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?

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.

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

Howard Leight Impact Sport

Guntec USA Aluminum Vertical Grip For M-LOK System

Blue Force Gear Admin Pouch

Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 E-Series

ITW Nexus North America GrimLoc & Tac Link

  • Color: Coyote (GrimLoc), Foliage (Tac Link)
  • MSRP: unlisted
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Industry Armament Legacy MKI Carrier

SureFire M300V Scout Light / SR07 Remote Dual Switch


Kuhl Interceptr

RE Factor Tactical R.A.T.S. Tourniquet

Patagonia Men’s Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck

Revision Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses

Tops Knives Eagle’s Shadow

SKD Tactical PIG Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Alpha Gloves

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