When it comes to keeping yourself safe, sometimes you want additional security paired with your self-defense tools like pepper spray, stun guns, or knives. For optimal security, bulletproof gear may be a smart option. With the concern and risk of armed robbers and active shooters, being prepared and protected is an ideal choice.
The Home Security Superstore carries a wide selection of various ballistic gear to meet your safety needs. From bulletproof vests to bulletproof backpacks, we have a variety of options for the level of protection that you need. If you frequently travel alone where your safety is at risk, this protective gear may be the best option for you.
What Is Bulletproof Gear?
Bulletproof gear is a variety of protective gear designed for protecting you from bullets and other projectiles. It’s commonly used by law enforcement and the military, but it’s also available for civilian use. The gear comes in many forms, and can either be worn or used to reinforce items you carry.
How Does Ballistic Gear Work?
The protective gear is made with materials that can withstand a certain degree of impact from bullets and projectiles. This is done either by adding reinforcement under your clothes, or to any bag you may be carrying. The armor and plating absorbs and disperses the impact of a projectile, and helps to prevent it from penetrating and causing severe injuries. Ideally, it should minimize the damage you take, though it won’t stop damage entirely.
What Kind of Bullets Can Bulletproof Gear Protect Me From?
The protection level of bulletproof gear determines what kind of projectiles it can take, so it varies. There are multiple levels for protective gear, ranging from low protection to high protection from different ballistics. The levels are IIIA, III, III+, and IV. The lowest level, IIIA, can withstand common handgun rounds like 9mm and .45 ACP. IV is the highest round, and can provide protection from rifle rounds like 5.56x45 M855 and .30-06 M2 AP.
Is Bulletproof Gear Legal?
In regards to civilian use, ballistic gear is legal depending on where you live. Some states, countries, and local jurisdictions restrict or prohibit the use or purchase of bulletproof gear. Before you plan to make a purchase, always check with your local laws and regulations to ensure it’s legal.
What Materials Are Used for Bulletproof Gear?
Bulletproof gear is made with high-quality materials that are built to take heavy impacts from projectiles. Materials like Kevlar, Dyneema, and ceramics can be used to make protective gear. Their energy-absorbing properties make them ideal materials for bulletproof items.
How Heavy Is Bulletproof Gear?
The weight of bulletproof gear is determined by the materials used, the design, and the level of protection it provides. Lighter gear can weigh around 3 to 5 pounds, while higher-level gear can weigh up to 10 to 15 pounds.
Types of Ballistic Gear
The Home Security Superstore has a selection of different types of bulletproof gear available, all varying in their level of protection.
- Bulletproof Body Armor - Armor pieces can be a ballistic hard plate that rests under your shirt, or something like a bulletproof vest with the plating built in.
- Bulletproof Inserts - Inserts are plating that can be slipped into bags, clothing, and other items you keep on your person.
- Bulletproof Backpacks - These are reinforced backpacks that can help protect you from projectiles from behind.