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Vertx Is Giving Away A Custom Armalite Tactical Rifle At The 2015 NRA Anual Exhibit

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Vertx is giving away a custom Armalite M15TAC18 at the upcoming 2015 NRA Annual Exhibit. The full release can be read below:


Vertx® to Give Away Custom Armalite® Tactical Rifle at 2015 NRA Annual Exhibit
Enter to Win at Vertx Booth 261 or Pre-Register Online at

CINCINNATI – March 11, 2015 – A never-before-seen Armalite® M-15 Tactical Rifle will be on display in the Vertx® booth at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibit April 10-12 in Nashville. Featuring Vertx-branded engravings and a custom cerakote in Olive Drab, this firearm is not only one-of-a-kind – it’s up for grabs.

“We’re proud to give away this special Armalite rifle as part of our NRA show sweepstakes,” said Darrell Morrow, vice president of Vertx. “Its sleek design configuration has purpose built into every detail.”

The M15TAC18 rifle is one of Armalite’s finest with a premium 18” stainless steel barrel at the heart of the design. Weighing seven pounds and chambered in 5.56×45 mm, it features a slim, octagonal handguard that sports a full length MIL-STD 1913 12 O’Clock rail for sights and accessories. Unique faded engravings of the Vertx logo are located on the lower receiver and handguard.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Vertx,” said Tommy Thacker, president of Armalite. “The synergies our teams have created are unstoppable and the final product is amazing.”

NRA show attendees can enter for a chance to win this custom tactical rifle at the Vertx Booth 261 at the Music City Center. Anyone can pre-register for the promotion online by visiting

Solid Color Vertx Smocks On Sale

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

I was wearing my Vertx Smock the other day during a visit to Academi and someone asked me who made it. When I said it was a Vertx smock, he was was surprised and didn’t realize how nice it was. Now, I find out they are on sale. I highly recommend this jacket. Even though it has been out for several years, the design remains excellent and is unlike any other smock on the market.

vertx smock

Both fit and features are excellent.

-Fleece lined, button-down hood includes 4 draw cord adjustments for fit; hood rolls up or detaches when not in use
-Large capacity mag compatible chest pockets with concealed vertical zipper closure include bonus inside pockets
-Loop Velcro on sleeve for unit patch
-Mesh-lined dual-pull pit zips ventilate while preventing entry of debris
-Constructed of lightweight Cordura treated Nanosphere
-Gusseted, articulated elbows deliver maximum range of motion for shooting on-the-move
-Fleece-lined hand warmer pockets are bellowed to allow for more storage

While the smock in this video is in MultiCam, the features remain the same for the Earth and Black models currently on sale.

Vertx Reveals Second Generation Line of EDC Bags and Packs at SHOT Show 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Vertx will unveil its second generation line of EDC bags, packs, and Tactigami accessories at the upcoming SHOT Show 2015.

“Our new lineup of bags and packs will expand carry options and storage capabilities immensely,” said Darrell Morrow, vice president of Vertx. “From our new Tablet Carrier to the EDC Principal Briefcase, we designed each new model from the same Vertx bag DNA our customers know and trust.”

The upcoming line includes:

EDC Ready Pack - Front

EDC Ready Pack – A versatile daily use backpack. Colors: Black, Smoke Grey

EDC Transit Sling - Front

EDC Transit Sling – A miniature sling bag for low-profile, compact missions. Colors: Black, Smoke Grey

EDC Essential Bag - Front

EDC Essential Bag – A small go bag built for carrying only the essentials. Colors: Black, Smoke Grey

EDC Principal Brief Case - Front

EDC Principal Brief Case – A 3-in-1 professional briefcase which can be transformed into a backpack or sling bag. Colors: Black, Smoke Grey

Gamut Plus Insert

Gamut Plus Insert – An interior insert accessory for the Vertx EDC Gamut Plus for organizational needs, including communications and photography equipment. Colors: Tan

B-Range Bag

B-Range Bag – A compact range bag for easy storage. Colors: Black, Smoke Grey

Tablet Cover

Tactigami Tablet Carrier Cover – Compatible with most tablets and e-readers to help protect from damage. Features loop Velcro backing. Colors: Black

Cell Phone GPS

Tactigami Cell/GPS Pouch – Offers storage for cell phone or GPS systems. Colors: Black

Large Organizational Pouch

Tactigami Large Organizational Pouch – Large pouch for general gear organization. Colors: Black

Mini Organizational Pouch

Tactigami Mini Organizational Pouch – Small pouch for general gear organization. Colors: Black.

Vertx will be present at booth #126, where they will not only be featuring their new products but also performing live product demonstrations with the Vertx Pro Staff team.

