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IMPORTANT NOTE: The TAPR is currently on pre-order with the first units shipping at the end of October. If you'd like to purchase any of the optional accessories or to add more items that are included in the TAPR Standard Kit, use the dropdown next to the cart button. If you have any questions, feel free to click the chat bubble below, call us, or email email@example.com.
The Tactical Air-Purifying Respirator (TAPR) is the first EN-140 certified half-face respirator mask specifically designed for special operations, security actions, and rescue teams. Originally developed to suit the needs of the Czech Special Forces, the TAPR is designed to provide flexible, versatile protection for even the most challenging tactical situations.
Key features of the TAPR respirator mask:
- Innovative, shooter-friendly design proven by active duty military
- Uses widely available NATO-standard, 40-mm filter cartridges
- Custom mesh head harness for standalone use
- Optional FidLock buckle system for rapid deployment with helmets that use the popular ARC rail or M-LOK system
- Compatible with popular riot control helmet systems, including MSA Gallet and Schuberth riot control helmets
- Compatible with a wide variety of protective goggles, shields, and face masks
- Comes with a hardened travel case
- Ultralight construction (just over 4 oz. without filter)
- Built from high-quality sanitary silicone rubber
- Anatomical design and unique harness system provide true one-size-fits-all protection
- Compatible with our proprietary MIRA Gas Mask Microphone (sold separately)
- Ideal for use with one of three compact gas mask filters (P-CAN Compact, Particlemax P3 Compact, and NBC-17 SOF)
- Dual exhalation valves for easy breathing during long hours of use
- Can be cleaned with common disinfectants for regular/repeated use
- The mask body has a 20-year shelf-life while the head harness and valves have a shelf-life of 10 years and 5 years respectively
- Carries MIRA Safety’s 1-year manufacturer warranty
Today’s special forces and elite law enforcement professionals face an unprecedented range of threats in the field.
And compromising tactical effectiveness for protection simply isn’t an option.
The TAPR is a modular half-face respirator platform that can be configured to integrate with most popular helmet systems and communications gear. It’s engineered for rapid deployment and reliable protection while preserving combat readiness and freedom of movement.
Designed to integrate seamlessly into your plate carrier, battle belt, or rig with the included pouch, the TAPR is often the best practical protection you can carry against a range of lethal and nonlethal threats.
Maximum Flexibility for Limitless Applications
The TAPR was specifically designed to help top operators tackle dynamic, real-life threats. With years of deployment and active combat use, the TAPR is a top choice among military professionals.
Combined with our P-CAN filter for protection against tear gas, the TAPR is an effective and low-profile respirator mask that will work with your existing riot gear.
With a service life of up to 20 years and a hardshell case for easy storage and retrieval, the TAPR is a serious insurance policy for any law enforcement officer or serious professional. It’s versatile, flexible, deploys in seconds, and can be worn comfortably for hours.
Even with the included mesh head harness and a filter installed, the TAPR fits neatly in its included pouch, which in turn fits in the bottom of a backpack, or even a large purse, for discreet but practical protection around the clock.
Optimized for use with the new family of MIRA Safety compact gas mask filters, the TAPR also comes with a P3 particulate filter that can block harmful viral threats, with the option to add a compact NBC-17 CBRN filter to the kit for added protection.
Indoor shooting ranges don’t always have sufficient air filtration to deal with the amount of lead and gases expelled on a busy day. Respiratory protection is critical when discharging firearms indoors, and the TAPR provides a lightweight solution that can also help you train with a mask.
What’s in the box?
The standard TAPR Kit comes with the following:
Made from silicone rubber for comfort, it has two exhalation ports and a central 40-mm NATO threaded filter connector.
Low-profile head harness for use without a helmet or with a helmet without rails, providing full compatibility with the protective headgear used by security forces and rescue teams.
Particle filters provide protection against solid and liquid particles. Filters are divided into classes according to their filtration efficiency. The highest class (P3) provides reliable protection against solid and liquid aerosols and hazardous microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, spores, etc.
