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The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announces two new Safariland hard armour products: the PROTECH® Tactical Hi-Viz Shield – a clear type IIIA shield offering see-through visibility for the officer – and a 1.2in thin PROTECH DT206C stand-alone type III hard armour plate for stopping the most prevalent rifle rounds on the market, the company says.

The Safariland Group introduces this at SHOT Show at the Safariland booth #12762.

We’re continually working to offer innovative and essential products for law enforcement professionals,” says Todd Mackler, Vice President Hard Armor for Safariland. “The Hi-Viz Shield offers life-saving ballistic coverage by providing maximum visibility, critical when approaching blind spots such as vehicle windows, doors and searching attics. The DT206C plate offers thinness in a price-competitive product and has the capacity to stop M855 Green Tip rounds, which many type III plates can’t stop.”

Safariland’s Hi-Viz Shield models are made of a polycarbonate composite for clear visibility and allow officers to see threats from a wide perspective vs. a small viewport. NIJ 0108.01 compliant, the Hi-Viz Shield provides ballistic coverage for the critical head, neck and upper chest area and stops 9mm and .44 Magnum LSWCGC rounds for five impacts. The design features a corner radius and is equipped with ambidextrous horizontal grips.

The Hi-Viz Shield is offered in three sizes/cuts: 1224, 1224T (both 12x24in) and 924 (9x24in) and is available February.

The DT206C plate is a high-performing, lightweight, type III stand-alone plate, effective even against the increasingly common M855 Green Tip (SS109) round. Competitively priced, the DT206C plate is made from a ceramic/PE composite, has a multi-curve design and is just 1.2in thin. A NIJ 0101.06 type III certified plate, the DT206C can defeat six rounds of the most prevalent ammunition on the market including the M80, MSC, M193 and the M855 Green Tip (SS1109).

The Hi-Viz Shield (shown) and DT206C stand-alone plate are on display at the Safariland Group booth #12762 throughout SHOT Show 2019. (Photo: Safariland)

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