ShotStop® Announces Free Trial of Its Best Body Armor Plates

More than a Testing & Evaluation (T&E) program, ShotStop’s free trial provides time to truly experience its best body armor plates.

Stow, Ohio - February 14, 2019: Today, ShotStop Ballistics announced its 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. Many body armor companies offer a 14-day or maybe 30-day Testing & Evaluation (T&E) programs, but ShotStop believes such programs don’t provide enough time to get a true feel for new armor plates.

“This is more than just T&E,” said Jason Henkel, ShotStop’s Director of Sales and Operations. “Testing a set of new plates for just a couple weeks doesn’t allow for more than only a few officers to run the plates in real-life situations.”

The free body armor trial program now offered by ShotStop provides agencies and departments the opportunity to give multiple operators a chance to run the plates over the course of up to three months.

How to Qualify for ShotStop’s New Body Armor Free Trial Program?

The process of applying for this body armor free trial is fairly simple:

  1. Visit the application page.

  2. Fill out the form on the page.

  3. A ShotStop representative will reach out within a week to let you know if your agency/department qualifies.

There are a limited number of free trials that can be running at any given time, but the basic criteria for qualification for the program include the following:

  • Your agency/department must be currently in the process of considering replacing its body armor (within the next 12 months)

  • Your agency/department must have a minimum of forty (40) operators.

  • Your primary contact must provide detailed feedback after the free trial period (whether or not you make a purchase).

Are There Any Restrictions During the Free Trial Period?

“I’m sure the first question most people will have is, ‘What’s the catch?’” said Henkel. “There’s not one. We are so confident in our product that we feel a 90-day free trial will give an agency plenty of time and experience to know if our plate is a good fit for its needs.”

There really is no catch. After the 90-day program, if a participating agency or department decides ShotStop body armor does not meet its needs, the plates can be returned with no commitment other than answering a few questions about the experience.

If a shoot test is required, the details of that test can be coordinated with a ShotStop representative.

All of ShotStop’s Best Body Armor Plates are Included

The body armor Free Trial Program is not limited to only one or two of ShotStop’s body armor products; all four of its best body armor plates can be considered for the program. You can choose from several Level III plates or their lightweight Level IV body armor insert.

DURITIUM® III+PS (Level III Body Armor)

  • Protection Type/Level:

    • U.S. Level III+

    • German VPAM Level 6

    • NATO STANAG 2920 Level B4

  • Special Threat Testing: 

    • 5.56x45mm 62 grain ball

    • 7.62x39mm PS ball (MSC)

    • 7.62x51mm 149 grain M80 FMJ

  • Material Type: UHMWPE (Polyethylene)

  • Weight (10x12 Shooter Cut): 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg.)

  • Thickness (+/-0.125"): 0.95 in. (2.41 cm.)

  • Warranty: 15 Years

 

DURITUM® III+PA (Level III Body Armor)

  • Protection Type/Level:

    • U.S. Level III+

    • NATO STANAG 2920 Level B4

  • Special Threat Testing: 

    • 5.56x45mm 62 grain ball

    • 7.62x39mm PS ball (MSC)

    • 7.62x51mm 149 grain M80 FMJ

  • Material Type: UHMWPE (Polyethylene)

  • Weight (10x12 Shooter Cut): 2.7 lbs. (1.23 kg.)

  • Thickness (+/-0.125"): 0.6 in. (1.5 cm.)

  • Warranty: 15 Years

 

DURITIUM® III+GT (Level III Body Armor)

  • Protection Type/Level:

    • Level III+ (Green/Brown Tip)

  • Special Threat Testing: 

    • 5.56x4NATO M855 (SS109)

    • M855 A1

    • 5mm 62 grain ball

    • 7.62x39mm PS ball (MSC)

    • 7.62x51mm 149 grain M80 FMJ

    • 5.56x45mm 62 grain steel core

  • Material Type: Alloy-Composite

  • Weight (10x12 Shooter Cut): 4.7 lbs. (2.13 kg.)

  • Thickness (+/-0.125"): 0.5 in. (1.27 cm.)

  • Warranty: 10 Years

 

DURITIUM® IV+HS (Level IV Body Armor)

  • Protection Type/Level: Level IV

  • Special Threat Testing: 

    • 7.62x63mm M2 AP

    • NATO M855 (SS109)

    • 5.56x45mm 62 grain ball

    • 7.62x39mm PS ball (MSC)

    • 7.62x51mm 149 grain M80 FMJ

    • 5.56x45mm 62 grain steel core

  • Material Type: Alloy-Composite

  • Weight (10x12 Shooter Cut): 5.7 lbs. (2.59 kg.)

  • Thickness (+/-0.125"): 1.1 in. (2.78 cm.)

  • Warranty: 10 Years

 

Want to Learn More?

There are a limited number of free trials that can be in place at once. To see if you qualify for ShotStop’s body armor Free Trial Program, start your application here: Free Body Armor Trial Application

If you would like to talk with someone about ShotStop’s full line of body armor plates, please contact us here.

 
 

About ShotStop®

U.S.-based ShotStop® Ballistics is developing the lightest, thinnest, and strongest advanced armor technologies in the world. From body armor plates and armored vehicle protection, to its innovative BallisticBoard™ material and custom armor solutions, ShotStop Ballistics is leading the way in improving the protection of our police, military, special forces, S.W.A.T., security personnel, and more. With technical expertise that spans more than 35 years, the ShotStop team brings together engineers, Ph.D.’s, chemists, product developers, and ballistic specialists, to create ballistic technology that saves lives, reduces physical encumbrance, and maximizes performance. ShotStop consistently uses independent and federally accredited ballistic labs, including the Department of Defense and National Institute of Justice, to ensure ShotStop armor provides our servicemen and women with the best possible protection. Contact ShotStop Ballistics at www.ShotStop.com, call 800-986-0795/1-330-686-0020, email info@shotstop.com, or write to 1000 Campus Dr., Suite 300, Stow, Ohio 44224.