Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands continues to stay on the leading edge of defense equipment with its new line of Hard Armor rifle plates explicitly designed for women and marks the first-ever NIJ 0101.06 compliant hard armor plate for the female form.

Safariland has expanded its rifle-rated family of Hard Armor plates to include three offerings for women. The Model DT206CF (NIJ Level III), along with non-certified variants, Model X-CAL™ DT CF1 and Model IMPAC™ CF1 have been designed with female first responders in mind and offer a unique radius of curvature to enhance fit and comfort. These plates have low profile capabilities and are compatible with the already available TAC PH Plate Harness. They have all been designed with high-performing ceramic, and polyethylene composites with 1000-denier Cordura® nylon covering that can withstand long-term wear.

“We seek to create the best products on the market for a wide array of customers,” said Safariland VP/GM of Armor Jim Duncan. “This plate family puts us one step closer to that goal. We have manufactured these plates with high-quality materials and put in the effort to ensure maximum comfort is available for all the female officers, first responders, and other body armor users.”

The X-CAL DTCF1 and IMPAC CF1 are lightweight, with the X-CAL DTCF1 weighing 3.3 lbs. and being 0.9” thin, while the IMPAC CF1 is only 3.2 lbs. and 0.7” thin. Both models have been tested to hold up against the M80 (7.62 x 51mm) round, six impacts of the M855 (5.56 x 45mm) Green tip, M193 (5.56 x 45mm), and Mild Steel Core (7.62 x 39mm) rounds. The model X-CAL DTCF1 has an MSRP of $475.00, while the Model IMPAC CF1 has an MSRP of $450.00.

In addition to the functionality of the X-CAL DTCF1 and IMPAC CF1, the DT206CF is NIJ Level III certified to stop six impacts of the 7.62 x 51mm, 147 gr. NATO M80 round. This plate weighs in at 3.4 lbs. and is 1” thin. The DT206CF has an MSRP of $500.00.

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About Safariland Armor
Safariland® Armor continues to set the standard in ballistic protection by continually developing cutting-edge body armor designs to provide its customers with high-performance, life-saving armor products. With a focus on advanced engineering and production techniques, the Safariland Armor brand is known for its proprietary designs and use of next generation materials to develop the thinnest, lightest, most advanced ballistic protection against a wide array of standard and special threats. For more information, visit

The Safariland PROTECH® line offers industry-leading tactical gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. The product line includes a wide selection of field proven and cutting-edge products including ballistic shields, armor plates, helmets, and other accessories for unparalleled head to toe protection. For more information, visit Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands.

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group, one of Cadre Holdings, Inc’s (NYSE:CADRE) key brands, is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

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Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.