Hard Shell offer a range of Body Armors depending on their intended application and area of coverage. The Hard Shell Full – Body Armor protects the neck, shoulder, arms, and groin etc, while our concealable body armors are designed for VIPs and executives who need discreet protection. Our Soft armors are made with modern, high-strength and flexible ballistic materials and can be used in conjunction with plate carriers, tactical vests, military vests, multi-purpose vests or special vest worn by law enforcement personal, security personnel, police, swat forces, special operation officers etc. We offer male and female vests as well as bespoke vests in a wide range of colours and designs.
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Hard Shell products offer the best defence against tough situations owing to its suitable and high-performance products. Our body armours are made from high-quality materials and are designed to be a comfortable fit to the wearer ensuring adequate protection from different threat levels even at a close range. This increases the wearer’s chances of survival in any combat situations or armed confrontations.
Our bullet-resistant and stab-protection vests offer protection against threat levels meeting the latest US body armor standards and are regularly tested in NIJ accredited international ballistic laboratories. We supply our custom-made ballistic solutions to customers all over the world from police services and defence departments to private security companies.
WHAT IS BODY ARMOR ?
An article of protective clothing designed to absorb or deflect physical attacks is known as body armor, and it is used with bulletproof and ballistic vests and plate carriers. It covers a wide range of personal safety equipment.
IS BODY ARMOR LEGAL ?
It is legal for one to own and wear body armor. However, it is highly recommended to always check with one’s national and local regulatory departments for specific laws before procuring or wearing body armor. It is also legal for civilians to own and wear body armor and bulletproof vests and is now extremely prominent amongst enthusiasts, preppers and survivalists.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BODY ARMOR ?
The main types of body armor include non-plated armor, also known as soft armor, and plate-reinforced armor, also known as hard armor. Hard armor is generally available in bulletproof vests. On the other hand, soft armor is used in integrated armor solutions, including many concealed vests. Also, it is vital to consider the vest’s design and ensure that it suits your demand. There are many styles available in the market, and each type has its benefits and drawbacks. It depends on various factors such as the threat that armor is going to be used to protect against. The higher the protection is likely to be required; the heavier the body armor is expected to be.
WHICH BODY ARMOR SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
The best body armor largely depends on the situation one is likely to face, and Level III ballistic protection or above is considered the standard for most police officers and military organizations with their plate carriers. A lightweight vest with Level IIIA protection level and curved plates may be a good option if one needs something more comfortable to wear. Bulletproof, stab-proof, and spike-proof vests are lightweight and easy to wear and provide ballistic protection by absorbing the impact of bullets or projectiles to protect one’s body.
WHO CAN USE THE BULLETPROOF VEST ?
ACTIVE MILITARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS / POLICE OFFICERS PRIVATE SECURITY SECURITY GUARDS VIPS ENTHUSIASTS
IS A BULLETPROOF VEST WORTH BUYING?
A bulletproof vest is ideally bullet-resistant which means that it will prevent the West from being penetrated by certain types and size of bullets travelling up to some speeds. You should consider buying a bulletproof vest if you feel that you are going to visit such areas that need protection. The best part about the bulletproof vest is that they use a specific material which is crafted to resist attacks at different levels.
WHAT THREATS, BULLETPROOF VEST CAN PROTECT ONE FROM ?
Bulletproof vests are especially designed to disperse the rounds energy and deform the slug that reduces the blunt force trauma. It has strengthened steel plates which are effective and strong and also heavy at the same time. They can help you stay safe from the bullets.
IT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR:
PROTECTION FROM PROJECTILES AND KNIVES
SAFETY IN SPORTS SHOOTING/HUNTING
AS A WEIGHT VEST FOR FITNESS
LIVE-ACTION ROLE-PLAYING (LARPING)
WHAT IS A PLATE CARRIER?
A plate carriers ideally a type of bulletproof vest which is used as a piece of body armor and they are generally used by military and law enforcement but it is also an ideal addition to any civilians tactical load out due to multiple uses. A plate carrier is firstly for protection as it can resist penetration from ammunition. Military service people use these carriers in battle and police officers use them daily on the street. These carriers go with conventional bulletproof vest carriers so you can interchange them with their ballistic panels. Some companies also provide different plate carriers for active shooter circumstances to ensure that your ceramic plates are always loaded.
WHO CAN WEAR A PLATE CARRIER ?
There is always a correlation between plate carrier vests and bulletproof vests in the world of body armor. Thanks to their flexibility and versatility, tactical plate carriers have widespread use throughout the world, and the people who can wear them are: MILITARY FORCES
VIP’S SURVIVALISTS / PREPPERS
HOW DOES THE STABPROOF VEST WORK?
To make a stab-resistant vest, Kevlar fibres are woven very tightly. On the contrary, vests designed for preventing bullet attacks are generally not stabproof. Like any armor, stab armor is separated into levels of resistance: I, II and III. The higher-level range corresponds to the upper resistance to the impact force generated throughout stabbing.
WHAT ARE THE TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE STABPROOF VEST ?
Some of the vests available today additionally offers bullet, edged blade, and spike protection. Consequently, these particular types of vests can offer the wearer protection against an extensive range of threats. Regardless of the kind of ballistic-resistant vest, one may choose to shop for, care should be taken to get the proper size and the colour of the vest should be taken into account.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS TO WEAR THE STABPROOF VEST
One would encounter different laws for the purchase and wearing of stab-resistant armor, just like any type of body armor, depending on their country of residence.
WHAT IS BALLISTIC PROTECTION ?
Ballistic protection is all about protecting the body and eyes against projectiles of different sizes shapes and impact velocities . The protection is ideally required for soldiers policemen and general security. In addition, ballistic body armor is available in various tactical options.
WHAT ARE DIFFERENT NIJ PROTECTION LEVELS MEAN ?
The resistance standard is divided into five levels as part of the classification. That is level II, II-A, III-A, III and IV. Levels II to III-A is considered part of the soft body armor, while levels 3 and 4 belong to the hard armor, which helps enhance the protection for the user as per the requirement. The Level III body armor is used either In Conjunction With (ICW) other armors or as Stand Alone armor. To use it In Conjunction, a soft armor panel is also used, which will provide Level III-A protection, whereas, to use it as Stand Alone, it needs to be used in Plate Carriers.
LEVEL IIA Tested to stop 9mm and .40 S&W ammunition fired from short barrel handguns—no rifle ammunition protection.
LEVEL II Tested to stop 9mm and .357 Magnum 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.
LEVEL III It is tested to stop 7.62mm FMJ lead core rifle ammunition.
LEVEL IV Tested to stop .30cal steel core armor-piercing rifle ammunition