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Jul 4 2016

One Nation

Jun 27 2016

Hard Cases

The following is a piece written by Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, one of the World´s most respected sniper instructors and a survival expert. I am a sniper instructor and a competition shooter and I don’t like …

Jun 19 2016

Dad: My #1 Hero

My father, Mike Davin, will always be my #1 hero and role model. A “destroyer man" during the Korean conflict, he led the rough and tumble First Division or "deck hands" on board the USS Turner. …

We collected thoughts and memories from a few of our ambassadors for Father's Day. We encourage you to share your Father's Day with us by tagging us on social media. #511tactical @511tactical                

The following is a guest post from Team 5.11 member Scott Sonnon.  My father sacrificed more than he had intended. Beyond his service in the Korean War, he eventually succumbed to stress-related disease.  He once told me …

The following is an article pulled straight from the RECOIL 5.11 Loadout from SHOT Show 2016 and dropped into our blog... pretty much the same way you can pull the 5.11 COVRT Insert out of …

For the UCR (Urban Casualty Response) collection, our objective was to ensure tactical medics are ready for anything. Cedric Palmisano, NREMT-P, runs through the features of the UCR Sling Pack and Litter, plus some basics on …

Deciding to enter the academy (fire, police or EMS) is no easy decision. Joining the department can be intimidating. Newbies can learn a lot from those who have came before them. We tried to gather a …

5.11 Tactical set out to create a solution for first responders and field medics that allowed them to deliver aid during Mass Casualty Incidents that include Active Shooter response. The design for our UCR (Urban Casualty …

Throughout National Police Week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will host many events to give people an opportunity to get involved. You can find a list of the events here. Beginning May 3rd with …

We recently caught up with Chris Hernandez, a veteran law enforcement officer, and asked him why he chose to serve in law enforcement. The following are his words. "Why do you put up with this crap? Why be …

The vision of the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is to inspire every citizen to value law enforcement. Founded in 1984, the organization built and maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in …

May 1 2016

5.11 Days

We are honored to serve the men and women of the LE, fire, EMS community. As the public safety professional’s choice, we honor these individuals every year during 5.11 Days. Being a part of this …

Not every one answers the call to serve their community. The men and women who are drawn to a life of service answer the call for several reasons. For some it’s the urge to help …

Andy Stumpf shows the quick & easy way to equip your 5.11 RUSH pack with hydration.  

Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics offers tips for drawing from concealment and shooting from the inside of a vehicle.

We caught up with Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, a Subject Matter Expert in survival topics, for some tips on using the 5.11 Ignitor pack. In the following article, Eduardo has tips for extending this one-day pack into two …

Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics demonstrates the danger of bullet ricochets to officers using vehicles for cover and how to work the angles of a vehicle to your advantage. Want more expert advice from Kyle Lamb? …

We worked with Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics to co-create our new Operator Axe. It's based on an axe Kyle used while deployed in Iraq that he made some customizations to. He brought it in …

It wouldn't be April Fool’s day at 5.11 without the launch of the latest 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt. This year is no exception. The question of the day: Is this just an April Fool's joke?   The …

John Baca, Medal of Honor recipient and friend to 5.11 Tactical, frequently visits the 5.11 Tactical Development Center in Irvine, CA. We are honored to have the chance to get to know him, and we’ve …

Mar 24 2016

NASCAR Goes West

5.11 Tactical and NASCAR partnered in 2013 when we became the Official Tactical Apparel and Gear Supplier of NASCAR.  Since then our relationship with NASCAR has continued to grow. For three consecutive weeks, "NASCAR Goes West" brought …

Becky Yackley, Competitive Shooter and Photographer, shares her many uses for her COVRT Boxpack Work EDC When you need to have both your camera and your laptop for editing, the 5.11 COVRT Boxpack is a great solution!  Ranges can be …

Tips for securely attaching pouches and accessories to the MOLLE webbing on your 5.11 backpack or bag.

Blending in and becoming “gray” is essential in covert operations or when appearing low key is paramount. The Covrt 18 backpack has all the tactical functionality you’d expect from 5.11, but in a design meant …