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KF Armory MIB2S demo at USASOC Sniper Comp

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Alpharetta, Ga., March 17, 2018 ? KF Armory, LLC, is a proud supporter of United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and will exhibit the Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barrier System (MIB²S) at the USASOC 9th Annual International Sniper Competition.  Attendees are invited to come visit the KF Armory Sponsorship table and the on-range live fire vendor display located on Range 37 on March 22nd and 23rd.


The MIB²S defeats up to .50 Caliber BMG Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (APIT) and in recent Department of Defense testing successfully stopped multiple MK 211 .50 Caliber Raufoss rounds and multiple RPG-7 HE Fragmentary rounds.  The MIB²S was designed for maximum force protection with easy assembly, disassembly, and extreme durability. The MIB²S is the ideal solution for creating a man portable, rapidly deployable (and re?deployable), fire retardant, multi-hit ballistic barrier system for military, law enforcement, operational, and safety requirements. For more information about MIB²S please visit

“We are honored to showcase our revolutionary ballistic defense system to USASOC. Our goal is to offer unmatched capability and versatility, which we feel will ultimately save lives.” said Tony Dill, Senior Vice President for Business Development, and Government Solutions for KF Armory.

KF Armory provides world class support, training and consulting services to Military, Law Enforcement, and civilian clients. KF Armory is a stocking dealer of firearms, NFA firearms, ballistic products, accessories and ammunition. For more information about KF Armory and their products, please visit For any inquiries regarding MIB²S, please contact Tony Dill at

Honeywell Spectra Shield Material Helps Reduce Weight Of Ballistic Handheld Shields By As Much As 20 Percent

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Safariland’s breakthrough design is the first of its kind to install lens caps directly into ballistic shields, enabling lighter weight without sacrificing protection



MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., March 13, 2018 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Safariland Group is using Honeywell Spectra Shield® in a breakthrough new design that changes the way ballistic glass is installed in ballistic handheld shields. The resulting shields can be up to 20 percent lighter. Safariland is introducing the new design in its new X Series line of lightweight ballistic shields, sold under its PROTECH Tactical brand.

Handheld shields have a lens cap, also known as a viewing window, made from ballistic glass. It is typically installed into a frame that is then bolted into the shield. Using Spectra Shield, Safariland is able to integrate the lens cap directly into the rest of the shield. This streamlined design eliminates points of weakness that arise from the traditional bulky frame system such as drill holes and seam lines. The result is better ballistic integrity with as much as 20 percent less weight. Traditional ballistic handheld shields can weigh more than 20 pounds.

“When we challenged ourselves to design a lighter ballistic shield for our law enforcement customers, we knew we had to use Honeywell Spectra Shield because it was the most optimal material to help us meet our goals,” said Todd Mackler, Vice President, Armor, Safariland. “Our innovative X Series Lightweight Shields remove common structural weakness points without sacrificing ballistic protection, ensuring that we continue to protect our men and women in uniform while helping to lighten their load. We are excited to offer this latest result from our extensive collaboration with the Honeywell Spectra team.”

Safariland supplies protective equipment to law enforcement personnel in the U.S. and around the world. The PROTECH Tactical line of hard and soft armor products includes ballistic tactical vests, shields, armor plates, helmets and other accessories.

“Demand for Spectra Shield continues to grow as it consistently proves to be the best material for the world’s most advanced armor products,” said Sanjay Sharma, Vice President and General Manager, Packaging and Composites, at Honeywell. “Customers choose Spectra Shield for its unique, mission-critical benefits: best-in-class ballistic performance, while being lightweight, strong and comfortable. They know that our team is dedicated to providing application expertise and support to help them realize their designs, resulting in innovative products such as the new X Series Lightweight Shields.”

Pound for pound, Spectra is 15 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float. It has up to 60 percent greater strength than alternate aramid fiber. Spectra fiber is made from ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene using a patented gel-spinning process. It is used to create Spectra Shield, an advanced ballistic-resistant composite material. Honeywell’s Shield technology is a patented Honeywell process designed to optimize the ballistic performance characteristics of Spectra, as well as for aramid fiber in Gold Shield® materials.

