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First Tactical – Defender Series

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

During SHOT Show I had an opportunity to check out First Tactical’s new Defender Series. I was impressed by the fabric choice as well as the design features.

First off, the Defender series is the first to use a new NYCO fabric featuring mechanical stretch. The fabric was engineered for wear in warm and humid weather and is moisture wicking. First Tactical added features like vented crotch, knee, side gussets, and mesh pockets to help make life more bearable during hot weather wear. In addition to the fabric’s mechanical stretch, First Tactical designers also created a garment with running gussets throughout, a comfort waist, and articulated knees and elbows.

The Defender series is designed to be fully-functional for SWAT teams, but not look overly militaristic. The ensemble boasts over 30 pockets, with 25 in the pants and 8 in the shirt.

The Defender Shirt is a Combat-style. It’s made with a 6.5 oz, 100% polyester jersey body, offering snag and wrinkle resistance with moisture wicking fibers and an anti-microbial finish. The Sleeves and Collar are made from the 6.9 oz DuPont NYCO fabric (45% Nylon/ 55% Cotton) mechanical 2-way stretch micro double ripstop with moisture wicking finish. This material in the collar offers a stretch panel. Interestingly, they used a different fabric for the Side Panels. It’s a 4-way stretch (85% nylon/15% spandex)that won’t snag with moisture wicking properties and an anti-microbial finish. ??
The Defender Shirt has a 1/4 zip front with professional fold-down collar and a yoke with off shoulder seams for a comfortable load/carry. The zippered sleeve pockets incorporate Velcro panels and a pen holder. The Elbow Patches FT Elbow Pads and the Sleeves are finished off with rollable cuff. ?

The Defender Pants are made from the 6.9 oz (55% Cotton, 45% Cordura® Nylon) mechanical 2-way stretch double ripstop, with moisture wicking finish.

Design features include welded reinforced knees with zippered side access for FT Defender Knee Pad integration, Comfort Flex Action Waist, riveted reinforced belt loops, nylon reinforced mesh pocket bags, knife clip protection pocket to prevent snagging, zip secure cargo pocket with internal organization which will accept up to 3 pistol mags, running gusset with articulation at the knees for maximum movement, and lower secure leg pocket.

Introducing First Tactical’s 2017 4th Of July Patch

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

4th of July

When First Tactical initially launched their limited run patch promotions the main request for future patches was something patriotic.

As Independence Day nears First Tactical wanted to make the request a reality and are proud to debut their U.S.-made 4th Of July Patch. The patch is laser cut and features a 100% polyester thread on poly twill fabric that provides rugged durability and a lustrous sheen.

As with most of First Tactical’s patch promotions supplies are limited and will not be reordered. First Tactical plans to update their designs yearly.

The 4th of July Patch is available now for $9.99. Click here to see First Tactical’s entire patch collection.

Jumping In: The First Tactical Jump Bags

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

I saw these at SHOT Show and am very impressed. They worked with EMS professionals to introduce features not often found in soft bags.

First Tactical is excited to announce the launch of their new EMS Jump Bags.

The Large Jump Bag is 22” x 12” x 12” and is perfect for an ALS set up. The Medium Jump Bag is 22” x 10” x 10” and is an ideal BLS medical bag.

First Tactical’s design team worked hand-in-hand with end users to create a bag that would work in any situation.

A TPU molded bottom allows users to enter a situation and place their bag down without worry. The easy-clean bottom is light grey in color allowing users to take a decon wipe and quickly decontaminate their bag. The bottom is also waterproof and features oversized lugs providing flexibility based on situation: from being dragged across concrete to being set down on a wet carpet in a house with too many cats, this bag has you covered.

Traditional bags require operators “yard sale” their equipment when looking for what they need. The Jump Bags feature a “three-quarter zip” opening that minimizes the amount of the “lid” on the ground while allowing medics to open their bag and see everything they need quickly.

Boasting countless other features including a hook and loop interior, simple silhouette, and gurney hooks these bags will work as hard as you do. See all details here.

Both Jump Bags are available now and come in red and hi-vis yellow. The Large Jump Bag is priced at $199.99, the Medium Jump Bag is available for $179.99. First Tactical’s complete EMS Kit collection is also available.

First Tactical Merges with Point Blank Enterprises

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Will create industry’s first integrated clothing and body armor system.

Pompano Beach, Florida, April 17, 2017— Representatives from Point Blank Enterprises and First Tactical announced this week that the two companies have merged and will build an integrated clothing and body armor system.

