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A-TACS Sighting #3

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

This one comes to us from TAG. It is a Rampage armor carrier all decked out in A-TACS camo.

TAG Rampage in A-TACS camo

TAG Columbus Day Sale

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Tactical Assault Gear is holding a 50%-sale from now until Midnight Pacific Coast Time on Tuesday 13 October, 2009. Everything is on sale and the discounted price is calculated in the shopping cart.


Eagle Awarded SPC Contract

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The Marine Corps has awarded ATK’s Eagle Industries business unit a $20 million contract for further deliveries of the Scalable Plate Carrier. Reports of the order do not specify the number of SPCs but they are to be delivered by January 2010. This order combined with the recent sub-contract for deliveries of the IOTV to the Army make the still unresolved Army Releasable Plate Carrier award even more interesting. Already competitors KDH and Eagle had their hands full with the smaller IOTV order and now Eagle has a further order for the Marine SPC. According to early announcements, the Releasable Plate Carrier was supposed to have begun fielding this month. This leaves both Tactical Assault Gear and MSA/Paraclete with ample production capacity. In particular MSA/Paraclete may be feeling the crunch as they did not receive a piece of either of the IOTV contracts.

TAG Father’s Day Sale

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

TAG is running a unique “two for one sale” from now until June 23rd in honor of Father’s Day. A new spin on the 50% off sale, for each item you purchase, TAG will double the quantity at checkout. The process is automatic so the sizes and colors will remain the same. For example, you can’t order one Mountain Ruck Pack in Coyote and receive a free one in Ranger Green.

Visit www.theoperatorschoice.com to take advantage of this great offer.

SHOT Show Day 2

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

EOTAC came out strong at SHOT and had a couple of new products to share including the upcoming Mechanics Shirt.
-Short,straight cut shirt
-Traditional side vent
-False front lower buttons w/velcro to access guns
-Comes with patches that can be sewn on the shirt to replicate a traditional mechanic shirt for undercover work or wear without
-Coming Summer 09 in Grey, Black, Navy

EOTAC Garage Shirt

EOTAC Garage Shirt

EOTAC Garage Shirt - lower button detail

Coolest Give Away at SHOT
TAG is handing out Foliage Green swag bags made from 330d Cordura.

TAG SHOT Show Giveaway

As we reported earlier, Mayflower sprinkled some goodness around SHOT. This mannequin was found in the POF booth, number 23060.

Mayflower at POF booth

Ops-Core showed variants of the Future Assault Shell Technology (FAST) bump and ballistic shelled helmets developed to support a recent military solicitation. The FAST helmets use a special variant of the Accessory Rail Connector (ARC) that follows the contour of the ear cut. Additionally, these helmets were dipped in Multicam and include VAS shrouds and Ops-Core’s proprietary Head-Loc chin-strap. Look for a full T&E Soon.

Ops-Core FAST Bump Helmet

OTTE Gear debuted two new products; the DK Jacket and DK Heavy Jacket. The jackets feature long pit zips (20″) and the sleeves can be secured up out of the way for conversion to a short sleeve for environmental reasons; whether high temps or the need be less encumbered. Both will be available Spring in Multicam and Desert Digital.

OTTE DK Jacket

TAG Introduces Large Mountain Ruck at SHOT

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

TAG Mountain Ruck
Large Mountain Ruck (Includes Straps, Kidney Pad and Frame)

TAGs® Large Mountain Ruck is a reimagined version of the original mountain ruck. Designed to fit the ALICE frame it is crafted from 500d Cordura and lined with pack cloth. This combination allows the ruck to be lightweight and yet retain durability. The shoulder straps and kidney pad are contoured to improve fit. The three external general purpose pockets were designed to accommodate an issue H harness and lowering lines making this pack jumpable. The outside of the ruck features PALS webbing. To support hydration systems, the interior has two 100oz. bladder pouches ports for the drinking tube holes along the sides for on-the-move drinking. The lid of the ruck has an antenna port for radios with center mounted antennas and the radio pocket has been lowered slightly and enlarged to fit man pack radios. The TAG® Mountain Ruck is Berry compliant and features a lifetime warranty.

Be sure to check out TAG’s entire new line up in Booth number 9484 at SHOT Show.

Picture from TAG.

Havoc Armor Carrier from TAG®

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009


When it comes to armor the folks at Tactical Assault Gear have been busy beavers. In addition to the Rampage and Enhanced MTV Carrier, their new Havoc armor carrier is intended for operators who prefer to use chest rigs or assault vests over their armor carriers. It is designed to carry the SPEAR/BALCS cut soft armor and has plate pockets for front and back trauma plates in addition to built in 6”x6” side plate pockets. The Havoc is made of 500 Denier Cordura Nylon to reduce the overall weight and is lined with mesh. Finally, it will accept ballistic groin protectors. Like all TAG® products it is Berry Compliant, and enjoys a 100% lifetime warranty.

TAG Havoc TAG Havoc - Rear

The Havoc is available through TAG.

Pictures from TAG®.

TAG® Enhanced MTV Releasable Armor Carrier

Monday, December 29th, 2008


Tactical Assault Gear has announced a new carrier to fit Marines Corps MTV cut level IIIA soft armor, ESAPI ballistic plate system, neck, groin, and back down armor as an alternative to the issue system. The Marine Corps MTV issue armor system has been a sore subject since its inception and further procurements by the Marines were halted by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Conway who said “I’m not quite sure how we got to where we are, but what I do know is it is not a winner.” The issues are varied, but one of the main concerns is not the actual armor, but the carrier itself. Marines find it cumbersome, heavy, and difficult to don and doff without assistance. General Conway also said, “It is heavier. It gives a little more protection — that is one of the net positives with it. We still need a lighter vest that gives us the same amount of protection”.

TAG® Enhanced MTV Releasable Armor Carrier - Front TAG® Enhanced MTV Releasable Armor Carrier - Rear TAG® Enhanced MTV Releasable Armor Carrier - Side

Armed with this information TAG® designed a new carrier system for the issued armor the Marine Corps and some Navy units are using. The carrier uses TAG’s® split-front opening, meaning you can leave one cummerbund attached at all times allowing the user to enter the carrier from the side and close it. The release system on TAG’s® Enhanced MTV carrier is the same patent pending design used on all of TAG’s® releasable armor carriers.

The Enhanced MTV carrier consists of single center pull pillow and cables that release both the shoulders & cummerbund at the same time. The pull pillow is designed to be pulled in any direction and work and the handle cannot be accidentally pulled because it is not a loop like the current one and can be pulled while sitting down as well. Additionally, the cummerbund includes removable pouches on the inside that accommodate the issued MTV soft armor inserts and side plates and locks in place and does not require stays to keep it from shifting while worn.

The most significant improvement is in the size adjustment options. The current MT’s sizing is a bit off so a Marine who should be wearing a medium is forced to wear a large for it to fit properly. The Enhanced MTV has slots in the side that fit the side plates. When the carrier is made smaller by the wearer the side plates will go into the vest. This allows for the armor in the vest to overlap on the sides increasing side protection.

The shoulders and upper torso section of the carrier are made with non slip rubberized nylon. This will ensure a solid platform when assuming different types of shooting positions as well as keep slings and pack straps from falling or slipping off the user’s shoulders. In addition it also eliminates the need for shoulder stops that currently come with the issued MTV.

This carrier is only available through TAG directly. The price is very reasonable at $369.95 for the carrier. For those attending SHOT Show in Orlando, they can check out the Enhanced MTV carrier at TAG’s® booth (number 9484).