Deadly Things That Body Armor Protects You From

Written by Recreation Magazine on May 15th, 2018. Posted in Ar500 steel targets, Brinell hardness, Steel targets

Under nearly every police uniform in the United States, there is a layer of protective body armor. For such dangerous jobs dealing with criminals and their activity, police men and women require body armor in order to protect them from serious injury. During the last decade there were more than 60,000 reports of assault on police officers per year. Several lives may have been saved because of the protection that tactical gear provides. In New York, 87 police officers have had their lives saved by bulletproof body armor, tracing back to 1978. Depending on type, specialty, and brand, body armor can be made out of several different durable materials. The most common material is kevlar, which is an extremely strong fiber material mainly composed of plastic and woven together at high temperatures, resulting in a stiff plate. Kevlar is said to be more durable than woven steel.

1. Protection against bullets