The Police Gear Our Men in Blue Need to Serve and Protect

In order to do their duties the policemen and women all our across our nation need the right gear. The right gear helps them to be better able to do their jobs effectively and also protects them from the hazards that come with the job. They use a lot of different types of gear in their day to day activities and some police even have gear that is specifically used by a particular department. For example traffic cops alone will use radar guns while you will find all types of cops walking around with hand cuffs. Cops that cover criminal activities as well as riot control may use gear such as Tasers, guns and pepper spray.

When police officers are faced with certain situations they can only depend on their gear. As mentioned above, different situations call for different types of gear. Here is a breakdown of the situations and the type of gear that are most suitable for those.

  1. Riots – there is special equipment that is need for a case of a riot. In such an instant a police will not necessarily need weapons that may be lethal but instead will benefit greatly from things that allow them to defend themselves appropriately. In this scenario the gear police use can range from batons to special guns that utilize plastic or rubber bullets. There are also whips and tear gas, riot helmets, gas masks, neck protectors etc.
  2.  Crime Scene Investigators use drug and finger print testing kits, wear latex gloves and utilize plastic bags of varying sizes for tagging any evidence found on the scene.
  3. For Chases police need good boots that are durable, lightweight and comfortable so that they will last. One high quality choice here at Range Master is 5.11 Tactical ATAC Storm 8″ Waterproof side Zip.
  4. Very often police also carry medical gear when on duty due to the risk of injury etc. For such purposes they may use a gear bay that is filled with the necessary medical aids that can serve as their first line of response when an officer becomes injured on the line of duty.
  5. Gear that are customary for all police include the gun holster, hand cuffs and their crisp and professional uniforms though many people don’t consider the police’s uniform as gear.
  6. Other gear include whistles, flashlights and two way radios with which they communicate with other cops as well as with their dispatch department.

Police gear is without a doubt important and necessary and that is why they are constantly being remodeled and reconstructed to ensure that they help a cops to do their jobs effectively. Come check out the wide array of gear that we have at Range Master Tactical Gear.

5.11 Tactical Thumb Drive Holster

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5.11 Tactical has done it again with their amazing 5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster. The ThumbDrive is the safest and fastest-drawing Level II holster available on the market today. It features our exclusive thumb-activated safety that secures your weapon at all times, and with the optional Chop-BlockTM feature, helps prevent others from removing it during a weapon retention struggle.

5.11 Tactical has expanded their offering of the holster to include the Smith & Wesson M&P models including the Pro series, Full Size and Compact size. 5.11 Tactical has also included some holsters for the Sig 220 and Sig 228/229. While the list has expanded slowly, it will be nice to see some other firearm users be able to use this holster.

The 5.11 Tactical Thumb Drive Holster is the only holster that has placed the release mechanism for the weapon in the natural process of the draw. It requires no extra learned motor movement unlike many of its competitors. Additionally the action of pressing down on the release mechanism actually provided a more consistent and solid grip on the gun. This action results in no shifts on the backstrap once you make first contact on the weapon.

The Thumb Drive platform itself is large enough to easily access even when your approach to the backstrap of the weapon is not ideal. Smaller mechanisms that require finer motor movements are more difficult to release when drawing quickly under stress.
Using the 5.11 Tactical Thumb Drive Holster takes a little getting used to, as is the case with a lot of new hardware (guns and holsters alike) you have to use it and practice with it to get a real handle on it. The 5.11 Tactical Thumb Drive Holster is reinforced for increased weapon retention, its engineered by Blade-Tech, and Field tested by Viking Tactics. The holster includes a belt slide and paddle. The belt slide adjusts to fit up to 2.25″ belts. The 5.11 Tactical Thumb Drive Holster includes a removable chop-block attachment. Drop and offset kits are available as is a 5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Thigh Rig.

Check out the 5.11 Tactical Holsters section on our website to see the 5.11 Tactical Thumb Drive as well as the optional accessories for it. The 5.11 Tactical Double Mag pouch would be the ideal mate for to your new holster. Range Master Tactical Gear covers all your 5.11 Tactical needs.

