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Posts from November 2009

Urban Shield 2009

November 24, 2009 at 15:21
Posted in General | Hard Armor
The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting once again this year during the 2009 Urban Shield exercises and Safariland was there! Over 27 teams including Boston PD, the French Nationals “RAID” team and the FBI participated in the events which aim to assess overall tactical, fire and EMS skills in a series of real-life scenarios such as Maritime Interdiction, Tubular Extraction, Hostage Rescue and Active Shooter. Read More »

Weaver™ Style vs. Picatinny Bases

November 19, 2009 at 12:28
Posted in Firearms Accessories
Whether you call it Weaver™ style, cross slot, Picatinny, 1913 mil-std or scope rail, often there’s some confusion about these scope mounting systems. Are they the same? Are they similar? Will my Picatinny rings fit a Weaver style base? That’s easy…in the order asked above, no, yes and definitely maybe. Read More »

New NIJ Standard for Body Armor Sets Performance and Testing Requirements for Ballistic Resistance

November 10, 2009 at 11:30
Posted in Body Armor
Body armor is changing for the better, thanks to new performance standards set by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime-control and justice issues. The new NIJ Standard-0101.06, as it’s officially called, specifies revised minimum-performance requirements that body armor must meet to satisfy the needs of criminal-justice agencies. It also establishes the methods... Read More »