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2005 Safariland Press Releases

December 07, 2005
Hatch Disturbance Control Gear Now Offered With New Hydration System

New for its 2006 line-up Hatch introduces the HUEX100 Hydration Reservoir and Sleeve for compatible use with both its Centurion™ (CPX2500) and ExoTech™ (EXO1000) disturbance control chest gear. This system, the Model HUEX100 consists of a 70 ounce capacity Nalgene® reservoir that is both taste-free and odor-free and also features a patented non-leak bite valve. It comes complete with a durable black 600 denier woven sleeve for insulation and protection of the bladder.

November 08, 2005
Introducing the First Evidence Box With a Window

EVI-PAQ®, a brand of Armor Forensics and provider of solutions to the everyday problems of real-life crime scene field work, has introduced the first evidence box with a window that allows users to view evidence without altering the chain of custody or unsealing the items.

November 08, 2005
Evi-Paq Introduces Bullet Catcher with Removable Grate

EVI-PAQ® is pleased to introduce an updated and improved bullet catcher. The latest version includes a removable grate and welded, non-removable feet to ensure the highest stability.

August 06, 2005
Doug Koenig Adds Another Masters Championship

Shooting in good conditions, Koenig won the event by a considerable margin over second place finisher Bruce Piatt. Koenig also won each of the three events of the match with a score of 41 in the Long Range Pistol Event; a score of 36 in the Precision Event; and a time of 21.52 in the Action Event. Koenig’s remarkable string of victories at the Masters Championship is, in his words, the result of “hard work and knowledge of how to train properly for the match.” Koenig remarked, “many people think I come here and take home the automatic victory. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

June 14, 2005
New Armor Forensics Catalog Offers Specialized Range of New and Existing Products

The highly anticipated Armor Forensics 2005 catalog is now available and features specialized new products, ranging from new latent print powders to highly specialized lab instrumentation.

May 24, 2005
Doug Koenig Wins Ninth National Action Pistol Championship

Doug Koenig, widely regarded as the world's best all-around shooter, won his sixth straight National Action Pistol Championship (Bianchi Cup) at the Green Valley Range in Columbia, MO. The Bianchi Cup is considered to be the most difficult precision pistol matches in the world and it is also one of the most prestigious prizes in competitive shooting.

May 14, 2005
Pride Awarded #1 Auto Shooter in California Governor's 20

Detective John Pride (LAPD, ret.) of Team Safariland & Armor Holdings, Inc., was awarded Number One Auto Shooter for 2004 in the California Governor's 20. The annual Awards Banquet was held on May 14th, 2005 in Sacramento, California. Pride's average for 10 matches was 1490 points out of a possible 1500 points for each event. He was also presented with a California State Senate Resolution for this accomplishment.

February 09, 2005
Armor Forensics Announced the Availability of Mushroom Reagent

Armor Forensics is pleased to announce the availability of a proven reagent used to presumptively detect the presence of Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug found in certain types of mushrooms.

January 25, 2005
Safariland® Expands Carbon Fiber Look

Once exclusively available to competitive shooters, the SAFARILAND® Carbon Fiber Look has been expanded to the Concealment market. With its sleek stylish good looks the Carbon Fiber Look finish and its tough SAFARI-LAMINATE™ package offer steel-tough protection for your gun and accessories.

January 25, 2005
SAFARILAND™ Introduces Super Duty™ & Super Duty™ Tactical

SAFARILAND™ introduces Super Duty™ and Super Duty™ Tactical finish, accessories so strong they are virtually unbreakable. By using a revolutionary injection molded process to produce SUPER DUTY™, SAFARILAND™ design engineers can insure an officer maximum comfort while maintaining a professional appearance.