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 an angry neighbor? You can never predict when or where someone will indiscriminately take their anger out on anyone in their path.

When the police become notified of an active shooter situation in progress, they will respond as quickly as possible and do all they can. But from the moment that the first shot rings out until the police can engage an active shooter, it is likely that the shooter will have already inflicted serious injuries or mortal wounds. The Department of Homeland Security research reveals that the average duration of an active shooter incident at a school is 12.5 minutes. Overall, 66.9 percent of the incidents had ended before police even arrived at the scene and could engage the shooter.


So, what are your options when it comes to when it comes to personal protection from gun violence, whether for yourself or a loved one? Did you know that ballistic armor protection is not just for police anymore and it is no longer limited to upper body vests? From blankets and wall panels to armor inserts designed to fit inside backpacks, HighCom touts a high-quality line of personal armor products to protect you from ballistic threats whether at school, work, home. HighCom’s Defender Civilian Armor Systems products are NIJ Standard 0108.01 compliant to provide protection against handgun threats as well as certain rifle threats.

HighCom’s Defender Civilian Armor Insert is available in Level IIIA and Level III. Both of levels are available in custom sizing and can be inserted in any case or baggage you may be carrying.

  • Level III  Insert is designed to withstand multiple shot impacts from high-velocity rifle rounds and it is NIJ Standard 0108.01 compliant.
  • Level IIIA Insert is designed to withstand multiple shot impacts from handgun fire, and it is also NIJ Standard 0108.01 compliant.

HighCom’s Defender Civilian Armor Insert is the top-of-the-line when it comes to personal and professional defense against ballistic threats, whether for yourself or a loved one. Our armor is designed, developed, and manufactured using state-of-the-art processes and equipment to ensure high quality and high performance when deployed by operators throughout numerous tactical and urban situations.

The Defender Insert is tested both internally and independently in accordance with the strictest criteria in adherence to the NIJ 0108.01 standard.  We also perform additional testing against V50 and special threat inserts currently available in a Level IIIA for handgun protection.

We live in a dangerous world. If you take the time to prepare yourself for the possibility of violence, you will multiply your chances of survival. You do not have to live in a dangerous neighborhood, work in a risky job, or have been the victim of threats to fall victim to violence. You could go to almost any school or job in any town and one day find yourself becoming the target of a violent crime or in the middle of an active shooter scenario. It is wise to see the value in having personal armor protection in case you find yourself in the middle of the unthinkable. Even if your life is not in a constant threat, it is always best to prepare.

Here at HighCom, your personal safety and security are vitally important to us. We don’t take anything more serious. Protective armor has never been so reasonable and the inserts are easy to customize for whatever your need. Slip an armor insert in your bag. Take it with you. Keep it near you. Have it when you really need it.


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