• First responders today perform a multitude of functions from saving lives when criminals strike to emergency medical crises. The idea of first responders as a unified profession operating in disparate departments became ensconced in our national consciousness after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. We lost many heroes - police, firefighters, EMTs, and it was driven home that we are all brothers and sisters who risk - and sometimes sacrifice - our lives for the sake of others.Despite the respect and honor due first responders, there are some who...

  • We have all had experiences with products which didn't live up to the hype. Computers, televisions, cars, washing machines, tools, all sorts of things. The first thing we do is go to the kitchen drawer stuffed full of manuals and warranties to find out whether or not we are still protected. Much of the time we find out that the product was already out of warranty. Rifle armor, well that's a different story. If rifle armor fails, catastrophe ensues. So why talk about it at all? Well, that's simple. Our...

  • Policing in America has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years – and so have the threats faced by law enforcement officers. It’s important that LEOs and other first responders have the right equipment, in particular body armor, to protect them on the job. In recognition of the growing risk LEOs face from rifle threats, HighCom developed the Rifle Armor Kit, or RAK, to provide a customizable armor solution in an easy-to-understand package.  Most patrol officers wear soft armor with an NIJ rating of Level IIIA or lower to defend against handgun...

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  • Do you know your armor plate protection choices when it comes to an active shooter incident or other operation that might involve rounds that soft armor isn't rated to stop? HighCom offers a full line of military and law enforcement grade Level IIIA Special Threat, Level III, and Level IV plates. The hard armor plates that fit inside front and back pockets in armor carriers offer protection against rifle rounds, and some protect against armor-piercing rounds. Armor plates are available in two different types that are recognized by the NIJ. Type 3...

  • Is personal armor protection necessary for civilians?  Will you really ever have the need to protect yourself from someone shooting at you? Well, let us consider this. In 2015, there were 372 multiple-victim shootings in the US, that killed 475 people and wounded 1,870 more. Overall in 2015, 13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms and 26,819 people were injured. We’ve all heard about active shooters, terrorism, campus violence, school shootings, and workplace violence. What about the scorned relationship, raging driver, disgruntled employee, or angry neighbor? You can never...

    | Posted in Civilian Armor |

  • As the benchmark supplier of trusted, high-quality protective armor, HighCom steps up to the challenge of providing the best possible ballistic armor to US Military and Law Enforcement personnel. The importance of partnering with the top suppliers of high-quality raw materials used in our manufacturing process cannot be understated.  With over 20 years of industry experience, we have experimented with, tested, and evaluated every method available for increasing the effectiveness of ballistic materials and design. Body armor has evolved tremendously over the last decade with advancements constantly made to both...

    | Posted in Manufacturing |