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A Kevlar vest in basically a bullet proof vest which is designed to avoid injuries to the sensitive organ system located in the chest and abdomen.

The importance of Kevlar vests and armor vest in saving a life

Posted on January 23rd, 2010

The armor vest is a protective coating of your chest which helps in slowing down the bullet and spreading the energy produced by the bullet to a larger area on the vest, thus saving the bullet to pierce completely through the armor. The vest is generally made up of the man-made fabrics. Various sheet of these fabrics are put together to form a tough wall against the bullet. The vest helps in expending the energy of the bullets and distorts them until the bullet loses momentum and finally stops.

The armor vests are used on a large scale by the police forces, military, security forces etc since they have been able to guarantee a life saving protection. If you are wearing a Kevlar vest and a bullet hits you, you will feel like you have been hit by a sledge hammer, however, the impact will not be life threatening and you will be able to breathe. The body armor or bullet proof vests mainly refers to the clothing designed to be resistive to the bullets, however, these vests are not actually bullet proof and only helps in slowing down the bullet and spreading the force to a larger area so that the damage on the impact is minimal.

These armor vests are made up of numerous coatings or layers of woven and laminated fabrics which helps in defending the piercing action of the bullet. The basic function of these body armors is just to reduce the injuries caused by the firearm bullets or from the sharp fragments in case of a blast. Many different types of these Kevlar vests have helped in saving the life of numerous people, mainly those who are a part of the defense services or law-enforcing services.

To stop the bullet from penetrating through the armor vest and entering the body, these vests generally works by soaking up the energy of the bullet fired. For doing this, they use sheets of strong fiber materials to grab the bullet and spread its energy through an expanded area on the vest. When using a Kevlar vest, this action may cause the bullet to bend. In case of the handguns, the bullets have a strong tendency to mushroom in the shape of a dished plate against the strong coating of the vest and help to stop the shot.

These days the armor vests manufactured by the body armor industry have a much more sophisticated concept as compared to the vests used during the older times. Today Kevlar vests are both flexible and lightweight and can almost pass for usual clothing, thanks to nanotechnology. The body armor vests that are used today are made up of special and highly resistive futuristic fabric that you can completely rely on to save you from extensive life threatening injuries in a tough spot. The body armor manufacturers are still trying to improve on the quality of the vests and making them more comfortable to wear.

Armor vest can provide you the protection from sudden shots. If you are looking for some good quality Kevlar vest you can explore the sites of the dealers.

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