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Bulletproof backpacks in high demand at NC store

Bulletproof backpacks in high demand at NC store

Bulletproof backpack panels are in high demand at Premier Body Armor in King's Mountain. 

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Defense companies offering 'bulletproof' school items for students

Defense companies offering 'bulletproof' school items for students

Micah Smith How can students survive a school shooting? It’s a scary question parents, teachers and lawmakers are asking across the country. From arming teachers, to giving students bulletproof backpacks, groups on both sides of the aisle are discussing different tools that can potentially keep kids safe. Backpacks are not the only bulletproof items that are being marketed towards students. Many of these items are bought, sold and manufactured in the Charlotte area. “The last few weeks have been pretty busy. Ever since the shooting down in Florida,” Jeff Simmons, who sells bulletproof items on his website, said.  Right now, a bulletproof...

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Parents buy bulletproof backpacks

Parents buy bulletproof backpacks

“The exact same material that we use to make the body armor that protects law enforcement is the material we use to make the backpack panels.”

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Search for school safety gear leads parents to NC company's bullet-proof backpack panels

Search for school safety gear leads parents to NC company's bullet-proof backpack panels

Company's specialized panel turns backpacks into shields KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — More and more parents are looking for ways to protect their children while they're at school, and their research is leading them to a North Carolina company's product that turns a backpack into a bullet-proof shield. For Frank Stewart, the owner of Premier Body Armor in Kings Mountain, protection is a passion. “My previous life I was a defense contractor. So we worked just with a lot of armor. We built armor vehicles for the military," Stewart told WYFF News 4's, Mike McCormick. “We come from over 25 years...

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Better vests, more protection

Premier Body Armor was recently featured on several news outlets. GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger has a plan in place to keep his deputies safe. He said it was long before shootings in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that he had been looking at new body armor for the men and women of the sheriff’s office. “I pay attention to what’s going on and I’ve seen the escalation of violence. Not just with the recent escalation, but the escalation in general,” said Cloninger. His hope is to purchase dozens of new protective vests. Cloninger said...

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Great customer service.

My product shipped super fast and arrived onTime. They recommend the correct size and fit my bag perfectly. Thank you.

Great Product

The back pack panel is great!

Fantastic product, durable and built to last

Love it. Fits perfectly in my vest and is made of the most excellent quality materials.

Fine Armor for your 6

My Mazpedition-sized IIIA armor fits very well in my Maxpedition Sling Pack hydration pouch and leaves the loop side free for holster and mag pouches. When slung around to access the pistolI have chest armor in place. Short of wearing body armor this is a great option.