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A Brief History of Medical Kits

Prevention and preparation go hand in hand and there’s not a better medical emergency tool than a standard medical kit, also known as a first aid kit. And while it is hard to imagine a world without medical kits, the medical kit is a fairly new invention which dates back to 1888. It may be even harder to picture wars [...]

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Choosing the Right Targets for Practice Shooting

Regardless of whether you’re a rifle, handgun or shotgun shooter, practicing by shooting at targets on a regular basis is the key to improving your accuracy and honing your marksmanship skills. The types of targets that will provide you with the most practical benefits and overall satisfaction depend on whether you’re a hunter, in law enforcement or the military or [...]

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A Brief History of Camouflage

The term “camouflage” is derived from the French word camoufleur, which means “to disguise.” It’s a phenomenon that occurs naturally throughout the Animal Kingdom in predators and prey alike. By blending into their surroundings, organisms are able to elude predators, which increases their chances of survival and reproduction. Predators also use camouflage to remain undetected by their prey, which gives them [...]

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Choosing the Right Body Armor System

Body armor is sometimes referred to as being a bulletproof vest, although there is no such thing as wearable protection that’s truly bulletproof. Body armor is, however, bullet resistant and provides wearers with protection against small arms fire, shrapnel, stabbings and similar threats.Dating back centuries, body armor was originally created to provide combatants engaged in armed conflicts with a rudimentary level [...]

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New Tactical Plate Carrier and Body Armor Combination From Spartan Armor Systems™

Spartan Armor Systems recently added a tough new versatile and technologically advanced plate carrier to its line of top quality tactical gear and body armor systems. Called the Leonidas Plate Carrier, it’s aptly named for the Spartan warrior king who’s best remembered for his heroic stand against the Persian army despite being hopelessly outnumbered at the Battle of Thermopylae in [...]

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Advantages of Using Steel Body Armor

With so many armor options available nowadays, it’s easy to lose focus on one of the oldest and most effective methods for personal protection: steel armor.Steel armor has been around so long, it’s the one type of protection that’s often taken for granted. From the days of armored medieval knights to present-day law enforcement and military personnel, steel armor [...]

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Ceramic vs. Steel Body Armor: Everything You Need to Know

Law enforcement personnel, military combat units or those who are interested in optimal protection during a crisis already know the answer to one question about body armor.Q: Is body armor essential for critical protection during life-or-death situations?A: Absolutely, positively, 100% yes.But there’s another question that many of our customers have, and it’s not so cut and dry. Q: Which type [...]

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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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