Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Answers

DO I NEED A PERMIT OR LICENSE TO OWN OR WEAR BODY ARMOR?
NO. Body armor is a perfectly legal product, designed for defense and there are no restrictions to prevent you from purchasing, owning or wearing it. There are severe criminal penalties if you commit a crime while wearing body armor.
*Buyer has a duty to check all their local, state, and federal laws pertaining to body armor. Persons with felony convictions are prohibited from possession of ballistic armor.

WHAT THREAT LEVEL VEST SHOULD I CHOOSE?
All body armor is divided into different threat levels: threat level 2A; threat level 2; threat level 3A. All levels are concealable and are commonly worn by police officers. The bullets the vests will stop depends on which threat level you wear. See ballistic chart for a complete listing. Threat levels 2A, 2, 3A vests are designed to stop most bullets shot by handguns commonly carried by today’s criminals. Please refer to ballistic chart. In choosing a vest, the higher threat level vest will provide you with protection from faster velocity handgun bullet loads. All threat levels (2A,2,3A) vests are designed to stop bullets fired from handguns and “oo buckshot” from a twelve gauge shotgun. They are not designed to stop bullets fired from rifles and high powered rifles.

HOW MUCH DOES BODY ARMOR WEIGH AND IS IT COMFORTABLE?
Today’s body armor is comfortable and wearable. Think of it as buying a pair of shoes. For the first few times you feel them, but after a few days you don’t even realize you’re wearing them. It’s the same with body armor. A level 2 vest weighs 3lbs., level 3A weighs 4 lbs.