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About Us

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Michael Wratten is the Founder and Director of Shellback Tactical. After graduating from the Los Angeles Police Academy in 1996, Mike worked several assignments within the Los Angeles Police Department. These assignments include Narcotics and the SES Gang Unit. After 6 years with the LAPD, Mike moved on to the West Covina Police Department to continue his service to the community. In 2002, inspiration struck and Mike founded Shellback Tactical to provide operator focused tactical gear for the first responders protecting our communities and our service members throughout the world who protect our freedom every day.

"Operator Evolved Gear"

Operator Evolved Gear is a mindset and commitment that we at Shellback Tactical take towards all of our current tactical equipment and future projects. The world is changing very rapidly and with that, the gear needs of the Operator evolve and change. This design approach to the way we look at building tactical equipment is our commitment to you the Operator. Whether your mission and needs are Law Enforcement or Military focused, you can count on us to answer the call with cutting edge, forward thinking and advanced equipment. Rest assured that Shellback Tactical’s gear will always be made with the highest quality materials and design processes that will exceed your needs and expectations.

Shellback Tactical is "Operator Evolved Gear"