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O P Tactical Releases Head Wear Line

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Just functional, affordable, US Made, head wear for the professional user.

OPT’s first steps into OEM items are simple designs, meant to meet simple needs, at a price that the end user can afford. Their fleece is an improvement on an existing, but licensed, Milspec Monkey design, made so the individual Soldier can wear a nametape on their hat. The range hat meets a need for MultiCam Tropic range hats, a camo pattern that OPT has a strong following of.

Looking forward OPT will be releasing more colors of the range hat, and more designs in the realm of apparel.

“We started basic, and will build from there” Jon, OPT.

OPT Enhanced Watch Cap

•100% synthetic, microfleece, no-pill POLARTEC 100
•Front Pile Tape is 3.75″ x 2.5″ with tapered corners
•Rear Pile Tape is 1.5″ x 4.75″
•Edges sewn with a lock stitch to prevent snags when brushing by the loop area
•One Size Design
•Made in U.S.A.
•Berry Amendment Compliant

OPT Range Hat

•Genuine Crye Precision 50/50 Ripstop Fabric
•Front Pile Tape is 3″ x 2″
•Rear Pile Tape is 3″ x 2″
•Top Pile Tape is 1″ x 1″
•One Size Design
•Bungee retention is internally adjustable
•Berry Amendment Compliant

All materials and workmanship are 100% made in the USA. Patches not included.

O P Tactical – Altama Jungle PX Boots

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The other day when we mentioned the reproduction, 1st pattern Jungle Boots, several readers were disappointed that their sizes weren’t available. As many of you agree with me that the green USGI Jungle Boot was the greatest issue footwear ever, I thought I’d share these babies, offered by O P Tactical. Granted, they have the padded collar, added in the early 80s, but this is still a great boot. One thing I really like about them is they’ve Replaced the old anti-punji stake metal plate with a LENZI non-metallic L-Protection anti-penetration board which uses pre-treated ceramic and high tenacity fibers.

Yep, that’s a genuine Panama Tread Direct Molded Sole. That’s becuase these are made on original Ro-Search machinery. Ro-Search was a business unit of Wellco Boots and Original Footwear owns both Altama and Wellco.

O P Tactical Now Carrying New Agilite Helmet Covers

Friday, September 15th, 2017

O P Tactical, who recently opened a brick and mortar store in Raleigh, NC as well as their longstanding online store are now carrying Agilite’s latest Ops Core helmet covers and other new Agilite gear.

Designed and manufactured in Holon, Israel, the FAST helmet covers, including the new Raptor are sized individually for Ops Core Polymer and Ops Core Ballistic versions and include many unique features. See sizing details here.

OP Tactical Offering Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

One of the biggest complaints I see in comments on posts about footwear is that they are too narrow. Jon at O P Tactical had mentioned to me his success with the Altra brand of shoe. I checked them out at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and then bought a pair of Lone Peak 3.5 trail runners from REI.

Generally, if I’m on my feet all day walking, I wear a compression brace on my left knee. Wearing these, I didn’t need it.

I had to laugh at myself. They certainly offer a distinct aesthetic. I looked down and mentioned to my wife that they were shaped like the foot. Sure enough, right on the toe, it says “Foot Shape”.

At ORSM, I first encountered the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh. The first thing that struck me was the Sand color.

Also, they are a Zero Drop shoe, which will be new for many.

Other features include the Gaiter Trap slots but I find them kind of superfluous, considering the shoe is mesh, so stuff is going to get in the toe box even if you’re wearing a gaiter.

As for the width of the toe box. This image compares them to Salomons.

O P Tactical also has them in Black.

I’ve already ordered a pair in Sand. Get yours at

OP Tactical Has Altama Maritime Assault Boots – Low, In Stock

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

It seems like we've all been waiting with bated breath for Altama's new line of Maritime Assault Boots to hit the market, but they finally made it.

