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Police Surplus 'Bulletproof' Vests at a Discount

Level II Body Armor Vest - Front
PHOTOs

Police Surplus Body Armor $ 160 & up
See below

In concealable, police-style 'bullet proof' vests (or more correctly bullet-resistant vests) we offer a superb value in Police Surplus vests:  Previously Worn, Refurbished, Like New and Brand-New Condition police contract overruns...

Not "cheap imported vests on sale" but U.S.-made vests that are in good condition, inexpensive, ready to wear, and a great value.   Police Departments are legally obligated to only use vests under warranty with an insurance policy - so even though a 5 year old vest is typically still perfectly serviceable, they are retired.

"Old Armor Tests as Good as New" according to NIJ research on 10 year old USED armor.

We inspect and process all vests very thoroughly:

      1. we inspect all vests to remove heavily worn or damaged vests, (and ensure that there is absolutely no Zylon)
      2. deodorize the ballistic panels with VestGuard
      3. wash the outershell carrier
      4. replace elastic that has lost it's snap

We grade the condition according to the chart below, and back it up with our "Bullet-proof" Satisfaction Guarantee

Our bottom line is - is if would not be happy wearing the vest ourselves, we won't sell it for Body Armor - it goes into the "test shooting" pile.

  • Other companies refurbish used vests by mass-producing cloth carrier outershells that don't properly fit the Kevlar vest panels. You can see an extra 1" or 2", or more, of excess cloth material for the Kevlar to slide around in!

  • We only ship vests with carriers that will hold your vest securely
  •  NIJ 01.01.03 or 0101.05 or .06 Standard Level, II

  • FULL-wrap side protection (unless requested otherwise).

  • For $20, you can add a Soft Aramid Blunt Trauma Pad

Made in the USA

...or occasionally Canada


Pricing

Too Many Choices? - Just get your measurements and CALL US!
We are happy to explain the pros and cons of the options.

Vests come complete, ready to wear.
We do recommend adding a Blunt Trauma Pad for $ 20, see below.
Option 1 - Used, Very Good Condition Level II

Previously Worn vests that we have carefully inspected, cleaned and deodorized.

 

Our standard for approval is - would we be happy wearing this vest personally in the line of fire.

 

Any worn-out elastic is replaced so the vest is entirely serviceable.

  • 2006 and Later Production


  • First Choice 100% Twaron Aramid Vests - VERY flexible, comfortable, and concealable


  • only 5mm thick!


  • mostly Light Blue - lighter than Navy


  • Female vests available

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of Sizes Available

$150
Short Lengths
$180
Regular Lengths
$210

Tall Lengths

$240

Extra-Tall Lengths
3-XL Reg. Length

$270
DOUBLE-Extra-Tall Lengths
3-XL Extra-Tall

Carrier Options

Add $40
Black Nylon Outer Carrier
  • Ideal for exterior wear
  • Grommets for Badge Pin
  • Velcro Front & Back for POLICE patch
Add $10

For White, Grey, or Dark Navy Blue

Limited quantities.


Add $60

     Like-New

We have a small number of Police Surplus vests that were issued but have seen little or no wear.

Hard to tell they're not brand-new.

Limited Sizes Available
Option 2 - Used, Very Good Condition Level II PLUS

We have doubled up two Level II vests, to give Level II PLUS protection

  • ~9mm thick after we double up two 4.5mm thick ballistic panels (on both the Front and Back)

  • not suitable for concealing under light clothing but a very cost-effective backup vest or home defense vest

  • 2001 - 2005 Production

  • PACA KGS (Kevlar, GoldFlex, Spectra) vests - very flexible

  • mostly Light Blue - lighter than Navy

  • Female vests available

Lots of Sizes Available

$150
Short Lengths
$180
Regular Lengths
$210

Tall Lengths

$240

Extra-Tall Lengths
3-XL Reg. Length

$270
DOUBLE-Extra-Tall Lengths
3-XL Extra-Tall

Add $10

For White, or Dark Navy Blue

(limited quantities)

Option 3 - Level II Refurbished Inside and Out

Refurbished Police Surplus  Vest

Previously Worn vests Inspected & Refurbished at the Factory

New nylon cover to the ballistic panels and a new outershell carrier to look Like-New

Black Black     

 White

  • 100% Twaron Aramid Vests - VERY flexible, comfortable, and concealable

  • Other companies refurbish used vests by mass-producing cloth carrier outershells that don't properly fit the Kevlar vest panels. You will see an extra 2", or more, of excess cloth material for the Kevlar to slide around in!

