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ITS Tactical Turns 1, Come Celebrate!

By Bryan Black

It’s hard to believe that a year ago today, we started ITS Tactical.

At that time, we didn’t know whether we’d find a niche in this industry, or whether people would be interested in the information we presented.

We just knew that we were passionate about creating an open-source community of different methods, ideas and knowledge that could one day save your life.

Well, here we are a year into it, and so much has happened. We’ve had tremendous support from our readers, great discussions, awesome guest posts, and you! Yes you! If there was a way we could thank each one of you individually for the support you’ve shown, we’d do it in a heart beat.

That may not be entirely possible, but we can try this...

An ITS Celebration

Since our readers come from all over the world, we’ll have to just invite everyone to Texas! If you’re up for celebrating the first year of ITS with us, we’re having a party on May 29th July 17th somewhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We’d hoped to finalize the details before now, but it’s challenging to find a location when you don’t know how many people you’re inviting!

So, instead of an evite, which I can’t stand, drop a comment below and let us know if you’re interested in coming out to celebrate with us. Further details will follow once we get a rough head count.

DETAILS ANNOUNCEDClick here for July 17th Party Information

A Week of Giveaways

Ok, now what about those of you who can’t make the trip? Not to worry, we’ve got something for you too!

To celebrate our 1st Anniversary, we’re going to have a giveaway every day for the next week! Yes, 7 days of awesome prizes for you to win free of charge, we’re even paying for shipping!

Starting a little later today, you’ll see the first giveaway show up, followed by one each day until April 7th. The normal rules will still apply from our Reader Appreciation Contests, so be sure to check out that link to be prepared.

We’re also going to wait to announce the winners of each day’s contests until next Thursday, April 8th.

Once again, a huge thank you to all our readers for making ITS Tactical all that its become. We’re looking forward to another awesome year, and have tons of great things planned!

Bryan Black

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  • Happy Birthday! Love the site.

  • Maicher

    Happy B-day, I might be interested in a celebration DFW isn’t that bad of a drive from H town so count me in.

  • Matt Hazard

    Thanks for 1 year of great content!

  • Mark Silkwood

    I would love to come out to Dallas/Fort Worth area to celebrate with you guys!…. But please don’t be upset that I am a little skeptical about SOME of the things in this post, seeing as how it IS April Fools… 🙂

    • No April Fools here Mark, Should have said that in the Post! LOL

    • Mark Silkwood

      Well then, in that case, Happy Birthday! And I hope it is a good one!

  • I would go to that… That would be right before I go back into the NAVY for another go at BUD/S… Lets do it!

  • Sweeet, happy birthday ITS. Sorry, I won’t be able to make it to Texas (unless one of those prizes is airline tickets and a hotel stay).

  • The Weatherford Crew will be there!

  • Gray Ghost

    Happy BDay and congrats!

  • Riceball

    Happy birthday. Love the site and keep up the good work. Here’s looking forward to your 2nd birthday.

  • Sean Norton

    I’d be interested in a party, hell yeah.

  • Happy birthday!

    And, it’s my birthday too… ;o)

    • Happy [belated] Birthday! It was mine on the 4th! April rocks!

  • Mark Matthews

    Continued success!

  • Robert Gordon

    Happy Birthday!

  • Ryan Allen

    Happy Birthday ITS, keep up the good work. I would love to come to TX for a party but the budget doesn’t allow it at the moment so you’ll have to enjoy without me.

  • Kevin

    Happy B-day. Great site!

  • cqc10

    I’m just north of Dallas, so I’d definitely attend.

  • Happy Birthday ITS!

    Keep up the great work.


    Happy Birthday ITS!!! Looking forward to another year and many more after that

  • & “Cheer’s” to many more years to come!!

  • Matt

    Happy B-Day! Enjoy Chuckie Cheese!!!

  • chris hanson

    only a short drive from DFW so it s possible depending on my schedule

  • Virius

    Happy B-day, I will definitely come if I am not at NTC, and I hope to god, since I am getting out in June that they won’t send me. It would be awesome to hang out.

  • MIKE25

    Happy Birthday to ITS!
    Getting better not just older.

  • Metternacht

    Keep up the great Work. Here is to another Successful Year @ ITS!

  • Cory

    Happy Birthday ITS, hope we can celebrate years and years to come

    I agree with Mike25, getting better not just older

    I’m in for Dallas/ FT Worth, will be fun

  • Cdt Gillies

    Congrats guys, keep up the great work! I’d love to come hang out but the whole me being in Australia thing means I don’t think I’ll be able to make it 🙁

  • Lasse

    Happy birthday ITS!

  • Eric

    Happy Birthday ITS! Great Blog – Congrats and many more years to go

  • Andrew Moore

    Happy Birthday ITS! Proud to be a Plank Owner & Supporter 🙂

  • “Red”

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Easter to ITS. Congrats!!

  • Smilodon

    Happy Birthday, where did you get those candles?

  • D

    Happy B-day,…can i send my bro as a rep, if im in Iraq? thx-D

  • TxSoldier

    Congrats Bryan, great job. I’m down for sure depending on the date. Burleson is pretty close to most stuff lol.

  • InfidelNYC

    Happy Birthday Guys! Great site, keep up the great work! Great info and good members! Will definitely try for the party!

  • kjshriver

    Congrats on such a momentous B-Day

  • JaxJohn419

    the party should be at Dirttime 10!
    i can only get away with one trip this summer without the wife!

  • Jon Gucinski

    Depending on when it is, I’d likely attend.

  • R P

    Sounds like it could be fun. Won’t be on leave yet, but may be stateside.

  • eric chevalier

    Like to attend , just need a set place. so I can check flights and hotel rates

  • Chris Raymond

    I live in the DFW area and I would love to come!

  • Tyler Thornberg

    Just started reading the site. Love what I see!

  • Border Book

    Viva Los ITS Tactical! Happy Birthday!! Hell Yea, put me down for DFW, that should be right after Spec Ops West at Fort Lewis, home of the 1st Special Forces Group and tactical Tailor. Thanks buddy, cheers.

  • John T

    A little late but happy belated birthday ITS!

  • Olive

    love the site, happy to say Happy Birthday! hope to be around for many more!

  • rockik

    1 year old it’s hard to believe, I am looking forward to the celebration. You have done an awesome job for your first year, I am waiting to see what next year brings.

  • ShadowKat

    Happy B-day… totally interested in a gathering around DFW. It’s good to know you are local to me 🙂

  • Duck

    I’d love to come out but it’s a bit far from me. Happy belated and keep up the great work.

  • Happy Birthday ITS! I can’t believe it’s been a year! I’m so excited about the future of ITS Tactical and to see where it’s going. I’m so thankful to be a part of this awesome site!

  • Chad Krzyminski

    Happy Birthday! When’s the party start, I’m totally in!

  • randypb

    Created in one year from just a great idea. Quite an accomplishment! Happy to be a plank supporter! Your site fulfills a need and you’re giving it a 1000% effort. It’s much appreciated by us all.

    Opportunity and preparation meet at ITS. Thanks, and this is just the first of many birthdays.


  • Happy very late birthday ITS! I’m definitely very interested in going to going to the celebration!

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