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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.

Occupational Risk Factors and How They Relate to Body Armor Cost

Occupational Risk Factors and How They Relate to Body Armor Cost

When agencies or departments are evaluating their options of body armor, the focus tends to be on the PRICE and PROTECTION LEVEL. Although these are very important factors, another factor to carefully consider is the health risks to personnel.

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.

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.

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? 

School Safety and Security Grant Program

School Safety and Security Grant Program

BWC's School Safety and Security Grant (SSSG) Program provides assistance to Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff who instruct children throughout the state.

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?

Most Bulletproof Vests Do Not Stop Every Type of Bullet

Most Bulletproof Vests Do Not Stop Every Type of Bullet

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office told us that they issue two types of bulletproof vests to their deputies. The one they wear on a daily basis is not fitted with a rifle plate. The other one is a heavy-duty vest that does have a rifle plate.

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.

Curvature and Coatings in Body Armor

Curvature and Coatings in Body Armor

We evolved our line to include all the attributes that were needed from all the different sub-sectors or law enforcement and military.

What is Duritium® Technology?

What is Duritium® Technology?

Hi, I’m Jason Henkel with ShotStop® Ballistics and we are here today to talk a little bit about our new technology called Duritium® technology. 

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training

Guest Contributor, Scott Burton, BodyArmorNews.com The only way police officers can learn how body armor will affect their performance is by wearing it during training.