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Angel Armor Launches The RISE Uniform Carrier Featuring All-Day Rifle Protection

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

FORT COLLINS, CO. — August 12, 2019 — Angel Armor unveiled the RISE Uniform Carrier (R.U.C.) offering all-day rifle protection in a classic uniform appearance with color matching materials available in load-bearing or Class B configuration. Developed using Angel Armor’s QuadCore Attachment System — an innovative weight distribution technology — it is the most advanced external armor carrier available.

“R.U.C. stays true to the classic RISE DNA with all-day rifle protection,” says Josh Richardson, co-founder of Angel Armor. “Similar to RISE 2.0, R.U.C. uses premium materials and construction methods for years of service in the field while offering extensive features to help officers conduct daily tasks with ease while being comfortable and maintaining a professional appearance.”

The R.U.C. is custom fitted to each officer and is available in a variety of colors.


? Durable 500 Denier CORDURA® nylon water repellent shell

? Premium moisture wicking, antimicrobial mesh lining for evaporative cooling and odor management

? RISE ballistic panel shoulder strap pass through to prevent armor from shifting and curling

? Fully adjustable sides using QuadCore Attachment System™ for superior vest securement and market-leading weight distribution

? Back to front adaptable locking belt cover using Fidlock® magnetic SNAPS with secondary Velcro® attachment for improved appearance and additional storage options with dual hidden utility pockets on select sizes

? Front and rear internal bottom loading rifle plate pockets suspended at shoulders with vertical adjustment accommodating multiple plate sizes

? Discreet internal YKK® zippers for easy panel and plate insertion

? Large hidden front pocket with ambidextrous YKK® zipper access

? Load-bearing option offers MOLLE compatible low profile laser cut PALS webbing at front, rear, and belt cover made of CENTURION™, an exceptionally durable and tear resistant color matching composite fabric from Honeywell™

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US Secret Service Adopts Glock 19 MOS Gen 5 in 9mm

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Earlier today in an internal message to the Secret Service, Director James Murray announced the adoption of the same technology as recently selected by the US Customs and Border Protection, the 9mm Glock 19 MOS Gen 5.

Everyone in Secret Service, including uniformed division members, will be issued the G19 MOS Gen 5 9mm to replace their current SIG 229 pistol in .357.

Additionally, SOD will issue the G47 MOS Gen 5 and G26 Gen 5 in 9mm.

Members will receive new equipment training and be issued the new sidearm along with Pistol light and Holster.

The weapons will be purchased off of the CBP contract and transition will be completed by 2021.

Milwaukee Police Department Transitions to SIG SAUER P320 as Official Duty Pistol

Friday, July 19th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 18, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the City of Milwaukee Police Department is transitioning to the SIG SAUER P320, 9mm pistol as their official duty firearm. The Milwaukee Police Department is a municipal police force comprised of seven districts with approximately 1,800 sworn officers.

“We chose the SIG SAUER P320 as the official duty firearm for the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department based on the pistol’s superior performance, accuracy, and dependability throughout our rigorous testing process,” began Chief Alfonso Morales, Milwaukee Police Department.  “During this transition we are finding that our officers appreciate the ability to choose their grip size based on the modularity of the P320, and we are seeing the positive effects of this comfort in higher qualifying scores overall.  Our transition to the SIG SAUER P320 has been seamless, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our decision to make it the official duty pistol of the Milwaukee Police Department.” 

The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing.  The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

“SIG SAUER is honored to earn the trust of the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department through their selection of the SIG SAUER P320 Pistol as their official duty pistol,” added Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER Inc.  “The unprecedented modularity of the P320 will serve this large department, with a diverse group of officers, well into the future, and we look forward to developing a long partnership with the Milwaukee Police Department.”

The SIG SAUER P320 pistols for the Milwaukee Police Department are being distributed through Streicher’s, Milwaukee, WI. 

Point Blank Enterprises Announces Reserve and Auxiliary Officers Can Now Upgrade Their Armor Protection Through the National Reserve Officer Program

Monday, July 15th, 2019

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 15, 2019 — Point Blank Enterprises (“PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions announces a program for Reserve and Auxiliary law enforcement officers to purchase soft body armor, rifle protection plates and complete active shooter kits at deeply discounted prices, directly through the National Reserve Officer Program.

