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CATI Armor® provides a lighter line of body armor

Posted by CATI ARMOR® / POLICEONE.COM on Aug 28th 2018

CATI Armor is protecting cops with lighter, more secure body armorQ&A:1. Where did your company name originate from? Our company name originates from two distinct points in history. The first is the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC which is the famous battle of 300 Spartans against the Persian Empire. The second is the Battle of Gonzales during
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Is steel armor worth your money?

Posted by Andrew - The Firearms Blog on Aug 17th 2018

Choosing Body Armor: Is Steel Armor Worth Your Money?Posted July 26, 2017 in Other Gear & Gadgets by Andrew with 117 Comments I recently wrote a couple articles regarding steel armor that may have led some folks to believe that all steel armor is trash. That particular plate is like a stripper: It looks okay, but it’s full of issues. Not all steel armor is garbage, though. As with anything, there are compromises to be made in armor. If you don’t know much about armor, it is
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Real Armor Has Curves - CATI Armor® CQB Review

Posted by Andrew - The Firearms Blog on Aug 17th 2018

Real Armor Has Curves – CATI CQB reviewPosted September 13, 2017 in Daily News, Defense, Other Gear & Gadgets by Andrew with 10 CommentsTags: armor, body armor, cati, come and take it, CQB, Level III, lvl III, multi curve, steel, steel armor LEVEL 3+ PLATE It’s currently in fashion to disregard steel armor. To be sure, there are some significant differences between steel and ceramic composite armor, but there are a few things that steel can indeed do better than ceramic composite. It
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How technology tackles 3 of the biggest rifle-resistant body armor challenges

Posted by Yoona Ha - Police One on Aug 17th 2018

By Yoona HaWearing heavy steel armor on a sweltering summer day isn’t normally a hazard of police work. But it is a problem for officers who deal with the challenge of wearing body armor so uncomfortable that not wearing it at all is tempting at times. The CQB armor can be as little as 1/8 inch thick, which is rated Level IIIA for handgun th
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Why curves matter, and why youtube tests do not fit "real world" scenarios.

Posted by CATI ARMOR® on Aug 17th 2018

Real World vs. YouTube Mentality Real World vs. YouTube Mentality (NIJ Style Test)Daily we are asked to provide our opinion on particular armor/carrier setups as well as coatings to mitigate splatter and plate forming options. Often, to borrow a line from the classic movie, "Spies Like Us," we respond that “it depends on your particular arena of combat."For this article, we are going to tackle the question of splatter and comfort from different plate forming options.Base coat vs. Build-U
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