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Bug Out Backpack | Best Body Armor for a Family Emergency Kit

Bug Out Backpack | Best Body Armor for a Family Emergency Kit

We encourage everyone to consider buying some form of ballistic protection, whether it be a ballistic backpack insert or body armor plates to add to their bug out bag.
New NIJ Standards for Level IIIA and Level III | Understanding NIJ HG & RF Standards

New NIJ Standards for Level IIIA and Level III | Understanding NIJ HG & RF Standards

The average warranty for a Level IV body armor plate is 3-5 years. ShotStop® offers a 10 year warranty on both of our Level IV plates. 
Is Level 4 Body Armor Legal For Civilians?

Is Level 4 Body Armor Legal For Civilians?

Shotstop® not only provides the lightest and thinnest Level 4 body armor, but we also offer the best and most exclusive warranty program on the planet (10 years for Level 4). 
Best Lightweight Level 4 Body Armor | Interceptor Body Armor

Best Lightweight Level 4 Body Armor | Interceptor Body Armor

We take great pride in seeing our Armed Forces in Shotstop® body armor. We take even more comfort knowing they’re wearing the best armor for a warfighter. 
Best Body Armor for Law Enforcement | Level IIIA Vs. Level III & Level IV

Best Body Armor for Law Enforcement | Level IIIA Vs. Level III & Level IV

Many of our readers have seen our blogs on the...

Best Body Armor | Which Armor Should Small and Big Guys Wear?

Best Body Armor | Which Armor Should Small and Big Guys Wear?

We often write about the specifics of our body armor, but rarely about the outliers who need to wear the smallest or largest of plates. This blog is about finding the best body armor for big and small guys/girls.
Best Body Armor | Understanding Pain & How to Fix it

Best Body Armor | Understanding Pain & How to Fix it

Soldiers and law enforcement officers (LEOs) are often required to wear body armor, but rarely get any choice (zero choice for soldiers). 

Understanding the pain caused by body armor is vital to staying healthy for your entire career and avoiding major injuries.

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.
Top 3 Ballistic Plates for Border Patrol Agents

Top 3 Ballistic Plates for Border Patrol Agents

Carrying 2.9 lbs per plate for a Level III will allow you to use your speed and mobility without losing your high level protection. It’s like having your cake and eating it too. 
Top 3 Body Armor Plates for Police Officers

Top 3 Body Armor Plates for Police Officers

We have 3 specific body armor plates that are NIJ-Listed at Level III that will work perfectly in law enforcement.
Top 5 Reasons To Wear ShotStop® Level III Body Armor

Top 5 Reasons To Wear ShotStop® Level III Body Armor

Many first responders are starting to realize that wearing the...