Our P-CAN Compact filter was engineered specifically for use by law enforcement against riot control agents. This filter provides respiratory protection against the effects of tear agents, especially CS and CR gases and agents, both gaseous and aerosol based, e.g., in aqueous solution
Convenient hard travel case when you’re on the go protects the TAPR respirator mask and all accessories from damage.
Made from 600D nylon fabric, it’s large enough to fit an assembled TAPR and accessories. The back of the pouch has MOLLE webbing and built-in snap straps.
Allows a closer cheek weld when using rifles.
Along with the accessories that come with the TAPR Standard Kit, several additional accessories are available to expand functionality:
Make your mask comms-ready with an integrated microphone that’s compatible with Peltor and Ops-Core headsets.
For ultra-secure fitment with most Western helmet systems, the ARC Rail Fidlock buckles are the best possible choice. In order to use the Fidlock connectors with an M-LOK helmet, adapters are needed (more on that below).
In order to use the TAPR with an M-LOK rail, you would need an adapter for the Fidlock connectors (they do not come with the standard Fidlock Connectors).
This kit allows for rapid deployment of your TAPR with the types of riot helmets that are widely used by police forces around the world, including (but not limited to) the MSA Gallet M05006 and Schuberth P100 series riot helmets.
Standard TAPR masks come with a central 40-mm gas mask filter thread, and an exhalation valves on the left and right side. This is the best configuration for weight distribution, but the central protruding filter can be problematic when you’re shouldering or handling a firearm, especially in close quarters. With the optional “shooter” configuration, the filter port can be moved to either the left or right side of the mask and the Low Profile Exhalation Valve Cover (sold separately) installed on the dominant/“cheek weld” side of the TAPR. Please note, all ports on the TAPR body are interchangeable, and you can re-arrange them on your own without having to purchase additional parts. However, we cannot guarantee that this type of service will be performed correctly, so if you decide to do it on your own, proceed with extreme caution and at your own risk.
The filter provides reliable protection against solid and liquid aerosols, smoke producing substances, radioactive particles, bacteria, viruses, vapors of organic and inorganic acids, hydroxides, organic solvents with a boiling point above 65°C, ammonia, amines, acid gases, agricultural chemical combustion products, tear-producing agents, irritants, choking agents, blister and nerve agents, (e.g., bromoacetone, CS substance, organic compounds of arsenic, phosgene, hydrogen cyanide, cyanogen chloride, mustard gas, organophosphates) – sarin, IVA, VX and other toxic substances, (e.g., benzene, toluene, vinyl chloride, fluorine, hydrogen fluoride, sulphur oxides, phosgene, phosphoric acid and its organic derivatives, chloroacetic acid, nitric acid, aldehydes, mixtures of inorganic acids and organic substances.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Half-face masks do not provide sufficient protection from CBRN threats, and the TAPR was NOT designed for prolonged exposure to unknown environments, blister agents, or toxic industrial chemicals. Selection of a suitable filter depends on the type and concentration of the anticipated toxic agent. The TAPR equipped with a TIC or CWA filter is only safe for use in an environment containing at least 19.5% oxygen. The principles of filter selection and application are described in the filter user guides.
TAPR Respirator Mask Technical Data:
Weight: 120 g
Size: Universal Fit
Filter Connection: EN 148-1, NATO STANAG 4155, 40×1/7“
Facepiece Material: Silicone rubber
30 l/min flow rate max. 15 Pa
160 l/min flow rate max. 135 Pa
The TAPR military half-face respirator must be stored in a dark, cool, and dust-free location that’s free from sudden temperature changes. The storage room should be ventilated regularly. Temperatures may vary between 5°C and 25°C with relative humidity up to 65%. Full-face gas masks must not be exposed to radiant heat or sunshine. Fuels, solvents, lubricants, and other inflammable substances, including chemicals, must not be stored with masks. Moreover, there must not be any electrical machines or appliances that produce sparks or discharges during operation (ozone creation).
