Tactical Response

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Mossberg FLEX 12-Gau...

The Mossberg FLEX shotgun is a truly amazing modular system that swaps barrels, stock...
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Excited Delirium

By Hamilton, Andrew

Excited Delirium is long recognized but still not well understood in the medical comm...
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Lenco BearCat X3

By Tactical Response Staff

The BearCat X3 is especially well-suited to off-road and rural missions. It is a pick...
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Choosing a Patrol Ri...

By Wilson, Warren

Researching the available options before purchasing a red dot optic can ensure gettin...
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Choosing Your Rifle ...

By Wilson, Warren

Riflescopes today are available with a wide variety of reticle designs, magnification...
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What Every Police Le...

By Dale Stockton

Select armor rated to stop your own duty gun. Consider external carriers. Be sure the...
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By O'Reilly, Tina

Propper makes duty and off-duty apparel from hats to boots, from jackets to body armo...
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Team Wendy Helmets

By Mickey Davis, Jim Weiss

Team Wendy was founded in 1997 by Cleveland-based entrepreneur Dan T. Moore as a memo...
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The expanded product line from 5.11 Tactical promises both performance and value with...
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Gore’s Advanced Unif...

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W.L. Gore & Associates has developed a new material called GORE® Katana Fabric. It us...
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By Eugene Nielsen

The magazine is as critical as the ammo we use. The critical component in any semi-au...
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  • 2015 Ford F150 Supercab Under Rear Seat Lockbox

    July 1, 2015

    2015 Ford F150 Supercab Under Rear Seat Lockbox Tuffy Part Number 319 This high security 16 gauge steel security lockbox mounts under the rear seat in a 2015+ Ford F150 SuperCab (Extended Cab). The full width formfitting design of the Tuffy lockbox has over 3000 cubic inches of lockable storage. Itís secured contents are easily accessed by flipping either or both of the rear seat(s) up and opening the corresponding lid(s). The unique design allows the full width to be used to stow firearms or other long items.  Featuring Tuffyís Pry-Guard Locking System with a 10 tumbler double bitted security lock with built in weather seals. Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design making it easier to operate the seat releases as well as aiding passenger ingress and egress. The innovative mounting system is only accessed from inside the box. When additional floor space is needed the entire lockbox can be removed in seconds without the need for any tools. Mounts inconspicuously under the seat out of apparent site of would be thieves. Is quickly and easily installed using the factory hardware without drilling. FEATURES: Over 3000 Cubic inches of lockable storage space. Exclusive 10 tumbler double bitted lock with built in weather seals. Pry-Guard locking system featuring 1/8" thick welded steel components. Stealthy design is hidden under the seat from prying eyes. Welded 16 Gauge steel construction and durable texture powder coat finish. Weather resistant lid design incorporates an exclusive Pin-Lock hinging system with built-in lid stop for added security. The innovative mounting system permits removal from vehicle in seconds from inside the box when unlocked without the need for tools. Mounting hardware provided. Quick and easy install does not require drilling. Weather & dust seals. Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design making it easier to operate the seat releases as well as aiding passenger access. FITS: F150 SuperCab (Extended Cab) 2015+ Part #: 319 Price: $319.00

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  • Michigan’s Shiawassee County: County Cuts Cop Couriers From Warrant Requests

