• Do you know your armor plate protection choices when it comes to an active shooter incident or other operation that might involve rounds that soft armor isn't rated to stop? No? Well, we are here to help you sort out your options. The hard armor plates that fit inside front and back pockets in armor carriers offer protection against rifle rounds, and some protect against armor-piercing rounds. Armor plates are available in two different types that are recognized by the NIJ. Type 3 plates are rated to stop rifle rounds. Type...

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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...

    | Posted in Civilian Armor |

  • As the benchmark supplier of trusted, high-quality protective armor, HighCom steps up to the challenge of providing the best possible ballistic armor to US Military and Law Enforcement personnel. The importance of partnering with the top suppliers of high-quality raw materials used in our manufacturing process cannot be understated.  With over 20 years of industry experience, we have experimented with, tested, and evaluated every method available for increasing the effectiveness of ballistic materials and design. Body armor has evolved tremendously over the last decade with advancements constantly made to both...

    | Posted in Manufacturing |

  • Our primary mission at HighCom is saving lives. As a USA manufacturer, HighCom has supplied personal protective equipment to America’s law enforcement agencies for over two decades. Because law enforcement officers depend on body armor to protect them, we are honored to be in partnership with the Safe Surfin’ Foundation to help our law enforcement brothers/sisters be better protected from those they protect us from. Safe Surfin’s “Protect the Protectors,” initiative does just that by providing critical body armor to cash strapped police agencies nationwide. Protect the Protectors was launched after...

  • Here at HighCom, we know that choosing rifle armor for your organization is not something to be taken lightly. There is a myriad of choices for companies in the marketplace that supply armor. It may literally be a life or death decision and should be made after considerable research.While organizations have many other options in the marketplace, there are key considerations one must consider when procuring rifle armor. 1. Does the armor have active NIJ certifications? Armor protection is vital for our nations safety forces and military. Deadly threats facedby...

    | Posted in Rifle Armor |

  • Today is a special day: HighCom’s 20th Anniversary From the beginning, HighCom had a goal of protecting lives from bullets and bombs using innovative technologies.  It is amazing to think about how far material science and armor technology has come since then, and we are proud of the role HighCom has played in this revolution. While being a U.S. manufacturer and distribution source for over a million pieces of armor throughout the world, we have been a strong partner for military and law enforcement since day one. Today though, we...

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