o1. GREY MAN TACTICAL
WHAT’S HAPPENING: TACTICAL PRODUCTS WEB: GREYMAN-TACTICAL.COM MSRP: $460
If you like to be organized, you’ll flip for Grey Man.
The Grey Man Tactical line of products is built around rigid MOLLE panels designed to take the jumble of equipment you use on patrol, deployed or in the field and keep everything organized and within easy reach. Whether it is your MRAP, patrol car, competition Pelican gear case, hunting backpack or every day carry bag, everyone has the potential to suffer from a squirrel’s nest of gear clumping into a tangled pile.
Rigid MOLLE panels give users a variety of universal-sized panels that fit on vehicle seat backs, Pelican (or other) gear case lids, backpacks and anywhere else you can think to mount them.
With the ability to interface any of your Molle-compatible gear with the Rigid MOLLE Panel, the customization options for your mission are endless.
Currently made of HDPE polymer, most of their panels feature a blend of stiffness, durability and ductility, which offers a rigid mounting platform that is shatter resistant. The same ductility that helps prevent shattering also allows some flexing and bowing when heavily loaded, which is undesirable in certain applications, such as on a vehicle seat back.
The most popular product in their line-up is the 15.25-inch x 25-inch Rigid MOLLE Panel with seat mounting straps and a rifle rack. Military, law enforcement, ranchers and hunters commonly utilize this configuration to provide quick access weapon storage, in addition to keeping other tools and gear within arm’s reach from the driver or rear seat.
In this application, users were finding some bowing was occurring when heavy loads were carried in the center of the panel constructed of HDPE polymer. To reduce this flexing or bowing, Grey Man had the option of metal panels or a Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP). They chose to create an injection mold and utilize Glass Reinforced Polymer to upgrade the Rigid MOLLE Panel to a much stiffer enhanced version, now available as the Rigid MOLLE Panel - Heavy Duty GRP - 15.25-inch x 25 inches.
This version features benefits over metal versions, including reduced retail price, lighter weight, no concerns of damage to weapons or other gear and no corrosion concerns. With a simple no drilling/no tools installation and removal that can be completed in less than 60 seconds, this storage system enables users to secure their weapons and gear without the trouble of permanent modifications to their vehicles.
Already in use with a wide array of United States and international military, federal law enforcement and local law enforcement users, this is a combat- and field-proven system for saving lives by decreasing reaction time when seconds count.