Stopping bullets

NIJ 0101.06 Known simply as NIJ O6, this standard establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor. The key ingredients in the NIJ 06 testing recipe are: providing adequate protection...


NIJ 06 may have been a game changer when it comes to body armor design, but it wasn’t a game stopper. As manufacturers continue to create body armor that meets the new standard, they have kept a trained eye on the wearer himself.

“If vests aren’t comfortable, officers won’t wear them; and when an officer won’t wear their vest, the vest can’t do its job,” says Milligan. “We want to build armor that officers want to wear, so that what they wear can help saves their lives.”

 

Ronnie Garrett is a freelance writer based in Fort Atkinson, Wis.

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