Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

June 22, 2017

What Police Should Know About Off-Duty Carry

Do you carry your weapon off-duty? Provisions in the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act allow for most off-duty officers to carry a concealed weapon, but there are a few things to consider before...

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Topics: Law Enforcement, Safety

June 14, 2017

How to Stay Cool in Full Gear

Vel Tye manufactures quality tactical gear for police officers, firemen, and military personnel, among others. Many of our loyal customers work in extreme heat, from the deserts of the Middle East...

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Topics: Body Armor, Gear, Safety

June 07, 2017

What Firefighters Should Know About Tactical Gear

There are well over 1,100,000 local firefighters currently employed in the U.S. alone. While many describe themselves as career firemen and women, a clear majority – over 800,000 – put their lives...

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Topics: First Responder

May 19, 2017

3 Ways to Protect your K9 Officer in the Field

K9 officers are some of the unsung heroes of law enforcement. Canine units have actually been in use in America since the early 20th century. In that time they’ve kept billions of dollars in drugs...

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Topics: Canine, K9, Law Enforcement, Military

May 11, 2017

Five Things You Can Carry With a Low-Vis Magazine Carrier

Every piece of gear should serve a purpose. The items you decide to take into the field can literally save your life; they can hinder your movement or, hopefully, improve your performance. Vel...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Gear, Vest

May 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Kit as Light as Possible


Tactical gear should be as comfortable to carry as it is effective. If your gear kit is too heavy, it runs the risk of slowing you down; when you’re in the field, every second counts....
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Topics: Body Armor, Comfort, Gear, Gear Maintenance, Materials, Safety

May 04, 2017

Infographic: Five Gear Essentials for Police Officers


There are gear essentials for police officers that will be issued to you as part of your uniform and duty kit - firearm, handcuffs, body camera, and perhaps a tactical vest. But there are so...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Gear, Infographic, Law Enforcement

April 27, 2017

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tactical Protection Gear


When you’re faced with the unknown each day, you want to be sure you’re wearing protective gear that works. Your safety matters and you shouldn’t delay when it’s time to get new tactical...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Body Armor, Gear, Gear Maintenance, Materials, Safety

April 10, 2017

First Responders and Tactical Accessories: How You Can Save Vital Time



In the field, seconds matter. If you’re a first responder, wasted time can be the difference between life and death. Your tactical pack matters and the accessories you choose could save you...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Body Armor, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Tactical Gear, VELCRO

April 05, 2017

Infographic: 5 Gear Essentials for First Responders



As a first responder or emergency medical technician, every second matters when lives are on the line. Even with an ambulance packed with all the requisite medical equipment, keeping your gear...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Infographic, Safety, Tactical Gear