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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

An Officer Safety Reality Check
Police Product Test: Point Blank Guardian Front-Opening Vest

Police Product Test: Point Blank Guardian Front-Opening Vest

Point Blank's Guardian vest is aimed squarely at the need for a more utilitarian approach to body armor. Think of something detectives might wear over their business attire when responding to an active scene: simple armor protection that provides identification and is customizable to the needs of the officer.

September 2, 2016

A Revolution in Body Armor

A Revolution in Body Armor

The second generation of 06 Standard-certified vests includes II and IIIA armor that weighs less than a pound per square foot while offering remarkable flexibility.

July 8, 2016

Police Product Test: Velocity Systems Boss Rugby Long Sleeve Shirt
Police Product Test: Bullet Blocker Gabriel Ballistic Base Layer
Special Ballistic Protection

Special Ballistic Protection

Be it in the form of a vest, helmet, blanket, or even a detachable car-door shield, these products are designed to protect law enforcement officers from gunfire.

May 5, 2016

Police Product Test: Angel Armor Truth Series Trauma Plate
TacVent: Cooling System

TacVent: Cooling System

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

November 17, 2015

Police Product Test: Blauer ArmorSkin TacVest

Police Product Test: Blauer ArmorSkin TacVest

Blauer's popular ArmorSkin outer vest recently got a tactical makeover. The new ArmorSkin TacVest takes the affordability and comfort of the original uniform-styled ArmorSkin and adds the tactical versatility of MOLLE webbing and reinforced shoulder pads.

August 31, 2015

Wearing Armor

Wearing Armor

Next to training and modern medicine, the single most important factor in the increased survivability of today's police officer is this modern version of the chainmail worn into combat for centuries by warriors. Back then no clear-thinking fighter would have been caught dead without his mail under his tunic, so what is our excuse?

June 25, 2015

Body Armor Comfort and Protection

Body Armor Comfort and Protection

By using a wide variety of new ballistic materials and through proprietary design technologies, the makers of soft body armor are starting to produce some innovative vests that meet the NIJ .06 standard, provide excellent threat protection, and give wearers improved comfort.

September 4, 2014

Police Product Test: Point Blank Alpha Elite Vest

Police Product Test: Point Blank Alpha Elite Vest

The Alpha Elite is soft, concealable body armor, available in NIJ Level II or IIIA for both male and female cuts and is NIJ 0101.06 compliant. Basically the same stuff we all wear on duty right now. Now let's talk about what sets it apart from technology of the past.

May 8, 2014

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable

Since the NIJ-6 standard was issued, both law enforcement uniform and body armor manufacturers have been looking for new methods of making ballistic-resistant soft body armor that meets the dictates of the standard, but is also thinner, lighter, and more thermally bearable.

July 19, 2013

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