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This section has been assembled as an outlet for understanding body armor. While the views in the articles are not necessarily shared by Armor Express, we feel that it is important for the community to have an opportunity to make an informed and solid decision on their body armor.

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Articles:

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What’s New in NIJ 06?
An article covering the latest NIJ standard and some info on the latest products out there that meet it.

 

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Is your body armor junk or a jewel? Understanding The New NIJ Standards
An informative article covering general body armor questions.
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BE SAFE – ARMOR UP!
An article covering the unfortunate number of police officers not wearing their body armor, why, and the newest vests to change this trend.
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New Body Armor Standards Highlight Importance of Wearing Your Shield
With the new NIJ 06 Standards many questions arrise in concerns to vest protection.



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Exterior vests: The new look and feel of body armor
An article covering the growing popularity of external body armor carriers – with some great reader comments.
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30 Things You Need to Know About Body Armor
An article covering questions like: how to wear it, how it works, and how it should fit.
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Our Lighthawk XT Field tested and reviewed by Frank Borelli
The Lighthawk XT went through field testing during a 2-week training course. A great review to read for potential users.



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Do it for YOURSELF
This article covers some of the things officer’s should consider taking into their own hands, such as body armor, physical conditioning, and tool maintenance.
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Do not neglect your body armor! Here’s how to do it right.
An article covering the care, use, and maintanance of your armor. NIJ information.
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New law limits who can buy or wear bulletproof (resistant) vests (in Manitoba)
Starting April 1, individuals caught without a permit could face fines of up to $10,000 and jail time for buying or wearing armor.