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5 Things to Know When Buying Ballistic Helmets
Scott Wyatt, president of Busch Protective USA, says an injury to law enforcement officers will more likely come from someone striking them in the head with a bat, or throwing a brick, or having something fall and hit them in the head during an operation. Europeans introduced blunt trauma testing of helmets back in 2009.
February 17, 2023
5 Things to Know When Buying Ballistic Shields
Dale Taylor, CEO of Blueridge Armor, estimates about 60% of the shields out there offer protection against handgun rounds while only about 40% are rifle rated. True cost is a factor, with the rifle-rated shields costing more, but weight also comes into play.
February 7, 2023
Armoring Police Vehicle Glass for Ambush Protection
“I don't think there's literally a price we can put on officer safety. When it's your dad or your uncle or your son or your daughter or mom, there's really no price that can be put on officer safety if they're going to be in the line of fire."
September 16, 2022
Minuteman Folding Ballistic Shield
The U.S. Patented Minuteman is the only shield of its kind that features a viewport that provides the operator with a clear line of sight without compromising protection.
February 26, 2021
Tactical Shields Level IIIA
Hardwire’s Level IIIA Tactical Shields come in three strategic designs; Notched, Window, or Standard.
October 2, 2020
Transparent Armor Window Insert
During riots, Hardwire’s transparent armor has protected officers from bricks, rocks, and other heavy objects thrown at the vehicle windows.
September 1, 2020
(Video) Propper Shows POLICE the ARC Vest at SHOT Show 2020
In the Propper booth at SHOT Show 2020, POLICE Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie gets the details on the ARC Vest external carrier.
March 24, 2020
(Video) Armor Express Demos Busch Ballistic Helmet's Adjustability at SHOT
POLICE gets to see the Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP Helmet by Armor Express up close at SHOT and gets a demonstration of its adjustability.
March 12, 2020
(Video) Point Blank Discusses V2 Pro Performance System at SHOT Show 2020
POLICE Editor David Griffith speaks with Point Blank's Mike Foreman and Michael Haynes about their new V2 Pro Performance System at SHOT Show 2020.
February 28, 2020
SHOT Show 2020: Honeywell Unveils Spectra Shield 6166 for Increased Protection in Hard Body Armor
Honeywell has announced the newest addition to its Spectra Shield 6000 series for high-performing ballistic materials, Spectra Shield 6166, which further expands Honeywell's suite of high-performing hard armor products for militaries and law enforcement.
January 30, 2020
Body Armor 2020
These vests and ballistic carriers will help protect you on the job.
January 21, 2020
Slain Houston Sergeant's Body Armor Did Not Fail, as Previously Suspected
Preliminary reports about the murder of Sgt. Christopher Brewster had raised concerns that the fatal rounds had penetrated his soft body armor. It's now believed the fatal shot hit beneath the armor's coverage area.
December 12, 2019
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