SHOT 2020 | 5.11

RUSH 100 Backpack

In the pack category, 5.11 will add to the all-time best-selling RUSH TM series with the new RUSH100™. The RUSH100 will be the largest pack at 60L in the RUSH series, which is known for its unmatched storage capabilities, durability and MOLLE web platform. The RUSH100 features a compressible front access compartment, removable side pouches, a removable load-bearing belt and a custom flat aluminum bar frame with stability fiberglass rods, together with the RUSH line’s signature CenterLine TM design. The 270-degree clamshell opening means better access to gear at the bottom (MSRP: $264.99).

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New ATLAS Footwear Models

One of 5.11’s biggest launches at SHOT will be the A.T.L.A.S. Footwear collection for Spring 2020. Several years in the making, the A.T.L.A.S. (All Terrain Load Assistance System) footwear series enhances agility and stability while at the same time adding cushion support. The A.T.L.A.S. Boots—available in 8 inch and Mid heights—featuring our new Echo TM (high rebound) and Force TM (high impact) foam midsole with the A.T.L.A.S plate for torsion and stability control while carrying an additional weight. 5.11 utilized a key engineering partner to help create these new foam formulas. In addition,
featuring a new Ortholite® footbed, slip/oil resistant outsoles, highly breathable uppers for maximum comfort.

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5.11 A.T.L.A.S. MID BOOT

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This new mid-height boot from 5.11 was designed to provide a similar level of comfort, light weight and mobility of many models from the outdoor industry (for 3D molded TPR toe and heel protection, a welded/mesh upper, and high performance, high traction outsole, the All Terrain Load Assistance System will mitigate the rigors of a heavy load bearing job (and in no small way, either). The mids were developed to work with your “work weight”. Work longer, with less stress even when you’re loaded down.

  • Echo Foam™ high rebound/energy return PU and Force Foam(TM) lightweight PU impact cushioning Ortholite® footbed
  • A.T.L.A.S. All Terrain Load Assistance System
  • ASTM slip and oil resistant high traction outsole
  • 3D molded TPR toe and heel protection
  • Welded mesh upper
  • 5.11 A.T.L.A.S Support Plate
  • Echo Foam™ high rebound/energy return PU and Force Foam(TM) lightweight PU impact cushioning Ortholite® footbed

5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer

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Get your physical training off on the right foot. All the features of the All Terrain Load Assistance System are available in a shoe designed to help you undergo every kind of workout punishment you can stand. And some you can’t.

  • High abrasion mesh with welded support for structure
  • TPU toe for durability
  • A.T.L.A.S. Echo Lite high rebound EVA/outsole
  • Compatible with A.T.L.A.S support plate
  • 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. – All Terrain Load Assistance System

5.11 A.T.L.A.S. 8″ Boot

The 8 in. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. is a performance boot built from the sole up to increase performance. The All Terrain Load Assistance System is a force multiplier for those who carry heavy weight on long shifts. These boots were developed to work with your “work weight”. This boot is constructed of nylon with high abrasion air mesh, a water resistant suede upper. Additional features locking ankle eyelet, and a high traction outsole so you can take those corners in a foot pursuit or run headlong into whatever challenge you’re up against.

  • Water resistant suede leather upper with high abrasion air mesh nylon
  • Locking ankle eyelet for secure lacing and fit
  • Slip and oil resistant high traction outsole
  • 5.11 A.T.L.A.S Support Plate
  • Echo Foam (TM) high rebound/energy return PU and Force Foam(TM) lightweight PU impact cushioning
  • Ortholite® footbed
  • 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. All Terrain Load Assistance System

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5.11 A.T.L.A.S. 8″ Side Zip Boot

The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. 8” Side Zip is a performance boot built from the sole up to increase performance. The All Terrain Load Assistance System is a force multiplier for those who carry heavy weight on long shifts. The boots were developed to work with your “work weight”. This boot is constructed of nylon with high abrasion air mesh, a water resistant leather upper, and because so many professional jobs demand it – a polishable toe.

