BulletSafe Alpha Bulletproof Vest

BulletSafe Alpha Bulletproof Vest

BulletSafe Alpha Bulletproof Vest

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The BulletSafe Alpha Vest is a full, combat ready bulletproof vest that offers twice the protective area of other bulletproof vests. This vest offers level IIIA protection in areas that other vests don’t cover. The BulletSafe Alpha Vest offers standard front and rear protection as well as shoulder, collar, wrap-around side protection, and a drop-down groin protector. It also offers a full M.O.L.L.E. system, 6 utility pouches, and front and rear plate pockets.

The BulletSafe Alpha Vest will stop handgun rounds up to a .44 Magnum and will do so over a larger area than almost any other bulletproof vest. If you want the most possible protection, you’ll want a BulletSafe Alpha Vest.

If you need rifle protection, utilize the front and rear plate pockets and add BulletSafe Ballistic Plates to them. This will give you NIJ level IV protection, the highest level the NIJ tests.

What is class IIIA and why is it right for me? Level IIIA (3A) is typically the highest level of protection you will find in soft armor. Our vest will protect you from everything from a BB gun to a .44 Magnum. Most gun violence is committed with hand guns, so choosing a BulletSafe Vest is a smart move.

How is this vest different than the standard BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest? The BulletSafe Alpha is very similar to the standard BulletSafe vest. It uses the same materials for the carrier and the ballistic panels. The difference is that the BulletSafe Alpha has protection in areas that the standard vest does not. It protects your shoulders, neck, groin and even wraps around your sides. The Alpha vest also provides storage for your gear. With it’s full M.O.L.L.E. system you can buy accessory pouches and mounts for all sorts of things you want to use while on duty.

The BulletSafe Alpha Vest is available in four sizes: M, L, XL, and 2XL.

The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest Size Chart Please use this helpful BulletSafe size chart. We use your height and weight to determine your vest size. This size might be different than what size shirt you wear. Bulletproof vests do not stretch, and do not have to contain your shoulders, so you cannot order them the same way that you order a t-shirt.
(Sizing chart) http://www.bulletsafe.com/bulletsafe-alpha-vest1.html

What are the pouches on the front and back for? The BulletSafe Alpha Vest has eight pouches. The six small pouches on the front of the vest are for carrying whatever you like. They are convenient for ammunition magazines, flashlights or other items. The two large pouches—one on the front and one on the rear—are for ballistic plates. These are useful if you ever decide that you want protection from rifle rounds or heavier weaponry. If that is the case, you’ll need to acquire our ballistic plates. We have a great plate at a great price and it fits perfectly in these pockets.

Another note on bulletproof vest sizing: Your bulletproof vest needs to fit in one main area: around your navel. The length of the vest is not important as you can use the shoulder straps to adjust it; be concerned only with diameter of your midsection. If you are a thin man with a large belly, try to order at the top of your size range so that you can fasten the vest around your mid-section. If you are a competitive cyclist with large legs and a slender waist, order at the bottom of your size range.

What bullets can this vest protect against? A level IIIA vest can protect against almost all handgun rounds. IIIA vests (ours included) are tested with bullets up to a .44 Magnum, a really powerful round. This vest will protect again smaller rounds as well. We are quite comfortable in saying that a class IIIA vest will protect you from almost any handgun you will encounter and certainly any handgun that someone conceals. Handgun violence makes up most of the shooting injuries in the US, so this bulletproof vest offers a great level of protection for you.

What won’t it protect against? No vest will protect against every bullet, and a IIIA vest won’t protect against heavy rifle fire (unless you add armor plates). That is why our vest has front and rear plate pockets and why we sell ballistic plates as well.

Why does BulletSafe make this vest? The standard BulletSafe vest offers great protection at a really low price, but some folks kept asking for more. Does it have M.O.L.L.E.? How about collar protection? Shoulder protection? Groin protector? We decided to offer one product that had all of that. Also, our prices are much, much lower than other companies that make body armor, so we wanted to see what we could offer for the price of their vests. With a budget of $699 we decided to see what we could offer. It turns out we can offer a whole lot.

Is the collar protection removable? Yes. The entire collar is easily removable; this makes the vest much more comfortable to wear. It attaches with velcro and can be removed and reinstalled easily. It also makes the vest easier to put on and take off.

Additional Plate Protection: 1 & 2

(1) “The BulletSafe ALPHA PLATE” – Is an ultralight, Level III plate The BulletSafe Alpha Plate offers NIJ 0101.06 Level III protection at 3.3lbs and $299. It is the best-value, ultralight, rifle-resistant plate on the market.

