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Best Body Armor: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

While vests and plate carriers are well-known, bullet-resistant backpacks and even bulletproof clothing are now on the market. They all follow the same principle: by putting a layer of ultra-strong material between your vitals and a bullet, projectile, or blade.

At Bulletproof Zone, we know it's important to understand such a potentially life-saving piece of equipment before you decide which one to purchase. That's the goal of this guide: we'll help you understand body armor and when to use it for your tactical loadout.

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Who Are Bulletproof Vests For?

People have been using body armor in one form or another since we first realized sticks and stones can break our bones. As weaponry grows more sophisticated, so does the gear we use to protect ourselves. This brings us to one of the most common types of body armor used today - the bulletproof vest.

If you're wondering who wears them and why, you're in the right place! We'll explain who needs a bulletproof vest and how they can help you.

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What Do The NIJ Protection Levels Mean?

The threat levels for ballistic vests are set by the NIJ (National Institute of Justice). There are currently five levels in use - Level IIA, II, IIIA, III, and IV - and each covers a different caliber of bullet. We'll help you understand all the NIJ levels so you can assess which level defeats the range of threats most likely to come your way.

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Top 11 Best Plate Carriers in 2021

Plate carriers have become more and more popular, and now are a great safeguard not only for military personnel but also for civilians. If you're looking for the best ballistic vest to add to your tactical gear, you've come to the right place!

We'll take you through our picks for some of the best plate carriers you can buy plus teach you the basics of plate carriers, and how to choose the best one. Let's go!

 

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How To Choose a Concealable Bulletproof Vest

When you work in a high-risk environment, having the appropriate body armor between your torso and a bullet or blade can make all the difference in how you fare during an altercation. There are different types of bulletproof vests offering protection from a range of weapons and ammunition.

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[Now Available] ATEK PROTEK Armor On Bulletproof Zone

When you leave your home, are you 100% certain that your family is safe there? When you get in your car to travel, do you think everything is secure for you?

Protective clothing may initially come to your mind, but would you like to know how you can increase your and your loved one’s safety at home, in the car, and anywhere outside?

Bulletproof Zone is proud to announce that you can now purchase ATEK Defense System products on our website.

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