A good tactical kit is a necessary for the armed forces, law enforcement, and anyone wanting to be prepared for a kinetic situation. The right tactical kit can mean the difference between life and death in many situations. It’s important to be prepared for all types of encounters, especially when we’re talking about an SHTF scenario that could happen at any time. In this article, we’ll go over three different tactical kits that cater to specific needs so you’ll always have what you need for any situation!
Army tactical kit:
The army tactical kit is designed for those who need to be able to handle a wide range of missions and environments.
This kit typically includes gear that will protect you from the elements, allow you to carry all of your necessary supplies, and help you move quickly and quietly through any terrain. This kit typically includes an M4 or equivalent, 9MM pistol (depending), ammunition, plate carriers with MOLLE webbing and integrated ballistic plates, Kevlar helmets, Pro Masks (CBRN), grenades, night vision, IFAK, magazines/pouches/holders/belts/carriers/, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, boots, backpacks, hydration systems, communications gear, and more.
SWAT tactical kit:
The SWAT tactical kit is specifically designed for tactical situations involving close-quarters combat.
This kit typically includes M-16 or equivalent, 9MM or 10MM pistol, ammunition, plate carriers with MOLLE webbing and integrated ballistic plates, Kevlar helmets, Gas Masks, flashbang grenades, night vision (depending), IFAK, comms, breaching tools, flashlights / torches / headlamp, magazines/pouches/holders/belts/carriers/, and other essential gear.
This kit is ideal for neutralizing threats in tight spaces where there’s little room for maneuvering.
Civilian tactical kit:
The civilian tactical kit is perfect for self-defense in dangerous situations.
This kit typically includes items like a AR15 or AR10, 9mm or .45 ACP, ammunition, tactical vests/plate carriers with MOLLE webbing and integrated ballistic plates that can hold magazines or ammunition pouches for easy access in a close quarters battle situation, Kevlar helmets (depending), gas masks, knife, tactical flashlight, tactical pens, pepper spray / mace / gas sprays and other self-defense items. In addition to the above equipment, it also includes compartments for carrying medical supplies like IFAKs as well as communication devices such as two-way radios and cell phones.
Between these three tactical loadout kits options you should have no trouble being prepared for any adversary! You do not want to be caught off guard during an SHTF scenario so make sure you have all of your gear ready at hand! Stay tactical!
Types of Tactical Firearms:
Tactical firearms are designed for military, law enforcement, and civilian use. They usually have features such as rails for the attachment of accessories like flashlights and lasers, adjustable stocks, and “high capacity” magazines. These firearms can be used in a variety of tactical situations from close quarters combat to long range shooting. Here is a list of five of the most common tactical firearms:
- The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle that was originally designed for the military but has become popular among civilian shooters as well. It is chambered in .223/556.
- The AK-47 is a fully automatic firearm that has been around for over 50 years and it is still used by armies all over the world because of its simple mechanics that allow for easy maintenance under battlefield conditions. It is chambered in 7.62x39mm.
- The Glock 19 is a compact semi-automatic pistol that has gained popularity in the civilian market because of its high magazine capacity and reliability. It is chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum, 9×21mm, 10mm Auto, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, .357 SIG, .45 GAP.
- The Sig Sauer P226 is a full-sized semi-automatic pistol that is used by law enforcement and military personnel around the world. It is chambered in .357 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
- The Remington 700 is a bolt action rifle that has been used by law enforcement and military personnel for over 50 years. It is chambered in a variety of calibers including the .308 Winchester cartridge as well as the .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, 7 mm Remington Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Remington Ultra Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum.
Bonus: FN SCAR: The FN SCAR tactical rifle comes in two different variations depending on whether you are looking to purchase one designed for U.S. special forces or international special forces groups like those found in France, Great Britain, Canada etc… Both versions come standard with adjustable side folding stocks allowing users to adjust them according to their height which can be important when operating tactical firearms from within confined spaces such as buildings or cars where the stock might get in the way. The SCAR also comes equipped with a tactical flashlight, laser sight, and detachable suppressor making it perfect for all tactical situations!
Types of plate carriers:
Depending on your situation you should choose the most appropriate type of plate carrier/body armor (soft body armor, hard body armor, concealable body armor, tactical vests/plate carriers with MOLLE webbing and integrated ballistic plates).
Each type of carrier has its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. For example, a soft body armor is less likely to stop a bullet than a hard armored one but it’s more comfortable and can be worn under clothing easier. A tactical vest or plate carrier is perfect for situations where you need quick access to your firearms and ammunition as the MOLLE webbing allows for the attachment of various pouches and holders. It’s also important to have concealable body armor on hand in case you need to go undercover or want to be able to quickly transition from civilian to tactical mode.