Our Ultralight Level III Plate is Just $299. BulletSafe strives to make great protection available for everyone. That is why we provide this ultralight polyethylene plate for approximately 1/2 of what other people offer it for.

When is this the right plate? Active Shooter Situations and People That Wear It Often. BulletSafe thinks that this is the perfect plate for people who will see active-shooter situations often. While our ceramic plate offers great protection, some customers need to wear their plates so often that they want the lightest thing possible. These folks will want the BulletSafe Alpha Plate.

This Ballistic Plate Is A Standard Size The BulletSafe Ballistic Plate fits securely in the pocket of the BulletSafe Bullet Proof Vest. It also fits in most standard plate carriers. It is 11 7/8 inches tall, 10 inches across, and 1.0 inches in depth. It is curved to fit close to your body, and features a nylon cover that protects it from the sun and typical wear and tear.

Is this the best Lightweight Ballistic Plate on the market? Yes, not only is it within 1 lb. of the lightest plates, it is far less expensive than anything comparable. At $299 it is a great value.

How many Ballistic Plates should I buy? It depends on how much protection you desire. SWAT teams and those who expect to be shot at from the front wear one ballistic plate in the chest pocket. Those who are in warzones wear two ballistic plates: one in the front pocket, and one in back. Analyze your unique situation to decide on how many plates you will need.

What is the protection level of this plate? The BulletSafe Alpha Plate Has a Full NIJ 0101.06 Level III certification. It will stop 6 steel jacketed rounds from a 7.62mm M80 with a mass of 9.6g and a velocity of 2780 ft/s. We should note that this plate will also stop rounds from ARs and AKs that are slower and lighter than this. This protection level is perfect for people who are concerned about active shooter situations and need rifle protection.

What is the protection level when used in your vest? This plate was certified alone as level III. With a level IIIA vest behind it we expect improved performance, but cannot say if it will pass the NIJ level IV certification.

How long is the life? This plate is guaranteed to work and stop bullets as promised for five years. After those five years, there is not enough research on the materials used to be 100% sure that the plate will continue to stop bullets as promised. For this reason, the plate has a useful life of 5 years.

Is this plate made in the USA? Yes. It is molded in Aberdeen, Washington, Quality control is done in Troy, Michigan, and the fibers are sourced from US manufacturers. This plate satisfies all of the requirements of the Made In The USA designation in that over 95% of its content and labor is from the US.

(2) “BulletSafe Ballistic Plates” offer Level IV protection when used in conjunction with the BulletSafe Bullet Proof Vest. Adding ballistic plates to your Level IIIA Bullet Proof Vest gives you the highest level of protection available. This combination protects you not only from handgun fire, but from rifle fire as well.

The Ballistic Plate is only $169. BulletSafe strives to make great protection available for everyone. That is why we provide the lightweight protection of a ceramic plate for the price of a heavy steel one.

The Ballistic Plate comes in one size. The BulletSafe Ballistic Plate fits securely in the pocket of the BulletSafe Bullet Proof Vest. It is 11 7/8 inches tall, 10 inches across, and 0.80 inches in depth. It is curved to fit close to your body, and features a nylon cover that protects it from the sun and typical wear and tear.

Is this the best Ballistic Plate on the market? Yes, and it is available at the best price. It is guaranteed to make your Level IIIA Vest into a Level IV Vest. It weighs only 5.65 lbs, and is made from a ceramic material that contains alumina and High Strength Polyethylene. This plate is significantly lighter than a steel plate while comparable in price. The BulletSafe Ballistic Plate is a great value.

How many Ballistic Plates should I buy? It depends on how much protection you desire. SWAT teams and those who expect to be shot at from the front wear one ballistic plate in the chest pocket. Those who are in warzones wear two ballistic plates: one in the front pocket, and one in back. Analyze your unique situation to decide on how many plates you will need.

Is this a SAPI Plate? Our plate is not currently in use by the US Military, but it offers protection similar to the Enhanced Small Arms Protection Insert (ESAPI) and more protection than the Small Arms Protection Insert SAPI plate. Our plate is the same size as the Medium SAPI and ESAPI plates and is the same weight as the ESAPI plate.

What is the protection level of this plate when used alone? Our plate provides NIJ level III protection when used alone, such as in a plate carrier. This will protect against non-armor piercing .223 and 7.62 x 51mm rounds. For heavier rounds and level IV protection, the plate needs to be used in conjunction with our bulletproof vest.

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