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US Cav Files Chapter 11

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Long before the Tactical Bubble, US Cavalry dominated the military outfitting business. As a kid in the early 80s I remember my father bringing home the Cav Store catalog from the orderly room and looking in awe at all of the cool stuff for sale. Over the years it grew and grew into an empire, at one point featuring storefronts outside of several military posts in addition to the strong catalog business. US Cav has changed hands since Randy Acton was at the helm and it always seemed to me that as the war went on, they became less effective at running the business. Maybe it was because it was too retail oriented at first and then didn’t go all in once the military wholesale market boomed. At any rate, as we understand it, US Cavalry Store, Inc, and its parent, Cavalry Security Group, LLC, have filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions in the Western District of Kentucky. It’s too bad because that retail market where Soldiers will be purchasing much of their own kit is coming back, and fast.

Turns out, Cavalry Security Group, LLC loss is ERMC’s gain as we understand that they have made an offer to purchase the company (out of Chapter 11) and keep it intact. Soldiers will still have their Cav Store catalog and website but it sounds like the vendors who supplied them might be just a little nervous.

Introducing Sand Storm

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Sand Storm Boots is the brainchild of Dan Ellis and Military Product Solutions (MPS). You may not know Dan, but you probably know his boots.

Known to many as “boot maker to the good guys” Dan is responsible for a wide variety of the very boots many of us have in our closets. After a stint as a Product Engineer at Adidas and the Director of Product Development at Reebok, Dan put together a line of specialty boots for an Army SOF unit with the Italian mountaineering boot company Aku (pronounced ah-koo). Soon after, BlackHawk came out with their first line of boots, all designed and engineered by Dan and his team. I was one of the original testers of the BlackHawk boots back in my USAF days.

Most of you are familiar with the OTB boot brand, founded by Dan Ellis. The brand came about from a suite of water specific boots developed for the Navy SEALs.

The Sand Storm brand was put together with the premise of making a high quality yet good value product. As you know, most Military and Law Enforcement folks don’t have a ton of cash to spend on boots. And that’s what inspired San Storm, to develop a line of products that are both high in quality and price competitive.

Sand Storm has partnered with US Cavalry for its initial launch where you can find competitive prices on the Sand Storm boot range.

3 boots make up the launch, the Light Fighter – an extreme lightweight yet durable boot, The HooDoo – a great all around military boot with phenomenal breathability, and the Stinger Composite Toe, a lighter than expected ASTM certified composite safety toe boot.

All of the boots in the Sand Storm line are fast rope ready, including the Light Fighter.

Additionally, all sole units are double cemented as well as stitched to the upper meaning your soles will not delaminate even in the warmest and harshest environments.

Check them out. sandstormtac.com

Great Price on Massif Integrated Tactical Jacket in Tan

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

US Cav introduced the Massif Integrated Tactical Jacket to the market almost a year ago. It is a great jacket and now it’s available through a limited offer at an even better price. It is a non-FR piece designed to be worn with armor and is manufactured from two different water repellant softshell materials that are proprietary to Massif.

The ITJ is offered in OD, Black and Tan. Currently, US Cav is offering the ITJ for $78.88 in Tan only sizes Large, X Large and XX Large. This is a limited offer so act now.


Labor Day Sales

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

This will be a single article post for ALL Labor Day Sales and will be updated as additional info is received so check back.

-MGI is having a Labor Day Special https://www.mgi-military.com/store/
On their Online Store starting tomorrow – Friday Sept 2 through Monday September 5 for 10% on all orders.

US CAV – 10% off from Sept 4 – 10. Get the code by signing up for their email newsletter or wait til Monday to get the public code that’s good for 1 day only. Note: Newsletter subscribers always get better codes that last longer.

Tactical Distributors – Check out the “Summer Clearance” category for savings up to 50%.

Gun Holsters Unlimited – 10% off all ammo in the store all weekend long!!! Simply register with the site and use the code CHEAPAMMO at checkout.

Tactical Assault Gear – This Labor Day, TAG wants to offer their loyal customers a secret coupon code to save 30% on all TAG/Shellback branded products. Use code “FBFAN” during the checkout process for your 30% savings. This sale is not being advertised on the TAG website, and is just for their loyal TAG fans and customers. This is our way of showing their appreciation for your unwavering service to our country and dedication to the TAG brand.

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools – Check out specials available through September 6th, 2011. Save 50% on selected knives. Order now as quantities are limited.

OTB Tactical Athletic Boot

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Coming in under the radar is this new model from New Balance’s OTB Boots. The Tactical Athletic Boot (TAB) is built to AR 670-1 standards but designed for use as a trainer for events such as ruck marches, combatives training, obstacle courses, etc.

The TAB is available in Tan, with or without side zip and steel toe. They can be pre-ordered from AFMO or www.uscav.com.

Massif Integrated Tactical Jacket

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Available exclusively from US Cav, Massif’s new Integrated Tactical Jacket is unlike anything produced by Massif in the past. In fact, there are design features here that remain unseen anywhere else.

The biggest change is that this is Massif’s first non-FR piece and this is reflected in the price. The cost has also been mitigated a bit by making it a GSA compliant garment. The jacket is very lightweight and very stretchy and I really like it.

The Integrated Tactical Jacket is designed to be worn with armor and is manufactured from two different water repellant softshell materials that are proprietary to Massif. I have a sample jacket and it is very well designed. The fit is very good and can be worn with layers. In fact, it is designed to be worn over a combat shirt for those times when you need additional coverage. Additionally, it features some interesting chest pockets. First off, they are truly chest pockets, mounted way up high so that you can access them through the arm holes on your armor vest. Like I said, you access them through the arm holes of your armor so think of the pocket openings like the ones you have on a normal jacket down at your waist. Now move them up six inches.

There are several other features as well. The inset shoulder bicep pockets contain angled cell phone sleeves so your Jesus phone will just slide smoothly in and out even with a Magpul cover. The sleeve pockets also feature velcro panels for identification. The cuffs are adjustable using grippy die cut tabs and the mandarin collar keeps your armor from chaffing your neck. No pit zips on this one but they aren’t needed due to the fabric choice as well as the mesh lining in all pockets that help with airflow.

Available in Black, Olive Drab and Tan in sizes S-2XL. Made in USA. For more info from Massif visit www.massif.com/integrated-tactical-jacket. To order visit www.uscav.com.

We Love the Shemaughlava

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

And it looks like US Cav does as well. They produced this excellent video featuring 782 Gear’s Erik Rockel discuss the attributes and wear of the FR Shemaughlava.

Massif’s Combat Shirt in MultiCam

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Massif is offering their popular Army Combat Shirt in the newly adopted Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (MultiCam). This is the issue FR garment which includes the padded elbows with Super Fabric. Available in sizes XS – XXL in MultiCam with Tan torso.

Available from USCAV.