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SKD Tactical – Better Than Black Friday – Wednesday

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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SKD Tactical continues their Better Than Black Friday plate carrier sale, with 15% off all purchases of the First Spear STT, today only. And, for the first time ever, SKD is offering backorders in case they run out of stock so you’re ensured the discounted pricing.

www.skdtac.com/FirstSpear-STT-Plate-Carrier-SKD-Exclusive-p/fsr.550.htm

SKD Tactical – Better Than Black Friday – Tuesday

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tuesday

SKD Tactical continues their Better Than Black Friday plate carrier sale, with 15% off all purchases of the Mayflower APC, today only. And, for the first time ever, SKD is offering backorders in case they run out of stock so you’re ensured the discounted pricing.

www.skdtac.com/Mayflower-Assault-Plate-Carrier-APC-p/mfr.512.htm

SKD Tactical – Better Than Black Friday – Monday

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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SKD Tactical is kicking off their Better Than Black Friday plate carrier sale, with 15% off all purchases of the Paraclete SOHPC-SKD Spec, today only. And, for the first time ever, SKD is offering backorders in case they run out of stock so you’re ensured the discounted pricing.

www.skdtac.com/Paraclete-SOHPC-SKD-Spec-p/par.106.htm

SKD Tactical Is Offering Something Better Than Black Friday!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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SKD Tactical Veterans Day Sale

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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SKD Tactical is holding a sale in honor of Veterans Day. Starting at 0001 CST tomorrow, November 11th, take 10% off your entire order on all online orders. Sale lasts for 24 hours.

www.skdtac.com

Paraclete Special Operations Hard Plate Carrier – SKD Spec

Monday, September 29th, 2014

An SKD exclusive, the Paraclete SOHPC-SKD (Special Operations Hard Plate Carrier – SKD Spec) is an update to the venerable design, making it both lighter as well as more functional. For example, PALS field is entirely ¾” webbing for added weight savings. Additionally, the exterior of the SOHPC-SKD is made from 500D Cordura and the interior is lined with 420D Nylon.

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As with the original SOHPC, the tall cummerbund and front flap remain a distinguishing feature, allowing for donning and doffing without removing magazines mounted on the front. The cummerbund on the SOHP-SKD has now been updated to hold Side Plates up to 7″x8” in size.

SKD has also incorporated 1.5” loop Velcro strips to match up with their PIG (Patrol Incident Gear) AFC (Airflow and Comfort) Pontoons which users swear by as they claim it increases comfort and breathability. They’ve also padded the shoulder straps. Front and back Loop Velcro fields allow for ID and Morale patches up to 3” x 6” in size. The rear carrier also includes an integral drag handle.

This bit is important. The Paraclete SOHPC-SKD comes in 2 chassis sizes. The S/M/10×12 will fit both Small and Medium ESAPI and 10” x 12” commercial plates and soft armor backers, and secure the plate to the top of the carrier. The L/XL will fit Large and XL ESAPI plates or similar. Cummerbunds come in 4 different sizes: Small, Medium, Large and XL. (Note, the chassis size S/M/10×12 is labeled “M”, and the L/XL is labeled “L”). Make sure you work out the proper sizing based on your plates and girth.

The Paraclete SOHPC-SKD is available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam. As with all SKD-Spec Paraclete products, the SOHPC-SKD is proudly Made in the USA!

www.skdtac.com

FS Friday Focus – Partner Series – SKD Tactical

Friday, August 29th, 2014

FS OEM Partner Series - SKD

Occasionally in the FirstSpear Friday Focus we take a look at their OEM partners. This time, we’ll examine SKD Tactical and one of the pieces of kit FirstSpear builds for them: the STT Plate Carrier.

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This particular STT is quite special. It’s a one-of-a-kind version in Kryptek Highlander. One-of-a-kind, as in you can’t purchase it. However, you can win it, in a Facebook contest, but more on that later. Now, on to some really cool background.

What drove SKD to get into products manufacturing versus just being another retailer?
When we first got involved in the Tactical gear market in 1999, we recognized pretty early that there were a lot of things that could be done to improve existing product designs. While technology was advancing products in other industries at breakneck speed, tactical gear was still pretty much some modified derivative of LBE’s or RACK systems. Our first step into “making” gear was getting Eagle Industries to modify the Paul Howe Universal Chest Rig for us. After that initial success, we realized that we could differentiate ourselves in the market by modifying and improving other products we already carried. This led to the easy transition of designing our own gear from the ground up. When tactical gear innovation really started exploding during OIF/OEF, we were well positioned to be able to take part in the new wave of gear designs.

