Me and the guys put together some of our favorite items and gift ideas for the Holidays. Give your wife or girlfriend this link and she’ll have all the ideas she needs. Also, don’t forget to check out the SOFREP PX, we have some limited edition items coming soon! -Brandon, Editor
Tactical Must Haves
Surefire Fury Defender Single Stage 500 Lumen LED Flashlight with 2 123A Lithium Batteries P2XD-A-BK
The SureFire X300 Weapon Light features a high-efficiency LED that generates 170 lumens of brilliant white light focused by a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens. The TIR produces a tight beam with good reach and significant surround light for peripheral vision. The LED has no filament to burn out or break and generates tactical-level light–enough to overwhelm an aggressor’s night-adapted vision–with up to 2.4 hours of runtime on one set of batteries. The high-strength aerospace aluminum body is Mil-Spec hard anodized for superior toughness and corrosion resistance, and is O-ring and gasket sealed to make it submersible to 22 meters.
NightForce 5.5-22 x 50 NXS Tactical Matte Black NP-R1 Reticle Riflescope
Eotech has done it again by making the best even better. Offering true 2 eyes open shooting, a transversely mounted lithium 123 battery, and 7 mm raised base offering iron sight access, the new Extreme-XPS (EXPS) features easy to adjust side buttons and a single, quick release throw lever for easy attachment and removal.
The TRUGLO TFO handgun sights use our patented technology. Unbelievable transition through all light conditions. Glows in the dark. CNC-machined steel construction. Concealed fiber cannot be seen by target. Fits standard holsters. Snag-resistant design.
Emerson Commander Black 5 1/8″ closed linerlock 154CM premium steel standard edge Black-T coated blade with radial thumb lug and “Wave” feature Black G-10 handles Black T-coated stainless belt/pocket clip Lanyard hole USA.
The Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker includes two sets of high alumina ceramic stones: A pair of medium-grit (brown) 7″ x .5″ (178mm x 13mm) stones for aggressive sharpening and a set of fine (white) 7″ x .5″ (178mm x 13mm) stones for professional grade finishing. The stones are triangular for sharpening Plainedges on the flat sides and SpyderEdges (serrations) on the corners. A furrow running the length of each stone lets you sharpen pointed items like fishhooks, darts and awls. Included is a set of brass safety rods protecting the users hands while sharpening. All components snap into the self-contained ABS plastic base and lid — ready to travel with you.
The Concealable holster is one of Galco’s most recognizable and innovative belt holsters. Its unique two-piece construction is contoured on the body side to the natural curve of the hip, keeping all the molding on the front of the holster, allowing for significantly more comfortable carry and a narrower profile than an ordinary pancake type holster. Hand-molded to fit specific handguns, the Concealable features a deeply hand-molded exterior for excellent retention properties and superior appearance, combat grip accessibility for speed, double-stitched seams for durability, and covered trigger guard for safety.
Polymer grip with overmolded activation pad. Rear-located activation pressure switch. Two #2032 Lithium batteries. Over four hours of illumination. Precise windage and elevation adjustments. Trigger housing pin attachment.
Survival Must Haves
Since 1907 Leica has defined the art and science of High Performance binocular design and manufacturing. In this, Leica’s Centennial Year of binocular production, Leica is proud to introduce their latest Benchmark achievement.. the LEICA ULTRAVID HD Binocular Line! LEICA ULTRAVID HD 42 the robust all-round favourite. They are almost as compact as 32 mm models and nearly as high-aperture as 50 mm binoculars. But the 42 mm Ultravids also impress due to the benefits of the new HD models Leica AquaDuraTM and new FL lenses. LEICA ULTRAVID 10 x 42 HD The most powerful binocular in the 42 mm Ultravid class. The redesigned eyecups allow for a very comfortable positioning of the eye. This becomes very apparent with the improved image steadiness while viewing over great distances.
Perfect for rugged adventurers and weekend warriors, the solar-powered Casio Pathfinder men’s sport watch is loaded with a digital compass and altimeter/barometer/thermometer–perfect for both mountain trekking and cave spelunking. It also includes tide and moon graphs and moon age data, and is very precise thanks to its atomic timekeeping features. The altimeter offers 5-meter measurements from -700 to 10,000 meters, and it can store altitude, month, date and time data, provide tendency and differential graphs, track cumulative ascent/descent, and sound an alarm when you reach a specified altitude.
The MiniWorks EX microfilter from MSR is built to deliver long-lasting, field-maintainable water filtration in demanding environments. Engineered for frequent and heavy use, it utilizes MSR’s workhorse Marathon EX carbon/ceramic element to ensure clean, reliable, and taste-free water. Thanks to its innovative AirSpring Accumulator, it’s capable of pumping one liter per minute and the flow rate can be renewed easily and repeatedly in the field with no tools required. It’s lightweight and compact and, most importantly, has been proven reliable by thousands of adventurers world wide.
The Platypus Tank is perfect for the times you want to carry a lot of liquid, like long road trips or a day at the beach. They weigh less than 4.5 ounces and are extremely flexible and compact when empty, so they’re easy to transport and store! Made in the USA; BPA-free; Collapsible and compact for easy transport and storage; Freezer-safe; Sturdy nylon carry-handle; Comes with closure cap; Wide-mouth zipper opening makes for easy cleaning and filling; The Platypus Tank is perfect for the times you want to carry a lot of liquid, like long road trips or a day at the beach. They weigh less than 4.5 ounces and are extremely flexible and compact when empty, so you can just fold or roll them up and store them away without taking up much space
Marmot combines 850+ fill goose down and two-layer MemBrain waterproof fabric with no-a nonsense design ethic to create this extremely lightweight, professional-level bag. For sleeping in rapidly changing mountain conditions in temperatures down to 0° F, this is Marmot’s lightest, most durable offering. Independently tested and certified by international down and Feather Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. Retested at fill time in Santa Rosa to ensure 850+ fill power every time.
