SKS. He beat the “tactical” guy by a little under 2 seconds. Given he was reloading his rifle with stripper clips, against a guy using detachable magazines.
Personally, I advocate being more like the older man using outdated equipment. Train: the best accessory you can buy for your rifle isn’t a new scope, it’s 10,000 rounds of ammunition and a trip to the range every day for the next month to improve your reloading time and accuracy.