5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0

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Rolling Duffel Bags are great for traveling and they are available in different sizes and shapes. Most rolling duffel bags include added accessories like the adjustable shoulder straps, wheels and trolleys that makes them really convenient to use. The 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 is the perfect blend of variety and versatility of that makes it the perfect luggage and totes for every situations. The 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 can assist you virtually any time you need to carry more than just your wallet and keys. No matter what you have planned, these rolling duffel bags are handy pieces of baggage to have around whether you’re heading to a tactical environment or a water skiing vacation.

The 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 is an upgrade made by 5.11 Tactical based on consumers comments and concerns to create a rolling duffel for the masses. The 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 refers to “Some of My Stuff” wheres the CAMS 2.0 refers to “Carries all My Stuff.” The SOMS 2.0 is the medium-sized 5.11 Tactical Rolling Duffel Bag out of the Legacy Series. Some of the newer, upgraded features include docket pockets, palatine feet for easier standing and a more centralized handling system. The double handles allow for easier access for taller individuals so that they don’t have to lean over and pick up the rolling duffel.

Although while the 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 has been informatively and innovatively updated and upgraded to meet the needs of the 5.11 Tactical consumers, the 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 still retains many of its original qualities including the heavy duty oversized wheels and rugged corner guards on all of the corners for superior wear and tear protection. The light gray interior now offers better visibility for finding your way around your rolling duffel bag in dark or poorly lit rooms. The single 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 compartment measures measures 14-1/2″ wide, 13-1/2″ high and 32″ long, its the medium-sized rolling duffel between the smaller Mission Ready and the larger CAMS 2.0. It also includes a replaceable fiberglass frame and adjustable inside loop-sided dividers.

The 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 also features the durable YKK self-repairing nylon coil zippers with oversized glove-friendly nylon web zipper pull tabs. The internal mesh separates your upper and lower gear such as clothing and emergency supplies, so you’ll always have easy access for whatever you need at a moment’s notice. 5.11 Tactical designs their products with every individual in mind whether your a solider, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Police Officer or in the Special Forces.

The quality construction of the 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 is known for and is the reason so many individuals purchase the newly redesigned 5.11 Tactical bag. While the airlines can very easily destroy bags, the 5.11 Tactical SOMS 2.0 will able to withstand the airline abuse and even a raging war zone with its durability and design.

Whether you’re on vacation, heading to the in-laws or simply on the job, your possessions are well protected and well cared for in the SOMS 2.0 and while only “Some of My Stuff” may fit it your SOMS 2.0 at least its carried in comfort and style.

Range Master Tactical Gear carries a full line of 5.11 Tactical gear. If we don’t have it, 5.11 Tactical doesn’t make it. See the video below for more info.

5.11 Tactical 2012 Belts – Part II

5.11 Tactical Arc Leather Belt

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5.11 Tactical Arc Leather Belt

The 5.11 Tactical Arc Leather Belt – 1 1/2” Wide is a newly designed 5.11 Tactical Gear belt that will be released in Spring 2012. This leather belt is described as being a sharp looking belt for either professional or casual wear. The Arc Leather Belt is a thick, full grain 4 mm durable matte leather. Too often men and women are finding that the traditional leather belts are often stiff, sturdy and very uncomfortable. However, the newly designed Arc Leather Belt is one of the very first belts in the industry that are TPU coated and has an ergonomic curve that is reshaped to your your body and pre-broken in for regular wear and tear. The Arc Leather Belt comes in two traditional colors black and brown, the brown colored belt also includes a metallic finish.
5.11 Tactical Double Duty TDU Belt 1.75″

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5.11 Tactical Double Duty TDU Belt

The 5.11 Tactical Double Duty TDU Belt 1.75″ is another new belt added to the 5.11 Tactical Gear Spring 2012 Belt Collection. The Double Duty TDU Belt 1.75″ is a reversible double duty belt that allows you to pack light for traveling and match your clothes at the same time. This belt includes 1.75″ reversible nylon belt and a reversible design that gives you two different color options for mixing and matching. The Double Duty TDU Belt also includes five rows of stitching stability, a non-metallic belt buckle that is safe for air travel and a Micro-adjustable buckle for greater comfort and perfect fit. This belt is perfect whether your a traveling soldier, on-duty law enforcement or taking your wife for a romantic night on the town.

