Body armor is one of the most effective means of personal protection you can have. In fact, in 2020 alone, the sale of body armor rose 600%, and the market is expected to hit $2.5 billion dollars by 2027. Due to the recent degradation of the rule of law as of late, people are seeing the sense in legally purchasing firearms & body armor to take their safety into their own hands.
However, one area that the body armor market tends to lack in protecting is the most vital area of your body. The face. The highest quality chest plate will do nothing to protect you from a headshot. Surviving a bullet wound to the torso is rare, but possible. A bullet wound to the head is almost always a death sentence.
Where there is a need, there is a way, as a few companies have begun producing bulletproof masks to fill that need. An admirable goal, but how well do these masks hold up? We’re going to focus on a specific type of bullet proof mask; the Level IIIA Bullet Proof Mask.