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TYR Tactical Tuesday – Ballistic Shield System

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Last week we gave you a sneak peek of TYR Tactical’s Ballistic Shield System. It’s now time to provide some details.

For the past year or so, TYR has been at work developing hard armor ballistic plates as well as a dolly system. In all, there are four new products.

TYR Tactical® 18”x33” Rapid Response CQB Ballistic Shield
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Features & Specifications:
-Weight: 14.9 lbs.
-NIJ 0108.01 Level 3 Compliant – 7.62 x 51 mm, 149 gr, FMJ NATO Ball (M80 Ball)
-Forearm Pad
-Carry Bag
-Fixed Handle
-Special Threats: 7.62 x 39 MSC 123 gr

TYR Tactical® 24”x36” Rapid Response Ballistic Shield
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Features & Specifications:
-Weight: 20.8 lbs.
-NIJ 0108.01 Level 3 Compliant – 7.62 x 51 mm, 149 gr, FMJ NATO Ball (M80 Ball)
-Forearm Pad
-Carry Bag
-Fixed Handle
-Special Threats: 7.62 x 39 MSC 123 gr

Patent Pending TYR Tactical® Multi-hit Level 4 Shield Applique
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Features & Specifications:
-Weight: 21 lbs.
-Thickness: .425”
-NIJ 0108.01 tested to Level 4 threats 7.62 x 63 166 gr (APM2)
-Special Threat Testing:
• 7.62 x 39 API
• 7.62 x 63 AP M2
• 7.62 x 54R B32

Patent Pending TYR Tactical® Ballistic Shield Dolly
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This system provides both load carriage and unmatched ballistic protection. The center armor panel covers the ballistic gap on both sides of the Dolly. Bolt holes on the armor panel are offset from the ballistic gap to reduce the possibility of penetration.

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Features & Specifications:
-Constructed out of high-strength, lightweight aluminum
-Telescoping frame to accommodate up to two shields
-Removable rear wheel
-Two wheel configuration allows for 360° movement.
-Dolly is self-supported in the two wheel configuration by resting on the lower shield
Center armor panel reinforces the connection area where the upper and lower shields meet.
-Telescoping, pull pin, shield handle bracket for multiple shield sizes
-Two rubberized dolly handles
-Padded shield rest
-Three removable heavy duty wheels
-Matte black powder coat finish
-Two Wheel Configuration Wt. 28.7 lbs.
-Three Wheel Configuration Wt. 37 lbs.

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7 Responses to “TYR Tactical Tuesday – Ballistic Shield System”

  1. jack says:

    What I’m still struggling to understand is why most US companies will stick to horizontal handle bar design. This has to be one of the less biomechanics friendly way to carry heavy weight with one hand.
    Otherwise the system looks good. The general idea has been implemented for a good decade in other parts of the world but that particular Dolly design is pretty slick.

    • SSD says:

      What would you prefer?

      • jack says:

        In my experience, inverted U shaped handle works best for left, right or two handed carry. Granted it takes up more space and adds up a bit more weight than an horizontal handle, but it allows a 45ish degree angle on the forearm instead of a straight 90° that will refrain the user from eventually canting the shield outwards.

      • TM says:

        45 degree handles.

  2. jack says:

    In my experience, inverted U shaped handle is what works best for left, right and two handed carry. Granted it will use up more space and add a bit more weight than an horizontal handle bar, but it will allow for a 45ish degrees angle on the forearm that will help refrain the user from eventually canting the shield outwards when fatigue sets in.

  3. Something says:

    I just want to say having used this shield I definitely recommend a better way to hold/carry it. Users would typically put a hand in one corner or the other and cant the shield sideways to reduce muscle fatigue. Obviously it would require testing but the above comments seem like a better solution. I understand that they have the straight handlebars because they are used to mount the shield to the cart. However I’d rather have an overdesigned cart than an unwieldy shield without it.

    Perhaps a single mounting point fixed to the shield with multiple removable handles available for different uses?

    Overall great product though. Ballistic performance is unreal.