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When Colin Burgos left the Marine Corps in 2005 after eight years of service as an infantryman, including a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he knew there was a need for the type of business he would later start in 2007.  Camp Pendleton-based Marines were flocking to off-base retailers and online stores to purchase tactical equipment such as load bearing vests, ammunition pouches, slings, holsters, and hydration systems to help make their jobs easier, spending hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets on mission-specific gear that they feel is more customized to suit their needs than basic issue gear from the military supply system. 

 “Those that serve in the military during a time of war, like now, can undergo multiple combat deployments and have a better idea of the gear that works for them and the gear that doesn’t,” Colin elaborates. “The basic issued gear list is sufficient, but, on the other hand, it is what it is: basic, and not... Read More

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