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Posted on April 16, 2014

April 2014

Few items in a cop’s arsenal are as poorly understood as body armor. We all call them “bulletproof vests,” but the truth is that no vest is truly bulletproof, just bullet-resistant. And some vests are more bullet-resistant than others. But stopping bullets is only half of the story. Vests also need to disperse blunt trauma. If the vest stops the round, but your sternum gets pushed clear back to your spine, the fact that it stopped the bullet probably won’t matter. Finally, they have to be comfortable. The toughest vest in the world is useless if no one is willing to wear it.  For complete article, click here:  http://www.tactical-life.com/magazines/guns-and-weapons/guns-weapons-for-law-enforcement-april-2014/next-gen-body-armor/