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Video: Vest Saves Pennsylvania Officer's Life

A Delaware County, Pa., police officer's life was saved by the U.S. Armor ballistic vest he was wearing when police say an armed man shot him early Sunday morning.

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Vest Saves Pennsylvania Officer's Life

A Delaware County, Pa., police officer's life was saved by his U.S. Armor ballistic vest when police say an armed man shot him early Sunday morning. More Here.

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.

SHOT Show 2014

We sent Police Magazine contributing editor Mark W. Clark to the SHOT Show in January and he came back with these shots of guns and gear from Media Day at the Range and from the show floor.

SHOT Show 2014: Are You Ready for Ballistic Underwear?

The underwear from U.S. Armor protects both the entire pelvic area as well as the wearer’s femoral arteries. It is made of NIJ-certified ballistic armor packages and sewn in multiple panels for breathability and heat dissipation. The moisture-wicking material features anti-odor technology.

Calif. Agencies Receive U.S. Armor Vests

U.S. Armor presented 18 ballistic vests to police departments in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach during the Vests for the Best event.

SHOT Show 2013: Best of Show

The big trend at this year's SHOT Show was flashlights so bright that they can probably take X-rays. Police staff members accidentally got blasted a few times with these 700-lumen light sabers, and they are more less-lethal weapons than illumination tools.

SHOT Show 2013 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2013 plenty of new duty gear with a backdrop of the gun-violence debate in Washington, D.C. The show drew more than 62,000 attendees to Las Vegas, and POLICE editors focused on gear rather than politics. View our gallery and read additional coverage in "Best of Show" and Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Paul Clinton.

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.

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SHOT Show 2013: U.S. Armor's Enforcer 5000 Vest

The Enforcer 5000, which meets the NIJ's 0101.06 testing standard, features neoprene side straps, padded shoulders, and a double-wide strap across the small of the back. Moisture-wicking material keeps officers dry.

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