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SHOT Show 2016: Angel Armor Announces Innovative New Concealable Body Armor. Lightweight Hard Plates

January 19, 2016
RISE is ultimate safety, comfort and versatility, says company spokesperson Reed Doughty. RISE also enables officers to elevate their protection with the tiered Truth SNAP Plate System — unique new trauma plates that provide rifle-threat protection integrated in an ultra lightweight package for extended, all-day use.

Point Blank Enterprises to Unveil Alpha Elite Black at SHOT Show 2016

January 12, 2016
Point Blank Enterprises today announced the introduction of the Alpha Elite Black, a product extension of the Alpha Elite Series. The latest Alpha Elite Black ballistics model is an enhancement to the previous Alpha Elite design, offering an additional 17% weight reduction while still providing the same high level of protection.

Colorado Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, Saved by Vest

December 20, 2015
Northglenn, CO, police say an officer was treated and released after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning. The officer's body armor prevented any serious injury. More Here.

Police Product Test: Angel Armor Truth Series Trauma Plate

November 30, 2015

Made of Angel Armor's high-quality ballistic material, the plate is rigid enough to take a solid blow but provides just a bit of flex for comfort.

TacVent: Cooling System

November 17, 2015

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

Point Blank Enterprises Acquires the Assets of The Protective Group Inc.

November 2, 2015
Point Blank Enterprises, known for its production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of certain assets of The Protective Group Inc. ("TPG"), a ballistic armor manufacturer and systems integrator based in Miami Lakes, FL.

Florida Officer Shot in Vest, Suspect in Custody

October 26, 2015
Florida authorities have apprehended a robbery suspect they say opened fire on a deputy in the Florida Keys Saturday night.

Phalanx Defense Systems Develops "Iron Man" Armor

October 16, 2015
"The Rhino is an articulated armor survivability system that provides the wearer reduced trauma associated to impacts from various handgun, shotgun, and rifle threats." Phalanx CEO James Coats says. "Being articulated and also incorporating Phalanx’s ultra-lightweight ballistic technology, the armor is able to be positioned to provide protection over more critical areas of the body."

Safariland Living Proof Campaign Celebrates 1924 Body Armor Saves

October 6, 2015
Safariland's mission statement, #TogetherWeSaveLives, is what the company stands for. Living Proof is a tribute to officers who put their lives on the line to protect others.

SWAT Officer Invents Passive Body Armor Ventilation System

September 10, 2015
The TacVent achieves separation of the armor from the wearer's body with space rather than material, using a corrugated panel of soft, rubbery plastic comprised of vented, vertical grooves. This panel pushes the armor away from the body by a half inch, which allows heat to escape from the torso and flow upward, uninhibited and out of the vest. Shelton says this effect cools the wearer's body surface by up to 14.5 degrees.

Police Product Test: Blauer ArmorSkin TacVest

August 31, 2015

Blauer's popular ArmorSkin outer vest recently got a tactical makeover. The new ArmorSkin TacVest takes the affordability and comfort of the original uniform-styled ArmorSkin and adds the tactical versatility of MOLLE webbing and reinforced shoulder pads.

Tactical Armor 2015

August 27, 2015

Take a look at this armor and consider taking it with you on your next SWAT callout.

D3O TRUST Vest Provides Shock Absorption and Impact Protection

July 14, 2015
The Trauma Reduction and Unrivalled Shock Technology (TRUST) Vest represents an evolution of the D3O offering. Combining new materials and technologies, this protective undergarment features a lightweight, low-profile base layer of blunt trauma protection.

Wearing Armor

June 25, 2015

Next to training and modern medicine, the single most important factor in the increased survivability of today's police officer is this modern version of the chainmail worn into combat for centuries by warriors. Back then no clear-thinking fighter would have been caught dead without his mail under his tunic, so what is our excuse?

SafeGuard Develops New LE Plate Carrier Body Armor System: StealthPro

April 13, 2015
SafeGuard Armor's new StealthPro vest offers ballistic, stab, and spike protection, with 100% DuPont Kevlar armor panels, and a choice of NIJ level 2 or 3A protection as standard. With SAPI plate pockets on the front and rear, officers can add hard ballistic plates, for enhanced defense up to levels III and IV.

Minnesota Officers Shoot, Kill Ballistic Vest-Wearing Suspect

March 17, 2015
Police were called to 411 White Bear Ave. around 3:20 p.m. because someone saw a man carrying what appeared to be a rifle. The man was also said to be wearing a bulletproof vest.

The Basics of Body Armor

March 2, 2015
Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.

Alpha Elite

January 30, 2015
Without mobility, you can’t do your job. That’s why Point Blank created Alpha Elite, now declassified for the street.

Police Unions Call for Mandatory Body Armor, Seat Belt Policies

November 21, 2014
During the past three decades, 42% of police killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts, according to a NHTSA review. Law enforcement estimates of seat belt compliance hover around 50%, well below the 86% rate of compliance among the general public.

New Jersey Officer Saved by Body Armor During Shootout

November 6, 2014
A New Jersey police officer was saved by a bulletproof vest Wednesday afternoon after being shot by a suspect on a bicycle. More Here.
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