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5.11 Tactical Invited Me To A Pants Party, And It Wasn’t Half Bad
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I am a hard person to find jeans for. Being a short guy tends to make snagging a pair of pants that fit properly pretty damn hard, and to be honest, 5.11 isn’t where I would shop for pants unless I was working as a police officer or defense contractor or something — until now, at least.
The company send over a pair of 5.11 Defender Flex jeans to try out, and I discovered that not only were they surprisingly comfortable, but also surprisingly appropriate for athletic activity. The cotton/polyester LycraT400 Tough Max mechanical stretch denim used to craft the pants is the secret sauce that makes these jeans so flexibly comfortable. If you are looking for a pair of jeans that are high quality and Tim Kennedy-approved, these may be just about perfect.
Trying out the 5.11 Defender jeans
First, these jeans are relatively stylish and unassuming. Military contractors and tacticool types tend to stick out like sore thumbs when they where pants that are khaki and beholden to a king's bounty of pockets designed hold all the contractor things one would haul from place to place. But sometimes contractor folks need to maybe not be obvious from space that they are doing government work.
That’s where these jeans come into play. The Defender Flex gives 5.11 an offering that isn’t a visual giveaway to job type, and also they can be worn around town just because. A friend of mine who does investigations for an agency swears by them as his best jeans for both work and happy hour, which is rare in a federal job.
The only things I really disliked about the pants were that the front pockets were a bit smaller than the conventional pair of jeans, which can be a problem in the age of giant cell phones. It’s a small thing to be worried about, but nothing is worse than being chased in your tactical jeans just to lose your most important item to the great outdoors.
Overall, as a stocky short guy, I was thoroughly impressed by how comfortable they were — even after full sprints! And after running them into the ground for two weeks, I really wouldn’t want another pair of jeans. You can find them by clicking on this link.
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But if scoring one of the Army's remaining M1911s through the Civilian Marksmanship Program isn't enough to satisfy your adoration for the classic sidearm, then Colt has something right up your alley: the Colt Model 1911 'Black Army' pistol.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim — debunked as a conspiracy theory — about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.
Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that they had demanded a "quid pro quo" - a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor - for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives against the Republican president.
But Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that the U.S. aid — already approved by Congress — was held up partly over Trump's concerns about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server alleged to be in Ukraine.
"I have news for everybody: Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy," Mulvaney said.
‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’ — Mattis hits back at Trump for calling him the 'world's most overrated general'
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis decided to take on President Donald Trump's reported assertion that he is "overrated" at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday.
"I'm not just an overrated general, I am the greatest — the world's most — overrated," Mattis said at the event, which raises money for charity.
"I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress," Mattis said. "So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals ... and frankly that sounds pretty good to me. And you do have to admit that between me and Meryl, at least we've had some victories."
The former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs thinks that the VA needs to start researching medical marijuana. Not in a bit. Not soon. Right goddamn now.
US and Turkey agree on temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from northeast Syria
The United States and Turkey have agreed to a temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a safe zone that Turkey is establishing along its border with Syria, Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday.