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Safariland Adds Two Second Chance Female Armor Models

March 17, 2011
The Second Chance SM01F Type II and SM01F Type IIIA arrive in the Second Chance brand. These new vests are hybrid designs that feature Core Matrix Technology, high-performance Honeywell Gold Shield, and radial offset pleating for 360-degree protection around the bust.

Safariland Adds Type II Female Armor Model To Savvy Line

March 15, 2011
The newly introduced SM01F Type II joins the SM01F Type IIIA as the first NIJ-06 compliant, form-fit female armor to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9mm and .357 Magnum NIJ-designated rounds, the Savvy SM01F Type II is also the first NIJ-06 certified armor panel to offer water-resistant Gore-Tex fabric as a panel covering.

Vest Saves Philly Officer Shot by Suicidal Man

March 14, 2011
Officer Nicoletti and Winans struggled in the kitchen with Winans grabbing the officer's gun and firing a shot that grazed the officer's vest. Hearing his partner yell, "He's got my gun," Officer McCarthy headed to aid his partner and fatally shot Winans.

NIJ Requires Mandated Wear for Body Armor Funds In Dallas

March 3, 2011
The NIJ has informed the agency that, "If we're going to supply funds, we expect the officers to wear the vests," Janse said. "In order for us to continue receiving the funds, they're asking us to make it mandatory."

Slain Florida Cop Wasn't Wearing Body Armor

February 23, 2011
St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon said he will review the department's policy of optional body armor for officers. Chief Harmon said vests have improved substantially, yet Florida's heat and humidity have made it hard for him to mandate them for all officers.

Safariland Adds 7.62x51mm Stopper To Protech Line

February 15, 2011
The HA-BR01 ICW BA-3A00S-BR01 is a seven-pound, ceramic, single-curve rectangular design with clipped corners that can defeat six impacts from a 7.62x51mm, 147-grain FMJ , as well as one impact from a .30-caliber M2-AP (Armor Piercing) round.

New Military Helmet Blocks Rifle Shots

February 11, 2011
The Army plans to begin using an improved combat helmet in the fall that greatly improves resistance to rifle ammunition, surpassing the capabilities of the Advanced Combat Helmet now in use.

Safariland Adopts DuPont Kevlar XPT Technology

January 26, 2011
The new body armor (MN01 Type IIIA) is a thin, flexible design that features a hybrid of DuPont Kevlar advanced-fiber ballistic materials. The combination of these materials, which includes DuPont Kevlar XPT, provides enhanced ballistic performance against special threats such as FN 5.7x28mm hollow point bullets.

SHOT Show 2011: Safariland Inducts Officers Into Saves Club

January 19, 2011
Safariland Saves Club Liaison Ed Hinchey said membership in the club was "extremely exclusive." Safariland inducts officers into the Saves Club only after a Safariland body armor product protects them from death or serious injury.

SCOTUS: Felons Still Can't Own Body Armor

January 10, 2011
The court declined to hear the appeal of Cedrick Alderman, an ex-convict from Washington state who challenged a 2002 federal law making it a crime for former felons to possess body armor. Alderman was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he was found with body armor during a police stop.

Body Armor Saves Ohio Officer

January 4, 2011
Ashtabula (Ohio) Police Lt. Rodney Blaney is now recovering from a round that struck the ballistic armor covering his chest and saving his life during a traffic stop.

Safariland Adds MN01 Type IIIA Ballistic Vest to Second Chance Summit Series

December 15, 2010
The Second Chance MN01 Type IIIA is a thin, flexible design that features a hybrid of DuPont Kevlar ballistic materials. The combination of these materials, including DuPont Kevlar XP, provides enhanced ballistic performance against special threats such as FN Five-seven's 5.7mm hollow-point round.

Safariland Adds First NIJ-06 Model to Female Savvy Line

December 14, 2010
The SM01F Type IIIA is the first NIJ-06 compliant, form-fit female armor to be added to this brand and has been tested against the .357 SIG and .44 Magnum rounds.

Safariland Adds Female Model to ABA Xtreme Armor Line

December 8, 2010
As the first NIJ-06 female armor to be added to this brand, the XT01F Type II was tested against 9mm and .357 Magnum rounds. The XT01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology and Honeywell's Gold Shield material.

XT01 IIIA ABA Concealable Vest

November 29, 2010
The XT01 Type IIIA is part of Safariland's ABA Xtreme Series of concealable armor and features a flexible, hybrid design that combines Honeywell Gold Shield ballistic material with Twaron Microlaminate for enhanced ballistic and chemical resistance.

Ballistic Vest Deodorizer

October 31, 2010
ArmorPur specifically targets body armor odor, eliminating it rather than masking or covering it up. Moreover, it accomplishes this with a no-bleach formula and within the specifications required for body armor.

PROTECH NIJ-06 Hard Armor Plate

October 31, 2010
Manufactured using a ceramic-aramid composite, the 2220-1 is a contoured, multi-curve plate design with a military-style shooter's cut to offer greater range of motion in the arm and upper chest area while shouldering a long arm weapon.

Safariland Adds Armor Model to Second Chance Summit Series

October 27, 2010
Safariland's MN01 Type II body armor can defend against increased velocities of ammunition calibers that better reflect current street threats and law enforcement duty weapons.

DSM Dyneema Material Improves Ballistic Vests

October 20, 2010
Compared to DSM Dyneema SB21, the new Dyneema SB51 material demonstrates improvements up to 20 percent for specific bullet and test specifications on ballistics vests.

Diamondback Tactical Acquires First Choice Armor Assets

September 29, 2010
D-Back Acquisition Co., parent company of Diamondback Tactical, announced today that it has acquired the assets of First Choice Armor & Equipment, Inc.
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