A bulletproof vest, ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can be capable of protecting the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles, and small fragments from explosives such as hand grenades.
Metal or ceramic plates can be used with a soft vest, providing additional protection from rifle rounds, and metallic components or tightly woven fiber layers can give soft armour resistance to stab and slash attacks from knives and similar close-quarter weapons.
Kevlar offers 2 points of protection against most attacks. Kevlar weave “binds” spinning bullets and so negates up to 4 points of AP from bullets.
|Kevlar Vest||+2 / +4 vs. bullets||8||Covers torso only|
|Kevlar Vest w/inserts||+4 / +8 vs. bullets||12||Covers torso only|
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