Why Shop Body Armor Outlet?
From humble beginnings, protection for our first responders
Body Armor Outlet began in 2004 as a tiny online distributor for used ballistic armor. It was founded by Raymond Luciano Bellia while attending college at The University of New Haven in Connecticut. Recognizing the national economic condition, Raymond started a “buyback” program and began liquidating the outdated ballistic vests of law enforcement establishments nationwide, and fitting their officers with new, affordable, top-of-the-line body armor at a fraction of his competitors’ costs.
Body Armor Outlet offers a vest buyback program and with help direct from the manufacturers, they have the ability to outfit most departments with brand new armor at steep discounts. Having achieved the goal of being able to offer new armor nationwide, Raymond decided that Body Armor Outlet would take the next step....
In early 2010, Body Armor Outlet established its Granite State Police Supply location to focus on supplying departments in the New England Area. For the first time, BAO had a brick-and-mortar retail store, supplying jobs to the local community and allowing local law enforcement to come in and see the products firsthand or get custom on-the-spot fitting for armor and uniforms.
By late 2013, the store outgrew its location and needed to expand. BAO packed up and got its own 6000 square foot facility in a prime location on Route 111 just down the road in Salem, still within shouting distance of the Massachusetts border and serving the same great folks they grew with.
Body Armor Outlet has made a commitment to begin offering a wide range of police and tactical supplies to cover all aspects of the industry. Body Armor Outlet has taken on over a dozen new manufacturers that make the best products in their categories and have at least another dozen that will be added in the upcoming months, including full-line uniforms and clothing. Having worked out special deals with most of the manufacturers allows BAO to offer extremely discounted pricing. It also assists departments in need and officers looking to stay on top of the ever-progressing technology curve with new and groundbreaking products and gear.
Over the years Raymond’s focus has been to be able to bring the top names in the body armor industry to officers across the country for a discounted price. Today, Raymond can proudly say he is accomplishing this goal daily. Body Armor Outlet now works with the premier manufacturers within the industry and sells to law enforcement departments, regardless of their budget size.
With Body Armor Outlet now a rising star in the NH business community and acclaimed by police departments and officers across New England, credit can be given to everyone involved with the evolution of BAO. We have delivered nothing but the best customer service and the lowest prices. We are always willing to help any officer or department that needs assistance with product information, sizing, or training.
Let us serve and protect you with your future protection supply needs.
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