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Bella at our new Clinton Township, MI store in her Armor Express K-9 Vest

Bella isourK-9 awareness dog here at On Duty Gear. Today she stopped into our new Clinton Township storefor a surprise inspection wearing her custom fit K-9 carrier by Armor Express.

bella in armor express vest at clinton township store
She started off strong, cruising though the checkout area and posing by the boot display… whichthen led to her finding a few nice spots to lay down.



 

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The New Armor Express Raven Tactical Carrier

Armor Express just released the details of their new Raven tactical body armor carrier at the 2015 SHOT Show.

Armor Express Raven

The Raven tactical carrier was specifically designed with the fast-paced, low-profile operator in mind. The Trilogrid laser cut MOLLE webbing, along with the aggressive structure of the vest make it a high-speed, fully customizable tactical carrier solution. The Raven features a single point quick release system that is considered one of the most efficient in the body armor industry. As easy to reassemble as it is to release, this system offers real-world applications, and encourages you to incorporate it into your daily tactical training regimen.

Armor Express Raven Tactical Body Armor Carrier

Armor Express RavenFeatures

  • Trilogrid Laser cut MOLLE webbing platform
  • Ambidextrous horizontal knife sleeves
  • Utility ports on shoulder pads and front of carrier
  • 3D spacer mesh inner lining for air channel and heat reduction
  • Kangaroo utility pouch for document and equipment storage
  • Rear carry handle
  • Fully adjustable cummerbund with pockets accommodating soft armor inserts
  • Bottom loading rifle plate pockets on front and rear of carrier
  • Non-skid shoulder grip to improve weapon mounting and control
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Armor Express Lighthawk XT, Lighthawk PC and Hardcore DM Now Available

We have just updated our tactical body armor section to include standard and upgraded packages for the Lighthawk XT body armor carrier with either Halo IIIA or Quantum IIIA body armor panels. We have also added the Lighthawk PC and Hardcore DM body armor carriers.

Here is a breakdown of the new tactical armor:

Armor Express Lighthawk XT Tactical Body Armor

Armor Express Lighthawk XT

  • Utilizes Concealable Armor Panels
  • Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6x10 soft armor pockets
  • Quick Release Cable System
  • 1″ MOLLE Webbing Platform
  • 3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining
  • Rear Hydration Pocket
  • Exterior Accessible Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets
  • Front Utility Pouch
  • Drag Strap
  • Custom ID Tag Attachment Points
  • Non-Skid Platform
  • Removeable Sling Hooks

Armor Express Lighthawk XT Upgraded Package

Lighthawk XT Tactical Body Armor

  • Shoulder Flanks with Integrated Ballistic Collar
  • Throat Protector
  • Groin Guard
  • Structured Deltoids (Set of 2)
  • Nape Protector
  • 6 Pouch Pack (ANY 6 excluding Gas Mask Pouch)
  • Communication Wire Restraints
  • ID Tags – Set of 2 (Front and Rear)
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Armor Express RAZOR Level II Body Armor

At On Duty Gear, we love this new armor by Armor Express. The RAZOR is lighter and thinner than the Seraph, and cheaper than the Halo. It is a great addition to our body armor line by a great company like Armor Express!

razor logoRAZOR, the latest breakthrough in armor technology, is our lightest weight and thinnest body armor system ever! Based on innovative fabric technologies from Dupont and DSM, the Razor sets the mark for performance and comfort. The Razor comes standard with a Revolution carrier and the ultra-thin 5×8 Ara-Shock ICW armor plate.

Made from a proprietary blend of cutting edge Kevlar and Dyneema fabrics stitched together utilizing their Comfort Craft manufacturing process.

Razor Threat Level: II

armor express razor

Armor Express has continued to invest in exciting new technologies. Guided by their Performance, Comfort, and Value design philosophy, their latest NIJ 0101.06 certified Razor and Vortex armor raise the bar for performance and comfort.

 

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Armor Express Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor

On Duty Gear is proud to carry the new Vortex body armor by Armor Express. It takes the place of theEmperorwhile offering a lot more flexibility and more protection.

armor express vortex logoThe new Vortex body armor offers users the combined characteristics of strength, comfort and performance that Kevlar brand products have been delivering for decades. Vortex armor comes standard with a Revolution carrier and a 5×8 Ara-Shock ICW armor plate.

