SHOT Show 2010

Where else can you get together with 58,000 of your closest friends and act like kids in a candy shop?

CQD Mark II Type E: The CQD Mark II Type E Manual Folder is identical to its original version of the Mark II and features the same high-strength, plunge-lock mechanism and carbide glass-breaker, yet by having the handle constructed out of a precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame, the Mark II becomes an affordable performance tool. The spear point AUS8A stainless steel blade in either plain or partially serrated edge type now has an improved edge geometry for greater performance and the plunge-lock mechanism has been re-engineered to enhance its strength and durability. The CQD Mark II Type E Manual Folder can be carried right or left-side, tip-down for $79.99 retail. There is also a Mark II Type E with aluminum handles that is available for $199.99.


Revision Eyewear

Wolf Spider: I have yet to find a set of goggles as comfortable as my Desert Locusts from Revision Eyewear, but these Wolf Spider goggles are pretty comfy. Focusing on streamlining size and weight to increase comfort as well as equipment compatability, Revision did a good job with the Wolf Spider. The goggles High impact system exceeds the military ballistic impact requirements for goggles and thanks to the dual-material frame technology they've built in the goggles boast a durable protection level mixed with high comfort. The design is more low profile than the Sawfly (and every other competitor goggle I could find) while incorporating Revision's OcuMax coating to protect against fogging and scratching on the interchangeable lenses.

Fan Goggle: Of course, fogging on any goggle occurs because our bodies sweat under stress or in high temperatures - even our eye lids, upper cheeks and nose. That sweating can cause fogging on the inside of even the best goggles if we get out of control. The only way to really prevent (110%) fogging is to circulate the air inside the goggles out and bring new air in. Revision has done that too with their Desert Locust Fan Goggle. Incorporating a small fan centered above the nose and a battery mounted on the strap, the Fan Goggle has three different power settings to extend life from the AA battery. Very cool.


BlackHawk Apparel

Shirt: BLACKHAWK! hass continuously grown its line of apparel after introducing the Warrior Wear line a few years back. Now incorporating everything from boots to underwear the company continues to provide high quality modern design apparel items that serve the law enforcement and military communities - both on and off duty. The BLACKHAWK! 1700 Shirt is the casual men's shirt designed for everyday wear, whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a weapon-carrying professional. The 1700 shirt's good looks and easy-care fabrics effortlessly go from the range to work, to an evening out. The lightweight, short-sleeved shirt is wrinkle-resistant, moisture wicking and, provides UV Protection 30+. It is designed with a left chest patch pocket for small items and a hidden side entry-zipper pocket for the secure storage of important items. The back yoke is pleated for ease-of-movement and the lower sides are slit for easy pant pocket access. Available in a small plaid flat weave in brown or gray or a medium plaid textured weave in blue or green in men's sizes small to 3XL for a retail price of $44.99.

Pants: BLACKHAWK!'S new Light Weight Tactical Shorts combine the features and benefits of the popular BLACKHAWK! light weight tactical pant with stylish cargo shorts for work or play. Made from durable 6.5 ounce polyester cotton blend, ripstop fabric and treated with Teflon DWR for water resistance, these shorts are durable and comfortable. Built for mobility, the hidden waistband expands while rubber grip-strips keep the shirt tucked. Featuring secure zippered pockets and gusseted thigh and leg pockets for expansion as needed, the Light Weight Tactical Shorts are available in Black, Olive Drab, Khaki and Navy. For men's even waist sizes 28 to 44" the retail price is $59.99, and for 46 to 54" the retail price is $69.99.

For the weapon-carrying professional the BLACKHAWK! TNT OPS Tactical Pant has all the performance features built in a professional and modern pant design. Made from BLACKHAWK!'s TNT material and treatment combination that produce a lightweight, highly abrasion and tear resistant fabric with water and stain resistant properties, the TNT OPS Tactical Pant is not only durable but extremely comfortable. An elasticized and padded waistband provides for increased comfort when wearing a fully-loaded duty or tactical belt, and the extra-wide, reinforced belt-loops accommodate BLACKHAWK!'s CQB Rigger Belt. Articulated knees allow for greater movement capability. The spacious cargo pockets all have external zipper pockets to keep contents secure. Available in men's even waist sizes in Clay or Navy for $79.99.

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