BALLISTIC PROTECTION INTERNATIONAL

We offer different ballistic protection grades*, all made from Dutch Dyneema.


Our most advanced package MT-PRO 3A+ protects against all of the above, plus extra protection against needles, knives and other sharp objects**. 7 Year warranty. The thickest panels, but still easy to conceal.


These panels are offered in
different carriers for different purposes. Below you will find the prices in euro for each combination. Prices in “5 or more” columns are reduced rates for purchases of five vests or more.

*All vests tested to NIJ.06 ballistic grades. 30 Minutes waterproof guaranteed. 

**Tested to VPAM KDIW 2004 needle test (5 Joules = no penetration) and HOSDB P1 knife test (15 Joules < 20mm penetration).



DELUXE MESH MTPRO IIIA+

Ballistic panels: MTPRO IIIA+ (bullets & knives / needles)

 

 

 

> High waist: easy crouching and seated use

> Thin carrier: less printing, more discretion

> This vest could be used in conjunction with a TRUST plate carrier on top, for protection against rifle fire

> Colour: Navy Blue

 

 

These NIJ.06 tested Dutch Dyneema panels offer maximum protection against 9mm, .44 S&W, .45Auto, Tokarev, Makarov, .357 Magnum and .357 SIG up to .44 Magnum rounds.

MTPRO panels are equipped with a flexible Titanskin™ core for increased protection against needles, knives and other sharp objects. VPAM KDIW 2004 needle test compliant (5 Joules = no penetration). HOSDB P1 knife test compliant (15 Joules < 20mm penetration.) 30 Minutes waterproof guaranteed. 7 Year warranty.

 

The Deluxe MT-PRO IIIA+ advantage:

Maximum discreet handgun & knife protection. Could protect against rifle fire when used with a separate TRUST plate carrier worn on top. The safest covert choice for undercover bodyguards & security personnel.

 






DUAL USE MTPRO IIIA+

Ballistic panels: MTPRO IIIA+ (bullets & knives / needles)

 

 

 

> High waist: easy crouching and seated use.

> Thin carrier: discrete

> Internal front and back hard armour plate pockets: optional rifle / knife / trauma protection (see PLATES section)

> Colour: Navy Blue

 

 

PROTECTION PACKAGE: MT PRO IIIA+

These NIJ.06 tested Dutch Dyneema panels offer maximum protection against 9mm, .44 S&W, .45Auto, Tokarev, Makarov, .357 Magnum and .357 SIG up to .44 Magnum rounds.

 

MTP-PRO panels are equipped with a flexible Titanskin™ core for increased protection against needles, knives and other sharp objects. VPAM KDIW 2004 needle test compliant (5 Joules = no penetration). HOSDB P1 knife test compliant (15 Joules < 20mm penetration.) 30 Minutes waterproof guaranteed. 7 Year warranty.

 

The Dual Use MT-PRO IIIA+ advantage:

Maximum discreet handgun & knife protection, with optional rifle protection. The possibility of adding level III hard armor plates makes this the every day carry vest for those who work both high and low risk missions with a high chance of facing hand to hand combat.


 


LEOPARD MTPRO IIIA+

Ballistic panels: MTPRO IIIA+ (bullets & knives / needles)

 

 

 

*Fully 360degree MOLLE compatible carrier: attach gear to your vest

*External hard armor plate pockets: quick access for rifle / knife / trauma protection upgrades (see PLATES section)

*Optional additions: groin, throat & upper arm protection

* Colour: Navy Blue


PROTECTION PACKAGE: MT PRO IIIA+

These NIJ.06 tested Dutch Dyneema panels offer maximum protection against 9mm, .44 S&W, .45Auto, Tokarev, Makarov, .357 Magnum and .357 SIG up to .44 Magnum rounds.

 

MTP-PRO panels are equipped with a flexible Titanskin™ core for increased protection against needles, knives and other sharp objects. VPAM KDIW 2004 needle test compliant (5 Joules = no penetration). HOSDB P1 knife test compliant (15 Joules < 20mm penetration.) 30 Minutes waterproof guaranteed. 7 Year warranty.

 

The Leopard MT-PRO IIIA+ advantage:

Maximum handgun & knife protection, with the option of upgrading to rifle protection. The external MOLLE cumberbund adds more slots for your gear, in addition to the front and back slots. Optional groin, upper arm and neck protection. For tactical combat missions under the most austere conditions.

 

 

Please ask for available protection upgrades and hard armour plates! (maximum = level IV)





ORDERING ONLINE

For our online order, please type in the box below (in English):

1. Your name and shipping address

 

2. The type of vest(s), the desired protection grade(s) and the desired number of vest(s)

 

3. If applicable; the desired colour(s) of the vest(s)

4. The desired vest size. If you are not sure about your size you may type your weight, height and torso dimensions
(using the visual aid below) and we will recommend a size for you. Please note that purchased vests may not be changed.



