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“How’s everybody doing”? “Stay healthy”! It’s how we open and close every conversation. Gone are the days when we wish people to stay safe and wait for them to come back to base. We know you put yourself on the line to complete the mission. We all knew there was always the possibility of a silent enemy like this. But now it’s here and we’re expected to be socially distant to confront the enemy. It’s not what we typically train for. It’s not our day-to-day.

At Quantico Tactical we pride ourselves on helping you prepare for every mission. It’s typically gear like helmets, weapon lights, portable power units, antennas, routers and various other personal or weapon accessories. Now we need to make sure we have all the proper medical tools at our disposal. We have been working with companies night and day to line these tools up. Not just getting brand names on our page, but actually working with the companies to verify the products. We work with these companies daily to check inventories and process orders. But like every order, we will confirm your order with the manufacturer before we process it. We need to be sure that we can deliver what we promise to deliver.

Quantico Tactical started as a small business outlet that provided high quality gear at great prices. Since those early days we have grown to over 50 employees and service the Department of Defense, federal law enforcement agencies, fire and emergency services, state and local law enforcement as well as business to business.

Even though we have grown so much over the last 16 years we believe that we need to be an industry leader in distributing the products our customers need to have. Today we are rated as a DLA Gold Superior Supplier and one of the largest contractors with the Tailored Logistics Support Program.

As an industry leader, we have sourced the products you need. We talk directly with the manufacturers and have an open, award winning complete purchase cycle. Join us by calling to discuss your wants and needs, COVID 19 related or not. We have the best products for the best people.

Stay safe and healthy.

ReadiMask

Here at Quantico Tactical we have been working hard to get you the products you need. We have partnered with Global Safety First, the manufacturer of #ReadiMask, to supply N95 masks.

These masks have transformed the surgical face mask industry.

 

Approved and certified for use by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This multipurpose #N95 respirator, NIOSH approved in March of 2019, is changing the market with its unique technology as the only respirator that seals to your face using a hypoallergenic medical adhesive with sizes for both children and adults.

 

ReadiMask has demonstrated that their patented design can filter out a minimum of 95% of airborne particles under worst case test conditions (even pepper spray!). ReadiMask passed all tests including: Sodium Chloride, Inhalation Resistance, Exhalation Resistance, Bacterial Filtration, Viral Filtration, and Dry Spore. This mask meets all the needs while being virtually weightless and compact enough to fit comfortably in your pocket or pack until needed.

 

#MadeInUSA.

 

Scout Light Pro is Authorized for USAF

Running out of rail estate? Need flexibility mounting a white light?

We all know that we have more accessories available for our rifles than ever before.  And having a white light on the rail is standard.  But the #SureFire #Scoutlight Pro weapon light raises the bar by which all other weapon lights are measured.  You’ve trusted the SureFire Scout Light for years.  This new Pro version features the new Low-Profile Mount, LPM.  The new LPM delivers unprecedented versatility by allowing the user to optimize the lights’ position relative to the handguard and the laser aiming device (if installed). For the first time we need no specialty after-market products to ‘custom fit’ our gear.  The Scout Light is proven rugged and reliable; the LPM can be easily and securely attached to any MILSTD-1913 or M-LOK rail.  The Scout Light Pro with the LPM is a tactical powerhouse, featuring a recoil-proof, premium LED that generates 1000 blinding lumens from two 123A batteries.  Focused through SureFire’s proprietary TIR lens, it produces a far-reaching, high-intensity beam with ample surround light.  The shrouded Z68 push-button tailcap provides easy, instant activation with a single click.  Constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminum with a Mil-Spec Hard-Anodized finish, and O-ring sealed to keep out the elements.  The tough Scout Light Pro will help you adapt and overcome in combat conditions without any sacrifice in weapon maneuverability.

Scout Light Pro is authorized for purchase for USAF.

The Scout Light Pro has a great set of features.

  • New Surefire Low-Profile Mount, LPM, greatly enhances versatility, allowing the user to mount the Scout LIght Pro in the optimal position on any MIL-STD-1913 or M-LOK rail.
  • Virtually indestructible ultra-high-output LED generates 1000 lumens of blinding light; produces tactical-level light for 1.25 hours on two 123A batteries.
  • TIR lens shapes versatile beam with enough reach and surround light for medium to longer range operations.
  • Mil-Spec Hard-Anodized aerospace aluminum body, tempered window and O-ring seals make the Scout Light Pro rugged, durable and combat ready.
  • Reliable activation via Z68 momentary/constant-on push-button switching with protective shroud.

