Mike Lowe, the founder of Tactical Design Labs, spent over 21 years dedicating himself to the profession as a Police Officer. Mike devoted himself to his fellow officers, as a Defensive Tactics Trainer and Weapons Control Instructor. Over the years, Mike saw clearly the need to balance training techniques with equipment that has realistic performance characteristics required for the job. During this time, Mike trained with and used equipment that did not meet the true performance requirements the street demanded from him and his fellow officers. In the early 1990's Mike began to see officer deaths by their own handgun as a problem that had a solution if the industry would enhance equipment designs to fulfill all performance criteria needed in the streets. The result of Mike's dedication and passion to balance Training & Equipment to increase officer Survivability was the formation of Tactical Design Labs, where street knowledge combines with engineering design and testing resulted in products that meet the realistic needs of officers and compliment the science required to train officers to survive high stress scenarios.