Our men in blue put their lives on the line virtually every day as you can never tell just when the next crime is going to happen which might actually cost them their lives in the name of security and freedom, but it is good to know that companies do place the importance of safety – with Impact Armor Technologies rolling out their latest tool, the Ballistic Clipboard. This bullet-proof clipboard is said to deliver reliable protection against point-blank gunfire for law enforcement officers.

Here is what Impact Armor Technologies claim about their latest release, “A standard issue clipboard provides little in the way of reliable protection in the event of gunfire. The composite substrates in our Ballistic Clipboard provide the strength and durability to protect the officer whether from a standoff distance even to point-blank range.”

It basically offers multi-hit protection against 9mm, .357 magnum, .40 S&W, and .44 Rem. magnum rounds, where field testing saw the Ballistic Clipboard withstand multiple shots, groupings of shots, eleven 9mm and six .44 mag rounds without showing any signs of compromise. Knowing how the Joker played by the late Heath Ledger made a pencil disappear in a rather brutal manner, here is yet another creative manner to use what most people would think of as an everyday object – except that this $150 clipboard is in the business of saving lives when it is not being used as a platform to write the latest parking summons. [Press Release]

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