Ballistic armor is a type of protective gear designed to deflect or absorb projectile attacks, such as ballistic vest, ballistic helmet & ballistic shield. While ballistic protection from firearm ammo is the primary use for ballistic armor, the level of protection extends to absorbing stab impact from knives and from items being thrown in the direction of the wearer.
Although ballistic armor is used primarily by police and military members, there has been an increase in civilian appeal. While there are certain standards in place with the purchase of certain ballistic armor pieces, there has been a definitive increase in ballistic armor interest from tactical gear and home protection enthusiasts alike.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) developed standards for the protection level of ballistic armor. There are 5 NIJ threat levels, from small to higher caliber ammunition protection. A ballistic armor’s level rating is determined by how high of a threat level the item can withstand.
Here is a breakdown of the NIJ armor level system:
Tested to stop 9mm and .40 S&W ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
Tested to stop 9mm and .357 Magnum ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
Tested to stop .357 SIG and .44 Magnum ammunition fired from longer barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
Tested to stop 7.62mm FMJ lead core rifle ammunition.
Tested to stop .30cal steel core armor piercing rife ammunition.
The riot-control gear, including riot helmets, riot suits and riot shields, is designed to protect police officers from blunt force trauma, hard blows and penetration from sharp objects even fire and other hazardous chemical compounds. Our riot gear has passed the rigorous standards of our most elite law enforcement agencies for quality, operational flexibility, protection area, energy absorbency, and can effectively protect the wearer’s vital areas with a strong, durable and lightweight construction.
Misc. Protective Gear
Also there are a variety of protective gear such as motorcycling helmets, protective eyeglasses, elbow/knee pads, to satisfy the needs of military & police personnel.
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