    May 1, 2015

    County Cuts Cop Couriers From Warrant Requests By Shiawassee Chief Assistant County Prosecutor Daniel Nees and Tim Wacker Police in Michigan’s Shiawassee County called it the “Prosecutor Run.” A trip made twice daily by officers from Shiawassee’s 16 police departments to the county prosecutor’s office to drop off the paperwork required to issue arrest warrants. The Prosecutor Run took hours from an officer’s workday while adding wear and tear on patrol cars and gas to the costs incurred by each department conducting them. Then there was the cost Shiawassee’s communities bore of not having those officers on the streets doing the jobs they are trained to do. All that and a lot more in the rigidly run process of issuing warrant requests have been eliminated or automated by computer commands now being executed by a county-run software system. "Warrant requests were a pretty involved process for us prior to going with the county’s Laserfiche ECM program,” says Shiawassee Sheriff’s Lt. Walter McPherson, referring to the software system the prosecutor’s office opened to law enforcement agencies last year. “Before that, an officer would spend two or three hours every day running the paperwork back and forth, longer if it was a complicated case. Now department secretaries do it all electronically.” Secretaries could also conduct the Prosecutor Run for much less cost than dispatching officers in patrol cars, but confidentiality and numerous other legalities involved in processing warrant requests prohibits that. So, the Prosecutor Run was seen as an inevitable expense costing 300 to 500 hours per week that police spent carrying paperwork back and forth. The Prosecutor Run was also an unacceptable expense in this age of computer automation. That was how national Laserfiche ECM reseller General Code put it in a presentation to the Shiawassee County prosecutor's office in mid-2013. At that time, the prosecutor's office was using an entirely paper-based records management system contained in rows of metal filing cabinets. The county knew it could realize considerable labor savings by converting the paper documents into electronic records, thereby eliminating the filing cabinets. General Code vice president of strategy, Daniel Foster, pointed out even greater labor savings is available from the numerous software modules within the system which can automate the handling of those electronic images once they are converted. Foster first proposed using Laserfiche ECM’s Workflow module to eliminate the Prosecutor Run. By opening up police department access to the county system, the warrant requests officers were carrying back and forth could be transferred in seconds via computer PDF files and email. It took General Code technicians a few weeks to make those connections using Workflow, but when it was finished so was the Prosecutor Run. General Code wasn’t finished. Its engineers still saw lots of paper and work that could be eliminated and automated in the prosecutor’s office to cut hours and days off the time required to turn warrant requests into court appearances for people breaking the law. When a warrant request arrives at the county prosecutor’s office, it kicks off what often is a long chain of official actions and authorizations needed to meet all the confidentiality and legal requirements to produce a document that will withstand a judge’s scrutiny. Numerous offices and officials can be involved in the various combinations of manual tasks assigned to the different types of warrant requests received every day. Working with Laserfiche integration consultants IPDigital and the prosecutor’s IT staff, General Code automated dozens of steps once done manually to issue those warrants. If the warrant request involves a juvenile offender, the redactions deemed necessary to insure confidentiality are now conducted automatically. If screening staff at the county decide a warrant request is incomplete—which includes about 20 percent of those submitted—they note the missing items and Workflow automatically returns it for correction, eliminating yet more prosecutor runs for police departments. If a warrant request passes the initial screening for further processing, emails alerts of the pending paperwork are sent to those next in line to receive it while the sender is also alerted when the warrant request has been successfully received. If problems arise, or supplemental information is needed at any step along the way, staffers note the revisions needed and Workflow returns or reroutes the request with similar alerts to sender and receiver. Nothing gets lost in the system anymore. “It’s one of the most elaborate process automations I’ve ever seen,” says IPDigital president William Peyton. “I’ve not received any calls for support in months and the system is little more than a year old. It makes you wonder what the limitations of this technology are.” Shortly after the system was up and running, those limitations were tested and surpassed in two key ways. First, General Code proposed using another of the system’s software modules called Forms to eliminate the still very time-consuming process for police to manually pull the information from department records management systems and then type it into the PDFs sent over to the prosecutor’s office. The next step was to tie the county system into the state’s arrest and convictions records repository, called ACT, for assignment of a case number, the final step before an arrest warrant can be issued. Now when police request a warrant, the supporting documentation is automatically uploaded from police records management systems into an electronic form which is then uploaded into the warrant request PDF emailed to the prosecutor’s office. When it clears the prosecutor’s office it is routed to the state’s ACT system where it is reviewed again and, if deemed complete, assigned a case number and forwarded to the submitting police department. All this happens automatically. The county’s integration with the state’s ACT system also allows the prosecutor’s office to access state arrest and conviction records which often play a key role in promulgating the final charges put into the warrants, eliminating yet another function no longer handled by police. “We no longer need to pull the conviction and criminal histories and copy them and send them over,” McPherson says. “The time and cost savings for the departments is significant. It took some work, but it all seems so simple now that it’s up and running.” Elegant is a better word to describe the system, Foster says. Workflow now automates dozens of operations police and prosecutors previously did by hand but the build-out took several months of collaborative efforts by IT staff at both agencies. Tying the local, county, and state systems together required another several weeks of effort by staff at all three levels of government, Foster says. "From the outset, the police and prosecutors involved had a keen appreciation for what this technology can do for them," Foster says. "That is vital, when building these systems. It required a level of commitment and patience to put everything in place, but now they are reaping the rewards." What used to take two or three days now takes little more than a morning. Moreover, as staff become more accustomed and proficient at using the system, unexpected benefits and opportunities for expansion into new areas of operations continually arise. Chief among the benefits is the elimination of a lot of errors in Shiawassee’s warrant requests. The accuracy of input into ACT from Shiawassee County has improved dramatically, while other counties still have had some pretty serious problems. As a result the state has congratulated Shiawassee on the improved accuracy of the warrant requests it submits to ACT. That fact is not being lost on other counties in Michigan and elsewhere in the country which all must conduct pretty much the same prosecutor runs and cope with all the manual work behind warrant requests, according to Foster. “We’re implementing similar solutions in Oneida and Tompkins counties in New York, and in Franklin County in Pennsylvania,” he says. “Those systems are not quite as elaborate, but now that Shiawassee has so successfully automated so much of its warrant request process, those offices and others are showing greater interest.” The automation of the Prosecutor Run has law enforcement in Shiawassee County looking at expanding Workflow into another time consuming operation police must still conduct manually: printing out the warrants the prosecutor's have issued and driving them over to the courts to be executed. That too will be automated if the county courts agree to allow electronic signatures to be legally binding. There does not appear to be a name for that courier service yet, but if Workflow is brought into the process one will not be needed. “It will save Shiawassee’s police departments even more time,” says Foster. “Courts in other counties we work with have adopted electronic signatures, we expect it’s just a matter of time before Shiawassee’s courts do so as well.” Tim Wacker is a technical writer for NBN Communications, a Massachusetts-based writing services company.  

