Barrel & Blade Review - Monthly Tactical Gear Subscription Box Delivery

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Barrel & Blade is a monthly subscription service that offers premium tactical, survival, and every day carry (EDC) gear to your door. It is available in two separate tiers, Level 1 and Level 2, which contain an assortment of world-class equipment for hunting, marksmanship, survival, and general “badassery.” Subscription boxes are shipped on the 1st of every month and are chock-full of items up to 40% off retail.

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How It Works

A true survivalist needs premium tactical and survival equipment to prepare for emergencies and defend themselves against the elements. That’s where Barrel & Blade comes in, who offer a wide range of elite camp equipment, knives, firearm accessories, protective apparel, and gear for the outdoors.

Whether you’re a novice outdoorsman or a Spec Ops veteran, you can benefit from the premium equipment loaded in ever B&B box. This subscription box is designed for men who are ready for anything the world throws at them, whether that’s an all-out emergency, natural disaster, or simply a weekend backcountry camping trip.   

Usually, Level 1 B&B boxes are filled with camo gear, belts, gloves, t-shirts, weaponry, firearm cleaning equipment, shooting targets, nylon organizers, flashlights, and more. Level 2 subscribers can expect to receive more exclusive and higher-quality items.

Those interested in getting started with Barrel & Blade can do so by checking out their website and selecting “Sign Me Up.” From there, you’ll be asked to choose between the Level 1 and Level 2 subscription packages. Once you’ve made your decision, you will be asked a few sizing questions before reaching the checkout stage.

To continue with the checkout process, simply make an account, select a payment method (credit card or PayPal), and then wait until you receive your confirmation email. Next thing you know, you’ll have a box of badass tactical and survival gear at your doorstep.  

What Makes Barrel & Blade Unique?

While there are several subscription packages that offer similarly themed loot, this tactical subscription box stands out from the rest. This is because B&B features one of the best and most responsive customer support teams in the industry, and each box contains only emergency preparation gear that the company owners use in real life.

What We Like

  • Item Diversity
  • Themed Boxes
  • Easy Cancellation
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    Can Purchase Past Boxes

What Could Be Better

  • Shipping Costs Extra
  • No Multi-Month Plans
  • Needs More Custom Options

Pricing & What's Included

This tactical subscription box service offers only two monthly bundles: Level 1, and Level 2. Both subscription tiers are only available on a month-to-month basis. The bundles are as follows:

Level 1

  • $50 Per Month
  • $85+ Average Box Value
  • Contains 3+ High-Quality Items

Level 2

  • $100 Per Month
  • $175+ Average Box Value
  • Contains 4+ Premium Quality Items

Barrel & Blade Reviews

Public opinion of this tactical and survival subscription company reflects a healthy balance of critical and supportive feedback. However, with nearly 5,000 ‘Likes’ on their official Facebook profile, it is safe to assume they have a loyal following of enthusiastic fans.

Most customer comments and interactions on their social media pages indicate that those who like B&B, love their subscription boxes. This is attested to by their hundreds of ‘Likes,’ comments, and reactions that their social media posts receive. One common thread we kept finding was that customers loved how this company never includes samples in their boxes—only real, complete gear.

After conducting more research online, we also found a considerable amount of criticism directed toward this subscription company. In particular, their Level 1 box items tend to draw the most scrutiny from disgruntled customers. For example, we read several reports of customers of customers questioning the durability of some of the nylon and plastic survival gear.

On the other hand, many satisfied subscribers raved about the timeliness of the company’s support team. This is refreshing to hear because many subscription box companies tend to receive a good deal of criticism when it comes to handling customer complaints and responding to support tickets.

Here's a recent video unboxing review from Kotaboy32:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions people ask about this tactical and survival subscription service.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

You can contact customer service at any time by emailing their support team (support@barrelandblade.com). Customer testimonials indicate that their team usually responds to inquiries within 24 hours of receiving a message.

When Does It Ship?

All subscription boxes are shipped on the 1st of every month. However, new subscribers who order after the 15th of the month won’t receive their first box until the following month’s orders are shipped out at the beginning of the subsequent month.

How Long Does It Usually Take To Receive My Box?

All subscription boxes are shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) within five business days of the 1st day of the month. Subscribers in the continental US can expect delivery within 5 to 7 business days. Customers will receive an email containing tracking information on all packages destined for their doorstep.

Who Decides What Goes Into The Boxes?

Every B&B box features tactical, survival, and EDC gear that is hand-picked by the expert survivalists that own and operate the company. They watch the market closely to determine what the hottest trends are in the world of survival, and feature items accordingly. Also, they consult with authorities in the military, police forces, and the hunting and survivalist communities to find the best products.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription? 

Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time. To do so, simply log in to your account on the company’s website and select “Your Subscriptions” from the dashboard. From there, select the “Edit” tab and then click “Cancel Subscription.” After checking a confirmation box, select “Cancel Me.” Check your inbox for an email confirming your cancellation.

Company History

This survival-oriented subscription box is owned and operated by Barrel and Blade Tactical Outfitters, LLC. The company is based in the United States in the city of Reedsville, West Virginia, where they are formally governed by the laws of the State of Georgia. They have been legally incorporated and shipping boxes since at least early 2017. 

Unfortunately, there is no publicly available information about the owners of the company and their backgrounds. However, the company has quickly gained a loyal fan base and positive reputation among gun hobbyists and survivalists in West Virginia and the surrounding region.

Their company mission is to provide the best tools, skills, and know-how for adapting, surviving, and thriving in any real-world situation. According to their official website, “we can’t change the world, but we can be ready for it.” This is the guiding philosophy of the company and one that many of their loyal customers share.

You can check out what’s inside one of this company’s recent subscription boxes in the video below. In this episode of The Daily Shooter, the host unveils the contents of the June 2018 box and shares his thoughts on the subscription.

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