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Point Blank Enterprises Offers New Armor Solutions at SHOT Show

Friday, January 15th, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Point Blank Enterprises (“PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, will be demonstrating its newest innovations in tactical and concealable ballistic packages, carrier designs and accessory tools at the 2016 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) taking place January 19-22 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We’re very excited to highlight our growing assortment of advanced products for all customers and end-markets at this year’s SHOT Show,” stated Michael Foreman, Executive Vice President of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing at Point Blank Enterprises. “We have made tremendous strides with our offerings, creating new business units focused on innovation and forging strategic partnerships to leverage new and emerging technology channels that enhance our ability to provide the highest-performing personal safety solutions to our end-users – whether they be the law enforcement officer, federal agent, or sport hunter.”

Among the latest NIJ 0101.06 certified offerings to be showcased at PBE’s booth (#11366):

Revolutionary ballistic packages provide unprecedented comfort

AXBIIIA (Alpha Elite™ Black): An enhancement to the previous Alpha Elite model and the world’s lightest-weight Level IIIA package at .79 psf. It is 17% lighter than the original Alpha Elite with the same high level of protection. It is available in both male and female versions.

FLXIIIA-1: Weighing 1.04 psf, this advanced ballistics model is 10% lighter than the previous FLX package, providing the same performance capabilities with no increase in costs.

BCIIIA: This new low cost alternative offers a reasonable weight at 1.25 psf and delivers high performance protection.

New tactical carriers offer cutting-edge scalability, flexibility and mobility

ARMIS: Offers a new, innovative approach to body armor design. This highly scalable, side-opening carrier allows tactical units the flexibility to configure the body armor system to meet mission-specific needs. It includes the capability to release the complete vest in one quick motion, select the specific level of protection needed, while enhancing mobility, agility and substantially improved range of motion for the operator.

Federal LE Plate Carrier: Is creatively designed to provide unmatched comfort, protection and flexibility to meet the needs of every mission. Through the addition of an adjustable cummerbund and optional side plate pouches for hard armor plates, the Federal LE Plate Carrier is the operator’s choice for today’s missions. It is available with accessories as a complete tactical system.

Two-In-One Plate Carrier: Delivers the instant solution when a threat situation escalates and more than one operator needs hard armor protection. This cutting-edge plate carrier features front and back plate pockets for NIJ Level III or IV hard armor plates. Within a matter of seconds, a second operator can quickly remove the rear plate panel and don the plate carrier for immediate ballistic protection. 

First Spear with PBE ballistic solutions: Advanced tactical systems from First Spear and PBE are designed to deliver state-of-the-art protection and enhanced light-weight load carriage.

Innovative concealable carriers deliver ultra-covertness

Executive: Offers an exceptional low profile fit for the executive and operator requiring a covert vest, and is ultra-lightweight. The “T-shirt Carrier” design has been enhanced to eliminate the edges of the vest from being visible, offering the ultimate in an ultra-covert carrier. It features a left and right side front zipper for easy donning/doffing and is made of stretch fabric for comfortable wear.

PBE’s concealable carrier family of products, including Elite, Vision® and Hi-Lite have also been enhanced for 2016 with features that deliver even greater benefits for law enforcement officers, including Dri-Lex® technology which wicks moisture away from the body up to six times faster than other fabrics. 

Latest accessory solutions support growing private security and hunting markets 

Executive Ballistic Briefcase: Instantly converts from a lightweight, discreet briefcase to a fold-out ballistic shield with additional “special threats” protection (by inserting SPEED plates in the plate pockets). Within seconds, this convertible product can provide instant protective coverage against fragmentation and bullets. It’s ideally suited for dignitary protection details, private security and other high threat environments, and goes beyond traditional ballistic blankets by offering instant adaptability with maximum functionality in one, easy to deploy system. 

Weapon Carry System: A one of a kind, totally hands free long gun carry system that creates little to no pressure points. Whether hiking, hunting, or sport shooting, or whatever the task is required, the Weapon Carry System is a one stop solution for weapon retention and hunter safety. It is available for purchase at

Intelligence Retrievable Incident System (IRIS CAM): Designed to meet the growing demand for law enforcement agencies to provide a visual and audio record of officers’ interactions with the public. The body-worn camera offers multiple capabilities for storage to meet all law enforcement agency requirements.

Foreman continued, “Our PBE team looks forward to demonstrating the latest engineering, design and system advancements which address the needs that matter most to the marketplace. SHOT Show is an ideal forum to preview our 2016 line-up of solutions and meet with many of our key customers and partners to share insights on industry developments and trends. We can’t wait!”

SHOT Show – FirstSpear Range Day

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The brands at this year’s FirstSpear Range Day are some of the best in the business; Wilcox Ind, Point Blank, Beyond, Aimpoint, Centerfire Ammunition, Oakley, SIG, Revac, Wounded Wear, Sinter Fire, Lamder, Tap Rack.





If you can’t make it, stop by the Point Blank booth # 11366 at SHOT Show to see the entire FirstSpear line.

Coming January 2014 – Point Blank’s Alpha Elite

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Coming January 14th, 2014, Alpha Elite is Point Blank’s new Dyneema armor package.

Correction – The armor package is available now. The new carrier comes in Jan 2014.

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Point Blank Wins SPEAR Soft Armor Contract

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Industry insiders have confirmed that Point Blank Enterprises has won the selection for new SPEAR soft armor to outfit Special Operations Forces. This means that Point Blank will provide the soft armor inserts regardless of carrier make.

Paraclete Closes St Pauls NC Plant

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Last fall, MSA sold armor and individual equipment producer Paraclete to Protective Products Enterprises, Inc. PPE is owned by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Sun Capital also owns Point Blank Solutions Inc which consists of Point Blank Body Armor and PACA Body Armor and we understand that the Paraclete brand will be moved to Florida and incorporated into Point Blank.

Company spokesman Glenn Wiener said in a statement, “The decision to close our St Pauls facility was not an easy one. However, given the growth in our business and our multiple manufacturing facilities, we will be consolidating our manufacturing footprint to better service our global customers.”

With this closure, effective 1 May, 95 employees will lose their jobs.

Point Blank Awarded IOTV Contract

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Apparently, the BIG one has been awarded. Almost prematurely ahead of any formal Army announcement Point Blank Body Armor, Inc. issued a press release late yesterday declaring that they have been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Army REDCOM Acquisition Center. This is for an as yet undisclosed portion of the production of up to 736,000 Improved Outer Tactical Vests and 253,000 Deltoid and Axillary Protection Systems (“DAPS”) under the “IOTV Main Buy” – Solicitation W91CRB-07-0079.


This award comes on the heels of a much smaller award in July for 65,000 IOTVs to fill an immediate need. Repeated delays of the “IOTV Main Buy” award have hit the armor industry hard, forcing layoffs so it will be welcomed as a sign of a longer-term turn around for that industry.

Jim Henderson, Acting CEO of Point Blank Solutions stated, “This is a major milestone for our Company as we believe we are one of only a few companies that can produce the IOTV and DAPS for the US Army over the next five years. We have been a chosen provider of the US Armed Forces for years and look forward to continuing to meet their requirements. While no additional awards have been made and competition continues to be fierce, we are confident that the steps we have and continue to take to improve our operations and manufacturing capabilities will position us as the best value, low cost provider in the industry.”

“The recognition and faith bestowed by the Army also reinforces our industry position as a leading, ballistics provider and should add incremental value for our Company and our shareholders,” Henderson concluded.

Once the formal Government announcement comes we will update this story as according to Point Blank’s own press release, they have been selected as a “chosen supplier” indicating that others may also be awarded.