Personal Protection Options for Civilians - Active Shooter Situation

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Is personal armor protection necessary for civilians? 

Will you really ever have the need to protect yourself from someone shooting at you? Well, let us consider this. In 2015, there were 372 multiple-victim shootings in the US, that killed 475 people and wounded 1,870 more. Overall in 2015, 13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms and 26,819 people were injured. We’ve all heard about active shooters, terrorism, campus violence, school shootings, and workplace violence. What about the scorned relationship, raging driver, disgruntled employee, or angry neighbor? You can never predict when or where someone will indiscriminately take their anger out on anyone in their path. 

When the police become notified of an active shooter situation in progress, they will respond as quickly as possible and do all they can. But from the moment that the first shot rings out until the police can engage an active shooter, it is likely that the shooter will have already inflicted serious injuries or mortal wounds. The Department of Homeland Security research reveals that the average duration of an active shooter incident at a school is 12.5 minutes. Overall, 66.9 percent of the incidents had ended before police even arrived at the scene and could engage the shooter. 

Your Options in Civilian Armor Protection

So, what are your options when it comes to when it comes to personal protection from gun violence, whether for yourself or a loved one? Did you know that ballistic armor protection is not just for police anymore and it is no longer limited to upper body vests? From blankets and wall panels to backpacks and armor inserts, HighCom touts a high-quality line of personal armor products to protect you from ballistic threats. And though some companies may sell armor to consumers, only HighCom has the Civilian Armor Systems (CAS) line of products. All of HighCom’s Civilian Armor Systems products are NIJ Standard 0108.01 compliant to provide protection against handgun threats as well as certain rifle threats. 

Check out this HighCom Civilian Armor Range Demonstration


HighCom offers two Civilian Armor inserts, the Level III and the Level IIIA. Both of these inserts are available in custom sizing and can be inserted in any case or baggage you may be carrying. 

HighCom’s Defender line of Civilian Armor Inserts is the top-of-the-line when it comes to personal and professional defense against ballistic threats, whether for yourself or a loved one. Our inserts are designed, developed, and manufactured using state-of-the-art processes and equipment to ensure high quality and high performance when deployed by operators throughout numerous tactical and urban situations.

Our inserts are both internally and independently tested in accordance with the strictest criteria in adherence to the NIJ 0108.01 standard.  We also perform additional testing against V50 and special threat inserts currently available in a Level IIIA for handgun protection.

In addition to HighCom's Defender CAS stand alone Inserts, we also offer Defender C.A.S. Cases, a single source solution for a tablet and laptop case with an insert included that offers Level IIIA ballistic resistance against handgun threats.  

We also currently offer two backpack options: the Basic High Sierra School Bag and the Advanced 5.11 Rush 12 Backpack, which come with our Civilian Armor Level IIIA ballistic Insert and several quality backpack features.

Check out Level IIIA Civilian Body Armor vs 10mm 

Check out this Civilian Body Armor vs AR15 and AK47 Demonstration

We live in a dangerous world. If you take the time to prepare yourself for the possibility of violence, you will multiply your chances of survival. You do not have to live in a dangerous neighborhood, work in a risky job, or have been the victim of threats to fall victim to violence. You could go to almost any school or job in any town and one day find yourself becoming the target of a violent crime or in the middle of an active shooter scenario. It is wise to see the value in having personal armor protection in case you find yourself in the middle of the unthinkable. Even if your life is not in a constant threat, it is always best to prepare. 

Here at HighCom, your personal safety and security are vitally important to us. We don’t take anything more serious. Protective armor has never been so reasonable and the inserts are easy to customize for whatever your need. Slip an armor insert in your bag. Take it with you. Keep it near you. Have it when you really need it.

Enter Our Civilian Armor Giveaway With AR15.COM!

We've partnered with AR15.COM this month to give away FOUR Level IIIA Civilian Armor Inserts. A winner will be selected each week of the giveaway: July 23, July 30, August 6, and August 13. Check out AR15.COM video below where they test our Level IIIA Inserts against several handgun calibers, full auto Mac-10, MP5SD and 12 gauge buckshot and slugs. Enter Giveaway here for a chance to win our Level IIIA Civilian Armor Insert! 


Civilian Armor vs. Magnum, Mac-10, Mp5, and Shotgun

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