Former Navy SEAL Mike Noell was on a mission in Afghanistan when the strap on his issued backpack broke, falling onto a land mine. Fortunately, it did not detonate and he made it out alive. Still, the experience stuck with Noell and in 1993, he founded Blackhawk with the ultimate goal of creating no-fail gear for military and tactical professionals. The brand's background is a large part of why every piece of clothing, equipment and footwear has to meet meticulous standards before it's ever released. Military personnel and first responders need gear they can trust, which is why they choose Blackhawk time and time again.
First in Identification
Reviewer: James | Cathedral City
Using it as a peice of everyday equipment for my job as an Investigator. Having to constantly be able to identify myself as a Peace Officer in a controlled environment; this lanyard and case for my primary ID and my subsequent identification cards are keep secure even in the event of a altercation that I am frequently involved in.
Outstanding Duty Belt
Reviewer: Iceman | Detroit
Firstly, I love the extra amount of belt that Blackhawk affords you; although it says it fits up to a 47 inch waist, I was able let the belt all the way to 54 inches before the integrity would be compromised and I didnt even need all of that. I ended up wasting $14 purchasing the extended belt. So for all you big guys, unless your waist is over 54 in (with your pants on) this belt should suit you fine. Secondly, although the belt is incredibly firm or rigid, I love the ease in which you can adjust the size down to the precison of a milimeter. The buckle is plastic so I cannot say I'm crazy about that aspect. Why? The exact same buckle is on my work rig and after 1yr of taking it on and off one of the clasps began to weaken and was no longer locking in place, it was about to break off. I ended replacing the whole buckle. I worry about how this buckle will hold up in sub-zero temps, you come fire and dive to the ground, land on a rock and the buckle shatters. I would've preferred an aluminum one by Blackhawk. But all in all this belt seems so robust you could hoist and engine block with it. Oh yeah, and the olive drab color matches the rest of my assault gear well enough - superb.
Reviewer: chuck | ny
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