Gift Ideas: Tactical

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The next person on your shopping list — and perhaps the most fun person to shop for — is the tactical guy. Whether he’s adding a new pistol to his handgun collection every other week or frequently adding a new knife to his everyday carry, the tactical guy on your shopping list is always ready for what could happen at any given time.

To assist you with your shopping endeavors, we’ve curated this list of 20 purpose-built tools — pens, knives, flashlights, etc. — and other tactical gear for the guy who’s always prepared.

The James Brand Chapter Knife

The James Brand Chapter Knife

Despite a market full of feature-rich, indestructible pocket folding knives, the Chapter Knife maintains a sleek, minimalist design unique from the rest of the pack and perfect for everyday carry. It boasts a rust-free stainless steel blade with either a serrated combo blade or straight blade, along with a lightweight titanium frame-lock construction that will last a lifetime. – Buy It

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

The Dango Tactical Wallet measures in at a mere 0.3 inches thick and has quite a bit more going for it than the wallet you’re more than likely carrying right now — namely a 6061 aerospace grade aluminum construction wrapped in genuine leather, RFID-blocking capabilities, enough room for 12 cards and some cash, and a removable carbon stainless steel multi-tool with over 14 different functions. – Buy It

Camelbak Magnum Force Tactical Gloves

Camelbak Magnum Force Tactical Gloves

These seriously-tactical gloves from Camelbak feature everything an operator would want in their field gear — Kevlar-reinforced hard knuckle protection, abrasion-resistant palms, a rugged but breathable synthetic construction, EVA foam trigger finger protection, and fingertips that are tacky enough to perform other tasks that don’t include emptying a .45 caliber magazine — in one sleek design. – Buy It

Duke Cannon Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant

Duke Cannon Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant

Chapped lips don’t have to be, and your lip balm needn’t be the same one your lady friend everyday carries in her purse. Give your lips the protection they need with Duke Cannon Cannonball Lip Protectant — a brand tested and approved by active duty military personnel. – Buy It

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Gerber’s rugged Impromptu Tactical Pen features a simple push button mechanism that reveals an ink cartridge that can write in all positions and in wet or dry weather, a tempered steel tip window punch, and a machined steel construction that renders it heavy and sturdy enough to effectively double as a self defense weapon. – Buy Now

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife

Spyderco Para Military 2 Knife

With a 3.44 inch S30V steel blade, a G-10 scaled handle, and Spyderco’s round hole for deploying the blade with one hand, the Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 is compact, lightweight, sharp as hell, and a perfectly acceptable EDC knife that has consistently found it’s way into countless everyday carry kits since it’s release. – Buy It

Surefire R1 Lawman Flashlight

Surefire R1 Lawman

The R1 Lawman delivers up to an impressive 1,000 lumens of light output and boasts a tactical tail cap switch with three separate output modes along with three different light output levels via a head switch. It’s also as tough or tougher than your other tactical gear thanks to a Mil-spec hard anodized aluminum construction that has been gasket-sealed to keep out all of the elements — moisture, dirt, dust, and sand. – Buy It

GoRuck GR1 Backpack

GoRuck GR1

From cities to warzones, the GoRuck offers professional Special Forces-grade durability in a minimalist 21-liter design. Exterior features include a covert easy-access front slant drop pocket and triple-row MOLLE webbing for gear attachment. Its covert bombproof laptop compartment sits against the rear of the pack and can accommodate laptops measuring up to 15 inches or hydration pouches. Padded straps and a reinforced back panel comfortably maintain the structure of the GR1, eliminating the need for a sternum strap. – Buy It

Duke Cannon Tactical Soap Pouch

Duke Cannon Tactical Soap On A Rope Pouch

This tactical scrubber is compatible with the entire line of Duke Cannon bricks of soap and is made with course mesh for heavy duty scrubbing and softer mesh for fine tuning other, less-rough areas of your body, along with a 550 mil-spec paracord for keeping your soap within reach. – Buy It

Spine Titanium Wallet

Spine Titanium Wallet

The Spine Wallet is crafted from grade 5 titanium, which renders it extremely lightweight, water resistant, corrosion-resistant, and stronger than most any other wallet on this list, and features a durable elastic band that secures your cards and cash and an integrated bottle opener for popping open bottles on the fly. – Buy It

