7 Things You Might Not Know About Body Armor

Body armor has been with us for thousands of years, but in this case we’re not talking about bamboo slats or chain mail, or those head-to-toe metal suits so popular during the Middle Ages. We’re talking about body armor designed to stop a bullet.(Bulletproof Vests)

That type of body armor has only been with us for about 100 years and did not become widely manufactured and distributed until after Kevlar (1) was developed in the 1960s. Today everyone from the President to deer hunters wear body armor but there are still a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding what it is and what it is capable of. Body armor typically only covers your chest and torso, if you want full protection, consider a ballistic helmet to protect your head. (more…)

Can You Buy a Bulletproof Vest?

Many people are unclear about bulletproof ownership laws. Some may have read things about the legality of buying bulletproof vests that were contradictory or even untrue. Although there are many legitimate reasons to own a bulletproof vest, most people have been told that wearing such a vest is illegal if you are not a law enforcement officer, such as in the military or police force. (more…)