TYR Tactical

Win Rip Shears

That’s right. The folks at Rip Shears want to give away set of Rip Shears (black ripper on shears) and a Firefly Ripper (ripper only) with an instructional DVD, brochure and stickers to three lucky SSD readers. In order to enter just tell us (in the comments sections below) how you’d use Rip Shears, at work, play, or wherever. Let your imagination run wild! Bullets are fine for those who are slow typists. The important thing is to enter…and to tell your friends.

We will randomly pick three winners on Monday, 4 April, 2011 at 1200 GMT. Offer void where prohibited. Must be 18 to enter.



79 Responses to “Win Rip Shears”

  1. Pat McCrae says:

    I would use it to help teach. I teach tactical medicine and I’ve personally never owned a pair of rip shears but if I really like them I’ll recommend them to all me students.

  2. Oscar Lam says:

    I’d keep it in my car strapped to my first responder’s bag.

  3. As a veterinarian, I would use rip shears to remove a dog’s collar in an emergency to allow rapid intubation in a field setting. Ripshears combines two different tools (a shearing tool and a set of EMR shears) into one convenient and efficient piece of equipment.

  4. nick says:

    On call outs and daily on the rig… I lost my last pair. Lovem though!

  5. 8Ball says:

    i would use rip share as an firefighter in austria
    i would like to test it

  6. Tim says:

    I work as an industrial mechanic at a coal fired power plant. I would use the rip shears for gasket cutting, safety line cutting and in the event a coal belt pile up happens the ripper cutter would be used to rip the belt.

  7. Tiff Whitaker says:

    I’d donate them to our local Fire Department, to keep on the Ambulance. Smaller Community, they would have to treat victims quickly.

  8. Todd says:

    I have taken a beginner tactical medical class and I would like to have a pair in my EDC bag to go with my ETA Kit.

  9. JSturr says:

    Bug out bag …

  10. MedicTrunkMonkey says:

    I work as a intercept paramedic. Covering a lot of highways, I often end up using shears during my shift, enough so that I go through a pair a month due to loss of cutting power. I’d like to try out this design and see if it meets my needs for a reliable, long lasting cutting solution.

  11. Dave says:

    Work and in my BOB bag

  12. Jerrod Finlay says:

    I am an EMT,on a SAR team, and I teach SAR. I would use them to help save lives and also teach my students. I saw the video on them and would really like a pair.

  13. Christian says:

    As a flight instructor and commercial pilot I would place these in my knee board to cut down approach plates with the scissors and have the seat belt cutter ready in an instant should we have to put down off field. Then when its time to kit up, they would go on my LBE.

  14. MedicTrunkMonkey says:

    Also, they would come in handy when my girl wears those front-clasp bras. Who designed these anyways? They’re like Indiana Jones meets Ocean’s 11 or some shit.
    I think the Firefly would be perfect for this application where strict light discipline must be kept and the ability to find them would be key to operational success.

  15. Jensen says:

    Would add these to our response bags in our ER and ambulances. Have already lobbied to leadership to buy a pair for everyone in the department that work on the rigs.

  16. Robby says:

    I’d keep one on my flak during convoy operations. Now I don’t have to carry a seat belt cutter separately.

  17. David says:

    Have my EMT-B cert and would love to try them out to see how well they work. They definitely look sweet!

  18. Dave says:

    They will go in my car trauma kit to be used as needed. I would also add a set to my hospital gear for use in the trauma bay.

  19. Shane says:

    I work in an office and would use these shears to open those annoying plastic clamshell packaging that everything seems to come in these days. And I doubt a USPS or Amazon box could stand up to the Ripper. Perfect for a Costco outing if you ask me.

  20. Preston Bentley says:

    Be prepared.

  21. Hoover says:

    I would use it in my ambulance duty in Hong Kong.

  22. Travis says:

    I would keep them handy to cut the bra stap off of my wife. I have fiddling with the clasp!

  23. Donnie says:

    Saw your product at SOMA. Totally loved it. I would use it on deployments and have a set handy when I’m out hiking and rock climbing.

  24. JJ says:

    We were checking these out the other day. Besides running these on the rigs, they’d be great on callouts and for SAR. I’d like to try them on some neoprene and take them for a dive.

  25. AFSarge says:

    I would use them in a myriad of ways:

    To separate those 5 copies of citations at the top, who wants that unsightly perforation along the top? I’m sure the judge doesn’t! Paper cuts would be a thing of the past.

    To cut those pesky Russian Rapelling ropes off of my shift Sergeant’s stripes, when he’s not looking of course, (the tactical black color will assist in the success of my covert operation during roll call)

    At supermarket openings. Who want’s those huge fake scissors? They don’t cut for crap and you can get to the other end of the ribbon much quicker than the mayor. Think of the political points one would gain!

    Buttons? Pishaw! Zippers? Please! Straps? Pffffftt! Urgent recreational non tactical clothing removal would be a cinch!

    The wife will be amazed when you do a front drop and roll into a crouched position next to the box of Christmas wrapping paper and begin to cut paper and wrap presents like a crazed ninja Elf!

    Opening an MRE without piercing one’s hand with your bayonet will bring tears to your platoon Sergeant’s eye. Plus, the cut edge will be perfectly parallel, centered, and grounded.

    Not only will you be able to cut the umbilical cord on the side of the road, in the dark, upside down, in the backseat of a Honda Civic CVCC. You can fine finish off the end, and serrate it to look like a baby Graboid.