Range Master Tactical Gear is a full line dealer of 5.11 Tactical equipment. If you can’t find it here, 5.11 Tactical doesn’t make it. See the video below for more info.

New 5.11 Tactical Belts

5.11 Tactical Trainer Belt – 1 1/2″ Wide

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5.11 Tactical Trainer Belt - 1.5

In the Spring 2012 a new 5.11 Tactical Series of New Belts are bound and buckled and ready to be released. Some of those belts include the Trainer Belt – 1 1/2″ Wide in a variety new colors including Sandstone, Charcoal, Coyote Brown, Black, TDU Green and Tundra with a brushed metallic finish. The Trainer Belt – 1 1/2″ Wide is a durable, functional and versatile belt that can be used by Military Special Forces, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and other Law Enforcement Personnel. The belt buckle is made of solid stainless steel and is tumbled for smoothness. The Trainer Belt – 1 1/2″ Wide buckle is finished either on a stainless steel or black matte, its also reinforced with superior strengthened 1.5 inch nylon mesh material. The Trainer Belt 1 1/2″ Wide can accommodate most off duty Law Enforcement Gun Holsters repeatedly without ever loosing its shape. This 5.11 Tactical Gear Belt is high quality and really does the job well. The belt is stiff enough to handle a firearm and other tactial gear, all the while comfortably and incredibly stylish. The Trainer Belt – 1 1/2″ Wide are great for use with a holster or just as an every day belt, simplicity and elegance all around your waist.

5.11 Tactical Apex Gunner’s Belt – 1 1/2″ Wide

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5.11 Tactical Apex Gunner's Belt

The Apex Gunner’s Belt – 1 1/2” Wide is coated in Cast Aluminum Type 3 Anodized belt buckle with dual retention prongs for secure retention. The TPU coated Apex Gunner’s Belt is a B10 WEB belt provides 1,500 lbs of tensile strength. Whether its a date with your beautiful wife (perhaps dinner and a movie) or a date at the gun range with friends this belt is perfect with its sharp look for professional or casual wear. The Apex Gunner’s Belt is perfect with a pair of jeans or with a button up suit and tie. 5.11 Tactical Gear is known for its quality, durability and versatility in every product that includes everyday practical and personal use. The Apex Gunner’s Belt allows it sturdiness for holster and duty use. Whether your an Emergency Medical Technician, a Firefighter, Law Enforcement or Military Personnel this belt is perfect for your on duty or off duty daily routines and life. The Apex Gunner’s Belt is ergonomically curved and comfortable for all-day wearing with its already broken in feel and comfort. This belt comes in the traditional brown and black coloring for its everyday use and wear. The Apex Gunner’s Belt can only simply be defined as “traditional, tasteful and tactical. You may ask yourself tactical? And we say yes tactical, as in 5.11 Tactical Gear.

Range Master Tactical Gear has a full line of 5.11 Tactical gear, including belts and more. Please see the video below for more info.

Tactical Police Gear

Everyday policemen and women put their lives on the line protecting our family’s and our community’s safety. So often we pass by these daily heroes in our lives, so let’s give them some acknowledgment: a wave hello or even a simple nod of your head. 5.11 Tactical Gear has created a line of Tactical Police Gear for those everyday men and women heroes that serve and protect our lives, sometimes at the cost of their own.

5.11 Tactical‘s Mission Statement reads, “At 5.11 Tactical, we create products that exceed the needs of our customers with functional innovation while delivering exceptional value.” The mission of many policemen and women is to preserve and advance freedom, improve the quality of their community and its daily life.