  • Polishable toe
  • Water resistant leather upper with high abrasion air mesh nylon
  • Full-length YKK® side zipper
  • Locking ankle eyelet for secure lacing and fit
  • slip and oil resistant high traction outsole
  • 5.11 A.T.L.A.S Support Plate
  • Echo Foam (TM) high rebound/energy return PU and Force Foam(TM) lightweight PU impact cushioning Ortholite® footbed
  • 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. All Terrain Load Assistance System

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Echo TM (high rebound) and Force TM (high impact) foam midsole

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Vehicle Ready

A new line of vehicle preparedness products for 2020 offer users customized gear storage solutions for their vehicle. The Vehicle Ready Hexgrid ® Seat and Headrest Platform are built to organize accessories and attachments on 5.11’s patented Hexgrid multi-angle load bearing panels. A quick release system allows users to easily transfer the panels from one seat to another, as well as arrange facing forward or back. The Seat and Headrest platforms accept 5.11 Gear Sets and include a removable mesh accessory bag (MSRP: VR Hexgrid Seat $47.99, VR Hexgrid Headrest $16.99).

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Load Ready Utility Bags

The new Load Ready Utility Bags offer a durable utilitarian tactical storage solution to plastic bins commonly used for vehicle gear storage. Available in three sizes – medium, medium tall and large – the bags are built for the toughest wear and tear. Each bag is protected on the bottom by an abrasion resistant, waterproof, dual layered panel and constructed with 1050D Nylon, heavy-duty thread, reinforced bartacks and dual layered webbing. A roll-up, heavy-duty mesh lid zips shut or rolls open with a toggle/loop system. Side grab handles or carry handles offer different carry options, and an internal mesh pocket keeps smaller items accessible. The new Load Ready Haul Pack features the same heavy-duty construction but converts from a tote bag to a backpack for transitions from car to trail. (MSRP: Pack $109.99, Utility Large $74.99, Medium Tall $64.99, Medium $59.99)

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Helmet/Shove-it Gear Set

We have seen this accessory last year but it is now shipping.

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Utility 9X9 Gear Set

The Utility 9×9 Gear Set™ expands the list of options with 249 cu. in. of organized cargo space to separate and access gear. Two primary compartments and a front zippered pocket provide rugged compartmentalization, with a forward tilting tray front compartment wall to allow easy access. The reinforced front wall features a removable PE board and opens up to 90°. The main compartment contains a file system with elastic bands, slip pockets and a divider for organizational needs. The rear compartment is equipped with elastic bands for magazines or other accessory retention, and has a zippered closure. Stow and secure a tourniquet, multi-tool, flashlight and spare batteries, a cell phone charger, or use it as a map board for land nav or mission notes. The Utility 9×9 Gear Set™ is compatible with the entire ALL MISSIONS line.

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New Shirts and Pants

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Norris Show in Black Multicam

After its wild success in 2019, 5.11 is continuing its Norris Sneaker line with its new colorway, Black Multicam. The casual high-top sneaker is stacked even higher with style, comfort, and tactical intelligence. The Vibram® outsole with XS Trek provides the optimal balance of traction and durability, particularly on wet surfaces, and Ortholite® technology cushions your feet in total support and comfort. The Norris is ASTM certified for puncture resistance and built with a super-strong Welmax board that guards your feet against up to 1,200 newtons of force. From the outside in, this shoe is more than show.

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SHOT 2020 | Coyote Tactical Solutions


This pouch allows to carry additional gear while extending the ballistic coverage through a ballistic plate insert. The pouch opens frontwards and is secured by retention cord, for not losing the content of the pouch.

The applications of this pouch can go from holding breaching equipment to extra ammo but it’s main intended application is medical.

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SHOT 2020 | Unity Tactical

Every year we enjoy looking at the new products from Unity Tactical. Their approach is no BS and they truly cleverly solve really pragmatic problems. With a very close relationship with high level SOF teams, every year they launch products that provide solutions or reduce inefficiencies enhancing operators’ capabilities incrementally every year. We like this type of innovation.

ATOM 2.0

This is the second iteration of the very popular ATOM slide. If you are not familiar with the predecessor the ATOM slide is a modular optics solution for handguns, this came to the market long before most currently available solutions, and its quite possibly still the best design out there.

Since the first gen was launched in 2012 things have changed in the striker-fired pistol market. Glock still holds a very strong position but, with the acquisition of the M17 and M18, the Sig P320 is becoming more and more popular.

This lead Unity Tactical to design an updated version of the ATOM slide with a universal interface that could work on multiple platforms (including CZ P10C and Smith&Wesson M&P).

Just like ATOM 1.0, Unity Tactical will manufacture Glock 19, Glock 17 and Sig P320 slides

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Below are the photos of the demo model they were showing at SHOT.
The plates (made specifically for each optic) index from the side and rotate in position, then a tapered setscrew will lock the plate in position (avoiding rotation).

The two non-concentric cuts in the front and in the rear will provide locking to any upward, forward and backward force and movement.

