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Wiley X DETECTION – BALLISTIC EYE PROTECTION

  In this review, I’ll give you a look at what I think is a superb ballistic eye protection product from Wiley X, a global leader in ballistic eye protection for the military and law enforcement. They  look great too! … Continue reading

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Ballistic’s Best 1911: The Nighthawk Custom AGENT 2

  Berryville, Arkansas Nighthawk Custom Firearms is proud to have produced the Ballistic’s Best 1911 of 2018. Edging out 11 competitors, among them Wilson Combat, Kimber, Springfield Armory, and Smith & Wesson, the AGENT 2 took the top slot. A … Continue reading

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Revision Awarded U.S. Army Next-Generation ACH Helmet Contract

Essex Junction, Vermont (March 21, 2017) – Revision Military, the world leader in integrated head systems, has been awarded the U.S. Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II (ACH GEN II) helmet contract. This five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) helmet … Continue reading

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ESS Crowbar Ballistic Eyewear

The Lightweight ESS Crowbar is now available. They feature a frameless bottom lens design and ESS’ Lens Gate™ that makes lens exchanges quicker and field of view greater than ever. The military-grade polycarbonate lens material makes for a clear and … Continue reading

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TPG Awarded $1+Million Ballistic Helmet Contract

Boynton Beach, Fla. (March 2015) – Tacprogear (TPG), a leading manufacturer of tactical equipment used by professionals around the globe, announced today the receipt of a $1+ million dollar award to provide ballistic helmets to a South American Military. TPG … Continue reading

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CZ 4M PLATE CARRIER

  Czech firearms manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka, CZ, introduced its first ballistic nylon product, the 4M plate carrier at IDEX 2015. The company has a number of patents in the 4M that increase body area coverage, heat dissipation at a very … Continue reading

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London Bridge Trading Inc. Black Friday

Black Friday Plate Carrier Deals! 12PM 27 NOV – 12PM 2 DEC While supplies last/Limited quantities available **Cannot be combined with current promotions or discounts http://lbtinc.com/ London Bridge Trading Inc. (800) 229 0207 , 585 London Bridge Road Virginia Beach, … Continue reading

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Tacprogear Soft Armor Package Receives NIJ Certification

Tacprogear has received NIJ 0101.06 Certification Threat Level IIIA for their newest soft armor package. NIJ Model designation T-112-IIIA is TPG’s first compliant soft armor package manufactured exclusively at TPG’s factory in South Florida. Also noteworthy is that this model … Continue reading

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Tacprogear Introduces The BLACK Bonz GRID-HERCULES™ Plate Carrier

The Black Bonz GRID-HERCULES™ Plate Carrier is designed to protect against flame, water, chemical and abrasion threats. The TPG BLACK Bonz GRID-HERCULES™ Plate Carrier is designed to hold any of TPG’s new NIJ certified hard armor plates for front and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Review: CSE Gear Low Profile Plate Carrier Kit

CSE Gear is marketing a Low Profile Plate Carrier Kit that consists of a very nice slick with the super light-weight DKX IIIA plates. The Kit is, by a significant margin, the lightest IIIA ballistic protection I’ve used, and I … Continue reading

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Warwick Mills’ TurtleSkin

It’s unlikely that you’ve heard of Warwick Mills, New Hampshire, but they are the equivalent to M.I.T. in the high performance fabric business. The technology the company has developed over the years, and its application, is impressive. Warwick Mills has a … Continue reading

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3M Rounds Out Its Soldier Protection Line With A Ballistic Bump Helmet.

At SOFIC 2014, I had the opportunity to peruse 3M’s expanding line of soldier protection equipment. As of this writing, 3M is providing 3M™ Peltor™ ComTac™ III Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) and 3M™ Peltor™ COMTAC™ IV Hybrid Communication Headset to … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2014 Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet

Right at the top of my list of exhibitors to visit was Team Wendy; more specifically, I wanted to take a close look at  at the company’s new EXFIL Ballistic Helmet. My helmet wearing days consisted of a steel pod, … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2014 DKX and CSE

Stopped by the DKX booth to check out their wares and saw an arrangement that I really liked. In fact, it rocks. Critical Safety Equipment out of Florida and DKX have joined forces to create a ballistic tactical nylon ensemble … Continue reading

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PEO Soldier Integrated Head Protection Program Awards Revision 2 year Development-to-Acquisition Contract …

