I recently had the chance to hang out with the crew at F3 Tactical in Chantilly, VA for their Industry Day on November 12th. The list of attendees was nothing less than awe inspiring. Attendees included Keith Chadwick (aka XCoastie) of MultiTasker Tools, Matt Jacques of Victory First, Kerry Davis (aka Pocket Doc) of Dark Angel Medical, as well as numerous representatives from companies like Triple Bravo, FireClean, Z3ro Solutions, and Rob Curtis of Gear Scout and the Potomac Resource Group.
If you’ve ever had the chance to talk to Keith or Rob, then you already know that learning will occur. Whether we were talking bourbon, ballistics or gear, the knowledge between those two guys is pretty substantial. Everyone was greeted with a firm handshake and kind smile as they walked in. If you haven’t had a chance to visit F3 Tactical yet and you’re in the area, you definitely should. Their gear selection runs the full course from plate carriers and armor to pouches, accessories and much more. The guys at F3 Tactical were knowledgeable, friendly and more than willing to spend their time talking and teaching about the products they carry.
I would have to say the two most memorable things for me were speaking to Matt of Victory First and Kerry of Dark Angel Medical. I am working on an upcoming retirement project and Matt was more than willing to provide some input and lead me in the right direction. The same goes for Kerry. He had just finished teaching a 2 day Tactical Aid Course and although everyone was just hanging out and trading stories, he was more than willing to spend some time and still go over some things with me.
There was a great mix of people there that day. Local LEO’s, EMT’s, and even Sunny McGann who is an NRA Firearms Instructor from the Richmond area was there with her merry band of women shooters. From looking around at the attendees’ clothes and personal gear you could tell that those in attendance knew about quality and function, which is something else that we all had in common. I even spotted a few MOTUS patches and stickers in the mix!
I also wanted to bring attention to something else that F3 Tactical is doing. They’re hosting an online raffle to support the Warrior Shot Event Group (WSEG). WESG is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to plan, coordinate, and host rehabilative firearms training and shooting competitions for wounded troops in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. The raffle prize is something truly incredible! The winner will received a limited edition Series 3 MultiTasker with glossy carbon fiber handles.
All in all, it was a great day for sure. It didn’t matter if you were a LEO, a company rep, Service Member or just a regular Joe, everyone was treated with the same respect and kindness. Knowledge was shared with the group, the stories were endless, and even a few specialty beverages may have even found their way to the event. A lot of what MOTUS is was present that day. Individuals who share a passion for adventure, warriors from all walks of life, and so on. These things happen quite regularly in our area and to see our tribe well represented was a comforting sign.
Editor’s note: This story was contributed by MOTUS tribe member Mark Endy. We thank him for being in attendance that day and sharing his experiences with the rest of the tribe. We’d also like to thank Jimmy at F3 Tactical for allowing us to use these photos from the event.