A Visit to the Texas Armoring Corporation


It seems that just about every time I turn the TV on these days, I'm flooded with images of violence and terroristic activity going on all around the world.  With attacks becoming more and more common, people from all walks of life are trying to stay as protected as possible.  In some cases, this means turning an everyday vehicle into a rolling tank capable of withstanding gunfire, mines and in some instances, rocket attacks. 

One company that specializes in these insane transformations is the Texas Armoring Corporation in San Antonio, TX.  TAC has been building armored vehicles for its customers for the better part of 30 years, and has worked on everything from old-school Cadillacs to the Bentley Flying Spur that was in the shop during our visit.   Simply tell the experts at TAC what you want to be able to protect yourself from, and they'll develop a completely custom armor solution built around whatever vehicle you bring to them. 

Check out our videos after the jump to see how TAC can take your car and turn it into something from the likes of a James Bond film.

Ballistic Materials Demo w/ AK-47


Smoke Screen Countermeasure

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG - Level B4 Armor

Infiniti FX50 - Level B6 Armor


Bentley Silver Spur Speed - Level B7 Armor


Chevy Suburban - Level B7 Armor


Escalade ESV - Level B7 Plus Armor

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5 Responses to “A Visit to the Texas Armoring Corporation”

  1. June 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    If you are using smokescreen to get away, shouldn't you turn off your flashing strobes?

    • June 18, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

      You must be a real hoot during movies. :)

      • June 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

        Ha… I turn off my cell phone when in a movie, you should turn off the strobes when evading via smokescreen…

        You want to disappear, not look like Jaws during the barrel scene…

  2. June 18, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    I think every one of us wants that smoke screen. It's attainable *and* practical.

    LeMons Banned Technology contender?

  3. June 20, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    So awesome! So freakin' awesome!!! I want to own that fully armored Escalade just to say that I own a fully armored Escalade!!!

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