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Body Armor, Kevlar Helmets, Kevlar

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Looks like the body armor section is growing here.  I have limited quantities of most of the items listed here.  As usual, we are willing to take trades on body armor and are currently looking for Interceptor armor in size large and extra large, SAPI plates in any sizes, PASGT armor and RBA in large and extra large.  No export on level III armor unless it is considered surplus (must be used and out of warranty).  

I have personally tested PASGT armor and found that it will perform to NIJ level IIA under nearly all circumstances although the NIJ WILL NOT rate any front opening vest like the PASGT.   Thus, all of the armor sold here is sold as-is without any ballistic warranty unless stated otherwise.   Likewise, the helmets sold here are very much the real thing, but for liability reasons, are sold with no express or implied warranty.   That said, none of the vests have been damaged, demilled, or decommissioned in a way that would reduce their effectiveness.   Kevlar and ballistic nylon do degrade with wear and age, but the effects of this are largely unknown and unpredictable.   Still, used body armor makes an excellent choice for the survivor on a budget.   

For more information about NIJ standards and body armor in general, click here.  

For information on our own tests of military surplus body armor, CLICK HERE

 

Body armor.  This is an old ABA vest that came from a police academy several years ago.  There is no trauma plate and the elastic bands have lost some tension, but the panels are intact.  I had originally gotten several of these vests and this is the last of this type.  The markings on the back of the panels are faded out, but all of the others in this type in the batch were either level II or IIA.  I shot one with a 9mm and it stopped it fine.  There is no ballistic warranty and this was used as a range safety vest, not a duty vest.   It will still serve this purpose (worn over other clothing) or you can make a concealment carrier for it.  Sold as-is, but it is definitely a good cost effective option for those who cannot afford $400 for a comparable new vest or want a spare to leave in the bugout bag.  Designed to be worn under other clothing. 

SOLD OUT

                                                US military issue PASGT Kevlar helmet.  

Reconditioned where necessary with new cover, headband and chinstrap.  The shell has been inspected for damage and minor repairs made if necessary.  Most of the shells were in excellent condition to begin with.    

Also available:   Brand new level III protection helmets with  optional  face shield assembly now available.   The brand new helmets come in the natural painted OD color, and improved suspension system.   Brand new helmets come with ballistic warranty,  the surplus ones do not.  

$surplus units sold out

BRAND NEW, LEVEL IIIA protection upgrade helmets available 

  LEVEL IIIA
       Price: $340.00

  Face Shield
Upgrade
       Price: $150.00

S&H: $15.00

 

 

 

Frag vest, Appears as new and apparently Canadian issue.   Size Medium.  Marked "PSTI on the reverse.  Seems comparable to the PASGT in thickness and construction.  

SOLD
German "Fleck" pattern vest. 

Appears to be size large.  The vest is lighter than A PASGT and quite flexible.  Unknown level of protection.  The front is solid as this is a side opening vest.   I am told that performance is near that of NIJ level IIA.  A reader reports that the main panels stopped 9mm ball at close range in his tests.   Performance against other IIA threats is unknown and can vary according to age and condition.   The camo pattern is the best color blend to commercially available "Realtree" camo found at chain stores.  

$others sold out

Also, one halfway trashed Medium used in our ballistic tests -$35 shipped.

Lower torso body armor.  Size medium.

AKA, "The Diaper".  Commonly issued to aircrew and airmobile units late in the Vietnam war up to Desert Storm.  This is one of the rarest elements of the PASGT armor system.   Fits size 34 waist.  

$50
The tried and true PASGT armor in use by the US military since the 1980s.  Engineered to be compatible with all load bearing vests and harness systems in use by the US military.  Provides excellent protection against fragment and some protection against small arms fire (handgun, shotgun and subgun rounds, but NOT rifle fire) but lacks blunt trauma protection.  

I have personally tested some fairly trashed samples of PASGT armor and found that they perform quite well against nearly all handgun rounds but lack much in the way of blunt trauma protection.  .44 magnum did not penetrate, but hit with such force that it was obvious such a hit would probably be fatal anyway.  ALL centerfire rifle rounds we tested zipped right through both sides of the vest we used in the evaluation.  Usually worn over other clothing. 

Prices based on condition and size

Extra large - $210, Excellent condition

(several available)

USGI CVC armor.  

