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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

5.11 Tactical Equipment

When being part a tactical team, be it part of a rapid entry squad, fire arms team. You’re going to need some tactical equipment, with this circumstance in mind its common knowledge to never settle for anything but the best. You want 5.11 Tactical Equipment!

Originally starting out in as a rock climbing company called Royal Robbins 5.11 got its name from the skills level set in the rock climbing community 5.0 (being easy) 5.10 (difficult) 5.11 is that level of professionalism which goes above and beyond. When the 5.11 started it only had one product to sell a pair of mountaineering trousers with heavily reinforced knees and backend with a sewed-on strap for hanging carabineers, How ever these same features plus a few more began to appeal to those in the law enforcement industry. The strap sown to the back of the trouser originally designed to hold the carabineers ended up being used to hold the bottom of a holster tight against the body and keep it from “printing” under a shirt. There was also a small pocket on the right side, which ended up being used as a spare magazine pocket. It was these multi-purpose designed trousers (all be it done by mistake) that gave 5.11 the very foundation they needed to become a specialist in tactical equipment.

The various items to choose from within the 5.11 Tactical Clothing range is one of which that will have any user feeling like they’ve gone to heaven. With the range being build up of jackets, trouser, short sleeved/ long sleeved tops, shirt, boots, eye wear, gloves, under gear, out door gear, head gear and accessories such as watches, tactical knives, belts and holsters will have you spoiled for choice.

All products are made to an impeccable standard with those who work with in the law enforcement, security and military fields in mind and only those in mind. For example the 5.11 XPRT (Extreme Performance for Rapid Tactics) Tactical Boots were designed and constructed for those who find them selves in more urban than rural tactical operations. With out going into too much detail some of the boots features are:

* 5.11’s Patent-Pending Kick-Toe
* Sympatex® waterproof-breathable membrane
* Cinch system™
* Talon Stabilizer™
* 8” contour height
* Bloodborne pathogen resistant
USA full grain leather and 1200D nylon upper
* Antibacterial and moisture-wicking lining
* TuffTek abrasion-resistant toe

This is just one small fraction of the quality and performance that the 5.11 Tactical Clothing range has to offer.

Along with Tactical Clothing, 5.11 for a great range of 5.11 Tactical Bags like the 5.11 Tactical Clothing range the 5.11 Tactical Bag range has a lot to offer and are all designed for specific users and roles. All bags vividly detailed descriptions and are clearly sub categorized making it easy to find what it is you’re looking for. A popular (and for good reason) 5.11 Tactical bag is the rush pack back, available in 3 different sizes and various colours such as black and sandstone. The bag was originally designed by a special operations combat veteran, this bag offers more than just your every day backpack. Some of the bags features include:

· Main compartment: 18" x 11" x 6"

· Capacity: 1296 cu in/21.2 liters

· Water-resistant 1050D nylon

· 16 total compartments, pockets, and slots to stow and organize your gear

· large zippered Administrative compartment with 9 pockets and slots

· zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket

And that just smallest of the 3 sizes they offer.

With so much to offer, all made at an impeccable standard the 5.11 Tactical Equipment range is prefect for any one needing special equipment for those specialist jobs.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Adidas GSG9 Boots

Constructed for and named after Germany’s elite counter-terrorism and special operations GSG 9 der Bundespolizei. The GSG9 Adidas Boots are a specialist pair of boots.

The GSG9 first came in to existence after the tragedy in 1972 with several Israel Olympic athletes being kidnapped and killed by a Palestinian terrorist group. Germany sent in a task team who were un-equipped and untrained, after the embarrassment caused to Germany as a course of this they decide it was time to have a law enforcement agencies able to deal with these situations.

In conjunction with this Germany not only decided to have a new task force, but decided to have them equipped to the highest standards hence forth the Adidas GSG9.4 and GSG9.2 were born.

There boots were developed by world wide special forces and although initially designed for Germany’s special force, it’s heard that forces like the SAS use these boots.

The GSG9.4 is the small of the two with a 6inc ankle height which Features a waterproof, breathable leather upper and abrasion resistant inserts making it a superb tactical boot. Features include:

-ClimaProof upper with seam-sealed membrane for water-resistance and breathability

-3 Stripes saddle construction of abrasion-resistant adiTUFF material for superior midfoot support and protection

-Full-grain, leather upper with hydrophobic treatment for comfort and water-resistance

-Perforated collar provides additional breathability

-Large radius medial arch area for safe and precise rappelling maneuvers

-High abrasion-resistant wrap insert in arch area for safer and extremely effective braking control during ‘Fast Roping’ assaults, RopeAssaultProtection (RAP)

-High abrasion-resistant midfoot saddle construction provides midfoot support and durability

-Engineered, tactical outsole featuring Traxion outsole lugs for ultimate grip

-adiPRENE heel insert for comfort and shock absorption

-Ortholite inlay sole for comfort and perfect foot climate

-The Adidas GSG9 Range Fulfils anti-static Norm (DIN EN 344-1, 4.3.4)

-Also fulfils Oil and Gasoline resistant Norm (DIN EN ISO 20345, 20346, 20347)

The same boots also comes in a 8inc ankle height know as the GSG9.2