EOTech X320 Thermal Imager Now In Stock!

EOTech X320 Thermal Imager Now In Stock!

4/29/2014 – We just received our first shipment of the EOTech X320 Thermal Imagers and have it ready to ship.  Our supply is limited, so be sure to order it soon!

EOTech X320

X320 Thermal Imager

EOTech X320 Features

  • 30 Hz frame rate
  • 9 Hz model available
  • Detect human activity up to 800 yards away
  • 2x, 3x or 4x zoom
  • White hot, black hot and 3 color modes
  • Temperature measurement & cross hair enabled via supplied software CD
  • Survives accidental drops and submersion
  • Pocket-sized, weighing only 13 ounces (381 grams)
  • Up to 6 hours runtime with two user-replaceable AA lithium batteries*
  • Rugged design with integral rubber eye cup – 3-Year Warranty
  • Tripod mount (1/4 – 20 thread)

The EOTech X320 Includes

  • USB Cable
  • User Interface Soft ware
  • Lens Cloth
  • Neck/Wrist Straps
  • User Manual
  • AA Batteries*

At the 2014 SHOT Show, we interviewed Amy Miller about the new EOTech X320 Thermal Imager. We also attempted to look through the viewer with our GoPro camera (slightly unsuccessful).

On Duty Gear Honored as One of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

On Duty Gear Honored as One of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

(Port Huron, MI) – On Duty Gear, LLC has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

On Duty Gear will be honored at an awards ceremony during the tenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, May 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Mich.

Companies making it to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like On Duty Gear are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.


Michigan 50 Companies to Watch


“We built our company on the same foundation that is the cornerstone of the Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & EMS Industries we serve; Honesty, integrity and bound by Honor. We are driven by top-notch customer service. Our belief is that nobody is too big nor too small to receive the utmost respect and attention from us, from offering honest advice about a product when asked to following up after the sale.”

“We are excited to say that we have experienced both unexpected and unprecedented growth. We have salespersons spread throughout the State of Michigan, all of them Law Enforcement Retired or Active Duty, and have plans to add more Nationally as we grow. We are also now testing and evaluating products that will carry our brand, and they are being molded by Law Enforcement Officers so they will withstand the exacting standards you demand.”  – Paul Riddell

In 2013 On Duty Gear also received the Best Small Business Award from the Michigan Small Business & Technology Center (MI-SBTDC) representing the I-69 Corridor (press release).


Michigan 50 Companies to Watch

On Duty Gear Fantasy Football League

On Duty Gear Fantasy Football League

On Duty Gear Fantasy Football League

Hey football fans… On Duty Gear is setting up few fantasy football leagues for the 2013 season and we wanted to throw an invite out to all our friends and customers.

We are going to run a few leagues through Yahoo and ESPN, and will create as many as are needed.

To join, send us a message through our Facebook page, Twitter page or Google Plus page with your email address and preference of Yahoo or ESPN and we will send you an invite.

Good luck against Team ODG… you’ll need it!

Be sure to take advantage of our July Blackhawk Tactical promotion!

Be sure to take advantage of our July Blackhawk Tactical promotion!

We are now halfway through July and wanted to remind everybody about our promotion we are running this month with Blackhawk Tactical.  When you spend $75 on Blackhawk merchandise this month, you get a free Gun Rug Pistol Pouch.  These bags are made with 1000 denier nylon and closed cell foam to fully protect and store your prized possessions.

  • Internal padded divider to carry weapons and accessories
  • Full wrap around heavy-duty handles
  • .375″ closed cell foam for weapon protection
  • Elastic keeper for extra magazines
  • Heavy-duty #9 YKK zippers and dual sliders for lockability

$24.99 value – FREE with $75 purchase!

blackhawk tactical gun rug pistol pouch

Promotional item will be added to your cart automatically when your order qualifies.  Limit one per customer.  Promotion ends 7/31/2013.

Horace Small Uniforms now available online at On Duty Gear

Horace Small Uniforms now available online at On Duty Gear

As we announced previously, we are now a full line dealer for Horace Small police and fire uniforms.  Starting this week, we now have the entire catalog of Horace Small available for purchase online here at On Duty Gear.

Click on the Horace Small logo to begin shopping, or read further down where be break down some of their more popular lines.

Horace Small Uniforms

Horace Small Sentry Plus Uniforms

Horace Small Sentry Plus Uniforms

Staying cool on the job is extremely important to the men and women in Sentry Plus Uniforms.  Solarban technology reduces the absorption of heat rays, keeping you up to ten degrees cooler, even when wearing dark colors and in direct sunlight.  The 100 percent performance fabric offers superior color retention, soil release and moisture control.  Horace Small’s entire line of Sentry Plus shirts and trousers is designed to maximize both comfort and durability.



