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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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Q&A With Spartan Armor Systems

1. Where did your company name originate from? We thought of the men and women that wear body armor every day. Their courage and bravery in the face of danger and adversity is inspiring. We felt that the Spartan name signified strength and determination. 2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company? Spartan Armor Systems started as [...]

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M855 vs Spartan Armor Systems AR550 Armor | The Winner is…Spartan Armor Systems

Although we already had very impressive test results on our Level III+ AR550 Armor plates, we recently decided to push them to the limits. We sent them off to Oregon Ballistic Laboratories, which is an NIJ Certified Laboratory, for v50 ballistic testing. This testing uses ammunition of varying speeds to analyze the limits of a [...]

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How It's Made: Laser-Cut Steel Core Body Armor

Ever wonder how body armor is made? This videos provides a quick glimpse at how Spartan Armor Systems steel core body armor is cut and finished using precision laser cutting. Once the armor is cut we use variety of techniques to finish the amor and ensure the quality of each plate. We pride ourselves on giving [...]

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