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Steel Core Body Armor: Selecting the Right Shape and Curve

For most people, buying body armor plates is something that they’ll do once or maybe twice in their life. We want to make sure you get setup with the right body armor the first time. In this article we’ll be covering the fundamental choices you’ll be faced with when you buy steel core body armor. Swimmers [...]

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How to Tell if Your Body Armor Manufacturer is Legit

Over the past few years we’ve seen numerous tragedies in this county and with the carnage in the first few months of 2020, it’s no wonder why there’s been a huge surge in body armor purchases. The idea of body armor as a means of personal protection has just recently gained more acceptance by mainstream [...]

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Low Lead Time Body Armor Products & Tactical Gear

It would be a bit of an understatement to characterize 2020 as a flaming dumpster fire. We do the best we can to provide accurate lead time predictions based on known variables. Increased demand for body armor, coupled with strain put on the supply chain for materials have unfortunately driven up lead times much higher [...]

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5 Easy Ways to Make Body Armor More Comfortable

Let’s face it, body armor can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. If you’ve ever had a plate carrier or wraparound vest on for more than 20 minutes, you’ve undoubtedly noticed this. Whether it’s increased body temperature or plates rubbing against your body, the discomfort can be distracting to say the least. [...]

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Body Armor in Hollywood: Fact vs Fiction

 Magical guns that don’t require reloading, shooting bad guys 200 feet away without aiming, and using shovels for body armor. You got to love the imagination in the entertainment industry. Despite having access to Google and YouTube, Hollywood has a very limited and often comical misunderstanding of body armor. With all the serious issues going [...]

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Choosing the Right Body Armor Platform

If you’re in the market and looking to buy body armor, the numerous options available can be a bit overwhelming. When you’re shopping for body armor, we suggest first identifying the emergency scenario (civil unrest, active shooters, etc.) you’re anticipating and then plan your gear accordingly. A good place to start is the “platform” or [...]

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Spall and Fragmentation: Myth vs Reality

The Debate Hold on tight, we’re going to dispel some myths and shed light on flawed arguments against steel core body armor. If you’ve spent any time researching body armor, you’ve probably come across forums or videos where someone tries to scare people away from buying steel body armor. This is usually based on flawed testing [...]

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Body Armor and Tactical Gear Lead Times During the COVID-19 / Corona Virus Pandemic

First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. The recent COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on us all. Spartan Armor Systems has always been devoted to maintaining the highest body armor quality standards with low lead times. As an “essential business”, we will continue production and [...]

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Do you Prefer Steel Core Body Armor or Ceramic/Composite and Why?

The large majority of law enforcement, military members, first responders and survivalists use hard body armor systems for the high level of protection they provide. But what type of hard body armor do the experts prefer: ceramic/composite or steel core?To help our customers understand the pros and cons of composite/ceramic and steel core armor, we [...]

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Military Body Armor Advancements Through the Years

Body Armor: Past, Present and FutureEver since there have been wars or disputes with weapons, humans have built protection from those threats. As technology improved, so did body armor technology and the materials from which it was made. What inspires innovations in body armor? Movies? Criminals? Law enforcement? Possibly all of these do, but not [...]

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