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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: Are You Ready for Ballistic Underwear?

January 16, 2014
The underwear from U.S. Armor protects both the entire pelvic area as well as the wearer’s femoral arteries. It is made of NIJ-certified ballistic armor packages and sewn in multiple panels for breathability and heat dissipation. The moisture-wicking material features anti-odor technology.

Calif. Agencies Receive U.S. Armor Vests

September 12, 2013
U.S. Armor presented 18 ballistic vests to police departments in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach during the Vests for the Best event.

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.

SHOT Show 2013 In Pictures

January 25, 2013

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.

Understanding Armor Plates

January 25, 2013

Soft body armor ballistic vest packages are rated levels 1 through 4 by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) based on how much protection from ballistic rounds they are rated to provide. Similarly, armor plates are available in two different types or classes tested and recognized by the NIJ: type 3 and type 4.

SHOT Show 2013: U.S. Armor's Enforcer 5000 Vest

January 17, 2013
The Enforcer 5000, which meets the NIJ's 0101.06 testing standard, features neoprene side straps, padded shoulders, and a double-wide strap across the small of the back. Moisture-wicking material keeps officers dry.

U.S. Armor Honored by Calif. City

November 2, 2012
Body armor maker U.S. Armor Corp. was awarded a city proclamation on Oct. 25 by Cerritos, Calif., where the company is based.

U.S. Armor Hosts LAPD Training Event

April 13, 2012
U.S. Armor co-sponsored a training event attended by Los Angeles Police Department officers. The company is the sole body armor provider to the LAPD.

SHOT Show 2012: Report from the Aisles

February 1, 2012

Despite the industry's attempt to transform shooting sports and self-defense into some kind of video game for the Generation Z folks, there was still plenty of serious hardware for law enforcement at this year's show.

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.

SHOT Show 2011: Best of Show

March 3, 2011

This year, the law enforcement section of the show wound through both floors of the Sands Expo Center and into numerous ballrooms in the Venetian Hotel. Exhibitors along the law enforcement aisles were showing everything from machine guns to mannequins, ranging in size from vehicles to lights the size of a stick of Dentyne gum.

U.S. Armor's Rifle Plate Carriers

April 20, 2010

Trevor Zantos of U.S. Armor shows us two new rifle plate carriers designed for active shooter scenarios at POLICE-TREXPO West. The carriers offer more mag pouches and MOLLE options. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.

U.S. Armor Announces National Sales Director

April 13, 2010
Jana Sturgeon has joined U.S. Armor Corp. as national sales director to "provide the critical interface and marketing support functions between our manufacturing operations and our key dealers and regional sales coordinators," according to the company.

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.

U.S. Armor Corporation To Open Southeastern Regional Service Center

March 26, 2009
U.S. Armor Corp. has announced the opening of its new Southeastern Regional Service Center, establishing a dedicated distribution and marketing facility for the Southeast United States.

MAE Export Management Appointed International Export Managers for U.S. Armor

March 25, 2009
MAE Export Management has announced that it has been appointed export managers for U.S. Armor products.

Concealable Body Armor: A Review of Ballistic Vests

August 1, 2008

The newest ballistic vests for everyday use under your uniform.

Tactical Body Armor

August 1, 2008

A selection of the newest ballistic vests designed for high-risk SWAT missions.

What Gear Do I Need?

November 1, 2007

To help give you some insight into what you'll actually need on the street, the editors of POLICE Magazine contacted a number of veteran officers and asked them to give you some advice. Here's what they had to say.

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