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Police Surplus 'Bulletproof' Vests at a Discount

Level II Body Armor Vest - Front

Police Surplus Body Armor $ 190 & 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, or Refurbished to look Like-New, police vests.

Not "cheap imported vests on sale", NOT made in China, but quality 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.

The Wound Channel on YouTube hit one of our older Level II Police Surplus vests with a Level 3-A sub-machine-gun - 9mm at over 1,400 fps. Still no penetration, even though Level II is not rated for this threat!

We inspect and process all vests very thoroughly, we:

      1. 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

...and back it up with our "Bullet-proof" Satisfaction Guarantee

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

Made in the USA

...or occasionally Canada


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 an optional Blunt Trauma Pad for $ 20
Option 1 - Level 3A Used, Good Condition
Premium Aramid Second Chance Monarch Summit Vests

The Second Chance Monarch Summit is an expensive, premium vest, only 7.5mm thick in Level 3-A.

We have a huge discount for these Previously Worn vests that we have carefully inspected, cleaned and deodorized.

We pull out any vests with excessive wear.  
Our standard is - would we be perfectly happy wearing this vest personally in the line of fire.

Worn-out elastic is replaced so the vest is entirely serviceable.


  • 2006 - 2009 Production

  • Second Chance Monarch Summit, 100% woven Aramid Vests with the Apex Outershell Carrier

  • only 7.5 mm thick!

  • only 4 to 5 lb. depending on size

  • Premium Aramid - very flexible, comfortable, and concealable

  • mostly Dark Navy Blue and some White

  • 5" by 8" Trauma Plate Pocket built-in

  • most come without shirt-tails

3A Second Chance Monarch Summit  Vest

Large to 2-XL Sizes

Sorry - no Small or Medium

$ 249
Option 2 - Level II Refurbished Inside and Out

Previously Worn vests Inspected & Refurbished at the Factory

New nylon cover to the ballistic panels and a new outershell carrier (now upgraded with a sweat-wicking Coolmax liner)

Looks like a Brand-New vest (we have to note on the label for you to know it is Police Surplus)

Black Black       White

  • we recommend the thinner Level II vests when concealing the armor under light clothing is a priority

  • 100% woven aramid vests - VERY flexible, comfortable, and concealable

  • ~ 6 mm thickness - these vests are made to exceed Level II ballistic standards, so a little bit thicker than most Level II vests

  • Large Regular is 4.4 lb. / 2 kg.

Refurbished Police Surplus  Vest


$ 219

Small to XXL
Regular Lengths

$ 239

Medium to XXL
Tall Lengths

Panels for Test Shooting


Heavily Worn or Damaged

If we would not be 100% comfortable wearing a used vest for our personal protection, we sell the panels for test shooting.

One stripped down ballistic panel, NO carrier, and NOT usable as a vest.

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

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.

$ 25

for 1 panel (half vest, no carrier)





  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
$ 13

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...
$ 25
$20 when ordered with vest
Uniform Shirt External Carrier Upgrade Option

Uniform Shirt External Carrier -  Traditional
Traditional Style
with Open Slit Lower Pockets

$ 90

$ 70
Special with Police Surplus Vest purchase
Dark Navy Blue
In-Stock Sizes Only

Uniform Shirt External Carrier -  Dress Shirt
Dress Shirt Style
with Zip Pockets hidden behind the Centerline

$ 95

Color Choices:
  • Black - Stocked

  • Brown
  • Spruce Green
  • Gray
  • White
  • Dark Navy Blue

  • Light Blue
  • French Blue
  • Bright Blue

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 copy of this NIJ Research Report, just email

“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

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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