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ShotStop® Ballistics Live-Fire Confidence Demonstration Belgian Police Training Center

ShotStop® Ballistics Live-Fire Confidence Demonstration Belgian Police Training Center

On Thursday, 25 April 2019, ShotStop’s Director of International Sales and Business Development was invited by the Belgian Police Local “Midi” Training Center, just outside Brussels, to present our entire line of ballistic protection products and conduct a live-fire “confidence” test to demonstrate ShotStop’s quality and performance.

Why Add 26,000 Pounds of Stress Per Mile Walked?

Why Add 26,000 Pounds of Stress Per Mile Walked?

When it comes to the load law enforcement and military operators carry, we’ve all heard the phrase, “Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain.” What may not seem like much of a difference when you hear that one body armor plate is a couple pounds lighter than another actually makes a huge difference to the person wearing it. Every ounce truly matters.

ShotStop Body Armor Line Up 2019

ShotStop Body Armor Line Up 2019

ShotStop® Ballistics’ 2019 product line up: our Duritium® rifle plates, the different models that we have and how each one fits with the needs of the law enforcement officer and war fighter. 

Body Armor: Full Ballistic Protection vs. Partial Ballistic Protection

Body Armor: Full Ballistic Protection vs. Partial Ballistic Protection

We recently had someone reach out to us as he was researching his options for Level IV body armor protection. As he was digging deep to find the best body armor for his needs, he ran across a plate online claiming to be a 10” x 12” Level IV plate weighing just 4.4 pounds.

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.