Marines Select Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove – The USMC "FROG"


Designation as USMC FROG (Flame Resistant Organizational Gear) Glove Leads To Order for 90,000 Pairs 

The Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove (Model #U501) has been designated as a USMC FROG (Flame Resistant Organizational Gear) Glove, leading to a substantial order from the United States Marine Corps. 

Based on a 12-month agreement that began in October 2011, Wiley X will be providing 90,000 pairs of its state-of-the-art Raptor Combat Gloves to protect the hands of Marines in action around the world.

“As a veteran owned company, we’re proud of this selection and pleased that Wiley X will be protecting the hands of U.S. Marines — as they protect freedom and liberty around the globe,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr.  “U.S. Marines are well known as the best trained, best equipped fighting force on the planet, and we are pleased to be playing a small role in their safety,” added Freeman.  In addition to providing American marines with Mil-Spec hand protection, Wiley X is a leader in ballistic protective eyewear systems for military and law enforcement use.

The Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove is engineered to provide maximum hand protection without sacrificing operational performance. With its Mil-Spec Nomex top and sleeve for both thermal and abrasion protection as well as its goatskin leather, the Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove meets the United States Marine Corps FROG requirements.

The Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove is also constructed to help marines perform at their best, with digital print goatskin leather for increased grip and tactile dexterity. Ergonomically shaped goatskin leather patches on the palm and leather reinforcement on the thumb strengthen high wear areas and increase overall durability.

Wiley X offers the Raptor Combat Glove in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large, providing the ideal size match for a wide range of fighting men and women.  In addition, a cuff closure on the forearm provides a custom fit for all wearers.  The Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove is custom designed to match a variety of U.S. military uniforms.  

The glove will be available to consumers starting in 2012.

The Wiley X Raptor Combat Glove is available through GSA. To learn more about this and other protective products for tactical situations, contact Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone:  (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at

Resources for Tactical Operators

The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gear

The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Weapons Assembly/Disassembly

Own the Night: Selection and Use of Tactical Lights and Lasers

Tactical Pistol Shooting: Your Guide to Tactics that Work, 2nd Ed.

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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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