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Category: Gloves

Direct Action® launched

You might have heard about or seen the first prototypes of the Direct Action® line of professional gear during the IWA trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2014.  Over the next months, interest in the Direct Action® line grew quickly – especially among special operations forces units.

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Building on this interest, and the potential that new technologies offered, Helikon-Tex® quickly turned what had begun as a project into a fully-functioning independent brand with a dedicated team of design and production professionals.  Leveraging the over 30 years of experience of Helikon-Tex®, over the next few months the Direct Action® team established a new R&D, built a strong professional team of designers, prototype makers and production specialists to create a range of products for the Direct Action® brand.

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All of the gear they designed, after initial in-house testing, was then fielded to special operations units for end-user trials and evaluations. Their input and suggestions were critical and were incorporated into the final designs at a speed never seen before in the Polish defense industry.

Direct Action gear fielded with Polish SOF operators - still from promo video

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Tac-Up Gear: OPPO A1 Gloves

I’ve been a fan of Tac-Up Gear for quite a few years now, and its great to see that they’re still out there innovating and creating great tactical gear – in a part of the world that most people probably don’t look to as a source for such things.  So, now you know…

Tac-Up Gear’s original OPPO Glove was created with the Swedish Hemvärnet (Homeguard), Police and Law enforcement personnel in mind who need a glove for MOUT / Tactical or just normal duty use – with a reasonable price tag!  The “A1” model is an enhanced version of the original.

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The leather fabric of the glove is very smooth and comfortable yet sturdy, with reinforced palm and fingertip areas that do not feel too “thick”.  The combination of of NOMEX® and Neoprene also creates a glove that’s easy to put on and take off – there’s also no Velcro to attract dirt and moisture or to snag on your kit.

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BE-X (Begadi Exclusive) Combat Gear now ships worldwide!

German retailer Begadi, and their tactical/outdoor/airsoft brand BE-X, is happy to announce that they are now able to offer their customers worldwide shipping!

I’m personally happy to be sharing this news because I’m a long-time fan of their clothing and gear, but since relocating to the US its been harder to get hold of for me.

Anyways, now we can all reach Begadi’s International Shop at begadishop.com, and the BE-X brand on Facebook.

Begadi worldwide shipping

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Legion Products – Malaysia

Founded in 2010, Legion Products is passionate about providing quality service and products for the Malaysian tactical and milsim markets.

Legion manufactures, sells and distributes their own-brand nylon gear and is also the official Malaysian distributors for Helikon-Tex, Milspec-Monkey, Z-Tactical Communications, and SAR-Products UK.

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Gen II Hard Knuckle Combat Glove from SpecOpShop

The Gen I version was nice enough as it was – but now SpecOpShop have ramped things up a couple of notches further with the Gen II.

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