How long does body armor actually last?
This old ballistic vest is well past its expiration date, but will it still hold up?
Watch this 20-year-old Safari Land Kevlar ballistic vest get gunned down in the name of curiosity.
Most body armor vests carry an expiration date. Do those dates actually mean anything?
YouTube channel Shooting Videos decided to test out a 20-year-old Safari Land Kevlar ballistic vest. Three calibers were tested against this vest: 9mm, .40 S&W and .357 Magnum. And, the old vest stopped each projectile in its tracks.
As long as the body armor is in good shape without delamination, it appears there should be no real reason for it to expire.