PROTECH Tactical Line of Plate Racks and Carriers Featuring FirstSpear Technologies Now Available

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2017

PROTECH Tactical Line of Plate Racks and Carriers Featuring FirstSpear Technologies Now Available

Technology Expansion Provides Officers Personalization Capability with New Configurations

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – PROTECH® Tactical, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced its complete line of integrated tactical plate racks and carriers featuring FirstSpear® technologies is now available. As the tactical brand promoting the most carrier options, these product additions expand the ability of users to personalize their armor with an array of configurations for five of the best-selling platforms from PROTECH Tactical – The Fast Attack Vest, Titan™ Assault Vest, All Purpose Vest, and Shift 360™ and TAC PH plate racks.

These models now include a combination of the FirstSpear 6/12™ load-bearing platform and the FirstSpear Tubes™ closure system, providing lightweight comfort and innovative donning and doffing capabilities. Expanding upon the already popular Advanced Webless System and Traditional Modular Webbing configurations, users now have more options than ever before for load-bearing materials and closure systems.

“We’re pleased to make this comprehensive system available in our PROTECH Tactical line. Our partnership with FirstSpear enables us to incorporate even more technologies demanded by the tactical elite,” said Brian Santimauro, director of Tactical Soft Armor. “This collaboration not only propels our product to the next level, but also provides our domestic frontlines with necessary equipment and protection.”

Accompanying the FirstSpear load-bearing and closure system integration, FirstSpear 6/12 Pouch Backers are now available on the full line of PROTECH Tactical ammunition, less lethal and utility pouches.

The latest in pouch backer technology, FirstSpear 6/12 backers achieve an approximate 40% weight reduction as compared to traditional pouch backers. Utilizing minimal material and a simplified design, 6/12 backers create a condensed and low-profile silhouette on tactical platforms and improve signature management. FirstSpear 6/12 backers are lightweight and low-profile, yet feature a durable and strong attachment onto 6/12 tactical platforms, securing the pouch tightly to the wearer’s body. Pouches integrated with 6/12 backers are only compatible on 6/12 load-bearing platforms.

Pricing for PROTECH Tactical plate racks, platforms and pouch backers outfitted with FirstSpear technology varies based on model, ballistic packages and additional accessories. The line of tactical platforms is available in a variety of colors and is customizable with an array of optional accessories to add protection to the upper and lower torso. The full line of tactical plate racks and carriers can be seen here.
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About PROTECH® Tactical
PROTECH® Tactical has maintained the leading position in the tactical armor industry for more than 25 years by continually pursuing its passion to create the gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. 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 is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

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®, ABA®, Second Chance®, 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.

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The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Goddard
(781) 640-8387

Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140


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