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Point Blank Enterprises Prevails in Class Action Law Suit Targeting (SSBS)

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

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Amazing Live Footage Captures Baltimore Police Officer Shot and Saved by His Point Blank Body Armor

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

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Point Blank SAVE Featured on "Hero of the Night"

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

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Point Blank Enterprises Company Awarded Ch-53K Armor Development Contract

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

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"Police and Security News" Talks About What's New in 2018 Ballistic Armor Technology

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

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St. Louis Police Sergeant Shot - Saved by Point Blank Body Armor - Names the Day "Alive Day"

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

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LPD Gets Demonstration of Point Blank Body Armor In Action

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

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Norfolk Police Officer Shot in the Line of Duty Receives Special Award

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

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South Hadley Fire District 1 Buys Six Bulletproof Vests

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

Bullet-proof vests now part of daily life for Fairfield firefighters

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

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Lives Saved by Alpha Elite Body Armor Recognized at 2018 SHOT Show

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

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SHOT Show TV Interviews Officers Saved by Point Blank Body Armor

Posted on January 29, 2018

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