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MAR 2019

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POLICEMAG.COM 31 tical Hi-Viz Shield, a clear NIJ Level IIIA shield made of a polycarbonate composite to allow officers to see threats from a wide perspective. Team Wendy (www.teamwendy.com) is now offering a ballistic mandible for its ExFil ballistic helmets. e mandible has been tested to protect the wearer from 9mm rounds stepping out at 1,400 feet per second and from blunt impact. U.S. Armor (www.usarmor.com) showed its complete line of external vest carriers, including uniform style carriers and tactical systems. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, the carriers come in smooth and MOLLE versions. MISCELLANEOUS 5.11 Tactical (www.511tactical.com) introduced the LV18 tactical backpack. e LV18 launches in Spring 2019, accom- panied by a smaller sling pack model the LV10 that can hold a short-barreled rifle, and a crossbody/waist pack model, the LV6 that can hold a pistol. Columbia River Knife & Tool (www.crkt.com) introduced a new knife designed for law enforcement officers at shot. De- signed by Joe Caswell, the Provoke is a Karambit style knife that features Kinematic opening for safe carry and rapid deploy- ment. To open the knife, all you have to do is push down, and the blade is ready to work. Datum (www.datumstorage.com) displayed its ArgosSecurity weapons storage systems. ese welded steel systems are available in a vari- ety of sizes and security levels and are NTOA member tested and recommended. Ear Phone Connection (www. Ear- PhoneConnect.com) showed its iBUD PTT, Snake i-Pod Style Kit. Designed for mobile surveillance in highly trafficked areas, the iBUD PTT, Snake i-Pod Style Kit gives inves- tigators a leg-up on covert surveillance missions by looking like cellphone headset technology. e iBUD PTT and Snake i-Pod Style kits give the appearance of white or black wired earbud headsets while providing push-to-talk commu- nications with numerous two-way radio systems. Hogue (www.hogueinc.com) introduced a bunch of new duty pistol grips at SHOT, including Beavertail Grip Sleeves for the Glock 17, Glock 19, SIG P320, SIG P365, and Ruger Se- curity-9. Also new for 2019 are grips for concealed carry pistols including the Kimber Micro 9, Ruger LCR, Kimber K6s, and Springfield Armory 911. Pelican (www.pelican.com) brought its new long Air 1745 case to SHOT. Air cases are 40% lighter than other polymer cases of the same size and dimensions, the company says. e Air 1745 is 44.01x16.77x7.94 inches and features wheels for easy movement. FLIR

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