04 Mar The Gun Writer TV Tests KDH Defense System’s Body Armor
John Schwemler, owner of USA Tactical Supplies, invited the Gun Writer, Lee Williams, an investigative reporter for the Herald-Tribune in Florida and local police officers and officials, to attend a KDH product demo held at Take Aim Gun Range.
We tested a variety of our vests, including the Fearless Plate Carrier, with a variety of calibers. Julie Kiselica, KDH’s Director of Sales, walked the attendees through the key features and benefits of the plate carrier and answered their questions.
Gerrad Allison, Director of Product Development, was KDH’s designated shooter. He engaged the vests from near point-blank ranges.
Allison used 9mm, .40 caliber, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .45 ACP, 5.7mm Blue Tip (a polymer-tipped hollow-point) and a 12-gauge tactical slug. He shot FMJs, a .40 cal. Speer Gold Dot and a 9mm Liberty round — a 50-grain screamer traveling at around 2,000 FPS. The Sarasota Police sergeant handed Allison the Gold Dot, which he took from his magazine and even Lee Williams gave him the Liberty round to test.
As anticipated, nothing penetrated the vest, nor did anything manage to penetrate a variety of “speed plates” (Level III NIJ standards). Witnesses watched as Allison dumped around 20 handgun rounds into one of these speed plates, followed by a 12-gauge slug. When he removed the plate from the vest carrier, nothing had penetrated. The plate had become a small bag full of lead.
“KDH Defense System’s body armor is the best I’ve seen. Not only is it reliable, it’s far lighter than other models, and that’s a big deal.” said Lee Williams. He went on to add, “In my humble opinion, KDH armor is perfect for patrol, SWAT, a wide variety of military applications and for the armed citizen who demands the very best.”
Please take a moment to watch this video (above) to see for yourself why we have earned his respect along with the Department of Homeland Security, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Department of Defense and a growing number of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
We would like to thank Lee Williams and the Herald-Tribune for providing this incredible video.