An Open Letter About the Nationals Stadium Shooting,
Hardwire has adapted its military armor to active shooter applications to give members of the public an opportunity to protect themselves. Our Hardwire Emergency Response Shield (ERS) is a tool anyone can use. Department of Homeland Security advises “Run, Hide, Fight” for active shooter situations, the same approach used by many at Nationals Stadium. Active shooter circumstances can be overwhelming, ERS allows citizens to “Run, Hide, Fight” with ballistic protection.
When reading about body armor specs, companies use labels like NIJ Compliant and NIJ Certified when referencing armor threat level and efficacy. We would like to clear up what these terms mean, explain the difference, and show you a list of our NIJ certified armor.
At Hardwire®LLC, we hold dear the Right to Bear Armor. To bear armor is to protect yourself, the framers were looking out for us, and we should continue in their footsteps and remember they did not know how society would progress, but they knew enough to say we all deserve protection.
Does body armor expire? In short, yes, all body armor does expire, but not all body armor is equal. Hardwire utilizes Dyneema. Dyneema is the only man-made fiber stronger than spider silk, coming in at 15X stronger than steel. It is naturally buoyant, waterproof, moisture-wicking, breathable, and will not delaminate due to moisture. Kevlar on the other hand will begin to disintegrate with element exposure and is only 5X stronger than steel.
A leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today the next generation of Hardwire Ballistic Panels. Hardwire optimizes the strength of compressed Dyneema fibers to create the thinnest and lightest level II and level IIIA body armor.
Safariland is rolling out the next generation of Hardwire ballistic panels, which use the strength of compressed Dyneema fibers to create the thinnest and lightest level II and IIIA ballistic panels...