What does ballistic protective equipment include?
Depending on the hazardous situation and the place of use, a decision must be made as to which protective equipment is sufficient or suitable. Ballistic protective equipment includes a bulletproof vest, a helmet, groin protection and collar protection. These components protect the most important areas of the body which, if exposed, can cause life-threatening injuries.
However, ballistic protective vests do not automatically protect against stabs. There are also vests to protect against splinters and punctures that do not protect against projectiles. For the wearer, this means that before choosing equipment, it must be determined in advance what dangers one might face and against which to hedge. What the protective clothing can withstand is determined by standards during manufacture. What you need to look out for when making a purchase is explained below. Order your ballistic protective equipment online now!
What ist the point in a ballistic protective vest?
A bulletproof body armor should prevent a projectile from penetrating. The energy of the projectile is distributed over the surface of the protective plate and thus slowed down. The projectile gets stuck in the vest and usually deforms it. This also means that the wearer does not suffer a fatal injury, but cannot avoid bruising, fractures or lacerations.
Bulletproof vests are divided into protection categories. In Germany they are:
SK 1 and Level IIIA
SK 3 and Level III
SK 4 and Level IV
The first two protect against handgun projectiles, the last two against rifle projectiles. For use within Germany, SK 1 and 2 are usually sufficient. In crisis and war regions, SK 3 or 4 is recommended.
Another important point to consider is the fit of the protective vest. In order not to restrict freedom of movement, the vest must not sit too high or too low. Otherwise, the fixed protective plates are a nuisance when sitting down and can push uncomfortably up to the neck during fast bending movements. It is essential to avoid this. Hook and loop fasteners are the best way to lock a vest in place and adjust it to the body. Designed as tightly as possible, the protective vest offers the best wearing comfort and is less noticeable in undercover investigations.
Police officers and soldiers must be able to move quickly in an emergency. Every gram they save on their protective gear contributes to comfort. A bulletproof vest can weigh several kilos, depending on the protection class. Latest models are made of lighter materials. When buying, make sure that your protective clothing does not put you under any major restrictions. Before you buy, find out more about the products and get advice. Buy your ballistic protective equipment from md-Textil now!
Ballistic protective equipment from md-Textil - quality at top prices
md-Textil stands for the highest quality standards in the field of tactical equipment for authorities and sport shooters. In the ballistic protective equipment category, we equip you with high-quality plate carriers and the associated training plates, as well as ballistic inserts and accessories such as shoulder pads or cummerbunds. All components are quickly attached and removed just as quickly. Don't leave your security to chance.
In our online shop you can also get abseiling equipment, battle belts, weapon slings and much more. We are happy to advise you on our range. Call us or use our contact form. Decide on reliability and longevity with products from md-Textil. Order your ballistic protective equipment online now!