These plates are compatible with the PROTECH Tactical upper arm (biceps) protector soft armor accessory, sliding easily into the special threat plate pocket and are made to be used in conjunction with the soft armor panels included in the accessory. The lightweight design and curvature of the IMPAC-HT Biceps Plate Set provide additional handgun threat and trauma protection to the upper arms without interfering with the officer’s mobility.
Patriot3’s Minuteman Folding Ballistic Shields fold and stow in convenient and non-descript carry bags. The Minuteman deploys in seconds and can be used in both rigid and non-rigid configurations. Stiffening rods stow in a convenient storage area when not in use. The Minuteman is available in NIJ Level’s III and IIIA with and without viewports. Another benefit to the Minuteman Folding Ballistic Shields is that agencies only need to replace the panels themselves in the units after their shelf life has expired, instead of buying a whole new shield.
Patriot3’s new XPS-G2 (X-Treme Protection Series) Shield recently won the coveted GovSec Security Products Homeland Security Award. The XPS-G2’s unique, patent-pending design incorporates the first-ever Folding Ballistic Wings. These Ballistic Wings are added to the XPS Base Unit to provide a wide area of coverage beyond that of the base unit. With the rotation of Patriot3’s revolutionary wing-deployment mechanism, the Ballistic Wings can be folded backward to reduce the width of the shield, enabling passage through commercial doorways.
Once through the door, the Ballistic Wings are immediately re-deployed providing a wide area of coverage of up to 66 inches or three operators wide. In addition, each of the XPS Ballistic Wings can be removed instantly with one hand, allowing the XPS to split into as many as four separate handheld shields (NIJ Level III only), allowing team members to break away with ballistic protection to clear additional areas, simultaneously.
The new Go Shield™ from Point Blank is a lightweight and durable hands-free shield that provides instant protection when crisis intervention response is required. The shield includes an ambidextrous quick release, adjustable padded sling and hard armor plates to allow for protection against rifle bullets. The shield can be rolled up and secured to itself, ready for quick deployment.
The Go Shield is becoming the armor product of choice for Active Shooter Response SWAT, Hostage Rescue, Patrol, Sniper Protection, School and Class Room Safety, Officer Down Drills, Maritime Ship-Boarding, Court Services, Felony Car Stops and Takedowns, Ballistic Blanket for Dignitary Protection and Political Bodies (council chambers, judges benches, etc.), and more.
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