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Are You Wearing Your Body Armor Backwards?

August 3, 2010 at 08:15
Posted in Body Armor
As strange as it may sound, there is a very good chance that you, or one of your fellow officers, will go on duty tonight wearing body armor that may provide far less ballistic protection than expected. Modern body armor is designed to protect the wearer from deadly high-velocity handgun rounds using a sophisticated combination of bullet-stopping materials, strategies and tactics. Unfortunately, these highly sophisticated panel structures are usually directional in nature. That means if they... Read More »

Selecting a Ballistic Guard Shack – Part I: Bullet Resistance

December 3, 2009 at 08:00
Posted in Armor Systems
What makes a guard booth “ballistic”? What one may visualize as a metal “box”, can actually be much more involved. Especially when it comes to a bullet resistant “box”, which is intended to be a potential live saving device. There are essentially two factors to consider when selecting a bullet resistance structure: Bullet Resistance and Points of Vulnerability. We’ll be focusing exclusively on bullet resistance in this post. There are three main elements to consider when discussing the bullet... Read More »