TYR Tactical – Southern Pines Grand Opening

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Entrance

TYR Tactical celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in Southern Pines just outside of Fort Bragg, NC. We were there for several hours throughout midday and it was very well attended. TYR Tactical used the opportunity to raise $1300 for the Unit Scholarship Fund with a raffle for various TYR products including a combat smock from the new Huron line.

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Showroom Bins

The facility’s layout has ample room for growth with offices, a large showroom area, custom shop and large production floor with shipping area. The Custom Shop will specialize in TYRORIZING, allowing you to take one of the five available platforms (PICO-DA, PICO-MV, PICO-MVS, COMA001, Ultra Low Vis Plate Carrier for the Velocity ULV Plate) and customize it by adding any of their existing pouches. “Customization” refers to hard sewing pre-existing TYR Tactical pouches/MOLLE to one of the 5 above platforms. TYRORIZE \’tir-o-rise\ [adv] Meaning to modify or enhance an operator’s existing nylon or armored equipment.

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Shop Floor

This video from TYR Tactical gives you a great overview of their new shop.

TYR Tactical joins a growing tactical industry in Moore County, NC which includes Quantico Tactical, Spartan Blades, Warsport Industries and XGO among others.


10 Responses to “TYR Tactical – Southern Pines Grand Opening”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Retired and moved. Damn, just missed them.

  2. Bob says:

    The sad thing is that USASOC has a very clear policy letter banning the use of any non-issued body armor or helmet. This includes issued items, like an Ops-Core or AirFrame helmet for example, that has been approved for use by USASOC but has been privately purchased by the end user. While members of USASOC units are free to use any pouch they want, the body armor that those pouches are attached to is still restricted to what is issued by their respective OCIE, which for most units is the SFLC system by Eagle Industries. So before most of you decide to head down to Southern Pines to purchase and customize a new set of body armor, realize that this service is only authorized for a select few.

    • AD says:

      A Plate carrier is not body armor.

      • Bob says:

        A plate carrier is a type of body armor. Pretty sure any intelligent person would not argue against that fact. Bottom line, if you plan to wear it as a piece of Personal Protective Equipment for any event requiring the use of PPE, whether for combat or training, it must be issued by that individual’s OCIE.

  3. Kord says:

    Now that is how a sewing factory should be set up.

  4. AD says:

    A plate carrier is not body armor.

  5. Ted says:

    Who is the artist of the painting on the wall when comig from the shop back into the front entrance in the video? Awesome work! I especially like the canine.

  6. Tomas says:

    Great Gear but Vary expense !! I prefer AWS Inc in Fayetteville.

  7. Attack7 says:

    Pretty badass!

    AD is right, most folks in uniform get this wrong, plate carriers (nylon) are not the armor. PPE = Soft armor varies across DoD, and the plates are usually from one of the three manufacturers who make the DoD specific E/X-SAPIs.
    Who cares what carrier you wear, the carrier provides no protection. It’s nothing more than a bag holding the protection on your torso!

    • Bob says:

      Actually, USASOC does care what “plate carrier” you wear. The entire system, which includes plates, Kevlar, and the shell must be issued to the service member. It cannot be privately purchased even it it is the same exact model as the one that is issued. The problem is privately purchased plate carriers, armor or whatever word play you want to use are not subjected to the inspection process that an item that is issued via the supply system is subjected to.

      Weak stitching, inability to withstand extended periods in high heat environments, poor material quality or defective “plate carriers” have been cited as reasons for injuries or death in training or combat situations. As a result, USASOC issued a blanket ban on privately purchased helmets, plate carriers, SAPI plates, Kevlar inserts etc. The memo even goes as far as to say that a Commander may hold a service member liable for his injuries if the service member is found to be wearing unauthorized PPE (not-issued). In other words the service member may end up footing the medical bill or subjected to punitive punishment.