Most consumers buy products with the hope that they will last and operate correctly, especially tactical gear, but how many consumers take the steps necessary to get those results? Here are five ways to best ensure the longevity and usefulness of tactical gear.
Buy quality gear. It makes sense to want the cheapest gear, especially when buying in bulk. However, to get the most out of the gear, the cheaper way is really to buy middle end gear that will last. Read reviews, research different brands, and pinpoint the best gear for the task.
Practice. Wear in the gear before using it for an important task. Nothing is as annoying as blisters and hindrances to movement that could have been prevented by breaking in the equipment.
Preplan. Know what is needed, and make sure to bring it. Pack a go bag. Bring more than may be necessary, except when doing a task that requires saving space, like camping. If space is needed, buy gear designed to be compact.
Clean well. It is truly important to keep all gear clean and out of the elements. A person can’t expect gear to last in a leaky storage room. Guns and holsters will not operate at top performance if not cleaned.
Use relevant strategy . shoot from concealment when hunting or playing paintball in a small to medium area, and wear clothing matching the gear and the surroundings. If running and movement will be involved, lace up your gear tightly and in such a way to avoid chafing. Do a little research specific to the task, and analyze the best way to use what gear is available.