SHOT Show: Blackhawk

Back in 1990 a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his ruck tore and crashed to the ground. At that critical moment of utter gear failure the SEAL vowed to create his own line of high-quality gear – if he survived – and he did survive, which is why we now have Blackhawk. Blackhawk is a company whose roots run red, white, and blue, and the drive and dedication of the company’s founder persists in the superior quality of their product line. At SHOT Show, Blackhawk showcased a number of new items including the following:

Blackhawk Diversion Rolling Load Out Bag

This bag isn’t just Captain America strong, it’s capable of holding a 200-pound load and has survived all sorts of rigorous testing including the moment one was drop-kicked from the side of a helicopter hovering above the Afghan desert by a Delta Force operator. You have to love the versatile external frame, because you can easily remove the bag itself and use the frame as a hand cart, but my favorite feature is the clever base compartment where a rifle can be stowed virtually undetected. The rifle certainly won’t be noticed, and that alone makes this bag pretty amazing in my opinion.

From Blackhawk:

BLACKHAWK!® takes the award-winning Diversion® line of bags and packs to a new level with the cavernous Diversion Rolling Load Out Bag. This heavy-duty load out bag features a hidden, padded full-length firearm compartment with a muzzle pouch and retention straps. Now you can secure your rifle in a discreet-looking bag that can also pack up to 200 pounds of gear. The bag is endlessly customizable with S.T.R.I.K.E. webbing and loop panels for attaching and organizing accessories. Like all Diversion bags, it comes in common color schemes and an everyday design that enables secure and safe transportation.

Blackhawk Rolling Load Out Bag

Blackhawk Rolling Load Out Bag, interior rifle compartment

Blackhawk Rolling Load Out Bag in camo

MSRP: $408.95

New Blackhawk Boots

Blackhawk has three boots featured for 2015, one of which is a renewal of an old favorite.

Blackhawk Ultralight Boot

Blackhawk Ultralight Boots

BLACKHAWK!™ Ultralight Boots are light and fast, yet incredibly rugged even in the most demanding terrain. They feature a durable and easy-to-use Speed Lace Toggle and offer industry leading CORDURA, Vibram, Dri-Lex 

MSRP: $173.95

Blackhawk Ultralight Side Zip Boot

Blackhawk Ultralight Side Zip Boots

Blackhawk Ultralight Side Zip Boots showing pocket in tongue of boot

MSRP: $178.95

Blackhawk Black Ops V2 Boot

Blackhawk Black Ops V2

A fresh take on a classic boot.

MSRP: $224.95

And a few extra peeks at Blackhawk’s SHOT booth:

Blackhawk mag bag

Blackhawk bags

Blackhawk’s breaching kit

Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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