Occupational Risk Factors and How They Relate to Body Armor Cost

Occupational Risk Factors and How They Relate to Body Armor Cost

When agencies or departments are evaluating their options of body armor, the focus tends to be on the PRICE and PROTECTION LEVEL. Although these are very important factors, another factor to carefully consider is the health risks to personnel.

What Body Armor Do Fire/EMS Need & Why?

What Body Armor Do Fire/EMS Need & Why?

The big question: What kind of plates do Fire/EMS need and why do they need them? Learn the benefits of wearing body armor and what situations body armor may be necessary for Fire and EMS.

Fire/EMS - How to Get Funding for Body Armor

Fire/EMS - How to Get Funding for Body Armor

So, you decided you need plates. Now, the question is going to be how much is it going to cost and where am I going to get the funding. Bob Kollar walks you through a few ideas on where to get funding.

As Fire/EMS, When Do You Need Ballistic Protection?

As Fire/EMS, When Do You Need Ballistic Protection?

There are many instances in which firefighters/EMS may need ballistic protection. Retired Cleveland firefighter Bob Kollar shares several situations that you may or may not think about often. 

What's Coming in the New NIJ 0101.07 Standards?

What's Coming in the New NIJ 0101.07 Standards?

This draft document specifies the threat levels and associated ammunition intended for use with voluntary National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0101.07 Standards that specify a minimum performance requirement for equipment intended to protect U.S. law enforcement against handgun and rifle ammunition.

ShotStop Announces Free Trial of Its Best Body Armor Plates

ShotStop Announces Free Trial of Its Best Body Armor Plates

ShotStop Ballistics announced is new body armor Free Trial Program, a chance for police departments and other law enforcement agencies who are currently considering new body armor to truly experience the company’s best body armor in the real world for up to 90 days.

Why Police Departments Don’t Buy The Right Body Armor

Why Police Departments Don’t Buy The Right Body Armor

Far too often procurement officers in law enforcement do not have the expertise to conduct due diligence when purchasing new equipment. Not only can this impact a department’s bottom line, but when dealing with safety-related gear like body armor, the wrong purchase could be deadly for cops in the field.

ShotStop® Duritium® III+PS vs. 7.62x39mm 123 Grain

ShotStop® Duritium® III+PS vs. 7.62x39mm 123 Grain

We put our Duritium III+PS 8" x 10" Level III shooter cut body armor plate to the test against 7.62x39mm 123 grain from an Arsenal Arms AK-47. This body armor insert is just .95" thick and easily stopped 9 rounds.

Body Armor Frequently Asked Questions

Body Armor Frequently Asked Questions

We hear a lot of questions day in and day out, some pretty straightforward and some more detailed. Below you’ll find a list of many of those questions about body armor that we receive from police officers, military personnel, procurement officers and everyone in between.

ShotStop® Ballistics Reveals Its Advanced Ballistics Product Development Process

ShotStop® Ballistics Reveals Its Advanced Ballistics Product Development Process

ShotStop® Ballistics has developed a five-step product development process that benefits the end user by providing more cost-effective solutions and faster transitions to manufacturing. For the first time ever, the manufacturer is revealing its advanced ballistics product development process in the hopes that others can learn from its 30+ years of experience.

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.