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  • AGENTS REMAIN IN DISGUISE WITH NEW COMMUNICATIONS KIT

    April 7, 2015

    AGENTS REMAIN IN DISGUISE WITH NEW COMMUNICATIONS KIT TCI’s New CIPS ‘Covert In Plain Sight’ Kit Connects Patrol Radio to Standard Earbuds ONTARIO, California – TCITM, a brand of The Safariland Group, introduces an ingenious CIPS (“Covert In Plain Sight”) Communications Kit for police officers. The new CIPS Kit allows plainclothes officers to remain covert as they transmit communications through standard earbuds commonly associated with smartphones or MP3 players - making it appear as if the operator is listening to music or simply talking on the phone. Ideal for covert and plainclothes officers, the CIPS Communications Kit connects to a tactical radio and enables two-way communication through the earbud microphone, just like a cell phone. A separate micro PTT (Push-to-Talk) hook-and-loop ring attaches to a fingertip or belt loop, enabling the operator to key the radio and use the microphone in the headset without any indication to outsiders that a tactical radio is in use. “With the new CIPS Kit, our goal is to allow law enforcement officers to keep open and clear communication with their teams with state-of-the-art equipment,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment. “And, by wearing those ubiquitous white earbuds, agents blend into the crowd since no one looks twice when they see someone wearing them.” Engineered for maximum discretion, the CIPS Kit’s 60” cable is optimal for running smoothly under clothing. The micro PTT ring comes in black or beige to blend in with clothing. The lightweight and low-profile unit also features a quick-detach system with no threaded plugs or hardwired connections, and is compatible with most tactical and patrol radios. TCI has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality products for almost 20 years and is well known as a market leader in high-end military and tactical communications systems. With a comprehensive understanding of industry requirements, TCI is excited to enter the retail market with the innovative CIPS Communications Kit as they provide the same level of expertise and commitment to the law enforcement community. The CIPS Communication Kit retails for approximately $140 including white earbuds and can be found at http://ow.ly/LgCG7. - More -About TCI Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) manufactures various high-performance custom tactical communication headsets, audio solutions and commercial off-the-shelf communications products. Founded in 1996 by a group of law enforcement professionals with extensive experience in tactical training and mission work, the TCI brand is built upon a comprehensive understanding of requirements for the law enforcement, public safety, security and military markets worldwide. About The Safariland Group The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Defense Technology®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC. For further information, please contact: Chastine Gabiola Communications Specialist The Safariland Group Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302 chastine.gabiola@safariland.com ###

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  • Two-Wire Patrol Kit Brings TCI Quality for Police Officers