Always know your surroundings and what type of situation you could find yourself in so you can be best prepared!
Levels of body armor: Level I, Level IIA, Level II, Level III, Level IV.
Each level of body armor provides different levels of protection from various firearms and projectiles.
It’s important to know which type of armor you need for the specific situation you may find yourself in. For example, if you are going into a combat situation then it is best to have tactical body armor with ballistic plates that will stop rounds from an M-16 or AK-47. If you are only needing protection against handgun rounds then level IIA armor would be sufficient.
Always be prepared and know what your enemy is carrying so you can make the best decision possible!
- Level I body armor: is the lightest and most common type of body armor. It is made up of a woven Kevlar vest that can stop rounds from a .22 caliber weapon.
- Level IIA body armor: offers protection against pistol rounds as well as fragmentation from explosives. It is made up of a woven Kevlar vest with ceramic plates.
- Level II body armor: offers protection against higher velocity rifle rounds as well as fragmentation from explosives. It is made up of a woven Kevlar vest with ceramic and/or steel plates.
- Level III body armor: offers protection against high-velocity rifle rounds, including armor piercing ammunition, and fragmentation from explosions. It is made up of laminated ballistic materials such as Kevlar, Twaron, or Spectra.
- Level IV body armor: offers protection against armor piercing and high-explosive projectiles. It is made of a heavy metal plate like steel, titanium or depleted uranium coated with an aramid fabric such as Kevlar. These plates can also be combined together to make multi-layered ballistic material called hard armor plates.
Situational tactical loadout kit example: If you know there is going to be combat then it would be best to use tactical gear that will protect your entire body from any type of firearm round but if the situation does not call for this kind of tactical loadout then concealable tactical vests/plate carriers are perfect! Always stay prepared and armed so you don’t have some surprise attack on your hands during your next tactical situation!
Types of Protective Masks / Gas Masks / CBRN:
For general everyday use, a protective mask or gas mask will provide adequate protection from most hazards. CBRN-rated masks offer greater protection against more hazardous threats, but can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
If you are looking for a general purpose protective mask or gas mask, we recommend the following options:
- MSA Advantage™ Facepiece: This full-face respirator offers excellent protection against a variety of hazards, including chemical and biological agents. It is also comfortable to wear and easy to adjust.
- North American Rescue CBRN Gas Mask: This CBRN-rated gas mask provides reliable protection against all known CBRN threats. It is designed for extended wear, making it perfect for emergency response
There are a variety of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) protection options on the market today. When choosing the right CBRN gear for you, it is important to consider the specific risks that you may face.
If you are deployed in a high-risk area or responding to an emergency situation, a CBRN suit with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) may be the best option. This type of suit provides complete respiratory and skin protection from
CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) masks are the only type of mask that can protect you against CBRN threats. Always be prepared for any CBRN threat with CBRN masks!
The type of mask you choose will depend on the specific risks you are most likely to encounter.
Types of night vision equipment:
Types of night vision equipment include thermal infrared night vision. Each night vision option has its pros and cons depending on the situation you find yourself in.
Night Vision equipment allows images to be seen, even in complete darkness or through fog, smoke or other atmospheric conditions which would normally obscure your view of everything around you. The image provided by night vision will show up as shades of green so it can still prove useful during times when there’s no moonlight available such as heavy cloud cover for example though this does depend on the model used.
Thermal night vision is by far the most popular type of night vision equipment used today. Thermal night vision uses thermal imaging to provide users a view in total darkness with no visible light source, whether it’s moonlight or starlight.
It provides a clear and crisp image even when there are extreme differences in temperatures on the ground compared to objects viewed through your night vision scope. This technology can be found not only on military units but also law enforcement officers as well as hunters looking for an edge over their prey at night time hours. With thermal nightvision you’ll see heat signatures from humans & animals that may otherwise go undetected.
Infrared night vision devices are night vision devices that operate on the infrared light spectrum and use an infrared illuminator to illuminate targets.
Infrared night vision is different from thermal cameras as it only displays objects with a heat signature, whereas thermal night vision will also display cold areas such as shade or clearings in wooded areas. Thermal night vision devices provide night-vision capability by capturing available heat energy at long distances where there would be no visible light emitted from natural sources of heat like the sun or stars due to atmospheric conditions (i.e., smoke, dust). The infrared night scope can see more clearly over longer distance than human eyes by day or night as well as beyond what normal optics could ever detect.
The night vision equipment you choose will depend on the specific risks and threats that you face or what your personal preference is, as each nightvision device has its pros and cons for different situations.
When it comes to your tactical loadout, you want the best equipment possible. And that’s why we have a wide selection of firearms, plate carriers and body armor, as well as night vision gear for law enforcement officers or civilians who are considering getting their own tactical kit. Shop our inventory online today!
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