Buyer Beware – Counterfeit Medical Gear

    Where tactical trailing has been picking up steam for quite some time, those who treasure their tactical skills or want to be involved past the shooting stage have been opting for tactical medical training. With the plethora of combat-experienced medics discharging from the armed services and various EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, and Doctors offering their knowledge, its easy to argue that tactical medical training is hitting yet another new high point.

    In much the same way that the firearms community has to deal with various counterfeit accessories (especially from the airsoft world), the tactical medical community has also been plagued by cheap knock-offs. Sadly, the problem has been getting worse over time.

    Fortunately, there have been those trying to spread the word on those fakes, including InRangeTv and They recently posted a video focusing on the CAT or Combat Application Tourniquet, which was the standard issue for the Army.┬áIn the video, they highlight the dangers and sadly the quality of the various fakes – which are visually better than the real thing.

    For those interested in how to catch the fakes and reasons why the genuine article is so important, check out the video below. Its a sobering reminder of how people will want to steal and save dollars when lives are on the line.



    TFB’s FNG. Completely irreverent of all things marketing but a passionate lover of new ideas and old ones well executed. Enjoys musing on all things firearms, shooting 3-gun, and attempting to be both tacticool AND tactical.