Range Master Tactical Gear - 5.11 Tactical Holster V-Neck Shirt

5.11 Tactical Holster V-Neck Shirt

The 5.11 Tactical Holster V Neck Shirt S/S is designed to be the perfect concealed carry shirt. The 5.11 Holster Shirt is designed to carry a compact handgun and associated equipment such as magazines, handcuffs or speed loaders. This shirt features 80% polyester, 20% spandex, moisture wicking technology and opaque outer mesh layer obscures profile of handgun.



Range Master Tactical Gear - 5.11 Tactical Taclite TDU Long Sleeve Shirt - Poly/Cotton Ripstop

5.11 Tactical Taclite TDU Long Sleeve Shirt - Poly/Cotton Ripstop

The 5.11 Tactical Taclite TDU Long Sleeve Shirt – Poly/Cotton Ripstop is made of 4-oz 65% polyester/35% cotton Taclite ripstop. This jacket also features patented hidden-document pockets, bi-swing shoulder for easy movement and the Teflon coating resists stains, maintaining a neat, professional look.The chest pockets are strong and roomy. Adjacent to the chest pockets we have engineered our patented hidden document pockets that can be used to store paperwork, cell phone or a small hand gun. The 5.11 Tactical Taclite TDU Long Sleeve Shirt – Poly/Cotton Ripstop is now available in our revolutionary Taclite fabric; the most advanced material for keeping you cool in hot, humid conditions.

Range Master Tactical Gear - 5.11 Tactical TDU Shirt - Short Sleeve

5.11 Tactical TDU Shirt - Short Sleeve

The 5.11 Tactical TDU Shirt – Short Sleeve, Twill is s the new standard and replacement of the old style BDU and is a superior fit constructed of of 5.78 –oz. twill. This shirt also features bi-swing shoulder for a wider range of motion, neoprene elbow pads, patented hidden document pockets and 26 bartacks in high stress areas. This product includes Over a year of product development went into the design of this shirt using input from police officers, special operations operators, and military personnel and is now defining the new industry standard. The chest pockets of the 5.11 Tactical Duty Uniform Twill Shirt are strong and roomy. Below the chest pockets, you’ll find our patented hidden document pockets. The 5.11 TDU Twill Shirt with all of its new features and great quality is priced competitively with the lesser quality BDU’s on the market, once you wear you’ll never go back to your regular clothing again.

Range Master Tactical Gear is committed to providing top quality tactical gear to police and military individuals everywhere. Use the Coupon Code “Police Gear” to receive a 10% discount.

5.11 Tactical Eyewear

5.11 Tactical Sunglasses

5.11 Tactical uses input from law enforcement, special operations and fire personnel to produce high quality eyewear that looks great and provides top safety. The styles in this assortment are unique to 5.11 Tactical and available nowhere else.

5.11 Tactical’s commitment to performance, style, comfort, and value is evident in every pair they produce which means that operators can have confidence in their eyewear as they meet the day’s challenges. They exceed American ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Mass and High Velocity Impact Safety and Optical Standards and European EN 166 (F) Personal Eye Protection from High Speed Particles, and protect against 100% of damaging UVA and UVB radiation. In addition, each production lot is tested for compliance to the ANSI and EN requirements, standards that many brands don’t meet, and a continuing quality assurance process that most eyewear is not subjected to. 5.11 Tactical’s lenses are coated to resist scratching, cracking, and crazing (fine cracks on the surface of the lens). 2mm thick polycarbonate is die-cut to produce lenses without distortion from any angle and is ten times more impact resistant than glass or resin lenses.

Smoke lenses provide maximum glare reduction, won’t distort colors, and are excellent in bright/glare conditions. Polarized lenses provide protection from annoying or intense reflected glare, especially around water, snow, windshields, and other highly reflective surfaces. (Note that polarized lenses can reduce visibility of some LCD displays). Frames are built to provide extremely high alternative bending strength, low density, and high resistance to chemical and UV damage. This makes them lightweight, durable, flexible, and virtually indestructible.

