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Another Safeguard Armor Giveaway!

Safeguard Armor is running another giveaway for their Facebook Fans! For those of you who are interested in adding a set of body armor to your preps, here is your chance. Safeguard is giving away a GHOST™ Bullet, Knife Edge and Spike Proof Vest just like the one seen below.

The GHOST™ Covert Vest is extremely lightweight and has one of smallest carrier designs in the world. Don’t let its size fool you as it still offers the wearer up to level 3A ballistic protection and can be upgraded with edged blade and spike protection.

All of Safeguard Armor’s protective panels are made from 100% Kevlar!

The giveaway vest includes NIJ Level 2 and KR1 Stab and Spike Protection!

To be entered all you have to do is:

1. Go to the Safeguard Armor Facebook page.
2. Share the giveaway post.
3. Like their page. That is it!
The winner will be selected at random.
The giveaway closes on the 15th of November 2013. Good Luck!

Make sure to stay tuned for an exciting announcement later this week from The Prepared Ninja and Safeguard Armor!

Safeguard Armor GHOST Giveaway!

Safeguard Armor has launched a new giveaway on their Facebook page. This month in celebration of the launch of their new GHOST™ Bullet, Knife Edge and Spike Proof Vest…..they have decided to give a set away!
Safeguard GHOST
The GHOST™ Covert Vest is extremely lightweight and boasts one of smallest carrier designs in the world. It offers up to level IIIa ballistic protection and can be upgraded with edged blade and spike protection.
All Safeguard protective panels are made from 100% Kevlar!To be entered all you have to do is:
1. Go to the Safeguard Armor Facebook page.2. Share the giveaway post.3. Like their page.That is it! The winner will be selected at random. The giveaway closes on the 30th of September 2013. Good Luck!

 

Giveaway! SafeGuard Stealth Body Armor

SafeGuard Body armor is giving away another set of their Stealth™ Body Armor to their Facebook fans. The giveaway starts today and runs through the 14th of August. The Stealth™ armor features:

  • 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® Armor Panels
  • CoolMAX® Outer Vest Carrier
  • NIJ Level II Ballistic Protection
  • KR1 Stab & Spike Protection
  • Overall Weight = ~2.5 kg (Depending On Size)

This is a great opportunity to add to your preps! For an inside look at the SafeGuard Stealth™, check out the review I did.

To enter the contest:

  1. Go to SafeGuard Armor’s Facebook Page.
  2. Share the Stealth™ Giveaway post.
  3. Like their page.

The winner will be selected at random.

Closing Date: August 14, 2013 Good Luck!

Stealth Body Armor

Surviving The Ultimate Doomsday War

In the cataclysmic events of the end of the world, even the average civilian would want to keep him or herself thoroughly protected from the intense danger. It’s not just about arming yourself with a weapon, but it’s also important to have efficient body armor for defense. There are plenty of things to consider when trying to find the appropriate body armor for you.

The Highest Level of Protection

Being that there are different classes of bullet proof vests, and the lower classes of vests don’t protect against the stronger threats that could be out there, it’s important to get the highest class that’s available to you. Not all bullet proof vest manufacturers will indicate what class their vests are, so it’s important to make sure that it is clearly indicated before you purchase.

In a doomsday war, there is definitely going to be extreme threats that are all around. It’s paramount to keep the head protected in these conditions. A ballistic helmet would be most suitable for this. These helmets are capable of repelling some powerful gunfire, and they come in several different sizes and styles to fit the taste of any wearer.

In the U.S., the best body armor complies with the standards of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). If it does not, then it’s not a good choice to purchase.

Armor for Civilians

Unless you are someone with special connections of some sort, you won’t be able to get the same body armor that law enforcement and military personnel have. The armor that a regular person can buy is limited, but there is still a nice selection to choose from. My friends at SafeGuard Clothing offer a range of civilian body armors online so don’t panic, we can protect ourselves as well. It’s illegal to have some types of body armor in some jurisdictions, but it wouldn’t matter much with the end of the world approaching. If you are concerned with compliance of the law, check with your local jurisdictions.

Protection for the Kids and Pets

It doesn’t have to stop with the protection of the adults in the apocalypse, there is also body armor available for the beloved kids and pets as well. This armor is made of the same material and is just as capable as the armor that’s made for adults.

For the kids, body armor can come in an assortment of styles and sizes. There are even stylish backpacks for kids that are bullet resistant. As for the pets, body armor is designed for the larger breeds of dog. Law enforcement canines are commonly outfitted with bullet resistant armor, and the same is available for your pets.

The Safest Precautions

To survive the Ultimate Doomsday War, the best thing to do would be to find sufficient shelter. It’s important to know that body armor does not make someone invincible, although it does provide solid protection for the wearer. The best thing to do would be to stay sheltered and avoid the outside danger.

Win SafeGuard StealthPRO Body Armor

SafeGuard Body armor is giving away a set of their new StealthPRO™ Body Armor in celebration of the release of this new product. The StealthPRO™ armor features SAPI Pockets inside (Front and Back) for Hard Armor Plate Inserts! So You Get All The Benefits of The Breathable and Comfortable Stealth­™ Vest With Extra Level 4 Rifle Protection.

As SafeGuard states, “Basically We Have Created the Ultimate Covert Bullet Proof Vest!”

The winner of this contest will win a StealthPRO with Level 3a Vest With Additional Stab, Spike Level 2 Protection AND Two Level 3 Polyethylene Plates!

Available in Black or White.

