body armor

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body armor

Clothing designed to resist blast waves, blunt force trauma, heat, penetrating objects, shrapnel, and other potential sources of physical injury.
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"For manufacturers challenged with producing the hundreds of personal protective equipment (PPE) suits required daily by healthcare workers in clinics and countries where the Ebola virus persists, or for those tasked with assembling ballistic vests and PPE equipment to safeguard military, police and other personnel, the capabilities of our equipment are absolutely essential."
police, acting on a tip off provided by one of his classmates, found many suspicious items in his bedroom, including a ballistic vest, a crossbow with scope and flashlight, 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a military ski mask, an ammunition clip loader, a strangulation device known as a garrote,and other equipment.
He was reportedly dressed all in black in tactical-style clothes including a ballistic vest. He was said to have crossed the road and began firing as he approached the church and entered the place of worship.
After the gun went off, the force was found to have followed national guidelines by immediately removing the officer from the search, taking statements, and securing the weapon for testing The IPCC investigation found "it was likely that his kit, which is attached to the front of his ballistic vest, had caught the trigger which has resulted in the weapon being fired."
Chaney, who was wearing a military- style ballistic vest and armed with two assault-type rifles, had a double-barrelled shotgun inside the stolen BMW.
The officer recovered from his multiple wounds, thanks to his indomitable will, a Safariland ballistic vest that stopped the bullets and a Streamlight TLR-1 light attached to his service pistol.
A bulletproof vest, ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso.
troops comprises a ballistic vest with two large, hard ceramic plates that protect the upper body from bullets and shrapnel.
He writes he always wore his ballistic vest when in uniform, to set an example, and was never without an off duty gun.
GI ballistic vest. The bullet penetrated not only the front and back of the ballistic vest but also a flap meant to protect the underarm and which had gotten folded against the front of the vest.
The man spun and fired, pumping a .22 into Andy's belly that was stopped by his Second Chance ballistic vest. Andy then emptied both guns, hitting the would-be copkiller with nine of the 11 .38 Special roundnoses he pumped out.
police, acting on a tipoff provided by one of his classmates, discovered many suspicious items in his bedroom, including a ballistic vest, a crossbow with scope and flashlight, 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a military ski mask, an ammunition clip loader, a strangulation device known as a garrote, and other equipment.