Body Armor vs. AK47: Who Wins?

This week, we’re talking about body armor. It’s one of those things that, if you’ve never thought about it before, it’s easy to ask, “why would anyone NEED body armor?” I would argue that it’s a great addition to any emergency preparedness plan. Whether it’s a light panel slipped into your laptop bag, put into the liner of your child’s backpack, something you wear out to the shooting range, or a plate carrier by the night stand as part of your “bump in the night” strategy, body armor is relatively inexpensive piece of mind. Whatever your political leanings, I think we can all agree that there are evil people in the world intent on doing bad things. Unfortunately, shootings, terrorist attacks, and home invasions affect every-day people and don’t seem likely to stop. To me, it just makes sense to own some ballistic defense.

I recently got my hands on a couple of body armor samples from our friends at Mountain West Protective Solutions and we put these plates to the test with a variety of common handgun rounds. With the III+ plate, we even tried .223 and 7.62 rifle rounds.


Mountain West Protective Solutions

Other IIIa Armor Options

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