What does an LAPD Undercover Cop Carry for EDC?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves interviews 25-year LAPD ex-undercover vice officer, Jeremy Stafford (who is also an editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine) about what worked for him when he would EDC when he was an undercover vice cop for the Los Angeles Police Department. From guns to knives, to medical gear/IFAKs, Stafford covers it all and lets you know what works for him. His answers will surprise many of you.

Read more
Review: 5.11 Tactical Range Ready Trainer Bag 50L

When we plan a day at the range for leisure or competitive practice, we understandably are going to look like we are packing for a 3-day camping trip. You need to have your eye protection, hearing protection, firearms, ammunition, targets, and those are just the bare necessities. What about tools for maintenance? A speedloader for that stiff magazine? And snacks?! When you think of all the things you might need it becomes a long list that could require multiple bags (raises hand – guilty as charged). Why not spring some money for a better solution? A range bag that carries everything you need including that Snickers bar so you are never hungry. Enter 5.11 Tactical with their Range Ready Trainer Bag in a 50 Liter volume size. We are going to review this range bag to see if it has what it takes to carry all of our range gear. Let’s dive in!

Read more
The 7 Best 5.11 Items to Get BEFORE Christmas

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves goes to 5.11 Tactical Tampa to do some Christmas shopping for his family. James walks you through the newer items from 5.11 for the holiday season along with Eberle and Perry of the Tampa 5.11 store, checking out the new pants, shirts, shoes, bags, and even the women’s section. James closes this video out with his list of the 7 best things to pick up for the holidays. If you aren’t familiar with 5.11, many of these items are limited inventory, meaning they may not be restocked by Christmas (or ever, for that matter), so if you see something you like, it’s probably a good idea to jump on it by Black Friday at the latest.

Read more
TFB Podcast Roundup 2: DIY Trainers, Pinot, and Hacking 6.5 Creed

Welcome to the TFB Podcast Roundup 2: This week we’ve got a fresh new variety of podcasts as well as one special throwback episode featuring the legendary Chuck Pressburg from Presscheck Consulting. I was drawn back to this particular podcast because of the recent uptick in activity surrounding the Next Generation Squad Weapon. In the podcast, Chuck goes on to explain why we’ve historically gone with lighter calibers over larger ones and why we’ve often opted to go with smaller calibers to carry more ammunition. We’ll save that one for the end and instead start this week out with Vortex Nation’s excellent podcast in which they take 10 minutes to talk about a 6.5 Creedmoor life hack they think you should all know.

Read more
[TFB GUNFEST] 5.11 EDC Tools and Blades For 2021

In this episode of TFBTV GunFest2021, James speaks with 5.11 Tactical about their new-for-2021 EDC tools and blades, including keychain pry tools, knives, a mini-flashlight, and a new tomahawk from 5.11.

Read more
[TFB GUNFEST] 5.11 Introduces the New, Improved, RUSH 2.0 Series of Packs

In this episode of TFBTV, James and Sharon talk about improvements to the 5.11 Rush 2.0 Series of bags and new workout gear. TFBTV and @5.11 Tactical are giving away a Rush 2.0 12, Rush 2.0 24, and Rush 2.0 72 pack. To win each, do the following:

Read more
[TFB GUNFEST] 5.11 Pants for 2021 + Viewer Giveaway

In this episode of TFBTV‘s #GunFest2021 coverage, James meets with Kristen of @511Tactical to talk about the new 5.11 pants coming out for 2021. 5.11 has generously agreed to give away a pair of these new pants to one lucky viewer that watches this video. Check it out.

Read more
5.11 Tactical's Video – RUSH: ALPHA TEAM

A long list of companies partnered with Offensive Marketing Group to try to make a new and different take on commercials. Judging by the feedback I’ve read it seems they succeeded.

Read more
Summer Solitude: Gearing Up With 5.11 Bags, Packs And Boots

What a crazy five months it’s been; from lockdowns to social distancing and masks to travel bans, the world has transformed us into hermits. But, unless you live in a state where even outdoor recreation is restricted, exploring nature has been one of the best ways to maintain sanity. Our friends at 5.11 Tactical air dropped some relief packages early on in the year to help with our adventures, and for the last five months, I’ve been putting them through their paces. Let’s take a look at some 5.11 bags, packs and boots that have helped me to escape the viral madness.

Read more
5.11 Tactical Extends Heartfelt Thanks to Frontline Heroes with 20% Promo

5.11 Tactical is extending a heartfelt thank you to all of the frontline heroes who are keeping the country moving and safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. There are innumerable professions to thank who protect us, feed us, and care for us in these times of need and 5.11 Tactical acknowledges that.

Read more
TFB Review: 5.11 Sabre 2.0 Jacket after SEVEN Years

It is hard to write gear reviews. If you only used an item for a few weeks, you hardly have a valuable experience to share. But when you own something for many years, like this 5.11 Sabre 2.0 jacket I am going to talk about, that kind of long term use creates a real emotional attachment to the item and it is hard to be objective. But I will do my best.

Read more
[SHOT 2020] Inexpensive Vehicle Seatback Gear from 5.11: The Vehicle Ready Hexgrid System

Starting at just $15, the 5.11 Vehicle Ready Hexgrid system for your car or truck looks like a great way to carry guns and gear in your vehicle. James Reeves interviews the creator of this system and brings you the full scoop. Per 5.11:

Read more
[SHOT 2020] 5.11 Tactical, All-the-things

5.11 Tactical brought an imperial ton of things to SHOT this year. Everything from footwear to headlamps to products for your vehicle to a new RUSH pack. The worst part is that the products are set to trickle out over the year, so don’t RUSH out to your favorite 5.11 store quite yet (see what I did there?).

Read more
5.11 Tactical Range Master Duffel Overview

In this episode of TFBTV, James gives viewers an overview of the new 5.11 Range Master Duffel. According to 5.11: RANGE MASTER DUFFEL SET 47L DETAILS

Read more
TFB Review: 5.11 Tactical Bravo Pant – Call for an Encore or Call for an Evac!

It is that time of year where many of us are getting into the full swing of the hunting and fishing seasons fall has to offer. I am absolutely one of the individuals in that camp because my calendar is littered with red “X” marks denoting all of the time off I have allocated for adventuring and attempting to fill my freezer with wild game. When it comes to being in the great outdoors my clothing is merely an after-thought; as it should be. I should be so confident in my clothing and gear that I am only intently focused on the hunt or my task at hand. I should not wonder whether or not my garments are up for the task. In this TFB Review, we take a look at another one of 5.11 Tactical‘s newest articles of clothing with their Bravo Pant where I aggressively tested them in torrential rainfall on Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area of Minnesota. Let’s see if the Bravo Pant is deserving of an encore or if I needed to call for evac!

Read more