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What is unique (and unexpected) is that Unity Tactical made this an open license for both OEM and custom shops and you can become a licensed ATOM partner. This, hopefully will become the M-LOK of handguns.

HOT Button

The Unity Tactical HOT Button is a low-profile ergonomically efficient remote switch for lights and lasers. It’s available in M-LOK and 1913 Piccatinny and is able to interface with Surefire, Streamlight and any Crane-Spec Laser (with a redesigned plug that fits better among all different manufacturers).
This type of switch allows a more accurate control over traditional tape switches bridging the gap between tail caps (secure for NDs but not always grip-efficient) and tape switches (more efficient but not as secure for white light NDs).   Also, the angle at which the HOT button is positioned allows a clean activation and to deliberately activate momentary or constant on.

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Growing popularity of handguards with M-LOK slots not only placed at the 3-6-9 o’clock positions but also at the 45 deg in between, two HOT buttons can be placed close to each other (due to the low profile design) and allow to control IR illuminator + Pointer with one HOT Button and visible light with the other.

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The HOT Button is also a very interesting solution for activating lights on PDW and very short rifles. Below is a photo of a Rattler with a 2-cell light; it would be impossible to active the light via tail-cap and a regular tape-switch would take up too much space.

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TAPS (Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch) from Unity Tactical and TNVC is a remote control for aiming devices and lights compatible with NATO/CRANE-spec laser ports, Surefire, Streamlights and Steiner lights.

The TAPS Sync allows to activate (for example) an IR illuminator and IR Laser with one button and the white light with the other button. Allowing to switch from IR to visible seamlessly.
If used with a digital aiming device such as the Wilcox RAID-X or the L3 NGAL, the TAPS Sync is able to override the settings on the aiming unit. For example in the photo below the RAID-X is set to IR (not 100% sure but could be IR illuminator + IR laser). If one button of the TAPS Sync is pressed the RAID-X fires in IR, if the other button is pressed the RAID-X fires the green visible laser and the white light mounted at the 3 o’clock position, even if the RAID-X is set to IR!

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FAST Mounts

Last year Unity Tactical released the FAST mounts for Red Dots and the FTC mount Aimpoint Magnifier, which were extremely popular. This year Unity adds the FTC mount for the EoTech G33 magnifier. It work with the same force to overcome principle as the Flip to Center mount for the Aimpoint magnifier.

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Unity Tactical also modified an Aimpoint FTC mount to accommodate for a thermal imaging unit to place in front of the main optic for detection.

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This mount is designed to rise LPVO higher, providing a fast and repeatable reticle acquisition, especially when wearing night vision, gas masks, helmets and other tactical gear.  The mount is available for 30 mm and 34 mm optics and it rises the optic’s center line to 2.06″ above the rail.

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The FAST LPVO mount is compatible with an optional offset MRDS mount that places the secondary optic to a peculiar position.
The MRDS is not placed at a 45 deg angle but at a 35 deg, this allows a faster transition between primary and secondary optic. The MRDS mount is also placed higher than “usual” for clearing the any laser devices or lights that might be placed on right side of the handguard.

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The BE MEyers MAWL is the laser device with the biggest footprint and usually it interferes with RDS on standard 45 deg mounts. The Unity Tactical MRDS mount for the FAST LPVO clears it.

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Remora™ Mount for 3M Peltor™

Remora™ for 3M Peltor™ Rail Adapters provides an accessory mounting platform directly overhead of the rail mount hub. It makes the most use of the very limited rail-estate on a helmet with rail-mounted comms that utilize the OEM rail mount assembly.

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Universal Helmet Adaptor for Ops-Core AMP

Because of the success of the Ops Core AMP COMMS headset within SOCOM, Unity Tactical is now manufacturing accessory plates that allow to mount this headset to multiple helmets. As you can see from the images below accessory plates are available for Mtek, Hard Head Veteran and Team Wendy helmets.

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Beacuse Operator NVG Recording Device

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SHOT 2020 | Tenicor

During SHOT Show 2020 we have met with the great guys at Tenicor and they showed us their products. They have, in our opinion, approached the concealed holster problem differently and the result of this method is very efficient solutions.


This holster is compatible with a variety of compact weapon lights (the Streamlight TLR7, Surefire XC1-B, XC2, and the Inforce APLc). Retention is not dependent on the light, so the holster works without a light as well.
The holster is very comfortable since it features a body contour that allows the handgun to be well concealed without digging in your body excessively.

Built from proprietary CAD designs and precision CNC machined tooling for a positive, Trucise™ fit. Dual tension screws provide for subtle adjustments.

