5.11 Tactical Taclite Pro Pants: Made from 5.11 Tactical’s famed Taclite ripstop fabric, Taclite Pro Pants feature seven utility pockets and are lightweight and double-reinforced at the seat and knees for durability and unrestricted movement.
Howard Leight Impact Sport: These high-tech electronic earmuffs automatically shut off loud impulse noises to a safe 82dB while amplifying conversation and range commands. Its low-profile ear cups are designed to clear firearm stocks.
Guntec USA Aluminum Vertical Grip For M-LOK System: This American-made aluminum vertical grip features a smooth textured surface. It is compatible with M-LOK attachment systems and is hollow for reduced weight.
Blue Force Gear Admin Pouch: The Admin Pouch keeps useful items within reach in a lightweight, low-profile package. The pouch has a loop field face for ID patches and is MOLLE-attachment compatible.
Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 E-Series: This full-size 1911 features unique “fish scale” serrations on the front and back of the slide as well as on top. This example is fitted with an aftermarket slim-line Operator grip by VZ Grips (vzgrips.com) in Black Desert Sand G10 and a 10-round Chip McCormick Power Mag.
ITW Nexus North America GrimLoc & Tac Link: Used by the U.S. military, ITW Nexus attachment points are used for connecting all manner of tactical gear. Made of high-strength polymer that helps eliminate metal noise and paint scratches.
Industry Armament Legacy MKI Carrier: The Legacy MKI Carrier was designed to be a simple, low-profile, lightweight armor carrier whose mission is to simply carry armor plates and be a platform for MOLLE-compatible pouches. It’s constructed of 1,000-denier Cordura nylon and features moisture-wicking spacer mesh internals.
SureFire M300V Scout Light / SR07 Remote Dual Switch: The dual-spectrum M300V provides either 120 lumens of white light or 100 mW of infrared illumination for use with night-vision devices with the quick twist of a self-locking selector ring. It is powered by a single 123A battery and mounts to any Picatinny rail via an integral thumbscrew clamp mount. Attached to the M300V is a SR07 Remote Dual Switch that provides remote light activation. (Note: SureFire is discontinuing this specific product, but the new M300V-B-Z68-BK is similar while offering a white-light output of 250 lumens.)
AXTS MI-T556: AXTS’ goal with its first complete weapon was to create a full-featured, fully ambidextrous rifle that can outperform others and look good while doing it. AXTS combined its previous innovations into the MI-T556 and added some new ones, too, to create its version of what an AR-15 could be.
Kuhl Interceptr: The Interceptr’s articulated sleeves provide excellent range of motion. It is built with low-profile seams for minimal bulk and has powerful heat-retention properties. The fleece is breathable and quick-drying.
RE Factor Tactical R.A.T.S. Tourniquet: The Rapid Application Tourniquet System (R.A.T.S.) was designed to offer ease of application, even with one hand. The R.A.T.S. offers low-profile carry and can fit just about anywhere on your kit.
Patagonia Men’s Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck: The Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck is designed to keep you dry and comfortable when worn during high-exertion activities in cool-to-moderate temperatures and insulates beneath a shell in cold weather.
Revision Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses: Revision’s Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses feature a low-profile frame and high-impact lenses. They come with a microfiber cleaning cloth and semi-rigid storage case.
Tops Knives Eagle’s Shadow: This knife’s blade is made of 1095 RC 56-58 and has a black linen Micarta handle. This hand-finished knife can be ordered with options such as a serrated blade and a camouflage finish.
SKD Tactical PIG Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Alpha Gloves: SKD’s gloves are made with the shooter in mind. They feature not only a sensitized and isolated trigger finger but also a dual-flex-joint trigger finger that provides maximum flexibility where you need it most.
They say that clothes make the man. What you wear says a lot about who you are. But we also can’t forget about the gear you’re carrying—whether it’s concealed or overt. Are you ready to handle today’s modern threats?
- RELATED STORY: What’s On the Cover of Ballistic Winter 2016?
In the firearms world, form follows function, and BALLISTIC is all about making sure you look good while performing at your best. That’s why we go to great lengths to round up the best new gear, attire and tactics to help you survive any mission in the 21st century.
The cover of the Spring 2016 issue of BALLISTIC is loaded with must-have gear and accessories, which is why we always include a “Cover Gear” section within the magazine. Here you’ll find out more about the rifle on the cover, the cutting-edge MI-T556 from AXTS Weapons Systems, a company that’s focused on evolving the AR platform even further, as well as our operator’s backup gun, a Smith & Wesson SW1911 E-Series pistol in .45 ACP. What about the chest rig? Why, that’s an Ares Armor Aspis Plate Carrier.
- RELATED STORY: Featured Firearm: AXTS Weapons Systems’ MI-T556 Rifle
To learn more, check out the gallery above, and make sure you explore more that BALLISTIC has to offer.
5.11 Tactical Taclite Pro Pants
- Color: Tundra
- MSRP: $49.99
- URL: 511tactical.com
Howard Leight Impact Sport
- MSRP: $69.99
- URL: howardleight.com
Guntec USA Aluminum Vertical Grip For M-LOK System
- MSRP: $39.95
- URL: guntecusa.com
Blue Force Gear Admin Pouch
- Color: Multicam
- MSRP: $55
- URL: blueforcegear.com
Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 E-Series
- Color: Stainless Steel
- Caliber: .45ACP
- MSRP: $979
- URL: smith-wesson.com
ITW Nexus North America GrimLoc & Tac Link
- Color: Coyote (GrimLoc), Foliage (Tac Link)
- MSRP: unlisted
- URL: na.itwnexus.com
Industry Armament Legacy MKI Carrier
- Color: Multicam
- MSRP: $196
- URL: industryarmament.com
SureFire M300V Scout Light / SR07 Remote Dual Switch
- Color: Black
- MSRP: $429 / $110
- URL: surefire.com
- MSRP: $2,895
- URL: axtsweapons.com
- Color: Black
- MSRP: $109
- URL: kuhl.com
RE Factor Tactical R.A.T.S. Tourniquet
- Color: Black
- MSRP: $15.95
- URL: refactortactical.com
Patagonia Men’s Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck
- Color: Forge Grey
- MSRP: $69
- URL: patagonia.com
Revision Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses
- Color: Black / Smoke
- MSRP: $99.99
- URL: revisionmilitary.com
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