A SAFE PACK: The Only Choice for Your Child
When situations take a turn for the worse, and an active shooter puts a child at risk, body armor can help to make the difference between life or death. Choosing the most appropriate body armor for your child can be a daunting task, so we are here to guide you through the process. We will analyze and consider some key factors in choosing body armor, and think that you will find A SAFE PACK to be the only choice for your child.
The following are some items to consider:
- Soft, flexible armor (level IIIa)is only applicable for knives, pistols, and shotguns. Although,A SAFE PACK can sell a flexible plate, we feel as though this type puts a child in a more dangerous situation because it can provide a false sense of security.
- Armor is rated by level. The higher the level, the more protectionit provides. Soft armor is generally a level IIIa or below, and hard armor is III and above; the higher the number, the greater the level of protection. Armor is rated at level I, II, IIIa, III, IV, and V
- Level IIIa WILL NOT STOP a 7.62 round.
- Choosing body armor is NOT about compromise; A SAFE PACK provides the greatest protection for the price, with very few draw backs.
- Curved plates are preferred over flat plates.
- Weight does matter, especially where a child is concerned.
- Full body armor is not practical.
- Steel or ceramic armor is not practical; steel is heavy and ceramic breaks and will not absorb many hits.
“Bulletproof” does NOT mean Bullet Proof
NOTHING is foolproof; ANYTHING can be permeated, even an armored tank. No gun silencer makes a gunshot totally silent and even unbreakable china can break. With that said, NO body armor will protect 100% of the time, but A SAFE PACK gives the BEST chance of surviving the attack of an active shooter. ALL body armors are considered “ballistic” plates because they are designed and used to stop bullets.
Types of Body Armor
Buyers can often confuse brand names with material. Body armor is steel, ceramic or synthetic/UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) plastic.For example, Kevlar is a synthetic fiber trademarked by DuPont. A SAFE PACK is made from a plastic fiber fabric called polyethylene.
Each material has its pluses and minuses:
- Least expensive
- Weighs the most
- Very durable
- Forms spalling upon impact unless specifically coated
- Most costly
- Weighs the least
- Not durable
- Disintegrates after being hit only a few times
UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) plastic:
- Happy medium between ceramic and steel
- Back face deformities occur after multiple hits, although, the integrity of the shield remains
- Passes through metal detectors
Body Plate “Cuts”
“Cut” refers to the outline shape of the plate and is generally a matter of personal preference.The following are the cuts currently available through different manufactures: