Gear New Tyr Enhanced PICO Arrives Incoming April 26, 2016 Join the Conversation The newest thing in Tyr Tactical's lineup is the Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC Non-Cutaway, and they're offering a coupon code good for 15% off if you want to buy one (enter IDTOUR15 upon checkout to exploit it). If you're at the NYTOA (New York Tactical Officers Association) Conference you can go by and check one out yourself. If you're in the Seattle area, swing by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy on 1st Ave. South in Burien — Tyr Tactical representatives are there as well (at least for a couple more hours). Said Tyr earlier today, “Introducing the New TYR Tactical Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC Non-Cutaway. It was designed to ensure proper area of coverage while enhancing the users range of motion. This both increases the ergonomics and performance of the carrier.” The new armor uses the Tyr Integrated Ballistic System, which is designed to increase ballistic protection while reducing back face deformation, and includes a panel suspension- energy disbursement frame they call the Ballistic Vein. The Ballistic Vein is intended to increase load carriage performance overall by increasing rigidity where necessary to add weight to the system. It's also intended to reduce fatigue and increase comfort by preventing the irritating soft panel movement that can occur with many panels. The new rig is currently available in MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Ranger Green and Black. Does it do everything it's supposed to? We'd have to wear one for a while to find out, but all the Tyr armor we've worn in the past has been extremely well made and damned comfortable so we're optimistic. Full features below. Learn more or order one here. The TYR Tactical® Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC™ Non-Cutaway (TYR-EPIC-NC) was designed to ensure proper area of coverage while enhancing the users range of motion. This both increases the ergonomics and performance of the carrier. The EPIC-NC also gives the user the ability to attach a 2-Wire Cutaway Cummerbund if needed (sold separately). EPIC™ Non-Cutaway utilizes a four piece design called the Integrated Ballistic System that increases ballistic protection and reduces back face deformation. The four piece design includes a panel suspension and energy disbursement frame. Known as the Ballistic Vein™, it increases the overall load carriage performance of a carrier and provides a more rigid platform for adding weight to the system. It also reduces fatigue by improving the complete structure of the carrier by retaining the soft armor panels in the proper configuration, preventing bunching and supporting the plates to improve edge hit protection. It reduces blunt trauma and back face deformation values and ultimately increases V50 performances by up to 125 feet per second by absorbing energy from projectile engagement. FEATURES: • PALS webbing for MOLLE attachment • Hydration/Communication Tabs for routing • Attachment points for a 2-Wire Cutaway Cummerbund (Sold Separately) • EPIC™ Low Profile Shoulders • Ballistic Vein™ increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts. • Reinforced Drag Handle • Removable Assaulters Zip-On Back Panel • Repair Buckle Kit • Semi-Rigid Exterior MOLLE Cummerbund The EPIC™ is available in three different styles depending on the profile (thickness) of your plate: EPIC 1 accommodates standard SAPI/ESAPI plates (.75” thick) EPIC 4 will hold the Morgan Level III plate (.75” thick) EPIC 6 will hold TYR-HA3/7 plate styles (.5” thick) Insert Options: • Includes Certified T54/C Soft Armor which meets Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications No Additional Charge -OR- • Includes Certified T52/SP Soft Armor Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications. No Additional Charge • Upgrade to Certified TXP3A Soft Armor Level IIIA NIJ0101.06 Specifications Explore RECOILweb:The Legendary M1A - Springfield ArmoryTMS "Ankle Med Kit"Pistol Reload Methodology with Bill BlowersSkills and Drills: Lights Out NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.