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How Good is Police Surplus?

Besides our brand-new ProMAX Body Armor, we offer police surplus at a significant savings.

Police Surplus might be used vests in good condition, or, they might be vests that have sat in police inventory for a few years, and are just like-new. Either way, ballistically, they do the job they are supposed to...

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!


In the absence of abuse such as machine washing, or ultraviolet exposure, Aramid ballistic fiber is good for many, many years. However, legally, the Manufacturer's Warranty expires after an arbitrary 5 years. (Could it be that manufacturers want to sell more vests every 5 years???) Police departments (and their insurance companies) go to great lengths to avoid potential lawsuits. So, even though the vests are in an excellent, or like new condition, they are not reissued!

Even though the body armor is still perfectly acceptable, ballistically, according to the NIJ...

“Body armor will frequently be returned to inventory, often as the result of an officer retiring or accepting other employment. Armor may sometimes be removed from service because it no longer fits the individual to whom it was originally issued. Unless the armor shows signs of abuse, it may be reissued to another officer”
...Guide to Police Body Armor, NLECTC

Their loss is your gain, as you get body armor in excellent, to LIKE NEW condition at a substantially discounted price. Even better, you know you are getting a vest that has already been tested and approved for use by a police department.

Police-tested quality at a discount.



Would you like to test-shoot VERY old Police Surplus armor?

If you'd like to test-shoot an older vest to see just how good old armor is, one panel is just $20 ($15 with vest order). It has always stopped 9mm FMJ, and .357 Magnum JSP for us.

NOT SOLD FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY

 

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