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Zippy Patrol Pouches from Tactical Jack …. a pouch less ordinary!

If you’re a seasoned officer you’ll know that nylon patrol pouches traditionally come in three or four generic shapes and styles, with a basic velcro flap securing the contents. It’s a tried and tested formula, and works well, but they are pretty basic and I’ve often wondered why some of the military and outdoors brands seem to come up with such better designs and gadgetry …

Now I’m pleased to say that a Police and Security brand has finally come up with something a bit different – with a few extra internal features, and with the peace of mind and added security of a double YKK zip opener, Tactical Jack now offer a ‘military style’ solution for our urban officers.

TJZP3-whiteThe Tactical Jack Smart Utility Pouch and Officer Utility Pouch are double zip belt pouches, and both feature modular webbing to the front, which apart from setting them aside from the rest, offers a multitude of attachment options. The Smart Utility Pouch has internal ‘soft pockets’ for Smart phones and glasses – anything you’d rather not scratch – and the Officer Utility Pouch is a fantastic mini-organiser, with internal stretch divider pocket and elastic pen/torch sleeves. Functional, durable and pretty damn cool …

The much copied Tactical Jack Police Equipment bag!

Officer equipment bags are one of those bits of kit which aren’t strictly essential, but which don’t half make working life easier to organise.

TJ13AWhen it comes to choosing a kit bag, there are a fair few on the market, and to be honest the vast majority of them look pretty much the same.  But this is where looks can be deceptive – there are a raft of cheaper ‘copies’ on sale in the Police and security market, and in most cases you’d never be able to tell the difference from a website photograph.  Where cheaper bags let you down is in the quality of the fabric used, the quality of the zippers and the overall build quality and stitching.  A patrol bag needs to be user friendly and durable above all else, and so when your kit bag falls apart after three months of throwing it from your locker to the back of the patrol car and back again, you may be seeing that £20 Ebay bargain as a bit of a false economy! The medium Tactical Jack police bag is our best seller and has an excellent rep for all of the afore mentioned points – 1000d Cordura construction and YKK zippers for durability, double stitching in key stress areas, and enough pockets, dividers and internal space for the vast majority of kit applications.If you’re going to splash out on a kit bag, the best advice I can give is to do your research or ask a colleague, and buy by recommendation rather than by price…

Tactical Jack Gel Ear Inserts – Small but perfectly formed…

Who’d have thought that such a small and inexpensive upgrade could make such a difference?!  Tactical Jack Gel Ear Inserts are an optional accessory to the talk and listen police earpieces that we stock, and have proved extremely popular over the standard earpiece tips for a couple of key reasons.

Gel-InsertWhilst the standard ‘bung’ type tips plug up your ear and can often become dislodged, especially when running, the moulded gel ear inserts have an open ‘skeleton’ construction which fits neatly inside the curves of the ear.  The advantages of this type of earpiece tip is that the natural curves of the ear themselves prevent the insert from falling out during use, whilst the soft open gel construction of the tip allows for superior comfort and improved hearing of those around you.Officers report back to us that once you’ve worked out how to fit them in your ear (thank goodness for the small diagram that comes with the product!), the inserts are that comfortable that you really do forget you’re wearing them.  Available in small, medium or large, and for either ear, the gel ear inserts are an easy upgrade with a good deal of benefit!

(Read our previous post about Tactical Jack police radio earpieces)

Police earpieces from Tactical Jack – It all becomes clearer!

The Tactical Jack Talk and Listen Police Earpiece is one of our best sellers, so it felt only right to pen a short blog on the subject to explain why.

Tactical-Jack-EarpiecePolice earpieces are one of those items which need to be right – officers rely so heavily on good communication that a quality earpiece can be key to an effective operation.  Customers tell us that standard issue earpieces often aren’t up to the task in hand for a number of reasons. – sound quality is often poor, comfort and wearability aren’t always the best, and many Force issue earpieces have a volume limiter set at a level too low for the average noisy roadside incident! Of course budget constraints and future aural health concerns account for these reported deficits, so many officers elect to upgrade their kit by purchasing a higher quality airwaves earpiece, such as the Tactical Jack earpiece, compatible with either their Sepura SRP2000 or Motorola MTH800 Police radios. At this point it’s worth issuing a ‘buyer beware’ warning – there are many earpieces out there on shops and auction sites, varying vastly in price and quality.  Naturally I can only vouch for those that we sell at CopShopUK, and can confidently tell you that volume levels and sound clarity on the Tactical Jack earpiece are excellent, as is the comfort factor.Being an acoustic semi-covert earpiece (i.e. with a clear, coiled acoustic tube to the ear) means that it fits lightly and discreetly, whilst allowing for comfortable movement during use.  Officers can elect to use the discreet PTT button to communicate, usually clipped discreetly to their load vest, or can continue to use the PTT on their airwaves radio – the choice is theirs.  Wiring is also long enough for the press-to-talk (PTT) switch and microphone to be fed down a sleeve for semi covert use.  The Tactical Jack earpieces come with two surgical grade ear buds (ear tips) as standard, designed to fit snugly into the ear. Tactical Jack also offer gel inserts as an optional extra, however, and many officers find these superior operationally.  This is because gel ear inserts are moulded to fit neatly in the inner contours of your ear, meaning that they’re highly unlikely to dislodge, even during pursuits, as well as being of an open construction (rather than a ‘bung’), meaning that officers can hear their colleague talking to them just as easily as they can hear through their earpiece.  Accessories are another blog though, and I digress ……