Gear: Thin Blue Line Body Armor


Thin Blue Line Body Armor

First Choice Armor
Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Personal Protection
Price: $450-$689 Depending on size and protection level.
Average Rating:
(2 Votes)

Comfortable, Lightweight Body Armor..Excellent protection levels....can add an additional KAP Trauma Plate for added protection (approx. $60). Concealable ballistic/stab-shank-resistant armor. Meets NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements. Twaron aramid ballistic panel is lightweight for flexibility and comfort. Unique Leveler system keeps armor from shifting and "scissoring". Six-way adjustable shoulder straps for maximum adjustability and fit. Carrier is combination of innovative fiber system with Cool-Tek Mesh and Micro Fiber weave to help regulate your body temperature. Fully removeable shoulder and waist straps. NEW!! Hidden zipper system allows easy removal of panels. Added durability extends life of the carrier. Available in levels II and IIIA.

Member Reviews

  • Apdpatch_max30
    OfficerWard, Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:12:40 UTC.
    1st review

    First Choice Armor Introduces new, off-the-rack concealable vest!!

    Addressing an issue that has plagued body armor industry for years, First Choice Armor has introduced Thin Blue Line™. This innovative concealable body armor takes proven Level II and IIIA ballistic packages and makes them much easier and faster to order, right off the rack. With Thin Blue Line, First Choice has answered the long-standing, industry-wide issues of long delivery times and shortages of raw materials.

    Thin Blue Line is offered in standard sizes (S, M, L, XL, and up) allowing quicker delivery time to people who need ballistic protection, and can't afford to wait.

    According to Al Cornell, Vice President of Sales, "This new concept responds to customers that need to order a vest, and know they can get it at the retail level and meet their needs immediately."

    The Thin Blue Line series is currently available in Level II and IIIA, and is a unique patent-pending construction that uses the aramid fiber, Twaron®. Both Level II and IIIA packages meet the NIJ 2005 Interim requirements. The Thin Blue Line also offers the newest carrier design, incorporating First Choice Armor's trademark CoolTek™ mesh and Micro Fiber weave. The vest features the same unique six-way shoulder system that is a hallmark of all First Choice vests. The carrier also touts a new Hidden Zipper system that extends the life of the carrier by reducing the friction that an exposed zipper receives from duty belts and gear. The Thin Blue Line series is value priced for agencies or individual officers that have smaller budgets. The Thin Blue Line series is also eligible for up to a 50 percent reimbursement through the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program.

    The Thin Blue Line series of vests, in Level II and IIIA, are available through First Choice Distributors and Dealers nationwide. For more information or to place an order, contact First Choice Armor for the dealer nearest you. Call 800-882-7667 or email

    Got mine at Precinct Police Products in Arvada, Colorado!! Thanks Tracie!

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  • Dscn0041_max30
    SgtCop, Mon, 11 Oct 2010 02:57:59 UTC.

    The most comfortable level IIIA vest that I have ever worn. I had to wait a little to get one but it is worth the wait. I'm a bigger guy and sweat as much as anybody but this vest doesn't seem to soak it up as much as others I have worn, even some that cost much more. The panels fit like they should and the vest overall stays where it should and doesn't bunch up or pinch. I feel I got a good deal for my money.

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