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Updated on May 2, 2012
Psyched for next week? You should be. If you have a pulse and are interested in gear of the tactical variety, we’re sure you’re excited for the expansive awesomeness that is SHOT Show 2012. We’ll be in attendance and we will absolutely feel like kids in a candy store.
While there are undoubtedly scores and scores of cool kit there, we’ve previewed a couple of new products that will be featured on the Sands showroom floor. Most of the listed items will be more extensively covered in following posts, but we thought you earned a little sneak peek. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates.
[Let us at that tactical goodness! We’ll be as excited as this kid… but for gear of course. Not taffy. Scratch that. We want taffy too.]
Blackhawk will be debuting its new women’s line at the show. Tailored to the needs of female operators, the apparel includes antimicrobial and compression technologies to provide exceptional training options for the gym or that next training session. Stylish and functional, Blackhawk will be producing these pants and tops in wrinkle-resistant and moisture-wicking fabrics.
Hyde Definition will be featuring its Snowdrift camouflage. Specifically made for snow-covered terrain, it uses a three-color variant of the PenCott family of patterns. It has a naturalistic omni-directional, multi-scalar fractal geometry pattern and a unique 3-in-1 pattern design for superior blending and disruption performance. It’s now in production and will be available in early 2012.
Smith & Wesson will be unveiling its first try at consumer apparel. Embracing the idea of the rugged American heritage, the men and women’s lines will provide a functional and stylish way to conceal carry. Jackets will have internal pockets that could carry a firearm or an iPhone. The pants have wider belt loops specifically positioned for a holster. They will be teaming with Wild Things to bring style, function and innovation to conceal carry clothing.
[All Terrain Tiger pattern by Tiger Strip Products from the Tru-Spec line.]
Tru-Spec will debut a full line of products in the new All Terrain Tiger (ATT) pattern from Tiger Stripe Products. Products will include TRU Jacket, TRU Trouser, Ranger Cap, Boonie Hat, Combat Shirt, Extreme Tru Jacket, Extreme Tru Trouser and Extreme Combat Shirt.
Original S.W.A.T. will be launching its new product line: Chase Series of Tactical Footwear! The line features the latest technology with an outsole that is more slip-resistant, durable and comfortable. Every boot in the Chase Series incorporates PORON cushioning pads for all day comfort and a quieter, more stealth outsole.
Rockport Works will be showcasing its First Advantage tactical boots. The boots are engineered with adiPRENE, which is a performance technology that helps absorb shock and provide more energy rebound. Featuring a composite toe, the boots are available in an eight-inch and six-inch version. These will be purchasable by early 2012.
[Pictured is the Hybrid Hiker.]
Wellco will be featuring three boots—the Hot Weather Combat Hiker, the Hybrid Hiker and Hot Weather Gen II Jungle Boot.
Gear / Weaponry
Benchmade’s new Adamas features D2 blade steel and is available as a folder or fixed blade.
Luminox will be showcasing a number of its popular tactical timepieces. Among them will be models: A.3001.BO, A.8821.KM, A.3041 and A.3042.
Condor Tool and Knife‘s new products will include the Dynasty Dadao Sword and the Garuda Knife. The Dynasty Dadao Sword is made of 1075 high carbon steel with a natural blade finish hardwood handle. Measuring 21¼ inches long, the blade easily fits in its leather sheath. A bit smaller, the Garuda has a five-inch long carbon steel blade topped with an epoxy black powder coating. It comes with a ballistic nylon sheath.
What’s the word on the street? What tactical gear delights are you most looking forward to at SHOT Show 2012?