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"Shield Guy" Blog


The "Shield Guy" Blog

Purpose:

Gather the best available data from law enforcment professionals on how to train, deploy, and care for this critical piece of tactical gear.  Todays increasingly violent urban, and rural streets, has increased the need for ballistic protection beyond the vest.  

By sharing information in these three basic areas of "Shield Protocol", we can help increase the safety of those who serve and protect nation wide.  Please feel free to post articals, links, suggestions, and constructive criticism.

Everrett "Todd" Garrett   

The "Shield Guy"

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AS-3A Ballistic Shield - Wilmington North Carolina Police Department SWAT

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Venture Ballistic Composites is proud to announce that the Wilmington North Carolina Police Department SWAT team is the first recipient of a new donated AS-3A "Active Shooter" aerospace designed ballistic shield.  This extreme and rugged NIJ Level IIIA ballistic shield was designed for deployment in-or-out of the vehicle.  Weighing in at only 9 Lbs, it is one of the lightest ballistic shields on the market today.  VBC will be donating one AS-3A aerospace designed ballistic shield each month for the duration of 2014.  To register your department please visit the VBC web site at: http/www.venture-ballistics.com/


Ballistic Shield Reviews - Tactical Response Magazine

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Tactical Response Magazine - Ballistic Shields for the Patrol Officer

Tactical Response Magazine June 2014

Patrol Use of Shields

Written by Bevan, Melanie, Lord, Robert

A More Ambitious Practice

In June 2010, Polk County, Fla. Sheriff’s Deputies Paul Fairbanks and Michael Braswell were shot in the line of duty during an early morning encounter with a person riding a bicycle with no light. The suspect was shot and killed and both deputies survived the attack. Shortly thereafter, Polk County Florida Sheriff Grady Judd formed a committee, wherein the decision was made to provide every patrol deputy with a ballistic shield, likely the first large agency in Florida and perhaps the only agency of its size in the nation to do so.

In order to purchase and deploy one shield for every deputy, the agency chose 17-inch by 29-inch ballistic shields. These are smaller than the more common full size 24-inch by 36-inch shields; however, they provide adequate head, neck and upper torso Threat Level IIIA ballistic protection with a viewport. The smaller size allows for easier, front seat storage and deployment of the shields, an advantage over standard size shields.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office also worked with a shield manufacturer, Venture Ballistics, to slightly modify the standard design to one that better accommodated their agency’s needs. This new design is currently sold under the name “First Responder.” Every officer received shield training and, according to then Sgt. Mike Hughes of the training unit, a strong emphasis was placed on when and when not to deploy the shields, what rounds they can stop, and what rounds they can’t.

The shields have been in use in the field for more than two years and have been put to good use. They have an expected life span of five years, according to the manufacturer, and at around $600 per shield were reasonably priced.

http://www.venture-ballistics.com/apps/blog/show/42327233-tactical-response-magazine-ballistic-shields-for-the-patrol-officer

Ballistic Shields - Venture Ballistic Composites Newest Tactical & Personal Ballistic Shield Protection

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Once Again Venture Ballistic Composites is designing and deploying a new line of custom aerospace designed ballistic shields.  From the Childs NIJ Level-3A back pack inserts, to the newly Armored NIJ Level-3 Hum-V for SWAT Deployment, VBC stays on the edge of demand in ballistic shield protection.  After only three (3), years VBC has carved out a name in the Industry as creating custom ballistic shield protection at the lowest prices on the market today.

The VBC "shield in every car" program is already creating a buzz  in Florida with over 2000 "First Responder" Patrol Shields deployed in south Florida.  The "First Responder" was designed to meet the requirements of the Polk County Florida Sheriff's Office.  It is the most affordable, rugged, and extreme shield of its kind.  

Perhaps the biggest selling point for this revolutionary NIJ Level IIIA "patrol shield" is it's "interchangable view port".  When view ports get damaged over the years, the shield is usually rendered useless and replaced at a great cost.  The revolutionary "First Responder" patrol shield can stay deployed for the duration of its five year warranty.


Check out Venture Ballistics at http://venture-ballistics.com

Click to view the awesome new pics of VBC Custom shields and projects.

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Ballistic Shields - Venture Ballistic Composites Newest Tactical & Personal Ballistic Shield Protection

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Once Again Venture Ballistic Composites is designing and deploying a new line of custom aerospace designed ballistic shields.  From the Childs NIJ Level-3A back pack inserts, to the newly Armored NIJ Level-3 Hum-V for SWAT Deployment, VBC stays on the edge of demand in ballistic shield protection.  After only three (3), years VBC has carved out a name in the Industry as creating custom ballistic shield protection at the lowest prices on the market today.

The VBC "shield in every car" program is already creating a buzz  in Florida with over 2000 "First Responder" Patrol Shields deployed in south Florida.  The "First Responder" was designed to meet the requirements of the Polk County Florida Sheriff's Office.  It is the most affordable, rugged, and extreme shield of its kind.  

Perhaps the biggest selling point for this revolutionary NIJ Level IIIA "patrol shield" is it's "interchangable view port".  When view ports get damaged over the years, the shield is usually rendered useless and replaced at a great cost.  The revolutionary "First Responder" patrol shield can stay deployed for the duration of its five year warranty.


Check out Venture Ballistics at http://venture-ballistics.com

Click to view the awesome new pics of VBC Custom shields and projects.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ventureballisticcomposites/" target="_blank">http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/ventureballisticcomposites/

Ballistic Shield - Grant Money 2014-2015

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out all the latest GRANT news on Police One.

 

"A Shield in every car."

 

The VBC mission is simple ... design and produce affordable, and extreme ballistic shields for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line everyday. Working with law enforcement agencies across the nation, we have established "a shield in every car" program. The high cost of ballistic shield protection has kept many law enforcement agencies from purchasing this essential piece of tactical equipment. Now agencies can purchase shields on an annual or bi-annual basis at a pre-arranged price.

 

"Affordability is the result of innovative new technologies that simplify production without sacrificing performance." In fact the VBC process reduces shield weight, and adds rugged rigidity allowing the composite to withstand the elements, and the everyday riggers that are required of a patrol level piece of tactical equipment. VBC custom ballistic shields have been designed using input from many different law enforcement agencies.

 

VBC has produced a wide range of custom ballistic shields for "mission specific" tactical requirements. VBC clients include the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshal Service, Spec Ops, SWAT, TRT, and numerous Sheriff, and Police Departments across the U.S. Our unique "Value Engineered" custom production process, has made it affordable for law enforcement agencies to purchase multiple shields for the price of a single shield on today's market, making "a shield in every vehicle", a reachable goal.

 

 

From the "Active Shooter" Series, to our "First Responder" Series of Patrol Shields, VBC has created protection for every ballistic, or blunt force threat. VBC Shields are perfect for VIP security. Explore the VBC web site, and view the many live fire demonstrations showcasing the extreme stopping power of our custom designed ballistic shields. The most affordable and rugged ballistic shields on the market today.

 

"We'll take the hit for you."

 

Everrett "Todd" Garrett

President / VBC 941-809-8159

Contact VBC to discuss your specific needs.




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