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Marine South – Sneak Peak – Oakley SI Det-Cord

Friday, April 11th, 2014


At Marine South, we got to take a look at Oakley’s upcoming SI Det-Cord glasses. Coming this July.


Limited Edition MultiCam Smith Elite Lockwoods Available Exclusively Through Tactical Distributors

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


Tactical Distributors teamed up with Smith Elite to offer a limited run of the Lockwood’s in Mulitcam Pattern w/grey mil-spec lens. This is a TD exclusive not available anywhere else. In addition to the glasses you will receive an exclusive Pin-Up girl lens cloth bag.

Sneak Peek – Smith Elite Multicam Lockwood TD Exclusive

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Tactical Distributors is giving us a sneak peek of their upcoming collaboration with Smith Elite to offer a MultiCam version of the popular Lockwood model sunglasses.

Featuring a Multicam dipped Lockwood frame and non-polarized Grey lens, each pair of glasses will come with a pin-up girl dust bag. Look for these soon from

Oakley – SI Ballistic Crosshair

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


The SI Ballistic Crosshair is Oakley’s first ever ballistics-rated wire frame glasses. The lenses are made from Plutonite, Oakley’s high purity optical grade polycarbonate, and meet or exceed the balistic fragmentation impact standards as outlined in MIL PRF 31013. The lenses also meet the High Mass Impact Test and optical standards as outlined in ANSI Z87.1-2010, as well as meet or exceed ANSI Z80.3-2008.

The frame is constructed from ultra-lightweight hi-modulus C-5 frame material, with a three-point fit that holds the lenses in precise optical alignment. The frame is compatible with all helmets and helmet-mounted night vision devices. Thin stem technology allows for compatibility with over-ear hearing devices.

Available in Matte Black w/ Grey or Gunmetal w/Grey.

Kryptek Smiths Are Now Available

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Kryptek Smiths

Tactical Distributors has received the brand new Smith Optics Elite Lockwood sunglasses in Kryptek Highlander, and they’re ready for shipping starting today. The Lockwood features 100% Milspec polarized lenses, which meet ANSI Z87.1 standard for optics and MIL-PRF-31013 standard for impact. The frame is constructed of lightweight, impact resistant materials and includes megol nose and temple pads. Each pair also ships with a free Smith Optics Elite skull patch.

The Highlander Lockwoods are also available through US Elite Gear.

Oakley Prizm Lens Technology Now Available

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

US Elite is now taking order for two styles featuring the new Oakley Prizm Lens Technology. I had a chance to start using the new lenses during range day at SHOT Show and I really like them. According to Oakley, the Prizm lens technology uses a formulated dye that boosts visual recognition of targets while blocking a variety of neighboring backgrounds such as dirt, trees and sky. The whole idea is to block certain colors of light in order to increase contrast. I know, it sounds great, but does it work? In my experience, yes. So far, they come in two gradients (TR22 and TR45) and I could easily transition from outdoors to indoors while wearing the lighter of the two (TR22). I really like them.

Currently, US Elite has the Flak Jacket XLJ Prizm with TR 45 lens available.
Flak Jacket XLJ Prizm TR 45 lens

They also offer the M Frame 3.0 Prizm with both TR 22 and 45 lenses.
M Frame 3.0 Prizm with TR 22 and 45 lens

OR – Smith Elite – Kryptek Lockwood Eyepro

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014


Smith Elite has introduced a limited edition version of the Lockwood Eyepro in Kryptek Highlander. While they were released last week, they have already pre-sold the run to dealers. Additionally, the Terrace and Frontman are being introduced as well. For the new models they will be offered with either Grey non-polarized lenses as well Grey and Brown Polarized lenses. In addition, they plan to integrate Kryptek Typhon to supplement the Highlander. Look for a list of dealers carrying the Lockwood Highlanders soon on SSD. I’ll tell you, once I get my pair ordered.

Smith Optics Elite

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Gatorz/GovX/Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation Event

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013


GovX, in conjunction with Gatorz, is holding a release event for the new Gatorz Cerakote Collection. This is also serving as a fundraising event to benefit US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation. The event will take place at Fluxx Nightclub in San Diego on Thursday, November 21st. There are two ways to purchase tickets for the event:

If you’re a GovX member, you can purchase them direct from GovX.

If you’re not a GovX member, and would still like to attend, you can purchase the tickets from

DSEi – Smith Elite

Friday, September 13th, 2013

What happens when you you combine the Echo and the Boogie? Why the Boogie Aviator of course! Aviators came to Smith requesting that engineer a way for them to wear the Boogie with their flight helmets. Smith took a hard look at the HGU-56/P helmet and realized the answer wasn’t a goggle but rather glasses with a goggle type seal.


The Boogie Aviator integrates two technologies. Their new slotted ventilation as well as the slotted lens technology which allows the eye pro to conform to more face shapes without optical distortion. Additionally, it helps dissipate energy across the lens rather than transmit it into the head. Additionally, as it is based on the Echo frame, swapping out lenses is as simple as opening two PivLocks. Conversely, you can adapt the Boogie Aviator lens to existing Echo and Arc frames. Finally, and most importantly for Aviators, the simple, thin temples of the Echo make donning and doffing the eye pro while wearing a helmet, a cinch.