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  • An Introduction To Personal Body Armor



    If you find yourself in a situation where people may be shooting at you, a bulletproof vest may be the piece of equipment that saves your life. Bulletproof vests are typically made of a strong woven fiber called Kevlar or contain a ballistic plate that is capable of stopping bullets before they penetrate your body. When buying a bulletproof vest, it's important to weigh all of your options and make sure it fits before making your final decision. If you educate yourself on different models and measure yourself correctly, you can get a bulletproof vest that fits comfortably and protects you from gunfire.

    1. Determine if itís legal for you to buy and wear a vest. If youíve ever been convicted of a violent crime, itís illegal to wear body armor in the United States. In certain places, like Australia, itís illegal to wear a bulletproof vest without a permit.

    See this article for body armor legality in your state: https://members.gunnook.com/content....ody-Armor-Laws

    If you do need a permit, follow your state or countryís application process and get a permit before attempting to purchase a vest.

    2. Choose a vest based on the threat that youíre likely to encounter. Lighter, thinner ballistics vests like the IIA, II, and IIIA are made to stop bullets from handguns. These three vests are recommended if you are likely to encounter small arms fire. If you are in a more dangerous war zone, however, youíll need the protection of a level III vest, which can stop rifle bullets. Determine what kind of atmosphere youíre in and the potential threats around you.
    If you're a civilian thatís not in a war zone, get a lighter vest so that you can wear it under your clothes.

    The IIA can stop bullets from a 9mm or .40 caliber handgun.
    The II vest can stop 9mm and .357 caliber handgun bullets.
    An IIIA vest can stop larger caliber handgun bullets like a .357 SIG and .44 Magnum.
    For the greatest protection, purchase a level IV vest which can save you from .30 caliber armor piercing rounds.



    3. Decide if you want a concealed or an external vest. If youíre a civilian or an undercover agent, youíll want to wear a vest that wonít be seen. External vests and plates fit over your existing clothing and are usually preferred by military personnel or police officers because they are easier to remove.



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    4. Consider your needed level of mobility. The higher the protection level on your vest, the thicker and heavier it becomes. If you need to be agile and quick on your feet, consider getting a lighter vest like the II or IIA. Heavier body armor may feel clunky and will be harder to move in.

    5. Consider purchasing stab resistant armor to stop blade attacks. Look at the armor panel label on the inside of your vest to determine whether itís made to protect you from knife attacks. If you think youíll be in a situation where your greatest threat is a blade, consider purchasing a stab-resistant vest rather than a standard ballistics vest. Combination armor is also an option, as it's specially designed to stop both bullets and knives.
    If youíre a correctional officer, thereís a greater chance of you being slashed or stabbed than getting shot.



    6. Get a vest that can stop a bullet from the gun that you plan on carrying. If you intend on carrying a gun, you should at very least purchase a vest thatís capable of stopping a bullet from the weapon that you plan on carrying. This may save your life if youíre disarmed and your own weapon is used against you.


    Before you buy:



    Measure your height and weight. Most vests will have sizes based on your height and weight. Use a tape measure to determine how tall you are. Step on a scale and to get your current weight and write the measurements on a piece of paper.

    Wear the clothes youíll be wearing while measuring yourself. If you are buying a concealed vest, wear a tight fitting t-shirt and pants. If you are wearing a larger, exterior vest, wear the uniform or clothes youíll be wearing and then measure yourself. This will give you a more accurate idea of what vest size you need while youíre out in the field.

    If you're a law enforcement official, remember to wear your utility belt and the gear youíd normally be carrying.

    Measure your chest. Have someone help when taking measurements. Wrap a tape measure around your chest so that the tape runs under your armpits and across your back. Take the measurement and round it up to the next whole number. Make a note of measurement.

    For instance if your chest measurement was 16.25 inches (41.3 cm), youíll want to round up to 17 inches (43 cm).
    Relax your muscles and breathe normally while you get measured for your vest.
    Measure around the largest part of your torso. Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your torso. Round this number up as well.

    Measure from your collarbone to your navel. Hold the tape measure up to the center of your collarbone and let the tape hang under your navel. If you're wearing a utility belt, measure from the center of your collarbone to the top of the belt. Use this measurement to determine how long your vest should be.

    Some people make the mistake of getting a vest that hangs down below their hips for extra protection. This is actually bad because it hinders mobility while you wear it.


    What Armor is right for you?



    Make sure that the vest you want to buy is on the NIJ compliant list. The National Institute of Justice, or NIJ, has created a list of tested manufacturers. This organization tests the vests and then grades them depending on their level of protection. Instead of risking it and getting a vest that isnít certified, choose a manufacturer that has already been tested. To get a list of all the certified manufacturers, visit :https://justnet.org/compliant/ballistic_cpl.html

    Look online for reviews of different manufacturers to help you make your decision.

    If you like a certain manufacturer for the other equipment they produce, thereís a good chance youíll like the vests that they manufacture.

    Most manufacturers will list the dimensions of the armor, compare those to the measurements of your body that you took.
    If you don't see the dimensions listed, e-mail the company.
    If you're buying your vest online, make sure that they have a return or replacement policy so that you can send it back if it doesn't fit.

    Once you receive your armor, move around while wearing it. Run around and sit in a chair while wearing the vest. Your vest should feel comfortable whether you're running or sitting. Try to do different physical acts and see if your vest interferes with your ability to move. The vest should not shift too high or low as youíre making your movements.
    Get a replacement vest every five years or after it gets hit with a bullet. Once the vest gets shot, the bullet can crack the ballistics plate and damage the material, so it must be replaced. It's also recommended that you replace your bulletproof vest every five years. After a couple of years, the material inside of the vest starts to break down. While an expired vest may still stop a bullet, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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