Body Armor Testing
Our body armor is meticulously engineered and outperforms government, law enforcement, and military standards. We use only the highest quality, lab tested, super dense, American made armor plates. All of our Body Armor exceeds United States government specifications for body armor and ballistic resistance provided through the U.S Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice. All Armor also exceeds all government stab,spike, and shrapnel protection benchmarks. Every piece of body armor is inspected, tested, manufactured, and hand assembled in the USA. All testing is also performed at impartial 3rd party government weapons laboratories. We believe proper testing and assembly can only happen in the U.S and at government approved weapons and armor inspection sites. We are the best body armor manufacturers so we only manufacture one line of body armor.
Our armor is tested exclusively by United States government accredited weapons laboratories. Any body armor used in our bulletproof vests must not only meet government armor specifications and military grade standards but exceed them by a significant margin in order to ensure that our ballistic armor is performs beyond even national armor guidelines, military armor specifications, and police body armor standards. That’s why all business operations, sourcing, materials, armor testing, and body armor assembly are performed only in the United States. To ensure proper oversight and execution on every bulletproof vest.
The standards for body armor set by the government are published and maintained by the NIJ, the National Institute for Justice. The NIJ has separate standards for ballistic protection and stab protection and all of our body armor plates exceeds both of these standards. NIJ standard 0101.06 describes the qualifications for ballistic protection and sets 5 levels of protection, depending on the caliber of ammunition they defeat. All Gorilla Body Armor meets and exceeds NIJ III (level 5) standards.
As outlined in the NIJ ballistic standards, all of our armor plates are tested by government certified third party weapons testing laboratories in order to ensure the highest quality of safety for every armored ballistic plate. In order for ballistic resistant plates to be NIJ certified they go through a rigorous torture test consisting of drops, rapid temperature changes, repeated strikes and more. The bulletproof armored plates are tested for their ballistic protection both before and after the torture test to be absolutely positive that they provide the stated protection even after years of wear and tear. So you know you can depend on Gorilla Armor for the best quality, government reviewed, and weapon laboratory test ballistic plates and body armor vests.
Additionally, our armor exceeds the standards set by NIJ III standard 0115.00 for stab protection from both edged blades and spikes. An edged blade is any blade that you might come across in a normal “on the street” situation. A spike is defined as a homemade or improvised blade or device for puncture, most commonly associated with a corrections environment. This level of stab protection also conveys shrapnel protection to our users. So no matter where you are or what you're doing, you can feel safe and confident wearing Gorilla Armor.