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2010 Safariland Press Releases

June 15, 2010
Team Safariland Member Doug Koenig Wins NRA Bianchi Cup Pistol Tournament

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, congratulates Team Safariland member Doug Koenig for winning his 12th Bianchi Cup title with a clean score of 1920-179x. Koenig was the only competitor to clean the match this year. Further, Safariland sponsored shooters Robert Vadasz, of the U.S. Border Patrol, won the Metallic division, and Kyle Schmidt, of Tempe PD, won the Production division. Three other team members, John Pride, Mike Voigt and Scott Carnahan, finished in the top 20.

June 01, 2010
New model from Safariland™ ABA® Xtreme® Series offers competitive performance and price

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released an additional armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The XT01 Type II is part of the ABA®, Xtreme Series of concealable armor. Tested against the 9mm & .357 mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the XT01 Type II is a hybrid armor design that combines the high performance of Honeywell® Gold Shield® ballistic material with Twaron® Microlaminate for enhanced ballistic and chemical resistance. The combination of these materials provides reliable protection against a wide array of threats, while also offering an enhanced degree of flexibility.

April 09, 2010
All New Safariland Training for Female Officers

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announces the debut of the latest offering from the Safariland Training Group, the Female Officer Survival Training Tactics course, which is available immediately. This four-day course, developed by female law enforcement officers, provides female officers the skills to confidently engage and thwart lethal threatening situations. Highlights of the course include improved firearms accuracy, advanced gun fighting skills, defensive tactics specific to the female officer, and improving tactical decision-making skills through scenario-based training.

April 08, 2010
Safariland Updated Popular Defense Technology™ First Defense® OC Aerosol Line

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the updated Defense Technology™ line of its popular aerosol products. The updated products include a change to a more consistent measurement of the irritant, unique color-banded packaging, and revised formulation of certain models to broaden the offering of the family of OC products in varying intensity levels.

April 08, 2010
Team Safariland Takes Gold at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, proudly congratulates Team Safariland on its gold medal winning performance at the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun in Mesa, Arizona. The three-day event was held from March 25-28 and included over 300 shooters. It is the first event of the 3-Gun National Tournament Series. Team Safariland member Mike Voigt won the Open Class using the new Safariland ELS accessory and holster mounting system. The Model 032 ELS Competition Belt with mounting holes is the foundation for this system, allowing attachment of the ELS System forks and plates. Once attached, accessories can be placed in virtually any location and angle on the belt.

March 22, 2010
New model from the Safariland™ Second Chance® Prism® Series provides combined stab and ballistic protection

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The MT21 Type II/Spike 2 provides combined ballistic and stab protection, and is the second multi-threat armor model added to the Second Chance, Prism Series. In addition to meeting the compliance test requirements for NIJ-06 Type II ballistic protection, the model has met compliance testing in accordance with NIJ Standard-0115.00 at protection level 2 against strike energy of 24.3 ft lbf (33 Joules) for spike protection. The MT21 was designed to incorporate breakthrough technologies such as Curv® technology in a solid application, along with advanced Twaron Microflex® spike-resistant material and Honeywell® Gold Shield® ballistic-resistant material.

March 04, 2010
Safariland Adds Two New NIJ Standard-0101.06 Models to its Family of Armor Solutions: SM01 II and IIIA

New models from the Safariland™ Second Chance® Summit™ Series and the PROTECH® Tactical series offer concealable and tactical ballistic protection. The SM01 Type II and Type IIIA are part of the Second Chance, Summit Series for concealable armor. Additionally, PROTECH Tactical will be featuring the SM01 Type IIIA as the primary armor model available across its full range of side-opening style tactical vests.

February 26, 2010
MN01: New Body Armor Model added to Second Chance® Monarch® Series

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The release of the MN01 Type IIA introduces the Monarch Series as part of the Second Chance brand. The MN01, tested against the 9mm & .40 cal. threats, is an affordable solution that provides comfort and performance within a Type IIA vest.

February 10, 2010
Safariland Introduces Space-Saving Double and Triple Mag Pouches for Duty and Tactical Use

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of four new slimline-style magazine pouch models designed to carry the magazines on their edge to save space on crowded duty belts. Offered in both open top and covered models, these pouches carry magazines in a space much slimmer than traditional-style magazine pouches.

February 10, 2010
Safariland Adds Four New Handcuff Models to its Quality Line of Handcuffs

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, introduces four new handcuff models to its full line of restraints. Two Steloy models, that are 40% lighter and 17% larger than standard handcuffs, and two new solid-bar, rigid-style handcuffs.

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