 

5. Your preferred credit card type

After receiving your order, we will calculate the total costs including shipping and send you an online payment link. We ship after receiving payment. We only ship the billing address of the used credit card! We ship vests as tracked postal parcels. DHL courier service on request.

 

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FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Body armor… it’s the one item in a police officer’s job that they take for granted. The problem with this is that it’s helpful in saving their lives. However, if more law enforcement knew a little more about body armor, they wouldn’t be so gun-shy about using it in the line of duty.

1 – It’s Not Actually Bulletproof
The reality about bulletproof vests is that they’re not bulletproof, they’re actually bullet resistant. The reality is that bullet resistant vests don’t protect the wearer from every threat. Nothing is bulletproof, not even a manhole cover. In extremely minute percentage of cases, a bullet can get through a vest that’s been rated to stop them. The bullet could have a serrated edge or something similar to it. Bulletproof vests do not make the wearer become Superman.

2 – Understanding How The Fabric Stops Bullets
Body armor is comprised of very strong non-woven and/or woven fibers. The material will stop a bullet similar to how a net will stop a tennis ball or volleyball. It causes the bullet to turn, slow it down and send its energy through the whole panel. The bullet mushrooms, which helps in the process. Keep in mind that the heavier and slower the bullet is, the better off the wearer is going to be. Bullets that have a hard tip or fired at a high velocity will get through the fibers and right through the bullet proof vest.

3 – Every Single Gun Is Deadly
Many gun enthusiasts disregard the deadly potential some kinds of handgun calibers have. However, any bullet – small or large – that travels at a high rate of speed will get through body armor. Huge handgun rounds such as .44 Magnum and .45 ACP will travel at slower speeds, which allows the body armor to stop them. However, .357 SIG and 9mm guns travel at a quicker speed and can’t stop them as easily.

Important: The shells of a shotgun are very dangerous to bulletproof vests wearers because vests are not rated for these kinds of bullets. The reason? Shot shells do not have a consistent velocity.

4 – Body Armor’s Lifespan
The majority of the United States’ body armor has a standard National Institute of Justice five-year service rating. When a vest is worn each day, it loses the protective capability quicker than one that sits on a shelf. It doesn’t matter how short or long the body armor is worn, the vest should be carefully looked over for any signs of damage – creases, tears, smells and burns. If properly taken care of, the vest should last five years. Be sure to follow the care instructions.

5 – Send In The Warranty Card
Make sure that the agency fills out the warranty card to register the vest. If they don’t, be sure that you do. The reason is that during a xylon vest recall, many companies will have a difficult time getting in touch with customers because they failed to send the warranty cards back.

6 – Wash The Vest, Keep A Carrier Spare
It’s important that you have a minimum of two carriers – one to wash, another to wear. Keep it clean and dry to ensure the ballistic panels will lasts for the entire five years.

7 – Use A Sponge To Clean The Ballistic Panels
When you need to clean the vest’s ballistic panels, use a damp sponge and a mild soap. If you want, you can also use Febreeze on them. Never, toss them into the washer and/or dryer. Never iron them either, as irons will cause the fiber to burn or melt.

8 – Put Your Vests Up In A Closet
Don’t forget that ballistic panels comprise of several layers of bullet resistant fibers. If they become bent or are out of shape, you cannot straightened them out or iron them out. So, if you lay your sweat vest on the floor in a crumpled mess, it’ll dry like that.

9 – Don’t Get The Vest Wet
The worst idea you can do is go swimming with your body armor on. The reason is that some vests lose their ballistic performance because the water acts as a lubricant. When this happens, it makes it susceptible to bullet penetration. Keep in mind though… there are some manufacturers that have treated their vests with water resistant materials, which then allows them to be used in water.

10 – View Your Vest As Clothing
The majority of vest American law enforcement wear are similar to clothing in how they’re made. They have tack stitches, quilt stitches and various other techniques. Veteran garment workers will inspect the bulletproof vest just like the underwear you’re wearing today. They’re looking for any kind of sewing defect that will cause the vest to become inefficient and ineffective.

11 – After Being Shot In The Armor, You Can Still Fight
There have been a significant number of cases where officers have been shot wearing their body armor. The majority of them equate the feeling of being hit with a bullet with the feeling of being hit with a hammer. The result of being struck by a bullet wearing the body armor is a nasty-looking bruise, which is caused by the backface deformation.

