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Electric California – G.I Joe Themed Snow Goggles

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015


Electric California is selling several models of snow goggles with G.I. Joe and Cobra themed straps.


Revision Partners With SOG To Offer A Holiday Sale Combo

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Revision has partnered up with SOG Knives to offer a special holiday sale combo: purchase a pair of Hellfly ballistic sunglasses with a SOG Trident Mini folding knife and receive a special discount, a total savings of 57% off MSRP for both items individually. Like all good things, this deal will come to an end – its available until December 16 or while supplies last (only 500 total).


Tactical Distributors – 4th Of July Blowout Sale

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Tactical Distributors is having another sale, celebrating the day of independence of the United States of America! The sale runs from today, July 2nd, to midnight July 7th. 20% off everything storewide (excluding EOTech, Aimpoint, and SureFire) with free overnight shipping on all orders $100 and over (excluding oversized orders and most Pelican cases). Just use promo code ‘LIBERTY20’ at checkout.


Tactical Distributors Memorial Day Sale – Extended

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Tactical Distributors has extended its Memorial Day sale through today, so there’s still a bit of time to take advantage of the 20% discount on all items on the site (excluding EOTech and Aimpoint) and free overnight shipping on orders over $100 (excluding Pelican cases and oversized orders). Use promo code ‘HOTDOG20’ at checkout to apply the discount.

TD Memorial Day Sale

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Tactical Distributors is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a huge sale! 20% off all items in the store (excluding EOTech and Aimpoint) with all orders over $100 getting free overnight shipping (excluding oversized orders and Pelican cases). It starts midnight tonight (EDT) and ends May 28th at midnight. Use promo code ‘HOTDOG20’ at checkout to apply the discount.

Darley Defense Day and Smith Optics

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Soldier Systems Daily has reported on Smith Optics Elite before, if you recall. Here’s a candid look at the Tactical Boogie Regulator from the Darley Defense Day at Ft. Lewis. (Smith Optics are the guys who serialize their lenses, the way companies do body armor.) For more information, contact Duffy Cavanaugh [Duffy(at)Darley.com].



SHOT Show 2012: The Body Specs “Pistol” EyePro

Friday, January 27th, 2012

As you might have expected, there were a number of sunglasses, goggles and other types of eyepro at SHOT. Body Specs had several on display, but the most interesting were the Pistol model. They’re a fairly high impact wrap style eye-pro, hard coated for scratch resistance and all the usual tacti-goggle-glass features.

The cool thing about them, however, was the adjustability feature. The lenses are capable of telescoping out and panascoping up and down (angling), allowing you to adjust for length (fit from your face) and the cant of the goggles themselves. Whether you’re one of those good looking guys make everything look good or one of those big mongoloid types with a huge forehead, you can fine tune the fit. Cant them down so they don’t bump your eyebrows, adjust if so they aren’t molested by the front of your helmet, the lighting or your shooting position. If you prefer an adjustment from when you’re got a helmet on versus when it’s off, easily done (same as if you prefer a modification from standing to prone).

The nosepiece has a wide contact area, doesn’t seem to slip at all, and supports an Rx insert if you need corrective lenses, and they have some new specialized purple or brown lenses made for competitive shooters.

One question we’d have would be how frequently you can adjust them before they begin to wear down. Upon first try, they have sufficient resistance but in fairness we’d have to ask long term would they start slipping on their own? It would be impossible to say without putting them through field trials, but at first glance and a quick “try-on” they feel pretty good. In any case, they only run $40 retail, which is pretty inexpensive compared to some of the Gucci military goggles and better known eyepro. Might be worth taking a crack at it.

Bod Specs is a woman-, veteran-owned business based in Grass Valley, CA. You can call 530-268-8882 or e-mail the owner directly at Anna@bodyspecs.com. They do have a distributor on the GSA Schedule if you need one.

The Pistol comes with smoke and clear lenses, retention lanyard and a semi-rigid carry case you can attach to your gear should you be so inclined. Oh, and the Pistol has an NSN:
4240-01-526-9637. More at the Body Specs website.

Good Gear: a Graphic Demonstration

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

This is quite a selection of gear from the Mad Duo. Raven Concealment, 5.11 Tactical, LED Lenser, Darrel Ralph Knives, Tactical Tailor, Bravo 5, Legion Firearms, T.I.E. Tactical, Warrior Wound Care, I.C.E. Training, SAR Global Tools and of course…butter, 5-hour energy, B12 energy powder, butter from Kokomos, Tabasco, OC spray and miscellaneous other things (like used family planning devices).

Only at a Vegas SHOT Show eh?

Tactical Fanboy: Quite an eclectic mix of gear and...condiments?

Practical Testing: MilSim Eye Safety

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Here are a couple pretty good videos on goggles, facemasks and eye safety for you MilSim shooters out there. Wearing eye-pro should be a no-brainer along the lines of “don’t get drunk and stick try to have sex with the garbage disposal while it’s on, or ever“, but we still see knuckleheads pushing their goggles up, removing their glasses or otherwise imperiling their vision. While this would seem to be a Darwinian situation that is self-correcting, people make mistakes, and we’d hate to see someone lose part or all of their vision to a simple screw-up or a moment of absent-mindedness. (TFB Knuckledragger, one of our other writers, tells us he met an AF Security Forces guy on Masirah Island right after 9/11 who was unable to pursue his dream of trying for the CCTs because he’d screwed up and taken a paintball to the eye. This isn’t to say his career in the AF wasn’t honorable or worthy of respect, but it wasn’t the dream he might very well have realized if not for one moment of lapsed judgment.)

Anyway, check it out. Do it safe.



Cocoons Eyewear

Monday, August 8th, 2011

If you’re like me, you wear prescription eyewear, and while vision lenses are fairly inexpensive a good pair of prescription sunglasses might not be. That’s why I own a pair of Cocoons. Cocoons Eyewear is a company that specializes in a variety of OverRx® optics, from sunglasses to clip-ons. Besides being more affordable than a pair of dedicated prescription sunglasses, they also offer an extra layer of eye protection, making them useful in training with firearms. Each pair of Cocoons sunglasses also comes with a case and ‘Ultra Soft DuraCloth’.


3ACTIVE™ 3D Glasses In Camouflage

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Dimensional Optics, a company that specializes in the development of active and passive 3D eyeware, now offers several of their line of 3ACTIVE™ 3D glasses in two styles of camouflage patterns: Desert and Jungle. Aside from the camouflage design, like all Dimensional Optics 3ACTIVE™ 3D glasses the glasses are lightweight with flexible temples for increased comfort, come with a storage case and cleaning cloth and feature rechargeable batteries. Factor in the relatively low price compared to other active 3D glasses and you have a great choice in 3D eyeware for gamers and military members alike.

Original press release – PR Web

This article was written by Richard W. Graves, head writer for tacticalfanboy.com