Panasonic Toughbook

The first time I saw #Panasonic #Toughbook, I knew that Toughbooks would be the only computer that could stand up to Marines’ rough treatment.  I was assigned to the Marine Corps Tactical System Support Activity (MCTSSA) as an engineer and we put those devices (CF-27s back then) to the test and they kept working.   As a deployed CommO years later, I was grateful for the wise choice by some of the program managers and engineers to give the operating units equipment that would hold up.  As a result of their proven performance, those Toughbooks have become pervasive throughout our tactical and weapon system networks because of their reliability and durability.  As those networks and weapon systems have increased in complexity, demanding more connectivity and performance options, the Panasonic Toughbook line has kept pace.  Released in 2019, Panasonic’s CF-33 2-in-1 laptop can run from laptop office computer, mobile tablet, to deployed laptop/tablet.  I have not run over it with a JLTV, but I have put it in my pack and traveled with it, had hirsute operators playing with it while I try to explain its features, and it’s taken the beating I’ve given it.  Here’s why I love mine:

 

The first feature I noticed on my CF-33 is its standard, beautiful #4K, 13”, 2160X1440, 3:2, 10-point capacitive glove-touch, rainproof screen.  Running WinTak on it, the maps and icons on it are crisp and clear.  Photos and videos displayed on it are vibrant and realistic.  With a 1080p webcam (with on/off indicator) with dual array mic, video teleconferences are clear and lifelike (bandwidth permitting, of course).  The screen comes with an anti-reflective treatment, so during outdoor daytime use the screen is still viewable.  If a fingerprint on a screen drives one crazy as it does me, this screen holds out longer than most commercial tablets before needing a wipe, but one can always use the integrated IP55 stylus.  Having several other higher end graphics computers and tablets of my own, I find this screen to be every bit as pleasing, and I don’t have to put a protective case around it to keep it working.

 

The interface and expansion configurations that come with a CF-33 are significant, and they are nearly evenly divided between the tablet portion and the premium keyboard portion.  On my tablet configuration, I have an embedded CAC card reader, Ethernet, micro SDXC, USB-A, HDMI, DS-9, and a nano-SIM port (more on this to follow).  My premium keyboard has SDXC, HDMI, USB 3.0 X 2, USB 2.0, and DS-9.  All the interfaces come with a lockable cover with that satisfying “click” so that one knows it’s closed.  Panasonic understands that backwards compatibility to older or highly specialized equipment is still needed, so it has not eliminated those interfaces.  Splitting the interfaces between the tablet and the keyboard makes mobility so much easier.  With a removable solid state hard drive, one can leave the keyboard docked (it’s backwards compatible with older docking solutions, too) at the desk, move over the required connections to the tablet, and go!  There’s a power port on the tablet as well as the keyboard, so make sure one brings a charger (buy a second one).  The tablet includes dual, hot swappable batteries that provide 10 hours of work time, but one can get extended life batteries that will give you 20 hours, if needed. 

 

For connectivity, one can implement the aforementioned Ethernet (10/100/1000), or dual band wireless (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with a high gain antenna, but that nano-SIM port makes the CF-33 4G/LTE capable via AT&T (including FirstNet), Verizon, Sprint and Panasonic’s P.180 network.  The P.180 Network is a great option for those world travelers who don’t have the time, or the staff, to coordinate getting local connectivity at the distant location.  P.180 provides end-to-end connectivity for the entire line of Toughbook devices and it works in 180 countries for a set monthly price.  Go anywhere in their network and it’s the same monthly bill with no roaming fees.  Panasonic has coordinated with carriers in all the countries to provide service to its Toughbook P.180 customers.  While one needs to be in an area with a providers coverage, it may be a good alternative to constantly buying local SIM chips, or paying high international data fees from the normal carriers.  If I were planning global missions again, I’d talk to Panasonic about this capability to determine suitability and security. 

 

There are a variety of features I have yet to explore on my CF-33, but I’m looking forward to finding them and seeing how they work.  While I will always love those older Toughbooks, the capabilities and uses of the CF-33 exceed them.  I’ve developed college course videos on it, done some Android development on it, and implemented WinTak servers on it and it’s worked flawlessly.  It truly can be the desktop to deployed device, as well as the mobility solution.  At just over 6 lbs, it’s not designed to be the “business traveler” laptop, unless one’s business is military, law enforcement, or emergency services operations.  It’s worth the weight!

 

COVID 19

Well here we are.  COVID 19 has us all changing our routines.  We typically get the chance to see you at tradeshows, industry days and demonstrations, like AUSA, Shot Show and Modern Day Marine.  These venues offer a great opportunity to see you face-to-face.  We get to learn what problems you are facing and we get to educate you on the latest solutions.  Unfortunately, with the current circumstances these events have been canceled and seeing you face-to-face is a little more difficult.  We want to be safe and want you to be safe.  To do that we need to keep our physical distance but we want to connect with you to inform you of the best products in the world for your mission.  Launching now is our new blog as an addition to our website.  We’ll fill this blog with the best, most relevant products and brands that we think you need to know about.  If you want more specific information about a product, pricing or availability please email at Quotes@QuanticoTactical.com.

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