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Galac-Tac Groin Armor Now Available For Order

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Groin armor, an extremely important component of any articulated body protection system, is now on offer from Galac-Tac. It is important to note that this product only consists of the armor, and does not come with a belt. Also, it bears mentioning that the Galac-Tac line is not ballistic rated, and is intended to function as cosplay or airsoft armor. Available in these fine colors: Coyote Tan, OD Green, Flat Black, and Battleship Gray.

galac-tac.com/shop/codpiece

SentryShield Introduces Bulletproof Backpack Insert

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Maker of tactical personal protection offers on-the-go security with NIJ Level IIIA-compliant bulletproof insert.

SOUTH BEND, IN (Aug. 27, 2018) – SentryShield®, maker of personal tactical protection, today introduces its signature bulletproof backpack insert. Available in two sizes (backpack and handbag), the SentryShield insert is engineered with 24 layers of ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) to be NIJ Level IIIA compliant and is capable of stopping a variety of ammunition.

Designed to be travel friendly, the SentryShield is easily concealed and carried in backpacks, laptop bags and other personal belongings. Despite being eight times stronger than steel, SentryShield contains no metal and won’t set off metal detectors in schools, airports or other secure locations.

“We live in difficult times,” says Jason Wakefield, chief marketing officer. “But ignoring the reality of those times won’t make us any safer. We believe that any measure of protection you can provide yourself or loved ones is a worthy investment, especially one that is always with you as opposed to an afterthought.”

WATCH: SENTRYSHIELD DEMONSTRATION VIDEO

The backpack (16.25 by 11.75 inches) and handbag (14 by 10 inches) versions are both only 10 millimeters thick, and weigh only 1.46 and 1.74 pounds respectively, making them a practically unnoticeable addition to any bag for students and travelers.

But despite their light weight and slim design, these NIJ Level III-A anti-ballistic inserts are capable of stopping a variety of rounds including 9-millimeter FMJ rounds, .44 Magnum bullets, .357 SIG ammunition and 12-gauge slugs thanks to the cross-layered UHMWPE and high-density foam trauma pad.

“Nothing can offer a guarantee in a tragic situation like one involving an active shooter, but even something as small as SentryShield has the potential to make a very big difference,” says Wakefield.

The SentryShield retails for $120 and is available now at SentryShieldUSA.com for an introductory price of $89.99. A second SentryShield is available for 50 percent off when purchasing one at full price and entering code Protect50 at checkout for a limited time.

FEATURES + SPECS

  • NIJ Level III-A Compliant
  • Crafted from 24 layers of cross-woven UHMWP and high-density foam trauma pad
  • Durable nylon sleeve
  • Available in two sizes: Backpack (16.25” x 11.75”) and Handbag (14” x 10”)
  • Ultra-thin 10-mm design
  • Lightweight: (24oz and 28oz)
  • Travel friendly
  • Won’t set off metal detectors
  • Bulletsafe – How Bulletproof is Tartar Sauce

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

    Bulletsafe has a web series titled ‘How Bulletproof?’, where they test how bulletproof regular objects are when compared to one of their ballistic vests. This episode, they test multiple jars of tartar sauce against a .50 AE Desert Eagle.

    Spoiler, all they get from the tartar sauce is a huge mess, but that’s kind of a foregone conclusion.

    bulletsafe.com

    TenCate Advanced Armour launches world’s first body armour plate system adaptable to different threat levels at Milipol

    Sunday, November 19th, 2017

    TenCate Advanced Armour is pleased to announce the launch of its new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate and the additional Operator and Breacher plates. The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light is an ultra-light plate providing protection against NIJ level III+AK47MSC in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 at only 720 g and can accommodate the Operator or Breacher plate to increase the protection level to 5.56×45 SS109 or AP ammunition up to NIJ level IV respectively.

    TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a new threat compliant body armour system that can be easily adapted to accommodate different threat levels within the same system by using add on plates to the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate. The two modular add on plates can be accommodated in a carrier system and be inserted or extracted to optimise the protection level of the complete system. The new body armour system is especially relevant for units operating in zones with alternating threat levels such as special forces and infantry operating in urban environments.

    The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate is by itself up to 25% lighter than currently marketed AK47MSC plates and reflects TenCate Advanced Armour’s commitment to decrease individual operator load while providing essential protection. The complementary plates offered in the system leverages the protective capability of the Basic Light plate to reach a protection level against higher classified threats. This provides the individual operator the possibility to tailor ballistic protection level on a mission-by-mission requirement, equips the individual operator for a broader range of operations, and decreases the need for units to inventory plates for specific operational requirements.

    “I am very proud to see the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system a reality” said Cyril Veillat, Business Director, personal protection segment. He adds “the personal protection market is highly competitive. Being able to develop a plate that decreases the weight for the baseline AK47MSC plate by up to 25% is remarkable even with today’s materials available. But the setup with the complementary plates is what distinguishes this system from anything seen before. The possibility for the individual soldier to adapt his plate holds great promises for increasing individual soldier survivability across the board, and this is what we work hard for.”

    TenCate Advanced Armour will showcase the new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system including the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light, Operator, and Breacher plates on stand E200, Hall 6, at Milipol 2017. The new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system will be one of several new personal protection solutions TenCate Advanced Armour will present at the show. The show will be held from 21-24 November in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

    TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S. is a major provider of survivability systems for large multi-year government programmes with capabilities to provide protection solutions across land systems, naval and marine, and aerospace sectors as well as a tier one provider of personal protection products (P3) for police departments, special forces, and large-scale governmental programmes. TenCate Advanced Armour is an OEM-independent entity that can partner with government and industry to analyse, advise, design, integrate, develop, manufacture, and manage survivability programmes across life cycles.

    TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S., Primarette, France, Thursday, November 16, 2017.

    www.tencateadvancedarmor.com

    PPSS Group’s New Emergency Body Armour Will Help Protect Civilians

    Friday, September 8th, 2017

    Designed for individual protection, a new rapidly deployable ‘Emergency Body Armour™’ is offering the latest in globally respected and field-tested body armour technology, displaying truly outstanding protection from edged weapon, such as machetes and knives.

    Following a number of well documented knife attacks on civilians in recent years, PPSS Group started a comprehensive R&D project with the aim to design a ultra-lightweight body armour that can be strategically located in public places and deployed within a very few seconds, in case of emergency.

    The UK firm is now making this new ‘Emergency Body Armour’ available to airports, train stations, hospitals, city centre hotels, and other key locations civilians may flee to and seek shelter when faced by a suddenly occurring threat.

    According to the company behind this concept, this latest ‘Emergency Body Armour’ also offers unmatched protection from blunt force trauma injuries, usually suffered following an assault by a blunt object.

    A top healthcare security specialist in Britain wished to remain anonymous, but commented: “To have something small, compact and lightweight stashed away or strategically placed that you could pull out and throw on, would make a huge difference between a potential life and death situation.”

    Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group strongly agrees with this statement. Presenting at yesterday’s global product launch at London’s Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel he said: “An Emergency Body Armour makes sense, and it will help to protect human lives and reduce the number of casualties when a serious threat occurs.”

    A live video demo of this new armour can be viewed on YouTube by searching for ‘PPSS Emergency Body Armour’ or please click on the following link: https://youtu.be/D54P9cjDIt8
    Following the issuing of body armour to all Police Forces in the UK in the 90s, many hospital and university security teams have now equipped their teams with stab resistant vests since. The same can be said for several public sector enforcement teams, such as Trading Standards, Licensing, Community Safety, Environmental Health and Car Parking Enforcement.