Every pair of 5.11 Tactical eyewear includes a free zippered compression molded protective case with SlickStick™ web platform attachment point, a soft cloth cleaning bag, and a neck strap.

Soar Sunglasses with Standard and Polarized Lenses

Both versions have the same matte black finish and classic aviator frame styling with refined temples and wrapped lenses. Reduced size of the logo badge is the result of feedback from operators who want to stay under the radar when off duty. Polarized lenses provide additional protection from glare off water and other reflective surfaces, reducing eye fatigue and improving vision in these challenging environments. On polarized models, the left lens is marked POLARIZED at the lower left, near the frame.

CAVU HF Sunglasses with Three Sets of Standard Lenses

The CAVU HF (Half Frame) offers lightweight half frame styling with angular features and the convenience of having three sets of easily interchangeable lenses. Strategic placement of TPR (Thermo PlasticRubber) grip surfaces on the nose piece and temples keep sunglasses in place whether they are wet, sweaty, or dry. The CAVU HF has a gloss black frame and includes Smoke, Ballistic Orange, and Clear lenses. Instructions for the quick and easy removal and replacement of the lenses are included.

Raid Sunglasses with Three Standard Lenses

The Raid Sunglasses offer lighter weight half frame styling with straight thin temples. The frame is finished in an attractive black matte. Three easily interchangeable lenses are included and are stored in a soft fabric bag. Lens colors include Smoke, Ballistic Orange, and Clear. Instructions for the removal and replacement of the lenses are included. Raid sunglasses feature an adjustable padded nose piece which allows the wearer to adjust the fit to a variety of nose shapes and heights. The nose piece has comfortable injection molded TPR (thermoplastic rubber) pads to keep sunglasses in place, wet, sweaty, or dry. The temples also feature TPR grip pads for additional security and stability in all activities.

Range Master Tactical Gear is a 5.11 Tactical Full Line Dealer.

The Reason Why Tactical Gear Backpacks are Amazing

A majority of people love the outdoors. If asked what the top three mandatory pieces a camper ought to possess, backpacks, particularly 5.11 Tactical gear backpacks, won’t necessarly be on that list. But, alongside a multi-tool, light-emitting-diode flashlight, as made by Surefire flashlights, as well as a sturdy pair of 5.11 Tactical boots, reliable backpacks are extremely critical to the ones who enjoy the outdoors.

Improved Durability

Tactical backpacks are preferred by many consumers because they’re more rugged than typical outdoor backpacks. One could have this type of backpack for four years and expect are no signs of wear and tear. They can be used for different lengthy outdoor trips. They can endure all types of weather conditions and come out nearly unscathed.

The reason why some people switch to tactical backpacks, in particular 5.11 Tactical backpacks, in the first place is due to the supposedly durable traditional backpacks coming apart within a short time period. The inner lining begins to tear as well as shoulder straps began to fray more easily.

Improved Storage

Most tactical gear backpacks will come with a lot of compartments that have separators or strong side walls. A few will come along with hydration bladder pouches that make taking a sip while you are on the go easier. Regular backpacks will come with thin polyester or plastic side walls that easily can be destroyed by sharpened objects. The walls within a standard backpack tend to give away at the seams due to it just not being able to handle the strain.

Possessing a lot of compartments makes it simpler to store and find your stuff and the compression straps assist in keeping things in place. A few backpacks will come with Pouch Attachment Ladder System, or PALS, webbing or a grid system that permits a user to connect equipment or modular pouches toward the backpack.

Better Appearance

The military gear backpacks look very cool, in most people’s opinion. However, if you aren’t one for a large mountain ruck, you can buy ultra-thin models for briefer journeys. Most military backpacks currently come in various colors, though pink usually isn’t a choice.

Improved Quality

Prior to you purchasing a tactical gear backpack, be certain the backpack comes along with a warranty, as good quality backpacks will not come inexpensive. Therefore, for the money spent, it’s ideal that you ensure you receive just the best for what you’ll be paying for.