Vertx Signs Professional Firearms Instructor, Expert Competitive Shooter And Veteran Of Operation Desert Storm, Gary Quesenberry

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Gary Quesenberry

Cincinnati, OH 16-JULY-2014 - Vertx® Apparel is pleased and honored to announce professional firearms instructor, expert competitive shooter and Operation Desert Storm veteran, Gary Quesenberry, to the Vertx Pro Staff team.

“Having Gary join our Pro Staff is truly an honor for Vertx®. His training knowledge and excitement is refreshing and we were equally as excited to welcome Gary to the Vertx® family,” Ginger Rohlfs, Director of Marketing commented. “We’ve worked with Gary for a while and knew he would be an integral piece of our Pro Staff puzzle as we build a team of experts in their respective fields.”

With over 20+ years of Law Enforcement and Military experience under his belt, Quesenberry has made a name for himself as a respected top firearms instructor and competitor in the shooting industry. While having served in the US Army during Operation Desert Storm and heading as the lead firearms instructor for an elite counter terrorism organization within the Department of Homeland Security, Quesenberry has went on to train and lead both domestic and international instructional firearms tactics to Law Enforcement agencies.

In 2011, Quesenberry chose to participate in seasons 3 of History Channel’s hit reality show, Top Shot. During his time spent on Season3, Quesenberry performed exponentially well, finishing 3rd overall out of 18 top competitors. Most recently in 2013, Quesenberry was picked to compete on Top Shot: Season 5, this time competing with reoccurring All Stars of the show. Quesenberry made it all the way to the elimination round of the season finale.

“I’m incredibly excited to be a member of the Vertx® team,” said Quesenberry. “As a competitive shooter and professional firearms instructor, I look for any possible advantage on the range. Vertx gear is designed with that innovative, competitive spirit in mind. There’s simply nothing better out there.”

Chosen in 2012 as one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People for his spectacular shooting skills and for his current role as firearms instructor for the Department of Homeland Security, Quesenberry is also President and CEO of Q-Series LLC and Director of Training for GrayStone Defense Group.

Warrior Expo – Vertx EDC Line In Alternative Colors

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Vertx has built a few versions of their new EDC pack line in some rather no traditional colors. If there is enough interest to put these in production, they will take the low profile designs to the next level of blending in to crowds as they make their way though the urban sprawl. There are several concepts floating around including what you see here.


Vertx Signs Former Army SGT. And UFC Welterwight Fighter, Neil Magny, To Pro Staff Team

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Cincinnati, OH 17 JUNE-2014 - Vertx® Apparel is proud to announce the newest UFC Welterweight fighter, former competitor of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, and former Army Sgt., Neil Magny, to the Vertx Pro Staff team.

Ginger Rohlfs, Director of Marketing for Vertx® noted, “Neil is an all-around competitor both in and out of the ring. As a former Army Sergeant, Neil’s background and experience align perfectly with the Vertx® brand. We are excited to have Neil as a member of our Pro Staff and look forward to celebrating his successes.”

With a high school wrestling background, Magny decided to join the US Army immediately after graduation in 2006. While serving two tours as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Magny learned kickboxing and jiu jitsu from the California Guardsmen and his passion for fighting took hold. Upon returning home to the States in 2010, Neil joined the Illinois Combatives Team, Illinois National Guard and decided to pursue a career in professional MMA.

Two years later and after six consecutive wins defeating MMA competitors, Magny tried out for Season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, landing himself a spot on Shane Carwin’s team. After the show ended, Magny was rewarded a UFC contract in 2013. Since his debut in the UFC, he has become well known for his relentless work ethic, reach advantage and his Army combative skills.

“Being able to partner with a tactical brand is something I would have never imagined. I was happy that a company like Vertx® is even around to provide such quality products. Before Vertx®, I was never able to find gear that I was truly 100% satisfied to fit my lifestyle….with its functionality, now I can,” said Magny. “To be selected as a brand ambassador for the company is amazing and a true honor. The product is great for former military, like myself, and an everyday Joe who appreciates tactical gear.”

On top of fighting professionally, Mangy is working on receiving his Masters Degree, volunteering time to teach children jiu jitsu and supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Be sure to check out Neil Magny take on Rodrigo Goiana de Lima on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43 in Auckland, New Zealand.

VertX/Fighter Design Phantom OPS Powered By Airflow – Solid Colors Now Available

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014


A couple months back, we wrote about the Fighter Design/VertX Phantom OPS pant which features Fighter Design’s Active Airflow System. Originally, the pants were featured in limited quantities of Desert Tan and OD Green with MultiCam mesh. Now, both Solid Desert Tan and Solid OD Green are being offered.

Made from mini rip-stop pattern weave fabric, the Phantom OPS pant is built with Fighter Design’s Active Airflow System mesh insert which enables the movement of air for cooling purposes. Pockets are featured on the back and hip, and concealed zipper pockets on both sides offer discreet carry options. Triple-bellowed insert cargo pockets expand for additional capacity and have integrated mesh inserts for air flow. The knees are double-reinforced for extra protection against wear and tear.