This armor was specifically engineered for armor crew members who need a lighter and more compact vest than the PASGT.   It is of a more conventional "police" design but without the "shirt tails".   Note that this armor is generally sized a tad short and extends only about to the belly button on most people.  Reason being that most armor crewmen only expose their upper torso outside the vehicle.   Protection level is unknown.  This armor can be worn under other clothing.   Tankers will generally wear it over the CVC suit and under the jacket.  For security and civilian wear, put it on between a T-shirt and normal clothing. 

SOLD OUT
Executive vest

In today's troubled times, we are seeing an increase in attacks upon executives around the world. Execuvest - a lightweight, custom-made vest that combines full front, back, and side ballistic protection with stylish good looks. Used by major corporation executives and government officials, this comfortable and virtually undetectable garment is ideal for travel in troubled areas. False button front, two watch pockets; available in smart looking fabrics. Removable ballistic panels allow you to order extra outer shells to keep your wardrobe coordinated. 

A10A: Execuvest IIIA

Price: $635.00
S&H:  $15.00

Ideal for travel
in troubled areas!

NEW WITH FULL WARRANTY, NOT SURPLUS
T-SHIRT BALLISTIC ARMOR
Comfortable, cool, cost effective.


"T-Shirt" Armor Series is the ultimate in cool, concealable protection. The carrier garment is a sleeveless, scoop-neck undershirt constructed of durable yet lightweight micro mesh nylon. The ballistic inserts are made of 100% Dupond KevlarŪ 129 HT and both the front and back panels are reinforced with five inch wide center strip of SPBA's remarkable, patented Poly Trauma Reduction System (PTRS). A 6"x 8" sternum plate is included with every T-Shirt vest. National Institute of Justice certified.

NEW WITH FULL WARRANTY, NOT SURPLUS

A11: Level IIA (Contour)
Price: $330.00
S&H: $15.00

COMPLETE COVERAGE
A11A: Level IIA 
Price:  $385.00

A12A: Level II 
Price:  $440.00

A13A: Level IIIA
Price:  $ 495.00

S&H: $15.00 ea

A3: CONCEALABLE BODY ARMOR, LEVEL IIA

A standard coverage police type vest, no side protection, standard straps.  For normal duty wear and protection.  This is a good fair choice for the survivor looking for an all around vest for use in most circumstances.   
Color: Navy Blue
Size: SM - XXLG
(NIJ 0101.03 Certified).
Standard Coverage. Includes 5"x 8" Flexible Trauma Plate.
Stops 38, .357 Magnum & 9mm Pistol.
State size when ordering.
 

$290.00   S&H: $15.00
A6, A8: COMPLETE COVERAGE
WITH SIDE PROTECTION,
LEVEL IIA and Level IIIA

Color: Navy Blue Size: SM - XXLG (NIJ 0101.03 Certified).
Includes 5"x 8" Flexible Trauma 
Plate. 

Level IIIA Stops 9mm, 124 gr. FMJ  at 1400 fps (10" barrel), .44 Magnum, 240 gr. SWC at 1400 fps (6" barrel).

State size when ordering.
NEW WITH FULL WARRANTY, NOT SURPLUS

A6 Level IIA: $335.00

A8 Level IIIA $395.00

NEW WITH FULL WARRANTY, NOT SURPLUS

 

S&H: $15.00

ASB: LEVEL II COMPLETE COVERAGE STAB/BALLISTIC
Ballistic vest that also shields the vital kill zone from knives and sharp objects. Available in White, Tan, Navy Blue and Black. Special Order. Allow 4 weeks for completion. 

These vests have a full front and rear tail for tucking in (the guy in the picture is wearing it this way for demonstration purposes only).   Full Level II protection is better than IIA, but not quite as bullet protective as IIIA.  However, the more complex construction of this vest makes it more protective against stabbing attacks, which a lot of traditional armor is not well made for.   This provides more protection against unconventional penetration threats including some (but not all) special weapons and ammunition.   These are in common use by bodyguards and law enforcement who work in high threat situations where potential attackers may easily mask their hostile intent until they are within close striking distance.  

$ 985.00   S&H: $15.00

CRAFTED FOR INDIVIDUAL FIT AND MADE NEW WITH FULL WARRANTY, NOT SURPLUS

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