Monthly Archives: August 2023

Top Body Armor Storage Practices You Need to Know

Body armor, whether for military, law enforcement, or private citizens provides protection against ballistic threats. However, the effectiveness of this protection hinges on how well these protective plates and panels are maintained and stored. They take care of you, so why not take care of them so they can keep doing their job?   Body Armor[…]

Choosing The Right Body Armor Size, Fit, and Color

Body armor serves an important purpose for those who face danger. However, the effectiveness of body armor heavily depends on various factors such as correct sizing, proper fit, and even color. This article will delve into these considerations, and how they impact mobility, longevity, and concealment when wearing body armor, carriers, and vests. Importance of[…]

Do’s & Don’ts of Body Armor Care

Body armor plays an important role in personal protective gear, providing protection against a range of ballistic threats. Which is why its critical to properly understand how to clean body armor and maintain body armor. There are two main types of body armor: soft armor and hard armor. Each type is designed for different threat[…]

A Closer Look at Shooter’s Cut Body Armor

Body armor comes in many forms, shapes, and styles, each designed to meet specific needs and use cases. Some popular types include swimmer’s cut, SAPI (Small Arms Protective Insert), and shooter’s cut. While all are designed to provide protection against ballistic threats, their designs vary based on the mobility and comfort they afford the wearer.[…]

Kevlar vs Para-Aramid: A Comparative Overview

Today we are talking about pistol rated armor, of which Kevlar is the most well known as the classic “Bulletproof vest.” Kevlar is a Para-aramid synthetic material renowned for its durability, tensile strength, and resistance to impact, which makes it a top choice for bullet resistant vests. However, while Kevlar and Para-aramid might seem synonymous[…]

A Deep Dive into Ceramic & UHMWPE Body Armor

Body armor plates are a central component of personal protection, designed to safeguard the wearer from threats ranging from bullets to knives to shrapnel. Body armor plates come in a variety of materials, with Ceramic and Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) being the premier composite choice. This composite falls within the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Level[…]

Swimmers Cut Body Armor: Design, Material, and Protection

Body armor has evolved over the years to accommodate various needs and to protect against different types of threats. Different cuts of body armor, including shooter’s cut, SAPI cut, and swimmer’s cut, are designed to serve distinct purposes and offer specific levels of protection. This article focuses on swimmers cut body armor, well regarded for[…]

Tips and Insights for Optimal Body Armor Selection

For those seeking body armor, especially for the first time, it’s helpful to understand what options are available and the purposes for each.  The unpredictability of the world we are in, ease of access to affordable gear, and online shopping have been driving the growth of a diverse range of body armor options tailored to[…]

Everything You Need to Know About Level IIIA Body Armor

The world of body armor can be complex and intricate with numerous specifications, materials, and designs to understand. In this post we will focus on one specific and common piece, Level IIIA body armor. We will break down what exactly Level IIIA body armor is, how it is made, where it fits among other armor[…]

Understanding SRT & SRT+ Rifle Threat Body Armor

Body armor is used in scenarios all across the board where an individual is in danger from gun fire. Contrary to some common beliefs this is not limited to law enforcement and military. Civilian ownership of body armor has skyrocketed, especially in the past five years. Selecting the right body armor is an important personal[…]