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SHOT Show 2019 | Gerber: New Products

FASTBALL

The Gerber Fastball is an EDC pocket-freindly folding knife, made in America in the Portland, OR facility.
Material-wise the blade is made of S30V steel  and the handle is made of anodized aluminum.

The design of the Fastball is very aesthetically pleasing with a slick and minimalist look. The colors are very pleasing too, the stone wash finish is appropriate to the targeted user along with its other main features: stylish, minimalist, practical, efficient, USA made.

With the implementation of the B.O.S.S. Technology with two ball bearings, Gerber has rendered the Fastball a pleasure to open and operate.
the detent ball, has a very positive feedback. The best way to describe it, especially if you have attended SHOT 2019, is to compare it to the Geissele Posi-Lock safety mechanism. This means that the blade doesn’t remain halfway open and always end its travel ,engaging the locking mechanism, making this knife extremely safe for one hand use.
We hope to see this technology slowly being applied to other existing models of the Gerber line.

The size and the shape are great for both every day carry and use.

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SOFIC 2018 | Gerber

Empower Auto Opening Knife

   

US-Assist S30V (Assisted Opening) and Empower in Black with Stonewash Blade (Auto)

A very interesting low-vis piece, the MINI COVERT AUTO
COYOTE BROWN, BLACK BLADE, FINE EDGE
Automatic Opening Knife

 

Crisis Hook Knife

 

Strap Cutter

SHOT Show 2018 | Gerber

Gerber 06 Auto and Covert Auto with Multicam™ Type 3 Anodizing

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SHOT Show 2017 | Gerber

Center Drive

The name of this product derives from the center-axis position of the screw-driver when opened. This allows the torque to be very effective and delivers a very professional and practical feature to the tool.

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It also comes with a multitude of other blades and tools that can be accessed without deploying or opening the pliers. The spring-loaded pliers borrow the one hand opening design from the historic 600 series. This tools seems to bring a combination of best features of its successful predecessors the MP1 and the 600 series.

Gerber Center Drive

Impromptu Tactical Pen in New Cerakote Colors

Gerber Impromptu

MP1 – AR

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DownRange Knives

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Urban Survivor Loadout

Urban Survivor Loadout Suunto Traverse Alpha

  • Suunto Traverse Alpha
  • aLokSak w/ Medkit
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Gerber Order
  • Oakley SI Detcord Cerakoted
  • S&S Precision Vlites
  • S&S Precision Manta Strobe
  • IR Chemlight
  • Smartphone with Magpul Case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch
  • Steiner T824
  • Gerber GhostStrike
  • Glock 19
  • Streamlight TLR-1 HL Tan
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Urban Survivor Environments Defensive Loadout

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  • Glock 19 gen 4 equipped with Streamlight TLR-1 HL (800 Lumen) in Flat Dark Earth color
  • Two magazines with 15 rounds of defensive ammo
  • Gerber Ghoststrike combat knife with Cerakote finish
  • Gerber Impromptu tactical pen
  • S&S Precision V-Lite
  • Gerber Order folding knife with Cerakote finish
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra flashlight
  • Oakley Standard Issue Ballistic DetCord sunglasses with Cerakote finish
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 with Magpul Field case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch

 

Triple Aught Design: Intercept Performance Denim | Review

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

Whether you are an operator overseas or a civilian carrying a concealed handgun at the mall, one of the most important aspects of urban operations is blending in. Camouflage is a interesting subject when it comes to being unnoticed to the human eye. How it works in the wilderness is clear to everybody, and we are not here to discuss that; but as soon as you reach civilization, it becomes a more complicated.

Two of the main aspects of urban “blending in” techniques are:

  1. Try to move with the crowds and avoid seeking any attention
  2. Dress casual and stay away from camo gear.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

In this article, we will focus on the second category: dressing casual (or in conjunction with the environment).

As of 2016, a good portion of the world shares some common “fashions” or “dress codes”. One color or piece of clothing that is well distributed and utilized throughout the globe is denim; this makes our job at “disappearing” much easier.

In the past years there has been a good variety of jackets, button shirts and even shoes on the market specifically designed for the tactical/performance segment of the market (concealed carry or “covert operations”); but casual pants were missing from this selection.

For a long time there has been a very wide gap between tactical pants and casual denim; the first being versatile and comfortable during high performance activities but with a lack of casual aesthetics, while the second being the exact opposite.  Now Triple Aught Design has made the right connection between these two much separated segments of market.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

The Intercept PD pants are extremely well crafted and are made in the United States. Triple Aught Design has really focused a lot of attention in quality and design through the development of this product.  The Performance Denim comes from America’s oldest working denim mill, from North Carolina, and it is woven with 1% elastane for better comfort during high performance activities.

As far as pocket usability the Intercept PD are basically a pair of Cargo pants that look like jeans; it is as simple as that. The five traditional pockets provide a classic look and feel to the product, while closer to the belt line are placed the 4 concealed pockets, designed with performance and weight bearing in mind. The close proximity of the pockets to the waist allows the user to carry heavier items (spare mags, multi-tools, flashlight, medical kits and much more) without any movement limitation, even while seated.

