In the olden time the body armor were meant to protect the wears from swords, maces, spheres, etc. but if these body armors are used now they will prove to be useless as they are not strong enough to withstand firearms. Nowadays no one uses swords or spheres, people prefer guns and very few use crossbows. In any case it is imperative to have strong body armor as without one a person will not feel completely secure.
Nowadays everyone uses firearms so the metal armor isn’t enough to protect the person who is fired at. Usually it is the cops, bodyguards and military personnel who need body armor. Unless they are licensed to own such protection people cannot buy any kind of body armor. In order to protect yourself from firearms you will have to use a bulletproof vest. This vest will keep you protected from the bullets fired at you. Of course with the impact of the bullet that hits the vest you will fall back but at least you will not be dead. If the bullet fired at you is too strong then you may also end up with some broken ribs, but this nothing that can’t be fixed.
There are a lot of advantages of using a bulletproof vest. The first and the most foremost advantage will be that it will keep you alive with a few minor injuries from which you will recover in a few days. These vests are of different kinds so make sure that the one that you buy is really strong and made up of a really thick material. The next benefit is that when you are wearing it the bullet will not penetrate your torso. Now the bullet proof vest also has a certain number of disadvantages. If the shooter is too close to you then even the vest won’t be able to protect you from the bullet.
If the impact of the bullet is not too much then it will stay in the vest and not penetrate your skin, but if the shooter is too close to you then the impact will be too high and the thickness of the vest will not be enough. You should wear your vest whenever your duty demands it so that you know that you are protected in that particular area. If you need to protect your head then you should wear a helmet.