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2012 Safariland Press Releases

June 08, 2012
Safariland® Save Sgt. Randy Crowther Represents Safariland in 2012 Police Unity Tour

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, is pleased to announce that Sergeant Randy Crowther of the Orem, UT Police Department, and a member of the Safariland® Saves Club®, represented Safariland in the 2012 Police Unity Tour. Crowther, riding his Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike 29er, left Somerset, NJ with a small group of 300 other officers from the Western United States for the first leg of the tour. This group was part of a much larger assembly of law enforcement officer cyclists who were making the ride to Washington, DC to take part in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation (NLEOMF) ceremony.

June 06, 2012
Team Safariland Shooters Doug Koenig and Julie Golob Win Big at the 2012 NRA Bianchi Cup

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, proudly congratulates Team Safariland members on their outstanding wins at the 2012 MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup Championship in Columbia, MO, May 23-26, 2012. After a tough competition, Koenig took home his 14th overall win and Julie Golob achieved top honors winning her 3rd Ladies National Championship with a 1907 144x. Both Koenig and Golob won using the new Safariland Model 014 Competition Holster introduced earlier this year.

May 17, 2012
Safariland® Introduces Enhanced RLS™ Rapid Light System Models

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released the newest versions of its popular Rapid Light System (RLS™) featuring an innovative dual brightness control, a scalloped bezel and a dual section pressure switch. The RLS is ideal for law enforcement, security personnel, and civilians alike as it combines a bright gun-mounted light and hand-held flashlight into one easy-to-use integrated light system.

May 04, 2012
Safariland® Releases Next Generation Competition Holster

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, announced today that it has released the Model 014 Open Class Competition Holster. This holster offers a host of advantages over other competition holsters, primarily in its ability to be customized. It is fully adjustable, compact and lightweight, and features an adjustable slider bar for the muzzle retainer that helps to keep the handgun from being knocked out of holster while seated. The Safariland Model 014 Open Class Competition Holster is the next generation of competition holster for the Open and Limited Class shooter. It will accommodate handguns from 5” to 7.5” in length, including the compensator, and it is made of hard anodized aluminum with a limited-movement pivot ball that provides four axis adjustments.

April 30, 2012
Safariland Introduces Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike for Law Enforcement

Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today at the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Conference that it is introducing a brand new Patrol Bike product line for the law enforcement market. Safariland has teamed with Kona USA, one of the world’s leading all-terrain bicycle manufacturers, to develop the flagship product in the line, the Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike 29er. Safariland is supporting this with an integrated line of bike related products from their branded armor, duty gear and protective gear lines to new offerings of bike accessories, including apparel and hardware.

April 26, 2012
Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike Team Participates In 24 Hours at Old Pueblo

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, participated in the 13th annual Kona® Bikes 24 Hours of Old Pueblo with its new Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike 29er. Held in Tucson, Arizona on February 17-19, 2012, this event is described as the largest 24-hour mountain biking event in the United States. Safariland’s involvement in the ride was focused on testing their law enforcement Patrol Bike to see just how well the 29er would do against the rough and rugged desert environment.

April 25, 2012
PROTECH® Tactical Introduces the Redesigned Bark-9™ Canine Vest

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the redesigned Bark-9™ canine vest for law enforcement service dogs. The Bark-9 carrier is fully adjustable and incorporates a rugged Cordura® nylon exterior material for long-lasting wear. The Bark-9 is available with two ballistic options using the same materials as the PROTECH MR01 Type II and Type IIIA ballistic packages.

January 26, 2012
Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike Unveiled at 2012 SHOT Show

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, previewed their new Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike at the 2102 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 18-21. Poised to launch to the market later this year, Safariland used this venue to announce the partnership with world-renowned mountain bicycle manufacturer, KONA, USA, Inc. to offer a premium patrol bike to meet the specific needs of bike patrol officers.

January 19, 2012
Safariland® Introduces the New KleenBore™ CableKleen™ Kit

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduces the KleenBore™ CableKleen™ gun cleaning kit. This innovative pull-through style system was developed in response to demand from law enforcement, military, hunters and competition shooters for a more effective, compact, pull-through gun cleaning kit that is also quick and easy to use. CableKleen delivers on these demands with features such as an integrated multi-caliber patch holder, combination patch holder/brushes, and a triple-action gun cleaning brush.

January 18, 2012
Hatch Impactor Fighting Shield Provides Non-Ballistic Protection for the Forearm

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the Hatch® Impactor™, a unique, non-ballistic, multi-functional arm shield that is durable and lightweight and provides for protection of the officer in both defensive and counter-strike situations. It is designed to work in concert with defensive baton techniques and/or OC spray.

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