The new Response Parka is PPE in every sense. The pathogen resistant ASTM F 1671 B.Dry membrane will keep you dry and comfortable in all conditions. High contrast X-walk retroreflective striping helps you be visible in low-light conditions. Specialty responder pockets abound, with upper and lower storage to fit all of your gear. The lightweight flexible shell design allows for year round use with multiple 3-in-1 insulated lining options that zip into the shell. Blauer’s new versatile jacket sets the standard in public safety protection.
Dark Navy (9848): Contrasting 3M™ Scotchlite™ X-Walk Retroreflective Striping
Hi Vis (9848V): Meets NEW ASTM 107-2015 Type P Class III Standard for visibility
ASTM F 1671 Pathogen-Resistant B.DRY membrane liner
Waterproof, Windproof, Breathable
Features and pocketing made for public safety
System Outerwear Compatible – Pick a standalone liner or combine
We had a chance to talk to Walther and shoot their new PPQ-45 at the 2017 SHOT Show Range Day.
The PPQ (Police Pistol Quick Defense Trigger) M2 series of handguns represents the pinnacle of Walther centerfire innovation, engineering and technology. This line is our flagship and is used by German Police as well as numerous law enforcement agencies and militaries throughout the world. The pistol features the Carl Walther signature Quick trigger with a pull between 4.8 and 5.6 lbs. Standard and large interchangeable back straps, adjustable sights, polygonal rifled barrel, and fully ambidextrous controls. This combined with a Tenifer™ finish to deliver the best out of the box production polymer pistol available.
Gould & Goodrich: New from G&G is the open top single and double mag cases. From the forward thinking gurus at Tactical Design Labs (the newest acquisition of Gould & Goodrich) comes the new style of open top mag cases. Anyone that knows me also knows that I have never been a real fan of the open top mag case designs simply because I just didn’t trust friction alone to hold magazines in place but I am now a believer. This new and simple design allows open top secure carry by virtue of a retention lever that is easily pushed aside for quick and easy access. Placing mags into the case is a breeze, and the lever grabs the mag plate immediately upon insertion securing them in place until needed. Available in belt loop and paddle for versatile carry and available soon from On Duty Gear.
Building on their new and very well received duty holster design, G&G now offers the same holster style in concealment carry. By adding a belt loop and paddle attachment, it turns the holster that is a favorite for duty carry into a concealment holster that is sure to take it’s turn as a go-to holster for concealed carry. And as if the holster could not have gotten any better, Gould & Goodrich has replaced the foam at the bottom of the holster with a spring, which makes the draw even smoother. It is also equally addicting, and promises to make drawing practice fun (is that even possible?). I found myself continually drawing and then re-seating the blue gun back into the holster as I spoke to the reps on hand at the show. I was impressed by the smooth and addicting nature of drawing and re-holstering the gun in the XCalibur holster. With that, I call this one a winner.
The HL® Series now has a hands-free, USB rechargeable lighting solution! When your task requires using both hands and a bright light with a wide, flood beam, the Protac HL is the head lamp of choice. Charge on-the-go using almost any USB source, and since it accepts multiple battery sources as a backup, you’ll always have power when you need it. Three lighting modes: – High for super-bright light: 1000 lumens which will run for 2 hours – Medium for bright light and longer run time: 400 lumens which will run for 2.75 hours – Low for a less intense beam and extended run time: 65 lumens which will run for 20 hours.
Designed for maximum illumination with a wide beam to light an entire area
Features TEN-TAP® programming, which allows the user to select one of three different programs: 1.) high/ medium/low (default program); 2.) high only 3.) low/medium/high
Three lighting modes:
High for super-bright light: 1,000 lumens; 13,000 candela; 228m beam; runs 2 hours
Medium for bright light and longer run time: 400 lumens; 6,000 candela;60m beam; runs 2.75 hours
Low for a less intense beam and extended run time: 65 lumens; 900 candela; 60m beam; runs 20 hours
Solid State power regulation provides maximum light output throughout battery life
90° tilting head reduces neck fatigue
Powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery (included); also accepts a Streamlight rechargeable 18650 battery or two CR123 lithium batteries
Armor Express: Armor Express once again is ramping up their game; putting pressure on the one company above them that stands in the way to their rightful place at the top of the industry. This year, they launched a brand new line of shields, helmets and plates. In addition, they launched a new color for their overt carriers-Midnight/LAPD Navy along with matching MOLLE Pouches!
I was given an up close introduction to the new AMH-2 helmet, which Armor Express is now producing in partnership with Busch Helmets. In the AMH-2, Armor Express will be offering more head protection than any other manufacturer has ever been able to offer. They have gone out to seek helmet testing above and beyond anything the NIJ can offer; the vaunted VPAM Certification. Not only did they pass the test, they blew it completely out of the water! Along with the helmet, which comes equipped with rails as a standard, there are several available easy-on/easy-off accessories.
