What Matters When Buying Body Armor?
The correct term is 'NIJ Listed Compliant'. Our most popular armor models are NIJ Listed compliant and can be verified at https://cjtec.org/compliance-testing-program/compliant-product-lists/
If you have any questions regarding compliance or would like to see addition testing data please reach out to us.
Yes. All ShotStop plate models we carry are less than one inch thick. This means they will fit any carrier and reduce bulk compared to any other armor manufacturer for plates at the same threat level. The more equipment you wear the more it affects your mobility. Egress, especially from vehicles can be an issue the bulkier you become.
Yes. Our body armor plates are the lightest on the market in their respective class for nearly every model. For models that are not quite the lightest they make up for it by being thinner than comparable plates. Consider all the equipment you carry. Medical gear, ammunition, restraints, radios, firearms, and body armor. The pounds add up, cause fatigue and injury which reduces safety and effectiveness in the field.
Yes. The NIJ mandates a 5 year warranty on body armor. Replacing body armor every 5 years is a huge expense for departments. ShotStop body armor with Duritium Technology has been extensively tested, popular models are Listed Compliant by the NIJ and are backed by a manufacturers 10 year warranty for level IV armor and 15 years for all other models. Reduce your departments body armour costs by 2-3 times by purchasing ShotStop body armor from Arctos Industries.