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GITD Carbine Hack from Victory First

Matt Jacques of Victory First recently posted a very clever hack that involves some glow in the dark (GITD) tape and an AR-15. It sounds cool already, right?

He places two pieces of GITD tape oriented in a “T” shape on the bottom of his carbine grip. This not only shows the position the carbine in a dark room but it also indicates the orientation allowing the user to quickly locate and index the rifle. Now that is simple and clever!


Victory First Debuts Victory Wear

No trainer has been more involved in the melding of firearm training concepts and every day carry gear, especially as it pertains to carbines, than Matt Jacques. That is a good reason to be excited about what will come out of Victory Wear.

Victory First officially announced today the creation of its lifestyle brand, Victory Wear.  Victory Wear, a Division of Victory First will produce lifestyle and apparel items that resonate with the “everyday carry” community.

The debut offerings feature attractive graphics on a variety of American-made T-shirts, decals, and PVC patches.  The theme of all Victory Wear products focuses on mindset and preparedness to protect family, hearth, and home.  If you carry a concealed pistol daily, or keep a carbine handy in your vehicle or around the house, Victory Wear is a brand designed for your the way you live your life.

Although some of the themes will be staples within the brand, most will be limited runs.  While the initial run is fairly focused, there are over a dozen different themes slated for release before Independence Day.

“There are some great lifestyle brands in this industry, but most have a very pronounced military-feel to their products.  As a former Marine, I love those brands, but not everyone who carries a gun is a veteran.  We created Victory Wear to reflect the values and mindset of the everyday American who carries a gun to protect himself and the people he cares most about,” said Matt ‘Jake’ Jacques, owner of Victory First and Victory Wear.  “If you take on the responsibility of carrying a gun every day, you’ll ‘get’ our products.  They are a reflection of that mental and emotional commitment.”

Victory Wear products are available for purchase at https://victory-wear.com, and you can check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VictoryWearables/  and on Instagram @ VictoryWearables

Vertx® Announces Victory First as a Preferred Training Provider

The partnership of Vertx with Matt Jacques of Victory First has been a fruitful one over the years. Now the two are making it official with the announcement of Victory First as a preferred training provider which will, no doubt, lead to some interesting training opportunities especially as it pertains to Vertx’s excellent line of concealed carry bags.


From Vertx:

Vertx®, a premier tactical and outdoor brand of apparel and gear, announced today its expanded partnership with Victory First, a leader in law enforcement, firearms training and consulting. The partnership will focus on utilization of Victory First’s expertise in tactics and training, while incorporating the Vertx line of concealed carry bags and packs for real world use. Additionally, Victory First will conduct training classes for Vertx, which will include relevant tactical applications.

“We’re excited to expand our business relationship with Matt Jacques and Victory First as a preferred training provider for Vertx’s EDC line of bags and packs,” says Darrell Morrow, Vice President of Vertx. “Matt brings a wealth of professional and industry knowledge that is essential for today’s prepared professional. His leadership through Victory First will help us ensure that all of our customers have access to the most relevant, useful training that complements the Vertx line of products.”

The Vertx line of EDC bags and packs is feature-rich and specifically designed to accommodate concealed carry in everyday life application. As a design consultant on all of the bags, Matt has intimate knowledge of their use in the field, and in everyday life when proper training and tactics are coupled with the right products.

“I believe in the products that Vertx brings to market, and I have been proud to have been involved as a consultant, so partnering with them from a training standpoint was a natural fit,” says Matt Jacques, Victory First Owner. “I am extremely picky about the products I use; and professional end users will tell you that having training with the right products can be the difference in a win or lose situation. The training we offer through Victory First will help our customers become more efficient and confidently reliant on the products they trust.”

Victory First will also manage a Train-The-Trainer program for Vertx that will help educate its sales force, dealer network and key customer groups on the design potential and benefits of training with Vertx products.


About Vertx
Vertx is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern day prepared professional. Vertx designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability. Vertx is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. For more information, visit www.vertx.com.

About Victory First
Victory First strives to provide real world tactics and firearms training to the Law Enforcement and Military markets, as well as to responsible firearm owners. Led by Matt Jacques, Victory First harnesses more than 20+ years of experience in various military, law enforcement and federal government assignments, incorporating proven methods of fundamental skills and tactical training for its students. Victory First also offers consulting to select clients, covering real-world use in product development, manufacturing, testing and marketing. For more information, visit their website at http://www.victory-first.com or Matt@Victory-First.com.

MGL Victory Aegis Belt

Mean Gene Leather (MGL) just announced their new MGL Victory Aegis Belt. That is “Victory” as in Matt Jacques of Victory First who helped make the project happen and “Aegis” as in the Aegis Belt from Ares Gear. This belt combines MGL’s well crafted leather over webbing belt with the Aegis buckle.

I have been using an Aegis Belt from Ares Gear for a while now and it is the best gun belt I have ever owned precisely because of the buckle. The Aegis buckle makes the belt completely Velcro-free, easy adjust, it looks darn good, and it is easy to thread because one end of the belt is buckle-free. It should work just as well with a high quality leather belt but with a load more refinement.

Pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet so just feast your eyes on the pictures for now.

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