    April 6, 2015

    Two-Wire Patrol Kit Brings TCI Quality for Police Officers New Lightweight and Affordable Headset through the Retail Market ONTARIO, California – TCITM, a brand of The Safariland Group, is excited to release the new Two-Wire Patrol Kit, a lightweight communications kit for law enforcement officers. As a manufacturer of high-performance tactical audio solutions, TCI now offers the same military- grade quality to police officers. This economically-priced unit is an ideal replacement for the bulky shoulder-worn speaker microphone handset officers may have. Designed for patrol, security and surveillance communications, the Two-Wire Patrol Kit is made with high-quality acoustic tubing and a small, high-gain in-line microphone that keeps the unit lightweight while still providing excellent sound quality. A Hirose connector is also included and allows an officer to quickly disconnect the radio without having to twist the headset jack – which can potentially degrade the wiring connection overtime. “We are proud to bring the same excellent quality that TCI is known for in the military and tactical market to the uniformed law enforcement market,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment. “TCI has a long-standing excellent reputation among the military and tactical teams for high-end, quality products. Now, we are able to offer TCI products in the retail market at competitive pricing for patrol officers.” The Two-Wire Patrol Kit is sure to catch the eye of officers looking to upgrade their standard issue microphone handset for a nimbler unit that allows constant clear communication. Other industries that depend on two-way communication will also take note as the new unit’s affordability makes it an excellent option for security, hospitality and industrial workers as well. Now available for retail sale, the Two-Wire Patrol Kit is offered at an MSRP of just $110.00, and can be purchased directly at http://ow.ly/LfYrf. About Tactical Command Industries Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) manufactures various high-performance custom tactical communication headsets, audio solutions and commercial off-the-shelf communications products. Founded in 1996 by a group of law enforcement professionals with extensive experience in tactical training and mission work, the TCI brand is built upon a comprehensive understanding of requirements for the law enforcement, public safety, security and military markets worldwide. For more information, please visit www.safariland.com/tci. - More - A BRAND OF THE SAFARILAND GROUP 1/2About The Safariland Group The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Defense Technology ®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC. For further information, please contact: Chastine Gabiola Communications Specialist The Safariland Group Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302 chastine.gabiola@safariland.com # # #

