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BODY ARMOR, personal armor, suits of armour or coats of armour all refer to protective clothing, designed to absorb and/or deflect slashing, bludgeoning and penetrating attacks by weapons. It was historically used to protect military personnel, whereas today, it is also used to protect various types of police (riot police in particular), private citizens, private security guards or bodyguards. Today there are two main types: regular non-plated personal armor (used by the people mentioned above, except combat soldiers) and hard-plate reinforced personal armor, which is used by combat soldiers, police tactical units, private citizens, and hostage rescue teams.

A ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest, often called a BULLETPROOF VEST, is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact and reduce or stop penetration to the body from firearm-fired projectiles- and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made of many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can protect the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles, and small fragments from explosives such as hand grenades.

CLASSIFICATION: There are various mandatory tests which items must pass before they can be classified as bullet-resistant. These tests specify the detailed characteristics of bullets which the material or object must be resistant to. For example, the United States National Institute of Justice standard 0104.04 for bullet-resistant vests specifies that a Type II vest must not deform clay representing the wearer's body when hit by an 8.0 g (124 gr) 9 mm caliber round nosed full-metal jacket bullet travelling at up to 358 m/s (1175 ft/s); but a Type IIIA vest is needed for protection against the same bullet travelling at up to 427 m/s (1400 ft/s). In both cases, the vest is not required to protect against a second hit within 51 mm (2 inches) of the first.

