Help!!! Need to Buy Bullet Proof Vest

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheReeper, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. TheReeper

    TheReeper Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2008
    Hey guys, I know this is off topic, however, I figured there would be some Law Enforcement Guys on here that would be able to tell me what is the best vest to buy. I was just hired to be a Parole Agent and I want a vest that will stop an AK-47-7.62 bullet or AR-15 .223cal bullet. The State will supply me with a vest, however, it will only stop up to a .44 cal handgun bullets. I will have to buy my own vest if I want a better one. I would like to know what vest I should get. Thanks guys
  2. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    You can Google Galls police supply. They have a lot of vests and the people to help you pick out one that fits your needs.


    FEENIX Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  4. txlongrange

    txlongrange Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'm certainly not going to claim to know anything about body armor or bullet proof vests, but this might give you a good reference point as you start your search.

    HowStuffWorks "How Body Armor Works"

    I wish you the best of luck in your search.


    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Ok you will need rifle plates and this is one of the cases were the more $$$$$ you spend the happier you are going to be. You are going to want to deal with you will need to send them a copy of your ID to get the discount but beleive me its worth it!

    The more $$$$$$ you spend in this case the lighter your plates are going to be and that matters A LOT!!!!

    The other option is DRAGONSKIN but I donr know were you get it.

    Also a little note it is hard to hide plates
  6. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Your gonna need a NIJ level III vest for the rifle rounds and those are by no means light or compact nor cheap. I assume that your gonna be wearing this on the outside when you attempt to make contact?

    I have delt with a few "Bail Agents" before and each time it was to bail their butt out of trouble that that thought they could handel , that clown "Dog" has made this into some sort of glorified macho man job when the truth is , one day sombody is gonna wash his mouth out with a bullet and their ain't squat his peperspray is gonna do about it.

    Check around and look for some good prices but a full vest that meets the Level III criteria is gonna be big.
    You can get a smaller vest that most patrole officers wear which is a Level II-A and use the stronger level III or Level VI plates over the vitals.

    In my oppinion you will be FAR better served with the lighter vest and doing more intel then take the subject by supprise rather than to just find them and try to take them at will , good tactics will win over brute force every time