Plastic is officially defined as “a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.” While the newer, lightweight body armor panels are not really “plastic',“ they are made of these same polymers, particularly polyethylene.
For the men and women who serve on our front lines, the right body armor is the essential life-saving technology for soldier protection against lethal ballistics and dangerous combat scenarios. But it’s been more than thirty years since any disruptive technologies in ballistics protection have been brought to market. Until now.
Sheriff AJ Louderback of Jackson County Texas tests ShotStop's Level III body armor plate, the Duritium® III+PS panel with multiple rounds of .223 55-grain FMJ ammo.
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.
For the men and women on our front lines of law enforcement, the right body armor is the essential life-saving technology in active threat scenarios.