The Intercept PD are engineered with noise reduction in mind: instead of the classic zipper TAD has implemented a button closure of the groin (to avoid any noise of metallic moving parts) while the 9 pockets are deep and kept close to the user’s body by the elastic fabric, reducing any sort of movement of the content.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

The belt loops are large and heavy-duty, which is vital for carrying a tactical belt (especially with a holster, both Inside the Waistband and Outside the Waistband). Triple Aught Design has applied hidden triple needle stitching and bartacks throughout the whole product. Applied on the two front pockets is the TAD diamond reinforcement to protect from premature wear from knives, tools or flashlight clips.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

With the Intercept Performance Denim TAD is delivering a product of which the development really revolved around the operator. If you are looking for a way to disappear from the radar in an urban environment you should really add the Intercept Performance Denim to your list, they are worth each and every penny.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

For more information please visit Triple Aught Design’s website: store.tripleaughtdesign.com/Intercept-PD-Pant

Arc’teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

What you carry on your person everyday (or at least accessible close to you) may dictate the success or the failure of a difficult situation.

Whether it is a medical, practical or defensive scenario carrying basic or advance equipment is really important.

If you live in an urban environment and you are not always close to your vehicle it’s suggested to build an EDC kit in a backpack or a sling-bag.

In our opinion your self defense tools and equipment should be at all times on your person. We only use our backpack to store extra mags, but not our primary firearm. If the situation does not allow us to reach for our EDC backpack we sill have a concealed-carry handgun with mounted light and extra mag, a folding blade, a smartphone, a wallet, a tactical flashlight and a tourniquet. Keeping our EDC defensive tool in the same location will also provide efficiency and accuracy to the situation.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

We like to divide by priority and importance our daily-carry equipment into different levels.

Level 1: the EDC items carried on your belt and pant’s pockets.

Level 2: items in your bag directly accessible from the outside.

Level 3: items organized in pouches and dividers inside the bag.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

About the backpack:

One of the key features that we really like of the Blade’s design is its side-access. This allows us to open and extract the content without dropping the bag or revealing what’s inside. Arc’teryx has padded this bag like a tank, it is comfortable, light and extremely protective towards electronics or fragile items.

The Blade has many pockets, some visible and some hidden. On the top, next to the handle, there are two pockets: one specifically designed for eye wear and one for GP items. On the side there are three pockets: the admin pocket (with stitched organizers for admin tools), the main compartment and the laptop (or even ballistic plates) compartment. All the internal parts of the bag are made of hi-viz nylon for better efficiency. The hidden pocket is located on the lower back close to the body, and it is intended for documents, extra cash, copy of conceal carry permit or passport.

Even on the road this backpack is really handy, in case of an accident (especially at night) you can grab it, exit the vehicle and move towards a safe location without keeping any valuables in the car. In the admin pocket we have placed two S&S Precision V-Lites and a Manta strobe to mark our presence to other drivers or the authorities until we have access to roadside flares.

This backpack is efficient and feature-rich without screaming “tactical”. We like the adaptability of PALs webbing and we like Camo but in most urban environments it just stands out too much. The clean design of the Blade 24 allows to be “undetected”  or just not to stand out too much.

rc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Bag, Pouches and Cases:

Arc’teryx Blade 24

Maxpedition Fatty Organizer

Maxpedition Mini Organizer

Salewa Med Pouch (With personal kit)

6×6 Pals Multicam Pouch

Thule 13″ Laptop Case

Items directly accessible: 

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

Outdoor Research Halberd Sensor Tactical Gloves

Princeton Tec Remix MPLS Headlamp in Multicam

AKG Headphones

Boker VAT tool

Princeton Tec Switch light

S&S Precision V-lite Green

S&S Precision V-lite Blue

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Space Pen

Oakley SI Ballistic DetCord in Cerakote

Surefire E2D Defender Ultra

Pick Lock Kit with Tecnora and Kevlar Strings

Vapur 0.7 Water bottle

Items stored in pouches:

Pelican 1010 Case

Samsung 250gb T1 SDD

Storacell 123 Battery holder

Gerber MP1 Multiplier

550 Paracord

Gerber Shard Multitool

Surefire EP-1 C Ear Pro

Bic Lighter

Steiner T824 Compact Binoculars

Altoids Tin with basic Survival kit

Inforce 6vx backup Flashlight

Rite in the Rain notepad

Cyalume 6″ green

Samsung 13000mAh Battery Bank

Sharpie

Chargers for electronics

Med Kit:

1 x QuikClot Combat Gauze

2 x Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x Elastic Bandage

1 x Tourniquet

3 x Pharmaderm Antibiotic wipes

3 x BurnFree Gel

10 x Normal Band Aids

8 x Special Shape Band Aids

3 x 3M Steri-Strips

1 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (8″x 8″)

2 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x 3M Micropore Tape

1 x Surgical Tape

2 x Sterilized Gloves Nitrile

2 x Ketoprofen

10 x Ioperamide

2 x Paracetamole

2 x Amoxilline (antibiotics)

4 x Aspirin

4 x Iburofen

1 x Fine-Point Metal Tweezers

1 x Space Blaket

Inside Altoids Tin:

3 x 3M Steristrips

2 x Bandaids

2 x Iboprufen

4 x Antihistamine

4 x Water tabs

1 x 3M Ear Pro Backup

1 x Pencil w/ 1ft of tape and 20 ft of floss

4 x Stormproof matches

1 x Exotac firestarter

1 x Clip Compass

2 x BurnFree gel

1 x Alchool wipes

 

Gear Review | Gerber MP1

The multi-tool is the most versatile and useful piece of equipment that can be carried, whether you’re in a urban area or out in the country you should never leave the house without one. The multiplier is the updated and more complex version of this tool and it’s usually equipped with a set of wire cutters and needle nose pliers.

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