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Tactical Vests for Military & Police
Initially designed for police and military use, the tactical vest has become a popular piece of a tactical gear kit for service members and recreational enthusiasts alike. Traditionally made with reinforced nylon and mesh components, and featuring a front zipper, tactical vests provide increased storage and accessibility for your chest area with the use of pouches and pockets.
Tac vests can be used to carry a variety of compatible equipment, including tactical flashlights, first aid kits, knives and tools, and a variety of MOLLE compatible gear.
Galls carries popular tactical vests for men and women from brands like 5.11 Tactical, BlackHawk, Condor and more. Make sure your everyday carry needs are met by choosing the right tactical vest for your demands at Galls.com.
Tactical Vests vs Body Armor
Aside from being a useful piece of a tactical gear, the term “tactical vest” or "tac vest" has become something of a catch-all term used to describe vests that have a military uniform look and feel, available in black and camoflague. It is important to note the differences between tactical vests and items like body armor and plate carriers.
While these types of vests commonly feature storage capabilities for tactical gear, ballistic vests – often called “bulletproof vests” – are designed specifically for firearm resistance.
Mililtary tactical vests may feature padding and tough materials in their design, but they are not meant to be used for protection against firearms. Ballistic vests are designed to either carry armor or are made with armor plating already in place. Traditional tactical vests are more lightweight and do not feature armor carrying capabilities.
Tactical Vests vs Plate Carriers
Another ballistic vest option often grouped under the “tactical vest” umbrella is plate carriers. While armor carriers also come in vest form, they are designed to protect their wearer from firearm discharge instead of carrying tactical gear. Some plate carriers come with MOLLE pouch features for additional storage options, but this is a secondary feature. Armor carriers act as body armor and are meant to protect users, while true tactical vests and assualt vests provide convenience and better storage for operators.
At Galls, we are committed to providing a comprehensive selection of tactical gear for both professional and recreational purposes, including tactical vests for improved storage and vests for ballistic armor carrying to help protect the user. Our plate carrier selection includes popular brands like Flying Cross, Point Blank, and many more.
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