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Our media team is bringing you coverage from Shot Show 2017. In our first video from the show we take a closer look at the Hudson H9. The H9 represents a evolution in the 1911. …

Being the grey man is a term you hear thrown around quite a bit. It refers to blending in and not standing out in a crowd. The hard part some times (depending on your profession) …

A good every-day-carry strategy should include a flashlight. Not only is it great in providing visibility when confronted with the dark but it can also serve as a defense weapon. A flashlight with over 100 …

We asked Danny P. Gator of Firebase CSG  to share 5 tips for safe international travel. Most of these tips can be applied to domestic travel as well. Tip 1- Situational Awareness starts before you get on …

  For the men and women on the ground in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the day began as any other quiet Sunday morning. Most of the Pacific Fleet battleships were moored up, their engines …

Men and women are drawn from all walks of life to answer the call of military service. It’s an urge to help those who are less fortunate, provide help in times of need or protect …

Shopping malls and retail stores become war zones on Black Friday. So, think like a warrior. Try these strategies and tactics that have secured victory through out the ages. #5 Siege Warfare The most tested Black Friday …

Jim Grasky is a legend at the Border Patrol. He is one of the founders of BORTAC and a SME (subject matter expert) with regard to horses and tracking. Grasky served his country during the …

SGM Kyle Lamb (USA, Ret) of Viking Tactics discuss's shooting through glass in this video. There are a few variables to consider when having to confront threats on the other side of a wind shield. …

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.