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First Tactical Merges with Point Blank Enterprises

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Will create industry’s first integrated clothing and body armor system.

Pompano Beach, Florida, April 17, 2017— Representatives from Point Blank Enterprises and First Tactical announced this week that the two companies have merged and will build an integrated clothing and body armor system.

Point Blank Enterprises is currently the premier source of body armor systems in the world, with 44 years of experience providing innovative personal protection products to the public safety community and military. The merger is a result of Point Blank’s desire to work with a cutting-edge apparel brand designed for the demand of the public safety personnel with a contemporary perspective and a track record for elevating industry standards. Together, Point Blank and First Tactical will introduce a line of holistically integrated products desperately needed by public safety professionals. These products shall be designed with Officer Safety as the priority along with the quality and image of the personnel being in the forefront in today’s demanding environment.

Commenting on the game changing merger, Daniel Gaston, Chief Executive Officer of Point Blank Enterprises said, “As the leader in personal protection equipment we continue to lead the way in providing public safety personnel the latest design and highest level of protection at the lowest possible weight. This merger will provide for the next generation integrated system that will maximize protection, optimize wearing comfort, and promote the image of public safety personnel today and into the future.

First Tactical opened in late 2015 and has been steadily growing in the industry since. Founded by Dan Costa, a proven industry leader,

First Tactical strives to meet the needs of public safety professionals with new, innovative ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories.

“In this rapidly changing world today, the need for public safety officers to have advanced protection is at an all-time high,” said Costa, “Merging with Point Blank allows us to provide a world-class body armor system with our rapidly growing apparel line. By offering a one-stop-shop for departments we will be able to provide an unprecedented shopping experience. Creating a uniform and body armor system that works cohesively and effectively is vital for the safety of our nation’s peacekeepers. The entire First Tactical team is excited to present it.”

The companies will maintain their names and will begin collaborating to develop an integrated apparel and body armor line immediately.

SHOT Show – Point Blank Enterprises / Paraclete

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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The Trifecta is the latest shield from Point Blank Enterprises under the Paraclete line. It offers NIJ Level III protection, as well as protection against M855 green tip ammo. The Trifecta’s unique two layer ballistic system consists of a hybrid composite ballistic material with an air pocket in-between the two layers. This pocket allows projectiles to tumble and yaw before hitting the second layer of armor, reducing their penetrative capability. Either side of the shield features the three Weapon Mount System, which offers a platform to stabilize either a handgun or long gun. The rear features a stationary handle, foam pad, and Velcro forearm strap attachment system. The total weight with the optional viewport and 450 lumen LED light kit is only 35 lbs.

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Point Blank Enterprises and FirstSpear at SHOT 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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At this year’s Shot Show, FirstSpear will be exhibiting on the main floor with soft armor partner, Point Blank Enterprises, in booth# 11366. FS will be showcasing more than 15 new products, utilizing the latest tactical equipment technology in conjunction with cutting-edge ballistic packages, “cold beverages” will be provided every show day at 1400.

Point Blank Enterprises Uses DSM Dyneema for US Army Gen II Soldier Plate Carrier System

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

DYNEEMA FORCE MULTIPLIER TECHNOLOGY MEETS CHALLENGE OF PROVIDING NEXT GENERATION PROTECTION FOR U.S. ARMY

Point Blank Enterprises uses DSM Dyneema material innovation to develop Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System armor designed to maximize mobility and provide superior protection

Stanley, N.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema, and a world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, announced today that the U.S. Army has chosen a new body armor system that incorporates Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology to deliver unparalleled ballistics protection combined with unprecedented weight reduction.

Point Blank Enterprises, the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor, designed the advanced ballistics package incorporated in the new system – the Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS).

Using revolutionary Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology, Point Blank developed the core ballistics package for the SPCS to create the lightest soft armor system ever to be fielded to the U.S. Army. The lighter weight ballistics package meets the Army’s requirement for the SPCS to provide protection equal to the current Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), but in a standalone capacity that reduces the soldier’s load and provides optimum mobility.

“Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology helps armor manufacturers achieve the goal of combining the best protective performance with the lightest possible weight,” said Shitij Chabba, Global Segment Director, Life Protection, DSM Dyneema. “We are very pleased that our latest material innovation has achieved qualification for an advanced program like SPCS that must meet modern mission requirements.”