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  • SHOTSPOTTER ADDS SIX NEW CITIES IN SECOND HALF 2014

    January 28, 2015

    SHOTSPOTTER ADDS SIX NEW CITIES IN SECOND HALF 2014; NOW IN MORE THAN 90 CITIES TO HELP DETER ILLEGAL URBAN GUNFIRE  Denver, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Savannah/Chatham, Trenton and Cape Town Deploy its Gunfire Detection Technology to Fight Urban Crime NEWARK, Calif. – January 28, 2015 – SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter and the global leader in gunfire detection, location, alerting and analysis, today announced it is now deployed in more than 90 cities worldwide, with six new cities --  Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Pittsburgh, PA; Savannah/Chatham, GA., Trenton, N.J. and Cape Town, South Africa -- signing up in the second half of 2014 to bring ShotSpotter to their communities. In addition, Long Island (Suffolk County), NY, Minneapolis, MN and Oakland, CA each expanded their coverage areas again by a total of almost six square miles added in the three cities combined.  Glendale, AZ and Birmingham and Montgomery, AL have chosen to convert their legacy deployments to ShotSpotter Flex, SST’s cloud-based subscription service that includes 24/7 monitoring with real time reviewed alerts which provide additional context to help ensure officer safety when responding to the scene of a gunshot incident.    “We are excited to see how law enforcement leaders leverage ShotSpotter as a critical element in their comprehensive program to fight illegal urban gunfire,” said Ralph A. Clark, President and CEO of SST.  “Our 2014 National Gunfire Index, which we’ll release next month, compares 2014 gunfire to 2013 gunfire in ShotSpotter-monitored communities and details a significant reduction in gunfire incidents across the U.S. in those cities that are using ShotSpotter. The unique real time gun crime intelligence we provide helps local agencies offer a higher quality of service to many underserved communities.  As a result community support and law enforcement collaboration increases thereby deterring and preventing gun crime.” ShotSpotter as a Service  SST offers ShotSpotter Flex as an affordable annual subscription service that is a hosted, cloud-based solution. With the subscription service, city agencies no longer have to fund the purchase of expensive capital equipment or maintain the equipment after installation.    Included in ShotSpotter Flex is SST’s Reviewed Alerts Service, which provides immediate review and qualification of all gunfire incidents by ShotSpotter-staffed and trained gunshot acoustic experts. About ShotSpotter ShotSpotter Flex helps local law enforcement agencies by directing police to the precise location of illegal gunfire incidents enabling first responders to aid victims, collect evidence and quickly apprehend armed, dangerous offenders. The ShotSpotter actionable intelligence can then be used to prevent future crimes by positioning law enforcement when and where crime is likely to occur. With ShotSpotter Flex police now possess a scientific barometer of success since smart policing leads to fewer shootings.  About SST, Inc. SST, Inc. is the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis solutions available today. SST’s ShotSpotter Flex™ is the leading gunfire alert and analysis solution for detecting gunshots and providing critical intelligence to give law enforcement agencies the detailed real-time data needed to investigate, analyze and prosecute gun related crimes.  It is a proven solution provider with more than 90 installations across the United States and the world, this translates to a coverage area of almost 300 square miles in the U.S. alone.  SST recently launched SecureCampus™, a gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at university and school campuses and other critical infrastructure locations. It also offers ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure, a reliable and cost-effective physical security solution designed to detect gunfire and explosive attacks on energy substations, bulk electrical power grids, airports and other large outdoor structures.  Privately held, the company possesses multiple patents resulting from nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter at www.shotspotter.com, or follow SST and @ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter,Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.    Copyright © 2014 SST, Inc™.  All rights reserved. ShotSpotter Flex℠, ShotSpotter Onsite™, ShotSpotter SpecialOps™, ShotSpotter®, ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System®, ShotSpotter SiteSecure™, SST SecureCampus™ and the ShotSpotter logo are trademarks of SST, Inc™. SST and ShotSpotter technology is protected by one or more issued U.S. and foreign patents, with other domestic and foreign patents pending. Please see http://www.shotspotter.com/patents ###

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  • FLIR launches next generation thermal camera for law enforcement

    January 20, 2015

    FLIR launches next generation thermal camera for law enforcement LS Series feature high resolution color display with enhanced digital zoom and InstAlert.™ WILSONVILLE, OR – January 20, 2015 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR), the world’s leading manufacturer of thermal cameras, announces the release of the FLIR LS-X and LS-XR handheld thermal cameras, which are built for the demanding missions of the modern law enforcement officer. The newest and most advanced cameras in the field-proven LS series, the LS-X and LS-XR feature enhanced high resolution color displays, extended range performance and video output for recording and external displays. The LS-X has a 320 x 240 sensor and up to 4X e-zoom, while the LS-XR has a 640 x 480 sensor with up to 8X e-zoom for superior vision. Both are designed for simple, single hand use in rugged conditions. The LS-Series thermal imagers see heat, instead of light, allowing law enforcement professionals to search in total darkness and avoid using flashlights that could reveal their location. The LS-Series cameras feature multiple imaging modes that can detect the body heat of a human or animals through light fog, rain and even smoke. LS-Series cameras are easy to carry and operate with one hand. Simple, with fully-automatic operation, they have an intuitive interface with multiple operating modes, including FLIR’s exclusive InstAlert™, which turns hot objects bright red on screen, allowing law enforcement the ability to quickly see hiding suspects quickly. “By enhancing situational awareness, the LS-Series helps law enforcement officers do their job more effectively in low light conditions,” said Tom Surran, FLIR Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Officers can expedite search and rescues, find hidden compartments, recover evidence, and enhance officer and public safety with the power of thermal imaging.” For more information regarding the new LS Series, visit www.flir.com/LE About FLIR Systems FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

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  • Safariland 537 GLS and 547 PRD Holsters to be Featured at SHOT Show

