Blackhawk CQD Mark 1 E Knife – Christmas Gift Idea #25

Blackhawk CQD Mark 1 E Knife – Christmas Gift Idea #25

BlackHawk has done a lot of things right, and one of them is their knife collection.  This is the perfect tactical and/or duty knife.  The CQD Mark 1 E by Blackhawk Tactical features a high strength button-lock mechanism, recessed seatbelt/cord cutter and a carbide glass breaker.  Then you get to the blade, which is made out of AUS 8A Steel, enabling it to get and keep a great edge… all built into a precision reinforced nylon handle mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame.  It’s a little bigger than most duty knives, but you can feel the quality in your hand.  There’s no way this one is going to wear out any time soon.  If the police officer you know carries a knife, this should be it!

Blackhawk CQD Mark 1 E Knife

Our Price at On Duty Gear: $87.99

On Sale through 12/19/2012: $79.99


The award-winning CQD® Mark I™ is one of the most envied pieces of equipment in the tactical industry. Functionally identical to the original manual version of the Mark I™, the Type E features the same high-strength button-lock mechanism and secondary safety, recessed seatbelt/cord cutter, and carbide glass breaker. However, its handle is constructed of precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame. Its spearpoint AUS8A stainless steel
blade boasts improved edge geometry for increased cutting performance and a low-profile black PVD-coated finish. Now you can have all the performance of the original Mark I™ at a price that fits every budget.
• Blade Length: 3.750″/95mm
• Overall Length: 9.500″/241mm
• Blade Material: AUS8A stainless steel
• Blade Finish: Black PVD coating
• Edge type: Plain or partially serrated
• Handle Material: Injection-molded reinforced nylon with 420J stainless steel liners
• Pocket Clip: Right or left-side, tip-down carry


On Duty Gear’s 25 Gift Ideas for Christmas

As part of our 25 Gift Ideas for Christmas promotion, we are going to be posting a new gift idea for your favorite police officer, fire fighter, EMT or military service member each day starting from Black Friday (November 23rd) through December 17th.

Blackhawk SpecOps Gen II Knoxx Stocks Coming in Late May

We just heard from Blackhawk that we can expect the new Gen II Knoxx Stocks to start shipping in mid-to-late May.  The Gen II stocks offer a significant improvement in a few areas and is definitely worth waiting for.

Here is a video we got ahold of from the 2012 SHOT show giving a breakdown of the Gen II stock.

Blackhawk SpecOps Gen II Knoxx Stock Video

Blackhawk SpecOps Gen II Knoxx Stock

Blackhawk SpecOps Gen II Knoxx StockThe SpecOps Stock Gen II takes the original SpecOps Stock to an even higher level of effectiveness, performance, and reliability. Law enforcement and military personnel, hunters, and sport shooters alike will agree that this is the best BLACKHAWK! shotgun stock yet!

• Lightweight polymer and alloy construction
• Dual recoil-compensation systems reduce harsh recoil by up to 85%
• Ergonomic pistol grip with customizable, interchangeable rubber grip inserts
• 11.25″ to 15″ length-of-pull
• Rapid-adjust, seven-position stock to fit all shooters
• Integrated ambidextrous single-point sling plate and quick-detach sling swivel
• Unique design cuts muzzle

X-2 Duty Holster from Blackhawk Tactical

Based on Blackhawk’s successful X26 Duty Holster, this gives agencies stepping up to the TASER X2 the ability to get a holster with the same level of performance. The injection-molded holster covers the trigger and digital readout window and protects the probe housing for serious protection. The intuitive release and fast draw give officers the performance they need even under stress.

Suggested Retail: $53.99
Price at On Duty Gear: $43.99 –  click here

Blackhawk X-2 Taser Holster Item Numbers:
44HT01BK-R (right hand draw)
44HT01BK-L (left hand draw)

X2 Taser Holster Picture

blackhawk x2 duty holster

Blackhawk Knoxx BreachersGrip Videos

These videos feature the Knoxx BreachersGrip with the famous one handed shooting and the basics of installing this onto a shotgun.  Enjoy!

