January 15, 2019

When we set out to build the Air Armor M240 air compressor we started with the question, what should this thing do? Our answer was, it should be durable, be able to be tossed into a truck or mounted on a jeep. It should have some room to keep some tools or a beer dry. But, most important, it should do what it’s intended to do…. inflate a tire! 

Let’s face it, there are a lot of 12-volt portable tire inflators on the market these days. Some have a lot of features and claim they can perform a variety of jobs. You’ll see tire inflators with all sorts of bells and whistles from digital gauges to handheld, and cordless to rechargeable. Some claim they are versatile and can “do it all”

In our over a decade of research and design, we’ve learned, when you try to put too many demands on one little piece of portable equipment, you’re asking for trouble. We all remember the TV with the built in VCR right? Then we all remember that same TV sitting on top of the new VCR you had to buy because the VCR in the TV broke. A 12-volt portable compressor should be just that…a TIRE INFLATOR. It should be portable, durable and ready to inflate your tires when you need it. It doesn’t need Bluetooth speakers, fancy digital gauges, or be able to jump your car or do your laundry (although, the laundry would be nice). Over-thinking and refining by adding different features and functions, just opens you up to owning a broken product that you throw away.

Keep it simple! If you want safety and the security of knowing you’ll be able to inflate a tire on the side of the road in minutes, or if you’re looking to air up and air down quickly out on the trail, then the Special Ops Air Armor M240 portable air compressor is for you. It’s just a quality, 12-volt portable tire inflator built into a cool looking ammo can - because some things are just better left alone.


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M240

Really like this M240 compressor. Very well made and packaged. I used it once to check function on my Tacoma tire and worked great!

Air hose, 16' coil, Type Q Nitto-Type with Rubber Leaders

Air chuck

Air chuck was delivered quickly. I have used it twice and it really works great. I like the clip on valve stem connector also like my new MV-89G twin cylinder Portable Air Compressor.

As advertised

This unit is overkill for my application as I only have 31 in tires, and go off-roading three or four times a year. This unit is solidly built and fairly heavy. The chuck was a bit awkward to connect to the valve stems but stayed in Place.

I considered other compressors, but I chose this for two reasons. Make that three reasons. Number one I'd rather have more than I need then less. Number two the ammo can makes it easier to secure alongside additional ammo cans rather than differently shaped containers. Number three the price was right. It was still it was more expensive then the others I looked at, but the price on the air armor website was almost half of the same item at O'Reilly or Quadratec or other suppliers.

Does just what I wanted it to do.

Bought to use with smittybilt portable compressor. Works great and I did not have to modify the air hoses that came with the compressor. Just what I was looking for. Fast shipping too.