Built on the company’s Radical Innovation Platform and manufactured in Greenville, N.C., Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology combines breakthroughs in polymer science, next-generation UHMwPE fiber technology and unique uni-directional engineering. Compared to body armor made from traditional materials such as aramid, protective vests engineered with Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology can reduce weight by up to 30 percent, while enhancing comfort and agility with fewer layers of material.

“Current and near-term predicted threats dictate that service personnel exhibit greater flexibility than ever before and an ability to respond quickly and decisively to changing conditions,” said Sam White, Executive Vice President, Point Blank Enterprises. “The combination of our cutting-edge ballistics package design and DSM Dyneema’s breakthrough Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology has resulted in an unmatched ability to accomplish the critical objectives of SPCS specifications, all while delivering the lightest and highest-performing protection. We’re honored to partner with DSM Dyneema to bring this game-changing system to our service men and women, and remain committed to protecting those who risk their lives every day to safeguard ours.”

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Point Blank Enterprises And Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract For The FBI

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties has announced that they have been awarded an exclusive contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide body armor. The full release can be read below:

Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Pompano Beach, FL and Harrisonburg, VA, October 20, 2014 – Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank” or “PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, and Tactical & Survival Specialties (TSSi), the oldest privately held tactical equipment company in the United States, today announced that the companies have secured an exclusive contract to provide the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with the Alpha Elite™ body armor system. The initial contract award is for a period of one year and provides an additional, four one-year options with a maximum dollar value of $30 million over the life of the contract.

“This is a major win for our organization and for TSSi, our strategic partner, and we couldn’t be prouder to be chosen as the exclusive providers of body armor systems to the FBI,” stated Michael Foreman, Point Blank’s EVP of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing. “For the past few years, we have worked on developing systems for all servicemen and women, including Military, Law Enforcement, Special Forces and the Federal Government. With our breakthrough in ballistic protection, leveraging DSM’s Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology, our Alpha Elite system is the perfect solution. It truly is our honor to now service one of the most prestigious organizations in the world, the FBI.”

As the first and most advanced body armor ever to be designed around the revolutionary Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology, the Alpha Elite™ AXII and AXIIIA ballistic packages have exceeded all performance requirements, including tests for maximum velocity approaching or exceeding 2,000 fps. Made possible through the fusion of polymer science, fiber technology and uni-directional engineering, key features include:

• Multi-hit performance exceeding FBI protocol
• Special-threat performance exceeding FBI protocol
• NIJ Standard 0101.06 compliance in Level II and IIIA configurations
• Extremely high effectiveness against fragmentation
• Extraordinarily efficient absorption of impact energy
• Lightest NIJ .06 Level II and Level IIIA products
o Level II is 20 percent lighter than the best models in the industry
o Level IIIA is nearly 25 percent lighter than the average of the best models in the industry
• Thinnest NIJ .06 Level IIIA product – over 30 percent thinner than the average of the best Level IIIA packages in the industry
• Highest performing Level II model – outperforms the previous best Level II models by five percent with a higher v50
• Ballistics available in the Elite concealable carrier and the Alpha-1 tactical armor systems for both male and female officers

PBE’s R&D team developed Body Armor Kits (with and without plate carriers) specific to the FBI’s requirements. All of the carriers (concealable and tactical) utilize the Alpha Elite Level IIIA technology.

“This was a stringent selection process where weight, flexibility and comfort were critical. Most important, was finding a solution that met various protection protocols and that’s what drove us to partner with Point Blank,” said Bill Strang, President and CEO of TSSi. “The systems developed for the FBI are unlike any other in the market, with the best ballistic protection possible. Other government personnel can also benefit from this contract and we hope they do, as we can provide them with the same system, or develop a modified solution that addresses their mission-critical needs. It is our honor to work with the FBI and we take great pride in knowing we are making a difference – protecting Government personnel that strive to protect us every day.”

www.pointblankenterprises.com

www.tssi-ops.com

Darley Defense Days – Point Blank Enterprises

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Paraclete’s Aspis is a lightweight personal defense shield that offers Level IIIA+ protection. Available with or without a viewport, the Aspis is a 100% boltless system (note that the above shield is a prototype) with dual side weapon deployment shelves and a V-shape that adds strength, mitigates ricochets, and diverts away from the shield center. The interior of the shield features a stationary handle, foam pad, and Velcro forearm strap system which allows for improved manipulation of the shield. Paraclete also offers training on how to utilize and properly manipulate the Aspis.

www.pointblankenterprises.com