Essex Junction, VT, USA (January 8, 2014) – Revision Military, a world leader in protective soldier solutions, wins a contract for PEO Soldier’s Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) Soldier Protective System (SPS). The 2 year development-to-acquisition program is to refine … Continue reading

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Tacprogear Enters The Ballistic Armor Business

Tacprogear, Delray Beach, FL, has introduced a line of, NIJ Certified, Hard Armor Plates into its BLACK line of professional products. The company’s BLACK Ballistic Armor Plates are designed from mission specific requirements and feedback from the field. BLACK products … Continue reading

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Revision To Supply Canadian Forces With Ballistic Plates

Revision has announced its contract award, valued at $9.5 million, to supply its ballistic plates to Canadian Forces. Initial deliveries for this contract are anticipated for April 2014. The contract also includes 5 year option. In addition to the Batlskin® … Continue reading

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CSE Gear’s Plate Carrier and DKX Armor

I’ll be closing out May with a review of Critical Safety Equipment, CSE Gear, plate carrier and DKX Armor. If you’re unfamiliar with DKX’s products you’ll want to catch my review, which will be out  1 – June. The DKX … Continue reading

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SOFIC-2013 Ceradyne Armor Systems

Did a quick drive-by the Ceradyne exhibit to find out they are now part of the 3M family, and too take a look at their strike plates. Interesting to note that part of their display included S&S Precision’s innovative plate … Continue reading

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Revision Introduces The New StingerHawk™ Military Eyewear System.

Revision Military,  introduced the StingerHawk™ Spectacle System at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas. StingerHawk™ Spectacle System incorporates a contemporary look with  Revision’s ballistic protection and superior quality optics. The StingerHawk’s high-impact polycarbonate lenses provide full side impact protection … Continue reading

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In 2013 Leica’s Geovid HD-B Will Feature An Internal Ballistic Calculator.

Leica’s Geovid HD-B is the company’s premier range finding binoculars available in 8 x 42 or 10 x 42. The new Geovid HD-B has a built in ballistic calculator. The range finder supplies barometric pressure, altimeter, range and temperature to … Continue reading

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Burris Eliminator II and Eliminator III Laser Range Finding Scopes Now Shipping.

The Eliminator family of optics incorporate laser ranging to the target and windage estimation for your particular cartridge. The shooter first ranges the target. Once the target has been ranged a red dot illuminates the holdover or holdunder point for the … Continue reading

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B-MAX’s Ballistic Plates – Product Testing

The folks at Soldier Systems Daily, via Tactical Fanboy, posted video of product testing in progress at B-MAX’s facility in Empoli, Italy. The company’s testing methodology speaks volumes of the confidence in the efficacy and quality of their ballistic plates. The fact testers look like torpedoes for … Continue reading

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Revision Sawfly™Photochromic Review

Revision Military has been producing ballistic eyewear since 2003. The company introduced its Sawfly™Eye Protection System in 2004; soon after its introduction, Revision Military became a serious competitor for Oakley who enjoyed a lion’s share of the military business. It’s … Continue reading

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REVISION SAWFLY® SMALL-SIZE EYEWEAR SYSTEM AMONG TOP THREE ON U.S. ARMY APEL LIST

Like all other Sawfly glasses, the Sawfly Small features a lightweight frame, Comms-Compatible arms and interchangeable UV protective lenses. It’s also prescription capable with the Revision-developed, DoD approved Universal Rx Carrier. The Sawfly Small provides ballistic protection, exceeding ANSI Z87.1-2010 … Continue reading

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Revision Sawfly Photochromic Lens Video

I shot a couple of short videos to demonstrate Revision’s Photochromic technology. The first video shows the lens darkening as you emerge from darkness. The second video shows the lens clearing as you enter darkness. Note that when exposed to sunlight, the lens does not … Continue reading

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Can You Say Photochromic?

A large part of the design problem associated with bringing gear to the soldier operator is ensuring that the system being introduced does not get in the way of the job, and eye protection is a clear example of that. … Continue reading

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Kevlar Reinforced Garment Looks Good To Go…

The Army began issuing the kevlar reinforced garment back in June of 2011. The concept is to provide some degree of pelvic protection from improvised explosive devices and road side bombs. Since its initial deployment in June, the garment has … Continue reading

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