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Armor Express to Showcase its Comprehensive and Cutting-Edge Body Armor Solutions at SHOT Show 2017

Armor Express expands its focus on developing and delivering the most advanced ballistic systems, carriers and accessory offerings for the global law enforcement, government, defense, and private security markets

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 12, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company will be demonstrating its latest ballistic systems, carrier designs and accessory offerings for law enforcement, federal, military, and security officers worldwide at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show). Armor Express will be exhibiting its suite of offerings at Booth #31103 at the conference, which is organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and will run from January 17-20 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to be at SHOT Show 2017 and look forward to engaging with our customers and supply chain partners as we continue to drive innovation in soft and hard armor systems that save lives. We have an incredible product lineup planned this year which features our strongest and lightest ballistic packages; most versatile carriers; and hard armor solutions such as plates, helmets and shields with tremendous stopping power and lightweight capabilities. This year, we will have new and enhanced solutions for the federal and international markets in particular, as we work to expand the Armor Express offering and reach – pushing the limits to deliver critical protection, performance and comfort benefits that agencies around the world require – and within their respective budgets,” stated Matt Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ballistics Built to Exceed the Most Strenuous Requirements at Home and Abroad

Among the latest products that will be on display are the Company’s specially engineered ballistic packages designed to meet the most stringent domestic and international standards, including the NIJ Standard-0101.06 and the FBI, DEA, German SK1, and VPAM protocols.

The Razor Gen 2, Armor Express’ lightest ballistic armor ever, continues to surpass industry benchmarks. The system recently passed the German SK1’s rigorous testing protocol with ease, showing exceptional temperature extreme and contact shot performance. The Razor’s proprietary blend of cutting-edge Twaron® aramid and Dyneema® fabric, extremely thin construction, and reinforced stopping power against the most advanced rounds available is testament to the vest’s superior performance and comfort benefits – all available in a single package.

Multipurpose, Advanced Carriers Meet the Demands of Today’s LE Tactical and Federal Officers

Visitors to the Armor Express booth will also be able to see first-hand the Company’s newly redesigned Tactical Operations Response Carrier (TORC) and LightHawk XT 2.0 with unique COBRA® Buckle Cummerbund for rapid donning and doffing, and unparalleled maneuverability and scalability; advanced and affordable Laser-cut Plate Carrier which offers tactical operators a super light, low drag and durable option; and Department of Homeland Security-designed and worn Standard Outer Garment (SOG), Tactical Outer Garment (TOG) and Formal Outer Garment (FOG).

The TORC in its updated grey color continues to be one of Armor Express’ most in-demand tactical vests, offering outstanding coverage, ergonomic fit, scalable components, and low profile structure that give patrol, task forces and tactical teams exceptional armor flexibility based on their needs.

New Hard Armor Solutions Deliver Exceptional Lightweight and Flexible Special Threats Protection

Taking center stage will be the Company’s new special-threats tested plates, shields and helmets which
provide the ultimate lightweight protection against high-powered Level III & IV rifle rounds, either in combination with Armor Express’ soft body armor systems or as a stand-alone. These include the Company’s next generation Ara-Shock, Ara-Shock ICW, Poly-Shock, and C-Shock rifle plates, which are manufactured with the world’s strongest and lightest materials, and offer extraordinary ballistic performance, modularity and size options for any threat encounter. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pre-view the latest LightHawk™ Shield Series, Armor Express’ new private-label ballistic shields designed to deliver lightweight, maximum protection, give tactical operators who require a platform for handgun and long gun use or patrol officers who may need to quickly up-armor if they need to respond to an active shooter.

Additionally, the Company will showcase its unprecedented VPAM-certified ballistic helmets from Busch Tactical (the highest performing helmets in the industry). Certified to the Gold Standard (VPAM) of ballistic testing within Germany, Austria and Switzerland, these advanced helmets bring first rate protection to law enforcement, anti-terror and specialized police units who may be exposed to close quarter combat and increased risk for being shot within the head region. The Armor Express helmets are uni-sized, which removes the cost burden on agencies having to purchase multiple units based on individual fit.

Davis concluded, “Armor Express continues to test and evaluate revolutionary technologies and designs that will create higher-performing and even lighter armor systems that exceed industry expectations. We continue to expand our distribution around the world to ensure our law enforcement, government and military customers benefit from the most cutting-edge solutions available. To this end, our team remains committed to achieving 100% customer satisfaction and protecting the lives of those who make the sacrifice every day to serve our communities and protect our freedoms.”Patrol, task forces and tactical teams will all benefit from the armor scalability based on the need of the officerPatrol, task forces and tactical teams will all benefit from the armor scalability based on the need of the officer. Patrol, task forces and tactical teams will all benefit from the armor scalability based on the need of the officer

The SHOT Show is the largest, all-inclusive trade show for professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's foremost exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. Professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are expected to be in attendance. For additional insights, visit

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