100% Dupont Kevlar brand fibers and using Armor Express’ Comfort Craft stitching technique.

Vortex Threat Level: IIIA

vortex body armor

Armor Express has continued to invest in exciting new technologies. Guided by their Performance, Comfort, and Value design philosophy, their latest NIJ 0101.06 certified Razor and Vortex armor raise the bar for performance and comfort.


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Talking to Armor Express about the Revolution Plus Carrier

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 Plus Carrier

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
  • 2″ Removable elastic shoulder 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 AEs 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 Officers 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 5x8 or 7x10 insert to be added offering more protection.

The Revolution is available in both male and structured female princess cut designs.

Revolution Data Sheet (PDF)

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Under Armor Releasing Wounded Warrior Project Battleship Movie Themed WWP T's

Under Armour just announced that they will be selling some new Wounded Warrior Project t-shirts themed after the new Battleship movie. 100% off the profits from the WWP T’s will go towards the Wounded Warrior Project. While we will not have the shirts available to sell at On Duty Gear, we still encourage you to buy the shirts from Under Armour to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project T-shirt

Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project T-shirt

Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project T-shirt

Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project T-shirt

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On Duty Gear's "Bella" in an Armor Express K-9 Police Dog Carrier

Here are some pictures we just took of our canine employee Bella, a 130 lb Bull Mastiff, decked out in an Armor Express K-9 Armor Carrier. She has been a great sport with the sizing, wearing and picture taking. We are planning on bringing her to some departments and shows in the future to showcase what a great product Armor Express makes to help protect our canine officers.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Armor Express K-9 Canine Body Armor Carrier

Canine Body ArmorWe’ve got your K-9 partner covered with the new and improved custom sized K-9 armor. With improved comfort, mobility and reduced weight, the new K-9 amror offers outstanding functionality.

The K-9 features a robust crowd control handle, two 2″ D-rings for short or long leads, an elastic pocket for flashlights and tracking devices, as well as an optional left and right ID tags.

Made from durable nylon material, the K-9 has six 2″ buckles for ease of getting into, adjusting and removing. The K-9 provides maximum coverage to the vital organs, and even has a rear extension panel to accommodate longer torsos.

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Armor Express Razor and Vortex Body Armor - 2012 SHOT Show

Armor Express is going to be coming out with two new vest called the Razor and the Vortex. The Razor is a little lighter and thinner than the Seraph and a little cheaper than the Halo. They are still in testing awaiting word from the NIJ, but we can’t wait to roll them out once they launch.

I’m working with Armor Express to get some more information on each vest and will keep this post updated as we do.

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Armor Express Vortex Body Armor, ARA-Shock ICW Plates Now Available

Following up on our earlier post about the Razor armor, Armor Express has also released the Vortex Body Armor and the ARA-Shock ICW Plates.

The Vortex is a Level IIIA armor that at only 1.12 lbs and .21″ thick, weighing 10% less than a Quantum panel and 7% less than a Halo, but can still pass a V50-.44 at 1651 ft/s with only a 37.1mm back face signature (44mm is allowed).

The Vortex, Razor and the ICW plates are all available at On Duty Gear, provided you are a First Responder or Military personnel.

Armor Express Vortex

The new Vortex body armor offers users the combined characteristics of strength, comfort, and performance that Kevlar brand products have been delivering for decades. Vortex armor comes standard with a Revolution carrier and a 5″ x 8″ Ara-Shock ICW armor plate.

The Vortex consists of 100% Dupont Kevlar brand fibers using Armor Express’ Comfort Craft stitching technique.

ARA-Shock ICW Plates

Upgrade your level II or IIA soft armor up to level IIIA ballistic protection. This semi rigid armor plate is only 0.18″ thin!

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Armor Express' new Bulldog Carrier at the 2014 SHOT Show

We interviewed Adam Spinniken from Armor Express at the 2014 SHOT Show about their New Bulldog Armor Carrier.

