Having the right protective gear can mean the difference between surviving a serious calamity and dying. There are many individuals that unsuspectingly come under fire who were not properly protected. If you are in an employment position that requires a certain level of protection, then you should consider some of the many bulletproof products that are available on the market.
You may already know that you can purchase body armor that can be worn under or over your clothes. Depending on the rating of the vest, you may be protected from many types of small arms fire, as well as bullets from rifles. However, there are additional products that can be purchased which protect you from specific arms fire and are functional for everyday use.
Individuals that require a lower degree of protection and do not want to or need to wear a bulletproof vest can purchase bags and briefcases that will provide them with the shield that they need. Typically, the bags that consumers can purchase will provide up to a Type IIIA rating which will stop bullets such as .22, .38, .357 Magnum, 9mm, .40 and .44 Magnum calibers.
When confronted with a situation where you may be fired upon, these bags open quickly to afford protection against an oncoming bullet. If you have purchased a briefcase, the case will open to 180 degrees, allowing you to hold the top and bottom portion of the bag as a shield. Other models of bulletproof bags may also contain additional layers that can shield the body from head to toe when it is opened.
These products are normally made out of Kevlar, which is a special yarn-thread that is woven into the garment to create a protective cloth. The cloth is then cut and layered into the shape of the product. There are also other bulletproof materials, such as Spectra Shield, that may be used to create other body armor products.
Many companies have created clothing options for individuals seeking every day protection that prefer not to wear regular body armor. These companies have created jackets and other items that provide the same protection as the bags mentioned above. These jackets have the ability for extra plates to be added to increase the rating if the needed arises.
If you are considering the purchase of protective gear, then you should take the time to determine what you are needs will be. Bulletproof products that are discrete can provide you the protection you require without having the wear traditional body armor.