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Hatch Debuts Best-in-Class Cut and Needle Puncture-Resistant Friskmaster MAX Gloves

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida – Hatch®, a brand of The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today that it has released the new standard in needle puncture and cut resistant gloves: The FMN500 – Friskmaster™ MAX – Cut & Needle Puncture Resistant Glove.

Built for those who need a glove that provides maximum protection without impeding the ability to complete routine tasks on the job, the new FMN500 (Friskmaster MAX) glove is tested to ANSI Cut Resistance A9, the highest rating for cut resistance, and provides Level 5 ANSI Needlestick Puncture Resistance, the NIJ’s highest-rated level of protection.

“The Friskmaster MAX gloves are a lifesaver for public servants who come into regular contact with cut and needle threats,” said Vince Abrams, Category Manager at The Safariland Group. “Safariland® has drawn on our success with PROTECH™ Armor to bring PROTECH Resistance Layer Technology to our Hatch gloves. The FMN500s provide robust protection from daily cut and needle threats and maintain superior dexterity. With the FMN500, you can complete all of your routine daily tasks and still be protected from the unexpected.”

The FMN500 gloves also maintain the clean lines and unobstructed surfaces that make Hatch gloves ideal for uniform compliance. The construction process of the PROTECH Resistance Layer Technology is seamlessly built into the FMN500 gloves, keeping the palm free of superfluous stitching that can compromise the protective features of the gloves where it is needed most.

Hatch’s new FMN500 line will be available in classic black and a gray version (FMN501) for any agency or individual who requires gray gloves for uniform compliance. Glove sizing will range from XS to 3XL. $MSRP is $49.00.

Propper Hosts Free Defensive Training Session for Local Law Enforcement

Monday, November 16th, 2020

St. Charles, MO — Missouri-based Propper International recently hosted a full-day training event at the Granite City Police Department’s private gun range on October 29th. Members from police departments across the Greater St. Louis area attended with military police and other federal agencies represented as well.

Throughout the day, they received instruction from renowned tactical trainer Rick Hogg. Hogg is a 29-year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran with 13 combat deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan. Since returning from overseas, Hogg provides comprehensive firearms training to military and law enforcement through his proven training methodology service company War HOGG Tactical, Inc.

“What I’ve noticed working with several departments across the country is that the onus for sharpening defensive skills lies with the officers themselves,” said Hogg. “I applaud Propper for showing the initiative to give these guys an opportunity to develop their abilities in a group setting and push each other to be better.”

During the morning session, the focus was on increasing efficiency when drawing from a holster and changing magazines, both with dry fire and live rounds. The afternoon session included exercises intended to simulate shooting under duress and also covered first responder medical skills such as how to stop a bleeding wound and apply a tourniquet. Each officer was provided with Propper gear to wear during the training and got to take home a Propper Bail Out Bag after the session concluded.

“Organizing this training exercise seemed like the bare minimum we could do to express our appreciation to these brave individuals who’ve put their lives on the line to keep our community safe,” said Craig Madden, Senior VP of Marketing & eCommerce for Propper.

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Revision Accelerates Production to Deliver Thousands of Laser Protective Eyewear to Law Enforcement Officers Around the Country, Preventing Eye Injuries

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Essex Junction, Vermont (November 13, 2020) – In response to the urgent demand for laser protection, Revision Military has ramped up production and successfully delivered thousands of ballistic laser protective lenses to law enforcement around the United States. After an initial rapid delivery to the Department of Homeland Security, Revision received a dramatic increase of inquiries from Federal, State, and Local departments, and Individual Officers seeking protection from this emerging threat. Since July, reported incidents of laser attacks on law enforcement have skyrocketed around the nation leading to a variety of eye effects and injuries, including reports of partial blindness. While handheld lasers aren’t new, their widespread use with intent to harm is increasing, just as is the demand for laser protective eyewear to prevent these eye effects and injuries.


Above: Revision LazrBloc™ FT-2 kits being assembled on November 10 at Revision’s facility in Essex Junction, Vermont. Lenses are molded, coated and fully assembled at this facility.

