With any purchase you confirm and attest to the following:
- You are of legal age to own the item purchased.
- You do not have a criminal background.
- You are legally allowed to purchase the specified item in your state.
- You are not violating any State or Federal Laws with your purchase.
- You are not legally prohibited to purchase the items chosen.
- You are not involved in criminal activities or groups.
- You are not legally banned from owning Firearms or Body Armor.
So, as long as you are a law abiding and upstanding citizen looking to protect yourself or your family, you should have no problem meeting these necessary requirements. The need to own body armor should only be for lawful purposes. It is the responsibility of the purchaser, and purchaser only, to ensure that all transactions comply with US and local Federal, State and Local Statutes, Codes, and Ordinances. Residents of Connecticut are prohibited from buying body armor unless the buyer is a police officer, Police Department, or military, or if the purchase if done through a face-to-face transaction. Please contact us in this scenario so that we can meet in person for your transaction.
ITAR / EAR Disclaimers
NIJ IV products:
These articles are considered to be NIJ Level IV armor and fall under the jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as United State Munition List (USML) Category X(a)(1) items. Exports of these NIJ Level IV articles require approval from the US Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
NIJ III – Hard Armor Plates:
These articles are considered to be NIJ Level III armor and are all under the jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as Export Commodity Classification Number (ECCN) 1A613. Exports of these NIJ Level III articles require approval from the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security.
NIJ IIIA and below – Soft Body Armor:
These articles are considered to be NIJ Level IIIA products and are all under the jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as Export Commodity Classification Number (ECCN) 1A005. Exports of these NIJ Level III articles may require approval from the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, depending upon the country of export.
New York's Soft Body Armor Ban
Level II and IIIA Ballistic Panels:
New York State's new Senate Bill S9407B, signed into law and effective as of July 1st, 2022 prohibits the purchase or sale of soft body armor vests anywhere in the state, or online to addresses within the state.
Because of this, BAO can no longer ship products containing ballistic panels qualifying as body armor to residents of New York.
As of this date, hard armor plates do not have the same restriction, although that may change.
If you are selling any items purchased here, you are liable to distribution laws or any laws regarding unlawful selling. There are strict laws that deal with selling specific items and it is your responsibility to make sure you are not violating any of them when doing so. If selling or exporting, there are state and/or federal laws that have to be followed and if broken you will be the one held liable. You do this at your own discretion and we are not liable for any consequences of these actions that you accrue upon yourself.
With the purchase of any body armor, you understand that body armor is not bulletproof, but bullet-resistant. NIJ standards and V50 testing are done to help ensure that a bullet will be stopped according to a specified level. This does not mean that it will prevent 100% of bullet penetration or that the impact will not cause other injuries, even if the bullet is stopped. Body armor is good for protection, but there needs to be an understanding that if a bullet strikes you there is always a risk for injury, even if the impact is absorbed by the vest, defeating the bullet before it penetrates a person's body. Some of these injures seen in tests and in the field range from severe bruising, broken bones, and possibly serious internal injury that could even result in death. If struck by a bullet even with the vest on, you should seek medical attention immediately to insure that there are no internal injuries, whether felt by the wearer or not, caused by the impact.
When purchasing body armor, please read the NIJ level information on our Understanding Ballistic Threat Levels page to know what level would be best if you are unsure. Body Armor is also not stab-resistant unless manufactured this way. You may also call us for more information and other options to make sure you purchase the proper protection level and get options to give you added protection.
We assume no liability for use or misuse of any product sold or donated. The Manufacturer's Warranty applies on most items and we suggest verifying warranty at the time of purchase. If you are not aware of what the warranties are please ask. We do not assume, nor authorize any other person to assume for us any liability in connection with the sale or use of the goods that are sold. We do not make any oral agreements or warranties on any items. Notice is hereby given that any statement made by us during the sale of goods, shall not create any new warrantees that are not already offered by the manufacturer and this will also include not being seen as an addendum to any manufacturer's current warranty. Goods sold shall be fit for any particular purpose based by the manufacturer and not us. Images, statements, or descriptions are informational only, and not made or given as a warranty of the goods in any way. Use of descriptions and images without consent is prohibited. Any other representation, warranty, or liability related to the condition or use of the goods sold is not liable. We are not liable to replace or repair any goods that were damaged by misuse or failure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines. Our liability is only limited to repairing or replacing goods that are defective per manufacturer error and not by improper use of the goods sold. By use of the goods sold, you waive the rights to exchange or fix the goods described. Please see our Returns and Exchange policy for more details. Pursuant to the provisions of the California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, goods are sold "AS IS". The risk as to the quality and performance of the product is with the buyer. We are not an insurer, and bear no liability for any use, misuse, or failure to perform. This liability falls upon the manufacturer and falls within the manufacturer's warranty where applicable, IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS AND MERCHANTABILITY. INCIDENTAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED. Purchaser contracts and agrees that the purchaser or his heirs, agents, assigns shall NEVER bring any action in any court of law. Any dispute arising from the purchase and sale of product(s) sold by Body Armor Outlet, LLC shall be resolved by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Venue for any arbitration, or any legal dispute, shall lie only in Town of Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire and in no other Venue or Forum. The laws of the State of New Hampshire shall apply to all transactions. If any part of these terms are held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such shall not affect the validity of any other part of these terms. Headings are for convenience only, and do not limit or affect these terms.
With any purchase made from Body Armor Outlet, you confirm that you have read this and meet all requirements. You also are confirming that you understand the consequences for breaking or not following the terms described above.