Usually, during an active-shooter situation, the responding patrol officer will be the first person on scene, most likely protected only by an SBA concealable vest that is rated for handgun-round protection; however, with more and more law enforcement officers facing rifle threats, they will need additional protection. This is where the Active Shooter Kit’s importance is fully realized.
“Law enforcement officers are facing threats they’ve never seen before,” said OfficerStore Law Enforcement Specialist Mac Brostrom. “Threats from rifles can defeat concealable armor, so there is a real need for the kit.”
The kit is comprised of a Condor Modular Operator Plate Carrier and two Armor Express Level IV Single Curve Standalone Plates. OfficerStore put great time and effort into developing a package that would be mutually affordable to agencies and individual officers.
“We chose to pair these products together in order to give our law enforcement customers rifle-threat protection at the absolute best price,” Brostrom said.
The Modular Operator Plate Carrier features MOLLE webbing and modular platforms on all sides for functionality in addition to operator-cut front and back harnesses for mobility. It is capable of accepting up to 10-inch by 13-inch front and back plates and up to 6-inch by 8-inch side-panel plates. The Level IV Single Curve Standalone Plates offer the maximum ballistic protection against potential rifle threats. These ergonomical and efficient shooter’s cut plates greatly reduce spalling and can effectively stop .30-06 M2 AP (.30 caliber military armor-piercing) ammo at 2,880 ft/s.
Some additional features of the Condor Modular Operator Plate Carrier include:
- an emergency drag handle
- detachable shoulder pads
- side release buckles on the shoulders along with an internal waist strap
- easily accessible ballistic plates with pull-down flaps
- an adjustable, detachable cummerbund with pockets designed to accommodate side armor
- lightly padded mesh on front and back harnesses designed for comfort and airflow
Additional features of the Armor Express Level IV Single Curve Standalone Plate include:
- size: 10 inches by 12 inches
- constructed of alumina ceramic / woven aramid composite, covered with black polyester
- weight: 8 pounds
- thinness: 74 inches
Be sure to visit OfficerStore.com for more information and to order yours.
About OfficerStore and Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc.:
OfficerStore, a division of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc., offers product lines from more than 400 manufacturers. Witmer Public Safety Group's motto is Equipping Heroes™, and this continues as they extend their commitment to provide the industry's best equipment and supplies to the professional men and women who serve to ensure the public's safety. For additional information, please call (800) 852-6088 or visit OfficerStore.com.