The Travis Haley Tactical Kit Grid – Look At Costa’s Too

What to bring to a Travis Haley strategic operational dynamic disruptive partners handgun and carbine classes:



I’d almost be willing to bet that some guys show up without clothes on, just wearing a hat and that belt.  People love to have their hand held through every step.  I bet he gets all sorts of questions like:

  • Should I wear cotton or synthetic boxer briefs?
  • You have beautiful skin. Is there a type of skin care product you recommend for the day?
  • What type of wood are the items grid’d out on?  Is that your favorite wood?

Because were’ talking Haley you know I also have to bring up Chris Costa.  This is how I imagine the grid for a Costa Lupus class:


  • Operation Z zombie dvds as reference material
  • Six pack of Tactical arm tape so you can operate better longer.
  • Thyrm switchback gizmo flashlight, because no other flashlights are even worth considering
  • Costa action figure doll for pre-movement non-disruptive simulation demos.
  • Ramp in case you need to jump any sharks
  • Blue Force Gear derp satchel.  Leave your life helmet at home.
  • Poster of shirtless Costa in swamp which you want him to autograph.
  • You’re probably thinking “I bring a dog in a shark costume?”.  No, it’s etiquette to bring your instructor a gift and I recommend something shark related for Costa.  His Chihuahua would look great in that shark costume.  If you’re extremely lucky he might put it on the dog when you’re there and jump it.

You’ll also notice that there are no guns, magazines, or ammo in the Costa picture.  Those are optional because you’ll probably just fanboy so hard and watch him shoot the whole time.

Thoughts?  Anything to add?


17 responses to “The Travis Haley Tactical Kit Grid – Look At Costa’s Too”

  1. SittingDown Avatar

    Costco-Lupus-Haley Mills’ Comet Edition.

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      You know it!

  2. Aluminum mags? He does know its 2014 right?

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      Maybe Haley has special mags that are made from Unobtanium, with Haley Operational Disruptive Strategic followers to make the round feed faster.

  3. I don’t see tanning oil on here…

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      Haley has tanning oil there and will apply it to you for an additional charge.

      1. I was referring more to Costa… greasing up the ol’ pecs…

  4. What, no arm tape?

    1. Ahh I just saw it! Disregard, Mike’s on point.

      1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

        haha yea!

  5. who is the girl on the cover of Operation z? in the bippy top. she can hide in my bunker from the pockylips anytime

  6. OMG. My daughter just had to come over to see what I was laughing so hard about!
    Thanks Mike, I needed a good belly laugh to close out the week!

    Maybe someone with some excellent photoshop skilz could paste a pic of Costa
    on the back of the Fonz’s bike covering the six while he jumps the shark?
    Or a pic of the two morphed together?

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      LOL thanks Doyle. Good idea bout that Fonz + Costa mashup!

  7. I think laid out gear pics are pretty cool. I like when instructors are explicit about what gear you need. I really like Travis Haley.

    But seriously? This is basically everyone he sell or links to on his online store. I know it’s good stuff but he’s running dangerously close to Costa territory.

    Also when is he gonna come out with a licensed custom Glock for us to buy?

  8. Where’s the video when he rips that tape off?

  9. Is that the “Black Powder, Red Earth” – branded BCM carbine? Looks just like it.

  10. just an fyi – never buy anything from jones tactical. i placed an order for a belt two years ago and then got my wife pregnant (non related) however, my wife gave birth to my son before jones got my belt to me. i have never waited to long for something so minuscule in all my life. the quality on the belt is good but not worth the wait or the AWFUL customer service that jones tactical offers.