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  • How It Is Made: Making Ballistic Helmets
    February 3, 2023

    How It Is Made: Making Ballistic Helmets

    What we will cover: 10 Facts about making and manufacturing ballistic helmets. How to make a bulletproof helmet? What are bulletproof helmets made of? Kevlar helmets compared to UHMWPE helmets. Measuring ballistic helmet performance. How Atomic Defense can help. From...

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  • How to Make Body Armor (And Why You Shouldn't) - Atomic Defense
    December 19, 2022

    How to Make Body Armor (And Why You Shouldn't)

    DIY bulletproof vests and armor plates may sound like a good money saver or fun project when you have some time on your hands. But there are several reasons to avoid making your own body armor and opt for professionally...

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  • Common Lies Body Armor Companies Will Tell You
    December 9, 2022

    Common Lies Body Armor Companies Will Tell You

    True or false: All levels of bulletproof backpacks stop AR-15s and AK-47s. Bulletproof backpacks have different levels of protection, and lower levels do not stop AR-15s and large rifles. Many body armor companies use deceptive strategies like this to entice...

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  • Body Armor for Law Enforcement - Atomic Defense
    November 2, 2022

    Body Armor for Law Enforcement

    Bulletproof vests for police officers are an essential precaution, as well as plates, carriers, and other equipment depending on your field and responsibilities. Read on for some of the best body armor for law enforcement and how to choose the right armor and armor levels...

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  • Body Armor Levels | Ratings Compared - Atomic Defense
    October 26, 2022

    Body Armor Levels | Ratings Compared

    NIJ Level Comparison of Body Armor Different weapons pose different levels of threat. As such, different body armor products offer different levels of ballistic or knife stab protection.   The U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) created the standards to measure protection...

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  • Why You Should Work Out in Body Armor - Atomic Defense
    October 13, 2022

    Why You Should Work Out in Body Armor

    Ever seen someone at the gym, running with a plate carrier? Was your initial reaction to think, “That’s weird, why are they training with a plate carrier?” Before you judge them as being over-the-top, they are actually on to something. ...

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