Will it hurt if I get shot while wearing a Bulletproof Vest?
Yes, this is unavoidable even when wearing the top dollar vests on the market.
Bulletproof Vests do not make the energy of a bullet disappear, they simply disperse that energy to a wider area, minimizing the damage as a result. This is why people who are hit typically display bruising or other injuries at the point of impact.
Our testing indicates that being shot while wearing a bulletproof vest has a similar impact to being struck in the gut with a rubber mallet. While unpleasant, this is still much better than having a bullet penetrate your body and pierce internal organs.
Vests have the potential to save your life, but we cannot guarantee a painless shot any more than the rest of the industry.