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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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How Body Armor Works (A technical look)

What Is Body Armor?As you may very well know, body armor is a protective, ballistic gear worn to prevent injury from small arms fire, knife attacks, shrapnel, ricochets, other projectiles and similar life-threatening hazards. Body armor plates are worn inside of a plate carrier, which is often called a “bulletproof vest.” Body armor is available [...]

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Backpack Body Armor Options

Backpack armor is a fairly new body armor category, but it has become the go-to solution for on-the-move safety from unforeseen threats in the workplace, schools and everyday travel. Before the rise of backpack body armor, people would use standard soft or hard body armor plates and carrying them in their backpacks. Nowadays there are [...]

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Body Armor Testing Process

As you may know, no body armor is 100% bulletproof. Depending on its certification level, it instead provides different levels bullet resistance. To ensure its effectiveness against specific ballistic threats, each body armor plate must be carefully and thoroughly tested. This testing process determines whether or not a body armor panel will keep you alive [...]

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Should States Require Background Checks for Body Armor?

Apart from felons convicted of a violent crime, it is completely legal in every U.S. state for regular civilians to buy, own and wear concealable body armor and other body armor products, all without a background check. But should it stay this way? Recent tragic events have raised the emotions of the public and politicians [...]

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Myths About Body Armor

Popular TV shows and movies will have many people thinking that body armor is an impenetrable shield that deflect bullets like they’re nothing. However, bulletproof vests can only provide a certain level of protection for the wearer, and some even break after being impacted by multiple rounds. If you’re considering purchasing body armor, it’s important [...]

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Pros and Cons of Body Armor Shapes and Sizes | Infographic

Choosing the right body armor is no easy task, and you need to take a lot of different things into consideration. Covert or overt? Soft body armor, ceramic/composite or steel core? What cut and size is best for your needs? Some of these decisions could very well save your life.Lucky for you, we’ve done the [...]

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Ballistic Body Armor Guide for Survivalist

Be PreparedNo matter what you are preparing for, whether it’s a natural disaster or drilling yourself for the worst case scenario, survivalists know that every piece of survival equipment is crucial. Food, water, power, tools, medical equipment and offense. But have you thought about your defensive position? While a bunker or safe house provides a static defensive position in the case of [...]

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