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

    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 Tactical Tool Every First Responder and Civilian Should Carry With Them Every Day - EDC
    July 9, 2020 Suresh Madhavan

    The Tactical Tool Every First Responder and Civilian Should Carry With Them Every Day - EDC

    The 221B Tactical Vanquish First Responder Tool is everything I've always wanted in an everyday carry tool. Built with the highest grade materials and constructed to last, The Vanquish First Responder Tool will be the best EDC knife and everyday tool you'll ever own.

    Thousands of first responders and civilians across the country trust The Vanquish First Responder Tool every single day as their EDC tool of choice. If you're looking for the best tactical knife to carry on duty as a police officer, as a civilian every day or to even keep in your vehicle (perfect for young, new drivers), look no further than The Vanquish First Responder Tool. 

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  • How To Stop Feeling Hot, Sweaty, Itchy and Miserable in Your Body Armor
    June 29, 2020 Suresh Madhavan

    How Police Officers Can Stop Feeling Hot, Sweaty, Itchy and Miserable While Wearing Body Armor

    If you wear body armor on the job and get hot, sweaty and itchy, what would you give to actually not feel miserable all shift long? If you said "anything" ... keep reading.

    After spending 13 years on the job as a full time Police Officer, the thing that bothered me the most while on patrol was how uncomfortable it was to wear body armor. It was somewhat bearable in the winter months. But come the summer time, it was brutal and borderline unbearable. This was a concern from a comfort standpoint but also a safety standpoint.

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  • The Shirt You're Wearing Under Your Body Armor Is Making You Itch and Stink
    May 21, 2020 Suresh Madhavan

    The Shirt You're Wearing Under Your Body Armor Is Making You Itch and Stink

    If you wear body armor, at some point you've found yourself doing one or both of two things: Rubbing against an object like a cat, trying to scratch an itch and smelling yourself wondering if anyone else around you can smell that unmistakable body armor odor. It's ok... I've been there myself and feel your pain.

    The problem is, those shirts were NOT developed for those who wear body armor. In fact, they were not developed for football or hockey players who wear pads. That's right! You see, the second you put anything over these moisture wicking compression shirts you immediately impede its ability to do its job. 

    These shirts require unobstructed access to open, ambient air to optimally do their job. Once you cover them with football shoulder pad, hockey pads or, in my case, body armor, zero moisture gets wicked into the atmosphere. Instead, it gets wicked directly into your pads or body armor.

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  • 221B Sheepdogs - The Silent Guardians
    May 14, 2020 Suresh Madhavan

    221B Sheepdogs - The Silent Guardians

    So it is for these Sheepdogs, along with our brave police officers, that we are embarking on this mission. The mission to better equip the Sheepdogs among us with the training, information and equipment they want, need and desire to be better prepared for when evil (the wolf) strikes.

    Sadly, many outlets and platforms do not support this kind of information. Some view it as violent and unnecessary. And because of their personal beliefs and stance (and other societal and political factors), they block, remove or otherwise limit the view and/or discovery of such content.

    Therefore, the 221B Sheepdog Nexus will be owned, operated and housed exclusively by us. Members only will be granted exclusive access to this content. This will include original 221B content as well as carefully curated content from across the globe by some of the best in the business. 

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  • Police Officer Invents Anti-Bacterial Breathable Base Layer Shirt To Wear Beneath Body Armor With A "Cool" Hidden Feature
    April 15, 2020 Chris Lee

    Police Officer Invents Anti-Bacterial Base Layer Shirt To Wear Beneath Body Armor With A Hidden Benefit For Those With Tattoos and In BJJ

    Their flagship piece of gear, The Maxx-Dri Vest for body armor ventilation, cooling and comfort was, like all of their gear, invented and designed by Madhavan himself. The Maxx-Dri Vest is a breathable cooling vest worn beneath body armor which allows excess heat and moisture to escape while allowing cooler, fresh air in. It offers 360° ventilation, meaning you get that cool rush of fresh, clean air around your entire body; everywhere your body armor covers. And now they've launched an anti-bacterial base layer shirt to help those suffering from itch, rash, skin infections and odor. 
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  • Corona Virus Protection Protocols For Police Officers & First Responders
    March 19, 2020 Suresh Madhavan

    Corona Virus Protection Protocols For Police Officers & First Responders

    What's the best way to not get the coronavirus? Now more than ever, Police and Law Enforcement Officers must protect themselves from the dangers encountered while on the job. This is not just important to the officers themselves but also to their children and families at home. Because the last thing any police officer wants to do is bring home a potentially deadly virus and pass it along to their kids.

    How long does the coronavirus last? As most know by now, proper hand-washing is critical. Although there are reports that the novel Coronavirus can survive in the air for a short period of time under certain conditions, the primary means for it to enter your body it via mucous membranes. This is why it is so important to not touch these areas whether you feel your hands are clean or not. And you should be washing your hands thoroughly before eating with your hands.

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  • When Is The Best Time of Day To Workout?
    March 10, 2020 Support Team

    When Is The Best Time of Day To Workout?

    Part 1

    What is the best time of day to workout? For Police Officers and First Responders working shift work, is it better to workout before or after your shift?

    By: Effective Fitness Training

    One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at EFT is “should I work out before or after shift?" Another question we are often asked is, "is it better to work out in the morning or the evening?” Today, we are going to answer both of these questions.

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