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Safariland’s Liberator IV Now NTOA Member Tested and Recommended

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands is proud to announce the Liberator® IV Advanced Single Comm Headset is now Member Tested and Recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association. 

“The Liberator IV, the first multi-mode, dual fuel single communications headset to hit the market, is designed to meet the rigorous demands of military and law enforcement users in any tactical situation,” said James Imhoff, GM of Communications for Safariland. “We’re proud to be recognized by the NTOA, further showcasing the peak performance of this product.”

Safariland sets standards with the Liberator IV in tactical advancements, boasting revolutionary technologies like Active Noise Reduction (ANR), Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Dual Mode with ANR/ANC simultaneously. With industry-leading sound localization and advanced protection technology, this headset promotes maximum situational awareness and threat detection, facilitating rapid decision-making during critical operations. These American-made systems enhance operational efficiency and personnel safety on the front lines, where every second counts.

Since 2003, the NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program has rigorously tested over 3,000 products in real-world situations, holding significant importance for numerous law enforcement agencies when making product purchasing choices. The results of these tests are disseminated to the law enforcement community.

To learn more about Safariland’s communications systems and how Safariland is committed to building lifesaving equipment, visit

RTS Tactical Level III+ Rifle Special Threats Mini Shield Receives NTOA Test, Approval & Recommendation

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Miami, Florida (January 10th, 2023)

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has tested and recommended the RTS Tactical Level III+ Rifle Special Threats Mini Shield. This shield is designed to protect law enforcement officers from rifle rounds and special threats. The NTOA is an organization of law enforcement professionals who test products and provide training for tactical operations.  

The RTS Tactical Level III+ Rifle Special Threats Mini Shield was put through rigorous testing, including shooting from different distances and angles as well as being exposed to various environments. After passing all of the tests, the NTOA gave the shield its stamp of approval.  This shield will now be added to the list of approved products for law enforcement agencies across the country.

Tested by a Police Officer from Iowa

I put the RTS Tactical Mini Shield through its paces and overall stood up to my expectations of being a quality piece of equipment. The shield is rated III+ (Rifle Special Threats), roughly measures 18×12, and weighs just over 11 pounds. The support/grab handle, padded comfort arm brace, and quick detach lower strap all feel and function well. I would not put this shield on the front of my stack, due to size, but definitely in my patrol vehicle for patrol applications and active shooter incidents. RTS does make two larger-sized shields in this model (14×24 and 16×30) that I have used on our team and they serve the purpose of team use. The size of the shield makes it easy to store in a vehicle. The only downside I found to this shield is it feels small when you get behind it.

Tested by a member from Louisiana

The RTS Tactical Level III+ Rifle Threats Mini Shield would be an excellent addition to any LEOs kit. With its compact size, it fits easily into the trunk of your unit. The padded backing of the shield gives you the comfort you want when carrying a shield for any amount of time. The main issue I have with this product is its weight. It is much heavier than you would expect for the shield size, but with that being said it is something I would be willing to deal with for a product that could potentially save my life. With all of that being said I will talk about its performance while at the range. It was fairly easy to hold the shield and still be able to fire my duty pistol at targets. The shield also withstood multiple drops onto the concrete and the only damage that I could find was chipped paint. Overall I was extremely pleased with this product and think it would be a valuable asset to any department.

Tested by a member from Michigan

This Mini Shield seems to have a unique place in law enforcement which was previously overlooked as an asset by many organizations. Previously, shields were issued to special units and patrol was left out of the loop as there was no need for a shield, if a situation arose the special unit would be called in. A school active shooter in Texas changed that mindset. Regardless of the response that day, many saw a need to train and equip patrol to better handle those situations where you could not wait for SWAT. This shield does just that with its small footprint it can easily fit in the trunk of any patrol vehicle. The affordable price allows departments to outfit every patrol vehicle. An officer could buy one of their own as many of us had to buy our own plate carriers and armor.

RTS Tactical will be in the Law Enforcement Section at ShotShow 2023 Booth #62403 come by to see this and more of our new products.

Click here to apply for a free T&E for your Department.

Point Blank Enterprises and Dyneema are the Proven Choice for Law Enforcement Body Armor

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23, 2022 — Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, will be demonstrating its newest innovations in tactical armor systems, carrier designs and hard-armor products at the 2022 National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Tactical Operations Conference. Point Blank will display its range of innovative offerings at booth (#301) during the expo, which runs from Sept. 25-26 at the Wisconsin Convention Center, Milwaukee.

In 2013, Point Blank introduced the first ballistic systems designed with Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology called Alpha Elite®. This revolutionary ballistic technology was engineered to defeat high-velocity handgun rounds and fragmentation with minimal backface-deformation and superior multi-hit protection. During independent testing, the Alpha Elite ballistic package exceeded all performance requirements.

Since its launch, Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology has been adopted rapidly in armor applications due to its unmatched light weight and high ballistic performance. Using Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™ as a base, fibers are layered in a crisscross pattern at 0 and 90 degrees to create unidirectional material that provides even and rapid distribution of energy. The Dyneema® Force Multiplier technology platform enables protective solutions such as vests, shields, rifle threat plates, and helmets that offer unparalleled performance, weight reduction and comfort due to breakthrough polymer science, next-generation fiber technology and unique unidirectional engineering. These advantages enhance the abilities of law enforcement and armed services personnel to perform demanding job requirements with the confidence that only comes from the unmatched ballistic stopping power of Dyneema®.          

Over the past 8 years, nearly 700,000 Alpha Elite systems have been provided to American law enforcement. “The Alpha Elite ballistic system is clearly the number one choice in America, and we are honored to protect the protectors as we experience what is certain to be one of the dangerous times in law enforcement history,” advised Michael Foreman EVP, Point Blank Enterprises.