Point Blank Enterprises is currently the premier source of body armor systems in the world, with 44 years of experience providing innovative personal protection products to the public safety community and military. The merger is a result of Point Blank’s desire to work with a cutting-edge apparel brand designed for the demand of the public safety personnel with a contemporary perspective and a track record for elevating industry standards. Together, Point Blank and First Tactical will introduce a line of holistically integrated products desperately needed by public safety professionals. These products shall be designed with Officer Safety as the priority along with the quality and image of the personnel being in the forefront in today’s demanding environment.

Commenting on the game changing merger, Daniel Gaston, Chief Executive Officer of Point Blank Enterprises said, “As the leader in personal protection equipment we continue to lead the way in providing public safety personnel the latest design and highest level of protection at the lowest possible weight. This merger will provide for the next generation integrated system that will maximize protection, optimize wearing comfort, and promote the image of public safety personnel today and into the future.

First Tactical opened in late 2015 and has been steadily growing in the industry since. Founded by Dan Costa, a proven industry leader,

First Tactical strives to meet the needs of public safety professionals with new, innovative ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories.

“In this rapidly changing world today, the need for public safety officers to have advanced protection is at an all-time high,” said Costa, “Merging with Point Blank allows us to provide a world-class body armor system with our rapidly growing apparel line. By offering a one-stop-shop for departments we will be able to provide an unprecedented shopping experience. Creating a uniform and body armor system that works cohesively and effectively is vital for the safety of our nation’s peacekeepers. The entire First Tactical team is excited to present it.”

The companies will maintain their names and will begin collaborating to develop an integrated apparel and body armor line immediately.

Introducing First Tactical Bundles

Friday, September 9th, 2016


First Tactical is excited to announce that Product Bundles will now be featured on the website and available for up to 30% off. This promotion allows customers to receive three great products at a great price. Currently there are three bundles available with more to come in the future.


First Tactical’s Day At The Range Bundle is the ideal kit for a day of shooting. Featuring the Recoil Range Bag, Large Pistol Sleeve, and Tactix Eyewear Pouch you’ll have everything you need to safely transport your firearms and eye protection. All products purchased separately would run $135, the Day At The Range Bundle is available for $105.99.


The Everyday Carry Bundle is perfect for general daily use. Included in this bundle is the Summit Side Satchel, Diamondback Knife Tanto, and Small Duty Light. Perfect for your CCW and EDC needs the Everyday Carry Bundle is available for $140.99. Purchased separately these products would cost $195.


Finally the Breacher Bundle is perfect for members of specialized units who need reliable gear they can count on. The Specialist Three Day Backpack and the customer’s choice of a 36, 42, or 50 inch Rifle Sleeve allows users to carry their rifle safely and securely with First Tactical’s patented Hook and Hang Thru System™. The Diamondback Knife Spear completes this bundle, which is available for $190.99. Normal price for these products is $275.

Last Week of First Tactical’s Well Dressed Officer Contest

Friday, July 29th, 2016

First Tactical’s “Well Dressed Officer Contest” is entering it’s final week. Hosted by Police Magazine, the contest asks current Law Enforcement Officers to enter for a chance to win over $2,000 dollars in prizes including First Tactical gear and a Praetorian Series Rifle from VLTOR Weapons Systems.

First Tactical’s prizes include the Tactix 1-Day Plus Backpack, Tactix Series Tactical Pants, 8” Side Zip Duty Boots, and other best selling products. Many items included in this contest have been Member Tested and Approved from the National Tactical Officer’s Association’s product testers.

VLTOR’s Praetorian Rifle boasts innovative features such as the Polylithic upper receiver and KeyMod mounting system, designed to provide years of reliable service. As with all VLTOR products this rifle will come with a lifetime warranty.

The contest ends 7/31/16 at 11:59 p.m. For full contest rules or to enter visit here.

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

Thursday, 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

Fit For Duty: First Tactical’s Glove Collection

Friday, July 8th, 2016

First Tactical’s gloves are fit by science, offering protection and durability without sacrificing mobility. First Tactical designs their gloves according to your bone structure and body height, resulting in an unparalleled fit. Made for duty, expect control and comfort with full range of motion to carry out even fine motor tasks.

All of First Tactical Gloves are designed with TouchTac Finger Construction for unmatched sensitivity and a touchscreen friendly wear. Featuring a durable goatskin palm all gloves can be machine washed while perforated fourchettes provide breathability.

First Tactical offers four different types of gloves: The Lightweight Patrol Glove, the Medium Duty Glove, the Medium Duty Padded Glove, and the Hard Knuckle Glove. Each glove comes in men’s and women’s sizes except the Hard Knuckle Glove which is only available in men’s sizes at this time.

First Tactical will be on hand for this year’s NTOA Conference and will have an incredible deal for attendees. All of First Tactical’s gloves will be available for just $10. First Tactical will donate $5 of every purchase to the NTOA and will supply a conference patch to every buyer. Stop by Booth 701!