BlackHawk Holsters and Magazine Cases

The BlackHawk Company was established in 1993 by Mike Noell who was a former Navy Seal. One of the first items made was a backpack for special operation personnel. Since then their line has diversified and now include everything that a tactical officer would need from backpacks to clothing. He started making his packs and some other type of gear in a garage and form humble beginnings came a name, a brand, a company that military personnel and law enforcement have come to know and trust.

Among the BlackHawk holsters carried by Range Master are weapon carry cases, holsters and magazine cases but we carry mostly holsters and magazine cases. We have simple holsters like the BlackHawk Sportster Standard CQC Concealment Holster that has a detent retention system that is adjustable with the use of pressure. It also keeps you safe as it holds on to the trigger guard of your gun while your weapon is holstered. This holster features just one paddle and one belt loop.

Then we have more advanced holsters such as the BlackHawk Omega VI Ultra Holster. This holster is suitable for users who use either their left of their right hand. This can be used on a drop leg harness or on an S.T.R.I.K.E platform or on a belt. For S.T.R.I.K.E platforms there are speed clips included. It has a quick release belt mount and is fully adjustable. It features rubberized and elasticized leg straps for your comfort and for stability as well. It has a three point breakaway with the use of side release buckles for which there are three. One can be found at the top and two are found on the leg straps. It has extra hook and loop retention with an adjustable thumb break and has a front mounted pouch that is suitable for storing a knife, flashlight or even an extra magazine.


Then we come to magazine cases; you can find these on our site in both single and double configurations. There is the Double Stack Mag Case which is made from a carbon fiber composite. These are suitable for 9mm/40 cal. Items but can be used with a variety of other magazines as well. This magazine case ensures your items are safe due to their tension spring design that also allows you to quickly remove them when necessary. It features a belt clip which can be removed and the case can even be placed with the dual rail accessory platform offered by the company. This allows you to use them in conjunction with other carriers.

There is also the Double Mag Case with Double stack capabilities. This also has the tension spring built in for easy access and for security and it also is suitable for magazines of differing sizes. You can find this variation available in a staggered column version as well as in a single stack version and it does include a belt clip and belt loops. The belt clip is adjustable so it can be used on a variety of different size belts. It features a slimmer profile with its ability to curve to your waistline and also allows for a more streamlined fit.

Check out the other items we carry in the BlackHawk line ring here on our homepage at www.rangemastertacticalgear.com

Tactical Cargo Pants and Shorts

We all know that tactical clothing is made with a certain level of durability and is made from the highest standards for garment making in the industry. One such company that manufactures such item is 5.11 Inc. You can find their authentic items for sale at reputable dealers are retailers such as Range Master Tactical Gear. You will find a huge selections from items from their line right here on this website. Included in their line are cargo pants and shorts among other items as well.

Tactical cargo pants and shorts are known for their durability, utility and their convenient carry all pockets. When it comes to the tactical version there are even more pockets for the wearer to take advantage of. This style is mainly worn by men but there are items available for women as well such as the 5.11 Tactical Women’s Taclite Pro Short which comes in three colors – Black, Dark Navy and TDU Khaki. This cargo short is made from a breathable polyester cotton ripstop blend. Not only is it breathable but it is also lightweight and made to be durable. With a reinforced seat and double and even triple stitching in some areas plus bartacks in the most highly stressed areas you know these shorts are made to last. The multiple pockets on this pair of shorts can be accessed quite easily due to their quick access design. The material has been Teflon treated so they are resistant to soil, stains and liquid and they are also wrinkle and fade resistant as well.

When it comes to selections for men there are quite a number to choose from, much more than the choices available for women. There is the 5.11 Tactical Taclite Pro Short as well as the Taclite Pro Pants and the 5.11 Tactical Stryke Pant with Flex-Tac. All these items have one thing in common; they are made to be durable, functional and versatile so they can be used by tactical professions as well as they y don’t have to be.  They are made from the best material and all have been treated so that they are stain, liquid and dirt resistant. They are also wrinkle resistant for easy transition from wash to wear and because of their durability they can stand up to the rigors of the washing machine. They are great for outdoor activities such as hiking and hunting as well as for everyday wear for law enforcement personnel too.

