Author: Heather R. Cotter
By PoliceOne Staff
The Safariland Group announced two new hard armor products at SHOT Show 2019.
The PROTECH Tactical Hi-Viz Shield is a clear type IIIA shield made of a polycarbonate composite for clear visibility, allowing officers to see threats from a wide perspective vs. a small viewport. NIJ 0108.01 compliant, the Hi-Viz Shield provides ballistic coverage for the critical head, neck and upper chest area and stops 9mm and .44 Magnum LSWCGC rounds for five impacts. The design features a corner radius and is equipped with ambidextrous horizontal grips.
When light is needed, it can accept an optional Foxfury Taker R40 Riot Shield Light sold by Safariland.
The Hi-Viz Shield is offered in three sizes/cuts: 1224, 1224T (both 12” x 24” at a MSRP of $1,100 each) and 924 (9” x 24” at a MSRP of $950) and is available February. MSRP and availability for the Foxfury Taker R40 Riot Shield Light will also be February.
The DT206C plate is a high-performing, lightweight, type III stand-alone plate, effective even against the increasingly common M855 Green Tip (SS109) round. The DT206C plate is made from a ceramic/PE composite, has a multi-curve design and is just 1.2” thin. A NIJ 0101.06 type III certified plate, the DT206C can defeat six rounds of the most prevalent ammunition on the market including the M80, MSC, M193 and the M855 Green Tip (SS1109).
For more information, visit www.safariland.com/safariland-body-armor.