The Travis Haley Tactical Kit Grid – Look At Costa’s Too

What to bring to a Travis Haley strategic operational dynamic disruptive partners handgun and carbine classes:



I’d almost be willing to bet that some guys show up without clothes on, just wearing a hat and that belt.  People love to have their hand held through every step.  I bet he gets all sorts of questions like:

  • Should I wear cotton or synthetic boxer briefs?
  • You have beautiful skin. Is there a type of skin care product you recommend for the day?
  • What type of wood are the items grid’d out on?  Is that your favorite wood?

Because were’ talking Haley you know I also have to bring up Chris Costa.  This is how I imagine the grid for a Costa Lupus class:


  • Operation Z zombie dvds as reference material
  • Six pack of Tactical arm tape so you can operate better longer.
  • Thyrm switchback gizmo flashlight, because no other flashlights are even worth considering
  • Costa action figure doll for pre-movement non-disruptive simulation demos.
  • Ramp in case you need to jump any sharks
  • Blue Force Gear derp satchel.  Leave your life helmet at home.
  • Poster of shirtless Costa in swamp which you want him to autograph.
  • You’re probably thinking “I bring a dog in a shark costume?”.  No, it’s etiquette to bring your instructor a gift and I recommend something shark related for Costa.  His Chihuahua would look great in that shark costume.  If you’re extremely lucky he might put it on the dog when you’re there and jump it.

You’ll also notice that there are no guns, magazines, or ammo in the Costa picture.  Those are optional because you’ll probably just fanboy so hard and watch him shoot the whole time.

Thoughts?  Anything to add?



SittingDown September 5, 2014 at 01:15 am

Costco-Lupus-Haley Mills’ Comet Edition.


ENDO-Mike September 5, 2014 at 02:16 pm

You know it!


Zachary September 5, 2014 at 02:17 am

Aluminum mags? He does know its 2014 right?


ENDO-Mike September 5, 2014 at 02:16 pm

Maybe Haley has special mags that are made from Unobtanium, with Haley Operational Disruptive Strategic followers to make the round feed faster.


Todd S September 5, 2014 at 05:12 am

I don’t see tanning oil on here…


ENDO-Mike September 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

Haley has tanning oil there and will apply it to you for an additional charge.


Todd S September 5, 2014 at 01:48 pm

I was referring more to Costa… greasing up the ol’ pecs…


11b September 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

What, no arm tape?


11b September 5, 2014 at 11:36 am

Ahh I just saw it! Disregard, Mike’s on point.


ENDO-Mike September 5, 2014 at 02:17 pm

haha yea!


jim bob September 5, 2014 at 01:36 pm

who is the girl on the cover of Operation z? in the bippy top. she can hide in my bunker from the pockylips anytime


doyletoo September 5, 2014 at 03:08 pm

OMG. My daughter just had to come over to see what I was laughing so hard about!
Thanks Mike, I needed a good belly laugh to close out the week!

Maybe someone with some excellent photoshop skilz could paste a pic of Costa
on the back of the Fonz’s bike covering the six while he jumps the shark?
Or a pic of the two morphed together?


ENDO-Mike September 5, 2014 at 04:22 pm

LOL thanks Doyle. Good idea bout that Fonz + Costa mashup!


PJ September 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I think laid out gear pics are pretty cool. I like when instructors are explicit about what gear you need. I really like Travis Haley.

But seriously? This is basically everyone he sell or links to on his online store. I know it’s good stuff but he’s running dangerously close to Costa territory.

Also when is he gonna come out with a licensed custom Glock for us to buy?


Big Ed September 7, 2014 at 06:19 pm

Where’s the video when he rips that tape off?


Agitator September 8, 2014 at 01:47 pm

Is that the “Black Powder, Red Earth” – branded BCM carbine? Looks just like it.


MrLoLo September 11, 2014 at 05:56 am

just an fyi – never buy anything from jones tactical. i placed an order for a belt two years ago and then got my wife pregnant (non related) however, my wife gave birth to my son before jones got my belt to me. i have never waited to long for something so minuscule in all my life. the quality on the belt is good but not worth the wait or the AWFUL customer service that jones tactical offers.



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