Whether he/she is your partner on patrol or your partner on the hunt, give that brave pooch the right protection with the Armor Express Tex 10 K-9 Vest with TaurusTM Spike 2 soft armor. As the leading manufacturer of K-9 armor in the U.S., Armor Express protected more than 1,000 K-9 teams in 2016. They've perfected the design of their Tex 10 K-9 Vest to be adjustable, comfortable and lightweight to keep your dog highly mobile and highly protected. This model comes equipped with stab-resistant Armor Express TaurusTM Spike 2 soft armor for maximum protection from spikes, shanks and edged weapons. Multiple sizing options with side and chest buckle adjustments accommodate a wide range of breeds, while smart features give you options for attaching long or short leads, ID badges, camera mounts and MOLLE-compatible accessories.
This model comes equipped with TaurusTM Spike 2 soft armor — the same kind worn by correctional officers — providing essential stab and spike protection for working dogs. So when you're in the field, you'll know your dog is protected from buckthorn, barbed wire, brambles and other hazards. Made from advanced Twaron® Microflex material, TaurusTM Spike 2 soft armor is extremely lightweight and flexible, and won't over-burden your dog. It's also compatible with any Armor Express® Level 2, 3A, or spike ballistic soft armor system (sold separately) — so if your pooch needs the extra protection, it's easy to add.
The Tex 10 features dual crowd control handles, two D-rings for short or long leads, MOLLE webbing for attaching flashlight and tracking devices, as well as front, left and right hook-and-loop ID panels. Two side buckles and a chest buckle make it easy to attach the Vest to your dog, adjust the fit and remove. 3D Spacer Mesh Lining provides comfort and cool breathability during warm weather ops. Fully belly and chest coverage protects your dog's undercarriage, while wrap-around panels protect from the side. This model comes ready-equipped with Armor Express® TaurusTM II soft armor comprised of lightweight, flexible Twaron® Microflex material for puncture-resistant protection from the hazards of duty or the hunt.
Following a mugging during a pizza delivery, Richard Davis — inventor of soft armor and co-founder of Armor Express® — went to law enforcement supply stores to look for a way to protect himself. He was shocked to learn that nobody made soft, concealable body armor. Up to that point, Law Enforcement Officers wore flak jackets, steel plate — or nothing at all. Richard saw an opportunity, and set out to work on his own soft armor. In 1971, after years of development, Richard had a product he knew would save lives. To sell it, he did the unthinkable: he put on the armor he made, and shot himself point-blank with a .44 Magnum revolver (don't try this at home). It worked, and Law Enforcement Officers bought his product. The materials and technology have come a long way since the early 70s, but current Armor Express CEO Matt Davis sells it the same way his father did. By now, both men have shot themselves over 200 times. Because they trust their product. And they want LEOs, firefighters, service providers, and anyone who needs added protection in dangerous situations to trust it, too.