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BLACKHAWK! Launches New Fall Apparel Line at 2017 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Overland Park, KS – April 24, 2017 – BLACKHAWK!’s commitment to quality, reliability and durability are reflected in every item it produces. That includes BLACKHAWK!’s new fall apparel line for 2017, which launches at the NRA Show on April 27 to 30. The line features eight new clothing styles, including shirts, pants and jackets— everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.

“We are excited about the extensions to the apparel line for Fall 2017 season,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising. “We feel confident we have a comprehensive line that really aligns with our consumer expectations of performance and quality, as well as brings a modern design aesthetic to the market.”

The line includes a distinctive “perfect” shirt collection. The Purpose Shirt, Precision Shirt and Verity Shirt were all developed off of consumer insights on what makes a shirt perfect for concealed carry. The Purpose Shirt features Tac Flow 2.0 fabric, a lightweight, quick-dry fabric that is designed for continuous movement and breathability. The Precision Shirt includes a stain resistant coating to resist oil, water and stains, while the Verity Shirt features plaid fabric to reduce imprinting and breakaway snap plackets to allow for quick access. A new polo in the line called the Cool React Polo features a sweat activated technology on the interior of the fabric, which creates a cooling sensation keeping you both cool and dry.

In addition to these items, two jackets and a pair of pants will also be available. The garments are designed for operators and personnel who demand a reliable blend of function and security. The balance of the 2017 apparel line is designed to make every-day concealed carry more comfortable with well-designed features and innovative fabrics. Non-printing casual shirts and polos are designed for daily wear and to retain BLACKHAWK! functionality.

BLACKHAWK!’s steadfast dedication to quality traces back to the roots of the company, and the attention to detail shows in every stitch. That tradition continues with the 2017 apparel line. BLACKHAWK! apparel fights hard and wears easy.

BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com.

PMAG 10 Year Anniversary T-Shirt – Get It While It’s Hot

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Way back in 2007 Magpul introduced their first PMAG. During the ensuing decade they’ve exapnded the line and placed millions in service with armed citizens, LE and military. This t-shirt, which first showed up at SHOT Show, comemorates the feat.

Features:
100% Ring Spun Cotton
Designed, Engineered, and Patterned by Magpul
Side Seam Cut-N-Sew construction
Printed in the USA
Small – 3XLarge

www.magpul.com/products/magpul-fine-cotton-pmag-10th-anniversary-logo-t-shirt

I Kilt You Not: 5.11’s Popular Tactical Kilt is Back

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

With the wrong clothes, a day at the range can be a real pain in the butt (pun intended). And if you’ve ever worn jeans while practicing, you know that mobility and flexibility goes out the door. Fear not! 5.11 has created the perfect piece of apparel to take your training to the next level—the Tactical Duty Kilt. Back by popular demand, 5.11 has reintroduced its rugged, manly, limited edition Tactical Duty Kilt.

Designed to meet the demanding needs of fitness, shooting, and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation, 5.11 also released a new video to reveal to you the ins and outs of the popular kilt.

Featuring CrossFit Athlete, Josh Bridges, this funny (really, it’s funny) video shows Josh (along with a few other manly men) put the 5.11 kilt to the test. And no, this is not an April Fools’ joke. The once fictitious Kilt (oddly enough, it started as an April Fools’ joke in 2012) is again available for purchase in the U.S. while supplies last.

A portion of the proceeds of every
kilt sold will benefit the FBINAA.


The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.

Vollebak – Blood, Salt & Dirt Camo Range

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Vollebak’s Blood, Salt & Dirt camo range is “clothing that’s pre-camouflaged for abuse.” Made of a high-stretch 22% elastane / 78% polyamide blend, the three shirts in the range are lightweight, breathable, and highly moisture wicking, and are designed to camouflage blood stains, sweat and salt, and dirt, respectively.

It seems as if the intent behind these clothes is to mask dirt, grime, and wear during strenuous physical and activity, but it comes across as the shirt equivalent of a battleworn/distressed finish on a new or barely-used firearm.

www.vollebak.com/category/gear/blood-salt-dirt-camo

Mondo – A Stanley Kubrick Production T-Shirt

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

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The shirt itself is pretty simple: it’s a blue cotton tee with ‘A Stanley Kubrick Production’ printed on the front. This particular bit of minimalist fashion was developed by Mondo in association with Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros., in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of author Anthony Burgess and the original release date the ‘A Clockwork Orange’, the film based on the Burgess’ same titled book; in-arguably his most popular publication, and arguably Kubrick’s finest film.

