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2011 Safariland Press Releases

March 17, 2011
Safariland Introduces Two Innovative NIJ-06 Female Armor Models to Second Chance Summit Series

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, proudly announced today that it has released two new innovative structured female armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The Second Chance® SM01F Type II and SM01F Type IIIA are designs that usher in a new era of female body armor for the Second Chance® brand. Under development for the last 18 months, these new structured designs provide the optimal fit and comfort demanded by today’s female officer. Both models are hybrid designs that feature Core Matrix Technology™, high performance Honeywell® Gold Shield®, and radial offset pleating for 360° protection around the bust. The combination of these materials and technology offers advanced ballistic performance and trauma protection, which have long been synonymous with the Second Chance® brand.

March 15, 2011
Team Safariland Shooter Randi Rogers Dominates at Shooting Events

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, congratulates its newest Team Safariland member, Randi Rogers, for her wins at two major matches in February. Using two top-selling Safariland holster models, she took High Lady at the USPSA (United States Practical Pistol Association) Florida Open and achieved Ladies National Champion at the IDPA Indoor National Championships.

March 14, 2011
Safariland Adds SM01F Type II to NIJ-06 Compliant Armor Models of SAVVY Products

New SAVVY armor models first certified using exclusive Gore-Tex(r) fabric panel covering. The SM01F Type II is part of the SAVVY, Armor For Women™ line of concealable armor. It joins the SM01F Type IIIA as the first NIJ-06 compliant, form-fit female armor to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9 mm & .357 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the SAVVY SM01F Type II along with the Type IIIA, is also the first NIJ-06 certified armor panel to use the exclusive, waterproof protection of Gore-Tex® fabric as a panel covering. The Gore-Tex fabric panel covering is form-fit to the armor panel, seam-sealed and provides odor and stain protection against environmental elements. Gore-Tex fabric can also be provided as an upgrade for other Safariland certified armor models.

February 15, 2011
Safariland Adds First “In Conjunction With” Type III/IV NIJ-06 Hard Armor Plate to PROTECH Tactical

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the release of its first In Conjunction With (ICW) hard armor rifle plate that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). ICW means that the hard armor plate was certified in conjunction with an NIJ-06 soft armor ballistic model: the PROTECH® Type IIIA BR01 (BA-3A00S-BR01). This is the first PROTECH hard armor plate to satisfy both the NIJ-06 Type III and Type IV rifle threat rounds and is the fifth hard armor plate certified under the new, robust NIJ-06 standard.

February 07, 2011
Team Safariland Member Maggie Reese on New Season of "Top Shot"

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announces that Team Safariland shooter Maggie Reese has been selected as a participant on the hit reality show, Top Shot, Season 2 on the History Channel.

January 24, 2011
Safariland Expands Line of PROTECH IMPAC Special Threat Plates

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the new PROTECH® IMPAC™-RT Plus to its line of PROTECH IMPAC special threat plates. These plates provide law enforcement officers the option to upgrade protection against rifle threats.

January 20, 2011
Safariland Introduces the New AR 15 Scope Mounts

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced the debut of its new AR15 Scope Mount line. The new Safariland AR 15 mounts are designed specifically for flat top receivers with Picatinny rails. Three models are available to meet the needs of military, law enforcement and sport shooters. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, Safariland AR 15 mounts have skeletonized top caps and bases that reduce weight. Each top cap is secured by four screws to prevent movement of the scope or red dot sight. The corners are rounded to remove sharp edges and lessen the chance of snagging on other gear and webbing. The mounts are secured to the receiver with mil-spec thumb knobs with integral washers that can be tightened by hand or with a regular screwdriver.

January 20, 2011
Safariland Training Group Announces 2011 Training Conference Dates and new Course Offerings

The Safariland Training Group will hold its second annual Training Group Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Kenner, La., November 1 - November 5, 2011.

January 19, 2011
Safariland Introduces Dedicated 3-Gun Case for Growing Multi-Gun Competition Market

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the release of the Model 4556 3-Gun Competition Case for the competitive shooting market. An entirely new design, this model was developed specifically for use by competitors in the rapidly growing Multi-Gun shooting arena. Providing key features requested by today’s competitive shooter, this case offers efficient organization and eliminates the need for several separate cases or gear bags.

January 19, 2011
Bianchi Leather Concealment Holsters for the Taurus Judge

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the addition of four new fits for the Bianchi Model 5 Black Widow™ and 7 Shadow® II to accommodate the popular Taurus Judge revolver handgun models in both 2.5” and 3” cylinder sizes.

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