Gear The Flex 9: Stab Proof, Bullet Proof, Bite Proof Shirt Dave Merrill April 20, 2017 Join the Conversation Okay, not totally bullet proof. And to be fair we just assumed the bite proof part. Perhaps too much of The Walking Dead. One of the items we came across the Warrior Expo West hosted by ADS Inc was a new commercial version of the Flex 9 Armored shirt from Protect The Force (PTF). Yes, it does look a bit like chainmail or a shark-proof garment. There's actually a reason for this: The shirt was reportedly designed by the man who invented the first shark proof shirts, and the material comes from Soteria Armor. Though the entire shirt is stab proof, there are optional bullet-resistant panels that can be inserted. Not only does it give the shoulders and deltoid areas a ballistic rating, it also provides some infrastructure to a somewhat heavier garment. The main demographic for the current model are prison guards–because no one likes getting shanked with a filed down toothbrush. [You can visit Protect The Force online here] Explore RECOILweb:New Zealand Selects LMT to Replace Steyr AUGThe Battle of Mons, or What a Handful of Badasses Can Do With a Bolt GunPreview - Pistols: Emergency Use Only?Gerber Gear's new "Impromptu" Tactical Pen NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.