Safariland Introduces Matrix Family of Ballistic Packages at 2017 SHOT Show


January 11, 2017

Safariland Introduces Matrix Family of Ballistic Packages at 2017 SHOT Show

Entry-level ballistic offering with enhanced comfort and value

ONTARIO, California – Safariland® Armor, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced it will introduce the Matrix™ family of ballistic packages at the 2017 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) Show, booth #12762. Through a partnership with Teijin and Honeywell®, these ballistic panels are engineered with a new proprietary hybrid design. By combining woven material with Honeywell Spectra and other non-woven material, this lightweight panel provides an impeccable balance between blunt trauma reduction and ballistic resistance.

“The Matrix ballistic package is an excellent choice for officers who demand a balance of comfort, value and flexibility,” said Category Director of Concealable Armor Tim O’Brien. “Its new dual-cover design is softer and more flexible than previous entry-level models, providing greater protection against the elements.”

Through Safariland Armor’s years of experience and collaboration with leading manufacturers Teijin and Honeywell, the ballistic materials in this hybrid design provide dependable protection while maintaining a thin and flexible fit. Available in level II and level IIIA threat protection levels for both male and female, the Matrix panel strikes a balance between blunt trauma reduction and ballistic resistance, including special threats.

Available Spring 2017, the Matrix family of ballistic packages will be on display at The Safariland Group booth, #12762, throughout SHOT Show 2017, from January 17 to 20. For more information, please visit

About Safariland Armor
Safariland® Armor continues to set the standard in ballistic protection by constantly developing cutting-edge body armor designs to provide its customers with high-performance, life-saving armor products. With a focus on advanced engineering and production techniques, the Safariland Armor brand is known for its proprietary designs and use of next generation materials to develop the thinnest, lightest, most advanced ballistic protection against a wide array of standard and special threats. Safariland Armor 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.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit

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

Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140


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