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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.

ShotStop® Ballistics Reveals Its Advanced Ballistics Product Development Process

ShotStop® Ballistics Reveals Its Advanced Ballistics Product Development Process

ShotStop® Ballistics has developed a five-step product development process that benefits the end user by providing more cost-effective solutions and faster transitions to manufacturing. For the first time ever, the manufacturer is revealing its advanced ballistics product development process in the hopes that others can learn from its 30+ years of experience.

Price vs. Lifetime Cost of Body Armor

Price vs. Lifetime Cost of Body Armor

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? 

The Best Body Armor for Law Enforcement

The Best Body Armor for Law Enforcement

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?

National Institute of Justice Guide to Body Armor

National Institute of Justice Guide to Body Armor

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides a guide to help law enforcement, corrections and public safety agencies make smart choices when it comes to selecting, purchasing and caring for the best body armor for your specific needs.

What Body Armor Should I Wear?

What Body Armor Should I Wear?

We hear this question often, so one of our resident body armor experts, Larry Moore, shares his thoughts on this question in the video below. 

Does Your Body Armor Have Enough Stopping Power?

Does Your Body Armor Have Enough Stopping Power?

ShotStop is fortunate and privileged to have experienced many conversations with field operators and officers that work tirelessly every day to protect our freedom and serve our communities.

Body Armor Warranty Makes a BIG Difference

Body Armor Warranty Makes a BIG Difference

If you've read any recent articles published by ShotStop, you’ve probably heard by now about the value of a warranty as it relates to your body armor.