- Backpack Armor
- Rifle Plates
- Gear + Accessories
- Armored Gear
- New Products
Premier Body Armor provides complete body armor systems to defend against threats including handguns, shot guns, and high-powered rifles. We are headquartered in Gastonia, North Carolina and all our products are proudly made in the USA.
Before introducing PBA in 2013, we spent 20 years engineering and manufacturing armor for tactical vehicles becoming an industry leader in innovation and the highest benchmark of quality. Our customers have included the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), North American and International OEM’s, private security industry, government agencies, and the Department of Defense.
Our armored vehicle manufacturing experience aided us in developing a patented process that allowed us to form a super steel to the standardized SAPI curvature standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense for the production of their ceramic plates. This curvature was unheard of in steel body armor, and was also unimaginable with this type of steel. Our steel armor was built like a tank… literally.
This is the legacy PBA carries into the 2020’s. Countless lives of American warfighters saved and thousands of reliable, American made armor systems deployed.
In an environment that is growing ever more violent and threatening, we at Premier Body Armor believe that law-abiding citizens also deserve the very best in personal protection. This driving mission has led to the development of armor solutions unique for civilian applications. Custom fitted backpack inserts for the most popular tactical brands, armored laptop cases and school products, our infamous discreet Executive Vest... All these simple products bring body armor comfortably into the hands of civilians for the first time.
Uniquely Fortified. Uniquely Free.
Premier Body Armor stands behind our products and your personal protection. Your safety, confidence, and satisfaction are our top priorities.
As a part of our warranty, in the event that your Premier Body Armor vest or panel saves your life, we will replace it at no cost as long as an official police report of the incident is provided. For more information on our warranties and policies, click here.