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Ballistic Plates & Speed Plates
When preparing for your patrol shift making sure you have the appropriate amount of body armor is imperative. Law enforcement officers are required to wear body armor under their uniforms while they are on duty. The type of body armor worn can vary between, concealable armor, plate carriers, tactical armor and stab armor.
When it comes to protecting our public safety professionals, ballistic plates are a necessity. The importance of wearing an additional layer of protection can mean the difference between life and death. To ensure that our police officers and military have the protection from projectiles they need, companies such as Paraclete and Ceradyne have designed ballistic plates that are inserted into concealable body armor.
There are different threat level categorizations that armor plates are rated, they include:
- Level II – Tested to stop 9mm and .357 Magnum ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
- Level IIA – Tested to stop 9mm and .40 S&W ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
- Level IIIA – Tested to stop .357 SIG and .44 Magnum ammunition fired from longer barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
With the extremely demanding situations that our law enforcement officers face daily, Galls is driven to ensure that officers are fully prepared for every shift.
Popular Ballistic Plates & Speed Plates
When in pursuit of a suspect, the weight of the duty gear worn can affect the agility and quickness of the officer responding. For lightweight armor, many police officers choose the Paraclete Speed Plate. This armor plate is special tested to the NIJ 0108.01 standard and available in six different sizes, ranging from 5x7” to 8x10”. In addition, Paraclete has also designed a women’s speed plate to fit the specifications of women’s plate carrier vests.
When looking for a Level IV body armor plate, law enforcement personnel turn to Ceradyne and their Personal Body Armor DBA-IV. This front ballistic plate comes with a 2-year warranty, a triple curve shape and most importantly, a construction technique that allows the panel to maintain its integrity after being shot.
Additional Ballistic Gear
There will be times that law enforcement will need additional ballistic gear. Galls offers hundreds of ballistic shields, handcuffs, transportation restraints, and duty holsters. Choose from some of the most reliable brands in the ballistic plates sector, such as PARACLETE, MAX PRO, Survival Armor and KDH Defense Systems.
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