BulletSafe Alpha Vest


BulletSafe Alpha Vest

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The BulletSafe Alpha Vest is a full, combat ready bulletproof vest that offers twice the protective area of other bulletproof vests. This vest offers level IIIA protection in areas that other vests don’t cover. The BulletSafe Alpha Vest offers standard front and rear protection as well as shoulder, collar, wrap-around side protection, and a drop-down groin protector. It also offers a full M.O.L.L.E. system, 6 utility pouches, and front and rear plate pockets.

The BulletSafe Alpha Vest will stop handgun rounds up to a .44 Magnum and will do so over a larger area than almost any other bulletproof vest. If you want the most possible protection, you’ll want a BulletSafe Alpha Vest.

If you need rifle protection, utilize the front and rear plate pockets and add BulletSafe Ballistic Plates to them. This will give you NIJ level IV protection, the highest level the NIJ tests.

What is class IIIA and why is it right for me? Level IIIA (3A) is typically the highest level of protection you will find in soft armor. Our vest will protect you from everything from a BB gun to a .44 Magnum. Most gun violence is committed with hand guns, so choosing a BulletSafe Vest is a smart move.

How is this vest different than the standard BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest? The BulletSafe Alpha is very similar to the standard BulletSafe vest. It uses the same materials for the carrier and the ballistic panels. The difference is that the BulletSafe Alpha has protection in areas that the standard vest does not. It protects your shoulders, neck, groin and even wraps around your sides. The Alpha vest also provides storage for your gear. With it’s full M.O.L.L.E. system you can buy accessory pouches and mounts for all sorts of things you want to use while on duty.

The BulletSafe Alpha Vest is available in four sizes: M, L, XL, and 2XL.

The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest Size Chart Please use this helpful BulletSafe size chart. We use your height and weight to determine your vest size. This size might be different than what size shirt you wear. Bulletproof vests do not stretch, and do not have to contain your shoulders, so you cannot order them the same way that you order a t-shirt.

Bulletproof Vest Size Chart

Another note on bulletproof vest sizing: Your bulletproof vest needs to fit in one main area: around your navel. The length of the vest is not important as you can use the shoulder straps to adjust it; be concerned only with diameter of your midsection. If you are a thin man with a large belly, try to order at the top of your size range so that you can fasten the vest around your mid-section. If you are a competitive cyclist with large legs and a slender waist, order at the bottom of your size range.

What bullets can this vest protect against? A level IIIA vest can protect against almost all handgun rounds. IIIA vests (ours included) are tested with bullets up to a .44 Magnum, a really powerful round. This vest will protect again smaller rounds as well. We are quite comfortable in saying that a class IIIA vest will protect you from almost any handgun you will encounter and certainly any handgun that someone conceals. Handgun violence makes up most of the shooting injuries in the US, so this bulletproof vest offers a great level of protection for you.

What won’t it protect against? No vest will protect against every bullet, and a IIIA vest won’t protect against heavy rifle fire (unless you add armor plates). That is why our vest has front and rear plate pockets and why we sell ballistic plates as well.

What are the dimensions of the BulletSafe Alpha Bulletproof Vest?

Dimensions by Vest Size
Height of each protective panel
Total protection area
12.7 lbs.
890 sq. inches
13.6 lbs.
910 sq. inches
Extra Large
14.5 lbs.
930 sq. inches
16.3 lbs.
1050 sq. inches

Can I buy this? Is it legal for me to own it? Unless you have a felony conviction, you can legally order and own a bullet proof vest. The law does not limit your ability to be safe. We can ship vests to 49 states (not Connecticut, and not internationally). If you live in CT, look for a retailer near you: the law allows you to buy a bulletproof vest in a face-to-face transaction but not by mail. If you live outside the USA, we apologize that we cannot ship our vests outside our border.

Bulletproof Alpha vest side view BulletSafe Alpha bulletproof Vest front view BulletSafe Alpha bulletproof vest - Rear View

What are the pouches on the front and back for? The BulletSafe Alpha Vest has eight pouches. The six small pouches on the front of the vest are for carrying whatever you like. They are convenient for ammunition magazines, flashlights or other items. The two large pouches—one on the front and one on the rear—are for ballistic plates. These are useful if you ever decide that you want protection from rifle rounds or heavier weaponry. If that is the case, you’ll need to acquire our ballistic plates. We have a great plate at a great price and it fits perfectly in these pockets.

Why does BulletSafe make this vest? The standard BulletSafe vest offers great protection at a really low price, but some folks kept asking for more. Does it have M.O.L.L.E.? How about collar protection? Shoulder protection? Groin protector? We decided to offer one product that had all of that. Also, our prices are much, much lower than other companies that make body armor, so we wanted to see what we could offer for the price of their vests. With a budget of $699 we decided to see what we could offer. It turns out we can offer a whole lot.

Is the collar protection removable? Yes. The entire collar is easily removable; this makes the vest much more comfortable to wear. It attaches with velcro and can be removed and reinstalled easily. It also makes the vest easier to put on and take off.

Additional information

Weight 8.0 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 21 × 18 in