Safariland Introduces New Ballistic Shields

The next-gen Protech X Series of shields features the FoxFury Taker B70 integrated shield light and handle.

Safariland's new Ballistic Shields
Safariland has launched its next-generation Protech X Series of ballistic shields featuring the FoxFury Taker B70 integrated shield light and handle.Safariland

Safariland has launched its next-generation Protech X Series of ballistic shields featuring the FoxFury Taker B70 integrated shield light and handle. The X Series lightweight shield, with its integrated lens cap combined with a feature-laden light and handle design, provides a clean look and further reduces the overall weight. Safariland partnered with FoxFury, an industry leader in shield lighting, to develop the integrated three-position handle design, available in two styles, offered exclusively in the Safariland brand of shields.

“We know law enforcement’s needs continue to evolve, so we are continuously sourcing and developing products in order to offer the most relevant tools for today’s demands,” says Mark Cardey, manager of engineering and hard armor R&D for Safariland. “We’ve been able to do just that with the new X Series shields. They combine new technology in light attachment with an exclusive handle feature, all in a durable yet lightweight product.”

The X Series models with the FoxFury Taker B70 integrated light and handle feature a top-of-the-line LED light with the functionality merged into the handle design. The cord-free light is bolted to the shield through the handle and is powered by six CR123 batteries that are incorporated into the handle, eliminating the need for battery packs and the loose, external wiring typically seen on ballistic shield lights. Two handle options are offered: the standard horizontal handle and a three-position handle design co-developed by Safariland in partnership with FoxFury. The exclusive three-position handle is ambidextrous and features ergonomically designed pressure switches that are easily activated by the thumb.

The powerful light features two settings: on/off and a tactical setting with three modes—momentary, continuous, and Turbo-Strobe. The light also features a kill/deactivation switch so the light cannot be accidentally activated. The light is bolted to the shield through the handle and features separate circuitry on each of its two rows of LEDs so that if one row is damaged, the operator can still maintain visibility.

X Series type IIIA ballistic shields are made with Honeywell Spectra Shield material. This results in a lens cap design of the same ballistic material as the rest of the shield. The design eliminates points of weakness where shield and components meet. SRP: $2,980 - $3,490.

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