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Police Product Test: Point Blank Alpha Elite Vest

May 8, 2014

The Alpha Elite is soft, concealable body armor, available in NIJ Level II or IIIA for both male and female cuts and is NIJ 0101.06 compliant. Basically the same stuff we all wear on duty right now. Now let's talk about what sets it apart from technology of the past.

JTC Claw

April 17, 2014
Whether you need to break a lock, remove hinges/deadbolts, or ram a Class III door, the JTC Claw is the ultimate multi-purpose tool for the average patrol officer in response to the Active Shooter.

SHOT Show 2014

March 3, 2014

We sent Police Magazine contributing editor Mark W. Clark to the SHOT Show in January and he came back with these shots of guns and gear from Media Day at the Range and from the show floor.

SHOT Show 2014: Point Blank Expands Alpha Elite Armor Line

January 16, 2014
Alpha Elite armor packages are now available in Point Blank’s new Elite concealable carrier and the Alpha-1 tactical armor systems for both male and female officers.

Point Blank Enterprises Rolls Out Level II and Level IIIA Alpha Elite Series Armor Systems

January 9, 2014
Point Blank Enterprises Inc., today unveiled the Alpha Elite Series NIJ Level II and IIIA tactical and concealable body-armor systems. Point Blank has announced that the full line of Alpha Elite Series products will be unveiled at the SHOT Show.

IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today’s Police Products

December 23, 2013

There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And all of it has the potential to be important to what you do in contemporary policing.

IACP 2013: Point Blank and Dyneema Develop New Lightweight Body Armor

October 24, 2013
Point Blank has tested its Alpha Elite model AXIIIA with rounds exceeding 2,000 feet per second. The armor will be available in Point Blank concealed configurations and in Paraclete tactical models.

Point Blank Enterprises Products Available on GSA Website

August 9, 2013
Agencies can purchase Point Blank Body Armor, PACA Body Armor, Paraclete, and Protective Products Enterprises from the U.S. General Services Administration online shopping website.

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable

July 19, 2013

Since the NIJ-6 standard was issued, both law enforcement uniform and body armor manufacturers have been looking for new methods of making ballistic-resistant soft body armor that meets the dictates of the standard, but is also thinner, lighter, and more thermally bearable.

Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights

January 30, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas provided plenty of innovative tactical gear for officers. POLICE Magazine's video crew visited Daniel Defense, Glock, KDH Defense Systems, Point Blank Body Armor, and SIG Sauer.

SHOT Show 2013: Point Blank's Modular Body Armor

January 30, 2013

Point Blank executives tell POLICE Magazine about the company's new body armor offerings at SHOT Show 2013. The Advanced Plate Carrier and Advanced Warrior modular systems are discussed.

SHOT Show 2013: Best of Show

January 29, 2013

The big trend at this year's SHOT Show was flashlights so bright that they can probably take X-rays. Police staff members accidentally got blasted a few times with these 700-lumen light sabers, and they are more less-lethal weapons than illumination tools.

Body Armor: Protecting Those Who Serve

July 17, 2012

To date, only 60% of agencies require officers to don body armor on duty. In an effort to increase those numbers and ultimately save lives, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, which reimburses up to 50% of a vest's purchase price, now requires agencies receiving funds to have a written mandatory wear policy for uniformed patrol officers.

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights

February 27, 2012
This year's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas offered plenty of visual curiosities for POLICE Magazine's video crew. Four law enforcement suppliers showed off their new gear, and "Top Shot" Michelle Viscusi told us how she stays on target.

SHOT Show: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.

February 14, 2012

Body armor suppliers Point Blank, Protective Products, PACA, and Paraclete merged in late 2011. POLICE Magazine spoke with executives from the company at SHOT Show 2012 in Las Vegas about what the merger means for law enforcement officers who use their products.

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's First Tri-Compliant Ballistic Armor Package Passes NIJ Testing

September 16, 2011
Point Blank's FIIIA ballistic package is the latest NIJ .06 ballistic system that meets FBI and DEA testing protocols with a 9mm 124-grain FMJ V-50 exceeding 2,000 feet per second.

Concealable Ballistic Vests

July 28, 2011

You spend every shift for several years wearing the same ballistic vest under your uniform. You know it's there keeping you safe, but it's even better when you aren't constantly aware of this protection because it fits just right. Thanks to thinner, more advanced ballistic packages as well as carriers featuring high-tech materials and designs, manufacturers are able to make concealable vests more comfortable and effective. Here's a look at some standout vests available right now.

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."

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.
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