Body armor is used by law enforcement personnel and soldiers to protect them from firearms and other forms of injury sustained in the line of duty. Bulletproof vests are typically a bulletproof vest designed to protect the wearer against any projectiles coming from a gun or other firearm. The vest’s primary application is for protection against firearms. However, it can also provide protection to the wearer from any other type of injury coming from a crime scene or street attack. The vest is often accompanied with other personal protective equipment like a bulletproof helmet and Kevlar gloves.
The lead section of this article may be too brief to adequately summarize all important points about the subject. Please think about expanding the lead section to give an easily accessible overview of the material. A bulletproof vest is generally known as “bulletproof” because it stops the bullet before it hits its target and enters the body. Traditional vests only stop bullets and leave the assailant free to run away or pursue the victim. A bulletproof vest with a ballistic helmet attached provides a higher level of defense against handguns because it effectively covers the head, usually protected by the assailant’s head or neck.
It would not be accurate to call a bulletproof vest a substitute for other self-defense items like pepper spray or stun guns. Neither is it intended to replace the baton or the duty belt. Purchasing and using a vest does not mean you have outsourced your self-defense strategy to some bodyguard or girlfriend.