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Is counterfeit armor common?

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    Is counterfeit armor common?

    Sometimes gun shows have reduced prices on Kevlar. There are some companies online that have interesting products, but I cannot tell if they actually have the NIJ certification that the company claims. I called one number at the NIJ, but they could not help me. Helmets and other armor is not cheap. Is there a way to verify the quality of bullet resistant armor?
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    All the Kevlar vest I was ever issued were from top brand makers.
    Each panel had a label with the NIJ reference and a factory serial number which was registered to me.
    I still have all of them, as far as I am concerned they do not go bad, even with the time limit put on them by the maker (limited liability).
    We did a test on a 20 year old vest and it lived up to its defense level rating.
    Stick with the top well known brands to avoid any counterfeit ones.
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    Cheap, counterfeit gun show. match made in heaven.
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    I plan on using socialist liberal snowflakes as a shield.
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    I'm not into armor, but my question is this: Is your life worth risking in order to save a few bucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prepared One View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armor4Real View Post
    Sometimes gun shows have reduced prices on Kevlar. There are some companies online that have interesting products, but I cannot tell if they actually have the NIJ certification that the company claims. I called one number at the NIJ, but they could not help me. Helmets and other armor is not cheap. Is there a way to verify the quality of bullet resistant armor?
    Cut to the chase what's the sales pitch.....
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    This is NIJ list of compliant body armor:

    https://www.justnet.org/app/tims/CPLReport.aspx

    I got my soft body armor on the recommendation of a LEO I happen to trust, . . . especially since it is what HE wears, . . . its AR500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prepared One View Post
    I plan on using socialist liberal snowflakes as a shield.
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    ...I would plan to shoot first, but that's just me...

    Actually, I'm glad you guys posted this thread. I have never purchased body armor, and I would not have known to check for any government guaranty labels.

    However, even with the relative calm in my area, two vests for me and the wife might no be a bad idea. Even in the 'burbs the bangers are shooting at each other. I know of two events.
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

 

 
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