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  • Active Violence Solutions Bulletproof Covert Condor Venture Backpack- NIJ Level IIIA Protection: US$270.
  • Active Violence Solutions - since 2018. "Bulletproof Backpacks & School Products."
  • Bullet Blocker Scout Backpack: US$180.
  • Bullet Blocker - since 2007. "Prepare | Protect | Prevent." Backpacks.
  • Bullet Blocker Leather Flap Briefcase: US$1,100.
  • Bullet Blocker - since 2007. "Prepare | Protect | Prevent." Briefcases.
  • Bulletproof Zone Guard Dog Proshield Pro Level IIIA Bulletproof Backpack: US$189.99.
  • Bulletproof Zone - since 2017. "Bulletproof Bags and Backpacks are specially crafted to provide similar levels of protection as Bulletproof Vests but in an inconspicuous form factor to keep yourself protected no matter where you go. Level IIIA ballistic panels are integrated into the bag or backpack's lining allowing you to use it as a form of mobile cover should you find yourself in an active shooter situation. Separate backpack ballistic panels can also be used with any existing backpack you may already own as well as regular backpacks that we offer."
  • Guardian Gear Bulletproof Backpack Model 3003 with Level IIIA Front and Rear Armor Compartments: US$159.95.
  • Guardian Gear - since 2005. "These days, you never know what can happen so be prepared. In case of emergency, a bullet proof backpack could save your life or someone else’s."
  • Premier Body Armor Level IIIA 5.11 Backpack Panel - since 2016.
  • Sentry Shield USA Level IIIA Bulletproof Backpack Insert - since 2018. "Protect what matters most with the SentryShield Level IIIA Bulletproof Backpack Insert. We’ve got the backs of those who have your heart."
  • Talos Ballistics NIJ IIIA Bulletproof Cyclone Spinner Backpack: US$290.
  • Talos Ballistics - since 2016. "Talos Ballistic Bulletproof Backpacks rate at the NIJ IIIA ballistic protection level. This protecting rating is generally the highest-level protection given to soft body armor. Panels with this rating also supply the best blunt trauma protection. The NIJ IIIA rating is believed to be the best choice for very high-risk situations. It will protect the wearer from many unsuspected unusual and unusual threats. The panels in these backpacks are flexible, discrete, and light. They are designed so you can easily use as an everyday safety precaution."
  • Tuffy Packs Travel Pack (Blue): US$179.
  • Tuffy Packs - since 2005. "Our ballistic shields when inserted into backpacks, briefcases or computer bags will stop up to a Level IIIA ballistic threat."
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  • Active Violence Solutions Bulletproof MA-1 Style Flight Jacket- NIJ Level IIIA Protection: US$750.00 - US$1,050.00.
  • Active Violence Solutions - since 2018. "AVS is an online retailer of bulletproof products and barricading devices. We provide training to public and private organizations on violence prevention." 69% of Active Attacker incidents are over in 5 minutes or less. 60% of the time, the tragedy is over before the police arrive. Bulletproof clothing, bulletproof backpacks, bulletproof office accessories, incapacitating devices.
  • Aspetto Ballistic Suit Level IIIA: US$5,000.
  • Aspetto - since 2008. "Subtly Combine Style with Personal Protection." Aspetto is not just concerned with making fine clothing for the ambitious men of the world, but is also serious about your safety. As creator of the lightest, strongest ballistic clothing in the world, Aspetto transforms the luxurious, bespoke Aspetto suits you have come to love into America’s toughest bulletproof suit with IIIA ballistic material.
  • BIJAN - since 1976. Bulletproof lined jackets, and much more.
  • BladeRunner Bullet Proof Press Jacket with Neck & Groin Protection: £720.
  • BladeRunner - since 2007. "Bullet-Proof Clothing | Ballistic Clothing." Bladerunner stock a wide range of Bullet-Proof Clothing, including ballistic jackets, bullet-proof vests, waistcoats and plates with up to level IV ballistic protection. Our ballistic clothing is ideal for security staff, undercover police, press or simply those who want the reassurance that our bullet-proof clothing provides.
  • BulletBlocker NIJ IIIA Bulletproof Wool Topcoat: US$1,100.
  • BULLET BLOCKER - since 2007. "Stylish Bulletproof Clothing." An American company. Prepare. Protect. Prevent.
  • Bulletproof Zone Israel Catalog NIJ LEVEL IIIA Black Bullettptoof Suit Jacket: US$599.99.
  • Bulletproof Zone - since 2017. "Bulletproof Zone offers top quality Bulletproof Clothing and features different styles of wear or concealment but with the same, or even higher, levels of bullet proof or stab proof protection than typical ballistic body armor. At Bulletproof Zone, we partner with quality brands like BulletBlocker, MC Armor, Talos Ballistics, Israel Catalog, Tread Armament, and Wonder Hoodie to ensure you have access to only the highest quality Bulletproof Clothing, Bulletproof Vests, Custom Armor and other Ballistic Body Armor."
  • EnGarde Executive vest, weighs 2.5 kg & offers the wearer optimal NIJ Level IIIA protection.
  • Engarde - since 2003. "A company specializing in state-of-the-art body armor products." Leading manufacturer of high quality body armor used by military, law enforcement and civilian security services around the world. Body armor, helmets, hard armor inserts, bulletproof vests, concealable body armor, tactical body armor, vests, ballistic armor.
  • Garrison Bespoke: the bulletproof three-piece suit.
  • Garrison Bespoke - since 2008. "Toronto's Best Custom Suit Tailors." Offers bulletproof three-piece suit lined with several ultrathin sheets of carbon nanotube material that can stop a bullet or blade. The suit is built to order and starts at C$20,000.
  • Israel-Catalog.com Lightweight Bulletproof Flight Jacket - Level III-A: US$599.
  • Israel-Catalog.com - "The best Israel has to offer." Lightweight bulletproof flight jacket - level III-A. Designed especially for undercover work: businessmen, detectives, bodyguards, and others to provide maximum ballistic protection.
  • Men's anti-ballistic (bulletproof) polo shirt.
  • MEN'S BULLETPROOF POLO SHIRT - by Miguel Caballero: US$3,475.00.
  • Bulletproof clothing: Bogotá's bulletproof tailor - Colombian tailor Miguel Caballero: 'The Armani of armor'.
  • MIGUEL CABALLERO - since 1992. "The Armani of armor." Exclusive bulletproof fashion apparel.
  • Premier Body Armor Bulletproof Vests - since 2016.
  • Safariland F1 Covert Shirt Carrier.
  • Safariland body ARMOR - since 1964. "Engineered and designed to maximize both ballistic performance and human performance. Every piece in this line has been re-invented and purpose-built for unprecedented protection, comfort and modularity." Body armor has come of age.
  • SafeGuard ARMOR Hybrid Concealable Body Armor: US$401.
  • SafeGuard ARMOR - since 2006. "Protection Personified. Body Armor | Kevlar Body Armor." Affordable Bullet Proof Body Armor From SafeGuard ARMOR, Solutions For Both Military, Security & Civilian Applications, Next Day Delivery Available Worldwide!
  • SafeGuard Clothing Female Coolmax Ballistic Level: NIJ Level II, Edged Blade Level: Level 1: US$230.
  • SafeGuard Clothing - "The Perfect Civilian Body Armor Design." Globally trusted retailer of high quality body armor. All of the protective panels featured in the body armor offered by SafeGuard Clothing consist of 100% DuPont Kevlar.
  • Diamond Armor by SuitArt.
  • Suitart - Diamond Armor. The most expensive custom tailored suit in the world: CHF2.8 million/US$3.2 million. This individual item is the result of the synergy of luxury, technology and art. Characterized by technical refinements the suit will be custom tailored for the customer. The suit is waterproof due to nano-technological sealing, bulletproof (certified by NATO standards) and equipped with an active cooling system. The lining shows an artwork, which was prominently featured in the Hollywood blockbuster "This Means War". Additionally, the Diamond Armor is graced with 880 black diamonds decorating the buttons and the lapel.
  • Talos Ballistics NIJ IIIA Bulletproof Kodiak Farm Coat: US$930.
  • Talos Ballistics - since 2016. " Talos Ballistics is committed to providing the latest in bulletproof clothing, body armor, tactical gear and custom NIJ IIIA bulletproof solutions to people and animals in need of unfaltering personal protection. The Talos Ballistics team specializes in custom protective clothing and innovative NIJ IIIA bullet-resistant equipment. With over 30 years of experience in the law enforcement and government markets, we are committed to providing the newest ballistics available while concentrating on the individual wearer to ensure an ideal level of concealable, comfortable protection that meets NIJ IIIA standards."
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