If you are looking for extra space and comfort in a tent, then look no further than the NEMO Equipment Losi 3P Tent. This tent is the big brother to the Losi 2P and has added 18 more square feet of space and has a unique pole configuration that make it extra strong. A Gear Caddy will give you plenty of space to store your belongings and the fully taped seams make this a waterproof tent that will keep you nice and dry should Mother Nature drop a bunch of rain during your camping trips.
Large Fully Stocked GI Issue Medic First Aid Kit Bag. This is the model FA110. The Large M17 Medic Bag is a great bag with a very nice set of contents. The G.I. style issue bag itself can be carried by the carrying handle or the back pack straps. The bag folds out three ways for easy access to all the contents. The FA110 measures 16”x10”x13.5” and weights 12.25 lbs. A well-stocked first-aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. Keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car.
The Summit Bivy is an advanced bivy sack system that uses DAC Featherlite aluminum poles to create a self-supporting canopy around the facial area. This allows better breathability and movement without added exposure to the elements. A great choice for multi-day wilderness trips, snow-camping and emergency situations.
Midland’s XT511 is a durable GMRS emergency crank radio with a wealth of features to keep you informed, charged up, and in contact no matter the situation around you.
The newly designed GPSMAP 62s handheld navigator features a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, a barometric altimeter and supports Custom Maps, BirdsEye Satellite imagery (subscription required) and photo navigation. Rugged and waterproof, GPSMAP 62s employs a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception, has a high-speed USB connection, a sleek new design and connects wirelessly to compatible Garmin handhelds.
These bomber bags, made of 500- and 1,000-denier Cordura and laminated with food-grade polyurethane, can withstand temperatures from freezing to boiling. They feature a new low-profile handle for no-hassle filling, an easy-drink/pour 3-in-1 cap, and perimeter webbing that allows for convenient pack attachment and hanging.
The new MBUS (Magpul Back-Up Sight) GEN 2 is a low-cost, color injection molded, folding back-up sight. The dual aperture MBUS Rear Sight is adjustable for windage and fits most 1913 Picatinny rail equipped weapons, but is specifically tailored to the AR15/M16 platform.
Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.
The Blademedic Knife Sharpener is the first Responder for Field Repairs on all types of Knife Blades. It’s like having an entire Sharpening Kit right in your Pocket-Able to tackle Regular or Serrated Blades, Gut Hooks, Hunting, Fishing, just about any Knife.
The Princeton Tec EOS is optimal for both localized needs and spotting at a distance! The combination of a Maxbright 1 watt L.E.D. and optimized lens/collimator maximizes the beam by balancing long throw with flood light. The self contained battery system eliminates external wires. The EOS is equipped with 3 brightness levels and a blinking signal mode.
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A newly designed, compact hand bearing compass made of weatherproof ABS plastic … and it floats! Accuracy to 1/2, w/marks at intervals of 1. Adjustable optics. V-sight. Size: 2.2″x 3″x 0.6″. Weight: 2.5 oz.
Pachmayr Grip Tactical Grip Glove Black Slip-On Glk 17, 22 5164
Your new best friend on stalk or stand. The Bino Buddy makes your binoculars feel lighter and keeps them snug to your chest wherever the hunt takes you. The surgical tubing Body Strap stretches easily for fast, smooth access to your optics while adding slight downward pressure for ultra-stable viewing – even with one hand
Keep your memories of your trip to southern Chile and the Falklands safely recorded in Rite in the Rain’s Travel Journal Kit Write out your thoughts, musings, and notes with the included All-Weather Pen on the pages of the travel journal with weather-proof pages to both of which you can stow within the durable Cordura cover Features: Write and scribble in the 4 1-4 x 6 3-4-inch Travel Journal; you have 78 pages to fill up and within its sturdy, sewn binding and 15 pages of traveler’s reference material Don’t worry about a few rain drops while you’re in the rainy, southerly Falklands, the All-Weather Pen can write even on wet paper Zip up the sturdy zipper on the durable Cordura cover and rest assured that you’re memories will be kept safe Specifications: Weight: 112 ounces
Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.
In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
A gritty, no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes memoir of life as one of the world’s top snipers.
Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.
An assassin who is in over his head.
A cabal that wants him to lead a secret army.
A conspiracy decades in the making.
Written so that a real man can understand it.
Profane, insightful, hilarious and loaded with more than 150 photos, facts and insights about Papa, The Heming Way is a difficult path, and not for the weak, but truth is manlier than fiction.
In this stunning novel, former SEAL Gene Wentz brings to life what it was like to be a SEAL in Vietnam, running an endless tour of top-secret, death-defying operations deep in enemy territory. From the camaraderie to the harrowing recons, from brutal interrogations to incredible, toe-to-toe firefights, here are America’s most feared warriors as you’ve never seen them before.
A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.
One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal action and raw intensity of leading his Third Platoon, Alpha Company, into a lethally choreographed kill zone: the booby-trapped, explosive-laden houses of Fallujah’s militant insurgents. Bringing to searing life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, this stunning war memoir features an indelibly drawn cast of characters, not all of whom would make it out of the city alive, as well as chilling accounts of Bellavia’s singular courage: Entering one house alone, he used every weapon at his disposal in the fight of his life against America’s most implacable enemy.
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