Posts Tagged ‘Survival Armor’

Survival Armor Adds 2 To Their Survivors Club

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Survival Armor has announced they’ve added two new partners to their Survivors Club. The full release can be read below:

Survival Armor Special Project Director Gary Hughes is pleased to announce two new additions to our Survivors Club. The Survivors Club is made up of our public safety partners who have been protected from serious or life threatening injury and death by wearing or using Survival Armor products. We ask that all officers remember that their Survival Armor body armor is capable of saving them from more than just gunfire, as illustrated below.

-Fort Collins CO

A Fort Collins Colorado Police Department officer was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered an intoxicated suspect at the top of a stairwell. The suspect presented a .38 special revolver and fired, striking the officer in the upper right shoulder tab of his Survival Armor ballistic vest, less than 1”from the edge of the panel. The officer was able to return fire, killing the suspect. The bullet was stopped on the very front of the officer’s Survival Armor ballistic vest, preventing serious life threatening injury to the officer.

-Cedar Hill TX

A Cedar Hill Police Department officer, Ann McSwain, was attempting to arrest a violent offender who managed to light her and two other detectives on fire. While the two detectives suffered minor burns, Officer McSwain suffered 3rd degree burns over roughly 20% of her body. Her uniform shirt and trousers were burned away, but her Survival Armor ballistic vest, in her words, “protected me perfectly and I suffered no burns whatsoever on my torso”. Officer McSwain is on the road to recovery and looking forward to returning to work.

Survival Armor Announces The X50 And The GRID-HERCULES Attachment System At 2014 SHOT Show

Monday, January 13th, 2014

For Immediate Release – FT Myers FL – Survival Armor leader in the US ballistic protection industry announces the X50 enhanced ergonomically designed tactical vest and the H-Warrior with the GRID-HERCULES™ attachment system at the 2014 SHOT show.

X 50

The X50 is an enhanced ergonomically designed tactical vest to accommodate today needs for wearable, yet maneuverable, outer tactical vest. This new vest features a patented shoulder attachment system (SAS) which provides a second point of contact to secure the officer’s critical gear. Shoulder Sling Trap (SLT) provides a tunnel to keep the sling off your neck. To enhance weapon stock retention, a Rubberized Weapon Pocket (RWP) is located at the shoulder. There is a built in Wire Management System (WMS) to keep wires internal for cleaner look and no hang ups. The unit also includes Mission Adaptable Pouch System (MAPS) and down officer Drag Strap. For upgrading of protection, the unit also has internal front and rear top loading rifle plate pockets to fit plates from 7”x9” up to 12”x14”.

Warrior wNewPC

The GRID-HERCULES™ attachment system is now available on the H-Warrior product line. GRID-HERCULES™ a revolutionary material that replaces the current Cordura and MOLLE webbing attachment system. This system increases the strength while decreasing overall weight of the tactical vest. The GRID-HERCULES™ engineered material is a highly specialized applied coating to base textile fabric making it waterproof. It is specifically designed to enhance the physical properties of impact, abrasion, and heat/flame resistance, as well as, tear/tensile strength along with its flame retardant properties. The GRID-HERCULES™ material has successfully completed and passed U.S. DOD requirements for MOLLE attachment point testing protocol and can be used for load bearing components of the Soldier Protection System (SPS). GRID-HERCULES™ is a trademark of Absecon Industries. All rights reserved.

All new products can be seen at Booth #31403 at the 2014 SHOT Show

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Survival Armor Welcomes Gary Hughes

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Survival Armor is excited to introduce the addition of Gary Hughes, Director of Special Projects as a full time member of the Survival Armor team. Gary Hughes has been affiliated with Survival Armor since its inception and brings with him over 20 years of experience in the body armor industry.

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kurt Osborne says, “Survival Armor is committing resources to continue our growth and market penetration with the
ultimate goal of becoming the number one body armor supplier in the US, Gary’s vast ballistic and armor knowledge will lend support to the entire Survival Armor sales team and help us accomplish this goal.”

Gen II CTAV Panels from CORTAC

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

We recently told you about CORTAC and Survival Armor teaming up to integrate Cooling and Trauma Attenuating Vest (CTAV) panels into Survival Armor’s products.



In the previous article the photo we showed depicted the Generation I CTAV panels. Here, you can see the Gen II panels.

CORTAC And Survival Armor Join Forces to Bring the CTAV to Body Armor

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

You may have seen the ADS video on this lashup during SHOT Show. Basically, what’s happening is that CTAV maker CORTAC and Survival Armor have entered into an exclusive agreement to integrate the Cooling and Trauma Attenuating Vest (CTAV) panels into Survival Armor’s body armor carriers. CTAV is an “Advanced Impact Resistance Technology creates a “behind armor thermoregulated microclimate [that] promotes convection while vented panels improve heat dissipation.”

“We couldn’t ask for a better partner in this endeavor than Survival,” said Jeremy Harrell, President of CORTAC. “They are well known for ground-breaking advances in the industry, so teaming up with us to integrate the CTAV into their armor is the latest in a long list of pioneering efforts on their part and we’re pleased to be working with them.”

Until now, the CTAV has only been available as an after-market accessory purchase to be affixed onto armor carriers. By integrating the CTAV panels into armor carrier systems, CORTAC claims that users can have a CTAV experience with greater seamlessness and ease, while enjoying the strength and protection of Survival’s body armor.

“CORTAC and their CTAV product obviously took the industry by storm when it launched early last year and we immediately realized the game-changing impact they were making,” said Kurt Osborne, Vice President of Survival Armor. “We’re proud to be working with the folks at CORTAC and we appreciate their partnership.