The BulldogTM was designed for Corrections Special Operations Units but still offers usability for other SWATpersonnel. The BulldogTM is designed around USSOCOMS BALCS patterns that allow 4 main sizes. The vest isintended to be worn tight on the body for improved mobility and comfort. The vest consists of Front and BackTorso components, left and right shoulder components. The vest is NOT quick release-able and it was designedspecifically for thinner conjunction plates. The integrated Dynamic Cummerbund System can be adjusted /removed with minor maintenance. The shoulder straps are fully adjustable to accommodate all shapes and sizes.The vest also features a built in tether attachment for emergency rescue situations. A removable MOLLE panelattaches to the rear outer carrier for quick mission adjustments.

Armor Express Bulldog

Armor Express Bulldog Carrier

Armor Express Bulldog Corrections Special Ops Carrier

Armor Express Bulldog Carrier Features:

  • Bottom loading rifle plate pockets on front and rear of carrier; accommodate NIJ threat level III In-Conjunction-With (ICW) hard armor rifle plates
  • Dynamic cummerbund for added comfort, chest expansion, and mobility
  • Over the shoulder ballistic protection
  • Removable rear panel for quick mission load-out adjustments
  • Fully adjustable shoulders and waist
  • MOLLE webbing for more modularity and attachments
  • “Man-Down” cable attachment point for hands-free extraction
  • Cummerbund accommodates soft armor side protection
  • Reinforced 1″ rear carry handle
  • Horizontal knife sleeve on front of carrier
  • Hydration and communication wire channels on shoulder pads
  • 3D spacer mesh inner lining for air channel and heat reduction
  • Ballistic shoulder pads
  • Front outer admin pocket for document or equipment storage
  • Non-skid shoulder grip to improve weapon mounting and control

Corrections Special Operation Units – The Bulldog includes features
specifically tailored to the field of corrections. The prominence of MOLLE
webbing, along with the aggressive structure of the vest make it ideal for
adapting to the demanding, versatile needs of corrections scenarios.

SWAT scenarios – The Bulldog can be used as a crossover vest for tactical scenarios. TheBulldog does not accommodate deltoid, groin, throat, nape, or collar armor – and the hard armorplate pockets only accommodate thin, ICW hard armor.

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Armor Express Razor Passes NIJ Testing, Now Available at ODG

Back in January we announced that Armor Express had developed two new body armor panels, the Razor and the Vortex. Both have passed the NIJ testing and the Razor is now for sale at On Duty Gear. The Razor uses a new process to create an armor panel that is not only thinner and lighter than previous designs, but also costs less! This one has us excited! We will be adding the Vortex, along with Armor Express’ new ultra-thin Ara-Shock ICW armor plate later this week.

Armor Express Razor Body Armor

Razor, the latest breakthrough in armor technology, is Armor Express’s lightest weight and thinnest body armor system ever! Based on innovative fabric technologies from Dupont and DSM, the Razor sets the mark for comfort and performance. The Razor is made from a proprietary blend of cutting edge Kevlar and Dyneema fabrics stitched together utilizing Armor Express’ Comfort Craft manufacturing process.

Armor Express Razor Specifications

Model Designation: RZR-B-II

NIJ 0101.06 Threat Level: II

Test ID #: AEX09-001929

NIJ Certification Sizes: C1 C5

Gender: Neutral

Ballistic Material: Kevlar XP Aramid & Dyneema UHMWPE

Pad Cover: Seam-sealed, waterproof Ripstop Nylon

Weight (Areal Density): .81 lbs/ft

Thinness: 0.18 Inches

V-50 9mm: 1,739 ft/s

V-50 .357 Mag.: 1,669 ft/s

Certification BFS 9mm: 32.3 mm

Certification BFS .357 Mag: 34.7 mm

Warranty: 5 Years

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Recent Questions

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

 Can this be made in acu pattern for military police to go over our acu tops?

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

 Do the sides close with velcro or are they zippered?

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

 Whats panels does it fit?

Armor Express Equinox Body Armor Carrier

 Does this carrier fit most all panels? Do (can) I sent mesurments from my panels to assure fit?

Armor Express Equinox Body Armor Carrier

 Does this include the armour panels?

Armor Express Equinox Body Armor Carrier

 Hello I was wondering what type of vest these are and what types of rounds can they handle?

Armor Express Evolution Body Armor Carrier

 Will the panels that came with my Revolution vest fit in this Evolution carrier?

Armor Express Evolution Body Armor Carrier

 Will this fit my second chance vest? I am an NYPD OFFICER and I know the second chance vest are cut different than most vests.