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The Tenicor T1 belt clip by Discreet Carry Concepts leverages strength and durability with unique Tenicor designed vertical adjustment slots.

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ARX OWB Holster

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With the MALUS SOL, excess is removed and the only thing left is holster where you need it. The minimal design is extremely low profile to keep the gun hidden.

The MALUS SOL is designed to work with the Surefire X300 series of weapon mounted lights.

Due to the fact that most of the excessive material was removed, this is one of the very few holster that allow to comfortably appendix-carry a full size handgun with a full size light.

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SHOT 2020 | Kinetic Development Group

M-Lok Handguards for HK417 and HK416

After the success of the MREX and the MREX MKII for the FN SCAR KDG is now producing accessories for the HK416 (MR556) and the HK417 (MR762).

HK 762 M-Lok Rail System 14″

The KDG HK 762 M-Lok rail is 14” overall in length. It features a continuous monolithic picatinny rail at the 12 o’clock position, and M-Lok mounting slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. The system also uniquely offers a forward mounting M-Lok slot at each of the 2, 4, 8, and 10 o’clock positions for offset accessories like lights and lasers. The HK 762 M-Lok rail also includes two quick-detach sling attachment points on either side of the rail system for use with modern two-point adjustable slings. The KDG HK 762 rail will be available in black and brown type 3 hard coat anodizing.

The system is optimized for all standard M-Lok mounted accessories, or could be used in combination with the KDG Kinect M-Lok quick attach/detach accessory mounts. The KDG HK 762 M-Lok rail is compatible with Heckler and Koch 762 variants including: 417, MR 762, G28, and CSASS.

Available in Black and Brown, MSRP $499.

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HK 556 M-Lok Rail System 10″ and 13.75″

The KDG HK 556s M-Lok rails come in two lengths: 10” and 13.75”. They feature a continuous monolithic picatinny rail at the 12 o’clock position, and M-Lok mounting slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions.   The systems also uniquely offers a forward mounting M-Lok slot at each of the 2, 4, 8, and 10 o’clock positions for offset accessories like lights and lasers.  They also include two quick-detach sling attachment points on either side of the rail system for use with modern two-point adjustable slings. The KDG HK 556 rails will be available in black and brown type 3 hard coat anodizing.

The systems are optimized for all standard M-Lok mounted accessories, or could be used in combination with the KDG Kinect M-Lok quick attach/detach accessory mounts.   The KDG HK 556 M-Lok rail is compatible with Heckler and Koch 416 variants including: 416, MR 556, and M27.

Available in Black and Brown, MSRP $379 (10″) and $399 (13.75″).

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Optics Hub

The KDG Optics Hub is a very effective solution for seamless Day/Night detection, identification and distance estimation.

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SHOT 2020 | QORE Performance

Thermal optimization has to be considered a key priority for effective leadership. The negative effects that extreme cold and hot can have on performance and motivation are quite clear to everyone, and they have been for a long time. Qore Performance, with the creation of a whole ecosystem of products successfully tackled this issue, and in multiple fields.
Evaporative cooling requires very specific condition in order to effectively lower the body temperature and to bring the body back down to a state in which it can actually perform. To achieve the maximum cooling effect Qore applies conductive cooling instead. This means that in contact with the body is a mass of cold/hot (ice/water) capable of exchanging heat/cold in order to keep the body in a performing state for the longest period possible.
This is not an addition to the kit that is already carried. During this cooling exchange process the content of the ICE Plates becomes drinkable water, therefore replacing the hydration bladders currently carried. A solid block that sits closer to the body is also a much more efficient way of carrying a water reservoir. Bladders are inefficient and could be susceptible to rupture if not carried properly.
Now, Qore Performance also produces a plate carrier that was designed to perfectly integrate these features with ballistic protection and lightweight.

ICE: IcePlate Carrier Exoskeleton

The ICE shown below features: ICE Vents, ICE Shield Plus, ICE Plate Curve and ICE Plate MOLLE Sleeve.

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Beneath the plate carrier, attached via Velcro, is a hand-warmer also designed by Qore Performance. This sleeve allows the user to keep the hand warm and therefore keeping a high level of dexterity even in cold climates without the hindrance of having them in a pocket (and without being scolded, it’s a sleeve not a pocket… DS). The zipper provides access to a compartment in which chemical hand warmers can be placed, as well as a ballistic insert, which provides ballistic protection to the lower-abdominal / pelvic area. This feature really fits in the multiple-purpose approach that is prevalent in almost all Qore Performance’s products.