The body armor systems available through Point Blank’s National Reserve Officer Program meet the company’s stringent quality control standards and have the standard 5 year ballistic warranty from the time of purchase. The program includes a variety of ballistic systems including select NIJ .06 Level IIA, II, and IIIA models. Now, with the addition of hard armor plates, Reserve and Auxiliary officers can enhance the protective capabilities of their body armor and have access to more options than ever before.

“Many reserve and auxiliary officers receive equipment from their policing agency, including body armor.  But, many reserves and auxiliaries are required to purchase at least some of their own gear,” said Dr. Ross Wolf, president of the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance.  “This National Reserve Officer Program through Point Blank allows volunteers and part time police to have access to the protective gear that is necessary to perform their important role in communities.”  

“The success of this program allows us to now expand the offerings to include hard armor plates and associated carriers,” stated Hoyt Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales at Point Blank Enterprises. “We conceived this program with the goal of ensuring that every reserve officer has access to the best protective armor solutions in the industry so that they can perform their function as effectively and safely as possible.”

In order to qualify for the program, Reserve Officers can visit the Point Blank website at and sign up to initiate the verification process. The simple purchasing process allows officers to select their desired NIJ .06 threat level, ballistic model, appropriate size and carrier color (black or navy). Upon placing their order, the Reserve Officer can expect delivery in 10 business days, if not sooner.

Blue Force Gear Passes Price Savings To Customers

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Blue Force Gear passes savings generated from production automation and volume efficiencies to customers with a substantial price reduction.

MARCO Green, Red & Blue are now $49.95 per unit

MARCO IR is now $99.99 per unit (only available to Military/Law Enforcement)

Envisioned after many wasted hours of prepping traditional 4” and 6″ marking lights, the MARCO™ Marking Light Dispenser is an incredibly efficient and compact way to carry marking sticks for room clearing and many other applications. With the MARCO dispenser, users can save critical time during preparation during pre-mission tasks by not having to unwrap, tape and bundle chem sticks.

The dispensers design makes it simple for users – simply open the Mylar package with the pre-loaded dispenser, insert the MARCO dispenser inside of the belt or MOLLE holster and proceed with the mission. The design prevents the accidental activation of a chem stick, which can cause unwanted light.  

The 2” marking light sticks put out the same light under night vision devices as taped up 4” or 6″ marking sticks and is designed to prevent accidental breaks and glow.  The MARCO holds 30 – 2″ light stick that give roughly the same lumen output as a taped up 4″ traditional chem stick in a package smaller than a standard M4 STANAG mag.

Find technical specs and see a video demonstration of Blue Force Gear’s MARCO Dispenser online at

Rampart Range Day 19 – ASP Transport Kit

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Made from forged aluminum, the ASP Transport Kit consists of rigid ultra cuffs, locking block, and stainless steel chain or nylon belt.

The cuff is offered in a variety of colors and has key holes on both sides to facilitate cuffing the hands in opposite directions.

It features a tongue that slides through a purpose-specific channel on the rigid ultra cuff wrist restraints. A high-security, proprietary lock fastens to the tongue instantly, without the key inserted. The key, which engages a cylinder lock with 2,187 possible unique keyway configurations, is only used to remove the system.

The loose end of the chain has a clip to attach the chain back on itself, at the rear of the prisoner. The alternative is a nylon belt with button holes.

ASP products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Defense Technology 40mm Direct Impact Adjustable Range Less Than Lethal Munitions by Safariland

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Safariland conducted a live demo of their Defense Technology 40mm Direct Impact Adjustable Range Less Than Lethal Munitions.

The round consists of a plastic body and a crushable foam nose that contains a powder payload. This payload area can hold inert, marking, OC or CS powder. The crushable foam nose dissipates energy upon impact while releasing the powder payload. What makes this round different than others on the market is that it can be used as close as five feet.

Safariland’s full range of products is available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart International Is Colt Canada’s Exclusive Canadian LE Distributor

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

I just found out at Rampart Range Day 2019 that Rampart International is now the exclusive law enforcement distributor in Canada for Colt Canada.

This is Colt Canada Law Enforcement Brand Ambassador Mark Ruffolo showing us the MRR in 11.6″ (top photo) and 14.5″ (bottom photo).

The Modular Rail Rifle features a monolithic upper with a full length M1913 rail along the top and M-Lok slots along the sides of the hand guard portion of the upper. It also features a free floating, cold hammer forged, chrome lined barrel and ambidextrous controls. Offered in 5.56×45 mm NATO, 7.62×51 mm NATO and 300 BLACKOUT.