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WT Tactical Gear Upgrade Sale

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Wild Things Tactical, which holds something like 30 contracts with the military supplying inclement weather gear like the Marine Corps Happy Suits to extreme cold weather kit for PJs in Alaska (and is approved for the Military Free Fall School), is conducting a ‘Gear Upgrade Sale’ through 31 May.

All WT Tactical and Wild Things gear (military, LE and commercial) is 15% and 25% off, respectively. This price is adjusted on their site, you don’t need a coupon code.

We’ve covered WT Tactical many times before, if you want to do some reading.

WT Tactical to Supply KASOTC

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

WT Tactical by Wild Things, LLC has signed an agreement to provide technical outerwear to the instructors of the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC), outside of Amman Jordan. KASOTC is a training center for Special Forces and Counter-Terrorism personnel. Over the past 12 months more than 6,000 trainees from 25 countries have received instruction and training at KASOTC. The facility is amazing. Situated in a 1,235-acre quarry, the facility features numerous small arms ranges in addition to an 8-story structure for climbing, rappelling, and distance shooting. There is also a full-scale A-300 Airbus fuselage for aircraft training as well as a close-quarters battle (CQB) house with a three-story armored facility and adjoining five-story tower.

In addition to outfitting the instructors and leadership of KASOTC, WT Tactical products will be available in the KASOTC pro shop. WT Tactical is also a prime sponsor in the 4th Annual KASOTC warrior competition being held from 2 May 2012 – 6 May 2012.

www.wttactical.com

WT Tactical Introducing Gore Fabrics

Friday, April 20th, 2012

WT Tactical announced that they have entered into a Trademark License Agreement with W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. and will begin offering product featuring Gore protective fabric technologies to the US Military community later in 2012.

“I am very pleased to be working with the military team at Gore” said Ed Schmults, CEO of Wild Things and WT Tactical. “We are already designing with some outstanding new textiles that will enhance our product offering in a number of categories.”

“We have some immediate customer demand from the SOCOM community for our designs utilizing Gore protective fabrics”, says Brian Foley, Product Development Manager for WT Tactical. “We are cranking out prototypes for testing and refinement and expect to be getting product into the field very shortly.”

www.wildthingsgear.com

Wild Things Tactical at JBLM

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Wild Things Tactical, recently approved for use a the Army’s Free Fall School for Free Fall and ATIC students, was on hand at the Darley Defense Day at Ft Lewis last week. A number of SOF personnel from 1ST SFG(A) and 2/75 Ranger Battalion, in addition to aviation crewmen, PJs, CCTs and TACPs stopped by to check it out; interestingly, one NCO related to Brian Montgomery (Wild Things Tactical point of contact there) that not only had he been involved in the first T&E iteration a few years back, he “still had the jacket and still loved it”. More than one from AFSOC member mentioned they’d been issued the kit and were well satisfied.

It’s a good sign when guys stop and tell war stories about your gear. For more information contact brian.montgomery (at) wildthingsgear.com. On the web a http://www.wildthingsgear.com/wt-tactical, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WTTactical.

12 Days of Tactical Christmas – Day #2

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Day #1 went pretty well and here’s day #2. Today, two lucky readers will receive High Loft Jackets from WT Tactical.

Designed to be worn over body armor, the High Loft Jacket provides ultimate warmth, featuring 6 oz PrimaLoft® Sport synthetic insulation. The shell is made of 70 denier textured nylon, with 330d Cordura® reinforced abrasion resistant panels on the elbows. The two hand warmer pockets are lined with 2 oz quilted PrimaLoft®, keeping your hands safe from frostbite. Two interior mesh pockets provide storage and a place for wet goods to dry out. An adjustable shock cord hem blocks the wind, and adjuster clips are located in the hand warmer pockets to make cinching the wind out even easier. A fully adjustable helmet compatible hood with laminated brim keeps the head warm and protected. A separate collar keeps the neck nice and warm even when the hood is down. The wrist cuffs are adjustable with Velcro® wrist stays and half elastic, allowing the wearer to put a gloved hand in and out.

Don’t forget, today’s winners as well as every other winner, will receive a 2012 Tac Girls Calendar. (Just the calendar, not any of the girls)

To Enter
In the comment section of THIS post here on SSD tell us about the worst weather you’ve ever encountered. In a few hours we’ll close the comments section and randomly select a winner. Remember to use a valid email address so we can inform you in case you win. One entry per email address.

Details at soldiersystems.net/the-12-days-of-tactical-christmas.

Fischer New International Business Manager at WT TACTICAL

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Justin deployed to CENTCOM location

As you may have read already, WT Tactical®, a member of the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC), recently announced their licensing agreement with the Jordanian Armed Forces (RJAF). What you may not realize is that they’re actually working with His Majesty King Abdullah’s II own military firm, King Abdullah’s Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and they won’t be conducting business with Jordan alone. There will be a huge WT Tactical®International presence by the end of the year, or so says their International Business Manager, Justin Fischer.

Justin is the first person to hold that new billet (though in fairness he probably got it because we turned it down). Justin is a Navy combat veteran who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Costa Gravas and the Horn of Africa with several specialized units and (probably more importantly) an old drinking buddy of ours… though at times his hero worship is a little embarrassing. We asked him what he and WT Tactical® were doing in Jordan and what he could tell of us of their long-term plans.

“We’re leveraging the expertise of our SOF end-user paired with WT Tactical’s® years of technical clothing expertise to the International market,” he said. “We’ll start with innovative clothing to match the unique needs of the region, but that won’t be the extent of it. We’re going to be designing and producing high end boots and apparel SOF users worldwide.

The expertise of US Special Operations personnel is a given. What many people are unaware of is the excellent reputation Jordanian SOF units have earned—or that King Abdullah II himself was the commander of the Jordanian Special Forces before assuming the throne. The King is, in fact, a graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and a qualified Cobra helo pilot. One of the greatest training tools the RJAF possesses, the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, was built at his behest. KASOTC, 25 square kilometers of urban areas, live fire ranges and other training facilities located in the hills outside of Amman, has been described as the most advanced and complete counter-terrorism operations center in the world. It makes for an excellent proving ground. Units come there from all over the world to train.

Justin in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Picture courtesy of Schmults Tactically Tacticool Fully Amateur Photography. Ed Schmults is the CEO of WT Tactica®l and holds the honorary rank of Major in the Curaguayan Coast Guard.

You can look for WT Tactical® to be doing business in Russia, Poland, Germany, Australia, UK, Middle East and numerous African and South American countries. This does not mean WT Tactical® gear will cease to be Berry Compliant. WT Tactical® will continue to manufacture kit for US military and LE personnel here in the United States for large unit sales. The kit manufactured overseas will simply be offered as a lower priced alternative—fabrics and materials will remain the same (as will the quality of construction, Justin assures us). The manufacturing will simply take place in Jordan.

Whether WT Tactical® will produce anything in our size remains to be seen—though if he doesn’t want us showing off the pictures we took at the Qasr Al Sarab the night after SOFEX 2010 he’ll damn sure put some work into it. If you have questions about WT Tactical® or if you’re restricted to quarters and bored you can reach him at (401) 841-9453 (ext 157) or via e-mail at Justin@wttactical.com.