North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet

The North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) is noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the world in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma. With tests by the US Army's Institute of Surgical Research showing the C-A-T being proven to be 100% effective the C-A-T has been the Official Tourniquet of the US Army since 2005.

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The North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet is the pinnacle of tourniquet design. Selected by the US Army as the Official Tourniquet the C-A-T also has the distinction of being awarded as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Inventions" by the US Army.  With users in both the conventional and Special Operations Forces this 100% effective tourniquet is truly a must-have for emergency response units and civilians.

  • Fastest, Safest, and Most Effective Prehospital Field Tourniquet
  • Offical Tourniquet of the US Army
  • Proven to be 100% Effective in Occluding Blood Flow in Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Single Routing Buckle - Faster Application, Decreated Blood Loss, Increased Effective Response
  • Includes Reinforced Windlass, Stablization Plate, WIndlass Clip and Writeable Windlass Security Strap
  • NTOA Approved, Made in America and Latex Free
  • Dimensions: Open Length 37.5 inches, Packaged 6.5" x 2.4" x 1.5"
  • NSN 6515-01-521-7976
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Overall Rating
Great product!
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Very good and inexpensive! The velcro will stay on you, not fall off. The blood stops flowing the moment it is on! Very good quality. It comes sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pack, I’m assuming so as not to rust. Excellent price. Hope I never have to use it, but feel confident it will be up to the job. This was given to me by a family member that is an emergency/medical provider. She had it as part of her “EMS bag” and said to keep it in my med bag.
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One must not forget to also purchase the trainer!
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I own several versions of TQ's and carry the best quality tourniquet that I can afford on my backpack and also on my daily work uniform as I am a professional Wildland Firefighter with the USFS, on the incident that requires it, it could save my life, I am grateful for having the skill and proficiency with the use of it and on multiple occasions over the last decade I am happy to have the wherewithal to provide my brothers and sisters in the Blue and White helmets the same luxury. A TQ has no real expiration date and it also comes a lifetime guarantee of peace of mind that you have a means to save your life and those of your loved ones. The ONLY issue I have with this model is you must own the Training version to train and learn how to actually use it and CUT the windlass off the body, with both devices!
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If this is what a real one feels like then I ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This is one scary device, and the media could not get a DVD, BluRay disk to provide us an instruction that describes a task, paired with an input that provides further context. Write a positive review for tourniquet CAT. If this is what a real one feels like then I want the fake version!
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High quality. Best TQ for use on a duty belt
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Excellent quality. High performance tourniquet with a built in ratchet and ring clamping system to provide maximum compression and efficacy. Perfect TQ for my off duty/primary carry IWB duty belt. Can't recommend more. This is a quality TQ, don't settle for lesser ones.
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Five Stars
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Hope I never have to use it. But I will not go hiking or hunting without it!
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A better price and free two day shipping. This will be ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
A better price and free two day shipping. This will be a little hard for my daughter to take out of it's packaging, but she's a doctor.
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Great quality! It's not cheap made
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great quality! It's not cheap made. Hope I never need it but good to know I have it if I need it
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These Tourniquet for those not a proficient in a proper torniquet will do.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
They are good. A little over priced though, as there are others that have a higher spec as far as blood block and stuff. They're not terrible but it is a fair bit of money to drop on something you might never need to use in a high stress situation. However as a kit builder I know you can buy stuff that will not stop the bleeding at all. These Tourniquet for those not a proficient in a proper torniquet will do. will do. When we are under extreme conditions time will matter, a self clamp and bandage might be a good alternative.
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Fantastic. Ready when you need it.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This tourniquet is amazing. The CAT is a 1 1/2 to 2 inch tourniquet that is made to fit any limb. When in place it will be just slightly above the bone on the limb it is applied to. It comes with a double handed application method which really is simple to understand. And then it tightens. This is NOT for the mildly injured. I have had a non tourniquet limb that had a hand inside a sleeve on the injured limb and when the pressure is applied to the tourniquet (This CAT) on the limb the sleeve was in will move. It will slowly compress the hand on the CAT and it WILL reduce circulation. That said I would rather loose a limb than be without this tourniquet. And this tourniquet does come with two tails to secure to multiple limbs, a storage bag, and practice material to try it out.
Overall Rating
Great value
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great product for any medical person, trauma or EMS. Comes with a fraying remover that you will never need. You can purchase just the one tourniquet and add your choice of attachment like the t.p. blade or armband for a small amount more. The ONLY thing I didn't like is that it has been redesigned to make removal easier and includes an "anti fraying remover". I've always removed mine with the old way, which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars.
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