Date Published: 2022-04-25

Ten Tactical Gear Must-Haves


Ten Tactical Gear Must-Haves

By Adelia Ladson

Having the best tactical gear possible is crucial to the success of any mission or op. It has to perform without fail every time you go out and last through the duration. I have put together a list of the top ten tactical products that you can count-on to get the job done. It’s a variety of items to outfit you from head to toe.

Protection

Some of the most important items in your tactical gear are pieces that provide protection to your body and extremities from the environment and the enemy.

BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest

To protect your most vital area, your center mass, a bulletproof vest is what you need but not just any old vest that you find at a local gun-show. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest is the most effective and affordable bulletproof vest in the personal protection and security industry. As one of the most durable, stable and high-quality bulletproof vests in the world, it provides Level IIIA protection, stopping bullets from all handgun calibers up to .44 Magnum, which includes high-powered rifle rounds, and providing stab-and-slash protection from edged weapons. The vest has a sleek, modular design and an eight-point elastic system allows the user to fit the vest for personal comfort. With adjustable shoulder straps, wrap-around front-and-back ballistic panels and front and rear plate pockets, this vest can be configured for virtually any profession or scenario. The 600D polyester, bulletproof vest is easily concealed beneath a uniform or regular civilian apparel. When safety is paramount and you need the best protection for your vital areas, the BulletSafe Vest is the most practical and affordable option on the market today.

M48 Black Kevlar Gloves

Protecting your hands from cuts, scrapes and other injuries in a situation where you don’t know what you’ll encounter in the environment that you’re working in is a must. The M48 Black Kevlar Gloves are comfortable without sacrificing dexterity. The advanced Kevlar construction stops knives, glass, sheet metal and other hazards from slicing and scratching your hands and fingers. You can use them alone or as liners for larger gloves and one size fits most.

Black Three-Hole Face Mask

Depending on what kind of environment that you’re walking into, there may be irritants in the air that you need to protect your face, nose and ears from. The Black Three-Hole Face Mask covers the head and neck with holes for the eyes and mouth. Made in the USA, it is 100-percent acrylic and is GSA compliant.

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Carry And Conceal

If things get dicey, you need to be able to access the tools you need, especially the ones to defend yourself with, as quickly and easily as possible. That’s where a good, solid holster or tactical vest comes into play.

M48 OPS Cross Draw Vest

M48 OPS has you covered with its top-notch Cross Draw Vest, which has a pistol holster on the front to ensure that your firearm is always within quick reach. It also has multiple magazine pouches for fast reloading, a shotgun shell pouch, and a pocket for your goggles, cell phone or sunglasses. Additional interior pockets allow for extra storage and organization. The vest is made of heavy-duty 600D nylon and mesh material that provides breathability to keep you cool, along with reducing the overall weight of the vest. An adjustable waist strap allows you to achieve a custom, comfortable fit, and ample MOLLE webbing allows you to attach additional accessories easily. An emergency drag handle is incorporated into the top of the vest, and D-rings on the shoulders allow for quick carabiner attachment.

M48 OPS Universal Gunslinger Holster

What I like about the M48 OPS Universal Gunslinger Holster is that it’s a cleverly designed horizontal shoulder holster loaded with features. The universal design will fit a pistol and a long gun, plus, 10 shotgun shells while the modular design allows for both left and right handed use. Each ring includes a padded shoulder harness and is made of strong and durable nylon and nylon webbing. All components are fully adjustable with Velcro straps and plastic clip locks.

M48 OPS Concealed Ankle Holster

The M48 OPS Concealed Ankle Holster lets you transport any compact or subcompact pistol discreetly strapped to your calf and ankle. A classic barrel design, it features a calf strap and ankle strap connected by two vertical straps. Both leg straps are adjustable and padded for comfort, secured by Velcro-type hook-and-loop closures. A third Velcro strap wraps over the gun, keeping it safely anchored and preventing it from accidentally slipping out of the holster. It’s made of heavy-duty polyester, enhanced with elastic fibers for flexibility and a snug fit.

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Apparel

The quality of the tactical apparel that you wear when you go out on a mission is another key factor to success. The clothes need to be tough and durable so that they provide a good base to build on when you’re suiting-up.

M48 OCP Camo ACU Army Uniform

M48 puts out an army combat uniform, with an operational camouflage pattern, that’s built for the harshest conditions. Starting from the top, the shirt has a tough, 65-percent polyester and 35-percent cotton, rip-stop construction with a zipper that’s covered with a Velcro storm flap. Each sleeve has a Velcro shoulder pocket, a shallow Velcro pocket at the elbow and the wrists can be adjusted with Velcro tabs. The stand-up collar can be adjusted and secured with Velcro and there are buttoned epaulets on each shoulder. There is also a side slot pocket on each breast and a Velcro name strip. The pants also have a tough, 65-percent polyester and 35-percent cotton, rip-stop construction, which features a reinforced seat. There is a deep pocket on each side and multiple Velcro secured pockets, going down each leg, plus, a back pocket on each side. The waist can be adjusted with straps and metal slide buckles and there are nylon ribbons for blousing at the ankles. M48’s Army Combat Uniform is the high-quality base that you need for your tactical gear.

Black Army Training Belt

The Black Army Training Belt is a belt that will really stand up to everyday wear, as well as, tactical operations wear and training wear. It has a tough canvas construction with a heavy-duty, non-reflective metal buckle that won’t slip. The end of the 46” overall length belt is reinforced with leather, so that it will never fray.

Black Jungle Boots

You need a pair of boots that will stand-up to the elements and also be comfortable for all-day wear. The Black Jungle Boots are an 8”-tall, GI-type speed-lace model built to rigid specs. Heavy duty rubber Panama-style soles and heels are vulcanized to the flexible cowhide leather toe, heel and lace areas. The boots have canvas and nylon uppers and breathable side vents.

Smith & Wesson Commando Watch

Add the Smith & Wesson Commando Watch to your wrist to complete your tactical-wear base. It meets the highest military standards for quality, precision and performance and is water-resistant to 30 meters. The watch has a black IP-plated case with a stainless steel back and a black, soft rubber band. The 24-hour dial has luminescent hour markers and hands with a date window at 3 o’clock. The watch is works with precision Japanese quartz movement and it has a bridge crown protector.

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