Next up is a major upgrade to the Ara-Shock ICW Plate. Formerly coated with a line-x style coating, Armor Express now uses a foam encapsulation procedure to make an already lightweight plate even lighter! At just 4 ounces, it is easily the lightest level IIIA in-conjunction plate on the market. Plus, as an added bonus, the new procedure puts additional flexibility back into the plate, taking this great piece to a new level of comfort.
If there is one area that was in dire need of improvement, it was their shields. Armor Express has mended that by showing that they too can be a major player in the shield market with the launch of the LightHawk line of shields. One thing immediately apparently is the new, expansive viewport, which allows for a much fuller field of view. The new handle/carry system adds a new level of comfort and manageability, which reduces fatigue. All that coupled with the incorporation of the LED light (optional) is simply brilliant. The M1 (Level IIIA with new shape and several size configurations), the S1 (Level IIIA comes in time tested rectangular shape with several available sizes) and the R1 (Level III+ comes in 2 sizes and new shape allows use of handgun or long gun) can cover any need while giving the user the shield manageability they long for. As a bonus, the reverse sides (interiors) are covered with a soft Velcro, which will allow for mounting of mirrors, entry tools and the ability to have additional equipment easily at hand.
Unparalleled protection, which is something we have come to expect from Armor Express. See photos for details, and contact On Duty Gear for more information.
Streamlight has released a new gun-mounted tactical light with an integrated red aiming laser. These are rail mounted. Please contact On Duty Gear to see if this product is compatible with your weapon.
The TLR-6 Universal Kit includes one Light/Laser module and 6 housings for use with 18+ subcompact handgun models
Individual TLR-6 models also available – for more information see DOCUMENTATION
Features C4® LED illuminator and a 640-660nm red laser
100 lumens; 2,000 candela; 89m beam distance
Runs 1 hour (LED only or LED/laser combo); 11 hours (laser only)
Parabolic reflector produces a balance of beam and peripheral illumination; optimized electronics provide regulated intensity; red laser provides long-range targeting
Light/Laser Module designed for forward and backward compatibility
Ambidextrous switching (push-button on both sides) to access three modes: Laser only, Laser/LED combo, LED illumination only
All modes feature a 10 minute auto shut-off to conserve batteries
Batteries can be replaced while light remains mounted on gun; no need to re-sight laser after battery change
Uses two CR1/3N lithium batteries (included)
Removable cover for easy attachment/removal
Windage and elevation adjustment screws mounted in brass bushing for dependable zero retention of laser
Contoured housing securely attaches to trigger guard
2.30” (5.84 cm) – 2.97” (7.54 cm) depending on model
1.12 oz. (32 grams) – 1.27 oz. (36 grams) with batteries; depending on model
Limited lifetime warranty
Assembled in USA
All Rights Reserved. M&P Shield™, GLOCK®, SIG SAUER®, KIMBER®, & KAHR® are registered trademarks of Smith & Wesson, Glock, Inc., Sig Sauer, KIMBER, IP LLC & Saeilo Enterprises, Inc. Streamlight has not sought endorsement of this product from Smith & Wesson®, GLOCK®, SIG SAUER®, KIMBER®, KAHR® Arms or Saeilo Enterprises, Inc.
Seizing upon the opportunity to fill a gaping hole in their footwear line, Danner today unveiled the Shadow-Tech Uniform Shoe. While built on a tennis shoe platform, Danner Shadow Tech has the aggressive outsole and tread pattern that on-duty wear would demand. Shadow Tech is a sleek new design that Danner intends to turn into a 6” version as well in the coming months.
We got a chance to see the new firearms training system by Mantis X at the 2017 SHOT Show.
MantisX is a revolutionary patent-pending handgun attachment system that has a wide-ranging application for firearms enthusiasts, professionals, firearms instructors, Law Enforcement and Military personnel alike to assist you train more efficiently. Best of all, MantisX works in both live and dry fire settings and is easily configurable via a smartphone application that is available for both IOS and Android platforms. Adjustments can be made for the aforementioned live and dry fire applications, including a setting for handgun or long-gun.
MantisX attaches via the accessory rail on the weapon. Next, download and install the smartphone app, then turn on the MantisX and being pairing it with the smartphone using Bluetooth technology. Finally, begin your live or dry fire session and the Mantis X collects the data, allowing you to evaluate your performance while also identifying areas of improvement.
By using shot tracking technology, MantisX detects each shot made, analyzes firearm movement during trigger pull and assigns a score to each shot which signifies deviation from the aiming position. Based on those movement patterns, MantisX helps you identify areas of improvement and provides coaching that will help to improve mechanics, score and precision.
On Duty Gear will be doing our own review and analysis in the coming months and will post our findings once complete. Expect retail for the MantisX is $150 and will be available through a dealer network and on the MantisX website.
