Military and law enforcement footwear has come a long way from the days when foot soldiers of the Roman legions wore hobnail boots. Danner, “The Expert’s Choice,” has been putting the working man into quality, affordable boots since the early 1930s, and there’s no sign of them stopping anytime soon. One of Danner’s top performers in the tactical LE market is its Striker II Assault. Built with CROSSTECH material from W.L. Gore, the Striker II Assault boots protect feet from blood-borne pathogens while providing breathable, waterproof protection. An integrated, external knife pocket and lace shroud allows easy access to a weapon while eliminating any interference. The boots also feature Flex Shield II puncture-resistant outsoles. Striker IIs are only 54 ounces, yet grip “the road” with their oil- and slip-resistant TFX Lite outsoles. For more information visit


American Body Armor (ABA) has a new member to its Xtreme Body Armor series—the Xtreme Force (XTF). The new XTF, which is a joint effort between Honeywell and ABA, provides more stopping power than its predecessor the Xtreme XT and has also been designed with that much-called-for improved degree of flexibility. The XTF “Hybrid” is made of Honeywell’s new Spectra Shield II fiber that’s proven to be 15 times stronger than steel, and Twaron, the most reliable bullet-resistant material. The Xtreme Force is currently available in NIJ-certified Level II vests and will be available soon in NIJ-certified Level IIIA vests. For more information visit or call 800-347-1200.


Criminals don’t look at weather reports. So drawing and shooting your duty sidearm doesn’t always happen on bright beautiful days. The last thing an operator wants to have happen is to lose control of his weapon in a shootout. New MacWet gloves, made of synthetic fibers, have natural wicking properties that allow water to be readily transported along, around and over the gloves’ surfaces to the fabric face, where it quickly evaporates. The end user is left with great comfort, gripping power and touch sensitivity that feels like they’re shooting without gloves. Believe it or not, the design of these gloves makes it so that by adding a little moisture to the gripping surface of the glove improves gripping ability! For more info visit


Organized gear is the first step in ultimate readiness. Fumbling for this or that during crunch time may cost you or one of your fellow officers his or her life. Start the organization process by looking into Specter Gear’s wide variety of Modular Utility Pouches. Whether your duties call for a mesh-bottomed pouch or a medical bag that fits all the life-saving necessities, Specter has you covered. Specter’s pouches work on the Molle/PALS attachment system for load bearing equipment. All Molle/PALS attachment points are bartacked and the double layer denier Cordura nylon construction ensures battlefield toughness. All pouches are available in Black, OD Green, Coyote and ACU. For more information visit

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