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Lobsters Make For Strong Body Armor. What Other Materials Are Used?

Lobsters Make For Strong Body Armor. What Other Materials Are Used?
A recent discovery at the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that the bellies of lobsters are comprised of hydrogels (a membra...

How to Choose Body Armor?

How to Choose Body Armor?
Introduction With the recent rise in the need for protection, we may want to wear body armor for different reasons. You could be a police officer o...

Half the Day is Night

Night Vision Devices
Night Vision Devices About Night Vision Devices You Need to Know When I first joined the Army, my unit was still using the old “Starlight” style ri...

Riot Gear, essential first response protection

Riot Gear, essential first response protection
One of the most destructive, man made events for municipal law enforcement and security forces, are large scale civil disturbances - riots. I’ve ha...

Bomb Blankets, for when you really, really need a security blanket

Bomb Blankets, for when you really, really need a security blanket
Linus had his security blanket, and modern law enforcement and security personnel now have one too - the bomb blanket. A bomb blanket is a flexible...

Ballistic Panels, Hide in Plain Sight

Ballistic Panels, Hide in Plain Sight
The problem with an active shooter is that we rarely know when and where one will spring up. If we had any inkling of an impending attack, we could...

Select the Right Body Armor for Your Needs

select the right body armor for your needs
If there is a chance you could find yourself in a situation where bullets are flying, it may be time to buy a bulletproof vest. These vests are usu...

Optic Options for Short Range Hunting

best optics for short range hunting
There was a time when hunters, and riflemen in general, had limited options for sighting devices. One either used iron sights, which were reliable ...

What 4 Questions You Should Be Asking When It’s Time To Buy Body Armor?

What 4 Questions You Should Be Asking When It’s Time To Buy Body Armor?
Law enforcement officers that opt not to wear body armor on a regular basis are up to four times more likely to be killed from a gunshot wound to t...

Holiday Gift Guide for Military and Law Enforcement

holiday gifts for military and law enforcement
As we get closer to the holidays, some people (present company included) are still working on their shopping lists. And if you have a Service Membe...

How To Increase The Lifespan Of A Bulletproof Vest?

How To Increase The Lifespan Of A Bulletproof Vest?
How To Improve The Lifespan Of A Bulletproof Vest? Most people are under the mistaken impression that as long as a bulletproof vest has not been da...

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training
Why Ballistic Vests Should Be Worn During Training The only way police officers can learn how body armor will affect their performance is by wearin...