Revision has been at the forefront of laser and ballistic protective eyewear solutions for the past decade.  Standard laser protective lenses are widely available, but much rarer are lenses that combine tailored laser protection as well as military-standard ballistic protection coupled with world-class anti-fog performance, integrated prescription correction and multiple sizes for optimal fit and comfort. Revision’s LazrBloc™ eyewear provides this comprehensive solution – battle-proven by military forces around the globe and now widely being delivered to Law Enforcement around the nation.

One Federal Agent shared the following quote after receiving Revision LazrBloc eyewear:  “After several fellow Federal LE Agents were blinded a few weeks ago at a demonstration, we knew we needed something to protect us. We looked at Revision and trusted the information received. Upon receipt, we were sent to a massive demonstration and had our new Revision Laser eyewear. I had lasers panning in my face for hours, and no one on the front lines with me were injured. I’ll never go without them.”

“It’s been incredible to watch our team rise to the occasion to respond to the urgent demand from the Law Enforcement community”, said Revision CEO, Amy Coyne. “We have an incredibly talented and dedicated team, and there was no hesitation throughout the organization to dig deep and deliver eyewear to help prevent injury and blindness to our men and women in uniform. Its times like these that we benefit from a vertically integrated operation, were we design, develop, test and manufacture protective eyewear at scale in our own facility.”


Above: Ballistic laser protective eyewear being tested against a laser hazard in the Revision Military Advanced Laser Research Lab.

Recently Revision celebrated the one year anniversary of new ownership with ASGARD Partners & Co and Merit Capital. In the last year, Revision welcomed new CEO Amy Coyne, successfully completed the carve out from former parent company, stayed open and operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and celebrated record 3rd Quarter performance. Now 100% owned and operated in the USA, the Revision team is centrally located in Essex Junction, Vermont. The focus on eyewear is already leading to growth in new markets, development of new products and technology, and the team is more united, impassioned and dedicated than ever.

To learn more about Revision’s LazrBloc product offering, visit www.revisionmilitary.com. Revision is offering a 45% discount on select laser kits for Law Enforcement – visit this link and use promo code BLUELINE45 until December 31, 2020.

Sneak Peek – Road Tripper from Mystery Ranch

Monday, November 9th, 2020

The Road Tripper is a new product, developed specifically for Law Enforcement use by Mystery Ranch.

It’s meant to transport the various equipment an LEO uses during shift, yet keep it readily available, by placing it in the passenger seat. It can be kept zipped closed or open.

During a recent visit to MR, I mocked up some bag contents to give you an idea of how it works.

It attaches to the passenger seat via two points. First, there are two pass through webbing loops located at the rear for the seat belt. Second is the internal top handle which is routed around the head rest. Use this feature when you want to keep the Road Tripper open for access to the contents.

It is lined with loop Velcro and includes three removable/adjustable dividers for organizing your gear, allowing you to set it up how you need it.

The lid is also lined with loop Velcro in a PALS compatible grid and there is an additional full-length zippered internal pocket for documents or to store the dividers when not in use.

At the front there are two, full-length external zippered accessory pockets with flaps that fold down allowing complete access to internal, mesh divider pockets.

Additionally, there are two external stretch-woven water bottle pockets. On the opposite side is a zippered pocket with four mesh dividers (donuts not included).

Offered in Shadow, it is made from 500D Cordura with internal foam to protect the contents and give it some body so it won’t flop over.

Coming 2021. Interested parties should contact Marisa Williams at [email protected]

MP Batons from American Tomahawk

Monday, October 26th, 2020

New American Tomahawk MP Batons, from American Tomahawk, made to the original World War Two-era War Department drawings and specifications.

Specifications:

Overall Length: 22 in
Diameter: 1 3/8 in
Handle Length: 5.5 in
Weight: 12 ounces
Material: Hard Maple

Coming this week from www.americantomahawk.com.

