Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is body armor?
A: Body armor is a type of protective clothing designed to absorb and dissipate the force of a bullet or other projectile. Soft armor is typically made from layers of strong synthetic fibers, such as Kevlar, that are woven together to create a strong, flexible material. Hard armor is typically made from layers of composite polyethylene material long with ceramic strike faces.
Q: Why would someone want to wear body armor?
A: Body armor can provide an added layer of protection for people who work in high-risk professions, such as law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security guards. It can also be used by civilians for personal protection in potentially dangerous situations.
Q: Can civilians own body armor?
A: Yes, in most areas, civilians are legally allowed to own and wear body armor. However, it is important to note that laws regarding the purchase and ownership of body armor can vary by jurisdiction, so it is important to check your local laws before buying and wearing body armor.
Q: What are the different levels of body armor?
A: There are several different levels of body armor, which are determined by the amount of protection they provide against ballistic threats. Level IIA, II, and IIIA armor are designed to protect against handgun bullets, while Level III and IV armor can stop rifle rounds.
Q: How should body armor be cared for?
A: To ensure that body armor remains effective, it is important to avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, keeping the armor dry, and inspecting it regularly for signs of damage or wear.
Q: How long does body armor last?
A: The lifespan of body armor will vary depending on how well it is taken care of. We offer a 5 year warranty on our composites and 20 year warranty on our steel. Beyond that, if well taken care of, you can potentially get 10+ years from composite plates and 20+ years from steel plates.