Smith & Bradley goes Full Circle To Change The Tactical Watch Game

July 21st, 2016


Winter Park, Florida, July 11, 2016 – The evolution of the outdoor and tactical watch is upon us. The roll-out of the SANS-13 Evolution on Kickstarter is going to make some serious waves in the watch world. Smith & Bradley went back to the drawing board with the SANS-13 lead by watch designer/engineer Jerommie Smith and input from their customers across the outdoor and tactical community. Smith & Bradley developed the best engineered watch in the marketplace with the industries BEST ILLUMINATION technology–period

The illumination technology is set to be on par with tritium with a powerful glow lasting for at least 6-8 hours in darkness. The polymer used for illumination was once a “Lume Tube” is now a “Lume Plate” for way more power and much longer glow. The Polymer Lume Plates are sure to shake up the tactical watch market.

Other Technical Features include:

  • A Ronda Swiss 505 Quartz Movement, 1 Jewel, 45 month Battery Life
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Case: 4mm, 316L Stainless Steel
  • Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet: 24mm, 316 Stainless Steel Screw Bar for each link
  • Crown: 7mm with Inner Seal
  • Crown Tube: Dual O-Ring Seal
  • Dial: Sandwich Dial with Polymer Lume Plate Background
  • Hands: Lume Plate integrated into hands
  • Oh Yeah, you can back it now for $250.00 on Kickstarter. Luminox should be nervous.

    For The Ladies – First Tactical’s Women’s Collection Page

    July 21st, 2016

    First Tactical is excited to announce the launch of the Women’s Collection Page. This page has been created to house all their women’s products for Public Safety Professionals.

    Designed for durability over a lifetime of action and crafted to wear comfortably in the field, First Tactical’s Advanced Women’s Fit addresses the specific needs of women’s tactical clothing by providing a contoured cut for a specialized solution.

    First Tactical prides itself on not selling undersized men’s clothing for women. Their women’s products are tapered and curved for a professional and ergonomic fit that allows them to perform their duties with excellence.

    Check out the full Women’s Collection Page at

    TYR Tactical Response Kits

    July 21st, 2016

    TYR Tactical has just launched two Response Kits which are only available for purchase by law enforcement officers with valid ID.

    These kits consist of plate carriers and in-conjunction hard armor plates for use over existing soft armor vests. In the case of Kit A, you’ll also get soft armor backers for the plates. Either carrier can be quickly donned when threat level increases to go beyond soft armor protection. Ample MOLLE/PALS webbing give you the ability to add additional, mission specific, pouches. The both also use TYR’s PV material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PV has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil-spec nylon. PV also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.

    TYR Tactical Basic Plate Carrier-M Law Enforcement Kit A

    • Fixed Side Buckle Closure
    • NEW 1.5” Low Profile Shoulder Pads with easy front to back overlapping adjustment
    • PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
    • Reinforced Horizontal Drag Handle
    • Average Weight: 1.50 lbs Carrier Only
    • Includes Certified T52/SP Soft Armor Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications
    • Qty.2 TYR Tactical Hard Armor Level 3+ I/C Plates (TYR-HA3/7)
    • Level III+ protection when worn in conjunction with designated soft armor. “In-conjunction” plates are designed to stop a specified threat within the soft armor & plate combination. NOT TO BE WORN ALONE

    Multi- Hit In-Conjunction Plate Specs:
    • 5.56 x 45mm – M855 (Green Tip)
    • 5.56 x 45mm – M193 Ball
    • 5.56 x 45mm – SS109
    • 5.45 x 39mm – AK74
    • 7.62 x 51mm – NATO M80 Ball
    • 7.62 x 39mm – Mild Steel Core

    Plate Dimensions:
    • Medium: 10.5″x12.75” Plate Pocket
    • Large: 11.25″x13.5” Plate Pocket
    • Wt. 3.62 lbs. (Medium Plate)
    • Dim:.5” Thick

    TYR Tactical Basic Plate Carrier-M Law Enforcement Kit B

    • Fixed Side Buckle Closure
    • NEW 1.5” Low Profile Shoulder Pads with easy front to back overlapping adjustment
    • PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
    • Reinforced Horizontal Drag Handle
    • Average Weight: 1.50 lbs Carrier Only
    • Qty.2 Stand-Alone TYR Tactical® LTC 27400 Plate (TYR-LTC27400)
    • Ballistic Protection to NIJ III and NIJ IV when in conjunction with existing officer’s armor.

    In-Conjunction Plate Specs:
    • .30-06 – M2 AP
    • 5.56 x 45mm – M855 (Green Tip)
    • 5.56 x 45mm – M193 Ball
    • 5.56 x 45mm – SS109
    • 7.62 x 39mm – Ball/Steel Core
    • 7.62 x 39mm – API Type 56
    • 7.62 x 54Rmm – L/LPS/B-32API

    Plate Dimensions:
    • Composition: High-Density Alumina Ceramic Core (AI203)
    • Cover: Backed with Layered Woven Aramid Fiber
    • Dimensions: 12”L x 9.5”W
    • Thickness: .5”
    • Weight: 5.85 lbs.
    • Shape: Single-Curved, Shooters Cut shape
    • Size: Medium

    For more information, visit

    Bates Footwear – Terrax3 Hot Weather Composite Toe Boot

    July 21st, 2016

    Bates Footwear exhibited this AR 670-1 compliant boot at Warrior East. It is also Berry compliant, manufactured from flesh-out cattle hide and Cordura upper with a polyurethane cushion midsole with stabilizing fiberglass shank and direct attach Vibram Trident rubber outsole. It also features a composite toe (ASTM F2413-11 Rated).