    January 20, 2015

    For Immediate Release January 20, 2015 537 GLS and 547 PRD Holsters to be Featured at SHOT Show Newest Safariland holsters blend comfort and technology ONTARIO, California – Building on its successful line of concealment holsters with internal retention systems, Safariland® will feature two new products, the 537 GLSTM and 547 PRDTM Open Top Concealment Belt Slide Holsters, at the 2015 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth #12762. The 537 GLSTM Open Top Concealment Belt Slide Holster features Safariland’s unique Grip Lock System (GLS), an innovative technology that automatically secures a handgun when holstered and releases it upon application of the middle finger with a standard shooting grip for a more intuitive and safer release. The holster is designed for the ultimate experience in custom fit and comfort, featuring tension adjustment for tailoring handgun fit and a soft flexible holster body that molds around the wearer. The 547 PRDTM Open Top Concealment Belt Slide Holster is engineered with a low profile and wide weight disbursement for comfort and concealability. The Pinch Retention Device (PRD) secures the holstered firearm by clamping on to both sides of the trigger guard when the gun is fully-seated, and releases it upon initiation of the draw by pulling through the device. Both holsters fit 1.5” (38mm) belt loops. The Model 537 GLS version is available in Plain Black finish and is offered at $56.00, while the 547 PRD concealment model is available in all STX finishes with an MSRP of $37.00. For more information, please click here. About Safariland® Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/safariland. About The Safariland Group The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, - More - A BRAND OF THE SAFARILAND GROUP 1/2Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC. For further information, please contact: Chastine Gabiola Communications Specialist The Safariland Group Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302 chastine.gabiola@safariland.com ###

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  • Reebok athletic technology takes tactical footwear to the next level

    January 13, 2015

    Reebok athletic technology takes tactical footwear to the next level See the new Reebok Dauntless Ultra-Light Series at SHOT Show® 2015, booth #10179 St. Louis, MO (January 13, 2015) – Warson Brands, manufacturers of quality military and tactical footwear and exclusive licensee for Reebok military and tactical boots, recently announced a new line of Reebok branded tactical footwear, the Dauntless Ultra-Light Series. “These boots are a perfect fusion of Reebok athletic technology and Warson’s tactical/military experience,” said Jimmy Maritz, Warson Product Innovations. “Seamless technology gives you upper support, flexibility, and a glove-like fit. And an injected EVA midsole adds stability and comfort while removing weight. That’s the athletic technology. All this is built on top of our long-wearing Dauntless All-Terrain rubber outsole with 360-degree traction on any surface. These are high performance boots designed for the extreme demands of law enforcement and military use.” The Dauntless Ultra-Light Series is available in an 8-inch tactical boot, 5-inch athletic hiker – both with side zips – and in an athletic oxford. Each style is all-black. They offer NATO laces, moisture wicking nylon mesh liner, removable injected EVA cushion insert, dual density rubber bottom, and lightweight injected EVA cushion midsole. They are 100% non-metallic. The athletic oxford has a TPU bruise plate, which provides additional stability and protection on rocky terrain. Also available in coyote and limited edition Kryptek-Typhon camouflage. Reebok military and tactical footwear is available now through select duty uniform retailers throughout the United States. For more information, visit ReebokWork.com http://www.macrovis.net/nr/war-006.html  Bill Mills, President, Jim Maritz, CEO, and Warson Brands sales and production teams will be available at SHOT Show® 2015, booth #10179 to answer any questions. ************** Warson Brands, also known as Warson Group, Inc., is headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Warson Brands is a global manufacturer and marketer of military, tactical, and industrial safety footwear since 1989, and provides a variety of work and duty footwear under the world’s finest brand names, Reebok, Rockport Works, Florsheim, Iron Age, Grabbers, and Knapp. Warson Brands is best known for innovation in the areas of foot protection and comfort. Its innovative comfort technology provides superior cushioning and impact protection in long wearing protective footwear that is both light weight and flexible. Warson Brands innovations in the area of foot protection include developing 100% non-metallic protective toe caps made from composite material that is stronger and lighter than steel, and also will not conduct heat, cold, or electricity. Innovations also include protective arch, heel, and metatarsal guards; outsoles that resist chemicals, abrasion, slick surfaces, and extreme heat; and patented devices to protect workers and equipment from static discharge. For more information, visit www.warsonbrands.com. About Reebok Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American- inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. Reebok is committed to helping consumers fulfill their potential and be “fit for life.” Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable consumers to live a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing it. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the Reebok CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. Or, discover Reebok at the following locations: http://facebook.com/reebok http://twitter.com/reebok http://youtube.com/reebok http://news.reebok.com/ Media Contact:  Charlie Claggett  314-754-0382  cclaggett@warsonbrands.com

