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School Shootings by the Numbers - Bullet Proof Backpacks

School Shootings by the Numbers - Bullet Proof Backpacks

I wanted to use some stats and reflect on protecting our greatest asset, our youth. As the world as we know it is changing ever so rapidly so is the world our children grow up in.  Columbine was a tragedy across the US but now school shootings happen so often the often times don't even make the nightly news. To think 10 years ago no one would have ever predicted that we would get to this point. The point that not even our children are safe at school. Now there are products to protect them. Some of them may look...

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A Few Reasons Why You Need Body Armor

A Few Reasons Why You Need Body Armor

     Have you ever considered purchasing a bulletproof vest or body armor? Do you think that something like this is only for our military forces or police? If you think that, you may be saying to yourself, why would I ever need body armor? Maybe you have considered purchasing this for your family, but you wondered where it falls on the list of items you have considered purchasing for your safety.    If you are like my wife, you asked, what if I get shot in the head? It is true that body armor only works if you get...

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A Little About Polyethylene Plates

A Little About Polyethylene Plates

       When considering which hard armor plate to purchase, the only option other than ceramic and steel is currently polyethylene. It is a lightweight unidirectional material that resists bullets itself without spall of kevlar backing. It is 50% lighter than ceramic plates. They have been around since the late 1980s, the technology to make polyethylene plates thin enough for modern use is recent. High-pressure treatment increases performance and decreases weight. The word polyethylene may not be as common as ceramic, but it's not as strange a substance as it sounds. It is a modified type of plastic, the...

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Is it Legal to Own Body Armor

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Is it Legal to Own Body Armor

With rumors circling the body armor armor community here are the facts. It is NOT illegal to own body armor or similar items such as bulletproof or spike rated vests. But there is a catch. It is legal for most people to buy in face to face transactions. No ID, no background check, No special record keeping, no ATF, nothing of that sort. Body armor can also be sold over the counter and at gun shows or online (www.holttacticalsolutions.com). It can be shipped  in 49 states. With ONLY residents of Connecticut being the exception by requiring it citizens to make...

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Plate Carrier Pouches for Rifle mags Only?

Plate Carrier Pouches for Rifle mags Only?

Over the past few months I have been debating on the placement of my mags. While at work they sit on my hip horizontally on my duty belt. On my Work carrier they sit vertically on the support hand side of my carrier. I am used to this and have been practicing this setup for 2 years now. When I am Instructing I often see students come in with mags either high on their plate carriers or directly on the hip of the support hand side on a battle belt. When I ask them why the often I get more...

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