    Offered in M 7-12, 13, 14, 15 and EW 7-12, 13, 14.

    Eagle Scouts Truly Soar

    July 21st, 2016

    Did you know that two-thirds of American Astronauts since 1959 were Scouts?

    According the BSA’s “Ask Bryan“, it’s not just Eagle Scouts. Of the 312 pilots and scientists selected as astronauts since 1959, at least 207 have been identified as having been Scouts or active in Scouting. That list includes 39 Eagle Scouts, 25 Life Scouts, 14 Star Scouts, 26 First Class Scouts, 17 Second Class Scouts, 13 Tenderfoot Scouts, three Explorers, 25 Cub Scouts, 10 Webelos Scouts, one King’s Scout, two Wolf Scouts and 32 with unknown ranks, including 27 who were Girl Scouts.

    It’s very encouraging to see that level of participation in Scouting.  While I had heard over the years of the number of Astronauts who were Eagle Scouts, I had no visibility of the number of Girl Scouts who had also taken to the skies.  

    Veteran Voyage 360 – Operation Phoenix Mission Complete

    July 21st, 2016

    This summer, Army Special Operations Retiree Josh Collins conducted Operation Phoenix, a 2500 mile standup paddle board journey, to raise funds and awareness for vetran health issues. This is just the first in an effort called VetranVoyage 360 to circumnavigate the globe.  Josh is an inspiration to us all.

    OPPHX Day 134 – Riding the Waves of Life. 14 Miles yesterday and now 2502.6 complete.

    Today we’ll run the remainder of the coast up to Sandy Hook, and where the prize will be within sight.

    I saw the Marker in this video (Channel Marker 11), and it made me think back throughout the whole expedition. And, I remembered the USA TODAY Article (about a “Reduction” in Veteran suicides) which still bothers me so much. Frankly, my first thought after reading/listening was, “Is this a VA press release?”

    How has this become our new normal, and for so long? Ive said before, if 22, or 20 school teachers or nurses were killing themselves each day, we’d cancel holidays until we got it fixed. Folks, even 20 a day is DOUBLE the National average. That means your son, daughter, brother, or sister may be twice as likely to kill themselves if they are also a great American who selflessly serves their country. (?????) NO! That doesn’t make sense. And it aint just (ONLY and exclusively) the stressors of the battlefield, or trauma from sexual assault, etc….. A hard look must taken at the massive over medication on these problems. Thats been the one reality in the VA’s fix. Not the broken call center, or therapy groups which may sometimes literally sit around chatting about medication and alcohol (personal experience). 
    RESULTS COUNT! That’s what I grew up hearing from my mom. I think we could question everything we do, or don’t do on that statement. I have to look at the results of Operation Phoenix, and believe it has accomplished a couple important items for me personally, but on the whole has only reached the tip of the iceberg in terms of action for these problems. I wont stop till we get to the whole enchilada!
    The proximate causes – PTSD is one of them sure, but TBI, and specifically multiple TBIs (Repetitive Concussive Syndrome) is just as much the culprit. (Please reference the NFL findings and movie “Concussion”) Combine the effects of both of these issues and the problem is like trying to figure out why the music is skipping on a jukebox with a broken needle cycling scratched records.  

    As for me. Ive discovered thus far a whole new world within myself. i recommend an extreme adventure in any way that can be planned and executed for anyone. THERE IS A WHOLE PATH TO RECOVERY HIDDEN HERE.! Sounds crazy i know, but if Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is increased during aerobic exercise (along with all the BEST endorphins, hormones, and chemicals in the body), then what happens when its this is taken to extreme levels. Well, i think Ive found out, and will tell more.

    Like the Scarecrow, I may have found a brain. It may not be my old and complete self, but thats ok. Its a great start. I CANT WAIT TO REUNITE WITH CHARLIE THIS WEEK!


    Congrats Josh! It was great seeing you when you made it here to Va Beach! I am still in awe of your feat!


    Keep Calm and Return Fire – Get The Original

    July 20th, 2016

    Lots of people have stolen our slogan. Why buy something from someone who can only make money by being a copycat when you can get the original from our friends at Tactical Distributors?

    Remember, when you buy a counterfeit, you support ISIS.

    The Misty Experiment

    July 20th, 2016

    During the Viet Nam War, the US Air Force was quite creative in adapting the systems it had, to fight the war it found itself in. One example of this is the Misty Fast Forward Air Control experiment that used F100 Super Sabers in the Airborne FAC role to mark targets along the Ho Chi Minh Trail for interdiction by other aircraft. Commencing in 1967, the experiment was classified, but you may have heard the name of the overall operation, ‘Commando Sabre’.

    ‘The Misty Experiment’ is a documentary, created for public television. Learn more at