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OCT 2018

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Winning is much more than surviving conict. Be completely prepared for your challenges with our inspiring and world-renowned classes with Dave "JD Buck Savage" Smith, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, Nancy Fatura & team. PoliceMag.com 49 in the good old USA. e Onyx Tactical Sling Bag arrived at my door complete with the company's TravTac Modular Components (TMC) and universal holster acces- sory kits. First impressions were positive and I could immediately tell this bag was di€erent. e 1,000-denier Cordura nylon construction is incredibly robust and very rigid in all the right places. e large YKK zippers that secure the Onyx's three large storage compartments are just as robust yet glide with ease for quick ac- cess to your gear inside. Starting at the front and working back, the Onyx has a smaller admin pouch that opens wide and is lined completely with loop fabric for attachment of any num- ber of accessory panels. e main com- partment is very large—9"x11"x4" to be exact—and is also lined with loop fabric behind a pair of elastic nylon pockets for smaller items. e padded and ventilated rear panel is 'at and opens completely to reveal more loop fabric designed to ac- commodate a concealed holster and/or magazines. Total capacity is just under 9 liters; pretty impressive for such a small bag. If you're in need of a bit more capac- ity the Onyx has three rows of MOLLE surrounding the bottom half of the bag to accommodate an endless variety of pouches. e wide, padded sling strap itself is unique in that it isn't sewn onto the pack. Instead it is one continuous piece of Cor- dura that forms the back panel, which means there are no stitches to fail. e bottom attachment point can be switched from left to right depend- ing on the wearer's preference and quickly released via the large Fastex buckle. e Onyx even comes with a waist strap kit to keep it even more secure during vigorous activity. When it comes time to dive into your gear the Onyx sports a heavily rein- forced top carry handle and a 'at bottom to keep it upright. I've been carrying a similar pack for a while now so the transition to the Onyx was easy. What I initially considered to be a concern actually turned out to be a posi- tive and that is the Onyx's rigidity. When wearing the pack this sturdy construction keeps it from slouching and helps to dis- tribute the weight. Even when fully loaded with several pounds of gear the Onyx was incredibly comfortable and after sev- eral weeks of use it has shown zero signs of wear. If you're in the market for a solid EDC or active shooter bag that'll last you a career, give the Onyx a look. High-quality gear made stateside for a very reasonable price; it doesn't get any better than that. TRAIN TO WIN Bring the best in law enforcement training to your agency: CLASSES: The Winning Mind The Winning Mind for Women Career & O‰cer Survival For Dispatchers The Winning Edge (NEW 2-day class) Developing Successful StaŽ Skills (630) 399-1645 Winning is much more than surviving con ict. Be completely prepared for your challenges with our inspiring and world-renowned classes with Dave "JD Buck Savage" Smith, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, Sgt. Nancy Fatura & team. • Genuine 1,000-denier Cordura fabric shell • Completely assembled in USA • Lifetime material and workmanship warranty EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 11.5"h x 9"w x 7"d (not including carry handle or shoulder strap) TOTAL INTERIOR CAPACITY: Approximately .397 cubic feet/11.24 liters COLOR: Tactical black OPTIONS: TravTac Modular Components and MOLLE attachments available separately or bundled PRICE: $189 w w w.trav tac.com TRAVTAC • ONYX SLING BAG A.J. George is a sergeant with the Scott- sdale (AZ) Police Department who is assigned to the Technical Operations Unit, Special Investigations Section. He has more than a decade of law enforcement experience in patrol, eld training, and tra-c enforcement.

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