With Uppers made from 1000D Cordura, they are fin friendly and incorporate mesh drain holes. The sole system includes a removable Ultron PU insole, full-length one-piece ABS shank for stability and support when climbing a caving ladder, and sticky SEAL Rubber outsoles with a Panama tread pattern.

They are offered in MultiCam, Black and Coyote. These are full-size shoes (7-14) with no half-sizes, so it's best to size up.

So far, O P Tactical has the low top model in stock. Look around the web and you should be able to find the mid-top soon as well.

Velocity Systems – Crew Neck BOSS Rugby Shirt

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Velocity Systems Men’s Crewneck BOSS Rugby is a lightweight rugby influenced shirt that can be utilized as a hot weather range shirt, or a moisture managing base layer, worn under armor. Made from 83% Nylon and 17% Spandex, the Crewneck Rugby lacks the shoulder mounted Envelope Pockets from the standard version. All materials and workmanship are 100% made in the USA.

• Crewneck Collar
• Bar-tack stitching along stress points for strength and durability
• Highly Breathable
• Enhanced wicking chemistry
• Soil Release Treatment
• Dynamic Stretch and Recovery
• Odorexx™ Antimicrobial
• Non-chafing Heat Seal Tagless Label
• 100% Made in the USA

Offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Tan, Wolf Grey, Red and MultiCam. sizes Small-3XLarge.

The Crewneck BOSS Rugby is available from and other retailers.

O P Tactical Inc. (OPT) Establishes Brick and Mortar Store in Raleigh, NC

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

As of May 8th, 2017 OPT has moved into a brick and mortar store and has established walk in sales hours (M-F 9:00 am – 3:00 pm). The new location is 2533-103 Atlantic Avenue, in Raleigh, NC. For people that know the area, that is the corner of Six Forks Road and Atlantic Avenue, between the DMV office and Phy’deaux. Store front signage is pending.

“This move has been long overdue and facilitates the direction that OPT has been headed in for the last few years. We sell very high end products to Armed Professionals, and want to present those items in as professional of an atmosphere as possible to both the end user, and casual browser.” Stated the owner, MSG Jon Sercan (USA, RET), when commenting on the move. Jon retired from the Army in 2016 and now works in the store; prior he had run it in absentia since 2004.

The new location is developing from an ecommerce model into a full blown retail outlet. Other plans are in the mix as well, but nothing is being announced at this time. Jon simply stated “OPT will build inventory, test gear, and improve our fighting position daily.”

OPT has carved a niche for itself within the gear industry, representing high end brands such as Mayflower- Velocity, Crye Precision, Spiritus Systems, Salomon, Arc’Teryx, Hesco, Blue Force Gear, HSGI, PIG, Magpul, Hodge Defense, Aimpoint, Tactical Tailor, and hundreds more. Many brands they represent are also (or were) start-ups within the industry that needed a better platform for sales and marketing, so OPT approached them and helped them build their business over the years. OPT also has a number of original designs and collaborations with industry partners, including a proprietary MBAV armor carrier, an enhanced Berry compliant poncho liner made by Wild Things, and the OPT version of the Mayflower-Velocity LWPC.

About O P Tactical Inc.: OPT has one mission, provide the best gear and customer service. OPT is a 100% disabled Veteran owned small business. Established in 2003, OPT has grown to a 6200 square foot, brick and mortar store, with a large ecommerce following. OPT’s current sales staff has over 45 combined years of Army Special Forces (including CIF/CRE), Army Infantry, Private Security Contractor (OIF), and Law Enforcement experience. OPT’s ecommerce and government sales representatives have made sales with numerous military units; local to federal level agencies; allied nation agencies, and armed forces. For more information see

OPT accepts GPC Card and Government Contracts
CAGE: 5MU18 / DUNS: 361562593

O P Tactical 12% Off Sale

Saturday, May 27th, 2017


In honor of Memorial Day O P Tactical is running a 12% off sale. Use coupon code MDAY12 at checkout. Some exclusions apply, sale runs through 29 May.