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Duritium III+GT Body Armor Plate from ShotStop®

Duritium III+GT Body Armor Plate from ShotStop®

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.

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.