Why “made in America?”
Making our gear here is woven into our identity. We as a nation have lost the quality edge on a lot of different product segments to overseas manufacturing, but America is still the best in the world at designing and manufacturing tactical gear. This is an undisputed fact. With partners like FirstSpear, continuing to make quality gear in the US is what we intend on doing for as long as long as we remain in business.

How did the relationship between SKD and FirstSpear begin?
Our relationship with FirstSpear began ironically at Eagle Industries. We were already making our own products with Eagle when they were sold in 2009. Visiting their design shop and factory was a regular occurrence. When Eagle eventually closed their factories in St. Louis, we were pleasantly surprised that many of the key players we dealt with at Eagle had moved on to start up FirstSpear. Working with a manufacturer that already had decades of experience making the world’s finest gear was a no brainer. Even before we actually began carrying any FirstSpear labeled products, we had inked a deal for First Spear to take over production of the PIG Plate Carrier.

What drove the development of the STT?
We were always impressed by the innovative technologies of FirstSpear’s Tubes and 6/12, but the price considerations of the Strandhogg were not a good match for our market. It was during a visit at FirstSpear that we came across a simplified version of the Strandhogg that was done for a major LE agency–we immediately had a “eureka” moment. When we realized that we could make the STT with the ability to accept PIG Airflow and Comfort Pontoons, and price it in the void that was left empty by the disappearance of the Eagle Plate Carrier, we knew we had to execute.

Were there previous iterations of the STT or any major changes through development?
Coming from an already existing platform, the development process was pretty linear. We went from flash to bang in about 3 months, which was pretty fast for us. We did experience a bobble at the release however- we only had one cummerbund size available. FirstSpear was really good about working with us to get the other sizes online and manufactured within weeks.

Are there any other FS/SKD partnership projects on the horizon?
We don’t have anything to announce at this moment, but we are always trying to come up with sneaky collaborations with FirstSpear, who is our premiere manufacturing partner. The quality and consistency they’ve turned out over the course of making thousands of PIG Plate Carriers has been nothing short of brilliant. We try and utilize both our Facebook pages and newsletter for product announcements, so please like both the SKD and FirstSpear Facebook pages and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news.

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www.skdtac.com/FirstSpear-STT-Plate-Carrier-SKD-Exclusive

Facebook STT Plate Carrier Contest

At the beginning of the article, we mentioned that you can win the one-of-a-kind STT Plate Carrier in Kryptek Highlander, which comes with a FirstSpear M4 3-Mag “Ranger” Shingle. For full details and to enter, ‘like’ both the FirstSpear and SKD Tactical Facebook pages and share the contest post on the FirstSpear page. Good Luck!

www.facebook.com/1stSpear

www.facebook.com/skdtactical

SKD Tactical – Paraclete LVBC (Low Vis BALCS Carrier)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Developed by Paraclete exclusively for SKD Tactical, (yes, this is a NEW Paraclete carrier) the LVBC – Low Vis BALCS Carrier is a lightweight, affordable armor carrier designed to hold standard BALCS. Intended to bring you in at a low price, the LVBC offers standard features such as front and rear Velcro loop panels as well as a stretch fabric cummerbund system. It is also compatible with most ballistic plates that are up to 10″ x 12″ or Med ESAPI shape and size.

Available in Black, Coyote, MultiCam, and Ranger Green.

www.skdtac.com/Paraclete-LVBC-Low-Vis-BALCS-Carrier-SKD-Exclus-p/par.105

SKD Tactical Announces Cam Anderson As New ‘Marketing Jedi’

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Cam Anderson

SKD Tactical is proud to announce the recent addition of Cam Anderson to their team as Marketing Jedi. He has spent his professional career developing marketing programs and business operations within consumer products and technology industries for companies such as Microsoft and Xbox. But, Cam is happiest when shredding downhill mountain bike trails or being verbally abused by 12-year olds on Call of Duty.

When asked about the opportunity, Cam responded by saying, “I am incredibly proud to be part of the SKD team and excited to work with a group of people who constantly drink and wear no pants to meetings.” While at SKD, Cam’s professional responsibilities will include strategizing and executing all marketing activities related to the SKD brand as well as creating a file directory for the company’s official Porn hard drive. His non-professional responsibilities will include wearing his Zombie clown mask in public at inappropriate times (yes, he really owns a Zombie clown mask).

www.skdtac.com

SKD Tactical – 4th Of July Sale

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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SKD Tactical is holding a 4th of July sale. Save 10% site wide – discount automatically applied. Supply is limited so take advantage of the special pricing while you can. Sale ends 2359 CST on Sunday, July 6th.

www.skdtac.com