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The Cardiac Box: A Vulnerable Target, and How Body Armor Can Help

The Cardiac Box: A Vulnerable Target, and How Body Armor Can Help

Protecting the cardiac box with body armor is a critical aspect of ensuring the safety of law enforcement officers and first responders.
Best Body Armor For SHTF

Best Body Armor For SHTF

If you believe everything mainstream news outlets tell you, our...

Why Should I Wear Level 4 Body Armor?

Why Should I Wear Level 4 Body Armor?

We have the industry leading warranty on our Level IV plates (10 years!), which is about 5 years longer than what you’ll find with the majority of our competitors. 
Level III+ vs Level IV Body Armor | Which Should Federal Agents Wear?

Level III+ vs Level IV Body Armor | Which Should Federal Agents Wear?

Level III+ Body Armor will give federal law enforcement agents the best chance to defeat the dozens of bullets that will penetrate standard NIJ Level III body armor.
Best Level 4 Body Armor for the DOD Interceptor Vest

Best Level 4 Body Armor for the DOD Interceptor Vest

For all of my fellow veterans, an interceptor body armor plate carrier system is all we know about how armor should fit, feel, and weigh. What I didn’t know until I was a civilian is that Interceptor body armor doesn't have to be super heavy, awkward, and uncomfortable.
Level 3 Body Armor Frequently Asked Questions

Level 3 Body Armor Frequently Asked Questions

Level 3 body armor is becoming more popular than Level 3A body armor because of the advancements in technology. As technology improves, companies are able to make stronger, more durable, and lightweight armor than in previous years.

Building a Go Bag As Part of Your Civil Unrest Preparedness

Building a Go Bag As Part of Your Civil Unrest Preparedness

If you believe everything the major news outlets tell you,...

7.62x39 vs 5.56 Rifle Caliber Comparison and What You Need To Know

7.62x39 vs 5.56 Rifle Caliber Comparison and What You Need To Know

When it comes to selecting a semi-automatic rifle cartridge, the...

Is it Legal to Wear Body Armor in Public?

Is it Legal to Wear Body Armor in Public?

It's no secret, with the state of things going on...

Can Armor-Piercing Ammo Defeat Level III Body Armor?

Can Armor-Piercing Ammo Defeat Level III Body Armor?

Armor-piercing (AP) bullets can be a big problem for NIJ-Listed...

Lightweight Rifle Plates For Law Enforcement | Level III ICW Armor

Lightweight Rifle Plates For Law Enforcement | Level III ICW Armor

It’s no secret that law enforcement officers (LEOs) are not...

Level III vs Level IIIA Body Armor | What's The Difference?

Level III vs Level IIIA Body Armor | What's The Difference?

LEOs wear level/Type IIIA and Level/ in both civilian and federal government forces. Level IIIA armor is going to stop every handgun caliber round up to a .44 Magnum.