Besides our brand-new
Body Armor, we offer police surplus at a significant savings.
might be used vests in good condition, or, they might be vests that
have sat in police inventory for a few years, and are just like-new.
Either way, ballistically, they do the job they are supposed to...
Armor Tests as Good as New
you would like a fax copy of this NIJ Research Report, just let us know
when you call to order.
failed to demonstrate any significant differences in 10-year-old armor,
regardless of the extent of use or apparent physical condition
exists solely to limit the manufacturer's liability on the product and
is not a reflection of the anticipated service life of the product.
to Police Body Armor, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology
To see for ourselves, we held the
an 11-Year-Old, Level II Vest with four, 9 mm FMJ rounds, plus 00 Buckshot,
from 24" (61 cm).
deepest penetration was not even halfway through!
In the absence of abuse such as machine washing, or
ultraviolet exposure, Aramid ballistic fiber is good for many, many
years. However, legally, the Manufacturer's Warranty expires after
an arbitrary 5 years. (Could it be that manufacturers want to sell
more vests every 5 years???) Police departments (and their insurance
companies) go to great lengths to avoid potential lawsuits. So, even
though the vests are in an excellent, or like new condition, they
are not reissued!
Even though the
body armor is still perfectly acceptable, ballistically, according
to the NIJ...
armor will frequently be returned to inventory, often as the result
of an officer retiring or accepting other employment. Armor may
sometimes be removed from service because it no longer fits the
individual to whom it was originally issued. Unless the armor shows
signs of abuse, it may be reissued to another officer
...Guide to Police Body Armor, NLECTC
Their loss is
your gain, as you get body armor in excellent, to LIKE NEW condition
at a substantially discounted price. Even better, you know you are
getting a vest that has already been tested and approved for use by
a police department.
quality at a discount.
you like to test-shoot VERY old Police Surplus armor?
If you'd like to test-shoot
an older vest to see just how good old armor is, one panel is just $20 ($15
with vest order). It has always stopped 9mm FMJ, and .357 Magnum JSP for us.
SOLD FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY