New FBI Body Armor Test Protocol

Beginning in the early 1990's when the IWBA and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment first publicly unveiled the serious errors and flaws with NIJ testing, it has been obvious that a new body armor test methodology was needed. The recent problems with Zylon and polyethelene/laminate materials, along with the unethical behavior of many in the body armor industry has only reinforced the need for improved testing.

Today the new FBI Body Armor Test Protocol was publicly released. This superbly conceived FBI body armor assessment is the finest in existence, far surpassing that of the NIJ. I highly recommend this cutting-edge and innovative program; it is the new standard for body armor evaluation and will greatly contribute to improved officer safety.

All who rely on body armor to protect them in harms way owe the FBI and SSA Buford Boone an immense debt of gratitude.
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Outstanding!

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This is excellent. It should really make a difference. Thanks for the link Doc.

Even better is that the round for the contact shot is a +P+ sxt round! This ought to expose the laminate BS to the masses!

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Awesome Doc!

Now I know the FBI has tested a whole bunch of vests. Thats just how they are. I'd love to see the results. Im off to search the web to find them, or call the FBI direct for the results. I will report my findings as I have them!

 

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I believe they are only using one of these manufacturers out of this whole list. Great info doc

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Originally posted by ru1096:
Awesome Doc!

Now I know the FBI has tested a whole bunch of vests. Thats just how they are. I'd love to see the results. Im off to search the web to find them, or call the FBI direct for the results. I will report my findings as I have them!

This vendor, Applied Tactical Technologies, advertises their NIJ-IV+ Model 4520 plate to be "FBI-Rated" even though the aforementioned Body Armor Test Protocol only extends, if I recall correctly, to soft armor. Is there some kind of in-house FBI Hard Armor Protocol that I'm unaware of or is this vendor pulling a fast one? They also claim this Model 4520 is XSAPI Standard compliant and it's good for M993 and M995. They're a fairly obscure vendor so I'm really quite unsure if they can be trusted with such bold claims for such a light and (on paper) effective plate.

http://www.att-tactical.com/at...cs_rifle-plates.html

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