The tourniquet will save a life if used properly.

Lets talk about the SOF-Tactical Tourniquets, since one of them is my personal favorite.

SOF Tactical Tourniquets come in two distinct models, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. In this article I will cover the SOF-TT (Gen 2) (NSN: 6515-01-530-7015) and SOFTT 1.5” (Wide) (NSN: 6515-01-587-9943) models from Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc, out of South Carolina, USA.

The SOF in SOF-Tactical Tourniquet stands for Special Operations Forces. And yes, an American combat medic designed these tourniquets based on his extensive experience treating real wounded soldiers in bad places. He’s a good dude who deserves all the success his company has had. That being said, having two models can be confusing. So I will try to clarify.