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 We're going to purchase body armor in the near future. Do you have any advice or suggestions?

  • The NIJ Selection and Application Guide 0101.06 to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor, contains important information to assist agencies and individual officers in selecting, purchasing, and caring for body armor. Please see the link here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/247281.pdf.

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