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The Ultimate End-of-the-Year Body Armor and Tactical Gear Checklist

As the year draws to a close, it's the perfect time to ensure your body armor, tactical gear, and personal preparedness are in top shape for the coming year. At Custom Armor Group (CAG), we've compiled a comprehensive checklist to help you make sure you're fully prepared. Let's get started! 

  1. Assess Your Body Armor:
    • Check for wear and tear on panels and carriers.
    • Verify that all straps, buckles, and Velcro are in good condition.
    • Ensure ballistic panels haven't exceeded their expiration date.
  1. Re-Evaluate the Fit:
    • Make sure your body armor fits properly for optimal comfort and protection.
    • Re-measure yourself, especially if there have been any changes to your body size.
  1. Inspect Plates and Inserts:
    • Examine trauma plates and inserts for any damage or signs of degradation.
    • Consider upgrading to newer, more advanced plate options if applicable.
  1. Stay Informed:
    • Keep up with the latest advancements in body armor technology.
    • Subscribe to industry news and follow reputable sources for updates.
  1. Plan for Training:
    • Schedule training sessions or drills for the upcoming year.
    • Ensure your team stays sharp and ready to respond effectively.
  1. Upgrade Your Gear:
    • Research and invest in newer, more advanced body armor systems.
    • Explore equipment with enhanced comfort and protection features. 
  1. Maintain and Clean Your Gear:
    • Clean and inspect your tactical gear thoroughly.
    • Lubricate zippers, buckles, and moving parts to ensure smooth operation.
  1. Check Pouches and Accessories:
    • Inspect magazine pouches, holsters, and other accessories for wear or damage.
    • Replace any items showing signs of deterioration.
  1. Review Emergency Preparedness:
    • Update your emergency preparedness plans.
    • Verify that all team members or family members understand their roles in case of an emergency.
  1. Refresh First Aid Skills:
    • Review first aid and medical response protocols.
    • Restock first aid kits and ensure they are up to date.
  1. Inspect Communications Equipment:
    • Check radios, earpieces, and communication devices.
    • Replace or repair any faulty equipment. 
  1. Maintain Weapons and Optics:
    • Clean, inspect, and service firearms and optics.
    • Ensure all weapons are functioning correctly.
  1. Evaluate Lighting and Illumination:
    • Verify that flashlights and weapon-mounted lights are operational.
    • Replace batteries and bulbs as needed.
  1. Inventory Ammunition:
    • Take stock of your ammunition inventory.
    • Consider rotating stock and replenishing supplies if necessary.
  1. Connect with CAG:
    • Reach out to Custom Armor Group with any questions or concerns.
    • Explore new products and solutions for your protection needs. 
  1. Bonus: Set Personal Goals:
    • Consider setting professional and personal goals for the coming year.
    • Focus on improving skills, knowledge, and overall preparedness.

As you complete this extensive checklist, Custom Armor Group (CAG) stands ready to assist you with all your body armor and tactical gear needs. We wish you a secure and prosperous new year of safety and success.

🛡️ Your Trusted Partner in Protection 🛡️
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