Who Is First Tactical?

Founded in 2015 by CEO Dan Costa, an industry leader with over 15 years experience, First Tactical strives to meet the needs of public safety professionals with new innovative ideas in apparel, footwear, and accessories.

Costa has partnered with his daughter and President of First Tactical Kelsie Costa, Head of Design Cory Nykoluk, and Head of Product Development and Sourcing Diane Gallagher to comprise a team with over 30 years of experience in the tactical marketplace. Together the team strives to provide the best tactical products to public safety professionals.

 “In this case, the customer said ‘Sit down and listen to us, we need you to help us and we need these products made perfectly,’” said Costa reflecting on the birth of First Tactical, “It was a dream come true, because when we do that, the product comes out perfectly.”


At First Tactical our process is simple: We LISTEN to the needs of our customers, ENGINEER our products with cutting edge materials, ask real officers to FIELD TEST in the most demanding situations, and DEPLOY top-quality products DIRECTLY to the customers, cutting out expensive re-sellers.

By cutting out middlemen and selling directly to consumers, First Tactical is able to sell products that boast high quality while keeping prices low. With a sales team comprised of former public safety professionals our team works to ensure every department’s need is seen and acknowledged.

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