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Is Lightweight Body Armor as Effective as Traditional Armor?

Is Lightweight Armor as Effective as Traditional Body Armor?Body armor systems are worn by law enforcement, members of the military, private security contractors and others whose work places them at risk of being injured or even killed by gunfire. These protective systems consist of bullet-resistant plates inserted into the pockets of tactical vests called plate carriers. The two primary types [...]

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Safety Tips for Surviving Active Shooter Situations

The world can be a dangerous place. From small towns in rural America to big cities across the country, seemingly random shootings are happening without warning in the workplace, nightclubs, shopping malls, fast food outlets, schools and even churches. Hopefully, you’ll never find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, but it’s important to know what to do – and [...]

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How Wearing Body Armor Saves Lives

Protective body armor became a law enforcement staple in the 1960s. Since then, it’s estimated that more than 3,000 officers’ lives have been saved by wearing body armor.Firearms are among the most dangerous threats faced by law enforcement. Most peace officer deaths involve being assaulted by perpetrators armed with handguns or rifles. A study by the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers [...]

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Body Armor Care, Cleaning, and Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance of body armor will safeguard both your investment and your life while on the job. The life of a body armor system that’s been well maintained will be much longer than a protection system that’s been neglected.Although many people fail to do so, proper care starts with reading the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning, maintaining and storing [...]

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Body Armor and Plate Carriers Buyer’s Guide

Firearms are among the most dangerous threats faced by police officers, corrections officers, DEA agents, border guards, security guards and other law enforcement personnel. Although there’s no such thing as a truly “bulletproof” vest, protective body armor is a critical piece of personal safety equipment for those whose occupations or environments put them at risk. [...]

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Which Type of Target Should I Buy? Read This First [Buying Guide]

Spartan Armor Systems, the leader in personal armor protection, also sells an outstanding variety of shooting targets. All of our targets are crafted with AR500 steel, one of the most popular materials for armor and targets alike.With different varieties of targets available for purchase, buying the right target can be a confusing process. Which type of target should you consider [...]

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7 Things You Need to Know About Steel Core Body Armor

High performance steel plate body armor offers a practical alternative to ceramic composite plates for stopping bullets and preventing injury to the wearer. Although both types of armor can stop hits from a rifle, ceramic plates can be expensive, which can sometimes make them an unrealistic choice for cash-strapped law enforcement agencies and preppers on tight budgets.To help you [...]

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Spartan Armor Systems™ AR550 Level III+ Body Armor receives NIJ Certification!

Recently we completed the process to have our AR550 level III+ body armor NIJ certified. We put a lot of work into testing and proving our body armor because there’s no room for substandard products in this industry. Let’s be real folks, we’re not talking about toaster ovens here. If body armor fails then people can die, there are no [...]

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Legalities of Body Armor for Citizens

For those who may be on the fence about purchasing personal body armor for fear of running awry of the law, there is nothing to fear. The current laws regarding possession and use of body armor by law abiding citizens is relatively straight forward and quite permissive. The bottom line, Federal law, states that body armor is wholly legal [...]

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Enhanced Threats Faced by Law Enforcement and First Responders

Spartan Armor Systems is a strong supporter of Police, Sheriff, SWAT, Fire, EMTs and all First Responders who selflessly serve our communities. Law enforcement officers in particular face enhanced threats due to the nature of their work. The following data provides insight into the need for body armor that can defeat these enhanced threats. Spartan [...]

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