    About PPSS Group:

    PPSS Group is specialised in the development, manufacturing and supply of high performance body armour, offering unrivalled protection from firearms, edged weapons and blunt force trauma. PPSS Group’s social media presence: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

    www.ppss-group.com

    Bullet-proof Origami Shield

    Monday, February 20th, 2017

    Mechanical engineers at Brigham Young University created a man-portable and lightweight bulletproof shield that was inspired by origami. The shield is flat when stowed, but quickly folds up to an encompasing shield made of 12 layers of Kevlar fabric.

    In testing the barrier was capable of stopping loads upwards of .44 Magnum, making it roughly equivalent to Level IIIA body armor in protective capability.

    While there’s likely still some development to undergo before this becomes a fully-realized product, it shows great promise, especially if the positive response from the Law Enforcement agents testing the device is anything to go by.

    RMA Armament Introduces LIGHTEST Level IV Plate in Industry

    Friday, September 30th, 2016

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    CENTERVILLE, IA – September 29, 2016 – RMA Armament is proud to announce the latest edition to its armor family, the ALPHA Armor Series Level IV (model #1199) hard armor plate. Weighing just 4.4 pounds, it is the now the world’s LIGHTEST plate in its class.

    RMA’s latest product offering further displays it’s strength as the world’s best research and development team in the hard armor market. Having already developed the strongest armor plate in world, the R&D team at RMA now adds the lightest level IV hard armor solution to its resume in support of police and military personnel around the globe.

    “To say that I’m excited about our latest level IV plate would be quite the understatement,” said RMA CEO Blake Waldrop. “Our primary goal with every new product is to provide the highest quality protection while balancing cost, weight, thickness, speed, and strength.

    “Some members of our law enforcement and military communities require the strongest level IV plate in the world while others need the world’s lightest level IV plate, which gives them better mobility while still providing the highest level of protection. Now, you can get both from RMA. Our plates provide peace of mind to the officer or operator allowing them to do their job effectively and stay protected during any type of mission.”

    In testing at the NIJ certified Oregon Ballistic Laboratory, RMA’s Alpha Armor Series Level IV (model #1199) defeated a single round of .30-06 armor piercing ammunition from 50 feet, registering a back-face signature of just 35.58 mm. For compliance to the NIJ 0101.06 level IV standard, a hard armor plate must defeat single .30-06 M2AP round with a BFD of less than 44 mm.

    The model #1199 level IV plates are now available for pre-order at www.rmadefense.com as well as www.shellbacktactical.com.

    DETAILS

    -NIJ Compliant 0101.06 (Defeats 7.62×63 M2AP rounds)

    -10” x 12”, Single-Curve, Shooter’s Cut

    -4.4 lbs. (1.9kg)

    -Silicon Carbide Composite

    -Patented Tile Array Design

    -Made in the USA

    Recent Rash of Police Fatalities Revamps TenCate Advanced Armor’s Plate Up, America! Campaign

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Today TenCate Advanced Armor (TCAA) renewed its pledge to protect the nation’s law enforcement community through the Plate Up, America! campaign. Sparked by the recent increase in highly publicized active shooter incidents in the United States, the campaign’s primary goal is to equip all law enforcement and first responders with enhanced rifle threat protection.

    “Law enforcement officers are often first on the scene for active shooter incidents and require protection from high-caliber weapons that standard soft body armor simply cannot provide,” said Michael Haynes, Plate Up, America spokesman. “Our advanced armor bridges the gap between soft armor which is designed to protect against common hand gun threats and the ever increasing use of high power rifle threats.”

    Launched last year, the campaign provides a platform for officers, their families and concerned citizens to take an active role in lobbying local governments and police precincts to provide funding for the appropriate life-saving armor.

    “Now, more than ever, there is a need to protect and serve those who protect and serve us,” said Haynes. “By partnering with city administrations, precincts, law enforcement officers and their families, as well as concerned citizens and other industry leaders, we are confident the Plate Up, America campaign can reverse the alarming trend in police fatalities.”

    To learn more about Plate Up, America! or to sign the petition advocating for necessary funding for law enforcement hard body armor, visit plateupamerica.com.

