Body Armor 2020

These vests and ballistic carriers will help protect you on the job.

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These vests and ballistic carriers will help protect you on the job.

Armor Express Traverse Dress Carrier with MOLLE

The Traverse ballistic vest carrier in its latest formal dress configuration is now available from Armor Express with MOLLE webbing in Bravo cut. Designed for the high-performance needs of today’s patrol officer, this overt carrier comes standard with a front-zippered opening system and chest dress pockets with a faux button zipper cover to preserve the classic uniform look. Other standard features include front and back up-armor plate pockets, camera mount, mic tabs, and front ID attachment points, with various optional features available to meet agency requirements.

Armor Express Traverse Dress Carrier with MOLLEArmor Express Traverse Dress Carrier with MOLLEPhoto: Armor Express

Bulletsafe Uniform Front Carrier

BulletSafe offers a Uniform Front Carrier to upgrade a BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest with a more professional appearance for external wear. This Uniform Front Carrier replaces the front carrier of the BulletSafe standard vest. To replace the standard front carrier with this tactical front carrier, you remove the armor panel from the standard carrier and put it in this tactical front carrier. If you want to switch back to a concealable vest, just reverse the process. BulletSafe says it is easy to swap the carriers and the system is made to be extremely affordable.

Bulletsafe Uniform Front CarrierBulletsafe Uniform Front CarrierPhoto: Bulletsafe

Point Blank Enterprises Special Response Vest (SRV)

The Special Response Vest (SRV) from Point Blank Enterprises’ Paraclete brand is ergonomically designed for maneuverability and can be adapted for a variety of law enforcement missions with a collection of additional protective accessories and pouches. The vest is easy to put on and take off, according to the company. Features of the SRV include two-point adjustable shoulder straps, MOLLE compatible webbing, three-magazine retention inserts in the front flap and the back panel, and front and back hard armor plate pockets.

Point Blank Enterprises Special Response Vest (SRV)Point Blank Enterprises Special Response Vest (SRV)Photo: Point Blank Enterprises

Propper Arc Tactical Ballistic Carrier

Propper International says its Arc tactical ballistic carrier’s easy-on-easy-off quick releases on both sides were designed for fast donning and doffing of the armor during critical incidents, including active shooter response. Other features include laser cut MOLLE all around, four panels of protection (instead of the usual two), expandable drag handle, Aspetto clips, and pockets for hard armor plates and soft ballistic panels.

U.S. Armor Enforcer 6000

One of the top-of-the-line ballistic packages from U.S. Armor is the Enforcer 6000, which the company says weighs in at less than a pound per square foot for the Level IIIA, making it one of the lightest NIJ .06-certified vests. Flexibility was built into the panels with new types of aramid materials, and the panels’ ballistic capabilities were created through layering of Honeywell Gold Shield and Spectra Shield and two different types of DuPont Kevlar.

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