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PPSS Body Armour CEO Personally Tests New Vest

In this video, Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Body Armour puts his money where his mouth is. Not only does he describe the 1.65kg light and 6.5mm thin CV1 covert bullet proof vest in detail but he wears it during a live fire test with a 9mm Glock from a distance of 3m. It is certified to NIJ Level IIIA + certified protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm.

There are three things that stick out about this vest (other than the nurse running on camera).
- 10 Joule of stab/knife protection
- protection from hypodermic needles
- OUTLAST temperature regulating space technology (helps with sweat)

www.ppss-group.com

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20 Responses to “PPSS Body Armour CEO Personally Tests New Vest”

  1. I see what you mean but... says:

    Did that hurt?

  2. Shodan. says:

    So why does a furniture company import these?

  3. Brian Muoio says:

    think he s**t himself!!!

  4. Buckaroomedic says:

    These gimmicks are getting old. It was old after whats-his-name from Point Blank did it years ago.

    • HalP says:

      When it’s some type of body armor, I wouldn’t consider it merely a gimmick. No, it didn’t NEED to be done, but it’s nice to see someone design & build a product that they quite literally trust with their life. If a video leaked that had him saying “no way will I ever do that – I don’t trust it” he would have h— to pay – for good reason too.

  5. D2 says:

    Could not agree more with Buckaroomedic. Old and just as unnecessary as it was back in the pointblank days. Bullet defeat is bullet defeat whether its on a mannequin or an adrenaline junky. I think of the appropriate intolerance for bad gun handling on the range or dubious “high speed” concepts that put students down range at some of these one week cool guy shooting schools…and yet this guy tries to prove himself to the tactical community with juice that isnt worth the squeeze. Even if your surrounded by “professionals” or school nurses or whatever she was.

    • I fully respect your comments D2… but one thing a ‘mannequin test’ cannot establish.
      For us the key reason why we have produced this video is to demonstrate how quickly an executive protection specialist would recover from being hit by a 9mm from close range.
      I know such video has been produced before by the CEO of Second Chance… and I agree a mannequin could also demonstrate that a body armour can or has stopped the bullet.
      But… it simply cannot indicate A) the level of pain suffered by the wearer and B) neither if he remains operational after such attack.
      Hope you are well.
      Robert

      • D2 says:

        A human being getting shot with a gun is an unsafe act.

        Product sales as the reason driving this stunt makes it worse. Human feedback saying real bullet impacts hurt slightly less in product “A” versus product “B” means more human testing apparently, and this becomes something else even worse.

        Your rationale would carry over to testing ballistic helmets, ballistic face protection, climbing harnesses, vehicle restraint systems and airbags, and nomex fire protection garments in the same manner I guess. The bottom line it shouldn’t be done that way.

  6. I fully respect your comments gentlemen… but one thing a ‘mannequin test’ cannot establish.
    For us the key reason why we have produced this video is to demonstrate how quickly an executive protection specialist would recover from being hit by a 9mm from close range.
    I know such video has been produced before by the CEO of Second Chance… and I agree a mannequin could also demonstrate that a body armour can or has stopped the bullet.
    But… it simply cannot indicate A) the level of pain suffered by the wearer and B) neither if he remains operational after such attack.
    Hope you are well.
    Robert

  7. In reply to ‘Shodan’ @ 1:28 AM
    Please note we use IntensiveUseFurniture.com ONLY for the distribution of our cut resistant clothing and stab vests within correctional and mental health care facilities.
    Kindest
    Robert

  8. jrexilius says:

    At that weight and thinness, it seems very compelling.

  9. Riceball says:

    While it does perhaps seem a bit gimmicky these days but I feel that it says something when a CEO of a company is confident in their company’s product that they’re willing to literally stand behind it. Sure they could use some sort of mannequin or dummy but with more CEOs of body armor companies doing these sort of demos what does it say when you have one that doesn’t/isn’t willing to and instead uses a dummy? I’d think that it sends the message that the CEO doesn’t have enough confidence in his product to wear it in a live fire test and if he doesn’t trust his life with it then why should you or I?

    • Riceball… thank you. we simply wanted to highlight that a ‘mannequin test’ cannot indicate A) the level of pain suffered by the wearer and B) neither if he remains operational after such attack.
      Hope you are well.
      Robert

  10. Mikey says:

    Would like to see it repeated with a .45 with commentary of how it feels in comparison to 9mm. It would add to the forever ongoing “stopping power” AKA “knockdown power” aurora/debate surrounding the .45 ACP vs other rounds (from a pure energy impact standpoint). Not even remotely the point of the demo, but it would be pretty interesting.
    All that said, nobody try this at home. It’s a bad idea. But Robert, hey, post a link if you do.

    • Mikey… We will consider this for sure. We have conducted similar test… and we know that you would not ‘take off’ or drastically ‘fall back’… such as shown in many Hollywood movies. It depends a lot on your stance. However, the bruising would be severe. Probably in the region of 40mm deep blunt trauma (back face). Nevertheless the surgeon would have something to play with I guess, where he might well want to give up if no body armour is being worn at all.
      We will create a similar LIVE demo/video in the summer with our ballistic vests + lightweight (1.3kg) PE ballistic plates NIJ III and being shot at by a AK47 (7.62x39mm) from 5 metre distance. Wish me good luck!

      • Mikey says:

        Sounds good, best of luck. BTW – what were the after effects of the demo above (extent of bruising, recovery time, etc)?

  11. Mannequins says:

    You know you stand behind your product when you’ll actually take a bullet for it….on camera no less. Awesome!