    SHOT Show 2016 – Galac-Tac AR500 Armor

    Saturday, January 30th, 2016

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    Ryan B. Flower’s Galactac armor, built using AR500 ballistic armor with additional support from companies such as H&K, SOG Knives, and Team Wendy. I don’t think we’re going to be seeing this one on the market anytime soon.

    You can get the original at www.galac-tac.com/home.

    Galac-Tac Has Its Own Website

    Monday, September 14th, 2015

    Galac-Tac

    Artist Ryan B. Flowers has expanded upon his Galac-Tac Mandalorian-inspired combat wear, and it’s now featured on its own website. The armor is made of high-impact semi rigid urathane, while the helmet is made of the same urathane, with a visor made of 1/8″ lexan.

    www.galac-tac.com/home

    Thanks to ‘RB’ from Facebook for the tip!

    Ryan B. Flowers – Galactic Tactical

    Saturday, June 27th, 2015

    Galac-Tac

    Remember that cool Mandalorian Combat Suit made by Ryan B. Flowers? Well, he’s now offering it up for sale on his site as individual components. You can get the Base Model helmet which comes with the following components:

    – Main Body Helmet

    – Interior Padding

    – Chin Strap Rig

    – Arch Rails

    – Forward Night Vision Mount

    This run is limited, so if you’re interested go for it!

    ryanbflowers.com/galactac

    Devtac – Ronin Helmet

    Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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    The Ronin is a tactical helmet with ANSI-rated polycarbonate removable lenses, removable cheek plates with built-in magnets, and a defogging function. They also produce a Level IIIa kevlar variant, which is featured in the video below.

    Your best bet for getting one is to contact wesley.devtac@gmail.com.

    www.facebook.com/DEVTAC

    Mandalorian / Boba Fett Combat Suit By Ryan B. Flowers

    Monday, March 16th, 2015

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    Artist Ryan B. Flowers came up with this more contemporary take on Mandalorian armor, modifying multiple components and integrating what appears to be an armor carrier. It’s a bit different then his usual Dieselpunk-esque work, but not unfamiliar:

    Zombie Armor

    Mr. Flowers also came up with this amazing ‘Zombie Armor’ that he sold awhile back.

    You can check out more of Ryan B. Flowers’ work here: ryanbflowers.com

    BulletSafe – Bulletproof Baseball Cap On Kickstarter

    Monday, December 22nd, 2014

    BulletSafe Cap

    BulletSafe has recently launched a Kickstarter page for a bulletproof baseball cap. The cap is a Flexfit, six-panel cap which includes a BulletSafe ballistic panel. Prototypes of the cap have been tested up to NIJ Level IIA standard, having stopped .40, 9mm, .22 LR, and .38 caliber rounds, and BulletSafe expects the full production model will meet those same standards.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/CalmTom/the-bulletsafe-bulletproof-baseball-cap

    Hydra-Themed S&S Precision Plate Frame

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

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    I’ve been holding onto this image for a while. It’s from the Agents of SHIELD show, when HYRDA revealed themselves. In true supervillain organization fashion, they just had to put their logo on the Plate Frame.

    Mission Spec EOC Promo Video Released

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

    Mission Spec has released a video promoting their Essentials Only Carrier.

    The EOC fits two medium or large sized shooters cut SAPI armor plates. The 1000 Denier CORDURA constructed carrier utilizes ITW Nexus acetal polymer buckles. All polymer components are nIR treated and/or compliant (excluding Black). All design, testing, and manufacturing is performed in the United States with US sourced components.

    The EOCs rear plate bag can be independently raised to offer better rear armor protection to a wider range of users. Low profile design allows the EOC to be concealed under a light jacket for covert uses.

    The EOC is a plate carrier available in the following patterns: Kryptek, MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, Instructor Red, Black, and M81 Woodland. The EOC is US sourced and produced.

