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January 16, 2014
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Lindsey J. Bertomen Police Products
with Lindsey J. Bertomen

SHOT Show 2014: New gear from 5.11 Tactical

The company debuts stretchy tactical pants in urban color scheme Storm Gray, new running shoes

Greetings again from SHOT Show 2014! Today’s catch phrase is Storm Gray. This is the new color that 5.11 Tactical has released, and it is most appropriate for the urban officer.

Think about it: Black, camouflage, and several other color schemes really don’t work in some environments.

5.11 Tactical is celebrating the tenth year of their first catalog launch. From the beginning, the original 5.11 Tactical Pant was comfy, and I had a pair for special details. My new favorite is the Taclite Pro Pant, which is a lightweight, breathable pant of similar design.

The new fabrics have come a long way. They are stretchy, which allows for great maneuverability.

5.11 Tactical also released the Pursuit Series of footwear. They have a broad toe box, nylon shank, and a neutral toe drop for a real running shoe feel. They look more like casual shoes than tactical wear. Isn’t that the idea?

About the author

Lindsey Bertomen is a retired police officer and retired military small arms trainer. He teaches criminal justice at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. He has a BS in Criminal Justice and an MS in Online Teaching and Learning. Lindsey has taught shooting techniques for over a decade. His articles on firearms tactics have appeared in print for over a decade. Lindsey enjoys competing in shooting sports, running, and cycling events.

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