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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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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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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Two New Voodoo Packs Offer Options

We are pleased to offer two new packs from Voodoo Tactical, the Low Drag backpack and the Versa All Weather Ruck. Both packs are available in black, olive green and coyote tan.

LowDragPackThe Low Drag pack is designed for those who want a more compact, shortened pack without sacrificing carrying capacity. Stout where other packs are tall, the low drag pack allows you to carry a significant load higher on your back. This makes it a good option for shorter customers who may find large bags like the Tobago too tall.

Voodoo’s Low Drag pack is a great size for a bug out bag – large enough to carry plenty of gear, but not so large you need a crew of three to carry it. It features three fields of MOLLE PALS webbing that allow you to selectively add additional pouches and tie down points on the bottom to attach a bedroll, sleeping bag or tent.

It would also make an ideal travel or every day carry pack for those who want the durability and performance of a tactical bag but do not wish to look too “military.”

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Get High Speed Gear Now at Captain Dave’s

We are pleased to announce that Captain Dave’s has because an authorized distributor of High Speed Gear, Inc., and has added several models of TACOs and there other MOLLE equipment to our store, with more product coming in soon. You can stop by and get a hands-on look or shop online. Keep in mind that any item you see in our online store is in stock and most orders ship in one business day.

 

HSGI Double Decker TacoMaybe you have heard of High Speed Gear, or maybe you’ve seen photos of of their products in magazines such as Recoil, but you really can’t fully understand how well made their products are and how slick they work until you’ve put your hands on it. Their pouches start where most of the others have left off, thanks to an innovative design that expands and contracts to safely and securely hold its contents.

 

The HSGI line of TACOs is the next step in the evolution of the tactical magazine pouch. Each TACO – and they come in multiple configurations – is flexible enough to fit a wide range of sizes. For example, their standard TACO designed to hold one rifle pouch will hold your standard AR15/M4 magazine as well as polymer magazines like the Magpul, which are sometimes a tight fit in other brands. But the same TACO pouch will also hold an AK47 magazine, and an AR10 magazine. Of course, it fits mags for the FAL, M14 and H&Ks as well. It’s also flexible enough to hold flash bangs, smoke grenades and other equipment.

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Southern Grind Knives Now Available at Captain Dave’s

We are proud to announce that Captain Dave is now an authorized dealer for Zac Brown’s Southern Grind knives. Made in the United States – Georgia, to be exact – these high-quality blades are nice enough to suit the collector but tough enough to use every day. These knives are semi-custom, meaning that each knife is hand assembled and produced to fill our specific order.

 

For a limited time, all Southern Grind Knives ship free to the lower 48 states

 

Captain Dave’s usually has more than 100 different knives in our display case, and the Southern Grind Bad Monkey folding knives fill a definite niche above the traditional folders we offer from companies like CRKT, Syderco and SOG. Compared to a mass produced knife from the likes of Gerber or Cold Steel, the materials, workmanship and attention to detail of the Bad Monkey stands out.

 

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New Polymer FAL Moses Mag Available

We are pleased to announce that the Captain Dave’s is now stocking the Moses Mag, the new, lightweight, polymer magazine for FALs. This robust, ribbed magazine will fit both inch and metric receivers and holds 20 rounds of .308/7.62×51.

Each magazine weighs less than 5 ounces, about half the weight of the traditional steel magazines. So if you were to carry 8 magazines on your chest rig, you’d be saving 2 pounds. 12 magazines is a savings of three pounds. And when you are humping full rig, every little bit helps.

Check out this stress test and see the magazine in action.

Protect Your Weapons with a Rugged Hard-Shell Case

We have sold the Voodoo Tactical padded weapons cases for years, and these are quite popular with customers who need a case to carry their weapons to the range or in the field. Voodoo Tactical makes a wide range of sizes and offers soft cases designed for shotguns, subguns, carbines, hunting rifles, and even large .50 caliber sniper rifles. Their cases come in a wide range of colors and styles, including lockable cases that allow customers in states like California to meet the legal requirements of transporting their weapons in a locked case.

 

Quick Fire double pistol case

Quick Fire double pistol case

As good as the Voodoo Tactical padded weapons cases are, however, they do not meet the standards for checking weapons on an airline. In general, airlines require that the weapons be in a lockable, hard case. When you consider that a weapon checked on an airline will be out of your sight and out of your control for hours, having a tough, solidly built, lockable case is a darn good idea. Captain Dave’s has added a new line of hard shell firearm cases from Quick Fire Cases that we feel are top of the line.

 

Quick Fire offers a range of waterproof pistol cases, shotgun cases, and rifle cases, but one thing that truly sets them apart is the foam inside the case. This durable, mil-spec foam will protect your weapon from extreme handling and resists solvents so it won’t be degraded by gun oils. The foam inserts also come pre-cut to fit your specific weapon or, in the multi-fit pistol cases, to fit more than 50 different models of pistols, from compact to full size.  And because the foam inserts are molded to fit your weapon, you do not need to spend time manually configuring your case to your gun.

 

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