Knoxx BreachersGrip Features:

• Single recoil-compensation system reduces felt recoil by up to 65%
• Can be fired one-handed or comfortably at awkward angles
• Compact design for easy storage and close-quarter operation
• Integrated single-point sling attachment loop
• Ergonomic pistol grip with integrated non-slip texturing

Integrated recoil compensation system

• 75 % reduction in perceived felt recoil
• Eliminates painful recoil
• Eliminates shooter fatigue & recoil related wrist or hand injuries
• Increased accuracy and faster follow-up shots
• Cuts muzzle rise to get back on target faster
• Increased confidence & effectiveness in shotgun Utilization
• Reduced liability, injuries and training costs
• Better control when utilizing breaching rounds or high base ammo

Compact Design

• Reduced overall size for improved storage options/ ideal for quick use
• Ideal for tactical entry or home defense shotguns

“Super Tough” Polymer and Alloy construction

• Well proven materials for years of rugged and reliable service
• Corrosion resistant materials for use in all weather conditions
• Built tough for law enforcement and military environment

Integrated Metal Sling Stud

• Easy sling installation

Ergonomic Pistol Grip with Integrated Non-Slip Texturing

• Improved shooter control and comfort

Single Bolt Installation (Pre-installed bolt & lock washer)

• Quick and easy single bolt installation

BreachersGrip FAQ:

Q: What is a BreachersGrip?

A: The BreachersGrip is an innovative recoil reducing pistol grip only shotgun stock. It consists of a pistol grip that attaches to the receiver. The BreachersGrip is the most comfortable shooting pistol grip stock available in the firearms industry. The BreachersGrip name is derived from the Law Enforcement or Military tactic of “breaching” a locked door with specially manufactured shotgun ammunition.

Q: Why is the BreachersGrip more comfortable to shoot than other pistol grip only stocks?

A: The BreachersGrip has an integrated recoil-reduction system inside the pistol grip that absorbs the majority of painful recoil. With other pistol grip only shotgun stocks there is no recoil reduction so all the recoil energy is transferred into the shooters hand and wrist (Ouch!). With the BreachersGrip, the majority of the recoil is removed by the mechanism located inside the pistol grip, so there is no pain transferred to the shooters hand or wrist. The BreachersGrip can be comfortably shot from the hip and even one handed (Recoil NADA!).

Q: What is the overall dimension of the BreachersGrip when installed?

A: With a BreachersGrip installed on a pump shotgun, the length from the front tip of an 18.5 inch barrel to the rear most point on the BreachersGrip is 30.25 inches.

Q: Can I use my oversized or extended safety with the BreachersGrip?

A: Remington 870 owners should NEVER use an extended “Button Head” safety in conjunction with a BreachersGrip . The extended size of the safety will cause major damage to the stock and potentially serious injury to the shooter. Extended safety buttons are not an issue on guns that have receiver top mounted safety switches. Some oversized safeties are compatible with the BreachersGrip, please contact Knoxx for available options and recommended models.

Q: Why is the BreachersGrip “perfect” for law enforcement and military applications?

A: Recoil and firearm control issues are problems that have long accompanied breaching or close quarter combat shotguns. With the dramatic reduction in recoil, even the smallest officer or soldier can handle Magnum shotgun loads with great efficiency and without fear of wrist injury . Qualification scores will go up and the shotgun will be better utilized in the field as confidence and accuracy increases. The BreachersGrip allows users to utilize larger, heavier hitting ammunition. The BreachersGrip is quick and easy to sling or deploy when needed.

Q: Is the BreachersGrip just for police and the military?

A: No, the BreachersGrip is also perfect for recreational or home defense use. Home defense experts agree that the most important aspect of keeping a shotgun for home defense is user familiarity (that means practice.) The BreachersGrip allows any sized shooter the benefits of pain-free shooting, which in time, builds self-confidence and removes any fear of the shotgun. The stock’s small size makes it ideal for easy and convenient storage.

Q: Doesn’t this make my shotgun an assault weapon?

A: No. Pump shotguns are not regulated as “assault weapons,” only by federal and state regulations with regards to minimum barrel length, and overall length. The BreachersGrip, at its shortest length, still complies with federal and state laws.

Q: What shotguns will it fit?

A: The BreachersGrip is available for Remington® 12 and 20 gauge 870 Series pump shotguns; all 12 and 20 gauge Mossberg® 500, 590, 835 variants, and Maverick 88 models; and all 12 and 20 Gauge Winchester® 1300-1200 and FNH® standard Police Series pump shotguns (Stock will NOT fit FNH® Tactical Police Shotgun). The BreachersGrip is not compatible with semi-automatic shotguns.

Q: Is there a way to attach a sling?

A: Yes. The BreachersGrip comes standard with a sling swivel stud installed on the rear of the stock.

Q: Is it strong and durable?

A: The BreachersGrip is made from high strength fiberglass-reinforced polymers and metal alloys for long service in the most extreme environments. While ideal for civilian use, it has been designed and built for military and law enforcement professionals in the most demanding situations.

Q: Is it legal?

A: Yes. It is legal to install the BreachersGrip on any pump shotgun in all 50 states.

Q: Is it difficult to install and use?

A: Once your factory stock is removed, the BreachersGrip installs by tightening one pre-installed bolt. Using the stock is intuitive and takes only seconds to figure out.