Does Anyone Shop With LA Police Gear Online?


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Phydeaux642
February 6, 2009, 09:27 PM
I'm looking for a couple of items that they seem to have in stock but I have never purchased from them before. Are they "good people"? Thanks.

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Starship1st
February 6, 2009, 09:31 PM
Yes they are very good to do business with. I think that they have good prices. :cool:

PTK
February 6, 2009, 09:40 PM
Agreed, VERY good people. I've been buying things from them for years without a single problem. :)

Destructo6
February 6, 2009, 09:52 PM
I've had nothing but troubles with them.

Freebies that they refused to ship. Out of stock notification only after placing order.

An item I purchased from them proved to be defective, and they refused to take it for return/exchange.

Nexttime
February 6, 2009, 11:00 PM
I've placed one order with them. Based on my experience I will not be doing business them again. Too be honest, they seemed to be a bit dodgy in how they handle things. Just my opinion of course.

sjmills6901
February 7, 2009, 01:06 AM
These folks are great!!!

auschip
February 7, 2009, 01:11 AM
They did a pretty unclassy thing when they blatantly ripped off someone else's clothing design. I try to not support people who do that kind of thing. :cuss:

MaterDei
February 7, 2009, 01:11 AM
I've ordered from them a couple of times with good results. I haven't needed their customer service department so I can't speak to how good they treat their customers after the sale.

MaterDei
February 7, 2009, 01:14 AM
They did a pretty unclassy thing when they blatantly ripped off someone else's clothing design. I try to not support people who do that kind of thing.

Are you talking about their tactical pants???

If so, I don't think your criticism is fair. They are huge promoters of 511. A little competition is healthy. I don't begrudge Lee, Wrangler, etc. for ripping off Levi's design either.

auschip
February 7, 2009, 01:22 AM
Are you talking about their tactical pants???

If so, I don't think your criticism is fair. They are huge promoters of 511. A little competition is healthy. I don't begrudge Lee, Wrangler, etc. for ripping off Levi's design either.

Nope, well not the 5.11 ripoff they did. Rather when the ripped off TadGear.

These are the TADGear Pants:

http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/apparel%20main/images%20for%20pages/f10cu_arers1_650w.jpg

LAPG has these on their website:
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/policestuff_2036_44519792

Rubber_Duck
February 7, 2009, 01:26 AM
I bought a Streamlight TLR-1 from LA Police Gear, as they had the best price around on this particular gun light (at least, the best price at the time, it's been a while). No problems whatsoever, I would gladly do business with them again.

MaterDei
February 7, 2009, 01:27 AM
They do look remarkably similar. Is it possible that LAPG gets their pants from TADGear?

WardenWolf
February 7, 2009, 01:29 AM
I've done business with them before. Don't remember what I ordered. But no problems.

auschip
February 7, 2009, 01:31 AM
They do look remarkably similar. Is it possible that LAPG gets their pants from TADGear?

Nope, all TADGear pants are made in the US. These are offshored. That coupled with the fact that Patrick (guy who owns TADGear) said they don't, and the http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/apparel%20main/images%20for%20pages/lapg_scum_80.gif on the TAD website.

MaterDei
February 7, 2009, 01:38 AM
The TADGear pants are $95 and the LAPG pants are $25. I guess when you sell for that much you're inviting competition.

I agree that the LAPG pants appear to be a direct copy of the TADGear ones.

As the old saying goes, 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'

hadmanysons
February 7, 2009, 03:21 AM
I bought a 5.11 gun belt from them. Good stuff.

Justice5
February 7, 2009, 05:27 AM
I've ordered a pair of boots, a knife, and at a flashlight from them. All were separate orders over the past 6 months or so, and they were on time with the orders and no problems. I didn't have to return anything, so I don't know how they do with that.

Ithaca37
February 7, 2009, 12:31 PM
Some issues with out of stock stuff. Just check before you order. Otherwise good company.

