Safariland Releases First of its Kind Hard Armor Rifle Plates for Women

Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands continues to stay on the leading edge of defense equipment with its new line of Hard Armor rifle plates explicitly designed for women and marks the first-ever NIJ 0101.06 compliant hard armor plate for the female form.

Safariland has expanded its rifle-rated family of Hard Armor plates to include three offerings for women. The Model DT206CF (NIJ Level III), along with non-certified variants, Model X-CAL™ DT CF1 and Model IMPAC™ CF1 have been designed with female first responders in mind and offer a unique radius of curvature to enhance fit and comfort. These plates have low profile capabilities and are compatible with the already available TAC PH Plate Harness. They have all been designed with high-performing ceramic, and polyethylene composites with 1000-denier Cordura® nylon covering that can withstand long-term wear.

We seek to create the best products on the market for a wide array of customers. This plate family puts us one step closer to that goal. We have manufactured these plates with high-quality materials and put in the effort to ensure maximum comfort is available for all the female officers, first responders, and other body armor users.

Jim Duncan, Safariland VP/GM of Armor

The X-CAL DTCF1 and IMPAC CF1 are lightweight, with the X-CAL DTCF1 weighing 3.3 lbs. and being 0.9” thin, while the IMPAC CF1 is only 3.2 lbs. and 0.7” thin. Both models have been tested to hold up against the M80 (7.62 x 51mm) round, six impacts of the M855 (5.56 x 45mm) Green tip, M193 (5.56 x 45mm), and Mild Steel Core (7.62 x 39mm) rounds. The model X-CAL DTCF1 has an MSRP of $475.00, while the Model IMPAC CF1 has an MSRP of $450.00.

In addition to the functionality of the X-CAL DTCF1 and IMPAC CF1, the DT206CF is NIJ Level III certified to stop six impacts of the 7.62 x 51mm, 147 gr. NATO M80 round. This plate weighs in at 3.4 lbs. and is 1” thin. The DT206CF has an MSRP of $500.00.

Specifications:

  • 1,000-denier Cordura® nylon covering – Unique Female Curvature Design
  •  NIJ0101.06 Type III – 7.62 x 51 mm, 147 gr. M80 FMJ
  • Unique Female Curvature Design
  •  Sizes & Weights (approx.):
    • 8”x10”, Shooters  
    • 3.4 lbs. – 1” thin
  • Ceramic Composite
  • 5 year limited warranty 

Special Threats:

  • 5.56 x 45mm, 55gr. (M193)
  • 7.62 x 39mm, 123gr. (MSC)
  • 5.56 x 45 mm,62 gr. Green Tip (M855) (SS109) 

Source: Safariland news release

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