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Does Body Armor Have An Expiration Date?

Does Body Armor Have An Expiration Date?

Protective gears are meant to increase the safety of its wearer from the fatal wounds that come from bullets and sharp objects. However, note that these gears, including body armor, bulletproof vests, and ballistic inserts, have expiration dates. As such, it is critical to know and understand body armor expiration dates and its implication to a person’s maximum protection.

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Can Body Armor be Shipped Internationally?

Can Body Armor be Shipped Internationally?

As a general rule, you can ship a Soft Armor, but not a Hard Armor. Why? It is because the ITAR monitors hard armors. Plus, they are very strict about the transport of such items.

To understand why the export of hard armors is prohibited, let us know the basics of these two kinds of body armor and why ITAR closely oversees its use and transport.

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Understanding Different Ballistic Plates

Understanding Different Ballistic Plates

Ballistic Plates are essential inserts in the front and back pocket of armor carriers, which can be the thing that will save you from harm or even death. But the question is: Are ballistic plates necessary? If yes, what type of ballistic plate should you have?

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Are Stab and Slash Proof Clothing Worth It?

Are Stab and Slash Proof Clothing Worth It?

Understand why you should invest in protective clothing. What are the areas of the body that you need to protect the most? Should you have a stab/ cut/ slash-resistant clothing even if you have a bulletproof vest on?

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The Importance of Trauma Pads

The Importance of Trauma Pads

Typically, old bulletproof vests need an add-on trauma pad. But, newer versions of military-grade ballistic vests and plate carriers, such as SAPI and ESAPI systems, do not as they are rigid enough to withstand the energy of incoming rounds. 

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Do Bulletproof Vests Actually Work?

Do Bulletproof Vests Actually Work?

The material of your bulletproof vest will affect your level of protection and safety when wearing it. While you need to consider its weight, design, and durability, you also need to check its bullet-resistance level. 

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