Who would put an assault rifle in an employee’s hands and ask the employee to fire it at them? Well, Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC) president and CEO R. Trent Kimball did just that. The company put together this test where Lawrence Kosub, the company’s sales and export compliance manager, fired an AK-47 at an armored Mercedes-Benz with Kimball sitting in the driver’s seat.
“When it comes to assuring our clients’ safety, we take product testing extremely seriously,” said Kimball, before entering the vehicle and having 12 rounds fired at him. No rounds, of course, breached the windshield.
TAC is the leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of lightweight armored cars and custom bulletproof vehicles. They have been in the bulletproof manufacturing business for nearly four decades, and offer a wide variety of armored specialty vehicles for distinguished clients throughout the world. The company mentions on their website that all products are manufactured in San Antonio, TX, USA.
TAC offers the following Bullet Resistant Products:
Passenger Vehicles – For clients looking for a low-profile protection solution, TAC offers premium armored personal cars (sedans), trucks, SUVs, vans and buses.
Luxury and Limousines – An ultra-luxury CEO interior package along with custom stretched limousine solutions.
Cash-in-Transit – For clients interested in bulletproof cash-in-transit vehicles, TAC supplies armored vans or large traditional armored bank trucks.
Tactical & SWAT – For military or law enforcement agencies, they offer specialized SWAT trucks or tactical vans and SUVs customized to the specific application.
Parts & Materials – TAC supplies spare automotive replacement parts (e.g., brake pads, rotors, shocks, springs, lights, tires, wheels, runflat inserts, etc. ) and ship internationally. In addition to parts, they also offer armoring materials (e.g., bulletproof glass, ballistic steel, Spectra Shield, Kevlar, etc.) and basic armoring kits on a limited basis (U.S. Govt. approval required).
Security Services – Whether you need a security/surveillance system, professional threat assessment, onsite executive protection (bodyguards), or even a custom armored safe room, TAC has you covered.
Used Inventory – For those who don’t have time to choose a new car, the company offers a selection of used armored vehicles.