It was great to see 5.11 Day back at Urban Tactical after a covid imposed hiatus last year. This annual event is usually held on or as close to possible May 11, or 5.11 and features sales on the entire 5.11 lineup as well as general store sales as well. Plus Urban Tactical is just a great store, run by a great group of guys.
The first 50 people had the choice of a t-shirt or hat
I opted for the hat
There was also a prize wheel available to those who made a purchase. Since I made some purchases throughout the day, I got two spins at the wheel.
The first time I won a patch
The second time a 5.11 dopp kit
big crowds all day
TONS of 5.11 around the store, including jackets and shirts
including my favourite with built in pocket for an accompanying knife
it will fit a light as well
and hats…shown alongside hats from UF Pro
Unfortunately, my pic with the 5.11 boonie hat came out blurry
Speaking of UF Pro, I do like the brand but unfortunately most of their products are cut too small for me. Case in point, this beautiful ACE Winter Combat Shirt. I do have their winter jacket with the full zipper and like it a lot.
Apart from 5.11, Urban Tactical carries a huge array of tactical gear and firearms. In terms of eyepro, they carry my three favourite brands, SMITH, Revision, and Oakley. For example, this incredible Revision Snowhawk comes with a balaclava featuring strategically placed magnets that pair with the goggles to keep them firmly in place.
Vs. the very low profile Revision Exoshield (btw I got the 5.11 hat I am wearing personally from Doug Marcaida at his seminar during SHOT Show 2018).
Oakley Ballistic Detcord (love the design but a bit small for my face)
Knives from several manufacturers including Kershaw, Gerber, and Condor Tool & Knife, such as this K-TACT KUKRI
Tactical lights from Nextorch
HUGE selection of YETI coolers, including the new Bimini Pink, Offshore Blue, and Alpine Yellow
They recently started carrying Mustang Survival!
last but certainly not least, firearms
I looked at the new S&W M&P 12 shotgun…super compact..and extremely grippy textured grips that you usually see on the M&P handgun line
My very first handgun was a Glock 20 in 10mm…here is one next to the longer slide version, the 40
I didn’t take pics of the shooting component of the day but I understand they had about 200 people go through the range. In retrospect, I should have done some shooting!
I didn’t cover the complimentary barbeque either as I opted to visit Camp 31 for some competition level ribs.
I had the “Backside” combo. As the name suggests it is a half rack of baby back and a half rack of side ribs.
All in all a great day.