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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Good news about car doors....

Previous Crown Victoria police cruisers had this as an option. Now the new patrol vehicles are getting this option. Good to know. Adding 3k to each will be an issue, but it's good to know Ford is offering it.
Ford to Offer Police Car Doors That Stop Armor-Piercing Bullets

Ford will soon be offering doors that can protect officers against armor-piercing bullets on its Police Interceptor sedans and SUVs, reports WDIV-TV.

The doors are designed to stop a .30-caliber bullet shot from a high-powered rifle. They're made from ceramic tile, which breaks up the bullet, and a layer of a Kevlar-like material that catches the shrapnel.

Ford has offered ballistic panels on its police car doors since 2008. But previous versions protected against handgun fire and non-armor-piercing bullets...

Ford says police departments made frequent requests to upgrade the doors, particularly in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

The doors won't be sold to non-police customers.

Ford hasn't said how much it will charge, but the previous versions cost $1,500 per door.

Good to know they will not sell this to the public and that it stops rifle bullets.

Sometimes I'm asked why I carry both an AR-15 and a shotgun. "I'd rather have and not need then need and not have." Same with this. Thanks Ford.

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