To date, no one has died because of this and it’s not likely that the wearer will be incapacitated by it. Many law enforcement officers who have been shot in the armor have responded back, in the attempt to neutralize the threat. And, this is even before the use of the latest vest materials, which have been designed to reduce the effects of a blunt impact.

12 – How The Wearer Can Keep Panel Sag From Happening
When the ballistic panels sag, the bulletproof vest isn’t very comfortable to wear. Worst of all, it doesn’t provide the protection the wearer wants or needs. The way to deal with the issue is to rotate the carriers. The majority of vests are sold with a couple of carriers, although it’s best to have three. When the carriers are rotated, it keeps the Velcro straps from wearing out and stop the wear of the fabric.

13 – Stay Fit or Attain A New Body Armor
It’s important that body armor wearers don’t gain more than 10 percent body weight. If a person gains more than five to 10 percent of their body weight – after being fitted for a vest – they need a new one. If a person loses weight, they also may require being fitted for a new vest.

14 – The Carrier Doesn’t Offer Any Kind Of Ballistic Protection
No law enforcement officer should wear their carrier as the only protection from bullets. After all, it doesn’t provide any ballistic protection; it’s just like wearing a t-shirt.

15 – Place The Ballistic Panels In The Right Way
Ballistic panels have been created to fit into the carrier in a certain way. If the wearer puts them in wrong, it can lead to tragic results. The panel’s strike face is created to slow and disperse the energy of the bullet. The backside of the panel is created to reduce the trauma. If the panel is flipped, there’s no promise of the vest stopping the bullet.

16 – Bulletproof Vests Are Not Knife Resistant Vests
Bulletproof vest wearers need to understand that bulletproof vests are not knife resistant vests. Stab vests are made of another kind of fiber and weave than bulletproof vests. There are multi-threat vests on the market; but, these are generally heavier and costs more money.

17 – Bulletproof Vests Can Keep The Wearer Safe Even In Vehicle Accidents
Each year, during the International Association of Chiefs of Police, DuPont has a ceremony for officers who have been saved by the Kevlar body armor. Numerous officers recognized during this ceremony were saved from the impact of their patrol car’s steering column after an accident, not just from bullets.

18 – Bulletproof Vests Are Not Body Suits
Body armor isn’t a high-tech body/running suit. When a person is being fitted for their vest, they need to take and hold a deep breath. This is the gap wanted between the body and the armor panels. The gap will help in reducing trauma should a bullet be experienced. It also makes it easier for officers to run and fight. Simply put, the functions of the armor do better when it moves. The straps need to be pulled on and tension felt. Many new officers try strapping on their vest like it’s a girdle or corset; but, doing this can make them feel like someone is sitting on their chest when they have to give chase on foot.

19 – Duct Tape Should Never Be Used As Replacements For Vest Straps
Many officers will use duct tape to secure the vest to their body. But, this is not a good idea for a number of reasons. One reason is that duct tape will tape the vest down so it cannot move with the body correctly. And, this means a coverage problems can occur during a ballistic event. A second reason is that duct tape does not provide additional ballistic protection.

20 – Get A New Vest After The Old One Has Been Pierced By A Bullet
It’s important to understand that once a law enforcement officer has been shot in the bulletproof vest, he/she needs to attain a new one. After all, the fibers have been ruined by the bullet and cannot be repaired.

21 – Protection Must Be Found In Both The Front and Back
It does not matter what time of year it is, law enforcement officers must use both their front and back panels to protect themselves. Too often, many cops will use just their front panels during the summer. Thugs don’t care if it’s the summer or not; if they can get a clean shot at an officer, they’ll shoot at whatever they can… including at an officer’s back.

22 – Use The Trauma Pad On The Bulletproof Vest
Many cops like the back pocket in their carrier that holds the trauma pad. Too often, cops will place their backup gun holster or cell phone in it. Don’t do that! Use it for the trauma pad, as it has been designed for. If the wearer is shot in the vest, the trauma pads will reduce the bruising that occurs.

23 – Use The Vest, Don’t Leave It In The Locker or Trunk
There have been many cases where law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty did not have their bulletproof vest on. Rather, they refused to wear it and left the vest in their locker or trunk. It’s vitally important that all law enforcement use their bulletproof vests at all times!

24 – Women Officers Should Have Body Armor That Caters To Them
Women must have additional trauma security for their chest, and for that, their vests should have real bra style cups…similar to what’s on a one-piece swimming suit.

25 – Vests Must Be Rigorously Tested
According to a tenacious rumor throughout the police community, bulletproof manufacturers reinforce spots the NIJ shoots at before certifying the vests. However, testing protocol doesn’t allow manufacturers to do this.

(source: bodyarmornews)


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