Super Seer will soon be releasing a new motorcycle helmet which comes equipped with flashing blue and red lights in the rear of the helmet. This will greatly improve
Officer Safety. As the officer brakes, the flashing lights show steady red to indicate the braking of the motorcycle. It appears to work with Bluetooth technology. This helmet will retail at approximately $700 which includes the helmet and light kit. Departments can also get their logos placed on the helmet at an additional cost. This helmet will be available approximately in May 2017. On Duty Gear shares this information with you as we remain committed to improving your office’s safety even though we are unable to provide this product as it will be only available as a direct purchase by the individual department.
Here is a video we shot of the helmet with the lights activated:
Out of the whole day, the very first thing I shot was the thing that impressed me most… a crossbow!!! Ravin R-15 Crossbow – it is the fastest crossbow and 2nd fastest bow in the world at 425 feet per second! Trigger pull is 2 stage, 2 lb. Incredibly smooth and first shot was dead center at 100 yards. All the guys in the booth were going crazy – great time. MSRP is $1999 and if I had that kind of extra cash, I would definitely own one!
Streamlight just announced their new dual-switch Strion DS flashlight at the 2017 SHOT Show. This dual switch version of the Strion sports 375 lumens with a 2 hour runtime using a rechargeable Lithium ion battery.
DUAL SWITCH TECHNOLOGY – Access multiple lighting modes via the push-button tail switch or head-mounted switch. Switches operate independently.
TEN-TAP® programmable switch allows user to select one of three different programs: 1.) high/medium/low with strobe (factory default); 2.) high only without strobe; 3.) high/medium/low without strobe
Three modes and strobe:
– High for a bright super-bright beam: 375 lumens; 12,000 candela; 219m beam distance; runs 2 hours
– Medium for bright light and longer run time: 150 lumens; 5,000 candela; 141m beam distance; runs 5 hours
– Low for a less intense beam and extended run time: 40 lumens; 1,300 candela; 72m beam distance; runs 20 hours
– Strobe for disorienting or signaling your location: runs 4.5 hours
C4® LED technology for extreme brightness
Optimized electronics provide regulated intensity
Lithium ion battery is rechargeable up to 1,000 times; fully recharges in 3 hours
Clamp style charger holder with digital control circuit that prevents over-charge
PiggyBack® charger doubles your run time by charging a spare battery (sold separately) so you can keep on working; reduces down time
IPX4 water-resistant; 2m impact resistance tested
6000 series anodized machined aircraft aluminum; Borofloat high temperature glass lens
Anti-roll head prevents the light from rolling away when you set it down
Streamlight is going to be showing off it’s new 1000 lumen Protac HL-X flashlight in a few days at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The HL-X can run off either 2 lithium CR123A batteries or their rechargeable 18650 battery with 1.25 to 1.5 hours of use at full power. It also features a 400 lumen and 65 lumen mode with a runtime as high as 23 hours.
Streamlight Protac HL-X Features
Features TEN-TAP® Programming – Choose from three user selectable programs: 1.) high/strobe/low; 2.) high only; 3.) low/medium/high
C4® LED illumination output and run times:
High for maximum illumination: 1,000 lumens; 27,100 candela; 330m beam; runs 1.25 hours (CR123A batteries); runs 1.5 hours (18650 battery)
Medium for bright light and longer run time: 400 lumens; 10,000 candela; 200m beam; runs 3 hours (CR123A batteries); runs 3.5 hours (18650 battery)
Our rep from Bates stopped by to let us know that Bates has a new boot that will be shipping out late summer/early fall. It’s called the Striker and it comes in both 8 and 6 inch versions. It’s a waterproof and breathable side zip boot. The Striker has a great outsole with reinforcement under the arch and a gel lining the top underneath the ortho insole, so we expect it to be extremely comfortable.
Here are some pics we shot of the Bates Striker Boots:
Blauer just released their new 8160 performance polo shirt, an it is now available for sale at On Duty Gear. The 8160 features a looser athletic cut with raglan to give a wider range of motion than most uniform polo shirts, while still sporting uniform creases, pockets, epaulets and a military style collar. The antimicrobial, moisture wicking fabric will keep you fresh and comfortable while still looking professional.
Blauer designed the first dress style polo designed for duty wear and we just improved it. Starting with fast-drying, breathable, lightweight material the polo features five-crease military styling, a sport collar, three-button front placket with mic tab and split tails. Traditional looking uniform shirt pockets with pen openings offer a professional appearance. The high performance polyester shell fabric is specially treated to wick away perspiration and prevent odor buildup. The durable, no fade pique weave resists wrinkling, snagging and pilling and it will hold its color for a hundred or more washings. A no curl self-fabric collar with stays keep you looking good in any situation.
Lightweight, moisture wicking polyester and mesh combine to ensure breathability and quick dry comfort
Anti-microbial technology prevents odor
Loose athletic cut and raglan design for full range of motion
Pick and pill resistant polyester knit
Uniform creases, pockets and epaulets
Professional looking marine corp style collar
Three button placket with durable melamine buttons