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The Gatorz x Ronin Collection

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Gatorz Eyewear is excited to announce the Gatorz x Ronin Collection. The Gatorz x Ronin Collection is a collaboration between Gatorz Eyewear and former U.S. Army Green Beret Tu Lam of Ronin Tactics. This collection is made to the exceedingly high standards that all Gatorz Eyewear has come to represent to the Special Operations community, including meeting American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z87+ rating and offering some features of MILSPEC Ballistic protection standards.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

Tu Lam. a former U.S. Army Green Beret and founder of Ronin Tactics, fled communist Vietnam in 1979. The Lam Family escaped on an overloaded boat and eventually reached the safety of the United States as refugees.

Tu was raised by his Step-Father, an Army Special Forces veteran, and drew inspiration to eventually serve as a member of the Army Special Operations Community. For over 23 years, Tu traveled across 27 different countries and a number of war zones as a career special operator.  During that time, he fought alongside and within the most elite units of the United States Military.

As the Founder and CEO of Ronin Tactics, Inc., Tu now develops innovative tactical equipment and teaches a range of Close Quarters Battle instruction for our military, Law Enforcement, and responsible armed citizens. Tu co-hosted three seasons of the History Channel’s “Knife or Death” and was developed into a playable character “Ronin” on the popular video game “Call of Duty.” Gatorz Eyewear is honored to be working with him.

Sam Havelock, The Chief Brand Officer of Gatorz eyewear and himself a former Navy SEAL, had this to say,

“We thought the collaboration with Tu Lam, whose background includes having to flee persecution from war-torn Vietnam especially fitting given the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. Gatorz Corporation is extremely committed to the Special Operations Community and closely identifies with the Mission of the Army Special Forces Community to Free The Oppressed (De Oppresso Liber).”

The Ronin Edition collaboration with Tu Lam is an example of our willingness to partner with diverse members of our Gatorz Tribe who live a Mission-Driven life. Tu Lam’s personal history of service with the Special Operations Community coupled with his family’s legacy of relationships across Army Special Forces perfectly embodies our joint belief in the power of relationships and humans to overcome all obstacles during their Life’s Most Important Missions.”

Gatorz x Ronin Specs

• Inferno (Photochromic) lenses
• Most Popular Magnum Frame Style
• Black or Red Cerakote frame
• ANSI Z87+/MILSPEC Ballistic (Mil-prf- 32432-a)

What comes in the package?

• Field Accessory Kit Nylon Case
• Lens Cleaner
• Eyewear strap
• Gasket Set Kit
• Repair kit
• A Hand-Signed Print

For additional information on GATORZ or the Gatorz x Ronin Collection, please visit www.gatorz.com, facebook.com/GatorzEyewear, or follow @gatorzeyewear on Instagram and YouTube.

For additional information on Tu Lam or Ronin Tactics, please visit www.ronintactics.com, connect via @ronintctaics on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Tu Lam’s YouTube Channel.

AUSA 21 – Team Wendy

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Team Wendy is working with ESS/Oakley to introduce a laser protective version of their visor. Available soon.

Revision Awarded Contract to Supply Prescription Carriers to U.S. Troops

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Essex Junction, Vermont (September 30, 2021) – Revision Military has been awarded a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply Universal Prescription Lens Carriers (UPLC) over the next five years.  The contract, issued by DLA Troop Support, has an estimated value of up to $37.5 million, began on September 17, 2021 and is for one three-year base period and two one-year option periods. Revision has been the incumbent supplier of the UPLC to DLA since 2013, when the U.S. Army moved to a single prescription carrier solution for all Rx-capable eyewear on the Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).  The customizable UPLC allows for an individual prescription to be filled into the carrier by an optometrist, and the carrier fits securely behind the standard lens of their ballistic eyewear.  


Above: Revision Prescription Carrier Solution – Universal Prescription Lens Carrier (UPLC) – provides an easy solution for vision correction in ballistic military eyewear platforms on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).  Revision was selected for a follow-on 5-year contract to deliver UPLC to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

“Over the past 8 years, Revision has delivered thousands of UPLCs to DLA which have been issued widely across the U.S. military branches,” said Revision CEO Amy Coyne. “Revision recognizes the unique challenges for an end-user that requires vision correction and provides a universal vision correction solution that can be used across multiple styles and brands of protective eyewear without compromising end user protection.”


Above: Revision UPLC easily integrates into StingerHawk® Spectacles by clipping into the nosepiece.  The UPLC securely offers vision correction while meeting all military ballistic standards.  


Above: Revision UPLC is designed to offer vision correction in most of Revision spectacles and goggle systems, as well as most eyewear solutions on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).  

Revision’s Prescription Rx Carrier accommodates single vision prescriptions up to +/-11 and fits into the Revision Sawfly® and StingerHawk® Spectacles, and Desert Locust®, SnowHawk®, and Bullet Ant® Goggles. Its secure press-fit design ensures that it is properly positioned every time and its rugged and ergonomically designed frame provides wide field-of-view and durability. Revision’s Prescription Rx Carrier meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and MIL-PRF-32432A ballistic impact requirements and is on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).

Revision Military Partners with Airboss Defense Group to Provide LazrBloc Visors for Low Burden Mask

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Revision Military has been partnered with Airboss Defense Group (ADG) to manufacture the clear inserts and multiple outsert tints for the ADG Low Burden Mask (LBM) for the past several years.