Gerber Center-Drive

Gerber Center-Drive

The new for 2017 Gerber Center-Drive is equipped with a plethora of full-size tools including a 30% longer outboard blade and one-thumb opening sliding jaws, and a magnetic center-axis bit driver providing maximum torque and rotation. In addition, this set of Gerber multipliers comes with spring-loaded needle nose pliers, rotatable wire cutters and strippers, a pry bar with a nail puller, an awl, and magnetic screwdriver bits. – Buy It

5.11 Rush Moab 10

5.11 Rush MOAB 10

This portable 1093-cubic inch daypack sets itself apart from the crowd with a single ergonomic cross-body shoulder strap. This shoulder strap can be switched for ambidextrous wear and contains a quick-access zippered shoulder coms pocket with headphone ports. Dual-compartment clamshell opening allows for easy packing and unloading while a rear TacTec pocket allows for covert storage. Additional features include the top-facing fleece-lined sunglass pouch and hydration pocket with external port. – Buy It

The Ridge Wallet

The Ridge Wallet

The Ridge Wallet is an RFID blocking front pocket wallet that is crafted from your choice of high-grade titanium or lightweight aluminum and features elastic straps that allow it to expand according to the size of your carry, along with an integrated cash strap for securing your cash. Buy it once and it will likely last a lifetime. – Buy It

EagleTac T25C2

EagleTac T25C2

This flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L2 LED that provides an impressive light output of 1180 lumens, should you need it, in a concentrated beam that can project to a distance of nearly three football fields. Other built-in features found on the T25C2 Flashlight include a tactical mode with multiple brightness levels and a strobe mode, a rubber cigar grip, a removable pocket clip, a drop-in module for utilizing different LED bulbs with varying output and wavelengths depending on your needs, and a unique energy saving feature that reduces lumen output by a quarter after you run the flashlight on turbo mode for over 3 minutes. – Buy It

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

Made from food and water safe Grilamid, the Tactical Spork by Ka-Bar will provide a means to consume your meals at the campsite or while living off of the grid for a few weeks. It’s collapsible design saves space in your bag or pocket and also includes an integrated knife, which can be accessed by pulling on each end to lock it into place. – Buy It

5.11 Tactical Apex Pants

5.11 Tactical Apex Pants

Designed for tactical, casual, or covert wear, the new Apex Pants by tactical brand 5.11 are quite possibly the most functional pair of pants ever created. They are made from 5.11’s stretchy Flex-Tac canvas for superior performance and flexibility in the field, and feature reinforced pockets up front, extra deep thigh-mounted cargo pockets with zip closures on the sides, a fully gusseted crotch, and articulated knees for freedom of movement. Two internal pockets sewn into each cargo pocket and a pair of rear yoke pockets were designed to fit AR magazines while hidden pockets integrated in both the front and rear of the waistband discreetly store a set of flex handcuffs and a handcuff key respectively. – Buy It

SOG VooDoo Hawk Tomahawk

SOG VooDoo Hawk Tomahawk

Both tactical and portable, this compact tomahawk by SOG can easily be used for self defense or other applications in tight quarters with limited space and features a heavy-duty stainless steel blade, an extended cutting head, a compact glass-reinforced nylon handle, and a metal butt cap. Included is a nylon carry sheath. – Buy It

SOG Flint

SOG Flint

As versatile as it is compact, the SOG Flint has a built-in fire starter, steel Wool tinder compartment, carbide-tipped glass Breaker, and safety Whistle. It also weighs less than an ounce and measures only 4.3-Inches long — small enough to carry in your pocket, around your neck, or in your pack. – Buy It

SOG Spec Arc Folding Knife

SOG Spec Arc Folding Knife

Expertly crafted for multi-purpose use, this new tactical folding knife from SOG is perfect for everyday pocket carry and is equipped to handle any task regardless of size and intensity. The knife features a 4-inch VG-10 blade, an Arc-Lock for strong and reliable lockup, and a GRN handles made from glass reinforced nylon with stainless steel liners that render it only 4.4 ounces. – Buy It

Bellroy Low Down Wallet

Bellroy Low Down Wallet

Bellroy is definitely an admirable option when it comes to handsome, finely crafted and investment-level goods — the Low Down Wallet is definitely no exception to that approach, and you can be sure of that. With some cool color options and the space to store up to eight cards, it’s a multi-faceted front pocket wallet in that it looks great, fits in the front pocket of your jeans or wool trousers this fall, and works in a pinch to carry those cards you just can’t leave the house without. – Buy It

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