"Shield Guy" Blog
|Posted on August 19, 2017 at 1:15 PM||comments (2)|
VBC is lucky enough to be working with Ed Ponce on sending the shields overseas . Any past iquires in regards to this matter can now contact :
Epcom International Ltd.
International Trade Specialists
For over 20 years serving Law Enforcement, Military and Corporate Security needs
Registered to export ITAR-Regulated products
310 N. Cleveland St.
Chagrin Falls OH 44022 USA
Email [email protected]
|Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
I hear more and more about AR-500 steel being used as ballistic S.A.P.I plates. AR-500 is not a company as much as is a product I.D . This is a steel with a 500 Brinell hardness used for industrial projects or range targets. This plate will not encapsulate the incoming round , only redirect it into your neck or arms. Plus or minus 5 degrees and maybe someone standing next to you.
These plates are heavy , cheap , and have no expiration date so I understand there allure . But there is a reason no Military or Law enforcement agency in the world will deploy them . Don`t fall for this prepper scam . Pony up and buy real gear .
|Posted on June 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
If your going to buy a ballistic shield on GSA Advantage , you should keep these things in mind.
1.) Don`t buy a shield that does not have a picture that accurately represents the piece of equipment advertised .
2.) Verify the "Operational Weight" of the shield and not the "Bait and Switch" weight posted without view ports , lights, and accessories.
3.) Do your research prior to placing an order, This is a small industry and all relevant information is easily assessable on the manufactures web site .
4.) Check web pricing and make sure you are not missing a sale on the gear.
5.) A (7) Year Warranty adds more value to your purchase than a (5) year Warranty.
Hope this helps , don`t fall for the retail rip-off.
|Posted on April 8, 2016 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
The most dangerous tip to Law Enforcement ballistic protection is not the "Green Tip" it`s the "Blue Tip" . That`s the color ink in the pin of the administrators and politicians that fail to see the benefits of the simplicity of a piece of gear that has never killed anyone , but has saved hundreds.