Thousands of officers from law enforcement tactical units worldwide, many of them the largest and most prestigious in the world, rely on the Alpha Elite ballistic systems. These include the New York Police Department (NY), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (CA), Chicago Police Department (IL), Orlando Police Department (FL), Orange County Sheriff’s Office (FL), Washington DC Metro (DC), Baltimore City Police (MD), Virginia State Police (VA) and several other prominent agencies.

NTOA attendees are invited to view the latest capabilities at the Point Blank booth (#301) including the new Paraclete “Origin” elite tactical platform with Alpha Elite ballistic system. All attendees will also have an opportunity to meet representatives from both Point Blank and Dyneema®, as they sponsor the Welcome Reception, held on Monday evening (6:30PM) on September 26th at the Harley Davidson Museum.

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The All New ORIGIN Tactical Modular Armor System Featuring Alpha Elite Makes NTOA 2022 Debut

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Over the past 8 years, nearly 700,000 Alpha Elite ballistic systems have been provided to American law enforcement. “The last several years of success have clearly positioned Alpha Elite ballistic systems as the armor of choice for American law enforcement across the country. We want to continue that same success by featuring Alpha-Elite ballistics in our all new ORIGIN Tactical platform by Paraclete,” says Michael Foreman EVP, Point Blank Enterprises.

The new ORIGIN modular vest platform goes well beyond conventional tactical vests. Operators can quickly configure their ORIGIN platform from a low-vis concealment vest, up to a full coverage tactical vest and several iterations in between. SWAT team commanders, now have the ability to provide their team members with one, base platform that can be employed in wide variety of different configurations. This not only affords each team member the ability to customize their armor based on their individual preferences and tasking, the ORIGIN platform goes well beyond and eliminates the additional logistics and added expense of purchasing several different vests which can only be used for specific missions.

Performance-driven, mission-ready and delivering the highest-level of protection and comfort, ORIGIN combined with Alpha Elite ballistic system will ensure that law enforcement has the most advanced body armor system in the world for years to come.

See Norma Precision MLE at NTOA in Milwaukee

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Norma Precision MLE (Military/ Law Enforcement) is pleased to announce that for the first time they will be displaying at the National Tactical Officers Association Conference (NTOA) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Norma Precision Inc. based out of Savannah, GA and supplies Precision Swiss P specialty Sniper Ammunition to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.  It offers the following variants:

.223, .308, and .338 LM Styx Action- Designed as an open air sniper round for maximum effect on target while reducing over-penetration.

.223, .308, and .338 LM Armor Piercing- Designed for use against hard targets.

.308 And .338 LM Tactical – A SFBT bullet designed for use against heavy/angled glass and intermediate barriers.

The Norma Precision MLE program also offers a full line of duty, training, and precision ammunition for testing and field use.

For questions, please contact the MLE Ammunition Sales Manager, Eric Luley at

Sons of Liberty Gun Works Sets Another Milestone with NTOA Member-Approved Models

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

San Antonio, Texas (May 31, 2022) – Sons of Liberty Gun Works (SOLGW), manufacturer of hard use AR-15s with lifetime warranties, is pleased to announce that our Patrol SL and M4-89 models have been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).

Select law enforcement officers thoroughly tested each or one of the models. From the various testers, we received great remarks like “The weapon performed flawlessly and was extremely well balanced with a light recoil impulse.” and “This gun was designed and built by people who clearly care about their end users.” Thank you for the kind words. We strive to live up to our high standards with consistency.

These models are available in either Pistol, Rifle, or SBR configurations.

LE Agency/Gov Sales can reach out to our Director of Sales,

To learn more about Sons of Liberty Gun Works, please visit our booth at the upcoming NTOA Law Enforcement Operations Conference & Trade Show in Milwaukee, WI, September 25-26, 2022

Tasmanian Tiger TT Officers Bag Receives a SILVER Score in the 2021 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program with an Overall Score of 4.41 out of Five

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

The TT Officers Bag was field-tested and recommended by law enforcement officers in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

Knoxville, Tenn. (July 2021) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is proud to announce that the TT Officers Bag received an overall score of 4.41 out of five from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

The TT Officers Bag was reviewed by three members of the NTOA. As part of the Member Tested and Recommended Program, the officers tested the TT Officers Bag while on the job for maximum testing for design, performance, application, versatility, and other pertinent features.

“Among the various characteristics that I look for in a product I intend to use in the field, perhaps the most important are functionality, durability, and versatility. This bag checks all three for me,” review by Maryland Officer.

The officer from Maryland kitted out his TT Officers Bag as a range/go-bag and found the bag has plenty of storage space in the main compartment, as well as multiple smaller storage pockets throughout the bag for additional gear.

“I can see the TT Officer Bag being used as a go-bag for units who find themselves on perimeters often and need the ability to carry extra clothes or sustainment items for those long callouts,” review by Virginia Officer.

The officer reviewing the TT Officers Bag from Pennsylvania is part of a detective division and the team outfitted the bag as a call-out bag for their division. They were able to store all the equipment required for most crime scenes including fingerprint processing and DNA collection equipment. The team found the bag to be well constructed, very durable, and versatile. “Overall, we were very impressed with the quality and versatility of the bag.”

The versatile grab-and-go TT Officers Bag is designed to carry gear, accessories, and clothing and can be easily configured to carry by hand, over the shoulder, or worn as a backpack for hands-free operation.

The main compartment front has a MOLLE hook-and-loop panel for configuring additional gear or pouches. The pocket on the front and the two large pockets on each end are enclosed with durable YKK zippers. The main compartment features a lockable zipper. The interior has multiple compartments for organized packing.

Made from rugged 700 denier Cordura® fabric and available in black, the TT Officers Bag has an MSRP of $249.00.

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