While most concealable body armor consists of ballistic panels contained in a cloth carrier that is strapped to the wearer's torso, KDH's Transformer uses a unique harness system that directly supports the armor and holds it next to the body.
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.
SHOT Show 2013 plenty of new duty gear with a backdrop of the gun-violence debate in Washington, D.C. The show drew more than 62,000 attendees to Las Vegas, and POLICE editors focused on gear rather than politics. View our gallery and read additional coverage in "Best of Show" and Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Paul Clinton.
Zombies aside, there are trends emerging in the firearms industry, and they have the potential to determine what tools you will be issued in the near future.