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Choosing the Right Body Armor Fit and Coverage For Your Threat Level

August 20, 2009 at 15:26
Posted in Body Armor
Let’s talk about body armor fit and coverage. As we all know, body armor panels and carriers come in many different shapes, sizes, and comfort levels. Today, I want to specifically talk about a few key things you should consider when selecting a vest and getting properly sized. Your department or agency has probably dictated what ballistic threat level you need to wear on duty and may have even told which manufacturer’s model you will be wearing... Read More »

Bulletproof Vest Partnership now Accepting Applications for Body Armor Funding

May 20, 2009 at 10:41
Posted in Body Armor | General | Hard Armor
So, your department needs new body armor but budgets are a bit tight? The U.S. DOJ’s Bulletproof Vest Program (BVP) may be the perfect solution! On May 13, 2009, the FY 2009 BVP program began accepting applications. The program is a DOJ initiative designed to provide a critical funding resource for state and local law enforcement to purchase body armor and related equipment... Read More »

What You Need To Know About Mobile BREs

January 14, 2009 at 18:39
Posted in Armor Systems
For decades, fixed position blast- and ballistic-resistant enclosures (BRE) have been standard operating equipment at checkpoints, perimeters, outside government buildings, and critical national infrastructure sites. BREs can function as sentry posts, armored firing positions, and often as a first line-of-defense. Depending on the position’s specs and desired threat resistance, a BRE could stop machinegun fire and resist explosive charges... Read More »