Gov. Rick Perry and DR’s David Crane Tactical Jacket and Gun Buddies? Rick Perry does some combat pistol shooting while wearing Triple Aught Design/TAD Gear Recon Hoodie combat fleece jacket and shoots LaRue Tactical OBR/OSR-type 7.62mm/.308 AR rifle/carbine at the range.

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By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com

Top photo credit goes to Gov. Rick Perry/Twitter. All other embedded photos contained in this article were shot by, and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability).

January 7, 2011

It would appear that your humble correspondent and Presidential Candidate Gov. Rick Perry (Texas) have the same taste in tactical clothing/shooting garb, and are, well, uhm…jacket bros, if you will. Governor Perry recently tweeted a photo of himself doing some tactical/combat pistol shooting while wearing a Triple Aught Design/TAD Gear Recon tactical/combat fleece jacket (O.D. Green), which is the exact make, model and color jacket that I sometimes wear to my tactical shooting and training engagements. Both ABC News (Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz report) and the Washington Post (Felicia Sonmez blog post) have published short pieces on it.

As it happens, I recently wore my own TAD Gear Recon Hoodie to a CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Advanced Carbine course taught by retired U.S. Army Special Forces (SF) assaulter/operator, tactical shooting instructor, and DefenseReview (DR) writer/contributor Mike Pannone and sponsored by Grey Group Training (GGT). You can see some photos of this below. For the record, I ran an Adams Arms (AA) Evo UltraLight super-slick lightweight tactical AR upper receiver during the class, and loved it (gun AND class)!

Target engaged! Gov. Rick Perry does some pistol shooting while wearing at TAD Gear Recon Hoodie at the range (Photo Credit: Gov. Rick Perry/Twitter):

DR owner/editor-in-chief David Crane runs an Adams Arms Evo UltraLight lightweight tactical AR upper receiver while wearing his personal TAD Gear Recon Hoodie at CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Advanced Carbine course (3 photos):

Video clip of David Crane runing the Adams Arms Evo UltraLight tactical AR upper receiver at the CTT-S Advanced Carbine course (without the TAD Gear Recon Hoodie on):

David Crane performs a tactical carbine shooting stage drill while wearing TAD Gear Recon Hoodie underneath TAD Gear Raptor hard shell jacket (you can see the green hoodie’s visor barely sticking out while shooting the drill) (Video shot April, 2010):

And, that’s apparently not the only thing Gov. Perry and I have in common. We both have an affinity for LaRue Tactical products. Defense Review has discovered a YouTube video (see below) of Gov. Perry hanging out and doing some shooting with Mark LaRue and the boys at the range–using what appears to be a LaRue Tactical OBR/OSR series 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. tactical AR (AR-10-type) rifle/carbine, of course. We here at DR are particularly enamored with the LaRue Tactical PredatAR OBR Series lightweight tactical AR carbines (5.56mm NATO and 7.62mm NATO), for which the aforementioned Mr. Pannone has also expressed a liking (verbally, to us). DR reported on the LaRue PredatAR guns immediately after SHOT Show 2011, and Pannone reviewed a LaRue Tactical Stealth 16″ tactical AR upper a few years ago for us.

Ya’ know, I’m really startin’ to like this guy. Gov. Perry’s obviously pro-Second Amendment/pro-firearms ownership, and he appears to be doing a really great job in Texas economically and with jobs. If Gov. Perry ends up being the eventual Republican nominee for President of the United States (POTUS), DefenseReview will definitely support him, and he’ll get our vote!

You can learn more about Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign and/or donate to it here:

Click here to visit the NRA website.

Mark Fingar of LaRue Tactical demos the LaRue Tactical PredatAR OBR series tactical AR carbines for DefenseReview (DR) at SHOT Show 2011:

Gov. Rick Perry runs LaRue Tactical OBR/OSR-type 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. tactical AR rifle/carbine and supports the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the range:

Gov. Perry visits a shooting range, greets people, poses for photos, and teaches a couple of women how to shoot a Kel-Tec subcompact pistol:

Company Contact Info:

Triple Aught Design (TAD Gear)
551 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
LAT: 37.776627 / LONG: -122.425200
Toll Free: 866-613-1386
Office: 415-318-8252

Triple Aught Design (TAD Gear)
660 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
LAT: 37.7555 / LONG: -122.3861
Toll Free: 866-613-1386
Office: 415-318-8252

Adams Arms
612 Florida Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Toll Free: 877-461-2572
Local: 727-853-0550
Fax: 727-853-0551
Email Sales:
Email Jim Granger:

LaRue Tactical
850 County Road 177
Leander, Texas USA 78641
512-259-1585 Office
512-259-1588 Fax Email Website

Mike Pannone
CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Email Website

DUNS#: 01-322-7741

Grey Group Training LLC.
560 A North Reilly Road,
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910.323.4739
FAX: 910.426.4740

Hard Point Equipment
315 W. Dalton Ave., #123
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 457-2010
Fax: (509) 463-5578

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