Armor Express ACH/MICH BA-IIIA Ballistic Helmet

 Do the helmets come in any other colors other than black?

Armor Express ACH/MICH BA-IIIA Ballistic Helmet

 Good morning. Is posible send this product to APO address?? Afghanistan? thank you for your answer.

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

 Can this carrier be custom made to fit my current soft armor panels?

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

 What concealable armor 3a can be bought for this carrier?

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

 Does this come with ballistic panels or plates?

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

 Can I add 10 by 12 stand alone plates

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

 Is it one size fits all?

Armor Express K-9 Police Dog Body Armor Carrier

 Does the police ID strip come with the vest?

Armor Express K-9 Police Dog Body Armor Carrier

 Is there a opening to put soft body armor?

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor with K-9 Carrier for Police Dogs

 Is Halo or Gemini better for K9's?

Armor Express Quantum Level IIIA Body Armor with K-9 Carrier for Police Dogs

 Can I get this carrier with K-9 SHERIFF printed in Gold and front and back tag SHERIFF printed in gold?

Armor Express Razor Level II Body Armor with K-9 Carrier for Police Dogs

 What size is the ID panel and can it be ordered separetely? Also can it be made to read ''POLICE K9''

Armor Express Lighthawk XT with HALO IIIA 06 Body Armor

 Is it stab proof?

Armor Express Lighthawk XT with Quantum IIIA 06 Body Armor

 What is standard package?

Armor Express Lo-Pro Body Armor Carrier

 Does this just slip over or zip up?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

 Can the patches be ''PROBATION'' on the front and back?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

 Do you have these carriers in stock?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

 Will my model CLAE II 501590 Halo Evolution removable and flexible armor plates fit in this OCS carrier? The serial number of my vest is 1011025803, manufactured in 11/02/2010 with sales order 0028572. I was measured for my vest at Colonial Heights, VA Sheriffs Office.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

 Can I get wording on the back of the vest?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

 I am a sworn peace officer working as a State Probation and Parole Officer. Can the name placard on the front read something other than "Police"? Also, is there space on the back for a name/title placard?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

 Is this a front panel carrier only or front and back carrier?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

 Is the Molle webbing on both front and rear of carrier or just the front?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

 Can I get zippered pockets?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

 Does this vest allow you to put existing kevlar vest inside it or only pannels?

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - SLICK (no pouches)

 Are these items in stock?

Armor Express 10" x 12" Delta III ICW NIJ 2005 IR Armor Plate (SAPI Cut)

 Is this a stand alone plate?

Armor Express Gemini Level IIIA/Spike 3 - Revolution Carrier

 Does the spike protection cover the entire ballistic pad or is it just a plate? The reason I ask, is because most prison stabbings do not occur from a direct blow to the chest. Inmates aim for the soft spots behind the collarbone, by the kidneys, or along the sides of the abdomen, where a plate would not offer protection.

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

 If you are involved in a auto accident airbag deployment, does that compromise the vest in any way?

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

 Can I purchase just the outer shell in navy blue?

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

 What is turnaround time on Armor Express body armor orders?

Armor Express Halo Level IIIA Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

 Is this vest designed to be worn under base clothing and shirts or over shirts?

Armor Express Quantum Level II Body Armor, Equinox Carrier, 5x8" SAP

 how does Quantum level II compare to Halo level II?

Armor Express Quantum Level IIIA Body Armor, Equinox Carrier, 5"x8" SAP

 Can police officers not wear these? I am applying for BVP grant and they are on the list.

Armor Express Seraph Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

 is the seraph vest lighter and thiner than the razor? I see the razor is .18 thinness but theres nothing listed for the seraph

Armor Express Seraph Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

 Does it come in Level IIIA?

Armor Express ARA-Shock 7" x 10" Armor Plate

 Will this work with the 5.11 TacTec Carrier?

Armor Express 5" x 7" Super Steel Plate (SSP)

 What rounds can this protect against?

Armor Express QCS Quilted Body Armor Carrier System

 What sizes are available?

Armor Express Revolution Body Armor Carrier

 Will this plate carrier. be able to fitNIJ IIIA vest plates

Armor Express Revolution Body Armor Carrier

 How do you clean this?

Armor Express Revolution Plus Body Armor Carrier

 Is this product bullet proof?