Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) - Gen 7

North American Rescue

MSRP: $34.95
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NSN# 6515-01-521-7976 (Black)
NSN# 6515-01-612-7129 (Orange)


The fastest, safest, most effective prehospital tourniquet!
Exceeds the new ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2021 Standard for tourniquets!

The Combat Application Tourniquet®, introduced to U.S. Army in 2005 is a true one-handed tourniquet, widely credited with decreasing mortality rates due to extremity exsanguination by 85%. After an exhaustive study, the U.S. Army Institute of Research deemed it to be 100% effective.

Following extensive field reviews, the CAT GEN7 has been completely re-designed, making it the most effective Combat Application Tourniquet to date. The new CAT GEN7 is simpler to use thanks to a single application protocol, single buckle routing system and further improvements to its components and construction. 

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


  • 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

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Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research

The CAT Tourniquet is also available in a Blue Trainer version and in is included in the Mutual Aid Trauma (MAT) Kit,  Advanced Patrol Officer's Trauma KitEDC (Every Day Carry) IFAK , CFAK (Compact IFAK) and FLAT IFAK, and many other Rescue Essentials kits.

Learn more >> World Journal of Emergency Surgery paper on Tourniquets for the control of traumatic hemorrhage: a review of the literature.

Dimensions: 6.5" H x  2.4" W x 1.5" D (packaged)
Dimensions: 37.5" H (open)
Weight: 3.04 oz

 ntoa approved



Brief History

The Combat Application Tourniquet was first fielded by USSOCOM in 2004 and by conventional forces in 2005. In the early years of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and prior to the implementation of modern prefabricated tourniquets, the death rate from extremity exsanguination ("bleeding out") was calculated at 23.3 deaths annually. After full implementation of the CAT Tourniquet, this number was reduced to 3.5 deaths per year. This represents an astounding 85% decrease in mortality. In 2005 the Combat Application Tourniquet was selected as one of the Army’s top 10 greatest inventions and is recognized as one of the foremost advancements in pre-hospital care during the GWOT with an estimated 1,850 lives saved.

Ongoing thorough analysis of all deaths from extremity hemorrhage has produced evidence-based tourniquet improvements. This approach yields critical device improvements, including five refinements in the design of the Combat Application Tourniquet over the last decade. These enhancements focus on maximizing the effectiveness of the device while minimizing morbidity.

Continuous interface with end-users and researchers, literature review and tourniquet applications in both real world and simulated high stress tactical environments, have made it clear that despite tremendous success, tourniquet knowledge gaps exist in the following areas:
(1) single verses double routing of the band, and
(2) Importance of slack removal prior to engaging the windlass. Closing these gaps will be accomplished through device enhancements, knowledge products and focused training.

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.

Dimensions: 6.5" H x 2.4" W x 1.5" D
Weight: 3.04 oz

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  • 5
    Better than many other tourniquets

    Posted by Tatyana on 06 04 2024

    Very good quality - it is way more reliable than other cheaper tourniquets.

  • 5

    Posted by Rick Neal on 05 13 2024

    Great Price - Fast Delivery - I Only Buy Med Supplies From People I Trust!

  • 5
    Excellent Quality

    Posted by Will on 05 03 2024

    I bought three to have in various medkits; one in the truck, one in the wife's car, and one for the in-home kit. It's great to have but hopefully, I never need to use one.

  • 5

    Posted by Nate Nielson on 03 30 2024

    Definitely like the cat tourniquets got them and tried one out. They definitely have good quality feel to them … true saying goes you definitely get what you pay for… Bought 2, but definitely would like to get a few more… Great product

  • 5
    CAT Tourniquet

    Posted by Josh on 03 15 2024

    Friggin AWESOME TQ!! NAR is such a reputable name in the medical supplies field! I completely trust this tourniquet to save my life or my wife and children's lives! I 100% endorse this product and will HIGHLY recommend this to all my fellow shooters and preppers! THANKS NAR!!

  • 5
    Reliable, good quality

    Posted by Tatyana on 02 16 2024

    Very good quality, easy to apply, does not break, as many other cheaper versions

  • 5
    Worth Every Dime

    Posted by Benjamin on 01 17 2024

    I unfortunately recently had a need to use one of these and I was very happy I had it with me. As a first responder I find that this item specifically is an amazing and well worth it resource that you should always have while on the job.

  • 5
    5 Stars

    Posted by Darrel Steinhour on 11 14 2023

    Bought the orange one. Looks good out of the package. Folds up fairly tight. It's a CAT so I hope I never have to review it's functionality.