Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Body Armor

So a buddy of mine, who is headed overseas as a contractor, called me yesterday. He wanted to know about body armor. He remembered this article about flawed body armor from Point Blank. He wanted to get the best that there is, but didn't know what that was. I was happy to oblige. To my knowledge, the height of personal body armor is SOV™ Flexible Body Armor from Pinnacle Armor®. Their site states that:
Developments in body armor over the last thirty years are numerous, but very few actually have revolutionized the industry. The last two major developments were the introduction of Kevlar and Spectra products which significantly lowered weights compared to ballistic nylon. Now, Pinnacle Armor presents a revolutionary technology called DRAGON SKIN®, the first practical, FLEXIBLE BODY ARMOR that defeats rifle rounds.

Pinnacle Armor was founded by a noted inventor and author in the field of ballistic armor, Murray Neal. Mr. Neal has relied on his combined expertise of ballistic sciences and field experience to jointly achieve a quantum leap in technology-the first flexible body armor that defeats rifle fire. Now you can wear armor that flexes and molds to the contours of your body and allows for greater coverage than a rigid 10" x 12" plate which is the typical coverage offered in current technology.

SOV™ flexible armor is completely fabricated in the USA for American Special Forces, Police Tactical Teams and approved foreign militaries.

I have friends that swear by it, although I haven't yet made the leap.