    EOC ‐ missionspec.com/products/essentials‐only‐carrier‐eoc
    Shoulder Savers ‐ missionspec.com/products/shoulder‐savers

    Mission Spec EOC Now Available In Kryptek Patterns And Instructor Red

    Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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    Mission Spec is announcing the addition of Kryptek™ Highlander, Kryptek™ Typhon, and Instructor Red to the available patterns for the Essentials Only Carrier (EOC) and optional (sold separately) Shoulder Savers mkII.

    These additional options include (excluding Instructor Red) pattern matching and licensed Kryptek™ 55301 spec PALS webbing to maintain the patterns consistency.

    The EOC fits two (one front, one rear) medium or large sized shooters cut (e,x)SAPI armor plates. The 1000 Denier CORDURA® constructed carrier utilizes ITW Nexus acetal polymer buckles. All polymer components are nIR treated and/or compliant (excluding black). All design, testing, and manufacturing is performed in the United States with US sourced components.

    The EOCs rear plate bag can be independently raised to offer better rear armor protection to a wider range of users. Low profile design allows the EOC to be concealed under a light jacket for covert uses. The EOC is fully compatible with DKX Max III Polyethylene armor (shooters cut) available at MissionSpec.com.

    Mission Spec Shoulder Savers mkII (sold separately) are also immediately available in the new color and patterns. Both the EOC and Shoulder Savers mkII are covered under the Mission Spec Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    In addition to the new patterns, Ranger Green will be available in approximately 1 week.

    Available for purchase now from Mission Spec:

    EOC ‐ http://missionspec.com/products/essentials‐only‐carrier‐eoc/
    Shoulder Savers ‐ http://missionspec.com/products/shoulder‐savers/

    B-Max Armor Testing Video

    Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    This testing video for Italian company B-Max’s Level III armored plate is pretty standard, until you notice the testing overseer with an open shirt and later without the shirt and with a cigarette in his hand.

    Thanks to Nuno M. for the tip!

    The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    How could UD Replicas possibly top the awesomeness that was the Stormtrooper motorcycle suit? By making a motorcycle Batsuit, that’s how! This Batsuit replica features a motorcycle-grade mesh Cordura base and is made from Grade A cowhide leather with highly-detailed leather molding and form molded hard and soft shell Kevlar details. The jacket sleeves feature fully adjustable leather gauntlets while the gloves feature anti-skid Kevlar. CE Approved Body Armor in forearms/elbow, shoulder and back spine protector is completely removable, as is the lightweight interior lining.

    The run on this fantastic motorcycle suit is even more limited then previous Stormtrooper offering, with only 350 sets available for sale and a price to match: $1564.00 CDN. Note that this is for the entire set; individual components can be purchased as the jacket, pants, gloves, and boots. Sales close August 31st, so those interested better hurry. Even at the price, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these sell out quick.

    UD Replicas – The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

    Revision BATLSKIN now available

    Saturday, May 5th, 2012

    For Your Information and Action:

    IT’S HERE: REVISION’S BATLSKIN SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE   

     

    Essex Junction, VT, USA (May 4, 2012) –   Revision Military, a world leader in protective soldier solutions, announces the much anticipated retail debut of its Batlskin Modular Head Protection System. Designed for use with the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH), the system is now available for purchase by active duty military and Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) within the U.S. and Canada. Initial size offerings accommodate the ACH helmet’s two most common sizes: Medium and Large, with Small and X-Large sizing available this summer. Comprised of the Front Mount, Mandible Guard and Visor, the Batlskin System provides full protection from blunt force, blast and ballistic threats with lightweight wearability for peak performance. 

    “The Batlskin System is a modular solution that lets the soldier armor up or down depending on the imminent threat level. It provides additional, life-saving protection when needed with the ability to quickly doff components once no longer necessary,” explains Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “We’re pleased to extend this level of protection to individual soldiers and law officers who operate in harm’s way.”

     

    Available now, the following ACH-compatible Batlskin components can be purchased at Revision’s online store and through select military retailers across the U.S.: the Batlskin Front Mount (MSRP $89.99); the Batlskin 3-Position Visor (MSRP $279.99); and the Batlskin High-Threat Mandible Guard (MSRP $479.99).