As for those pants. It is just capitalism. Don't buy if you don't want to. They saw pants being sold for $95 and made a similar product and offered them for a fraction of the price. Competition is what capitalism is all about. If you think you are getting four times the satisfaction paying $100, great. But that ha no bearing on the quality of service provided by a company.

Damn near every gun made incorporates some ripoff of a John Browning design. Do you only buy Browning/FN products? I don't think so.

highorder
February 7, 2009, 02:21 PM
I have done plenty of business with LAPG, and been happy every time. There was some confusion with an item I ordered once; they told me to keep the item they shipped, and sent me the correct item free of charge.

SudSlinger
February 7, 2009, 03:52 PM
Great company, only gripe is that they don't say if an item is in stock online. All returns have gone smooth. Highly reccomended.

PTK
February 7, 2009, 04:11 PM
only gripe is that they don't say if an item is in stock online.

When you add an item that's out of stock to your shopping cart, they say so on the shopping cart screen... ;)

grimjaw
February 7, 2009, 04:53 PM
RE: LA Police Gear, I bought a Maxpedition bag from them, maybe one other thing. I had a favorable impression of the exchange and I'd deal with them again.

jm

Speedo66
February 7, 2009, 07:18 PM
Right down to the beveled corners on the slanted front pockets and the plastic key ring.


Hmmmmm :uhoh:

WC145
February 7, 2009, 07:39 PM
I've bought a bunch of stuff from them, just placed another order yesterday in fact. Good prices, great sales, never a problem.

I don't care about any TadGear/LAPG feud, I wear 5.11 TDU pants on duty and I buy them from LAPG.

Jeff White
February 8, 2009, 01:31 AM
I've purchased things from them for years, never any problem. Got some great deals on closeouts. The one time something was backordered I had an email notification the next day.

BTW TADgear has no reason to say LA Police Gear ripped them off. Their pants are a close copy of Crye Precision's.

LKB3rd
February 8, 2009, 07:52 AM
As the old saying goes, 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'
And ripping off a design, offshoring production to a prison forced labor camp in China(ok ok exaggerating for effect) to undercut the price of a USA made product is the sincerest form of... hmm, I don't think I can remain highroad past that lol.
They do have good prices, and especially good specials and clearouts, so that part is good.

RobNDenver
February 8, 2009, 12:38 PM
I buy all kinds of things from them. Boots, Pants, Shirts, you name it. I have had a couple of fit problems and their customer service took the items back and gave me credit without any argument.

I have one of their gun belts and it is equal to any in the closet, and about $20 cheaper than Blackhawk and Galco.

My experience may not parallel others, but I have no reservations about shopping with LAPG.

jkingrph
February 8, 2009, 10:59 PM
I purchased a couple of Shurefire lights from them, Quick service got what I ordered. No complaints.

Rem700SD
February 9, 2009, 12:13 AM
Lots of orders over the years. zero problems

Chrontius
February 10, 2009, 02:02 AM
Bought 5.11 pants from them, twice. Bought a Surefire rechargeable conversion from them last week, which should be delivered by this evening. Never had anything go badly, except regretting not buying more 5.11 pants in my size while they had them cheap. :rolleyes:

PTK
February 10, 2009, 03:00 AM
FWIW, just received another order Monday. No problems, as usual. :)

Penzanse
February 10, 2009, 09:02 AM
So a guy that rips you off for a $100:eek: pair of pants is ok???? I'll take 4 pairs of the $25 ones. As stated previously....thats capitalism. Find a niche, fill it better, faster, cheaper/better value.

Thats why people buy japanese cars.

PTK
February 10, 2009, 03:15 PM
Thats why people buy "japanese" cars.

My Toyotas were all made in Ohio. By American workers. ;)

auschip
February 10, 2009, 04:02 PM
So a guy that rips you off for a $100 pair of pants is ok???? I'll take 4 pairs of the $25 ones. As stated previously....thats capitalism. Find a niche, fill it better, faster, cheaper/better value.

Thats why people buy japanese cars.

They aren't better (based on reviews of people who own both), faster isn't applicable, but cheaper is accurate. Then again, I own multiple pairs of their pants and shorts.

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