You will find these tactical pants and shorts on the Range Master website at www.rangemastertacticalgear.com You can also find a wide range of other tactical items manufactured and distributed by 5.11 Tactical.

Choosing Duty Gear Wisely

When an emergency strikes there is no time to get a go bag or anything that is packed and stored in your vehicle. In these times only those things that are on your body or are within arm’s reach will be used. Most times this will be just the clothing of an officer as well as their flashlights and side arm along with any other items they may have on their persons such as other firearms, knives etc. Hence you want to have your most important gear on your person or within arm’s reach.

Before you can think about gear that you will use to protect yourself against bodily harm then you must think about protecting yourself in other ways as well. One way you can do so is to wear the proper footwear. You want to ensure that your feet are protected since you will be spending a lot of time on them. You should wear the proper boots as well as the proper socks to go with them. You should purchase socks that are made for tactical use such as the 5.11 Tactical Level II 9″ Sock.

A cap for protecting your head and eyes from the elements such as rain, sun and snow is also an essential. You should choose based on the weather you are experiencing. Ball caps are useful for keeping the sun out of your eyes and knit caps are useful for keeping your head warm during the winter. Two choices are the 5.11 Tactical Uniform Hat, Adjustable and the 5.11 Tactical Reversible Watch Cap respectively.

Your eyes will need protection as well in the form of shooting glasses or tinted glasses for sun protection. There have been cases of glasses saving the eyes of many police officers from damage cause by weapons and even fingers as well. Body armor is also important especially when patrolling a high crime area. Body armor can serve to be the ideal place to carry a number of items which means when wearing body armor you will be able to have more duty gear to protect you in the event you have to move fast. You can store stuff like a two way radio, extra magazines, handcuffs, gloves, a knife, radio earpiece etc.

It is also important for your gear to include wound care items so you can take care of your partner or yourself in the event that an officer is wounded on the line of duty. These items can be the savior for you or your partner until EMS can get to the location. Items you can keep on your persons include tourniquets and bandages.

Individual personnel can decide what kind of extra gear they need to carry apart from their firearm, but if you follow the guidelines here you will be ready for any emergency situation where you cannot get to your go bag or other packaged gear inside your vehicle.

You can find the duty gear mentioned here as well as other types of duty gear at www.rangemastertacticalgear.com You can find gear to include flashlights, holsters, glasses and much more.

5.11 Days Sale – 20% off all 5.11 Tactical Products

This weekend, Friday May 11, and Saturday May 12 is our semi-annual 5.11 Days sale. All 5.11 Tactical Products are 20% off. Also if you buy $150 in 5.11 Tactical gear you receive free shipping. Don’t miss your opportunity to save.

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Tactical Clothing for Concealed Weapons

The New York Times states that there are now more people with permits to carry concealed weapons than a couple years ago. The numbers in 2008 were approximately 5 million and in 2011 they were approximately seven million. One problem that most individuals face when carrying a concealed weapon is that they have to wear bulky and unappealing clothes. That is no longer the case thanks to the invention of tactical clothing. Before tactical fashion existed most people had to wear big and baggy clothes or military style clothes to keep their weapons concealed and while there are still some people who do that, you don’t have to be if you would rather to look more streamlined.

