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.
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.
Most people would think that higher protection equals higher cost. Although this seems intuitive, it is often not the case and it is important to understand why.
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.
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.
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.
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?