One battering ram with multiple capabilities, the Ram-It All In One has a steel hand shield to guard the forward hand, a solid Hammerhead pry bar and ramming head and an oversized steel handle with lots of grip space. The battering ram comes in a 32-pound or 42-pound size. MSRP $260.
Despite best efforts, when crowds get riled up, there’s always the potential for close contact between officer and rioters. In those cases, added protection, such as Carbon-Tek fiber knuckle gloves, can make a difference. The Vector 1 Riot Control gloves were created with such circumstances in mind, as well as high-risk inmate movements. In addition to the molded hard shell, the knuckles and wrists have foam-injected padding, the palms are reinforced, the stitching is double reinforced and the lining is made from a bonded breathable tricot material. MSRP $78.50.
Standing, kneeling or prone, protecting your knees is always important in any physical situation. The Vortex Gel-Core Hybrid Knee Pads were created to provide wearers with the utmost comfort. More specifically, they were designed to support individuals engaged in law enforcement and military activities. The “hybrid” comes from combining both high- and low-density materials for ultimate cushion. The GEL foam core contains two shock-absorbing gels that help withstand body weight, which also ups the comfort factor. MSRP $68.
Sometimes you have to create a smoke screen to gain control. The Defense Technology Spede-Heat Pyrotechnic Grenade, Continuous Discharge has not one, not two, not three, but four ports through which pelletized chemical agents are discharged, and that’s just from the top. There are three more ports on the side and another on the bottom. The grenade is specifically intended for outdoor use with a wind advantage. MSRP $34.60.
Personal protective equipment must meet certain criteria, such as minimizing blows, reducing contaminant risk, maximizing mobility and, of course, comfort. Mawashi’s R4-E Crowd Management/Correctional Suit checks off all those must-haves. Its ergonomic construction at shoulder, elbow, knee and midsection allows for full range of motion. Front and back hard armor meet stab/spike resistance standards when worn over stab vests. Options include flame-resistant materials and blood-borne-pathogen-resistant coverall. MSRP $1,150.
Monadnock introduces an updated baton design that features a 22-inch baton in a black chrome finish along with a custom holder. The handle’s smooth grip means a comfortable fit for any hand size. The Defender also boasts a guard over the user’s knuckles to shield one’s gun hand from strikes. Its holster employs a tension-retention design to catch the hand guard and secure the baton in place. In addition, an open bottom allows the baton to be reholstered in extended mode. MSRP $169.95.