Clear it - Mark it - Move on
I created Tacstix as a tool to supplement CQB training days. My team was going through countless chem-lights over 8-10 hours of runs which would die out and become unrecognizable dark orange nonsense early in the training day. We would drop hundreds of these chem-lights and just toss them at the end of the day. We needed a re-usable, durable marking device that would clip to the wire ring, stash in a dump bag or just stick between MOLLE with no issues. Being the 3D printing nerd on the team I came out with several iterations and landed here. This is Version 1.6.
Tacstix are in proto type phase. Soon I will move from the 3D printer to injection molding. If you're interested in trying some out for your team, email for samples.
I'm still working on a price point, email for further details.
And yes.. "Patent Pending"
TACSTIX: THE ESSENTIALS
Let’s face it, you’re going to use marking devices during entry training to mark cleared spaces or deconflict un-cleared spaces and wrap arounds. Different teams use different colors to delineate what each encounter represents. While we all use similar colors for problems, some of us want to mark certain rooms differently. Bomb Squads and EOD also use marking devices to signal explosive devices and their current status. Fire-Rescue will mark rooms for triage with colored markers.
We all train.
When we train we rep things out and these marking devices save time and money.
The average chem light is about $1.42 in bulk apiece.
Drop a Tacstix on the ground twice and it’s paid for itself.
"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking."
– Ferdinand Foch– at the Battle of the Marne