If you are a fan of 5.11 Tactical that's already available at some stores in Lubbock, you're going to love today's news that 5.11 is opening a retail store in the West End Center next door to the Nike Factory Store.

5.11 Tactical specializes in men's and women's clothing, most of which allows for concealed carry of handguns. They also sell tactical backpacks, luggage, sling packs and gun range bags.

5.11 Tactical is known for its line of law enforcement gear, as well as gear for Fire and EMS, footwear, and other clothing that is less tactical and more traditional. 5.11 Tactical's plate carriers and vests are also popular.


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In Lubbock, you can already find some items from 5.11 Tactical in Academy and Cabela's, but according to the company's website, the retail store is the "complete 5.11 experience."

According to their website, the FBI training academy adopted the original 5.11 pants in 1992. In 2003, 5.11 Tactical began developing more extensive lines for law enforcement, and since then have grown into a better women's collection and expanded into the outdoors:

Our designers work together with public safety professionals to create gear that meets the needs of real people in the field. In 2012, we rose to the challenge of redesigning our women’s collection to create better fitting and higher performing options. Our women’s category has grown to include premium uniforms, covert clothing, fitness apparel and more.

Today, 5.11® is expanding into the outdoor and fitness markets with products like the Vaporlite short and the ABR trainer. we are determined to meet these new challenges with the same grit and fortitude that has always defined our brand.

5.11 Tactical has over 70 store locations in the United States. The West End Center Facebook page did not have an opening date set, just that the store is "coming soon."

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