Price vs. Lifetime Cost of Body Armor

Price vs. Lifetime Cost of Body Armor

When evaluating the cost of body armor, there is far more to the equation than just the up-front purchase price. What other factors will drive your lifetime costs higher and potentially impact readiness, availability and warranty maintenance? 

Technologies That Are Changing the Way Police Do Business

Technologies That Are Changing the Way Police Do Business

The world of law enforcement is very different now than it was when I entered it in 2001. In just a few short years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, changing the way police officers do just about everything.

Christmas List of a Private Military Contractor

Christmas List of a Private Military Contractor

I’m sitting here on my girlfriend’s bed at 3:45 am, 2,000 miles away from Virginia trying to come up with last minute gift idea’s for my dad. A new gun? A knife? Shoes? Clothes? What do you get for the man who has it all? I decided to write this article to give you guys last minute gift idea’s and what’s on my Christmas list this year.

School Safety and Security Grant Program

School Safety and Security Grant Program

BWC's School Safety and Security Grant (SSSG) Program provides assistance to Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff who instruct children throughout the state.

Body Armor for Firefighters + EMS

Body Armor for Firefighters + EMS

Body armor is not always the first thing on the mind of a firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and other first responders.

The Best Body Armor for Law Enforcement

The Best Body Armor for Law Enforcement

Whether you serve on a police squad, sheriff’s office, or SWAT team in a large city where violence and active threats arise daily or you’re in a smaller community that rarely sees such action, you’ve likely considered the question: What’s the best body armor for my needs?


Duritium III+PS Defeats 30 Rounds of 223 55-Grain FMJ

Duritium III+PS Defeats 30 Rounds of 223 55-Grain FMJ

ShotStop's Duritium III+PS body armor plate is a lightweight, thin (0.9"), affordable polyethylene (UHMWPE) amor panel. And, in this body armor review video, you'll see how strong it is, too - successfully defeating 30 rounds of .223 55-grain FMJ from an AR 15.

ShotStop® Ballistics Product Development Process

ShotStop® Ballistics Product Development Process

Developing advanced armor is distinctively different than almost any other product. If the product doesn't work as intended, lives can be lost. At ShotStop®, we take this very seriously and are determined to implement the most effective product development and manufacturing processes available to ensure the safety of the end users of our products.

ShotStop® Undergoes European Testing

ShotStop® Undergoes European Testing

This October, our Duritium® III+PS and Duritium® III+PA rifle plates were tested and found compliant under two international standards: The German VPAM Level 6 and NATO STANAG 2920 Level B4 by TNO Labs (the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) in the Hague, Netherlands.

The Vall Iliev Story

The Vall Iliev Story

The story of Vall Iliev's escape from communist Bulgaria in 1977 to find his way to Stow, Ohio in the United States. Vall's engineering expertise and experience has lead him to start ShotStop Ballistics and to develop Duritium® Technology which makes advanced body armor lighter, thinner and more durable than anything in the world. 

Mesa Arizona Takes Steps To Protect Its First Responders

Mesa Arizona Takes Steps To Protect Its First Responders

As mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas last year continue to highlight the increased danger to first-responders, Mesa, Arizona has joined several other cities by acting to protect their first response teams with body armor.

Most Bulletproof Vests Do Not Stop Every Type of Bullet

Most Bulletproof Vests Do Not Stop Every Type of Bullet

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office told us that they issue two types of bulletproof vests to their deputies. The one they wear on a daily basis is not fitted with a rifle plate. The other one is a heavy-duty vest that does have a rifle plate.

National Institute of Justice Guide to Body Armor

National Institute of Justice Guide to Body Armor

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides a guide to help law enforcement, corrections and public safety agencies make smart choices when it comes to selecting, purchasing and caring for the best body armor for your specific needs.

Bulletproof Backpacks in Schools

Bulletproof Backpacks in Schools

Do bulletproof backpack inserts work? WKYC Channel 3 News in Cleveland tests ShotStop's BallisticBoard bulletproof backpack inserts and asks parents what they think.