How to Choose Your Bulletproof Vest: When choosing a bulletproof vest doubt to arise as the size, the model, weight, brand or price.
To begin, we will talk about the levels of protection of the bulletproof vests. To select the most appropriate level of security, we must study each case in particular: the weaponry of the person wearing the jacket and his companions, since they are also a threat and the type of operations that it faces. There are usually four levels of protection. At the ends, level I can prevent the passage of projectiles caliber 22 and 38 unique, while level IV blocks projectiles from assault rifles. Outside of war zones and especially within cities, it is recommended to use level IIIA.
The size of a bulletproof vest is essential: it has to fit like a second skin, without gaps, to be active and allow at the same time to perform any action and movement. Its use is continuous, there are professionals who wear it for hours, so comfort is essential. It is also recommended that the coverage of the vests include the sides. The size of each user varies according to the height and chest and waist measurements.
How to Choose Your Bulletproof Vest
On the other hand, the expiration of a bulletproof vest lasts up to 10 years. However, it depends on the manufacturer, and it is a fact to take into account when choosing your jacket. The expiration date of a vest does not mean that the vest loses its properties. It means that the civil liability insurance that accompanies each garment ceases to be received after the date stipulated by the manufacturer: if a vest fails in any operation, the manufacturer reimburses the affected party with millions. The expiration of a jacket is directly related to the qualities of the materials with which it is made. These lose properties and therefore their effectiveness/effectiveness of stop decreases depending on the environmental conditions in which it is maintained. These materials are deteriorated in humid conditions, extremes of cold/heat and with time. The lack of use of the vests means that many bodies and security forces, in many cases, leave the jacket in the trunk of the patrol car or stored in any way. From SHOKE we recommend keeping the vest in the best conditions to avoid deterioration of the materials of the same.
Something fundamental to keep in mind is that the bulletproof vest cannot be washed. Only the cover is washable. Usually (in SHOKE we do this) the garments are sold with a spare case and carrying bag. The lower part of the vest should be at the level of the navel. It is essential when the front ballistic panel is reinserted into the cover after washing, that it is facing outward. Manufacturers warn with labeling the surface of the vest that should be glued to the body. Otherwise, the vest loses its effectiveness.
In SHOKE we advise you as best as possible when choosing your bulletproof vest.
- Bulletproof vest Rabintex Interior Level IIIA mod. KNIGHTEX is a flexible, thin and comfortable vest.
- Ballistic level of protection: IIIA – Ballistic package manufactured with ARTEC, ultra flexible, a cover of ballistic inserts heat-sealed, resistant to water and ultraviolet rays.
- Bullet panel total thickness: 5mm
- Includes side protection.
- Weight: 1,6kg.
- Includes cover, replacement case and carrying bag.
- Special internal fabric with the ability to absorb sweat and body heat.
- Certificate of guarantee 10 years for ballistic panels
Bulletproof vest Rabintex Interior level IIIA mod. Quartet:
- Ballistic level of protection: IIIA
- Ballistic package manufactured with ARTEC, flexible, thermo-sealed ballistic inserts resistant to water and ultraviolet rays.
- The total thickness of the ballistic panel: 6mm
Minimum protection area: –
- Rear surface: 0.150m.
- Front surface: 0.130m.
- Total protection surface: 0.280m.
- Includes lateral protection.
- Weight: 1.7Kg.
- Certificate of guarantee ten years for the ballistic panels.
- Certificate of liability insurance of 10,000,000 US $.
Bulletproof vest Sioen Interior level IIIA mod SK1-6: it is the evolution of the SK1-5 model developed by ABA. The new model is still lighter and more flexible than its predecessor, but with superior features.
The level of ballistic protection is the SK1 of the German Standard, much higher than the 3A of the NIJ and much more in line with European needs.
- Optional KR2 level Slow down protection panel certified by HOSDB.
- Greater lateral protection, greater protection surface, and a curved profile to improve the discretion.
- Anti-trauma plate pocket integrated into both ballistic packages.
- Outer cover with four adjustment points.
- Soldier ballistic packages.
- 10-year anti-aggression guarantee.