    Batlskin
    Batlskin

    U.S. soldiers don Revision’s Batlskin Head Protection System as part of the 2011 Spiral G exercises which took place at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, GA.

    You may DOWNLOAD the official Batlskin Announcement PDF here and the U.S. Soldier photos here and here

    About the Batlskin Modular Head Protection System:

    Revision’s Batlskin solution uniquely addresses the soldier’s need for a single, integrated head protection system that’s scalable and adaptable to the realities of modern warfare. More specifically, the Batlskin System enables the soldier to “up armor” his basic ACH helmet shell by adding a ballistic visor, mandible guard, or both. This allows the warfighter to adopt the ideal balance between enhanced protection and lethality.

     

    The Batlskin Multipurpose Front Mount is thecornerstone of the Batlskin Head Protection system. It is a robust and lightweight universal NVG mount that triples as the visor dock and mandible guard attachment point. It offers greater stability than current NVG mounts with a 3-point helmet attachment assembly AND it provides the mechanism for mounting advanced protective equipment.

     

    The Batlskin High-Threat Mandible Guard provides lightweight blunt force, blast and ballistic protection for the lower jaw. Its durable, low-profile design is engineered for rapid attachment and removal while on the run. It can be donned with or without the Visor.

     

    The Batlskin Three-Position Visor is an optically correctface shield that can be worn one of three ways from maximum coverage to maximum breathability: locked, vented or up. It is designed to provide maximum field-of-view and can be worn with or without the Mandible Guard. It is scratch, fog and chemical resistant.

    About Revision:

    Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face and head protection and continues to develop its capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the German Federal Defence Force and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Canada. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com, write info@revisionmilitary.com, or call +1 252-288-5805. You can also follow us on Twitter at RevisionPR.

    IT’S HERE: REVISION’S BATLSKIN SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

     

    Essex Junction, VT, USA (May 4, 2012) –   Revision Military, a world leader in protective soldier solutions, announces the much anticipated retail debut of its Batlskin Modular Head Protection System. Designed for use with the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH), the system is now available for purchase by active duty military and Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) within the U.S. and Canada. Initial size offerings accommodate the ACH helmet’s two most common sizes: Medium and Large, with Small and X-Large sizing available this summer. Comprised of the Front Mount, Mandible Guard and Visor, the Batlskin System provides full protection from blunt force, blast and ballistic threats with lightweight wearability for peak performance. 

    “The Batlskin System is a modular solution that lets the soldier armor up or down depending on the imminent threat level. It provides additional, life-saving protection when needed with the ability to quickly doff components once no longer necessary,” explains Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “We’re pleased to extend this level of protection to individual soldiers and law officers who operate in harm’s way.”

     

    Available now, the following ACH-compatible Batlskin components can be purchased at Revision’s online store and through select military retailers across the U.S.: the Batlskin Front Mount (MSRP $89.99); the Batlskin 3-Position Visor (MSRP $279.99); and the Batlskin High-Threat Mandible Guard (MSRP $479.99).

    Batlskin
    Batlskin

    U.S. soldiers don Revision’s Batlskin Head Protection System as part of the 2011 Spiral G exercises which took place at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, GA.

    You may DOWNLOAD the official Batlskin Announcement PDF here and the U.S. Soldier photos here and here

    About the Batlskin Modular Head Protection System:

    Revision’s Batlskin solution uniquely addresses the soldier’s need for a single, integrated head protection system that’s scalable and adaptable to the realities of modern warfare. More specifically, the Batlskin System enables the soldier to “up armor” his basic ACH helmet shell by adding a ballistic visor, mandible guard, or both. This allows the warfighter to adopt the ideal balance between enhanced protection and lethality.

     

    The Batlskin Multipurpose Front Mount is thecornerstone of the Batlskin Head Protection system. It is a robust and lightweight universal NVG mount that triples as the visor dock and mandible guard attachment point. It offers greater stability than current NVG mounts with a 3-point helmet attachment assembly AND it provides the mechanism for mounting advanced protective equipment.

