Posted on January 7, 2019
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (“Point Blank”) announced today that the same plaintiffs (and same attorneys) whose class action complaint against Point Blank was dismissed on October 29, 2018 filed a new putative class action complaint against Point Blank in the Southern District of Florida, based upon the same core allegations and claims as their previously‐dismissed complaint. The new complaint again alleges that the hook‐and‐loop material in theSelf‐Suspending Ballistic System (“SSBS”) feature of concealable Point Blank vests wears out over time with use.Plaintiffs do not assert that the ballistic panels contained in Point Blank vests are defective or do not perform according to National Institute of Justice standards. Nor do plaintiffs allege that any wearer of Point Blank vests has been injured, and, in fact, Point Blank concealable vests with the SSBS feature have saved the lives of many officers over the past decade. Notwithstanding the prior denial of class certification and dismissal ... read more
Posted on November 5, 2018
On October 29, 2018, The United States Federal Court, in the southern district of Florida denied a motion for class certification filed against Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., and dismissed the case. In the case (OSTA, et al. v. Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., 0:17-cv-62051-UU, S.D. Fla.), a few individual Ohio police officers and two law enforcement associations alleged that a nationwide class should be certified to pursue claims that Point Blank’s Self-Suspending Ballistic System (SSBS) for shoulder straps used on bulletproof vests were defective. Notably, the plaintiffs in the case did not claim that any wearer had been injured because of the SSBS, and did not allege any deficiency with the ballistics or bullet-stopping power of the vests. Instead, the plaintiffs’ lawyers alleged ... read more
Posted on October 2, 2018
Baltimore police released body camera footage of officers' gun battle with 29-year-old Nathaniel Sassafras.
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0MeeloG8bM
Posted on October 1, 2018
Deputy Solis was shot last May 25, 2017, while conducting a traffic stop when a gunman, sped off and tossed a handgun from his vehicle, triggering a pursuit. He was wearing his Point Blank bullet-resistant vest with Alpha Elite AXIIIA ballistics - which authorities say saved his life... read more
Posted on September 11, 2018
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin has awarded The Protective Group (TPG), a Point Blank Enterprises company a contract to provide a high performance, light-weight crew protection kit for the new CH-53K U.S. Marine Corps King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter. The crew protection kit consists of individual ballistic panels installed beneath the cabin and ramp floor and within the cabin side frames.
The CH-53K is a dual-piloted, multi-engine, helicopter that will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with improved heavy lift capability, reduced operating costs, and ... read more
Posted on July 20, 2018
The latest issue of "Police and Security News" discusses new ballistic armor technology in 2018, and several Point Blank Enterprises products are covered including the ARMIS Tactical Vest, Elite Concealable Vest, ODC Guardian Crossover Vest, and the Operator Elite Ballistic Helmet ... read more
Posted on July 17, 2018
On July 14, 2015, the St. Louis police sergeant was shot while sitting in his car working a security job in the Central West End. His Point Blank vest saved his life. And from that point on, he and his wife, Kelli Lowe, have dubbed the day his “Alive Day." ... read more
Posted on June 25, 2018
Law enforcement from Lancaster County came to the Lincoln PD training facility to see a demonstration of the Point Blank body armor in action. It was meant to show just how body armor can absorb the impact of a bullet.
Sergeant Margot Nason with the University Police Department says considering recent school shootings, it makes being properly protected especially important.
"I think it really hits home how important it is to wear your vest because you're seeing a first-hand experience of what can happen ... read more
Posted on June 20, 2018
On a hot July night in 2017 near Norfolk, VA, veteran sergeant Donald Burns was shot while responding to a call of an armed man acting strangely. "I was shot in the chest ... amazingly, I knew that I was shot I knew, instantly that I was OK," he told WAVY.com
Burns survived thanks to his Point Blank Body Armor vest.
On that night police responded to a call for an armed man walking the streets and acting bazaar. Burns had rigged a body cam to a pole to look inside an apartment window to see if the suspect was there. He only saw darkness, but the shooter had ... read more
Posted on February 3, 2018
South Hadley, MA Fire District No. 1 recently purchased six ballistic vests, to be kept in three of the department’s ambulances in case of an emergency or active shooter scenario.
“We’re just being proactive,” Fire District No. 1 Chief Robert Authier said. “God forbid we have the type of event where we would use them.”
After attending a two-day Department of Homeland Security training last June, the department began researching bulletproof vests for sale. The training focused on … read more
Posted on February 2, 2018
Fairfield firefighters and paramedics are now equipped with red ballistic vests which a part of the everyday equipment … read more
Posted on February 1, 2018
Near the end of 2017, Green Castle, Indiana police officer Luke Brown was pursuing a thief when he ran into his home. As a deputy was trying to TASER him, the suspect grabbed a nearby shotgun.
Brown was within a foot of the barrel when the suspect fired on him. They exchanged gunfire and the suspect was finally subdued. Although wounded, Brown … read more
Posted on January 29, 2018