Monthly Archives: July 2023

Understanding Level III+ Body Armor for Personal Protection

Body armor serves as a shield in various professional settings like the military, law enforcement, and individual protection for the everyday citizen. The demand for body armor among professionals, and civilians has risen and contributed to advancing research and the development of new technologies. The demand for armor, and gaps in the current NIJ rating[…]

Level IV Body Armor: Ultimate Protection for Personal Safety

Body armor is a fundamental part of your protective gear. It provides you with a valuable layer of defense against various threats, from bullets and bladed weapons to shrapnel and other forms of projectiles, covering your most vital areas.  Choosing the right body armor depends largely on one’s personal needs and the nature of potential[…]

The Evolution and Benefits of Ceramic Body Armor

Body armor is an essential part of protective equipment for anyone wanting the security and peace of mind it provides. Over the years, advancements in technology have led to the development of various types of body armor, each with its unique strengths. One such innovation is ceramic body armor, sought after for its ability to[…]

Understanding AR500/AR600 Steel Body Armor

Today we will be covering what is possibly the most common body armor in civilian circulation. Steel body armor, particularly AR500 is one of the most affordable body armor options available generally costing between $75-150 per plate. Reputable manufacturers like Tacticon use ballistic grade steel to make body armor, this ensures that the steel is[…]

What is Level III Body Armor

Body armor can be a complicated landscape to navigate if you are new to the field, and sometimes even if you are not. The NIJ updates standards, companies use complicated ratings outside of the NIJ purview, and there are so many options to choose from, so where to start? Today let’s discuss a tried and[…]

Female Body Armor Advantages and Considerations

What is Body Armor  Body armor is protective garments designed to absorb or deflect physical attacks, specifically those involving firearms or knives. By using layers of strong, high tech fabrics and materials body armor can significantly reduce the risk of serious injury or death when a person is shot or stabbed. What is Female Body[…]

Modular Tactical Vest: Essential, Versatile, Protective

Tactical vests have long been an integral part of the gear for military and law enforcement. However, the Modular Tactical Vest (MTV) stands out for its adaptability and customizable design after years of research and improved design. This article provides an overview of what MTV is, its historical development, and the types of MTVs, including[…]

How Does Body Armor Work?

What is Body Armor? Body armor is a broad term that encapsulates all types of protective gear designed to prevent injury, but most well known is armor designed to stop bullets and shrapnel. Originating from the armor worn by warriors in ancient battles, modern body armor has come a long way in terms of technology[…]

Polyethylene and UHMWPE: An Innovative Approach to Body Armor

Steel and ceramic body armor plates have a fairly long history relative to modern ballistic armor. However newer technology and materials like polyethylene, specifically UHMWPE, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene have presented interesting opportunities for manufacturing armor. Polyethylene has several advantages over more traditional materials in terms of weight and comfort. We are going to[…]