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"Shield Guy" Blog

"Shield Guy" Blog

GSA Advantage (Tips on buying a Ballistic Shield on the GSA )

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments 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.

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/

Ballistic Shields Mobile Alabama Police Department

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mobile Alabama Police Department has deployed twenty three "First Responder" aerospace designed ballistic Shields (NIJ Level IIIA).  The First Responder-1 ballistic shield was designed for the Patrol Officer.  The "First Resonder-1" shield is so rugged and extreme that SWAT teams are now deploying the FS-1.  The first responder has a revolutionary interchangeable 4" X 8" NIJ Level IIIA view port that will extend the life of the shield.  VBC

FBI Preliminary Stats 2013 (Active Shooter)

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


FBI Releases 2013 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

May 12, 2014


Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 27 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2013, a decrease of more than 44 percent when compared to the 49 officers killed in 2012. An additional 49 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty in 2013.

Ballistic Shield Core Products and Care.

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)