NAMBC Member 5.11 Tactical – together with its Mongolian dealer, Brother Merchants LLC – recently sponsored the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match series between the Mongolian team, “MGL-1,” versus a Japanese team, “DEEP,” at the Mongolian Wrestling Stadium earlier this fall. Each team had seven fighters, including one woman. “MGL-1” was founded in 2009. MMA competitions have become increasingly popular among law enforcement and military personnel throughout Asia. 5.11 also regularly sponsors marksmanship competitions hosted by the Mongolian Practical Shooting Federation (MPSF), the Mongolian branch of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).
5.11 Tactical – the California-based manufacturer of tactical, hunting, industrial and outdoor clothing and gear –opened its first North Asia retail store in UB last year. 5.11’s Mongolia manager, Tamir Bader, says, “By sponsoring these kinds of activities, we try to give back to the community and contribute to development of professional skills and capabilities.” The 5.11 Tactical Store is located at the KH Apartment, Khan-Uul District, 1st Khoroo, Ulaanbaatar (south-east side of Peace Bridge).