3M Company has made an announcement regarding the approval of D3O as a certified vendor for the supply of their TRUST 10ft/sec Helmet Pad System into the 3M Combat Helmet Product Line. The full release can be read below:
3M Company, the manufacturer of PELTOR Branded Products, has the following product update for the 3M COMBAT HELMET PRODUCT.
As part of 3M’s continuous product improvements, 3M has approved D3O as a certified vendor for the supply of their TRUST 10ft/sec Helmet Pad System for immediate implementation into the 3M Combat Helmet Product Line for Law Enforcement (which was part of the MaxPro Armor line, acquired during the 3M acquisition of Ceradyne).
The 3M Combat Helmet, in combination with the D3O TRUST pads/configuration, has been tested and evaluated for blunt impact protection: in accordance w/ ECH Helmet Standard: GL-PD-09-04. The results show that less than 150 Gs Force are transmitted to the head at the specified locations and under the specified environmental conditions. This result meets the performance criteria set forth in the standard.
With this new performance, the 3M Combat Helmet sets itself apart from competition by providing an affordable helmet with 3 Levels of Protection: Blunt Impact (as stated above), Ballistic in accordance with NIJ Level IIIA (NIJ 0101.06) and Ballistic Fragmentation, tested in accordance w/ MIL-STD-662 and STANAG 2920. This make the 3M Combat Helmet a great choice a great choice for Law Enforcement Agencies looking for a Helmet to fulfill a multi-purpose role from active shooter to riot/crowd control.
In support of our “system approach” to our Helmet/Hearing protection solution, 3M has completed Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) testing for the 3M COMBAT Helmet w/ the 3M PELTOR COMTAC ARC Configuration headset. In accordance with ANSI S3.19-1974, the system has an NRR of 22db. This testing (in correlation with product testing to ANSI S12.42-2010) demonstrates that the headset and helmet – as a system – is a rated hearing protector that protects an operator from hazardous sounds associated with weapons fire.
Edgar Brothers has launched the Ghost Deals page for the month of September, with the Gen 2 LEAF Alpha LT Jacket from Arc’teryx, the 5.56 MOLLE RAMP from Gear4grunts, Vertx’s VTX8000 Men’s Phantom LT Tactical Trousers, and the Nemo Galaxi 2-Person Backpacking Tent & Footprint in Green. Interested in any of these products but not located in the UK? No problem! Edgar Brothers will ship internationally if you email them at Talk@vypind.co.uk.
Phokus Research Group is holding a Labor Day Giveaway through their Facebook page. To enter, like the Phokus Research Group FB page and contest post, comment and share the post, and tag someone in your comments. You can also receive an extra entry by following and liking Phokus on Instagram.
The contest runs from September 1-10, and three winners will be announced on September 15th.
Manufactured by Pro Tapes, this cloth concealment tape features the licensed MultiCam pattern.
Essentially, it’s gaffer’s tape, of you’re familiar with the term. The vinyo coated cotton cloth tape is printed in MultiCam (other colors and patterns also available) and features a matte finish with a natural rubber adhesive which leaves no residue. It will adhere to steel, wood, plastic, rubber, fabric, glass and nylon.
Elzetta has announced the release of their 2015 Limited Edition Modular Flashlight. This year, the model A312 flashlight has been chosen, a 315 lumen, single-cell flashlight with Mini-CQB Bezel Rings and Click Tailcaps. To denote their limited nature, the lights are finished in Electric Yellow Cerakote. The Limited Edition lights are priced the same as the standard A312 and won’t be reissued.
88 Tactical, a Nebraska based training organization, is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Will Petty to the ranks of its nationally recognized instructor cadre. Petty, a longtime Law Enforcement Officer, has served both in patrol and a number of specialized assignments. Petty will be conducting courses not just at 88 Tactical’s range and lodge facility but elsewhere across the country and abroad. Most will be focused on (though not limited to) the unique challenges of Vehicle Close Quarters Battle — shooting in, around or through vehicles, including low- and no-light classes and instructor development programs like the one he recently established for the NYPD.
Says 88 Tactical’s Founder and HMFIC Shea Degan, “Since Thrasher (88 Tactical COO and serving 18Z Trevor Thrasher) and I first began our program we’ve worked to ensure everything we do is reality- and behavior based. All our classes, in fact our entire instructional ethos, is predicated on adrenalized, asymmetrical scenarios. William’s emphasis on contextual reality is a perfect extension of this. Nothing Will teaches is ‘square range based.’ He despises range lore for the institutional tradition it is. We are [expletive deleted] excited to have him.”
Petty began his LE career in New Mexico, eventually moving to Texas and spent 2-years on contract with the Critical National Infrastructure Authority in Abu Dhabi as a Counter Terrorism instructor for certain specialized units of the United Arab Emirates and other places. He’s been a rangemaster, defensive tactics instructor, ERT member and departmental competition shooting team member. Petty, who remains a Texas Tactical Police Officers Association instructor and serving reserve officer, joins an all-star roster of notable and internationally experienced instructors. Among them are former SF medic, combat diver and PSC contractor Nick Nowatney, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team Leader and DoJ Counter Terror expert Mike Sackett, veteran LEO and former counter-piracy PSC contractor Tim Fullmer, USAF SERE legend and Midwest School of Bushcraft Terry Barney and many more.
You can take a look at some of what Petty will be instructing for 88 Tactical here in this video trailer:
Murdock Webbing is now producing their jacquard woven camouflage webbing in PenCott GreenZone pattern, with BadLands soon to follow. The GreenZone webbing is in-stock, and can be purchased from the following sources:
August 30th, 2015: Breakthrough Clean Technologies, is proud to announce their partnership as an Event VIP Sponsor and the official firearms maintenance solution for the Precision Rifle Series. The Precision Rifle Series (PRS) was created to organize a championship style point series race of the best precision rifle competitions and shooters in the nation. Scores are formulated and recorded to track the status, profile and ranking of shooters bringing more exposure to shooters and the sport alike in an effort to grow the popularity of rifle competitions and sport throughout the nation.
With over a dozen PRS series events taking place, and over 400 PRS members participating from all corners of the country, Breakthrough® Clean Technologies is excited to be involved in providing the best firearm maintenance solution for long-range rifles you can get out in the market.
“This opportunity to reach out to the long-range shooting community is amazing. We’re hoping more people will get to see how beneficial our products are for firearms maintenance. We are committed to providing people with the best cleaning solvents and lubricants that actually perform great under any harsh conditions. We’re here to change people’s perspective on what is considered good cleaning and lubricating products. To let them know they really don’t have to settle. I guarantee once people use it, they’ll love it”, says Erick Navarro, owner of Breakthrough® Clean Technologies.
Providing quality cleaning solutions and lubricants that help ensure optimized firearm performance to the growing community of competitive shooters is a mission for Breakthrough® Clean Technologies and PRS will provide an excellent platform to reach more shooters.
For more information on PRS visit: www.precisionrifleseries.com
What can you say? It’s a balaclava. If you need one, this one is very nicely put together and I’ve liked it since I saw it at SHOT Show. The Assault Balaclava FR is made from TenCate Defender 5.5oz mesh which has a nice hand and won’t make you sweat like a pig in hot weather. It can be worn in either an “eyes exposed only” mode or “full face exposed” manner. You control your ventilation so you won’t overheat or fog your goggles up. Plus, it’s FR.