Tag Archives: body armor

Multicurve Body Armor Plates

Warfare has been ever present throughout the course of human history. As weapons advanced there have always been efforts to combat their capabilities. The history of body armor is a long one, but as new generations of weapons join the field older armor is made obsolete. Initially, armor was rudimentary and cumbersome, limiting the wearer’s[…]

What are SAPI Plates? AKA Small Arms Protective Inserts

The Small Arms Protective Insert (SAPI) is a body armor system that was issued to U.S. military personnel to provide protection against small arms fire. It was introduced in 1999 and served as military protective gear until it was replaced by the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert (ESAPI) in 2005, and later by the X-Small[…]

Crafting Defense & Exploring How Body Armor is Made

Body armor has saved many lives and prevented countless tragedies over the course of its use. Simple plate armor worn by knights in the Middle Ages involved a complex process of metallurgy and was then heated and hammered into shape. Today’s processes for making modern armor can be somewhat mysterious, with proprietary manufacturing, ITAR regulations,[…]

What Body Armor Weight Is Right For Me?

When it comes to selecting body armor many factors need to be considered to ensure it meets your unique safety needs. The protection level, durability, and fit of the armor are among the most crucial considerations. However, one aspect that gets overlooked from time to time, but plays a significant role in the selection process[…]

The Rise of Bulletproof Backpack Armor Inserts

Protective equipment is becoming quite sought after and commonplace in everyday life. Haven’t seen it yourself? That may be because outside of “Bulletproof vests” the most commonly worn piece of body armor is bulletproof backpack body armor inserts. Backpack armor plates are hands down the most discreet way of having body armor on your person.[…]

NIJ FIT Tests for Body Armor: Ensuring Safety Standards

In the realm of personal protection trust in your equipment isn’t just essential—it’s a matter of life and death. For those who rely on body armor, from law enforcement, security, and the ordinary citizen, understanding the certification behind their gear is important. Central to this trust is the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), an establishment[…]

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[…]

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[…]