  • We only ship vests with carriers that will hold your vest securely.

Medium to XXL Available

$220

M - XL
Regular Lengths

$250

Tall Lengths or
XXL Regular

$280

XXL Tall

Option 4 - Late Model Used, Very Good Condition Level II

Lightly Worn vests that we have carefully inspected, cleaned and deodorized.

  • 2011 Point Blank Production

  • mostly Light Blue - lighter than Navy

Limited Sizes Available

$220

Regular Lengths

Option 5 - Brand-New Condition Level II
Unused 2007 Safariland Contract Overruns
$220
XL Short ONLY

Test Panels

NOT FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY

Heavily Worn or Damaged

If we would not be comfortable wearing a used vest for our personal protection, we sell the panels for test shooting.

One ballistic panel, no carrier, and NOT usable as a vest.


NOT FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY

$ 20 for 1 panel (half vest, no carrier))

$ 15 to add a test panel to any order for a vest, plate or helmet

You need to have a suitable backstop for the vest to test properly. A concrete wall is too hard for a valid test, and can make a good vest fail. Swinging free in the air can let a bad vest pass.

So a punching bag or other semi-soft backstop is ideal for "field expedient" testing.


HOW TO ORDER

  1. Get your measurements, and then call us, and tell us what you want.
  2. We will check on vests to fit you – and your budget – out of our inventory.
  3. We will describe the vest(s) we are offering to you in detail before you confirm your order: size, brand, model, color, weight, condition, etc., etc.

 

We are happy to tell you exactly what brands and models we have in stock that will be an excellent fit for you


Upgrade Options

Sweat-Wicking Undershirts

The special CooMax® fabric wicks sweat away three times faster than cotton. So sweat evaporates faster, and you stay a little cooler -and a lot drier - under your vest. Plus, you don't have to wash your vest as often...

 White  White    
Black  Black
  LIGHT BLUE
$ 10 & up

Ballistic Soft Trauma Packs / Plates

A bullet stopped by the vest still hits like a sledgehammer causing injury
– 5" by 8" of extra protection for the middle of your chest...

Police Surplus
Looks Like New

$20
Ballistic Soft Trauma Pack

Panels for Test Shooting

If you would like to see how well armor works, nothing beats inspiring confidence like shooting one yourself.

A ballistic panel (half vest) that did not meet our strict standards for Police Surplus vests. Not to be relied on for protection of life, but great for test shooting.

You need to have a suitable backstop for the vest to test properly. A concrete wall is too hard for a valid test, and can make a good vest fail. Swinging free in the air can let a bad vest pass. So a punching bag or other semi-soft backstop is ideal for "field expedient" testing.

 

$15

With Vest Order


TEST PANELS NOT FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY


Regular Length or Extra-Long?
Our Bullet proof Vests PHOTOS show the difference.

How Good is Police Surplus?

Old Armor Tests as Good as New
– NIJ Research

If you would like a fax copy of this NIJ Research Report, just let us know when you call to order.

“NIJ tests failed to demonstrate any significant differences in 10-year-old armor, regardless of the extent of use or apparent physical condition”

“The warranty exists solely to limit the manufacturer's liability on the product and is not a reflection of the anticipated service life of the product.”

...Guide to Police Body Armor, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)


To see for ourselves, we held the

11-Year-Old Vest Shootout

11-Year-Old Vest - Front    11-Year-Old Vest - Back
PHOTOS

We shot an 11-Year-Old, Level II Vest with four, 9 mm FMJ rounds, plus 00 Buckshot, from 24" (61 cm).

The deepest penetration was not even halfway through!

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