Now you can be dressed from head to toe thanks to 5.11 Tactical’s line of tactical fashion or covert wear. These items are not only good for those who want to carry their concealed weapons but are also great for those in law enforcement when they need to go on covert operations. Among the items in the line we have included a nice paring right here of the 5.11 Tactical Covert Khaki 2.0 Pant and the 5.11 Tactical Covert Shirt – Classic. Let us look at them in the said order:

  1. This covert khaki pant from tactical is ideal for office or casual wear being made from poly/cotton fabric and 7.25 oz twill. It features a flat front and is post cured with a long-lasting crease so that it is easy to care and maintain a professional look while being fade and shrink resistant as well as spill and stain resistant due to its Teflon coating. It has a tunnel waistband that self-adjusts to your size plus reinforced belt loops and has two hidden seam side pockets. These pants have a total of six pockets two of which are concealed in the thigh area of the pants and that hang vertically. The waistband while being comfortable allows for the accommodation of an IWB holster. If you work in law enforcement and you need a pant that is suitable for covert or plains clothes ops this is a great choice. If you are a professional who carries his concealed weapon around then this is an ideal pant for maintaining your usual look while ensuring you can carry your weapon in style.
  2. This shirt comes in a number of colors so you can purchase one for each day of the week. This shirt features a concealed chest pocket along with a RAPIDraw center front snap. For ease of access to your weapon these shirts have side vents that breakaway. They are in a long cut style so that you can conceal your holstered firearm and have box stitching to ensure the shirt is properly reinforced and a locker loop can be found at the center back of the neck.  It features faux buttons that are attached using snaps instead and have 100% polyester mesh document pockets.

These two pair nicely but you can find a range of other tactical clothing on our website to include, pants, shorts, shirts and outerwear. Complete your outfit with a pair of tactical footwear ideal for the task at hand at www.rangemastertacticalgear.com

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.

SureFire Flashlights Part II

SureFire has created many products ranging from weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, shield lights and baton lights to hand-held lights. These products arepowerful and bright enough to qualify as “force-option” tools that could temporarily blind, unbalance, and disorient a threat quickly and efficiently. Today SureFire is a name synonymous with excellence and top quality in hand-held illumination tools.

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SureFire Flashlights M500A

Some of their Flashlight products include the SureFire M500A. The SureFire M500A can be used on any handgun or original hand-guards of M4 or similar carbine. This surefire design features a 9-volt shock-isolated incandescent lamp with a 1.62″ reflector suited to close- to medium-range applications, and two low-output navigation lights available in white, red, or blue. The primary output of light is a luminescent beam of approximately 125 lumen light for one-hour of running time, using an MN10 lamp assembly or 225 lumen for 20 minutes using the MN20 lamp assembly. Some of the features of the SureFire M500A include a high powered, high performing incandescent lamp with a mid-sized reflector for up close and medium ranging applications. The secondary LED light allows for you to navigate the terrain with an availability of multicolored lights available in WH (white), RD (red), and BL (blue). The primary switch functions as a momentary-on pressure pad, that is a constant-on rocker, system-disable rotary. The navigation lights also are on a momentary-on pressure pad system as well. The SureFire M500A is constructed with the utmost quality and precision that SureFire is known for including their high strength aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec anodizing; impact-resistant polymer and coated tempered window. The SureFire Flashlights are also well known for their high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life.

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SureFire Mini Scout Light

The SureFire Mini Scout Light is powered by just one 123A lithium battery, is a powerful, lightweight LED FlashLight that mounts securely to any Mil-Spec Picatinny rail. This weaponlight is a shock-proof LED emitter and TIR lens create a tight 110-lumen beam with plenty of reach for longer-range applications yet enough surround light for close-quarter situations. The SureFire Mini Scout Light features a solid, state recoil-proof LED which generates 110 lumens of blinding white light and continues producing tactical-level light for 1.3 hours. Its TIR or total internal reflection lens creates versatile beam with enough reach for longer-range applications and enough surround light for peripheral vision. The SureFire Mini Scout Light is made from anodized aerospace aluminum, optically coated tempered window, and O-ring seals make for a rugged FlashLight. Of course what would a SureFire flashlight be without its ergonomic tactical switching: click-on/off tail-cap and pressure-activated tape switch and a thumbscrew mount which securely attaches to any Mil-Spec Picatinny rail.

