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Small American Business: SO Tech Tactical
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In the southern California city of Carson a veteran-owned company has been supplying our Special Operations warriors and law enforcement officers for two decades. Some of you may be familiar with SO Tech Tactical, but the vast majority of the public has never heard of them.

SO Tech was created in 1997 by CEO Jim Cragg, a former Special Operations officer. They just had their 20 year anniversary recently, and I had a chance to speak with Jim about his company and products.

Small American Business: SO Tech Tactical

Jim started out with one sewing machine in his garage to a full assembly floor at the SO Tech facility. He built the company based on his personal experience in the service and through working closely with Special Operations community to design and develop gear that will get them through their missions.

SO Tech continues to manufacture products currently being issued to our elite troops, like load carriers for Special Forces Medics. Back home, SO Tech supplies law enforcement gear to LAPD and LASD and provides their officers and deputies IFAKs and Taser holsters. My issued X26P Taser sits in a SO Tech holster everyday. The Viper Vest Plate Carrier was designed for officers as a quick-deploying rifle plate carrier that can be thrown over an officer’s uniform while responding to a critical incident.

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