Paul breaks down the new Hard Core H3 vest from Armor Express:
Armor Express Hard Core H3
The Hard Core H3 exhibits lightweight, low profile architecture with fully adjustable shoulders and waist.It uses BRAVO cut panels which offer enhanced coverage and a more accurate fit. The H3 features the Dynamic Cummerbund System allowing the user to breathe and move much more efficiently. The shoulder strap geometry offers enhanced ergonomics and communication channeling. The H3 features the Quad Ventilation Liner (QVL) system for improved heat management and air circulation. The generous MOLLE design offers superior user customization. The Hard Core H3 accommodates Peraflex System pouches for streamlined loadouts.
Hard Core H3 Standard Features
Top loading exterior accessible front and rear rifle plate pockets
Quad Ventilation Liner (QVL) system
Padded Dynamic Cummerbund
Reinforced drag strap
D tag attachment points
Front kangaroo pouch
Advanced shoulder pads
Ambidextrous utility pockets
Upper admin pocket
Hard Core H3 Optional Features
Cummerbund soft armor inserts
Ballistic shoulder pad inserts
Peraflex System Pouches (see Lighthawk catalog for full Peraflex System Pouch listing)
We had a chance to talk with Glock today about their new Gen 5 19X and take a couple of shots with it at the 2018 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range.
The design changes are welcomed. It feels as though they reworked the trigger to allow for a smoother and quicker reset which results in a great all-around feel. The backstrap change-out is a breeze and the incorporation of the tool to assist with the take-down of the 19X is a great addition.
Here are some more photos we shot of the Glock 19X today at the range:
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
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
Tru-Spec has a new line of backpacks they are coming out with at the 2015 SHOT Show. All of the packs feature conceal carry pockets, padded tablet or laptop pockets and a “Grab-and-Go” carry handle.
Tru-Spec Trek Sling Pack
The Trek Sling is a great all-around pack, but is built for conceal and carry. It has three pockets that can be used to carry a weapon and magazines with the ability to attach a holster externally. The interior pocket is well suited for to fit a tablet.
Grab -and-Go carry handle
Padded adjustable sling
Concealed carry quick access pocket
Tru-Spec 3-Day Elite Backpack
The 3-Day Elite has a stable build that is built for comfort and breathability. It has pass-through holes for hydration or ear phones and features a rain fly in the bottom.
Grab -and-Go carry handle
Padded air mesh back panel & straps
Rigid back board
Fits 17” Computer
Waterproof pack cover
Zippered concealed carry kidney pad pocket
Removable padded waist belt
Tru-Spec Pathfinder 2.5 Backpack
The Pathfinder has a lot of the features of the 3-Day Elite. It has separate pockets that can hold either a 15″ or 17″ laptop and can hold up to 2.5 liters of water.
For a limited time only, get a free Streamlight ProTac 2AAA Flashlight when you purchase a Streamlight ProTac HL3. The flashlight will be automatically be added to your cart once the order qualifies. This offer expires on December 14th, or while supplies last.
On August 7th, On Duty Gear did a body armor shoot with Keith Klies of Armor Express at the Ann Arbor Police Department shooting range. We shot the Razor Level II and Seraph Level II (front and back panels) with 35 rounds combined.
Video of the Armor Express Seraph Level II being shot:
Here is a new video we just got from Propper that shows off their General Multi-Purpose bag. Currently on sale at On Duty Gear for $99.99, this bag usually sells for $129.99. Sale ends on September 25th.
The Gen Multipurpose Bag adds tactical functionality to a standard briefcase-style design. Exterior pockets contain compartments for all of your accessories, while the large main compartment opens wide to access a divider with a CCW Adjustable Pistol Sleeve and 3-Channel Organizer. Customizable storage and easy access to contents makes this perfect for the daily commute or as an overnight bag.
Rubber molded zipper pulls
Easy-access dual zipper opening with tapered grab handles
Non-slip shoulder pad
Two adjustable hook and loop retention straps for an umbrella or flashlight
Exterior ID holder
Exterior loop field for patches
Comes with removable divider with loop-facing liner that includes a FREE 3-Channel Organizer and Adjustable Pistol Sleeve ($22.98 value) which accommodates most handguns
Code Red just sent us some information on a new assault throat microphone that they are releasing. This new mic has a modular design which allows the operator to run the cord through the shoulder strap on a vest or attached to a molle strap. The radio connector can be easily replaced if the agency changes radio models.
The Assault throat mic has interchangeable connector cables that can be used between the most popular radio brands out there. The modular throat mic design is popular with tactical, warrant and gang teams. Also great for any high noise area such as concerts and races. Connectors will be available for all of the popular public safety radios. Heavy duty push-to-talk with a metal reinforced swivel clip located on back of the military PTT.
We had a chance to talk to Adam from Armor Express about their new Revolution Plus armor carrier at the SHOT Show. He give a brief overview then Paul asks him a few questions about the care of the carrier.
Armor Express Revolution Plus
Armor Express Revolution Concealable Body Armor Carrier
NEW – The Revolution Plus carrier comes with proven SCENT-LOK® odor control liner.
Lightweight microfiber outer shell
Anti-microbial inner lining is moisture wicking, fast drying and odor absorbing
Microfiber “wearstrip” creates greater durability
Shoulder epaulets hold carrier in place
Front plate pocket
8 Points of adjustment
4″ Removable side elastic straps – Velcro(r) closure
Interior suspension system to stabilize ballistic pad
Tapered lower front corners for better fit
Zippered bottom closure
Available in both male and structured female
The Revolution™ is AE’s top of the line concealable carrier system. Loaded with new features, the Revolution™ sets the mark for superior design with attention to detail, while offering maximum comfort, breathability and durability.
The shoulder area now offers 3mm thick Breathe-O-Prene® padding. The low profile padding is porous in nature allowing warm moisture laden air to pass through as it cushions the area thus helping to relieve any potential discomfort.
The Revolution™ utilizes a superior Microfiber Nylon for its exterior shell material. The slightly denser material results in greater durability and longevity. It is also water repellent and anti-static treated. The inner lining consists of Breeze Knit™, a moisture wicking, antimicrobial material that provides evaporative cooling.
The newly contoured hook and loop attachments give the Revolution™ a sleek, streamlined look. The new Easy Grip Side Straps™ (patent pending) feature a two-finger grab point allowing users to easily disconnect the strap for donning and doffing. These straps also showcase a new zigzag stitch where the hook transitions into the elastic. This addition results in a very smooth strap with exceptional strength, again demonstrating our unwavering attention to detail.
The Revolution™ also offers the microfiber Wearstrip™ on the lower inside lining of the carrier and an inner suspension system. This Wearstrip™ helps to prevent holes from forming along the bottom edge of the carrier as abrasion commonly occurs from the carrier rubbing against the Officer’s duty belt. The inner suspension system works to hold the protective panels in place and prevent them from sagging.
Dual plate pockets are located on the front of the carrier allowing for a 5”x8” or 7”x10” insert to be added offering more protection.
The Revolution™ is available in both male and structured female princess cut designs.
We have an updated timetable for the new Propper boots and bags. Per our source at Propper, the new boots will start launching next week and should be able to ship by the end of the month. The bags will be following the same release schedule.
We will also have additional high res images by the end of the week.
We will keep you updated as we get additional information.