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SureFire E1B LED Flashlight

The SureFire E1B LED flashlight is an ultra compact (finger length), dual-output LED flashlight with an extended running time and tactical-level output developed as a duty light for plain-clothes officers or as a backup light for patrol officers. The SureFire E1B LED flashlights are also ideal for outdoor, self-defense, and everyday use by everyday men and/or women. The E1B Surefire Backup Dual-Output LED is one of the newer SureFire E1B LED flashlight designs meant to be a replacement for the original for-end of your Mossberg 590 shotgun, or your Mossberg 500 shotgun with a 7 ¾” for-end tube. With its compact 6-volt (2-battery) system featuring a virtually indestructible LED emitter. The LED emitter is focused by a TIR lens, which produces a brilliant beam optimized for close-range to medium-range applications. The E1B Surefire Backup Dual-Output LED is a virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize output and running time and also includes two output levels, high for maximum light, low for extended running time. The coated tempered window resists impact, maximizes light and the high strength aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec hard-anodized for extreme durability.

Range Master Tactical Gear carries a full line of Surefire Flashlights and Surefire WeaponLights.

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.

SureFire FlashLights

SureFire FlashLights – Part I

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SureFire once known as the Newport Corporation began in 1969. An engineer with a doctorate from California Technology University named Dr. John Matthews founded the corporation with the purpose of creating lasers for industrial applications. Throughout the ongoing decade, the Newport Corporation continued basking in the glow of their laser lights and grew to to become a leader in the laser field, pioneering a host of industrial uses for the laser.

Then Dr. John Matthews begin to turn his attention toward his hobby and his passion, shooting. Whether he was shooting in the forest or on the gun range, it didn’t matter he loved it either way. He began wondering if a laser could be successfully designed and adapted to serve on sight of any firearm whether it’s for a handgun or a rifle scope. By 1979 Matthews’ concept was finally realized and he patented the first laser sight scope for a firearm.

The handgun laser sight scope was SureFire’s patented product, followed by laser sight for a Ruger Mini-14. Then in 1984 the Newport Corporation received a phone call that would change the product and corporation, the phone call was from the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team on the line. The 1984 Olympic Games were to be held in The City Of Angels and the police wondered if it would be possible to borrow a number of laser-sighted shotguns to use for security during the Games. Matthews, of course, said yes.

The SureFire WeaponLight was born and neither law enforcement or military operations would never be the same again. The SureFire WeaponLight literally changed the face and sight of laser light scope and guns altogether. SureFire then went onto establish themselves as the leading manufacturer of rugged, powerful and compact illumination tools for tactical applications. They created everything product ranging from weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, shield lights and baton lights to hand-held lights. These products were powerful and bright enough to qualify as “force-option” tools that could temporarily blind, unbalance, and disorient a threat quickly and efficiently.

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Surefire Flashlight X400 LED Handgun Long Gun WeaponLight with Laser

Today SureFire LLC is a name synonymous with excellence in hand-held illumination tools. Some of their WeaponLight products include the X400 – Surefire LED Handgun / Long Gun WeaponLight with Laser. The SureFire X400 is a virtually indestructible LED flashlight regulated to maximize output and running time. This WeaponLight is constructed with high-strength aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec anodizing; impact-resistant polymer; coated tempered window. The SureFire X400 combines the best of everything that SureFire FlashLights have to offer including tactical-level output with TIR lens for close- to medium-range applications, high-visibility 5 mw / 635 NM red laser sight, and an ambidextrous push/toggle switch provides one-finger operation for either momentary or constant-on operation, and a mode switch allows you to select white light only, white light + laser, laser only, or system disable. The incredible weaponlight also features a high-efficiency LED which generates 170 lumens of brilliant white light focused by a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to produce a tight beam with excellent reach and significant surround light for peripheral vision. Surefire’s high end LED Light has no filament that burns out or breaks. The extremely bright light ensures that this high powered weapon light that is enough to overwhelm an aggressor’s night-adapted vision. Batteries for this light last 2.4hrs.

Range Master Tactical Gear Stocks the Surefire x400. 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.