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Weighing The Tradeoffs Of Concealable Body Armor - Body Armor News

In the old days body armor made the wearer look a little like an umpire at a baseball game. Sure, it worked but stealthy it was not. Some of the old style vests [...]

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Body Armor Rant: Common Misunderstandings & Misinformation

Body armor is a complex subject and the amount of bad information floating around on the internet/social media can make the topic even more confusing. As a manufacturer that offers products made of nearly all types of proven body armor materials, we just want you to get the armor that’s right for your situation. Forget [...]

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Which Body Armor Provides The Most Blunt Force Trauma Protection?

When it comes to body armor, a lot of time is spent talking about stopping bullets. However, very little time is spent talking about the reality of what happens when you get shot [...]

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​What's The Best Body Armor and Plate Carrier For Your Home and To Keep In Your Vehicle

Guest Author: Suresh Madhavan, CEO 221B TacticalTo say the world around us is changing drastically would be the understatement of the century. Between social unrest, pandemics and political uncertainty, more and more people have realized now is the time to take their family's safety and security more seriously. And with movements such as “defund the police” [...]

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Get Full Coat Steel Core Body Armor…Before Summer

Unbeknownst to most people in the market to buy body armor, the recent storms across the country are having long lasting effects on some raw materials that are important to the manufacturing process of body armor. In particular, there has been a major shortage in various chemical compounds used for full coat steel core body [...]

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BIG Changes at Spartan Armor Systems

Over the past year we’ve seen record sales and we’d like to thank all of our customers for trusting us with their personal safety. Rather than buying the management team yachts and Ferrari's, we’ve been investing in technology/infrastructure with the aim of reducing production times, increasing R&D and maximizing product quality. Despite the fact that [...]

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Base Coat vs Full Coat Plates – Why Full Coat is Worth The Extra Money

Steel core body armor is a very economical choice when it comes to body armor. Aside from being about half the cost of ceramic armor, AR500 and AR550 steel has excellent ballistic properties. For example, ballistic steel doesn’t suffer from the backface deformation (BFD) you’ll see with ceramic and UHMWPE body armor products. Additionally, steel [...]

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Deep Dive into PALS and MOLLE

If you’re new to the world of plate carriers and body armor, then you’re likely new to PALS and MOLLE. These days, PALS webbing has become the standard means of attaching MOLLE accessories to tactical gear such as plate carriers and backpacks. PALS is an acronym for Pouch Attachment Ladder System. PALS is designed to [...]

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Body Armor 101: Getting Started

With increases in violence and civil unrest this year, we’ve seen many newcomers to the world of body armor. The purpose of this article is to help bring those you up to speed so that you can make informed decisions when buying body armor. We’ll cover the basics, but also provide some resources to expand [...]

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What is SAPI and ESAPI Body Armor?

There's a lot of jargon and acronyms used in the realm of body armor, which can be confusing for people who are new to the topic. In particular, we're frequently asked about the difference between SAPI, ESAPI, shooters cut and swimmers cut body armor. While these body armor types share common ballistic qualities, there are [...]

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