The truth is, you do need good gear when your life depends on it, but I’m way past aspiring to be an operator. I already served my time in the Marine Corps and I’ve got lots of special operations veterans in my rolodex — and we’ve all got one thing in common. None of us are bullet proof. Not like Batman is.
An experienced panel of law enforcement and military experts discuss today’s body armor options, how they differ from the past, and what YOU need to know about the armor that’s supposed to protect your life.
ShotStop® Duritium III+PS gets hit by a SWAT breaching sledge and still stops 24 rounds.
This plate is unique in many ways. First of all, it’s very thin, as you can see. It’s just over a half inch thick, the weight is very competitive in the marketplace for this protection level. It’s about 4.8 pounds for a shooter cut, 10 x 12.
Duritium III+PA is extremely lightweight and thin at just 0.7 inches and 2.7 pounds for the 10x12 shooter cut.
704 Tactical’s full review of ShotStop’s lightweight Duritium® III+PS Body Armor Plate.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that more than 300 local law enforcement agencies are now participating in the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program. The program, administered by the attorney general’s office since August 2018, is funded by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and awards grants totaling up to $40,000 to each agency.
When you’re in the field, the last thing you want to hear is “use extreme care” related to your body armor plates. But this is exactly what the warnings are when it comes to ceramic body armor plates.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you serve on a police squad, sheriff’s office, or SWAT team in a large city where violence and active threats arise daily or you’re in a smaller community that rarely sees such action, you’ve likely considered the question: What’s the best body armor for my needs?
Each year, the FBI records and shares information related to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This is valuable information to have because it gives us insight into what weapons and ammunition are being used against officers in the field.