Blackhawk has announced its sponsorship of Tactical Games athlete Zach Rodman. His first competition of the nine-match season was at the Tactical Games Meridian, held February 19-20 in Meridian, Mississippi.
Outside of competition, Rodman has been a police officer for 15 years in Kokomo, Indiana, where he holds the rank of lieutenant. In addition, Rodman has been a member of the Kokomo SWAT Team for 12 years and a UC drug task force member for seven years.
“The Tactical Games provide an arena where competitors can test their decision making, training, equipment and mental approach,” Rodman said about the popular competition, which is a hybrid of competitive shooting and physical activities.
Rodman added that the community surrounding the Tactical Games is second to none.
“Everyone learns from everyone. It’s not often that you find a sport in which a competitor lends advice to another competitor,” he explained. “I believe these athletes help each other because they understand that elevating those around them is one of the most important things in life. Many competitors are servants in their everyday professions, so it’s really no surprise.”
Throughout the season, Rodman will be running Blackhawk T-Series holsters and new Foundation Series Tac Nylon gear, including plate carrier, belt and pouches.
“I have used everything from Blackhawk—from gloves, to holsters, to bags—for years as a police officer. I finally tore the pair of SOLAG hard knuckle gloves I was issued 10 years prior. That same dependability has been consistent across the board with Blackhawk gear.”
Rodman also shared how his Blackhawk gear will aid him at Tactical Games matches this season.
“Our team is outfitted with the same T-Series holster, so it’s important to me to maintain a consistent draw between competition and work,” he said. “On the carrier, the shoulders straps are flat in the chest area, which helps prevent the sling from snagging and allows for good placement of the stock while shooting. It’s a minimalist design that allows you to build it for the task at hand.”
The 2022 Tactical Games season will conclude in November with the National Championship at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas.