Law Enforcement Gear at Patriot Surplus

Patriot Surplus Law Enforcement Gear

Patriot Surplus Law Enforcement Gear

Many of our customers first come to us when they’re active in the military. While they serve, we provide them with military combat boots, BDUs, ACUs, ABUs, and other essential gear. Once they leave the military, we support our patriots with military and outdoor apparel, surplus gear, and other great finds to show support for our troops. But did you know that we can also keep up with our customers’ needs once they leave the military and enter law enforcement? Many people who serve in the military go on to serve in a variety of law enforcement capacities. Regonizing this need, we’ve been revamping our law enforcement gear selection so that we can deliver to our patriots, no matter what stage of their lives they’re

We’ve been busy expanding our selection of law enforcement gear, which includes everything from tactical equipment and duty gear to police tactical boots to armor and protective vests. We also have police insignia, bags, holsters, flashlights, cuffs, tools, gloves, outerwear, and weapon accessories to help you as you continue to protect and serve. You’ll also find some of the best law enforcement gear available in our selection, from top brands like:

  • Altama
  • Magnum
  • Propper
  • Tru-Spec
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Rothco
  • Ultra Force
  • Blackhawk

As always, we offer the same top quality brands you’ve come to expect from us, plus the customer service you love and appreciate. Whether you’re looking for the right law enforcement gear for your own setup or your entire force, feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

As always – we love getting your feedback. Check out our expanded selection of law enforcement gear, police tactical boots, and more and let us know what you think!

Survivalist Gear at Patriot Surplus

Deluxe Survival Knife Kit

Deluxe Survival Knife Kit

Sometimes, there’s just nothing more exciting than taking on unknown terrain. Sure, it might be charted and all, but there’s just something so awesome about being set loose in the great outdoors. It’s a challenge that far too few appreciate and it’s something we’re passionate about. After all, what’s life without a little adventure? We know our customers have a taste for adventure, which is why we’ve put together a great selection of survivalist gear to help you stay equipped for your next outing.

Take for instance our paracord and climbing and rapelling gear. We have utility cord, parachute cord, carabiners, ascenders, climbing robes, and harnesses that are great for keeping up with you, no matter where you’re going. Paracord is awesome to have on hand in a variety of surivial situations and can be broken down for a ton of different uses, including use as fishing line or to repair broken gear. Just toss a 50 or 100 foot bundle into your camping or outdoor gear bag and you’re good to go.

Carabiners and climbing harnesses can also make it easy for you to explore some of the more challenging types of terrain on your adventure. Scale cliffs, climb mountains, and see the world from a view that few people get to see. There’s just nothing better when you’re taking advantage of the outdoors.

But besides paracords and climbing equipment, we also have some survivalist essentials that keep you prepared for any situation. Here are a few of our favorites:

Survival Knives: Made by top brands like Smith & Wesson, our survival knife kits offer the essentials for when you need to survive in the wild. Some survival knife kits include fishing line, hook, sinkers, bandages, signal mirrors, compasses, fire starters, or sewing needles.

Survival Blankets: Lightweight and designed to reflect a high percentage of your body heat, survival blankets give you an edge when it comes to defending yourself from the elements. Keep one packed in your emergency bag or outdoor gear bag just in case.

Survival Manuals and Books: In our selection of military manuals, we’re proud to carry several variations of the classic military issue survival manual, so feel free to peruse and keep one handy for when you’re taking on Mother Nature.

Count in our selection of military apparel, military bags, and kick ass boots and you’re ready for anything. But hey, we knew that already. We’re just giving you the right gear.

Military Movie Night: Top Films Featuring Marines

Alright, patriots. You know the drill.

It’s Saturday night and you don’t have plans. You want to do something fun, but you’re strapped on cash or would rather not leave the castle. That’s okay. We have a solution.