Avoid deformation of the rubber parts of the facepiece during storage.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Will this protect against smoke? For example, civilian response into a burning building.
Considering this is just a half-face respirator, you'd still run the risk of being exposed to smoke and various chemicals that burn during fires. For smoke-escape situations, we'd still highly recommend our full-face respirators over the TAPR. Just to touch on the subject of what happens during fires: (1) Smoke particles are released. (2) Gases are released as things burn. (3) If you get caught in an oxygen-deprived area, carbon monoxide can form.
A P3 filter will work to filter out smoke particles. However, it will not filter the gases that are released when things burn. For that, we recommend a multi-gas filter (like the NBC-77 SOF) that covers many types of gases, as it is unclear what gases you would be exposed to considering the variables.
If you are looking for added protection from particles, gases, and carbon monoxide, we would suggest going with the VK-450 filter. Please note, however, that carbon monoxide is highly toxic, and smoke escape filters are only rated for 15 minutes of CO conversion (they convert CO into CO2, allowing you to breathe it out). Keep in mind, the other protective properties of the VK-450 filter will continue to function, as rated, even after the oxidizing agent is used up.
An SCBA system is absolutely your best bet for fires. However, due to the expense and learning curve on how to use it, they aren’t practical for non-professional users. Click here for the link to the VK-450's product page.
Will the TAPR protect me from lead inhalation at the shooting range?
Yes, it will. This is one of the most practical applications of the TAPR for anyone who likes to shoot.
Is this the right mask for me?
The TAPR was developed for military and police use, but it’s a great choice for both tactical and non-tactical situations. It can be paired with a variety of filters to customize it for each situation. It’s also a cost-effective alternative to P100 masks for those in the medical/scientific professions. You can use it like you would any other respirator, but the filtration element is replaceable.
What kind of protection does a TAPR half-mask offer?
So long as you could maintain a good seal, the type of contaminants you can filter would depend on the type of filter you’re using. As part of this release, we are also releasing three new compact filters for lower weight. This includes the ParticleMax P3 Compact (particulate filter), the P-CAN Compact (made for riot control gases), and the NBC-17 SOF (a lightweight CBRN filter).
We have agency partners in the Czech Republic that actively use the TAPR (coupled with goggles and the P-CAN filter) for riot control gases, and it works really well. For filtering anything beyond that, many factors come into play that determines if a half-face mask like the TAPR would work for that particular threat.
For example…is it a blister agent? If so, the TAPR will not work as it’s made of silicone rubber for extended comfort (most CBRN masks are made from butyl rubber due to their chemical resistance). Would the threat absorb into the eyes in vapor form? If so, tactical goggles will not work as most have a sponge-like layer around them that’s only meant to keep out particulates while keeping it breathable. So the answer here is similar to all CBRN-related answers…it depends on many factors.
Can you mount the filter on any of the 3 ports available?
Yes, all 3 ports are threaded for standard 40mm NATO and should fit any of the filters available on our website. Do exercise caution when switching the Exhalation Valve Covers to different ports, as we cannot guarantee that you will be able to do it correctly on your own.
For different port configurations that are pre-installed at the factory, we recommend adding the Right-Handed TAPR Body or Left-Handed TAPR Body to your kit as well.
So my question is, with the price line being similar to the CM-7M, what are the pros and cons going to be? I expect a few of the obvious ones, but I wonder which of these would be better for the concerned citizens.
The biggest pro to the TAPR is that it's small, lightweight, and takes 40mm NATO threaded filters. It's more practical for Every-Day Carry (EDC) than a full-face respirator, considering it can pack away easily into a purse or backpack.
Another big pro is compatibility with helmet systems, making it more comfortable to use while at the shooting range. Lead inhalation is a big concern for frequent shooters, and we want to normalize respirator use during training. Beyond respiratory protection, there is the added benefit of simulating combat conditions during training considering added breathing resistance.
At the end of the day, the best mask is the one you have on you when an emergency happens. The TAPR was designed to travel with you wherever you go.