Protech Tactical Releases New Entry 1 First Responder Ballistic Shield

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2016

Protech Tactical Releases New Entry 1 First Responder Ballistic Shield
Lightweight Design for High-Speed First Responder Assaults

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Protech® Tactical announced today the expansion of its Entry shield series with the addition of the Entry 1 First Responder (FR). NIJ 0108.01 type IIIA tested, the Entry 1 FR is designed for high-speed, first responder assaults at only 15lbs (7kg) and provides protection against a wide spectrum of handgun threats. The Entry 1 can be utilized for one-man coverage or for team mission maneuvers.

“The Entry 1 FR is a shield that every agency should have in their arsenal,” said Dan McNeil, Director of Tactical Armor. “Designed specifically with the first responder in mind, its shape, weight and ballistic protection make it a department essential.”

The Entry 1 FR is comprised of advanced composite, high performance polyethylene fiber. With a 18-degree curved design, it is ideal for high-speed entry coverage with its added wraparound protection from angled shots and maximized peripheral vision through the 4”x10” viewport. The cut-out silhouette at the top of the shield allows for long weapon deployment and support. Other features include an ambidextrous, three-position handle with an additional forearm strap for stability and support. A quick release breakaway shoulder strap can be used for added maneuverability, allowing for quick donning and doffing in emergency situations.

The Entry 1 FR is available for sale to the military and law enforcement community. The shield measures 24”x36” and is available in black. Visit for more information.

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 diverse 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®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. 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.

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

For further information, please contact:
Kate Hudson
Ph. 1.206.914.3533

For product samples, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
1.909. 923.7300 x31260


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