Tag Archives: body armor

PE Class with AR500 Armor, Physics not Physical

There is a universal truth to armor. It sucks to wear. The materials capable of stopping a bullet or shrapnel impact and imposing it between you and that potentially lethal puncture/energy transfer usually carry the characteristic: HEAVY. The affordable steel plates that AR500 Armor is known for weigh 8lbs each. Combine that with necessary trauma padding or soft armor and a …

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Soft Armor, Harder Target

Plate carriers are useful items. They place life saving ballistic protection between you and direct hits from incoming gunfire to your core. It carries your gear, spare ammunition, and medical supplies. Stopping an otherwise debilitating or lethal hit allows you another chance to move, to get cover, to return fire. It allows you to stay in the fight. But unless …

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On Armored Threats

From Travis Pike and Keith Finch The tragedy in Texas was an abhorrent event that should have never happened, but it did. The small community is still healing. We’d be remiss however  if we didn’t take time to learn lessons from this tragedy and use these lessons to help minimize future tragedies. Dust it off, stow your anger, put your …

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Dallas Police Attack, Misinformation and Looking Forward.

Every time a criminal breaks the existing laws the public and more so the politicians look for a way to prevent further tragedy. The recent events in Dallas that resulted in the death of 5 officers and even more left wounded showed the country exactly how much damage might be done by a single person who is willing to break …

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AT Armor S.T.O.P Body Armor Review

After the events that occurred in San Berdino the other day, we decided to move some reviews around and push this one to the top. Armor plates for years have been something you bought if your department allowed you to, you are in a militia, or you wanted that cool guy factor at a class. It was not super common …

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AR500 Armor Ballistic Testing

  Over the last few months we have been wearing, using and preparing reviews for the AR500 Armor® that we received. We published one, not to long ago, about the basics of the armor as well as proper fit, which you can read here: Basics on Body Armor When I first started looking at these plates I was approached by a …

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The Basics of Body Armor

AR500 armor is a company that focuses on making body armor affordable for the average person. In addition to making affordable gear they have been working hard to make people aware of the legality of body armor. To be clear there is no rules prohibiting you from owning body armor. While it is not inexpensive the cost is much lower …

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