For Immediate Release
January 22, 2018
PROTECH Tactical Introduces X Series Lightweight Shields
Patent-pending shield design provides enhanced durability and lightweight performance, reducing weight by 20 percent
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – PROTECH Tactical®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced the debut of their X Series line of ballistic shields at the 2018 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor and Trade) Show, January 23 to 26, booth #12762. The X Series boltless shield line is the first of its kind to feature a molded ballistic lens cap integrated into the ballistics of the shield, creating a stronger product that is both lightweight and extremely durable.
“As a leader in ballistic shield manufacturing, PROTECH Tactical is innovating for the future,” said Brian Santimauro, category director, hard armor. “The X Series shields are the first to feature a seamless, fully integrated ballistic lens cap into the body of the shield. This new design will transform the way in which ballistic shields are engineered. The integration of what were once non-ballistic, but necessary components into the body of the shield, has never been previously achieved.”
Setting a new industry standard for boltless, type IIIA ballistic shields, the PROTECH Tactical X Series features a patent-pending process which molds the lens cap into the ballistic composition of the shield at the time of pressing, resulting in a lens cap design of the same ballistic material as the rest of the shield. The X Series streamlines the traditional ballistic shield with a design that eliminates points of weakness – the point of drill holes and seam lines where the shield and components meet. The seamless molded lens cap in this boltless design ensures ballistic integrity, and it reduces overall shield weight by approximately 20 percent.
The X Series includes the following models:
Model Size Weight
• Mighty Mite X 18” x 30” 11lbs./4.9kg
• Defender X 20” x 34” 13lbs./5.8kg
• Entry I X 24” x 36” 18lbs./8.1kg
• Entry I FR X 24” x 36” 12lbs./5.4kg
• Entry II X 24” x 48” 21lbs./9.5kg
Constructed of durable polyethylene, all X Series shields are available with either a horizontal or 3-position handle, and accept the FoxFury® Taker B50™ LED light system (available as an optional purchase).
Available for order now, the PROTECH Tactical X Series lightweight ballistic shields are available in black and range from an MSRP of $2,400 to $3,425. For more information, please visit www.safariland.com/protech-tactical.
The X Series line will be on display at The Safariland Group booth, #12762, throughout SHOT Show 2018 from January 23 to 26.
About PROTECH Tactical
PROTECH® Tactical takes pride in providing the most comprehensive offering of field proven hard and soft armor. Its cutting-edge line up of ballistic tactical vests, shields, armor plates, helmets non-ballistic load-carrying systems and other accessories provide unparalleled head to toe
protection. PROTECH Tactical has been a leader in the tactical armor market for almost 30 years by continually pursuing its passion to create the gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. PROTECH Tactical is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/protech-tactical.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, Safariland® Armor, Safariland® VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.
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