What is the Cost of a Bulletproof Vest?
How Much Does a Bulletproof Vest Cost?
The cost of a bulletproof vest varies, based on your needs. The average cost of a bulletproof vest is around $400 but ranges anywhere from $200-$800. However, there are a lot of different options to fit your budget and intended use.
In this article, we’re going to explore different ways you can buy U.S.A.-made body armor at a good price, without having to sacrifice quality.
Our Pricing Vs Our Competitors
Realistically, if you’re shopping for body armor then you’ve likely checked out a few of our competitors. There are some subtle and not-so-subtle differences in how we price our products compared to our competition.
Our primary focus is making sure our customers have a great experience from start to finish. We pay close attention to our pricing, product quality, customer service and even provide transparent educational information such as our Body Armor 101 series.
Let’s break down each of these topics in more detail so you have a better idea of what you get when you buy a bulletproof vest from Spartan Armor Systems®.
Low Everyday Prices for Bulletproof Vests and Body Armor Plates
The cost of our body armor plates is quite often lower or equal to our competitors. However, our product quality is objectively better.
We can provide better products at competitive prices because we buy materials in large quantities, and we have a highly optimized manufacturing process.
Speaking of manufacturing, we are one of the only body armor manufacturers that make all our body armor plates in-house. You might not know this, but most “body armor manufacturers” actually buy their body armor from other companies, then just slap their logo on it.
This means that you are paying a middleman extra money just for their banding.
Get Discounts on Bulletproof Vests and Body Armor
Did you know that Spartan Armor Systems® is the only major body armor manufacturer that offers package discounts when you bundle a plate carrier with body armor plates?
Currently, we offer a 5% package discount when you buy one of our complete body arm
or packages. We have numerous level IIIA, III, III+, and IV body armor packages to choose from. You can get an additional 5% discount on top of that if you sign up to receive text notifications about special promotions and product announcements.
If you’re a member of law enforcement, military (active or Veteran), or first responder then we give a 10% discount sitewide 24/7/365, click this link for more info.
FREE Shipping for All Orders with Low Lead Times
The majority of body armor companies charge for shipping. This is a way for the manufacturer to charge more for their products without marking up the price of the product.
No one likes to be met with a $24.95 “gotcha” charge for shipping at checkout. This is another area where we save our customers money by running an organized manufacturing operation. We pass the savings on to our customers by providing free shipping for every order.
On top of free shipping, our lead times are also substantially lower than our competitors. Occasionally we like to check in on our competition and place an order to see what their customer experience and lead times are like. Recently during the July 4th holiday, we placed orders for sets of level IV body armor plates from three of our most well-known competitors. We received our order from one of those competitors about 2.5 weeks after the order was placed.
As of today’s date (9/7/22), we have yet to receive the orders from the other two manufacturers...it’s been over 60 days. In comparison, our lead time on our Hercules Level IV ceramic body armor is currently 2 business days. This means that we ship out Hercules plates in just 2 business days and then delivery typically takes about 3-5 days.
In the end, our goal is to provide quality life-saving products to our customers at a reasonable price. When you’re buying a bulletproof vest or body armor plates, you shouldn’t have to choose between quality and price.
Spartan Armor Systems® has built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tucson, AZ to streamline our processes, which translates into lower costs for our customers. By making our body armor plates in-house, we can maintain higher levels of quality control and keep costs low. We pass these savings along in the form of free shipping and discounts for customers.
Our philosophy is that if you take care of your customer and make sure they have a great experience from start to finish, then your customers will take care of you through repeat business and word of mouth.