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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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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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