In 2007, 5.11 Tactical Gear was ranked #211 among the Fortune 500 Inc. by revenue growth. The ranking was based on its annual position and was held privately by U.S Corporations. Key purpose of 5.11 Tactical is to create products, which can enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and fire-fighting professionals, and to sell these products under the registered trademarks, 5.11 Tactical. The company is an industry leader in creating products based upon durability, quality and value and delivering head to toe functional and innovative gear. 5.11 Tactical Gear has created various tactical equipments, right from tactical clothing, uniforms, outerwear, eye-wears, desert boots to gun holsters, tactical and combat knives, benchmade knives.
Tactical knives were originally made for the military to use in combat or to use as a tool out in the field. Tactical Knives have a variety of functions including helping soldiers in wilderness survival situations, acting as an effective combat or self-defense weapon, and some were even designed with a small serration for sawing of small branches. Even small throwing knives can be classified as tactical knives since Special Forces are trained to use these weapons during combat. Tactical knives can also be used by farmers and other persons whose work is primarily in the outdoors. Hence it cannot be only considered as law enforcement equipment just for military or some sort of tactical operations. Tactical knives are commonly sharper than ordinary knives and how one handles the knife is important to ensure the safety of both the person carrying the knife. A tactical knife can also be used for simple purposes for odd jobs like cutting open boxes or cutting rope.
Range Master 5.11 Tactical Gearoffer an array of tactical knives ranging from utility knives to modified clip point knives and even tactical side rescue tool. The 5.11 Tactical DRT Folding Knife is ideal law enforcement equipment- Plain Edge is a DRT folding knife that fits into any pocket, pack, or pouch, ensuring it’s availability wherever and whenever you need it. The blade is a plain edge Spear Point blade with Black Oxide coating and made of AUS8 heat treated to HRC 57-60 hardness.
The 5.11 Tactical LMC Modified Clip Point is a newer model design that includes a lightweight midsized carry folder with a modified point clip blade. The knife offers a 3.25” hollow ground satin finish Modified Clip Point blade with plain edge and a 3 mm AUS8 blade steel hardened to 57-60 HRC blades. The Range Master5.11 Tactical LMC Modified Clip Point offers an ergonomically grip with virtually indestructible Black textured FRN Scales and a reversible/removable clip that allows left and right hand tip down carry position options.
5.11 Tactical has partnered with Steve Tarani, a subject matter expert (SME) adviser to US FBI, US DEA, US TSA, US NSA and other agencies as well as an active federal use-of-force training contractor utilized by US DOJ, US DHS, US DOD and OGA. Tarani is also the architect of the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on the carry and usage of knives by federal, state and municipal peace officers. The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade is a complete collaboration of those efforts. The 511 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade is a S30V Crucible blade steel, Teflon finish designed and built by Steve Tarani. The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade also includes a sheath with neck chain and pull the dot loops for inside the-waist-belt wearer.
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