Deep in the heart of San Antonio, the Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC) turns everyday cars into bullet-proof, bomb-resistant, gadget-filled fortresses equipped with cutting-edge, getaway gizmos and futuristic protective devices that would make James Bond happy.
“If you can drive it, we can bullet-proof it,” says President and CEO Trent Kimball. With brother-in-law, Jason Forston, they arm vehicles for people whose very lives may depend on it-heads of state, celebrities, the wealthy and powerful.
They help people for whom kidnapping, assassination, bombs and sniper fire are a very real threat.
Now their business and family life is the subject of TLC’s newest reality TV special, called “Family Armor” which will air Thursday, Nov. 19 10/9c after “American Chopper.”
The show has been described by industry insiders as “the ultimate guy show with a hint of family and faith” and will offer audiences an entertaining mix of care, guns, and gadgets.
Of more interest to Latter-day Saints is that the cameras were invited into some family scenes where Trent and his wife, Courtney have six lively children, and Jason and his wife, Lacy are the first-time parents of one.
Previews of the film show scenes of the San Antonio temple and the family going to church, scenes at home with the children Trent Kimball says, “People ask how Mormons can run such a dangerous business, but our cars don’t kill people, they save them.”