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  • The Active Shooter Response Kit That Could Save Your Life
    August 2, 2022

    The Active Shooter Response Kit That Could Save Your Life

    Now, for the first time ever, you can create the ultimate Active Shooter Response Kit right in one spot, saving you hours of time and money.

    This incredible active shooter safety kit includes a plate carrier, body armor plates, a ballistic helmet and a ballistic shield. Each item can be customized to your specific needs. And with a click of a button, you'll have the essential gear you'll need to be prepared for an active shooter situation should it happen in your town.

    Click here to view all the options and build your active shooter response kit today.

    Nothing is more important than your safety. Don't be the person who is regretting not having the necessary equipment when the event occurs. Be the person who is ready and is willing to fight to stay alive. 

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  • How Much Does A Bulletproof Vest Cost?
    March 4, 2022

    How Much Does A Bulletproof Vest Cost?

    One of the questions I get asked the most while with friends and family is "How much does a bulletproof vest cost?" However, before I answer this question, I like to respectfully correct them on the language they are using.

    When it comes to body armor, you're really looking at two (2) options; soft body armor and hard body armor. Soft body armor is rated to stop bullets shot out of a handgun while hard body armor is rated to stop bullet shot out of a handgun and a rifle. That's a very elementary breakdown but I want to keep it super simple as many people reading this may have no clue about ballistics and body amor. If you're not one of those people, don't be offended. Just trying to keep things basic for those who are new to body armor and clueless about all this stuff.

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  • How to set up a plate carrier, the best place for your IFAK and where your plate carrier should sit on your body.
    April 28, 2021

    How to set up a plate carrier, the best place for your IFAK and where your plate carrier should sit on your body.

    How To Set Up A Plate Carrier

    First things first; why are you wearing a plate carrier. You must first answer this question before moving on to the next steps. Are you simply wearing it for protection against being shot? If so, what kind of bullets are you concerned about getting shot with; .223 or 9mm (or one of the many other rifle or pistol rounds)?

    Are you yourself carrying a weapon? If so, what kind of weapon; a rifle or a pistol. If so, you will need to carry additional ammo. How much ammo will you need to carry. Maybe you're carrying a rifle and a pistol as a secondary weapon. In this case, you'll have to carry ammo for both weapons.

    All these things must be taken into consideration prior to setting up your plate carrier. But for now, let's start off with the type of plates you need.

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  • What's The Best Body Armor and Plate Carrier For Your Home and To Keep In Your Vehicle
    April 9, 2021

    What's The Best Body Armor and Plate Carrier For Your Home and To Keep In Your Vehicle

    Over the last year, over 5 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in their life. This was due it most part to the violence and unrest seen in many cities across America. The truth is, many of these purchases were made out of pure fear. Fear of someone coming to your door in an attempt harm you or your family. Fear of an angry mob accosting you as you simply try to drive to work or home.

    In the last year Americans have witnessed violence on the news happening across the country that they’ve never seen before. And frankly, it triggered many to re-consider their safety and security as American citizens. 

    But owning a firearm is just part of the equation. If an event does occur, having a gun does nothing to protect you against getting shot yourself. This is where body armor comes into play. Based on body armor sales figures for 2020, it appears that millions of people recognized this and acted accordingly. 

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  • The Best Plate Carrier For Police, Law Enforcement and Private Security is Now Available For Civilians
    October 8, 2020

    The Best Plate Carrier For Police, Law Enforcement and Private Security is Now Available For Civilians

    This is precisely why I designed The 221B Tactical Phantom Plate Carrier. Unlike any other plate carrier on the market today, The Phantom Plate Carrier is constructed with our 100% breathable, patented Maxx-Dri technology. This not only makes the plate carrier ultra-breathable but also makes is weigh 50% less than traditional police and military plate carriers commonly sold to civilians and homeowners alike; making this one of the best plate carriers of 2020.

    The Phantom Plate Carrier comes equipped with molle and velcro front and back for those wishing to add additional pouches or identification patches. This is key for those who would like to carry first aid kits (IFAK) or items such as tourniquets as part of their kit. And of course the molle allows for the addition of mag pouches for those with weapons that are seeking to carry additional ammunition. 

     

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  • The best plate carrier for Police Patrol, SWAT, private security and civilian use...designed to keep you comfortable & safe
    May 8, 2019

    The best plate carrier for Police Patrol, SWAT, private security and civilian use...designed to keep you comfortable & safe

    When it comes to your safety, you should NEVER compromise. That said, something that many of us don't consider when selecting gear is speed and long term comfort. By this we mean how quickly can I get this piece of gear into action effectively and, once in use, how comfortable will I be over an extended period of time?

    The Real-World Tactical Signature Edition Shadow Plate Carrier by 221B Tactical was specifically designed to take care of these vital concerns. With features engineered and built in to this one-of-a-kind plate carrier, designed specifically for police patrol officers, SWAT officers and specialty unit officers, The Shadow Plate Carrier was designed with a singular purpose: Keep you comfortable. Let you move fast and free. Keep you ALIVE.

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