To further tie in the shirt to the film, the print mimics the design and font of the same text as seen in the ‘A Clockwork Orange’ opening credits.

mondotees.com/collections/apparel/products/clockwork-orange-t-shirt-5

RE Factor Tactical – Limited Edition ‘Send Nudes’ T-Shirt

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

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At first, RE Factor Tactical’s ‘Send Nudes’ t-shirt appears to feature an unassuming design of a multitude of modern small arms bunched up on an American Apparel 50/50 PolyCotton blend shirt. However, if you match up the grenades on the corners of the design, well…

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The ‘Send Nudes’ tee is currently up for pre-order, and will begin shipping March 15th.

www.refactortactical.com/shop/limited-edition-send-nudes

Rogue Dynamics – Baseball Cards Shirt

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

“Our Baseball Cards Are The Best”

If you collect baseball cards, you want to get them all. Show everyone your passion with this fun shirt from Rogue Dynamics.

www.roguedynamics.com/apparel/baseball-card

O P Tactical Introduces War Department T-Shirt

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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O P Tactical figured since we were getting a real warrior as Secretary of Defense, they ought to celebrate the event by offering a War Department T-shirt, complete with the original logo. For those of you unfamiliar, the current Department of Defense (Initially named the National Military Establishment) was created 70 years ago in 1947, during the post-WW II reorganization of the National Defense Act. Before that, there was a War Department and a Navy Department.

www.optactical.com/optwaroft

Columbia – Star Wars Rogue One Apparel

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Columbia and Disney have partnered up to produce a line of officially licensed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story apparel. The three pieces, Women’s Jyn Erso Rebel Jacket, Men’s Captain Cassian Andor Rebel Parka, and Men’s Imperial Death Trooper Jacket, will be officially available starting 12/9/16 at select Columbia store locations, as well as for online purchase.

In my opinion, the Jyn Erso jacket is actually the coolest looking piece of the three. It actually looks like authentic Star Wars garb. The Death Trooper jacket is pretty overt in its design, but looks like a decent outer layer, even though you might have to be a pretty big Star Wars fan to wear it on the regular. As for the parka? Well, it really reminds me of the Hoth parka from Empire, which makes it pretty neat.

columbia.com/rogue-one-landing

OAF Nation – Tools Of The Trade Christmas Sweater

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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If you’re looking to make your Christmas just a bit more ‘Tactical’, and the traditional Tactical Christmas Stocking isn’t enough, then you might want to look into OAF Nation’s ‘Tools of the Trade’ Christmas Sweater. Made of 100% soft spun poly fleece, this festive sweater, in holiday-appropriate red, white, and green, features modern military weapons in a repeating pattern.

Available in SM – 2XL for operators of all sizes and shapes.

shop.oafnation.com/collections/sweaters/products/oaf-guns

Kitanica All Season Pants To Be Featured In Jumanji

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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In some set photos up the upcoming blockbuster remake of Jumanji starring the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Mr. The Rock was seen rocking a pair of Kitanica’s All Season Pants.

www.kitanica.net/all-season-pants-p/018

Anovos Retro Star Fleet Uniform Shirt

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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Anovos makes quality reproduction costumes and props from of the best in science fiction. This year, Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, and in recognition of this fact, Anovos has released Retro Starfleet Uniform Shirts inspired by the line of Star Trek clothing created for the 70’s Trek Animated Series.

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The line of shirts is available in Command Green (seen above), Command Gold, Sciences Blue, and Operations Red, complete with pointed black ribbed collar and the Starfleet insignia arrowhead.

www.anovos.com

Black Powder \\ Red Earth Launches New Website

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The new Black Powder \\ Red Earth™ Website has dropped. That means new hats and shirts are available.

They’ve got custom mesh/ripstop shooter’s ball caps in MultiCam Black and Tropic.

If T-shirts are your thing, look for the Special Projects Group logo on Grey, OD or Blood Red.

blackpowderredearth.com

SilencerCo – Raised My AR Right T-Shirt

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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SilencerCo’s latest men’s t-shirt design, ‘Raise My AR Right’, is printed on a high-quality 60/40 Cotton Poly shirt, and is hand-pressed in Utah.

Available in SM – XXL.

www.store.silencerco.com/products/raised-my-ar-right

The Roark Revival – Fear The Sea Mesh Snapback Hat

Monday, July 18th, 2016

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A reader sent in a pic of a Roark Revival ‘Fear The Sea’ mesh snapback hat they found at Sun Diego Board Shop in Mission Beach, San Diego. The hat itself is a “premium trucker hat”, with front panel “Fear the Sea” patch, adjustable snapback, and foam front and mesh back. What’s of real interest is the camo pattern, and how it differs from the one presented on the company’s website. This in-store variant sports an interesting blended woodland-esque pattern, however the example shown on the website is clearly different:

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The example on the site (in the ‘Cam-Cam’ variant) shows a pattern that has more than a passing resemblance to Brookwood Transitional pattern. If I saw a hat more like the one on the site, I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. I don’t wear trucker caps very well, but Brookwood’s camo patterns are pretty cool.

www.roarkrevival.com/shop/fear-the-sea-mesh-snapback-hat-rh146

Thanks to A.J. for the tip!

The CFF Chest Rig Neck Tie For Father’s Day

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

If you’re looking for a classy Father’s Day gift check out the chest rig necktie from Combat Flip Flops.