ADG LBM with Revision LazrBloc FT-AB and GI-AB laser protective visors on display at Revision’s DSEi booth.

In response to global events, Revision adapted several of their proprietary LazrBloc® formulations to LBM outserts – allowing users to quickly don laser protection while wearing their LBM. LazrBloc visors encompass a suite of unique laser protective lenses, specially developed for precise laser eye defense against a variety of light energy wavelengths, including harmful and invisible near-infrared energy.

The LBM laser visors are available in two sizes – Medium/Large and Large/Extra Large, and in two LazrBloc Formulations – FT-AB and GI-AB.

Product will be available soon – contact [email protected] to inquire.

DSEi 21 – Revision Military’s Swedish Contract Wolfspider Goggle System

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Revision Military recently announced a protective eyewear contract from the Swedish Armed Forces. They had one of the Wolfspider Goggle Systems on hand.

An interesting feature is that the Swedish Three Crown emblem is places on the kit.

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DSEi 21 – Bloc Eyewear

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Bloc Eyewear is a UK company. They have introduced a tactical line which includes various models of glasses and goggles. The frames are made from TR90 rather than nylon and they use a 2.5 mil lens, rather than 2.1 which is prevalent in industry. This lens has deleted a 1.1 gram projectile at 270 meters per sending. Additionally, the lenses meet ANSI and EU standards.

According to Bloc, their new goggle incorporates the world’s first ballistic, polarized lens. It is treated for anti-fog and meets ansi as well as EU safety ratings. Each Google comes with a clear, yellow and polarized smoke lens. Frames and steps are available in White, Black, Green and Tan.

Another concept they are working on is an NVG bracket compatible goggle for vehicle operators and law enforcement which allow the goggles to be attached to the helmet and moved up out of the way quickly.

Bloc Eyewear’s tactical is available in the UK from Brigantes.

Revision Awarded Contract by Swedish Armed Forces to Deliver Eye Protection Systems

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Essex Junction, Vermont (September 10, 2021) – Revision Military has been awarded a contract with the Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) of Sweden for Military Protective Eyewear Systems (MPES) for a total validity period of seven (7) years.  The contract was signed in June 2020 and initial product deliveries started to arrive in Sweden in August 2021. The MPES includes rigorous specifications and customization requirements to suit the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces – including ballistic eyewear, low profile goggles, full coverage goggles, universal prescription carrier and ballistic laser protective lenses to protect against a variety of laser hazards. Revision partnered with CRD Protection, a privately held Swedish company specializing in protective products, to pursue and secure a contract award with the FMV and assist with contract execution.

“Our team is thrilled to be partnered with the Swedish Armed Forces for their MPES contract”, said Revision CEO, Amy Coyne.  “We believe that the FMV has taken a forward-thinking, holistic approach to eye protection, choosing a suite of products and accessories to cover the wide variety of threats their soldiers may face, including advanced laser protection which has proven to be an increasing threat around the globe. We are honored that the FMV chose Revision.”  

Each product was customized to meet FMV requirements, including the national emblem of Sweden, the Three Crowns on the brow of each eyewear frame. The FMV chose three eyewear platforms for the contract along with the following accessories:

• Sawfly®R3 Eyewear System: the next generation of the battle-proven, legacy Sawfly eyewear, featuring upgraded temple arms to improve fit, comfort and retentions, and a revised brow design for improved helmet integration.

• Bullet Ant® Goggle System:  a dual lens goggle system offering high-impact protection in a slim profile design.

• Wolfspider® Goggle System: streamlines size, weight and design for comfort and equipment compatibility without compromising on full coverage ballistic protection.

• Prescription (Rx) Carrier:  universal Rx Carrier compatible with SawflyR3, Bullet Ant and Wolfspider, offering a singular solution for correction vision.

• LazrBloc® ballistic and laser protective lenses allow for easy integration of protection against laser hazards into eyewear systems.

Oakley Standard Issue Invites Qualified Users to Join the Exclusive OSI Community

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

FOOTHIL RANCH, CA. – August 2, 2021 – Oakley® Standard Issue™  invites members of the U.S. Military, Government, Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Professionals to join OSI. Oakley SI takes great pride in offering the industry’s most innovative, premium products at an exclusive price for U.S. Military, First Responders and Government personnel. Membership into Oakley Standard Issue is free and entitles its members access to exclusive Oakley products and direct pricing. 

“We’ve been supporting our men and women in uniform for over 25 years,” said Erick Poston, Senior Director of Oakley SI. “Our core objective is to maintain the highest standard in optics, impact and performance in every product that lands in the hands of our consumers. We accomplish that task with rigorous testing, fine-tuned process and plenty of end-user input. We invite all our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families to learn more about what we do at oakleysi.com.”

For Over 25 years, Oakley® Standard Issue™ has been supplying this nation’s heroes with the very best in protective eyewear. An obsession with research and development continues to produce combat-ready equipment for those whose lives depend on their gear—and Oakley SI is honored to have earned their respect. To get a better feel for what Oakley SI is all about, fans are encouraged to watch the Oakley SI Origin video

To register for Oakley SI, users will need to verify their credentials through ID.me. This is a quick and easy process that will secure a spot within the OSI community.

To learn more about Oakley Standard Issue, visit OakleySI.com. Details about products, promotions and future offers can also be found on the Oakley SI Instagram, Facebook and YouTube pages.