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Stab Resistant Vests
Firearms are not the only type of lethal weapon that can cause fatalities; knives, blunt objects and spikes can be lethal as well. When protecting our correctional officers, police officers and riot teams we must make sure they are protected from weapons capable of puncturing the body including, knives, blunt objects and needles.
These stab vests are body armor pieces that are available in three different NIJ standard protection levels. The different levels of stab resistant protection are based upon the amount of force delivered in a strike.
- Spike 1 vests protect against low impact energy threats of 24 joules
- Spike 2 vests protect against medium impact energy threats of 33 joules
- Spike 3 vests protect against high impact energy threats of 43 joules
A stab vest is not a “bulletproof vest.” It is body armor designed to be worn under/over items of clothing and offers limited protection against bullets. This rigid knife proof vest is created to resist knife attacks to the chest, back, and sides by edged weapons and sharp-pointed weapons.
Popular Stab Armor
For lightweight protection against spikes, shanks, or other potentially lethal handmade weapons, many correctional officers trust the Point Blank Spike 1 Vest. This armor vest has a flexible design that contours to the body for freedom of movement and features a self-suspending ballistic system to prevent the rolling or sagging of protective stab panels. The 2-inch side straps are removable for easy 8-point. Additionally, this police body armor vest has trauma plate pockets on the front and back and meets NIK 0115.00 standards.
If you are looking for a thinner stab resistant vest, Point Blank offers the Spike 2 Vest. This tactical armor is designed to protect correction officers against spikes, shanks, and other hand-made weapons. This armored vest is only .11” thick, NIJ 0115.00 compliant, and has an Areal Density of .44 lbs. per sq. ft.
For unparalleled protection in high-risk cell extractions, the Paca Thrustguard Maximum Coverage Tactical Stab Vest carrier exceeds NIJ 0115.00 Spike 3, Edge 3 requirements. This tactical body armor vest is constructed from Cobalt alloy DuPont™ Kevlar and open cell, high-recovery foam. This Kevlar armor also absorbs blunt trauma and includes an abdominal belt with a protective flap cover.
Additional Body Armor
Galls strives to ensure that all law enforcement and public safety personnel are protected from the threats they face daily. Whether you need tactical gear, SWAT armor, holsters, ballistic helmets, or other ballistic gear, we have a selection for you.
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