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2011 Safariland Press Releases

July 29, 2011
PROTECH® Adds New Ballistic Package for Side-Opening Style Tactical Vest

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). Designed to fit all PROTECH® side-opening style carriers, the MR01 Type IIIA features the advanced hybrid technology of both Twaron® Micro-laminate and Honeywell® Gold Shield® ballistic materials and utilizes advanced stitching for enhanced performance.

June 15, 2011
Team Safariland Members Doug Koenig and Rob Leatham Win Big at 2011 NRA Bianchi Cup

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, proudly congratulates Team Safariland members for their wins at this year’s MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship. Doug Koenig placed 1st overall in the Open Division; Rob Leatham placed 1st in the Production Division; Mike Voigt finished strong at 3rd overall in the Open Division. Additionally, the Team Safariland ladies won big this year with two 1st place wins and a 3rd place win overall. The 32nd annual event was held in Columbia, Mo., May 25 – 28.

May 09, 2011
New Bianchi Leather Pocket Piece Holster for the Concealment Market

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of a new Bianchi® pocket holster, the Model 152 Pocket Piece™, offering a specific firearm fit and a unique “Vertical Assist” finger pad to help facilitate the draw from the pocket. This full grain leather design is offered for small frame revolvers and semiautomatics.

May 09, 2011
Safariland Introduces Open Top Holster for the New Taser X2 Electronic Discharge Weapon

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released the Model 5122 EDW Open Top Holster with Belt Clip, an all-new compact duty holster design featuring open top access with trigger guard retention for the recently released Taser® X2™ electronic discharge weapon.

April 29, 2011
Defense Technology® Brand Releases New Direct Impact and eXact iMpact Extended Range Specialty Impact Munitions

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced the release of five new Specialty Impact models in its Defense Technology® brand. Designed for corrections officers and tactical teams, these point-of-aim/point-of-impact 40 mm rounds offer high accuracy and blunt impact with an extended range payload delivery. This family of munitions is readily identified by its black base, distinguishable even in low light conditions.

April 26, 2011
New Bianchi Leather Holster for the Concealment Market

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the Bianchi® Model 101 Foldaway™ holster, a brand new design for semiautomatic handguns. This simple, yet innovative holster essentially turns the exterior of a belt into the interior of a holster, allowing for an extremely compact, concealable carry for a handgun.

April 22, 2011
PROTECH Launches New Body Bunker Breacher Shield

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the PROTECH® Body Bunker® Breacher Type IIIA shield. The shield was developed to meet the ballistic needs of entry teams in scenarios using explosives.

April 20, 2011
Safariland Introduces the New Second Chance Monarch Series with the MR01

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the resurgence of the Monarch™ Series, another legacy name in the Second Chance® family of concealable body armor. The successful compliance testing of the model MR01 is our first product line offered under the Second Chance® Monarch® Series.

April 06, 2011
Safariland Adds Another NIJ-06 Female Model to Its ABA Xtreme Armor Line

The XT01F Type IIIA is part of the ABA® Xtreme® Series of concealable armor. With the previous release of the Type II, the XT01F Type IIIA is the latest additional NIJ-06 compliant, female armor model to be added to this brand. Tested against the .357 SIG and .44 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the XT01F Type IIIA is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates high performance Gold Shield®, Curv® (solid) technology and covered dart technology. The XT01F Type IIIA provides increased performance during edge shots and substantial reduction of blunt trauma in a ballistic event, without compromising comfort female officers desire.

March 23, 2011
Safariland Adds HP01F Type II to its NIJ-06 Compliant Armor Models of ABA Xtreme Products

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) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The HP01F Type II is part of the ABA® Xtreme® Series of concealable armor. With the previous release of the XT01F Type II, the HP01F Type II is the second NIJ-06 compliant, female armor model to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9 mm & .357 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the HP01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology, vertical and horizontal Geometric™ technology, and state-of-the-art materials such as Curv® (framing) and Dyneema®. The HP01F Type II provides increased trauma protection and exceptional ballistic performance.

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