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In case you somehow haven’t heard yet, Act of Valor is a film slated for release in February that uses real Navy SEALs, real tactics, and real missions to bring the life of an “operator” to, well, life. Ever since the trailer was released, this has been one highly anticipated flick. Thanks to 5.11 Tactical, we lucky SHOT Show press pass holders will get to see it before the rest of you slobs on the Wednesday of the show. And I can’t wait. Make the jump for the full press release…

5.11 Tactical® Makes Shot Show 2012 a Thriller!

Experience new tactical products, meet NY Times best-selling and renowned tactical authors and enjoy a sneak preview as a guest of 5.11 Tactical at Shot Show 2012.

Media Day at the Range
Monday, January 16, 2012, 9am – 3pm
Boulder City Rifle Club, 2500 Utah Str., Boulder City, Nevada
Participate in a hands-on day at the range: shooting lane activities, live fire and door breaching demonstrations, product testing and more. Demonstrations by Chris Kyle (holster demonstration) and Kyle Lamb (sling and covert bags). Complimentary lunch at the range catered for members of the media.
**In order to participate at media day, you must pre-register at:

2012 5.11 Tactical New Product News
Tuesday, January 17, 8:30 – 9:30am
Location: The Venetian, Room 3306, Murano Room
5.11 Tactical will unveil the latest in fabric technology, knives, flashlights, gear and apparel in our new collection of tactical gear for Spring 2012.

Act of Valor Movie Screening and the Bandito Brothers
Special advance screening of “Act of Valor” Wednesday 8:00pm-9:30pm – theater TBD, tickets required and available for media. Free transportation provided to/from The Venetian.
* Tentative conference – Wednesday, January 18, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Location: The Venetian, Room 3306, Murano Room
* Meet the Bandito Brothers–based on availability. Contact Karrie at [email protected] for final schedule.

5.11 Tactical Thriller Author Panel
Thursday, January 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: The Venetian, Room 3306, Murano Room
An intriguing panel of celebrated thriller authors and top safety professionals, Question and Answer session and autographs. Win a Kindle loaded with thriller novels!

Jeffery Deaver, author of James Bond’s “Carte Blanche”
John Gilstrap, “Threat Warning”
Andy Peterson,“First to Kill” and “Forced to Kill”
Steve Tarani, “Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight”
Chris Kyle, “American Sniper”
Kyle Lamb, “Green Eyes and Black Rifles” and “Staying in the Fight”
Andy Harp, “A Northern Thunder”
5.11 Tactical Booth Activities
Shot Show Booth # 10374 & 10376
Join the 5.11 Tactical team for a tactical gear product overview, author autographs and interview sessions, autographed book giveaways, product demonstrations and new product. Also appearing: Triple World Champion 3-Gun shooter, Bennie Cooley, and Top Shot winner Dustin Ellerman.

To schedule an interview for select thriller authors, 5.11 Tactical Senior Management and Product Development Staff, or to receive product information/images, please contact Karrie Mitten, 209-338-1352, [email protected]

About 5.11 Tactical
Located in Modesto, California, 5.11 Tactical creates innovative, user-required products that enhance the safety, speed and performance of law enforcement, military, fire and EMS professionals worldwide. Built on a foundation of durability, quality and value that began with the authentic 5.11 Tactical Pant, 5.11 Tactical’s team of over 300 employees leads the industry in delivering the world’s most innovative gear, head to toe. By working directly with end-users and utilizing the expertise of highly qualified subject matter experts, all 5.11 Tactical products exceed rigorous and exacting standards. Learn more about 5.11 Tactical’s best-selling tactical clothing, uniforms, station-wear, outerwear, footwear and accessories at

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  1. Aren’t they supposed to be anonymous??? I’m not american and my country’s special forces are as invisible as it gets… Also, is it really as realistic as quoted, regarding the almost silent sniper shot at the beginning, or do they use subsonic ammo?

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