    Two final words:

    Julienne Potatoes

  26. Nino Gomes says:

    I would use them to cut my unemployment check off out of the envelope!

  27. Chad says:

    They’d go right on my SOTech Sliver medical pack in my rig.

  28. 47FE says:

    I carry a set a shears with me daily, and Rip Shears is going to be a force multiplier for me to be able to cut through seat belts, CGU-1B’s, a hung jumper, and still be able to utilize my shears for emergency medical situations.

    My wife also just became a PA, and I just showed her the Rip Shears video and she is extremely excited to put one on each of the shears she has. I also shared the video with some DA medics, and there are a lot of people around me excited about Rip Shears.

    I guess I’ll hold off on my order to see if i can win one of these, if not I’ll have 4 of these on order ASAP!

  29. Adam says:

    They’d be in my emergency gear in my patrol car. Replace the issue pair that I have right now.

  30. Fede says:

    To rip off the straps of thigh holsters, deltoid protectors and IOTV cummerbunds, allowing easy access to wounds.

    Also, I may try it for a sex encounter, expeditive at less 😛

  31. Pete says:

    To open letters……….or bags of jerky!

  32. Dennebarsh says:

    I Work as a field rabbi and with these rip-shears i would be able to, not only do a field circumcision but also cut through all the spandex and nyco these soldiers are wearing these days.

    For R&R they should also do the perfect job in cutting of the prosthesis straps of the middle aged midget amputee prostitutes I enjoy.

  33. Edwin says:

    Easy decision for me, they’d go straight to my Corpsman. My HM1 deserves the best gear possible, which isn’t always provided to him. Plus were getting a little sick of watching him dip into his wallet to get the things that make him faster at his craft.

  34. Axel says:

    I’d take it on my next tour, its coming in 6 months.

  35. Mark says:

    well there are obvious applications in the tactical environment, of which im sure these shears would be awesome, however i think there are also other applications. how aboot when your are keen for some cheeky time, and removing clothing is just to slow, or how boot using it a spot during a choking session.

  36. ryan says:

    As a respiratory physiologist these shears will have many uses including the ripping of clothes when patients come in for triage.

  37. Adam says:

    I would use them to plug the leaking Fukashima reactor.

  38. ParaDocs says:

    I’m deployed to Afghanistan. I’d keep this on my body armor and use it on the leather jackets and fishing vests the locals are so keen to wear. It would work well on the lads bodyarmour and multicams if needed, though I hope it never comes to that.

    I’ve been looking at the Benchmade med hook knives but I think this attached to a pair of shears is the best of both worlds.

  39. MarKM says:

    I work in an auto parts store and currently use a pair of Maratac shears daily. I cut rubber hose up to 3/4″, open boxes to inspect the product, and cut banding and shrink wrap from heavier packaging.

    The most fun is when a customer asks if I have a pocketknife (always) and I offer the shears. Half the time I get a squirrelly look and they ask, “How do I tighten a screw with these, smart guy?”

    I then get them the wrong screwdriver from the tool box ….

  40. Paul Weaver says:

    I would use Rip Shears to make all the Medics in my Battalion terminally jealous that I have such an awesome piece of gear and they don’t.

    Then, after I retire at the end of the year, I’d use it for it’s intended purposes when I renew my EMT certification.

  41. Nick Rose says:

    Being a working EMT-IV so close to the Dragon poses an issue with motorcyclists and injuries they sustain. Its no big deal to go through a few pairs of T-shears a year with all the racing leathers we have to take off of people. Not to mention that being nearly skin tight on most riders means possibly snipping them from time to time while cutting them off. Im on the fence of wether to allot the funds to supply my entire department with them in our upcoming budget meeting. Also, working in very rural areas it would be handy to have the firefly to be able to find the damn things on an accident scene as well. Props to the creators, great idea.

  42. jason says:

    Well, consideeing that I’m a first responder full time AND as a volunteer, I’d be addong them to my everyday carry.

  43. Tim says:

    To help save my fellow Marines lives while on patrol in Afghanistan.

  44. Pat says:

    I am in afghanistan and I hope to never use them. but I want them there if I do need them

  45. Josh says:

    They’d go in my EDC “blow out” kit.

  46. Matt says:

    I was a Airborne Infantryman in the 82nd who made the switch over the Air Force Reserve where I am currently an aircraft mechanic. After losing a really close friend of mine I have been inspired to go through the process of becoming a Pararescue Jumper. I would have the Rip Shears as part of my kit, seems like a simple yet completely logical and badass idea.

  47. Armando says:

    I would carry them on my drop leg medic kit that i carry with during patrols. Having a set of shears with built in cutters like that would save me the time i would had from switching from the patient’s seatbelt cutter and my shears. It would allow me to expose thier wounds quicker and give the care they need

  48. Debo says:

    Awesome. I would use these to disrobe every night before bed. Just like the rip-away pants for basketball….just a little more permanent.

  49. Humza says:

    I had planned on getting a zt-jb2 rescue tool but this seems like a better idea for putting on my bfg trauma now pouch (which holds my blowout kit) since they removed the shears pocket.

  50. Robert Ingle says:

    They will be in my “Take-Along Bag” that goes everywhere with me and can be used to help change the bandages etc…on my mother whom my wife and I take care of and any other needs that arise.