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Ops-Core Helmet Saves LAPD SWAT Officer’s Life

Monday, June 26th, 2017

During a recent callout, a suspect fired a .44 round at a LAPD SWAT officer from an elevated position 7-10 feet away.

The Ops-Core FAST XP Helmet he was wearing, saved his life.

If there’s a lesson in here, it’s wear good kit. If your life depends on it, don’t skimp.

LAPD Bans Use Of Blackhawk Serpa Holster

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Earlier this week, we began to hear rumors that the Los Angeles Police Department had banned use of the Serpa Holster. We now have confirmation.

On June 8, 2017, LAPD issued a directive to its personnel disapproving use of the Blackhawk Serpa holster as well as all auto-locking trigger finger manipulated holsters. The memo goes on to add, “These holsters violate sound weapon manipulation practices and may increase the likelihood of a negligent discharge.”

The Official version of the memo seen above has been disseminated throughout the Department and was signed by the Officer In Charge of the Police Sciences and Training Bureau and countersigned by a representative from the Office of the Chief of Police.

The LAPD is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and a leader in the development of policies and procedures. They now join numerous federal agencies who have also banned use of the Serpa holster.

LAPD Approves S.O.Tech’s Cobra SIS Vest

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cool news for S.O.Tech.


CARSON, CA – S.O. Tech, Inc./Special Operations Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that its COBRA SIS Vest has been recently approved by the Los Angeles Police Department.


The Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Special Investigation Section (SIS) has spearheaded the development of game-changing tactics to make our nation’s streets safe. Gone are the days of detectives in police windbreakers waiting as a suspect barricades himself and SWAT arrives for a long standoff. SIS officers worked with S.O. Tech staff on the design of the COBRA armor carrier to quickly throw on over undercover clothing from a surveillance posture. The vest is also designed for maximum mobility to apprehend perpetrators in travel mode and the pouch placement follows the order of use and accessibility. “It was an amazing experience to assist SIS operators in translating their decades of tactical experience into a vest system that represents a true change in law enforcement tactics.” said Jim Cragg, President and CEO of S.O. Tech.


The pinnacle feature of the vest is its panel waste attachment system which allows the vest to be hung over a car seat then quickly pulled on and snapped into place. Built to order and adjustable for fit, the vest has a non-skid upper chest to keep the weapon secure while aiming and firing and includes a Velcro®-secured cummerbund to keep the vest from shifting. Made in the USA, the COBRA SIS vest can carry both soft armor and plates, has a built-in weapon sling and is made of 1000D Cordura® nylon for supreme durability. The vest is versatile and can accept other SO Tech products such as: First Aid Kits (which mounts out of the way in the lower back), an array of tactical pouches and holsters, a “Go Bag”, a bandolier and various patches.


Shellback Tactical Banshee LAPD Certification

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Due to the Los Angeles Police Department’s size it holds some serious sway in how other agencies around the Nation are trained and equipped. When word got out that it had been added to Official LAPD Approved gear list other departments wanted it as well. While the Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier isn’t ‘issued’ to LAPD officers, it is officially approved for individual purchase and this is how they do things.

Banshee Plate Carrier- Spec Sheet- SHELLBACK TACTICAL

In addition to Black the Banshee rifle Plate Carrier is also offered in Coyote Tan, Ranger Green, A-TACS and MultiCam.


Shellback Banshee PC Approved by LAPD

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Shellback Tactical’s Banshee PC (Black) is now officially approved by the LAPD. It was added late last week to the Official LAPD Approved gear list and is now officially approved by the Los Angeles Police Department for individual purchase. According to the program coordinator at the LAPD, the upcoming New Banshee QD Hybrid is also considered approved as part of the Banshee Family along with the accessory products.

In addition to Black the Banshee rifle Plate Carrier is also offered in Coyote Tan, Ranger Green, A-TACS and MultiCam.