TPG BLACK GRID-HERCULES Body Armor Vest Receives High Scores from the NTOA

 The HBAV gets high marks for durable GRID-HERCULES™ material, as well as for comfortability.

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TPG BLACK GRID-HERCULES Body Armor Vest Receives High Scores from the NTOA
Tacprogear BLACK (TPG)
Tacprogear BLACK (TPG)

Delray Beach, Fla. –-( Tacprogear BLACK (TPG), the exclusive line of American-made products offered by TPG, is proud to announce that the GRID-HERCULES Body Armor Vest (HBAV) has received a score of 4.19 out of a possible 5 from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

TPG has the privilege of displaying the prestigious NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Logo in their marketing materials.

NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program
National Tactical Officers Association

Made in the USA, the revolutionary HBAV body armor vest carrier system is constructed using GRID-HERCULES engineered material provided by Absecon Mills, Inc. This material is a highly-specialized unique polymer coating applied to an advanced textile fabric specifically designed to enhance physical properties, such as impact, abrasion, heat and flame resistance, as well as tear and tensile strength and is waterproof.

The testing officer located in Montana remarked that during his testing he “found the GRID-HERCULES material to be very strong, durable, low-profile and easy-to-use. I would say that it is an improvement over standard MOLLE.”

The second testing office located in Wisconsin agreed that the GRID-HERCULES material was “strong and durable.” He also commented that the HBAV is “a very well-built vest that appears will hold up well with time. The vest feels thick and strong, but is lighter than what it appears, making it more comfortable to wear. Based on my observation, the vest is a good platform to work from in the future.”

The HBAV design is based off the SPEAR/BALCS shaped platform and is available with either FAT approved military fragmentation soft armor inserts or NIJ 0101.06 certified level IIIA soft armor inserts. It is designed to hold any of TPG’s new NIJ certified hard armor plates for front and back rifle protection in a variety of shapes, sizes and material configurations.

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About Tacprogear:


Tacprogear (TPG) is a leading manufacturer of tactical equipment used by professionals around the globe. The TPG product lines include apparel, armor, bags and packs, pockets and pouches, footwear, accessories and more.

Bridging the gap between outdoor functionality and real world requirements, TPG BLACK is designing new solutions through the innovative use of lightweight materials and cutting edge manufacturing techniques. TPG BLACK relies heavily upon the constant feedback and input from operators in the field, and seeks to continually evolve the product offerings. TPG BLACK manufactures an exclusive line of American Made, Mission Specific products in South Florida. and