About Us

Our passion has been making great things and a difference in peoples lives.

…so why not make it a service?

ACW was founded to support and Inspire preparedness and Autonomy by offering Unique Gear and resources.

”   We are problem solvers at heart… Our Trade is designing, engineering, building. “

We are not polished business men.  Not great salesmen.  Certainly not tech gurus…  What we do have are skills, ingenuity, creativity and an appreciation of quality and self reliance.  Modern times are more and more leaving behind our ability to use our greatest tools:  Our mind and body, to problem solve, to create with our hands, to be reverent and Autonomous.

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I think we were just plain tired of the run of the mill businesses with no real depth or craftsmanship or true care.  It’s a horrible profit model but we don’t care. how’s that?  Example: We sent an extra kit to someone who we gathered couldn’t afford  two but wanted one for his wife.

We want to make a difference for ourselves, the EMT responder, the soldier, the kid going to college, the mom, the dad, that dude, outdoors folk, City Dwellers, Contractors, and any one else.

 We design & build Because of passion & necessity. Just like you we are tired of all the cruddy or thoughtless stuff available… Made in the USA with our skills & experience. In problem solving, creative design & building, Military, custom fabrication, survival, and drive in making people happy.  The kits and products we offer have our philosophy in mind.  This functional and intuitive approach gives high versatility and effectiveness to our self made kits, and manuals, so it can be there when you need it. For utility, convenience, piece of mind or survival. We love what we do, and so will you.  Leave us your reviews, feedback, opinions and stories, but mostly enjoy. Once on board, you can re-supply at our awesome prices with free shipping, and real great support.  We’ve got your six.

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 Just a couple small town country kids

Our “Macgyver kit” was the first real brainchild we came out with as a real effort to share our ideas, and to start a business model.  since we were kids we have been into fixing things, creating stuff and outdoor survival.  Growing up in northern Ny state and lake Ontario region we always thought it was cool to be a few miles from Canada.  Even some of our handful of T.V.  antennae channels at the lake house were from across the lake.  Now we are older and trying to make an attempt at sharing our passion and creating a livelyhood doing so.   We remember finding one of Les Stroud’s  books ( Cortland state library ? not sure where) long before the Survivor man show was even out,  we totally appreciate his approach and style over the years.  As kids we tinkered with our hands and learned trades and tricks.  We remember Our Armenian Grandfather and Great grandfather as these super Ultra geniuses.  They were inventors and Artisans.  H.B. Azadian held numerous US patents and was friendly with Entrepreneurs and Presidents 100 years ago after the turn of the century.  A Real renaissance men.  Although they did so much for their community, family and in business, they gained little to pass along in terms of money to later generations.  Mostly due to their giving and humble nature.  Or maybe they just spent it all, who knows.

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Our idea of the ultimate vacation as kids and adults was to be stranded in a survival situation with a bag of our goodies for a few weeks or months.

2015.  ACW (Azadian Custom Works ) Tactical Brand is started…

Our attempt is sort of a philosophy of being genuine & creative in our approach,  and offering quality and the best service we can think of,  actually above all we are pretty passionate about helping others.  We have been builders, designers, problem solvers, machinists and Artisans in many trades over the years and are branching out now with ACW Tactical.  Over the years we have become known for going the distance in customer satisfaction and quality.  We have never advertised and always enjoyed challenging projects where we can combine Ingenuity and skill with creativity.

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           The kit and booklet are kind of meant to be an everyday usable survival kit, and a sort of distillation of what we think of as self reliance and resources. So instead of collecting dust somewhere,  this is supposed to be an EDC type kit that hangs out in your dwelling, office, r.v., backpack etc.   We wanted something that people could use everyday as a utility and convenience that was easily re-supplied, yet could shine as a versatile survival kit that offered real options for as wide a range of situations as possible while still being relatively small.  We designed the bag to be easily indexed visually to reduce mind clutter and time to retrieve items.

One of the best parts of our bags and packs is they can be used for whatever you desire.  Mission specific or general purpose.  Snag an empty one and put what you want in it.

ACW Tactical U.S.A. , Designed and Built in America by people who have been there.

Your support makes everything possible for us to offer what we do, like a mutually beneficial thing.  Cheers and Thanks!



With Our pool of teammates and knowledge, we can apply solutions and ideas to any business or project with the ACW think tank.  Inquire more @ ACWtactical@gmail.com

offering a completely unique approach to individuals and companies…

Interested in  our services in consulting ? we would be glad to share better strategies and ideas that would benefit your company or project.   E-mail us at: Acwtactical@gmail.com  ATT: Problem solvers.

The way we problem solve and see things Guarantees a positive influence