SOURCE: First Responder Products, Inc.

November 20, 2007 05:31 ET

First Responder Products, Inc. Expands Bluegun® Distribution Network

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - First Responder Products, Inc. (OTCBB: FRPD) announced today that it has expanded its distribution network for the Bluegun® line of firearm simulators manufactured by Ring's Manufacturing. In addition to Internet distribution through its ecommerce website, First Responder Products has been named as a distributor for the firearm simulators throughout the Southwest, including Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.

The Bluegun firearm simulators are a realistic and safe alternative to using live firearms in training situations. In order to get proper tactical training, first responders and military personnel need to use a training aid that has the look and feel of the real weapon. Blueguns are the most detailed, accurate and extensive line of firearms simulators on the market today. Each product is made with strong, impact-resistant polyurethane with steel reinforcement. This prevents bending and flexing while maintaining the detail, handling and balance of the actual weapon represented.

The product line features handguns like Berettas and Glocks; long guns like the AK47 and Bushmaster AR15; and accessories which simulate knives, machetes, pepper spray, flash-bangs and radios. Each weapon or device is fabricated in "law enforcement blue," the most recognized safety color in the world.

A training tool for law enforcement and the military, the products are used both domestically and internationally by law enforcement, corrections officers and the military for practicing tactics and techniques which involve patrolling, vehicle and building searches, weapons retention exercises, and other drills, while maintaining safety and adding realism to training exercises. Blueguns were recently featured in an article by the New York Times in which members of Columbia's counternarcotics police used the weapons simulators to teach recruits how to wage close-quarters combat in drug interdiction efforts.

About Ring's Manufacturing: Ring's Manufacturing originated from its parent company, Ring's Studio Gun Rental, Inc., which was established in 1989 to provide weapon-related props to the motion picture and television industries. In the mid-90s, Ring's purchased a molding facility from the Los Angeles area and moved it to the East Coast. Refining their craft, Ring's became a well-respected provider of a quality line of urethane foam stunt props to the entertainment industries. In the late 90s Ring's began receiving inquiries from law enforcement communities to manufacture a quality training aid. After considerable research, Ring's has crafted detailed and durable training weapons under the widely known tradename Blueguns®. These replicas are so exact in size and dimension that many holster, grip and laser sight manufacturers use them to display their own products.

About the Company: First Responder Products, Inc. is premier distributor of specialized products for public safety, homeland security, and military applications. The company acts as a distribution hub for a variety of established manufacturers and also helps introduce new product lines. Through its various websites the company streamlines the product procurement process by providing end users with a convenient, centralized destination to examine and purchase a wide selection of products. The company also provides an extensive webcast and podcast library of informational content to the first responder community. The company's website is located at www.firstresponderproducts.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results, events and performance could vary materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from results expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve these risks and uncertainties. You should independently investigate and fully understand all risks before making investment decisions.

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