New Products: Blue Lives Matter

We’ve supported Law Enforcement before there were Social Media campaigns and when # was just a funny symbol on your telephone keypad. Captain Dave’s is happy to help you cut through the noise with our new products specifically designed to show your support. Whether you’re snapping selfies at the shooting range or keeping a low profile, these products will show that you #BackTheBlue with pride.

 

 

Here are our recommendations:

 

For the social media savvy: Looking for that bold, colorful, and eye-catching style? We recommend the new Blue Lives Matter T-Shirt by Erazor Bits. With the phrases “Blue Lives Matter” and “Honor the Lives That Protect Yours” stamped on the front and back, people will know exactly where you stand the second you walk in the room. This high-quality, heavy-weight 100% preshrunk cotton features a metallic American flag and police badge graphic on the front and back to ensure that your message is conveyed in complete comfort.

 

 

Bonus: This shirt is perfect for social media photos and pairs nicely with the popular tag, #BlueLivesMatter.

 

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Maximalist Footwear: Boots That Protect Your Feet & Back

You’ve heard of minimalist footwear? Well, now there’s Maximalist footwear for those of us who don’t want to run barefoot, especially on the job.

New FATT MAXX Tactical Research Boots at Captain Dave's

The Fatt Maxx line from Tactical Research by Belleville Boots is designed to maximize the cushioning between your feet and the ground, increasing both comfort and rebound when you walk, run, stand, or march. Great for the field, but also a welcome relief when you have to pull a double shift and spend most of it on your feet.

 

How do they do it? By combining the exclusive Vibram® Ballistic outsole and an ultra cushioning, shock absorbing Fatt Maxx midsole, the Maxx Series allows your foot to sink deeply into the sole and offers more shock absorbancy than other leading athletic tactical boots. For added comfort, boot-wearers with high arches or flat feet have the option to replace the top insole for the ultimate customized fit.

New FATT MAXX Boots from Tactical Research

If you are law enforcement or EMS, this brand new line is the perfect investment for those of you looking to protect your feet and back.

 

Captain Dave’s is proud to be one of the first to offer the Fatt Maxx line on our website and storefront. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a new pair of boots, now is the perfect time to stop in and experience this ultimate performance gear.

 

New Thermals for Ajax: Our First Major Winter Storm

With the first major winter storm of the season, Ajax, hovering over the Mid-West and the Rockies, now is the time to prepare for the cold conditions and rain that will sweep across the country this week and throughout the Winter season. If you plan to work or play outdoors in the cold, be sure to layer up your clothes and cover up your extremities for optimal comfort and protection.

New Thermals for Ajax

We are offering three new styles of thermal underwear that make ideal base layers for a variety of outdoor activities and conditions. Moisture on your skin from snow or sweat will cause you to feel cold and clammy and will pull away the body heat you are trying to protect. This means that the fabric you chose in a base layer should align with your level of activity.

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Back To School Sale: All Cargo Shorts are 10% Off

According to Dierdre Clement, author of the book Dress Casual: How College Kids Redefined American Style, “In wearing cargo shorts, polo shirts, New Balance sneakers, and baseball hats, we are ‘living out’ our personal identifications as a middle-class Americans.”

And to think, we like cargo shorts simply because it’s hot out and they have lots of pockets so we can carry our stuff.

Whether you need new shorts because you want to express your sense of freedom, make a person style statement, or simply head back to school with the newest camouflage patterns, you can save 10% and get free shipping when you shop our limited-time sale at shop.captaindaves.com.

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Product Spotlight: Combat Knives by Spartan Blades

There’s very little that makes us happier than days when new knives are delivered. Okay, so maybe we’re happiest when there are doughnuts on delivery day (hint, hint, Dave), but there’s nothing like cracking open the packaging on a brand new knife, especially if it’s from Spartan Blades. We were especially happy to recieve three brilliantly designed modern interpretations of classic combat knives: the Spartan-George V-14 Dagger, the Difensa, and the Spartan-Harsey Hunter.

