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Week of May 20, 2019

When it comes to understanding body armor there can be confusion over which type of body armor protects against which type of ammunition.  Understanding the NIJ 0101.06 armor protection levels is clearly explained.  The term "Bullet Proof" is a widely used term that is inaccurate and paints a picture that it cannot be penetrated.  Any body armor has the potential to be penetrated.  There are various levels of protection that must be adhered to in the law enforcement world.  The (Justice Technology Information Center) JTIC Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels is a snapshot of the projectile threats and classification of body armor related to these threats.  Here is NIJ complete info on Body Armor


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Riot Gear by Varanus Tactical consists of protection equipment such as Riot Shields, Riot Helmets, Full Riot Body Suits and Tactical Multi-Purpose Gloves.


Riot Gear offered by Varanus includes the Monitor Riot Shields that can handle 147 Joules of impact with 95% transparency. In addition, the Monitor Full Riot Body Suit with its rigid shell protects virtually the entire body against unrest. The Riot Helmet provides full head, face and neck protection, has anti-fog properties and allows complete peripheral vision.  The tactical multi-purpose glove is made with a combination of kevlar and leather which provides cut protection and is flame retardant up to 427º C.    
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