North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet
North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet
North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet
North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet
North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet
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North American Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet

MSRP: $29.99

Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma

The patented C-A-T® is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the C-A-T® completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage.

The C-A-T® utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The C-A-T®’s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.

The patented Combat Application Tourniquet® (C-A-T®) featuring the proprietary red tip design and the mechanical advantage of a band within a band has been the Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005. The innovations in the C-A-T® are protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253.

Product Enhancements:

  • NEW Single Routing Buckle for faster application, decreased blood loss, effective slack removal, fewer windlass turns, and simplified training with single protocol application standards
  • Reinforced windlass rod with increased diameter for enhanced strength and aggressive ribbing for improved grip
  • Bilateral windlass clip for rapid windlass lock and bilateral buttress for added strength
  • Enhanced windlass strap changed to tactical gray and sonic welded to clip for constant contact providing safe windlass security and a place to document the application time
  • Reinforced stabilization plate with beveled contact bar
  • Signature red elliptical tip (Red Tip Technology®) provides visual cue during application
  • Patented free-moving internal band for true evenly distributed circumferential pressure

  • Special Features:

  • Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
  • Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
  • Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
  • Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
  • True, one-handed application tourniquet
  • Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
  • Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Designed to perform in all weather conditions
  • Small and cost-effective
  • Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253

  • Dimensions:

  • Packaged: L 6.5 in. x W 2.4 in. x D 1.5 in.
  • Open Length: 37.5 in.
  • Weight: 2.7 oz
  • Reviews
    41 Reviews
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    98% Recommend this product (40 of 41 responses)
    By Sam
    New York
    September 4, 2017
    Worked when I needed it
    I've carried one since I got on the job, and when the time came to use it on someone, it deployed just as I've trained with it, and it worked to control an arterial bleed. Someone is alive today becuase of this product and proper training.
    ProsEasy to carry, works as intended
    By Keith
    June 7, 2017
    Quality Tourniquet
    As my first tourniquet this may come with a little inexperience but the quality of the product is good. It feels well made and I have practiced using it on myself and others. I would recommend this to a friend.
    By Joseph Seeburger
    May 11, 2017
    Fine product
    Slim and compact. Fits any where
    By Richard
    Bloomington, IL
    April 28, 2017
    Don't leave home without it
    When a turniquet is the only solution, this is as good as it gets.
    By Scott
    Springfield IL
    April 19, 2017
    Easy to use
    The opportunity has not presented itself to be used but practing with it, it seems to be top notch.
    By Stan Pollakusky
    Indio, CA
    April 19, 2017
    Great little invention
    Compact & Light. Quick and easy to use.
    ProsEasy to use
    By Mark
    March 16, 2017
    Very nice
    This product is perfect for rapid response.. I have two one in my Dec bag and one in my range bag.. Definitely a must for any shooter or first responder
    By Scott
    Peoria, Illinois
    January 7, 2017
    Great products and service
    Great tourniquet which is easy to use and store
    ProsWorks well and easy to carry
    By jc
    Bakersfield CA
    December 29, 2016
    Hope it's never needed
    Very good quality nicely packaged
    By ET
    Tacoma, WA
    December 23, 2016
    Easy to use; hope to never have to.
    The product was delivered nicely packaged and quickly. I have practiced with the training version and know how easy it is to use this product; combat tested. This is going in my plate carrier kit.
    ProsEasy to use and small size make it easy to carry on any tactical rig.
    By Arnaldo Bugallo
    Miami, Fl
    December 22, 2016
    I haven't use it yet
    By Jamie
    Saint Louis, MO
    November 11, 2016
    Looks like a quality product. Quick shipping.
    Looks like a quality product. Quick shipping.
    By Rodrigo
    Orlando, FL
    August 23, 2016
    Best tourniquet in the market
    I recommend North American Rescue products. Very good tourniquet.
    By Don
    August 1, 2016
    Medical emergency
    I necessity for law-enforcement these days. I hope I don't have to use it. This one comes with high recommendations ,barely inexpensive and it does the job
    By ChrisR
    Trumbull, Connecticut
    July 28, 2016
    Highly recommended
    This tourniquet came highly recommended by buddies who have used them in combat. Compact and easy to use, I carry it in my emergency kit and will be getting another one for my hunting pack.
    6 Questions & 10 Answers
    from N/A asked:
    April 20, 2017
    will this fit in eleven 10 Rigid TQ Case Gen & CAT?
    1 Answers
    Yes this will fit in that tourniquet case.
    Customer Service
    on April 27, 2017

    from California asked:
    March 16, 2016
    Is this the new Gen 7 version of the CAT?
    2 Answers
    Yes. G7 red tip.
    on March 25, 2016
    from La Quinta, CA
    Yes it is marked G7
    on March 25, 2016
    from Sergeant Bluff, IA

    from Texas asked:
    December 22, 2015
    What is the NSN# of this tourniquet?
    1 Answers
    The NSN for the black CAT is 6515-01-521-7976.
    Customer Service
    on December 30, 2015

    from Texas asked:
    October 15, 2015
    Is there only one TQ at this price?
    1 Answers
    Yes, we have a cheaper one listed here -
    Customer Service
    on October 16, 2015

    from Columbus OH asked:
    September 25, 2014
    Will this go through a metal detector without setting it off?
    4 Answers
    I own this tk and there is no metal on it.
    on September 25, 2014
    from Lansing, IL
    No, it will not set off a metal detector. I also keep this in my carry on luggage and it has never caused an issue going through x - ray machines used on multiple international and domestic trips.
    on September 25, 2014
    from NYC
    Not sure. In the windlass is wire reinforcement. It might not be enough to set off the detector. But then it might. The old models had no wire reinforcement and the windlass would sometimes break. New models Luke this one have the metal wire. Sorry I couldn't answer completely
    on September 25, 2014
    from Ca
    Have not tried, but no metal on it so should be fine. I carry it at work.
    on September 25, 2014
    from China Grove, NC

    May 11, 2013
    What pouch will this fit in?
    1 Answers
    North American Rescue makes a holder specifically for this tourniquet. You can find the holder here:
    on May 11, 2013

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