police-style 'bullet proof' vests (or more correctly bullet-resistant
vests) we offer a superb value in Police Surplus vests: Previously
Worn, or Refurbished to look Like-New, police vests.
imported vests on sale", NOT made in China, but quality
U.S.-made vests that are in good condition, inexpensive, ready
to wear, and a great value. Police
Departments are legally obligated to only use vests under warranty
with an insurance policy - so even though a 5 year old vest is
typically still perfectly serviceable, they are retired.
Wound Channel on YouTube hit one of our older Level II Police
Surplus vests with a Level 3-A sub-machine-gun - 9mm at over 1,400
fps. Still no penetration, even though Level II is not rated for
We inspect and process all vests very thoroughly, we:
all vests to remove heavily worn or damaged vests, (and ensure
that there is absolutely no Zylon)
Worn vests Inspected & Refurbished at the Factory
New nylon cover to the ballistic panels and a new outershell carrier
(now upgraded with a sweat-wicking Coolmax liner)
like a Brand-New vest (we have to note on the label for you to
know it is Police Surplus)
the thinner Level II vests when concealing the armor under light
clothing is a priority
aramid vests - VERY flexible, comfortable, and concealable
refurbish used vests by mass-producing cloth carrier outershells
that don't properly fit the Kevlar vest panels. You will see
an extra 2", or more, of excess cloth material for the Kevlar
to slide around in! We
only ship vests with carriers that will hold your vest securely.
~ 6 mm
thickness - these vests are made to exceed Level II ballistic
standards, so a little bit thicker than most Level II vests
is 4.4 lb. / 2 kg.
for Test Shooting
FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY
Worn or Damaged
would not be 100% comfortable wearing a used vest for our personal
protection, we sell the panels for test shooting.
down ballistic panel, NO carrier, and NOT usable as a vest.
If you would
like to see just how well armor works, nothing inspires confidence
like shooting one yourself.
You need to
have a suitable backstop for the vest to test properly. A concrete
wall is too hard for a valid test, and can make a good vest fail.
Swinging free in the air can let a bad vest pass.
So a punching
bag or other semi-soft backstop is ideal for "field expedient"
20 with armor order
1 panel (half vest, no carrier)
PANELS NOT FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY
CooMax® fabric wicks sweat away three times faster than cotton.
So sweat evaporates faster, and you stay a little cooler -and
a lot drier - under your vest. Plus, you don't have to wash your
vest as often...