     

    The Batlskin High-Threat Mandible Guard provides lightweight blunt force, blast and ballistic protection for the lower jaw. Its durable, low-profile design is engineered for rapid attachment and removal while on the run. It can be donned with or without the Visor.

     

    The Batlskin Three-Position Visor is an optically correctface shield that can be worn one of three ways from maximum coverage to maximum breathability: locked, vented or up. It is designed to provide maximum field-of-view and can be worn with or without the Mandible Guard. It is scratch, fog and chemical resistant.

    About Revision:

    Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face and head protection and continues to develop its capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the German Federal Defence Force and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Canada. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com or write info@revisionmilitary.com.

    Warrior Labs T&E Project Started

    Monday, March 26th, 2012

    Just an FYI, Warrior Labs is about to do a mixed-product T&E project. They’ve ordered from High Speed Gear, Inc., Off The Grid Concepts LLC and SHELLBACK TACTICAL to organize a “grab and go battle belt and plate carrier.” Review and photos will be forthcoming. You can follow Warrior Laboratories on Facebook or on line.

    The Next Iteration of Combat Armor

    Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

    Special thanks 1MOA Solutions for bringing this ballistic upgrade to our attention. Rumors that Kolt Raynor could kick Mandalore the Preserver‘s ass are unconfirmed, but highly probable.

    “The announcement that the Army is planning to issue Soldiers “Kevlar Underpants” lead to some comments concerning how far the military will go to armor dismounted troops. We’ve already seen the infamous DAPS and “nut flap” and I say that’s skip all that BS and do it right. Mandalorian armor for everyone. Yeah, that’s right…Boba Fett style. I’ve got mine already!” -Adam

    The Mandalorians wear the finest armor blood can buy.” Count Dooku

    Tactical Fanboy: Mandalorian Armor in the field with ODA 501

     

     

    For Valentine’s Day: the Bulletproof Thong

    Monday, February 13th, 2012

    Nothing says I love you like a bulletproof thong. (They also have bulletproof wraps and regular bulletproof bikinis, if she doesn’t like dental floss defining her ass.) Note: absent the documentation of a proper ballistic test, we wouldn’t recommend you wear these skivvies to a gunfight.

    Hat tip to Predator Intelligence Blog!

    Here’s their video:

    US PALM does feminine protection

    Friday, January 27th, 2012

    This load-bearing kit redefines feminine protection.

     

    Thanks to US PALM for sharing this on their Facebook page and feel free to go LIKE ’em. Then tell ’em Tactical Fanboy sent you.

    Hat tip to the Mad Duo for letting us know.

    Extreme Gear Labs: The Micro Melly PC

    Monday, December 26th, 2011

    After the popularity of their Kiddie Plate Carrier (KPC), Extreme Gear Labs has released the Micro Melly PC. This itty bitty operator sized plate carrier, with foam SAPI plate insert, are sewn identically to real plate carriers except for scale (and they’re set up so they won’t actually accept plates, to prevent any accidents on the part of the phenomenally stupid). It was immediately described as

    Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

    Operator kitted out in the Micro Melly from EDL

    “better than a MultiCam onsie” once pictures were released. The exact amount of load capacity at this point is unknown and is likely dependent upon the size of the operator. Potential loadouts are projected to include a spare bottle, tactical bink (the word pacifier cannot be used to refer to gear like this), an emergency dash of baby powder and definitely some non permissive environment suitable butt wipes. There is a drag handle in the event of an exigent situation after cribside brawls.

     

    Like the EGL Kiddo Plate Carrier, the Micro Melly is multi-Nerf hit rated.

    Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

    The Micro Melly from Extreme Designs Labs

    Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

    Rear view of the Micro Melly, with drag handle.

    Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

    Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

    Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

    Side view of Micro Melly: pistol mags for size comparison...hand sanitizer or butt wipes are a more likely loadout.