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  • Bianchi Meets Agency Requirements for Leather Equipment With Affordable PatrolTek Leather Duty Gear

    June 18, 2014

    June 18, 2014 Bianchi Meets Agency Requirements for Leather Equipment With Affordable PatrolTek Leather Duty Gear ONTARIO, California – Bianchi announced today that it has released a new line of leather duty gear under its popular PatrolTekTM brand. This line of leather duty gear equipment for uniformed police officers includes a wide selection of pouches and belts to meet agencies’ demanding requirements. Similar to the traditional quality and construction of Bianchi’s leather duty gear models from years ago, this new line has both the quality and dependability of Bianchi Gunleather®, combined with the value of Bianchi PatrolTek nylon products. Now, with a total of 15 models available, all of the essential duty gear an officer needs can be found at a reasonable price. “With continued budget constraints facing today’s law enforcement agencies, and the popularity of the Bianchi PatrolTek nylon brand, we saw a need in the marketplace to reintroduce Bianchi leather duty gear – duty gear with Bianchi’s high standards in leather craftsmanship for agencies who wear traditional leather equipment,” stated James Dawson, Category Director, for the Bianchi brand. Bianchi PatrolTek leather products are constructed with full-grain heavyweight cowhide for long lasting wear and durability. The PatrolTek leather duty line is offered in black, plain or traditional basketweave finish with either chrome or brass finish hardware. All models are available now. About Bianchi® Bianchi® has been a leading producer of holsters and accessories for the concealment, sporting, law enforcement and military markets worldwide for more than 50 years. From premier leather products including Bianchi Cowboy, to the ruggedly durable AccuMold® and PatrolTekTM lines, Bianchi products are known for their time-proven designs, quality and longevity. Bianchi is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.bianchi- intl.com. About The Safariland Group The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® T actical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC. For further information, please contact: Chastine Gabiola Communications Specialist The Safariland Group Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302 chastine.gabiola@safariland.com

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  • Introducing the New Versus HD Digital Video System from Data911

    March 28, 2014

    Introducing the New Verus HD Digital Video System from Data911  Data911's new Verus HD Digital Video System is a complete mobile video management solution specifically designed for Public Safety and Law Enforcement agencies. Verus brings you the very latest in-car video technology and is unique in that it utilizes open standards HD/IP cameras and can flexibly support a wide variety of configurations and special uses. Features include support for 6 POE/IP HD cameras, 4 independent audio channels including dual 900Mhz wireless microphones, touch screen control interface software, body worn camera integration, LPR ready, and h.264 video encoding. Verus also supports wireless video file transfer, pre-event recording, system and event triggers, the ability to push software configuration changes and updates to the vehicle from the station, and much more. Data911 provides customer technical support and warranty service through our highly trained staff of qualified technology experts in Alameda, California.  To download high res images, "right click save as" link below http://www.thinkipm.com/clientpages/data911/data911verus.tif  To download the Data911 Verus spec sheet or Data911 logos http://www.thinkipm.com/clientpages/data911/data911verus.pdf  http://www.thinkipm.com/clientpages/data911/data911logos.tif More on Data911 - Data911 is a USA company founded in 1984 and headquartered in Alameda, CA. Data911 has been a leader in mobile computing for 30 years. We develop, design, manufacture and support rugged in-car computer and digital video systems for commercial fleets and public safety fleets – all under one roof in Alameda, CA. Data911 focuses on providing mobile hardware and software systems for vehicular environments, our largest market being Public Safety. We began as a developer and manufacturer of software applications specifically for Public Safety and expanded our focus and product development into the mobile computing hardware arena in the late 80's. Data911 is considered by many to be a one-stop shop for vehicular computing needs. Our suite of products provides a vehicle area network consisting of in-car mobile computer systems; in-car cameras with live-streaming video; license plate recognition; body-worn video; and a cloud-hosted, low-cost AVL service for entire fleets. Our integrated solutions and product upgrade program provide the latest in technology at a lower total cost of ownership than other solutions.  As we are the original developer of our hardware and software, one call provides complete technical support for our products and all repairs are done in our corporate location in Alameda, CA. Our approach to vehicular computing is built around three key benchmarks: Occupant Safety Long-term Value Supported by an Upgrade Path Long-term Predictable Support Visit our web page at www.data911.com and contact Data911 today.

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