Military movie night can be a longstanding tradition enjoyed at home, especially if you have an appreciation for both our troops and American cinema. Sure, it might not sound exciting at first, but when you put together the military and the movies, you get something amazing. Where else could you be inspired by some of the world’s bravest men and women? Military movies not only give us entertainment, but they also give us a better appreciation for what servicemen and women do every day.

Let’s begin with a list of some of our favorite films featuring the United States Marine Corps (We thought we’d start off our military movie series with the best. Semper fi!)

A Few Good Men: Featuring the talents of Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, and Kevin Bacon, this film follows the efforts of Navy lawyer LTJG Kaffee as he defends two Marines undergoing court-martial for the murder of another Marine while uncovering a disturbing conspiracy. It won four Oscars and five Golden Globes.

Born on the Fourth of July: Starring Tom Cruise, this film is the adaptation of the autobiography of Ron Kovic, which covers Kovic’s service in the Vietnam War, his battle with PTSD, and the struggles of being a veteran. It won two Oscars, four Golden Globes, and five other major film awards.

Flags of Our Fathers: Directed by one of the original badasses, Clint Eastwood, this film follows Marines depicted in the timeless photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. The companion film, Letters from Iwo Jima (also directed by Clint Eastwood), is also a great film.

Flying Leathernecks: John Wayne and Robert Ryan star in this film which follows Major Kirby as he takes command of the fictional Marine fighter squadron VMF-247 and leads the squadron inot the Battle of Okinawa. The character of Major Kirby is based on Medal of Honor winner and ace John Lucian Smith.

Full Metal Jacket: Directed by Stanley Kubric, this intense film shows recruit training and the Vietnam War through the eyes of James “Joker” Davis. The film won several awards but is best known for R. Lee Ermey’s portrayal of the ruthless Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, a Parris Island drill instructor.

Heartbreak Ridge: Starring Clint Eastwood, this film follows GySgt Tom Highway, a Medal of Honor recipient who is nearing retirement but is placed in command of an unruly and undertrained reconnaissance platoon, who after getting the troops in order, leads them during the 1983 Invasion of Grenada.

Sands of Iwo Jima: This film stars John Wayne and tells the story of Sgt. John Stryker and Pvt. Peter Conway, an emotional letter of a Marine squad leader to his men, and the Battles of Tarawa and Iwo Jima. It’s pretty epic.

The Boys in Company C: This movie follows five Marines from boot camp to a tour of duty in Vietnam, as they try to seek a way out through a soccer game. At stake? Spending the rest of the tour playing exhibition games behind the lines.

Rules of Engagement: Featuring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson, this legal drama depicts the court-martial of Colonel Terry Childers and his defense attorney, Colonel Hays Hodges over the question of whether or not Childers broke the rules of engagement defending the American embassy in Yemen.

These are just a few films featuring the Marines, and we know there are plenty more. What Marine film is your favorite?

An Amazing Military Letter Project

A fantastic new project dedicated to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice is gaining attention both within and outside the military community. The “In the Event of my Death…” Letters Project is a collection of “last letters home” from those who have returned from combat alive, wounded or not, as well as from families of those killed in action. The Letters Project is currently housed on a blog run by Daniel Gade, an active duty Army officer who started the project, but eventually, these letters will be compiled into a book. All proceeds from the book sales will go to military charities.

Gade got the idea for the project from his own unique experience. Before he was deployed to Iraq in 2004, he wrote a letter to his wife, Wendy, to be opened in the event of his death. After he returned home, he found the letter again in 2011 and shared it with his wife. The reaction to that letter sparked his idea.

Gade contemplated the hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women who had written this type of letter to their families. He felt that all too often, the sacrifices and stories held in these letters remain unsung. And so, he set into motion a project. One book with 30 to 50 letters. No commentary, no opinions, and no politics. Just the honest, truthful words of those who serve.

The In the Event of My Death Letters Project just launched this month and you can check out all the details on Gade’s blog. Please support this amazing project.

We couldn’t agree more with Gade’s sentiment – all to often, these stories go untold.: