Welcome to the Options 8 Blog

Author: Options 8   Date Posted:20 April 2015 

Hello and welcome to the Options 8 blog, your source for information about law enforcement and security gear, emergency service gear, tactical information, and training. Our Options 8 blog here is to provide you, our customer, with the best professional information about the products and services we sell, as well as general commentary about our business and industry.

As security operators and first responders ourselves, we know how important it is that you have the right gear and the right training.  The gear keeps you and your tools safe and accessible, and your body comfortable while working; consistent training keeps you safe and responsive.  This is where our website comes in, we would like to introduce the new www.options8.com.

We traveled throughout Australasia and the United States to find the best suppliers and sources for the largest selection of specialty equipment.  Shipping out of warehouses in Michigan (USA), Nevada (USA), and Sydney (AUS) we now offer in excess of 100,000 products from the world’s leading brands.

We hope to play a role in your next operation.  Please stay tuned to our blog for more information, product reviews, and helpful tips.

Author: Options8   Date Posted: 18 June 2016

"Hammer has published this in depth guide to assist with maintaining officer safety. I have trained with Hammer since 2006. Hammer has a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience. He's walked the walk." C Walker. ...


Author: Nick Lavars - Gizmag   Date Posted: 10 April 2016

Lightweight metal foam turns armor-piercing bullets into dust Composite metal foams (CMFs) are little-known materials that are beginning to show some big promise. Last year we saw ...


Author: Dearborn, Mich   Date Posted: 7 April 2016

Ford now offers a super-low-profile visor light bar that mounts inside the Police Interceptor Utility to enable a stealth appearance New interior visor light bar is fully integrated at the top of the windshield, allowing for maximum driver visibility ...


Author: Australian National Security   Date Posted: 4 March 2016

For an effective counter-terrorism regime, it is vital that our laws target not only terrorist acts, but also the organisations that plan, finance and carry out such acts. In 2002, a range of terrorist organisation offences were inserted into the Criminal Code Act 1995. More...


Author: ABC   Date Posted: 25 February 2016

Key points: Indonesia has increased security across the country...


Author: ShotSpotter.   Date Posted: 22 February 2016

ShotSpotter places microphones on roof tops and street lights in high crime neighborhoods, they recognize gun shots and alert the police with exact loca...


Author: TrackingPoint   Date Posted: 22 February 2016

How It Works Make shots that were once considered impossible. Learn how a TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm is capable of making beyond belief shots. ...


Author: Stratfor - Reva Bhalla   Date Posted: 17 February 2016

" Ruthless and Sober in Syria is republished with permission of Stratfor." Last October, when Russia had just begun its military intervention in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama spurned the idea...


Author: Stratfor, Scott Stewart   Date Posted: 10 February 2016

A Practical Guide to Situational Awareness is republished with permission of Stratfor ...


Author: Al Baker - March 20, 2008   Date Posted: 9 February 2016

Caring For Your Boots Cleaning your Original S.W.A.T.® Footwear depends on the materials of the boot model you've chosen to purchase. Here are our recommendations for A. Black leather & nylon uppers B. Suede & nylon uppers. Cla...


Author: Crimson Trace   Date Posted: 6 February 2016

Another advancement in operational gear this time from Crimson Trace LiNQ™ is a unique, two piece system, comprised of a replacement AR-Type rifle grip and...


Author: WILEY X®   Date Posted: 28 January 2016

Great news for 2016 - We'll let you know as soon as they in stock!!!! New-for-2016 Eyewear Styles Highlight Wiley X Exhibit in SHOT Booth #32211 ...


Author: Options 8   Date Posted: 28 January 2016

"Its an honour to know Hammer, a walking legend. Have trained with him stateside since 2006. Looking forward to his new book due to be released soon. Options 8, ...


Author: Police Mag / Safariland   Date Posted: 26 January 2016

Options 8 got the heads up on this awesome advancement in tech from Police Mag (www.policemag.com). How goods this escpecially the ALERT Belt that activates the camera on any belt interaction. ...


Author: Mechanix Wear   Date Posted: 25 January 2016

The Mechanix Wear team have produced the following Glove Sizing Chart and Care Guide. ...


Author: 5.11 Tactical   Date Posted: 25 January 2016

To assist with selecting your 5.11 Tactical Footwear please refer to the sizing comparison charts below: MEN'S FOOTWEAR SIZING ...


Author: Options 8   Date Posted: 20 April 2015

As the threats in the world around us are constantly changing, we here at Options 8 wanted take a moment to reflect on our training, and why it is so important. Just fifteen years ago our jobs as first responders, law enforcement officers, security operators, and family...


Author: Options 8   Date Posted: 20 April 2015

We liked this video from 5.11 tactical, as it embodies the attitude of those in the law enforcement and first responder communities. At Options 8 we also carry a large selection of 5.11 Tactical gear ...


Author: Options 8   Date Posted: 20 April 2015

Why are we talking about them then? They are an essential piece of training equipment for you that is never thought enough about. Many people don’t think a whole lot about the fact that different targets should be used for different types of shooting and training....


Author: Options 8   Date Posted: 20 April 2015

This week, we want to talk about another new product here at Options 8. The TRUGLO Triton 30mm Red Dot Sight is under review, ...