By Adelia Ladson
With the way things are going in the world today, now is definitely the time to equip yourself with body armor but don’t wait too long because it may not be legally available to you in the future. There is a piece of legislation sitting in Congress, right now, that will ban the purchase, ownership or possession of Level III and above rated body armor by civilians. It was introduced at the end of last year, in the House, and most likely was temporarily put on hold by the COVID-19 epidemic like other legislation. However, that does not mean that it’s going away! If it’s passed into law, the penalties could include a jail sentence of up to ten years but if you own body armor before it comes law, you are grandfathered in and there are no penalties. So, you need to get your body armor, now, before it’s banned!
We carry BulletSafe, a company that has made it their mission to ensure that everyday people have access to quality and affordable bulletproof gear. Trusted by national security companies, proven to save lives, and the best value in body armor, this is the bulletproof gear you want.
First and foremost, the piece of body armor that you need, above all else, is a high-quality bulletproof vest. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest is the best value in body armor on the market today because it provides NIJ Level IIIA protection at an unbeatable price! Level IIIA is typically the highest level of protection you will find in soft armor and this vest will protect you from everything from a BB gun to a .44 magnum and almost all handgun rounds in-between. BulletSafe has actually tested this vest with bullets up to a .44 magnum! It has wrap-around front and rear ultra-high molecular weight ballistic panels and concealed front and rear plate pockets. The black 600 Denier vest is comfortable, featuring a Coolmax rear liner and fully adjustable top and side straps and it is designed to be concealed under your uniform, shirt or jacket.
Building on your vest, which as mentioned above, has extra panel pockets, we can give you two options that will increase your protection to the next level.
The Flexible Armor Panel is lightweight but with the same NIJ Level IIIA ballistic rating as the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest. Sized perfectly to fit inside a standard plate carrier, the panel is 10” wide and 12” long with a shooter’s cut (the corners are removed to make it easier to position your rifle). It’s enclosed in a washable, 600 denier polyester carrier, which provides a tough outer shell so that you don’t have to worry about wearing out your armor panel as it moves around inside your plate carrier. The flexible armor panel can also be used outside of a plate carrier, like inside a backpack, briefcase, laptop bag, or anywhere else.
The Ultra-Light Alpha Ballistic Plate, at only 3 3/10 lbs, offers NIJ Level III protection, meaning it will stop six, steel-jacketed rounds from a 7.62mm M80 with a mass of 9.6 g and a velocity of 2,780 fps. Also take note that this plate will stop rounds from ARs and AKs, which are slower and lighter than this. It is guaranteed to work and stop bullets, as promised, for five years. The plate is 11 7/8” tall, 10” across and 1” in depth, curving to fit close to your body and it features a nylon cover that protects it from the sun and typical wear and tear.
Always expanding their personal protection line of gear, BulletSafe has released the Bulletproof Backpack Panel, which transforms any backpack into a bulletproof backpack. It allows you the freedom to choose any backpack or to make your current backpack into a bulletproof backpack. The bulletproof panel will fit almost anywhere so you can also use it in a briefcase, laptop bag or shooter’s bag and it uses the same ballistic materials as the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest. Providing NIJ Level IIIA protection, it will stop almost all handgun rounds including a .44 Magnum. The flexible panel measures 10”x 14” with a thickness of just over 1/2” and it weighs only 1 1/2 lbs. Unlike other bulletproof panels, this one is enclosed in a washable, 600 Denier polyester carrier, which provides a tough outer shell, so that you don’t have to worry about damaging it while carrying other items in your backpack. The rugged Bulletproof Backpack Panel is guaranteed to stop bullets for at least five years.