Each SHOT Show sees 5.11 introduce dozens of new products. This year, some of the most interesting for shooters are affordable EDC items that would be worthy additions to any range bag (or pocket).
5.11’s done a lot of work to upgrade their line of flashlights. We liked this one most, the pocketable Rapid PL1AA. It has a bi-directional clip and runs on one standard AA battery that you can get in any corner store all over the world. It’s also compatible with 14500 rechargeable Li-Ion batteries.
Using one AA battery, the Rapid PL1AA will produce a healthy 190 lumens. With a 14500, that output jumps to 330 lumens. The light also has high, low and strobe modes. All for an MSRP of only $34.99.
Next up is one of the slickest little tools we’ve seen. The new TKO Ratchet Kit has a selection of six hex torx, Allen and Phillips bits, plus a punch and flat blade driver/pry bar/bottle opener. It’s all held together in a convenient nylon sheath and fits in the palm of your hand.
The TKO is built around a bi-directional magnetic ratchet driver that makes the whole thing easy to use and incredibly handy. A MOLLE-compatible clip means you can attach it to almost anything.
As cool as this tool is, its best feature may be the price. MSRP is a mere $19.99.
Both items will be hitting stores in the coming weeks.