Horace Small New Dimension Plus Uniforms

Horace Small New Dimension Uniforms

Across the New Dimension line, Horace Small has gone the extra mile on material selection.  Their vat-dyed fabrics mean colors hold strong and true.  This line is designed for heavy action and long life in a wide range of climate conditions.  New Dimension Plus is the most cutting edge uniform collection available today.  It combines comfort with functionality so you can get the job done.  If your job requires performance, but comfort is a must, then New Dimension Plus is what you need.


Horace Small Deputy Deluxe Plus Uniforms

Horace Small Deputy Deluxe Plus Uniforms

The Deputy Deluxe and Deputy Deluxe Plus collections combine comfort with functionality so you can get the job done.  The shirts and trousers boast superior color retention and a soft hand so you always look professional and feel at ease in your uniform.


Horace Small Station Wear Fire Uniforms

Horace Small Station Wear Collection Uniforms

Firefighters and other emergency workers are faced with conditions that don’t allow for safety compromises, so in addition to performance, durability and a professional look, you’ll get some peace of mind with every shirt and trouser.

Certified by UL to meet NFPA 1975 Standard


On Duty Gear Wins 2012 Best Small Business Award from the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center

PORT HURON, Mich,. – Twelve companies from around the state of Michigan have been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center’s (MI-SBTDC) Best Small Business Award.  These companies were chosen from over 13,000 small businesses that the MI-SBTDC provided with confidential counseling and training in 2012.  The Best Small Business award recipients were identified based on their success in creating jobs, increasing sales, improving their business strategy and their involvement with the MI-SBTDC.  These recipients will be honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony on May 2, 2013.

“The Best Small Business Award provides the MI-SBTDC network with an opportunity to acknowledge exceptional small businesses that we’ve worked with the previous year,” says Carol Lopucki, State Director of the MI-SBTDC.  “We are excited to celebrate their successes.”

For Paul and Cissy Riddell, On Duty Gear was a company born out of complete necessity.  As a member of the Port Huron police force, Paul Riddell and his partners found it incredibly inconvenient to drive all the way to Detroit to receive replacement equipment and uniforms when theirs broke or needed replacing.  Any time spent without proper equipment left the police officers feeling unprepared for duty, so Cissy looked into starting a service that would allow her to be a sub-contractor, selling Michigan-made body armor and other industry goods to police departments in the area.  Soon Paul was selling to his co-workers from the front seat of his police car, bringing home orders written on scraps of paper for Cissy to place.

Demand grew quickly, and On Duty gear easily transitioned from the front seat of Paul’s car to a permanent storefront in downtown Port Huron.  To better serve their customers, the Riddells developed www.ondutygear.com, an e-commerce website that has allowed them to start selling products both nationally and internationally.  The SBTDC provided Paul and Cissy with market research, growth counseling and a thorough review of their e-commerce site.  This review allowed them to improve in areas that were costing them web traffic and the potential for lost revenue.  Since working with the SBTDC On Duty Gear has seen an increase in both traffic and sales and expect to see a steady 10-15% growth in their business over the next several years.


The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center provides counseling, business education, information based planning and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties.

The MI-SBTDC is located at the Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As host of the MI-SBTDC State Headquarters, the Seidman College of Business oversees the eleven-region MI-SBTDC network. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest MI-SBTDC by calling 616.331.7480 or visiting www.misbtdc.org.

Crimson Trace Laser Sights Now Available!

Crimson Trace Laser Sights Now Available!

Crimson Trace Laser Sights

We now have available a limited selection of the Crimson Trace line of laser sights.  Crimson Trace Lasergrips® and Laserguard® are part of their elite product line, providing you with instant and overwhelming advantages with a gun in your hand.  Below is a list of the Crimson Trace products we are carrying.

Crimson Trace Laser Sights

 Crimson Trace Product List

CTC-LG-105 Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips for S&W J-Frame Round Butt (Polymer Grip) 198.99
CTC-LG-105Z Crimson Trace LG-105 Zombie Lasergrips for S&W J-Frame Round Butt (Polymer Grip) 214.99
CTC-LG-301 Crimson Trace LG-301 Side Activation Lasergrips for 1911 Full Size 308.99
CTC-LG-302 Crimson Trace CTC Defense LG-302 Laser System for Beretta 92 / 96 308.99
CTC-LG-304 Crimson Trace LG-304 Side Activation Lasergrips for 1911 Compact 330.99
CTC-LG-359 Crimson Trace LG-359 Lasergrips for S&W Gen 3 Full Size Double Stack 308.99
CTC-LG-401Z Crimson Trace LG-401Z Front Activation Zombie Lasergrips for 1911 Full Size 368.99
CTC-LG-402M Crimson Trace LG-402M Mil-Spec Lasergrips for Beretta 92/96/M9 366.99
CTC-LG-405 Crimson Trace LG-405 Lasergrips for S&W J-Frame Round Butt (Compact Grip) 281.99
CTC-LG-426 Crimson Trace LG-426 Front Activation Lasergrips for Sig Sauer P226 308.99
CTC-LG-448Z Crimson Trace LG-448Z Zombie Laserguard for Springfield Armory XD and XDM 305.99
CTC-LG-460 Crimson Trace LG-460 Lasergrips for Kahr K9 and K40 281.99
CTC-LG-619 Crimson Trace LG-619 Lasergrips for Glock Gen3 19/23/25/32/38 214.99
CTC-LG-905 Crimson Trace Master Series Lasergrip G10 Black/Gray for 1911 Compact 368.99
CTC-LTG-736 Crimson Trace LTG-736 Lightguard Weaponslight for Glock Full-Size and Compact 152.99
CTC-LTG-746 Crimson Trace Defense LTG-746 Light System For Springfield XD, XDM and XD Full-Size 152.99

