BulletSafe39s Bulletproof Vests Testing Certificate Here are recent copies of the test results of Bulletsafe39s NIJ testing. We do our testing at an independent lab Oregon Ballistic Laboratories. It shows that our vest passed the NIJ test for offering level IIIA protection.
Testing a bulletproof vest 1923 This vest weighed 11 lb 5.0 kg fit close to the body and was considered more comfortable. The gun players are WH Murphy and his assistant of the Protective Garment Corporation of New York.
Testing a bulletproof vest in Washington D.C. September 1923. During the late 1920s through the early 1930s gunmen from criminal gangs in the United States began wearing lessexpensive vests made from thick layers of cotton padding and cloth.These early vests could absorb the impact of handgun rounds such as .22 Long Rifle .25 ACP .32 SampW Long .32 SampW .380 ACP .38 Special and .45 ACP ...
Bulletproof Vest Testing There is a scientific method to testing bulletproof vests. It is a method that is meant to determine if a vest can protect you from being killed by a bullet. Its a complete test one that cannot be cheated or gamed.
First commercially sold lightweight bulletproof west made from silk were made and offered to public by Ukrainian immigrant living in United states Casimir Zeglen and Polish inventor Jan Szczepanik in 1901 whose vest saved the life of Alfonso XIII of Spain in 1901.
A 1 8 in 3.175 mm thick fourply bulletproof vest produced there was able to protect the wearer from the lower velocity pistol bullets of that era. Zeglen himself submitted to a test in Chicago. He put on a vest of the material and an expert revolver shot fired at the vest at eight paces and not one of the bullets disturbed Zeglen.
Testing Example If you are looking to purchase a bulletproof vest that has a rating of Type IIIA the highest concealable rating for a vest then that vest had to meet the following test The first sample fired 9mm full metal jacket round nose bullets that weighed 124 grams that impacted the vest with a velocity of 1430 feet per second.
Since that time bulletproof vests have improved. Currently a level IIIA bulletproof vest weighs approximately 5.5 pounds and can protect the wearer from almost all handgun rounds. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police bulletproof vests have saved over 3000 officers39 lives since 1987.