This past weekend a local tactical retailer, DS Tactical, had a huge sale/customer day. Pretty much everything in-store was on sale so there was little I could do to not buy gear.
I managed to pick up a new pair of boots, 5.11 8″ Taclite boots, to replace my old, old Timberland boots, RIP. While I haven’t field tested the boots yet initial impressions are great. They are incredibly comfortable, like walking on clouds. Others who have owned the boots said that they don’t require much if any breaking in so I’m looking forward to testing these out on the field.
I also picked up a Princeton Tec “Fred” Headlamp. The headlamp runs on three AAA batteries, can be mounted on a helmet with an additional adapter and has four settings of light. I was super stoked to find the headlamp could emit both red and white light making it ideal for night milsims. Both white and red LEDs have two settings (low/high) and the unit can run for up to 70+ hours on the highest setting.
Additionally I picked up 10 feet of paracord to wrap my AK skeleton stock (will post pictures later). However I’m now left with 7 feet of paracord, so if anyone has other uses for it I’m all ears.
And lastly, everyone who made a purchase on DS Tactical day got a free DS Tactical T-shirt and patch, awesome swag and the patches are legit.