About Crimson Trace

Over the past 17 years, Crimson Trace Corporation has shipped nearly a million sets of Lasergrips® and Laserguard® units to responsible gun owners throughout the world.  Our diverse and loyal customer base includes: the US military, federal/state/local law enforcement agencies, private security officers, concealed carry aficionados, defense-minded citizens, target shooters and sportsmen.

As the undisputed industry leader in laser sighting products for handguns and rail-equipped long guns, Crimson Trace places a passionate focus on our products – because the lives of our customers may depend on it.

We engineer each and every Crimson Trace product to be the finest laser sight money can buy in terms of quality, durability and reliability.  In addition, we pride ourselves on providing customer service and product support that shines as brightly as the lasers we package and sell.

If you’re a loyal Crimson Trace customer, we sincerely thank you.  If you’re new to the brand, you owe it to yourself and those who depend on you to try a Crimson Trace laser sight.  You’ll shoot faster, more accurately and with more confidence than you ever thought possible.

Thank you to Blauer for a great factory visit!

Thank you to Blauer for a great factory visit!

We want to thank the Blauers for having us to their factory this week.  Being able to tour your facility and the transparency that you gave us with your operations gives us a lot of respect for your company.

For our customers, here are some pictures that we took while we were there.  We were blown away with the amount of merchandise they stocked and quality of their sewing operations.

Blauer Factory Visit

Horace Small Uniforms… Coming soon to On Duty Gear

Horace Small Uniforms… Coming soon to On Duty Gear

Recently, On Duty Gear became an authorized dealer for the Horace Small line of police and first responder uniforms.  We have already outfitted many local officers with the Horace Small uniforms and love the quality and professionalism the line brings to our store.

Within the next two weeks, we will be working on adding Horace Small to our linup here at ondutygear.com.  They have an exceptional line that you can currently view on their website at www.horacesmall.com until we have our site updated.  You can also call us at 888-880-4441 with any questions concerning Horace Small uniforms.

Horace Small Uniforms

About Horace Small

Across the nation, day after day, real-world heroes put their lives on the line without a second thought. These brave men and women routinely face dangers most of us can only imagine – all in the name of making the world around us a safer place.

Horace Small started his original uniform business in 1937. When Mr. Small first began outfitting troops for battle, he instinctively knew that a superior uniform could make all the difference when the going got tough. Once WWII ended, Mr. Small saw an opportunity to take all he had learned outfitting soldiers and apply it to public safety uniforms.

The first Horace Small apparel lines designed for police and fire departments gained popularity immediately. These uniforms were setting new standards for quality and innovation.

But getting them into the hands of real-world heroes was still a slow and fairly expensive process. Each individual article of clothing had to be custom made in response to a customer request. The Horace Small solution? Create a range of standardized uniforms that could be made in advance, then stocked by local distributors across the country. The goal was to make ordering faster, easier and more economical, no matter where a department was located.

Mr. Small himself drove from city to city, personally selling his vision of a local retailer network. The idea proved so successful that it quickly became the standard for our entire industry.

Today, you’ll find Horace Small holding true to their founder’s original vision of innovation supported by great service. Their gear helps heroes stay cool under pressure, boosting confidence and professionalism every step the way. These uniforms also provide a powerful reflection of pride, strength and tradition. Horace Small greets each new day with renewed commitment to the values and quality that them a great American brand.

On Duty Gear Launches New ‘Made in U.S.A.’ Section

At On Duty Gear, we place a high value on American made products.  Because of this, we have made one of the most dramatic changes to our site since its relaunch.  Today we officially launched our ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ section, featuring only products made in the United States.

Here is a brief synopsis of the changes we made to our site today:

Made in the USAAll American made products will feature an American flag next to them in our product sections, categories, and also on the item page.

Our real time ‘super search’ will now feature the American flag next to each USA Made item as you search.

We hope you like the changes and will continue to shop with us!

As always, thank you for your service to your Community, State and our Great Nation.

Be Safe,
Paul S. Riddell
On Duty Gear, LLC