To enter the contest:

  1. Go to SafeGuard Armor’s Facebook Page.
  2. Share the StealthPRO™ Giveaway post.
  3. Like their page.

The winner will be selected at random.

Closing Date: 28th June 2013 Good Luck!

Gear Review: SafeGuard Body Armor

I had the opportunity of recently receiving SafeGuard Body Armor’s Stealth Vest for review. Based on the fact that the vest I would be reviewing was both ballistic and edged blade protection, I expected something that was a little on the bulky side. This was not the case. My initial impression of the Stealth Body Armor could be summarized as,

An awesome piece of equipment that combines the technologies of ballistic armor with stab protection into one lightweight and comfortable to wear set of body armor.

My experience with body armor is extensive and I have had the opportunity to wear several different models from multiple manufacturers. The Stealth armor exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Some of the notable features of SafeGuard’s Stealth body armor include:

  • 100% DuPont Kevlar armor panels.
  • CoolMAX outer vest carrier.
  • Light weight, just over 5 lbs. (depending on size).
  • All SafeGuard Armor comes with a 5 year warranty.

The vest I was sent offers NIJ ballistic level II and HOSDB edged blade protection level 1 with a retail price of $476. So what kind of protection do you get for your money?

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) defines level II protection as:

Type II (9 mm; .357 Magnum)
Type II armor that is new and unworn shall be tested with 9 mm FMJ RN bullets with a specified mass of 8.0 g (124 gr) and a velocity of 398 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1305 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and with .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point (JSP) bullets with a specified mass of 10.2 g (158 gr) and a velocity of 436 m/s ± 9.1 m/ s (1430 ft/s ± 30 ft/s).
Type II armor that has been conditioned shall be tested with 9 mm FMJ RN bullets with a
specified mass of 8.0 g (124 gr) and a velocity of 379 m/s ±9.1 m/s (1245 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and with .357 Magnum JSP bullets with a specified mass of 10.2 g (158 gr) and a velocity of 408 m/s ±9.1 m/s (1340 ft/s ± 30 ft/s).

The edged blade protection standard used by SafeGuard is the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) of the United Kingdom also known as the Center for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). They are considered the leading global authority on testing methods of stab and spike protection for body armor.

Level 1 edged blade protection is defined as:

An E1 Strike Energy of 24 Joules +/- 0.50 or 17.7 FT/LBF +/- 0.36 and an E2 Strike Energy of 36 Joules +/- 0.60 or 26.6 FT/LBF +/- 0.44

So what does this mean?

There are two required levels of testing for stab protection. The first level (E1) is equal to a maximum allowable edged blade penetration of 7mm or 0.28 inches. The E1 level is limited to 7mm or 0.28 inches as a result of research that indicates penetration to the body by edged blades at this depth is unlikely to result in internal injuries to the body’s organs. The second level (E2) is equal to a 50% increase over the energy exerted for the first level. The E2 level is limited to a maximum allowable edged blade penetration of 20mm or 0.79 inches.

SafeGuard Stealth concealable body armor is incredibly comfortable. I followed the easy to use sizing guidelines outlined on SafeGuard’s website and the result was a great fitting vest with little fuss. Following the sizing guide also resulted in a vest that fit well while sitting, standing, driving, and did not interfere with carrying a pistol both concealed and while being openly carried. A major benefit that the SafeGuard armor offers over many other designs is the one piece, t-shirt style collar versus the typical velcro attachment shoulder pieces that tend to either fold up on themselves, dig into the shoulders, or sometimes both.

A note on concealable body armor…it is only as concealable as the accompanying articles of clothing allow it to be. The wearer might need a larger size shirt or overgarment in order to maintain the concealability of body armor. This helps maintain the single greatest advantage of having concealable armor, no one knows you are wearing it!

I will say that the Stealth armor is very effective in terms of protection and comfort regarding concealable armor. However, I was disappointed to see that the Stealth does not have the option of inserting a trauma plate. If this set of armor were to be used for undercover work or the user was in a position where they would be relying on the Stealth to protect them against multiple rounds or maybe rifle rounds, you could end up on the short end of the stick. That point aside, if I were looking for a set of concealable body armor, the Stealth by SafeGuard Armor would be on the top of my list.

*Ensure that you take all local, state, and federal laws into account if you are considering the purchase of body armor for personal or professional use.

**For more information about NIJ ballistic protection standards see the Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor (NIJ Standard-0101.06)

Safeguard Body Armor Giveaway

Have you ever considered adding body armor to your preps? Would you be interested in winning free body armor? Safeguard Armor is currently running a giveaway for a free set of their body armor. The giveaway is running through their Facebook page and will end on March 31st, 2013.

Click the picture below to be taken to the entry page for the contest.

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Why you need body armor:

  • In the event of societal collapse, no measure of protection will be too much. It is likely that acts of violence will be commonplace and body armor could save your life.
  • Working in an occupation that increases the level of risk that you are exposed to. Such professionals could include: First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS), Security Professionals, Medical Professionals, Corrections Officers, Public Officials, Late Shift Workers, Those who make house visits to unfamilar areas (Social Workers, Probation/Parole Officers), individuals who work with disgruntled customers, and professions that involve significant stressors that could cause a co-worker to act out with violence.
  • During a riot, the chance of being exposed to violence that could cause life-threatening injury significantly increases.

*Check all applicable laws to ensure that possession of body armor is legal where you live or plan on possessing body armor.

Direct contest link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.phpfbid=350495301729515&set=a.225803364198710.43005.150902671688780&type=1&relevant_count=1