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Tactical Body Armor

Ballistic vests designed for high-risk SWAT missions.

August 01, 2008  |  by Angela Lu

Diamondback Tactical

Debuting in 2004, Diamondback Tactical's R.B.V. Predator Ballistic Vest is offered in NIJ level IIIA. The vest features an enlarged and integrated front flap external cummerbund closure and also a low profile front flap pouch for additional carry capacity for a sidearm and ammo. Other highlights include a super reinforced drag handle and adjustable, foam-padded shoulder straps with Dry-Lex lining for increased comfort and moisture wicking. A mesh liner that is breathable and durable provides for extra comfort and reduced weight.  The vest also has side armor plate pockets, communications wire channels, and rigid strength members along the edges of the external cummerbund to prevent sagging.

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First Choice

First Choice features a high speed design with numerous upgrade possibilities. Maximum load-bearing capabilities are afforded with a 360-degree MOLLE attachment system. The vest also comes with an adjustable and removable ballistic collar and throat, and your choice of three different Level IIIA packages—one package compliant with the tough DEA test protocol. Options include telescoping groin, ballistic sleeves, lower back/kidney protector, and Level III or IV plates.   

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MSA Paraclete

The Releasable Assault Vest (RAV) from MSA Paraclete can be removed quickly with a single cut-away handle. This vest's armor components are compliant with NIJ Standard-0101.04, 2005 interim requirements when worn with armor. Other key features include: internal front and back plate pockets, internal side plate pockets, MOLLE/PALS-style pouch compatibility, and a drag strap that is sewn full-length across the vest. The RAV's ballistic performance exceeds the OTV tactical vest fragmentation standards. There is also low-profile shoulder routing for wired communication channels and hydration tubing. A warranty covers ballistic components' workmanship for five years and the outer shell and its components for 18 months.

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Point Blank

Point Blank's Dragon Fire tactical vest has been engineered to meet or exceed Military V50 Specifications for Fragment Simulating Projectile testing. The vest features the industry's only Bicep and Side Closure Plate Pocket Design, which accommodates a variety of plates. The vest's Critical Contour Cut improves weight transfer and provides optimum ballistic coverage while allowing greater range of motion for the wearer. Retractable groin protection with a one-step loop release system allows for quick access during deployment. The tactical body armor system surpasses NIJ Level IIIA standard requirements in that it has been independently tested for both Special Threats and Fragment Simulating Projectile (FSP) threats.  

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