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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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Bulletproof Helmets - Everything You Need to Know in 2021

With so many bulletproof helmet brands on the market competing to provide you with the best ballistic helmet, picking the right one can be a daunting task.

But keeping your head is top priority, so we'll help take out the guess-work. We'll walk you through the different types, their pros and cons, and our top picks.

Read on for everything you'll ever need to know about bulletproof helmets!

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What Does Body Armor Have to Do With the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

You may ask yourself what does Body Armor have to do with this Coronavirus? In ordinary circumstances, nothing. However, the increased risk of violence and chaos plus the decline in available resources raised the pressure in the public at a striking level. While you hope that the need for one does not come, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Why Do People Commit Mass Shootings and How To Stay Safe

Mass shootings can happen to anyone, anytime, and anywhere. This horrendous event can occur at places like schools, public utility vehicles, and even private establishments,  to people who least expect it. Over decades of research, scientists saw patterns of people who committed crimes related to shootings. This article will shed some light on why people commit such a horrible crime and how to stay safe if a mass shooting occurs. Read on as what you will learn might save you and your loved ones in the future.

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5 Great Ways to Upgrade your Carrier Loadout

Standard body armor such as bulletproof gear and accessories have been used to protect police and military personnel on the battlefield. Although the standard armor loadout consists of a bulletproof vest or plate carrier with armor plates, there are also other items you can use to improve your survivability and boost your loadout on the battlefield. Here are some of them.

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