 

A Spartan Blade is a worthy investment for serious serivce members, hunters, outdoorsmen, and knife afficianados because it will thrive for years in harsh settings. Spartan designs are used by elite military units and martial agencies of the U.S. Government and now Canada, and are used in hand to hand combat in Iraq and Afghanistan which means that the knife you buy is held up to the highest of standards. After wiping the drool from our chins we passed the blades over to our knife guy to help us explain our excitement.

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Ranger Up: Unapologetically American

Wearing a Ranger Up shirt can be a bold statement for the discerning customer, including veterans, law enforcement officers and patriotic Americans.  And what better time to proclaim your support for the American way of life than right now?

 

We are proud to offer and recommend Ranger Up shirts and are pleased to put them on sale for a limited time.  Right now, they are as low as $20.95 and every shirt comes with free shipping to the Continental U.S.

 

Some of our favorite designs are tailored to law enforcement officers. Collections like the popular Sheepdog designs that state “There are wolves. There are sheep. I am the sheepdog.” or “Evil Exists When People Ignore It” pay tribute to often under-appreciated officers. Another favorite is the Thin Blue Line collection that honors officers as the dividing line between “Order” and “Chaos.”

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Product Spotlight: ArmorLite and Isobrite Tactical Watches

 

Someone is counting on you to be there at exactly 0300 hours. Whether you’re scouting the north face of the mountain in the pouring rain, kicking in a door in a tactical search for a narcotics raid, or meeting with Japanese business men across time zones, you need a watch you can read at all times, no matter what.

 

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The black Professional Series tactical watch.

You’ll be happy to know that Captain Dave’s now stocks ArmourLite and Iso-Brite tactical watches that can withstand the abuse that normal, every-day watches just can’t handle. ArmourLite and IsoBrite watches are designed with military personnel, law enforcement officers, first repsonders, and outdoorsmen in mind, meaning that each model is strong, durable, accurate, easy to use, and most importantly, tough. After testing the watches ourselves, here’s what we found out:

 

You can read it in complete, pitch-black darkness. Once your flashlight battery runs down, the lantern is out, and the campfire is cold, you can still read the markers on an ArmourLite watch without needing to expose it to light first. This is because all ArmourLite and IsoBrite watches are marked tritium illumination like the night sites for your pistol. The tritium has a half-life of 13.5 years which means that your watch will remain lit for over 20 years straight.

 

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We Sell Stuff Amazon and eBay Won’t

Sell Stuff

We love marketplaces and are proud to partner with many of the leading online marketplaces. They often push the envelope in terms of fast shipping and ease of use, and are responsible for many improvements in eCommerce over the years.

 

But they don’t sell everything.

 

Even in this day and age, there are brands that do not want their products sold via online marketplaces, so authorized dealers like us can’t sell them there. This is often because the manufacturer does not want online sellers to undercut their stocking dealers, but sometimes it is because brands think it undercuts the premium image they are pursuing.

 

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Free Shipping For Everything, and Price Parity, too

Effective July 1, we are pleased to offer all our customers in the lower 48 states a free shipping option with every single purchase you make at Captain Dave’s online store.

We’ve also instituted price parity across most of the platforms we sell on, so the final price you pay — after shipping is included — should be the same regardless of whether you buy it on our web site, on Amazon.com, on Walmart.com, or on Sears.com. Prices on our site should also be the same or in some cases even lower than what you see in our eBay store.

To save even more, sign up for our newsletter and from time to time we’ll pass along closeouts, discounts and other promos.

Free Shipping on Canned Meats

Sloppy JoeWorried about the rising cost of meat? (Hamburger now costs $4.25 per pound, up 85.5% since 2010.)

Worried that you might not have enough long-term storage food to last through a natural disaster or an economic collapse?

Putting up a couple cases or canned meats in your pantry will go a long way to addressing both issues. And if you own a pressure canner, you can up all sorts of meats and meat-based dishes to have on hand for the future.

But not everyone has the time, the know-how, or the equipment to can their own meats. And that’s why we heartily recommend Survival Cave canned meats. We have cases of canned beef, chicken, turkey and pork available in our online store right now with free shipping to the Continental U.S.

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