5.11

One of the classic April-fools-joke-turned-profitable stories is back:

511-Tactial-Duty-KiltIn 2012 5.11 first released the Tactical Kilt as an April fools joke, and of course everyone wanted one.  Well it looks like they are back again this year.  Great vid guys!

Thoughts?  The product really isn’t my type of thing, but I can see the novelty for sure.  Get a black one, wear it with a tall T and people will say you’re biting Kayne’s style.

According to the 5.11 website, $10 from each kilt sale goes to the FBINAA charity.

Thoughts?  Anyone miss this the first time around and want in now?

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It started out as a April Fools joke and became a reality:

$60 over at 5.11.  It’s a pre-order right now, shipping September 1st. Order yours up today!

5.11 gave a ton of stuff away here on the blog a couple weeks ago… maybe they would want to give a few kilts away?  I’ll look into it if you guys are interested.

For the love of god wear some underwear underneath if you buy this.   No need to let the world know you operate in drafty operations.

Thoughts?

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Yesterday’s 24 hour 5.11 giveaway was for a 5.11 Tactical polo shirt and pair of cargo pants.

The following person will be a lot more tactical by mid next week because of this draw:

Brent – #54505

Brent’s favorite song to listen to in the car on the way to a shooting outing is The Eagles – Life in the fast lane:

I’m glad I asked the song question, I found out about a lot of cool new songs/artists I had never heard of.

Congrats Brent.  I’ll be contacting you shortly for your name/address.  Everyone else, you still have today (Friday) left to win some gear from 5.11 Tactical so stay tuned.

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Another day, another giveaway from the good people over at 5.11 Tactical. They want to make sure you look good and tactical at work or play in some new gear.

Today we’re hooking up one guy or girl with a 5.11 Polo Shirt and a pair of 5.11 Cargo Pants.

The winner chooses their size and color of both of the following:

Performance Polo

  • 6.7 oz – 100% Polyester Jersey, no snag polyester fabric
  • Short Sleeve, Synthetic Knit
  • Tough melamine buttons
  • No roll collar with flexible collar stays
  • Reinforced dual pen pockets on left sleeve
  • Mic clips at center placket and shoulders
  • Pen pockets on left sleeve
  • Gusseted sleeves
  • Assorted colors
  • Women’s sizes available as well

 

Covert Cargo Pant

  • Large covert cargo pockets on both legs each capable of carrying 2 30-rd AR15/M4 magazines.
  • Casual looking deep rear pockets.
  • Dual front deep pockets.
  • One traditional and a second zippered pocket capable of carrying two pistol mags per pocket.
  • Durable, comfortable and functional.
  • Superior fit.
  • Double and triple-stitch construction.
  • Bartacks in high stress areas.
  • Self-adjusting comfort waistband.
  • Cordura® nylon lining in select zones
  • Genuine YKK® zippers and Prym® snaps.
  • Tough 8.5-oz. peached cotton canvas – very comfortable.

Be sure to check out 5.11’s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post by telling me your favorite song to listen to in the car, on the way to a shooting outing.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!

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Yesterday’s 24 hour 5.11 giveaway was for the awesome ATAC L1 tactical flashlight pictured left.

The number nerds over at random.org told me to bestow this lovely gift upon:

#54128 – Brice

By request, although completely unrelated to the randomness of the win, his/her comment was:

The darkness is why this light exists.

Congrats Brice, i’ll be dropping you an email any minute now.  Everyone else, you still have numerous days left to win some gear from 5.11 Tactical so stay tuned.

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My buddies over at 5.11 Tactical want to shine some light into the darkness that one of you lucky readers operates in, with an ATAC™ L1 Tactical Flashlight.

The L1 is a powerful compact product with industry leading performance for a single Lithium battery power source.

Powered by (1) CR123A battery the ATAC™ L1 Tactical Flashlight throws a brilliant 173 ANSI FL1 Lumens of light in a smooth tactical beam pattern while providing 2 hours of runtime on (HIGH) and 46 hours of runtime on (LOW). The tactical Intelligent Switch is designed to silently cycle through all 3 light modes (High/Low/Strobe) using only the Momentary-On function to prevent the “Click” sound from potentially giving up your location. The rotary Dial Lock-Out Switch allows you to instantly lock or unlock the light with just one hand using your thumb to prevent inadvertent activation. Another tactical feature developed by professionals for professionals is the Break-Away Lanyard designed to free your arm from the flashlight in the event of an emergency.

  • Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • (1) CR123A Duracell® Battery Included
  • Regulated Circuit for Maximum Output
  • Cree® XP-G LED
  • Gold Plated Contacts
  • Intelligent Switch w. High/Low/Strobe
  • Momentary-On Switch
  • Rotary Dial Lock-Out Switch
  • Stamped Metal Pocket Clip
  • Black TPR Soft Touch Anti-Roll Ring
  • Break-Away Lanyard Included
  • Water Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with the 53144 – ATAC™ Belt Clip/ Holster Accessory
  • Tested To ANSI FL1 Standard

Be sure to check out 5.11’s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post completing the sentence “The darkness is…”.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.  Funnier the better!  Entertain me!
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!

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