Yes, civilians are legally able to buy body armor such as bulletproof vests. As long as you haven't had a felony conviction, you are able to purchase a bulletproof vest online. That is, unless you live in Connecticut. In Connecticut, body armor purchases must be made face-to-face. We cannot ship to Connecticut, and we cannot ship to anyone who uses a Connecticut billing address.
Some states like are considering passing laws that make it harder for civilians to buy bulletproof vests. Because of this, we recommend buying your bulletproof vest sooner rather than later. If you feel you require the protection a bulletproof vest provides, it is wise to get one while they are readily available and inexpensive.
BulletSafe offers a comprehensive compilation of state-specific body armor regulations here.
There are many civilians who feel the need to own and wear a bullet proof vest in everyday situations. Examples of our customers:
- Jewelry store and pawn shop owners
- Convenience store owners and clerks
- ATM repairmen
- Victims of stalking or abuse
- Forest Rangers
- Attorneys and judges
- Homeowners who have suffered home invasions
- Residents of dangerous, high-crime areas
- Shooting range personnel
- Anyone who shoots at a gun range regularly
- Subpoena servers
- Body guards
- Private investigators
Whatever the reason, personal safety and security is extremely important to well-being. Owning a bulletproof vest has never been so reasonable. The BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest is effective at protecting wearers from most handgun rounds. Because it features plate carriers and is upgradable, it is easy to customize this vest to protect you in every situation.