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SHOT Show 2012: Point Blank and Protective Products Introduce Body Armor Lines

January 17, 2012
Point Blank Enterprises and Protective Products Enterprises introduced several body armor products here at SHOT Show 2012, following the company's merger earlier this year.

Point Blank to Outfit Washington DC Metro SWAT with Tactical Armor

July 21, 2010
Point Blank Solutions, Inc., today announced a new contract with Washington DC Metro SWAT to supply 90 tactical vests and related accessories, including leg armor and protective plates, among others. This latest contract was awarded to PACA Body Armor, Point Blank's subsidiary.

Outlast Technologies and Point Blank Solutions Bring Cooling Comfort to Body Armor

July 15, 2010
Advanced Outlast Technology with temperature-regulating benefits integrated into select Point Blank ballistic systems is designed to provide officers optimal year-round comfort and protection.

Point Blank Solutions Receives NIJ .06 Seal of Approval for Body Armor

July 17, 2009
Point Blank Solutions announced that three of the company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Female Body Armor

July 9, 2009

You don't need to have majored in biology to know that men and women are not created equal-in measurements, that is. That's why female officers need ballistic vests made especially for their unique shapes. And now that women make up a more significant amount of the market share in law enforcement, body armor companies are taking notice.

Concealable Body Armor: A Review of Ballistic Vests

August 1, 2008

The newest ballistic vests for everyday use under your uniform.

Buzz Kill

July 1, 2008

The ThorShield fabric backing on this Point Blank ballistic vest carrier effectively shorts out electro-conductive devices to prevent a shock.

Making Body Armor Better

April 1, 2008

It started with a gunfight. Almost 40 years ago a former Marine named Richard Davis was delivering a pizza in downtown Detroit when three men tried to rob him at gunpoint. As he recovered from his wounds, Davis realized the need for lightweight body armor that could be worn by law enforcement officers in the field.

The Shape of Women's Body Armor

October 1, 2007

You don't need to have majored in biology to know that men and women are not created equal—in measurements, that is. That's why female officers need ballistic vests made especially for their unique shapes. And now that women make up a more significant amount of the market share in law enforcement, body armor companies are taking notice.

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest

March 1, 2006

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

Shock Absorbers

August 1, 2002

If you are shot while wearing body armor, you will still feel the energy of the bullet's impact. But if the armor works, the force will be spread out over your entire torso rather than in just a specific area.

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