Spectra Shield and Gold Shield products have been widely adopted and proven for the most advanced armor applications globally, from bullet-resistant vests, breast plates and helmets to combat vehicles and military aircraft – all of which require lightweight solutions and superior performance.

Honeywell maintains an active Spectra fiber and ballistic materials research program focused on continuous improvement and development of high-performance materials. For more information about Spectra fiber, visit

Enforce Tac 18 – TPG Black

Friday, March 9th, 2018

TPG Black is Tactical Pro Gear’s Made in USA line. In fact, it’s all made right there in Boynton Beach, FL. At Enforce Tac they showed their new Rapid Deployment Plate Carrier, the RDPC1.

It incorporates 3 built in magazine slots at the front as well as an Admin pocket.

The shoulder and waist attachments are their new SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) Buckles. The vest is available with the full cummerbund seen here featuring built in armor panels, or an elastic version with built in mag pockets.

Last chance to get Early Bird pricing for the Raine Bridger

Friday, February 23rd, 2018


Last chance to get Early Bird pricing for the Bridger™. The Kickstarter ends this Friday (2/23) at Midnight.

Link to Purchase the Bridger™:

Full Project Overview @ Kickstarter Link:

Contact Raine at for questions.


The Strandhögg plate carrier pictured in this post and the video is made by Firstspear, LLC and the Bridger™ products are made by Raine, Inc with Tubes™. FirstSpear®, Tubes™, 6/12™ and 6/9™ are trademarks of FirstSpear, LLC. Products shown with these trademarks are built with FirstSpear Technology™.

Bridger™ products are patent pending (US and International).

USMC Plate Carrier Gen III

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The Marine Corps developed this Gen III design for their Plate Carrier and is currently working through the wickets to get it into production.

Look for lots of new equipment for the Marine Infantryman in the near future.

Raine Inc’s Kickstarter Project Ends Soon

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

You guys made it happen, the Bridger™ Kickstarter is 137% funded with 10 days left before the Kickstarter ends!


There are still a few early birds left for purchase on the Kickstarter and we added an option to purchase two Bridgers, as requested, for those that want to run them on the left and right cummerbund for full coverage.

Early Birds are $59 plus shipping and MSRP for the Bridger will be $79 after all the early birds are gone (Shipping $7 for US and $31 for international).

Link to Kickstarter.

We’ve had several requests to make a video with an overview of the Bridger™ and how it attaches to a FirstSpear® Tubes™ cummerbund.

We are currently accepting new projects (Licensing and Manufacturing opportunities) for companies interested in integrating the Bridger™ system into their vests, plate carriers, chest rigs, hunting, and outdoor product lines and new dealers interested in selling the Bridger™.

Contact us at for further info.

The Strandhögg plate carrier pictured in this post and the video is made by Firstspear, LLC and the Bridger™ products are made by Raine, Inc with Tubes™. FirstSpear®, Tubes™, 6/12™ and 6/9™ are trademarks of FirstSpear, LLC. Products shown with these trademarks are built with FirstSpear Technology™.

Bridger™ products are patent pending (US and International).

New Beez Combat Systems Custom Body Armor Carrier Form

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The new Custom Body Armor Carrier Form includes the following :

-Custom GRID (laser cut)

-cummerbund attachment systems – First Spear Tubes or ROC80

-3Dmesh or HEXCEL

If you need a custom Plate Carrier or Body Armor Carrier, send us an email. We will see if we can make it happen.

For more info click here.

SHOT Show 18 – Velocity Systems Scarab DLX

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The Scarab DLX is the latest addition to the popular Scarab armor carrier line From Velocity Systems.

As you can see, it is SwiftClip compatible. But also, front and rear, the vest utilizes Trilor Grid. It is PALS compatible and the triangular shape is stronger than standard slots. Additionally, it displaced more weight than standard laser cut slots. This full carrier only weighs 1.5 lbs dry.

It incorporates their patented swivel shoulder system.

However, the biggest thing about the Scarab DLX is the internal suspension system which is adjustable by the user for the amount of stand off from the body.

The mesh suspension offers cooling properties as well as an air gap between the armor and body. This air gap can really mean the difference when shot. It has resulted in up to 56% reduction in back face deformation during NIJ testing.