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All-in-One Armor

All-in-One Armor

Point Blank's V2 Pro-Performance armor carrier fits like a concealable vest, accepts rifle plates, and is made to exactly match First Tactical's V2 shirt and pants to create a seamless uniform system.

June 17, 2020

Voodoo Tactical: Optimized K-9 Protection

Voodoo Tactical: Optimized K-9 Protection

A new K-9 vest line manufactured by Voodoo Tactical is designed with a dog's comfort in mind, while providing vital protection and durable construction.

March 12, 2019

Body Armor Saves Lives

Body Armor Saves Lives

These officers' stories of survival illustrate why it's so important to always wear a ballistic vest on duty.

July 10, 2017

Officer Down Rapid Response

Officer Down Rapid Response

The Automated Injury Detection (AID) device uses a high-tech fabric with sensors to recognize when an officer has been shot or stabbed in the vest. Within a few seconds it sends a notification.

July 7, 2017

Understanding Armor Plates

Understanding Armor Plates

Soft body armor ballistic vest packages are rated levels 1 through 4 by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) based on how much protection from ballistic rounds they are rated to provide. Similarly, armor plates are available in two different types or classes tested and recognized by the NIJ: type 3 and type 4.

January 25, 2013

Vests Past Their Prime

Vests Past Their Prime

When your body armor warranty expires and you receive a new vest, what do you do with the old one? From recycling to repurposing, there are multiple options depending on your agency's policies and resources.

July 20, 2010

Ballistic Transformer

Ballistic Transformer

Imagine one item that can be deployed as a bomb blanket, a ballistic shield, and a litter for moving the wounded, just for starters. Protective Products International's Multi-Functional Armor Blanket (MFAB) does all this and more.

March 1, 2009

Buzz Kill

Buzz Kill

The ThorShield fabric backing on this Point Blank ballistic vest carrier effectively shorts out electro-conductive devices to prevent a shock.

July 1, 2008

The ABCs of Body Armor

The ABCs of Body Armor

Although it's often called a bulletproof vest, ballistic armor can't make you invincible. It can, however, save your life should you be shot in the vest. And this is no small thing. Just ask anyone who's lived to tell the tale.

May 1, 2008

The Shape of Women's Body Armor

The Shape of Women's Body Armor

You don't need to have majored in biology to know that men and women are not created equal—in measurements, that is. That's why female officers need ballistic vests made especially for their unique shapes. And now that women make up a more significant amount of the market share in law enforcement, body armor companies are taking notice.

October 1, 2007

U.S. Armor Comfort Advanced Cover System (ACS) Carrier

Southern California-based U.S. Armor has been around for more than 20 years and prides itself on reliability. If U.S. armor makes a change, it's for a good reason. Following on the heels of the company's newly redesigned logo and Website, U.S. Armor's new concealable vest carrier provides enhanced comfort by utilizing new materials and ergonomic designs.

March 1, 2007

Concealable Armor

On Nov. 23, 2006, the day after Thanksgiving, Officer Chris Walker of the Jonesboro (Ark.) Police Department confronted a rape suspect hiding in a dark attic. The suspect fired from a prone position directly at Walker, who was able to return fire.

February 1, 2007

Concealed Comfort

The latest in concealable armor provides comfort and flexibility while still offering the protection you need from everyday dangers on the job.

August 1, 2006

Bullet Barriers

Bullet Barriers

Body armor is sometimes all that lies between you and a suspect's attack. It has saved officers' lives countless times. Not wearing it is not an option. As a law enforcement officer you're a walking target and, like it or not, a ballistic vest is the best protection you have against the bad guys' bullets.

July 1, 2004

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