Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions about Your Tactical Body Armor

What is the use of Tactical Body Armor?

Tactical Body Armor is a type of body armor that is commonly used by the military and the police force during heavy combats and tactical missions that protect the whole body of the wearer from various threats such as bullets and other projectiles, knives and other sharp edged weapons, chemical and biological hazards as well as fragments from explosions.

What are the different kinds of tactical body armor?

The modern tactical body armor is a combination of the ballistic vest or bullet resistant vests and other items of protective clothing such as the combat helmet, neck and groin protectors, gloves, trauma pads and leg protectors.

What are the top qualities to look for in tactical body armor?

All tactical body armors are capable of giving protection but to be considered a good buy, choose the tactical body armor that can provide you with comfort and mobility, maximum protection, adjustability, excellent ballistic performance and it must be lightweight.

What makes the tactical body armor effective in giving protection?

The materials used on the tactical body armor are the one responsible in giving protection and safety to the wearer. Body armors are made from a number of woven or non woven fabric materials that have great ballistic resistance, high dimensional stability, great tensile strength, and cut and shear resistance, excellent thermal properties and high chemical resistance. Examples of these ballistic resistant materials are Kevlar, Spectra, Twaron and Dyneema. Kevlar is one of the first fibers used for modern ballistic resistant material that is lightweight and strong. Some manufacturers use a combination of these materials for greater protection.

What ballistic material is best for tactical body armor?

All the ballistic materials are effective in giving protection. Though there were certain characteristics that are inherent in each of the ballistic materials which can satisfy more your need. The material that is better for your tactical body armor would largely depend on your need and the risks that are present and you will likely encounter. If the most common threat that you will face involves knives and other sharp weapons, choose the material that is resistant to stab, puncture and slash attacks. 

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