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Patent Pending Composite Ballistic Shield Offers Advanced Design Features

>Composiflex , a global supplier of highly-engineered composite products, has a new, patent-pending ballistic shield on the market with advanced features designed to maximize user protection.

Traditional ballistic shields have smaller view ports yielding limited visibility and necessitating shield-position adjustments when users try to simultaneously view and aim. Composiflex's HG Series of Level IIIA ballistic shields includes view ports that run the entire width of the shield, providing a continuous field of view for protection and aiming accuracy. Available in three sizes (19" x 34"; 22" x 36"; and 22" x 48"), the shields feature a contour allowing straighter arm positions during shooting.

Fabricated using aramid ballistic materials and weighing approximately 17 lbs., Composiflex's 22" x 36" HG Series, Level IIIA ballistic shield is one of the lightest available in the marketplace. The shield also has an ergonomically-designed handle, enabling users to hold the shield in position for a long period of time, as well as button-activated, LED and halogen lighting options that provide powerful "flash/strobe-light" and "blinder"

Recently field tested in two events at the 2007 Original SWAT World Challenge in Little Rock, Ark., Composiflex's HG Series of Level IIIA ballistic shields received positive reviews from both SWAT team members and U.S. soldiers. Their feedback prompted Composiflex to slightly modify the shield's handle and contour features for greater ease of use.

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