Vertx Signs Sponsored Competitive Tactical Precision Rifle Shooter, Co-Host Of Trigger Time TV And Seasoned Tactical Writer, Melissa Gilliland, To Pro Staff Team

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Cincinnati, OH 03 JUNE-2014 - Vertx® Apparel announces the addition of female Competitive Tactical Precision Rifle Shooter, Co-Host of Trigger Time TV and tactical writer, Melissa Gilliland, to the Vertx Pro Staff team.

Ginger Rohlfs, Director of Marketing for Vertx® added, “We cannot say enough great things about Melissa. Her knowledge, professionalism and tactical proficiency are valuable to not only Melissa as she brands herself but also to Vertx® as we seek to add the best to our Pro Staff. She is able to give us the female perspective which is critical to us as we move forward in the tactical apparel market.”

Well known for competing in Tactical Precision Rifle Shooting competitions, Gilliland tried her hand at competitive shooting in 2012 with husband 1SG, former ranger and record-holding Army Sniper, Jim Gilliland at the PTS Team match in Cookeville, Tennessee. In the past two years, The Second Amendment advocate, mother of four children and U.S. Military supporter has made quite the name for herself, having acquired over 245,000 Facebook likes by top shooting industry professionals. Never one to slow down, Gilliland also works closely in the firearms industry, working as a contributing writer for Personal and Family Defense Centers on America,, SureShots Magazine, and most recently

“Vertx has the most comfortable tactical clothes on the market. I have worn other brands in the past at my competitions and Vertx has the best female fit,” said Gilliland. They are designed for the female body so the fit is perfect and comfortable.”

Although well known for her competitive rifle shooting capabilities, Gilliland’s other achievements include co-hosting Seasons 3 and 4 of Trigger Time TV and co-owning Shadow 6 Consulting with her husband Jim. Gilliland is also a proud supporter of, where she has modeled professionally in Tactical Girls calendars for over 3 years to help support and sponsor snipers across the Country.

Gilliland plans expanding her match schedule to include national tactical rifle competitions through the US throughout 2014, and although admitting to being one of the few women competitors who regularly competes at competitive rifle competitions, she is never one to shy away from fear.

Vertx Signs UFC Lightweight Fighter And The Ultimate Fighter Live Contender Daron Cruickshank To Vertx Pro Staff Team

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Cincinnati, OH 6 June 2014 - Vertx® Apparel is proud to introduce the newest member of the Vertx Pro Staff team, UFC Lightweight fighter and contender on The Ultimate Fighter Live, Daron Cruickshank.

“Daron is a natural fit for Vertx®. Not only is he a strong competitor in the ring, he is an avid shooter with many hours spent at the range. We are looking forward to supporting Daron as he grows professionally in his MMA career and in competition shooting.” Ginger Rohlfs, Director of Marketing for Vertx® stated.

Making his MMA debut in 2008, the Michigan native, Cruickshank, defeated Tom Grisham via KO at XCC 11: Duel in Downriver 2, proving he was a top contender in the MMA arena. Following the KO against Grisham, Cruickshank continued his KO streak against Ricky Steffner, which led him to an opportunity on The Ultimate Fighter Live. The black belt, who goes by The Detroit Superstar in the Octagon, is well known for his quick strikes and excellent wrestling and kickboxing abilities against competitors.

“I wear Vertx® because of their fit,” Cruickshank commented, “I’m able to move around freely to hit my target, whether it’s while shooting or landing a solid side kick. Not to mention, they look good.”

Although having acquired numerous KOs since his debut a few years ago, Cruickshank also has a passion for the shooting industry. Cruickshank, a firearms enthusiast, has recently begun shooting competitively in 3 Gun competitions which involve rifles, shotguns and pistols. He competed in the Michigan Multi Gun Competition, where he came in 13 out of 83 shooters. In his spare time when not fighting, training, running his own gym – Michigan Top Team- and shooting, he likes to hunt zombies.

Cruickshank’s next bout is scheduled for July 26th vs. Jorge Masvidal which will be aired on Fox 12.

TacJobs – Vertx Subject Matter Experts

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Vertx is hiring Subject Matter Experts on a contract basis for the Summer to travel with their commercial reps. Here are the details of the position.

Summer SME Contractors (June-August 2014)

- Work in conjunction with commercial business development reps to drive Vertx-specific brand awareness and set up new accounts

- Work within established and measured budgets and parameters to meet territory or account-specific ROI

- Act as tactical subject matter expert (SME) specific to Vertx brand for the commercial business development representatives within assigned territory and account base

- Prospect for new and incremental commercial retail partners appropriate for Vertx brand

- Keep commercial retail partners informed of current company promotions, train customer staff, and monitor inventory

- Former military, LE, shooting sports experience desired

- Must be able to travel three to four days a week

If interested send resume to