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ICE Plate MOLLE Sleeve

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Qore Performance is also very active in the industrial/infrastructure/construction field.
The same thermal efficiency concepts apply to these fields.

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SHOT 2020 | Point6

With a lot of experience in merino wool manufacturing and yarn treatments Point6 is now entering the glove market with a very interesting line of products.


Soon more details will be released.

SHOT 2020 | Vortex RAZOR® HD GEN III 1-10X24 FFP

Vortex is one of the first to launch a new chapter in the realm of LPVOs, the 1-10 magnification. Although many argue that for tactical use high magnification does not always provide the best shooting results, usually the same see great advantage for detection and identification.

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The Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 is a first focal plane 1-10x powered optic that features HD optical system and a crisp, illuminated reticle in a package that weighs the same as the 1-6x. A true 1x on the low end and daylight bright illumination for reliable performance in all conditions makes this a very interesting option for close-quarters and long-range.

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SHOT 2020 | Benchmade

533 Mini Bugout

the Bugout has been scaled down in the form
of the new 533 Mini Bugout. Available in two different colorways, the Mini Bugout
maintains the same material configuration as its full-sized counterparts in a 1.5 oz
package. With a closed length of 3.7”, this ultralight folder is small enough for a mint
tin, yet big enough for adventure.

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Shown from left to right are: 533 Mini Bugout, 535 Bugout, 537 Bailout

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Bugout and Mini Bugout compared

535BK-2 Bugout

Blacked out from tip to tail, this
Bugout® will be a favorite amongst customers of all lifestyles. Re-engineered with
Benchmade’s new CF-Elite™ handle technology, the 535BK-2 weighs in slightly
lighter than its predecessors, yet boasts greater rigidity under pressure. Just when
you thought the Bugout® couldn’t get any lighter…

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From top to bottom: Mini Bugout, Bugout and Bailout

537GY-1 Bailout

For those looking for something a little more robust, the new 537GY-1 Bailout takes
lightweight strength one step further. Outfitted with woodland green anodized
aluminum handles, and a CPM-M4 blade, this Bailout can hang with the best of
them despite its slim profile.

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601 Tengu Flipper

Blurring the lines between traditional design and modern technology, the new 601
Tengu epitomizes the style of Jared Oeser’s custom designs. This slim and classy
flipper is packed with detail, from the CPM-20CV blade to the dual-colored G10
handles. Complete with a black leather carry sleeve, the Tengu is bound to impress
those looking for something different.

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A tactical knife doesn’t always need to be overbuilt to serve its purpose. Taking
the best from some of our favorite legacy designs, the new 8551BK Mediator is
Benchmade’s latest push-button automatic. With milled chevron-pattern G10
handles and a CPM-S90V reverse tanto blade, the Mediator™ is a sleek switchblade
with lightning-fast action.

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Continuing the precedence for speed and style, set by the initial 3400 Autocrat,
the new 3400BK-1 and 3400BK-2 Autocrat are our latest addition to the
out-the-front platform. Designed with both EDC and tactical enthusiasts in mind,
this quick and lightweight OTF can perform just as well as it looks.

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Designed by Greg Thompon as a first-option, battle-blade that incorporates a
myriad of functional features, the new 391BK SOCP Folder is ideal for on and
off-duty carry. The rapid deployment ring and tip-down carry enhance the speed
at which this knife can be deployed from concealment, and the smooth handle
dimples allow for confident transition in your hand. Redesigned with Benchmade’s
AXIS-lock technology, this knife won’t leave you fumbling for functionality in
stressful situations.

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173BK Mini SOCP

aking the best features of its full-sized counterpart, we have teamed up with Greg Thompson to optimize some of the most popular elements of the SOCP®. platform for concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP®. Based on feedback from Special Operations personnel, we have updated the design of the sheath clip, to allow for better retention on MOLLE® webbing, pocket seams, and waistbands. The overall length of the knife allows for easier concealment, while maintaining it’s effectiveness in a self-defense situation.

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391BK SOCP TACTICAL FOLDER compared with 173BK Mini SOCP


Hand finished and
assembled by our elite craftsmen, the 15085-201 Mini Crooked River carries the
proverbial torch of its predecessor in regards to style and class. Dressed in marbled
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With years of experience and redesign, the new Presidio II now features Benchmade’s CF-Elite™ handle material. Light enough to cut overall weight without compromising durability, the 570-1 Presidio II is the perfect option for those looking for a robust folder that doesn’t weigh their kit down.

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Handle material difference between CF-Elite (top two) and aluminum scales (bottom)

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