Colors:
Agency Black
Scorched Earth
Claymore Green
Grey Man

Made by Veterans in the USA from from Hemp and Recycled Plastic Bottles.

If a cool tie wasn’t enough, tell Dad it helped fund one Day of Secondary School for an Afghan Girl.

www.combatflipflops.com/collections/gear-accessories/products/chest-rig-neck-tie

‘Infection’ Trousers From ZombieHunter.eu

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Newly established Slovakian clothing company Zombiehunter has unveiled their first product, the Infection women’s pant. Made from military-grade PenCott camo 50/50 NyCo ripstop fabric, the Infection pant is designed with a more female-friendly and fashionable cut, yet utilizes tactical pant-familiar materials such as Velcro and Cordura nylon, and YYK hardware.

www.zombiehunter.eu

Original article: www.pencottcamo.com/2016/05/infection-trousers-from-zombiehunter-eu

Guerrilla-Group – Nightfall Noragi Jacket

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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The Nightfall Noragi Jacket is constructed of cotton textured nylon with DWR treatment. It features multiple pockets and compartments, including a sleeve pocket, left chest slack pocket, and body patch pocket. Kind of a tactical Jinbei, I suppose? Whatever you’d call it, it’s pretty neat looking.

www.guerrilla-group.co/collections/eyes-sins/products/16s-es-jj01

Threadsmiths – Cavalier Dress Shirt

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

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Threadsmiths is a company based out of Melborne, Australia which has developed a patented hydrophobic nanotechnology application that repels water and dirt. Their first product was the Cavalier t-shirt, and they’ll soon be expanding their product line with the Cavalier Dress Shirt. Like the Cavalier T-shirt, the Cavalier Dress Shirt is capable of repelling any water-based liquids, and any left over “stains” can easily be washed away with the application of more water.

This is a pre-order, so expect it to be available soon.

www.thethreadsmiths.com/collections/mens/products/the-cavalier-mens-dress-shirt

SilencerCo Announces Spring Clothing Line

Monday, April 11th, 2016

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SilencerCo’s new Spring clothing line was designed to promote the new millennial shift and consumer in the firearms industry. Through this new line, SilencerCo is pairing Marvel characters and other iconic images with their #FightTheNoise campaign, as well as placing special focus on their upcoming Maxim 9 integrally-suppressed 9mm pistol.

Below is a quote from SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron regarding the direction they’re taking with their new lifestyle line:

“SilencerCo is able to reach the younger millennial audience because that’s actually a large portion of the people who make up our company. We can understand and market to that group because we are that group. My advice to companies looking to reach a younger demographic would be to consider hiring professionals from that particular demographic to run your marketing division; that way, you produce content that speaks to your desired market and really hits the mark.”

– Josh Waldron, CEO

silencerco.com

Did Someone Say 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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5.11 Tactical’s yearly April Fool’s Day joke turned real product, the Tactical Duty Kilt, is available once again. This time, you can get it in the following colorways: Battle Brown, Black, Kryptek Mandrake, MultiCam, Storm, TDU Green, and TDU Khaki.

As always, this is a limited run product, so get yours while you can.

www.511tactical.com/catalog/product/view/id/110911

ThinkGeek – Boba Fett Windbreaker Jacket

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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ThinkGeek has released a licensed Boba Fett Windbreaker. It is constructed with a 100% polyester shell and sleeve lining, with a 60/40 CottonPoly body and hood lining, and fully embroidered armor details. Additional features include two pockets, and neck and waist drawstrings.

A bit of unfortunate news: I recently found out that in the current Star Wars canon, Boba Fett isn’t considered a true Mandalorian, just a guy who wears their armor.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/irks

Condor – Element Softshell Jacket

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Condor’s Element jacket is a softshell jacket new for 2016. it features a fleece-lined interior, two internal pockets with media port, and a stow-away hoodie. Additional features include dual slider YKK zipper and articulated elbows and sleeves.

www.condoroutdoor.com

SHOT Show 2016 – 5.11 Tactical – Tactical Yoga Pants

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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To 5.11’s credit, these aren’t called “Tactical Yoga Pants”, but that’s basically how they were introduced to me by the booth rep, so the title stays. These are actually called the Women’s Raven Range Capri. Described as the “perfect blend of traditional yoga pant and range apparel”, the Raven Range Capris are made of stretch Ponte di Roma fabric, and are antimicrobial and moisture-wicking. The Raven Range Capris come complete with belt loops and abrasion panels for a belt and holster, and also feature secure utility pockets.

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The Capris come in Black and Tundra.

www.511tactical.com

narifuri – MIL SPEC Collection

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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Men’s fashion apparel company narifuri has what they call the ‘MIL SPEC Collection’, which consists of several packs and jackets in MultiCam and MultiCam Alpine.

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The litelok pack in particular looks pretty cool.

shop.narifuri.us/collections/outer