One of our friends works in the narcotics enforcement world up in Oregon. After a half dozen black-and-tans the other night he started gushing about his Point Man gloves from Line of Fire…claimed were the “best thing since peanut butter.” Now, we were skeptical. There’s really not much better than peanut butter, in real life or an MRE. Also, frankly, we’re a little leery of anyone from Oregon—there’s a story behind that, one that began in a dive near Ft. Polk, but that’s a story for another time.
Anyway, gloves, like bullets and beer, are often a point of contention. Everyone has a preferred brand, caliber or brew. We’re no different, but to be honest…these gloves may just be as nifty as he said. Designed with the assistance of none other than Ken Murry (the same guy who helped bring you the FX Marking Cartridge, the Simunition Training Program and Training at the Speed of Life), they’ve been out since SHOT of ’09 but have evolved since then.
If you’ve never heard of Line of Fire Grip Systems before, they're from Force Multiplier LLC of Huntington Beach, CA. The concept of the whole line is centered on TEGS (Technologically Enhanced Grip System). TEGS is a proprietary material (LoF is the only company using it) that provides an extremely secure grip without the abrasive feel of hook-and-loop, sticky residue of some grip tapes and the like. LoF has it lining the palm of all their gloves, and they provide more of it in sheets or strips so you can put it around your light, halligan, rifle mag, whatever.here if you want to check it out. We may be visiting their home office in Huntington Beach. If so we’ll get you some more information and a look at what else they’re doing. If you decide you want a set, enter BTAC when you check out so they know you’re coming from Kit Up! and you’ll get a 15% discount. (All gloves come with a 36” stretch of TEGS tape to wrap our entry tools, lights, batons or whatever.)