CBP Awards Contract for Agent Body Cameras

Friday, September 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs & Border Protection has signed a $13 million contract with Axon Enterprises Inc. to equip 3,800 U.S. Border Patrol agents with body cameras and connection to a cloud-based digital evidence platform.

This Incident-Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS) will enhance transparency and accountability with the public, while providing additional documentation during enforcement incidents. Beginning next spring, the IDVRS will be deployed in phases to the following USBP sectors: San Diego, Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, Big Bend, Del Rio, Rio Grande Valley, and Swanton sector on the northern border.

As part of CBP’s strategic focus, this effort will enhance transparency and accountability while strengthening the safety of our agents in the field. New and emerging technologies allow CBP to be more efficient and better serve the American public.

Policies guiding the use of the IDVRS are in their early stages, and specific details regarding the rollout of the system will be forthcoming in spring 2021.

By CBP

Sen Duckworth Introduces Legislation to Restrict Federal Law Enforcement from Wearing Camouflage

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Sen Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has introduced a bill called the Clear Visual Distinction Between Military and Law Enforcement Act, from her position on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which restrict federal law enforcement officers from wearing camouflage patterns.


Above, FBI HRT members wear MultiCam pattern uniforms as part of their duties. Photo: FBI

This comes after calls by the Department of Defense for better differentiation between military and law enforcement personnel in the wake of the summer’s riot across the United States. In particular, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, GEN Mark Milley testified before Congress that he was particularly concerned over uniform colors and not equipment.

Sen Duckworth’s Office issued a statement which states, “The Trump Administration’s decision to deploy federal law enforcement officers outfitted in camouflage uniforms in response to those protesting the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans blurred the lines between military servicemembers and law enforcement officers while causing even more fear and division. We must prevent this from happening again.”

According to the bill, the restriction on camouflage use isn’t just military patterns, but all camouflage.

While the bill includes the following exception, “shall not apply to the wearing of a uniform that includes a camouflage pattern that matches the surrounding environment during a period during which a covered Federal law enforcement officer is engaged in a discreet tactical operation where the ability to blend into the surroundings is judged to be necessary for the success of the operation,” it also requires a biannual report to Congress, including dates, operation name and justification for invoking the exception.

In late summer, both DoJ and DHS publicly mentioned their intention to transition many of their personnel to solid colors. This will most likely be Green which those agencies have used in the past, before transitioning to MultiCam several years ago. At the time they wore OD. Now, based upon supply chain availability of materials, it will probably be Ranger Green. Although, in some instances we could see a return to Black clothing and equipment.

For uniform suppliers, this would be a boon. However, there is still no requirement that non-DoD federal entities buy American made clothing and individual equipment.

TNVC Contributes $50,000 to Reward for Arrest of Gunman in LA County SO Ambush

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Redlands, CA, September 18, 2020

With a heavy heart and prayers for the victims and families of those involved, TNVC President and CEO Victor DiCosola has announced that TNVC has donated $50,000 to the reward offered by Los Angeles County for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who callously ambushed and attempted to murder two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in cold blood on the evening of Saturday, September 12, 2020.

“With our headquarters in Southern California, TNVC has always maintained a close relationship with nearby Law Enforcement agencies,” said CEO Victor DiCosola, himself a former Southern California law enforcement officer.

“We are deeply saddened and also angry about this brazen and cold-blooded attack, and want to do everything in our power to help bring the perpetrator of this inhuman act to justice, and to support the families of those two deputies and their families. TNVC has always been committed to our Law Enforcement and First Responders, and everyone else who puts their own lives on the line to protect others, and many of our staff are military or law enforcement veterans. This one hits close to home in more ways than one, as does the seemingly random and vicious nature of the attack.

“It has been an extremely difficult and divisive time for our Nation over the last few months, however no matter what your political or ideological beliefs, I hope that we can all agree that such a brutal attack on fellow Americans who have sworn to protect and serve the public is reprehensible and unacceptable. For this reason, TNVC has donated $50,000 to contribute towards the reward to bring the perpetrator of this heinous act to justice.”