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SAFETY PRODUCT INNOVATIONS IN 2017.

Safety equipment is an essential component of enjoying the shooting sports, whether its hunting, target shooting at the range or storing firearms in the home. A number of manufacturers debuted new safety products this year; here are some highlights that caught our attention. Are there any you'd add to this list? Let us know at comments@shootingindustry.com.

Your customers will be able to protect valuables at home or in a car with Fort Knox personal security boxes. The PISTOL BOX, available in two sizes, is constructed with a heavy 10-gauge body and 3/16-inch plate door. The 6-inch deep model is ideal for autos, and the 12-inch deep version is useful in many applications. A CONTROLLED ACCESS BOX adds a secondary lock box inside a vault for added security. Three sizes are available: 20Wx9Hx16D, 24Wx9Hx18D and 28Wx9Hx18D inches.

Visit www.ftknox.com

Featuring three interchangeable lenses allowing shooters to clearly see a target under any light condition, COVERT SHOOTING GLASSES from Birchwood Casey provide protection in a stylish and lightweight frame. Each pair of polycarbonate glasses come with clear, yellow and smoke colored lenses and a protective sleeve.

Visit www.birchwoodcasey.com

The IMPACT SPORT from Howard BOLT ELECTRONIC EARMUFF Leight by Honeywell delivers a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 22 dB and slim profile. A premium leatherette headband, AUX cable with in-line microphone, extra ear cushions and a belt clip are included.

Visit www.howardleight.com

Flambeau Outdoors' CARGO RANGE BACKPACK stands up and holds its shape when empty thanks to a compression-molded EVA bottom. It includes two 1411 pistol cases and two 5415MC mini ammo cans inside the main compartment--enabling your customers to safely store their firearms to and from the range. An attic compartment houses ear/eye protection and other tools and essentials, while deep side pockets and a PALS system accommodate larger accessories.

Visit www.flambeauoutdoors.com

Radians, manufacturer of safety gear for outdoor enthusiasts, offers several EARMUFFS AND SHOOTING GLASSES DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUTH, all of which are 15 percent smaller than adult safety gear to provide a better fit. Hearing protection complies with ANSI/ASA S3.19 and S12.6 standards and eyewear complies with ANSI Z87.1 standards.

Visit www.radians.com

IDENTILOCK is an innovative biometric gun lock designed to keep unwanted hands from accessing a trigger, but rapid access for up to three authorized users. In 300 milliseconds the fingerprint sensor identifies a user to provide access to a firearm. Compatible with any USB Type-C charging outlet, IDENTILOCK can last on standby mode for up to six months on a single charge.

Visit www.identilock.com

From Smith & Wesson, M&P SHOOTING GLASSES feature full peripheral eye coverage, anti-fog lenses and non-slip rubber nose and ear pieces in a variety of styles and colors. S&W SHOOTING GLASSES offer full peripheral eye coverage and non-slip rubber ear stems in a variety of styles and lens colors, as well as smaller frame for women and youth. Both glasses have an ANSI High impact Z87+ rating and smoke and amber lenses offer up to 100% UV blockage.

Visit www.smith-wesson.com

Bolstering tree stand safety, Hunter Safety System has added ELIMISHIELD SCENT CONTROL TECHNOLOGY to four of its most popular harnesses. The Hybrid, Elite, Crossbow and Contour harnesses are pretreated with ElimiShield and are more than 99 percent effective at controlling odor, even after 50 commercial washes. The harnesses now have MOLLE attachment points on the shoulders to attach a flashlight for handsfree illumination while in the field.

Visit www.huntersafetysystem.com

Safariland unveiled its first commercial hearing protection line earlier this year. IN-EAR IMPULSE HEARING PROTECTION automatically engages to protect the user's hearing without blocking normal ambient sounds. Each set contains a medium and large pair. The SAFARILAND RANGE KIT includes a pair of HD shooting glasses, one pair of earplugs (NRR 23 dB) and one passive hearing headset (NRR 26 dB). SAFARILAND ELECTRONIC HEARING PROTECTION is a highly durable earmuff set with low distortion speaker technology. Sounds are compressed and reduced to safe hearing levels to allow full situational awareness.

Visit www.safariland.com

By Jenna Buckley
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