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2013 Safariland Press Releases

March 25, 2013
The Safariland Group Acquires Mustang Survival

The Safariland Group (the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of protective products and equipment primarily for law enforcement and the military, has acquired Mustang Survival and its related entities, Mustang Survival Inc. and Mustang Survival Mfg., Inc. (collectively, “Mustang Survival”).

March 19, 2013
Safariland/Kona Team Members excel at XTERRA World Championships Now on Air

Safariland® announced today that Team Safariland members Dave and Jodi Ruby, multi triathlon-champions, competed on their Kona® 29er bikes at the 2012 XTERRA World Championships which will be televised on several stations throughout the US from March through June. Dave Ruby was on the podium as the first American male to victory and placed fifth place overall in the male 50-54 division while Jodi also stood on the podium placing fifth overall in the female 50-54 division.

March 18, 2013
New TSI Family of Type IIIA Shields Launched by Protech® Tactical

PROTECH® Tactical is pleased to announce the expansion of its line of ballistic shields with the introduction of the TSI family of type IIIA shields. These new shields are available in three sizes, 20” x 34”, 24” x 36” and 20” x 48”, and feature a flat design with a low-profile, ambidextrous collapsible handle for easy storage. The TSI shields feature a 4” x 10” multi-layered polycarbonate ballistic viewport with a 100% aramid ballistic shield design and durable 1000-denier Cordura® nylon outer skin. The combination of these materials makes the TSI family of shields extremely lightweight and affordable.

March 13, 2013
Safariland Ballistics International Enters European Market with Concealable Body Armor

The Safariland Group announced today the decision to launch a new brand of concealable body armor specifically designed for the international market – “Safariland Ballistics International” (SBI). With nearly 40 years of experience in manufacturing body armor for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, the SBI brand will deliver quality and performance-engineered body armor to countries throughout the European market.

March 05, 2013
The Safariland Group Completes Acquisition of Certain Assets of Arveka TGS UAB

The Safariland Group (the “Company”) through UAB Safariland International (“Safariland International”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Safariland, LLC, has acquired certain body armor and personal protection equipment assets from Arveka TGS UAB (“Arveka TGS”).

February 26, 2013
Bianchi® Announces New Fits for Popular Professional™ Series Holsters

Bianchi® announced today that it has released several new gun fits for its Model 100 Professional™ and Model 100T Professional™ Tuckable holsters. With the increased popularity of smaller concealed carry handguns, these holsters are now being offered for the Ruger LC9 and LC9 with Crimson Trace® Laserguard®, the Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD™ and the Springfield XD-S™ in both 9mm and .45 caliber.

January 15, 2013
ABA® Introduces Its Thinnest and Lightest Series of Armor Solutions with Exclusive Materials

ABA® announced today that it has released several models in its Xtreme® SX ballistic package - a cutting-edge series of armor designs with the use of proprietary materials from Honeywell. This SX family of armor solutions features the newest generation of Honeywell Spectra Shield®, a composite material made with high-strength, lightweight Spectra® fiber. By incorporating these materials, the SX offers unmatched performance and comfort. The SX combines comfort, flexibility and durability along with uncompromised protection, while also integrating aramid materials in its hybrid design.

January 15, 2013
New Side-Opening and Customizable CAV™ Tactical Vest Launched by PROTECH® Tactical

PROTECH® Tactical expands its premier line of carriers with the introduction of the side-opening CAV™ (Core Assault Vest). The new design focus for the CAV core platform creates a high-speed carrier that combines the standard desirable features required by tactical teams with the ability to customize the vest based on individual preferences. In addition, the CAV is manufactured utilizing a streamlined and efficient design that reduces material waste translating into a cost-savings to the end user without any compromise to performance.

January 15, 2013
Safariland® Launches New Series of Holsters with Cordura® Nylon Finish That Provide a Low Signature to Infrared Lighting

Safariland® announced today the introduction of a new Cordura® nylon wrap finish on some of its most popular holster models. Offered in a variety of colors and prints, the development of this new finish combines genuine SafariLaminate™ thermal-molded construction with a rugged Cordura® nylon covering. In addition to providing a low signature to infrared lighting, this new development allows for textured patterns not previously available on precisely fit, molded holsters to be incorporated into the design.

January 15, 2013
Scientific-Based Tests to Identify Bath Salt Use in the Field Unveiled by Forensics Source™

Forensics Source™ announced that it has launched a new line of field drug test kits to address the proliferation and criminalization of “bath salts” as controlled substances. These bath salts tests come packaged in a single-use, three-stick test kit configuration that ensures officers have all necessary tests on hand at all times. This cost effective solution is now available in both NIK® and ODV™ brand variants to complement our other colorimetric drug test kit lines.

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