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HESCO® products have been protecting brave men and women in the military for more than 20 years. Now, we provide that same heritage of protection and confidence to the heroes of law enforcement with our line of cutting edge ballistic resistant body armor.
Our products are engineered to exceed the rigorous National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards.
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Use our Threat Performance Matrix for Stand Alone Rifle Plates as a guide for choosing the ballistic insert that best meets your specific needs.
Models are listed by Series along with NIJ Threat Level (if applicable) and comparative weight/thickness followed by a list of threats each plate is designed to defeat.
Tested to meet or exceed NIJ Standard-0101.06 ballistic resistance, we utilize cutting edge technology and test all of our products to the limit, giving you confidence to do your job.
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HESCO BALLISTIC INSERTS are manufactured to the highest quality standards at our state of the art facility in Aberdeen, Washington, USA.
We specialize in the research, engineering, design, production and fulfillment of body armor solutions, using only the finest materials available, so you can rely on the performance you expect when it counts most.
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HESCO BODY ARMOR is available in a number of shapes and sizes as well as various curvatures, weights and thicknesses.
A properly fitted torso plate should not interfere with the comfortable movement of the arms and shoulders. If a plate is too large, it can impede mobility and result in difficulty holding, aiming or discharging a weapon which can result in fatigue and inaccuracy.
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We sell exclusively through our distribution network and trusted retailers. Searching online for your preferred plates is the quickest way to find a retailer with that model in stock. If you would prefer to buy in person, use our contact form to let us know where you are located and we will connect you with a distributor that can assist you with pricing and purchase.
Improved comfort and fit is a distinguishing factor between single and multi-curve designs. The more comfortable the armor is to wear, the more likely it is to be worn. Multi-curve models are designed to fit more ergonomically and anatomically when positioned against the human torso. This translates into an improved range of motion and longer wearability in the field. Hesco offers both single and multi-curve models to accommodate most any budget. For more information consult our Fitted for Purpose guide.
Generally, plate shape is a matter of personal preference or a choice made at law enforcement or other department levels. Shooter Cuts with more severe shoulder angles offer an increased range of motion. SAPI Cuts with slightly less severe angles are a military cut now available for law enforcement and other use. Some users prefer Full Cut with no shoulder cut-off angles for use as a backplate. For more information contact email@example.com or your local Hesco Armor distributor.
In addition to possible department regulations, some factors to consider regarding NIJ Level include: Select armor designed to defeat ammunition used in your own firearm or in weapons known to be used in the area you patrol; know if your armor will be used as part of an Active Shooter Kit or worn for extended periods; know what firearms are used by your workforce; be aware of sport shooting or hunting in your area. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your local Hesco Armor distributor.
Cordura® nylon is the rugged, tear and water-resistant fabric covering used on most Hesco armor models. We also offer a sprayed-on polyurea coating by Rhino Liner® as an option on some models.
We’re working on a comprehensive list of compatible carriers to help you with your purchase decisions. In the meantime, we recommend consulting your Hesco distributor for further advice and product recommendations.