Can civilians legally own body armor? That's a question we get asked all the time. Here is the answer: Yes, civilians are legally able to buy body armor. As long as you haven't had a felony conviction, you are able to purchase body armor online. That is, unless you live in Connecticut. In Connecticut, body armor purchases must be purchased in a face-to-face transaction. With this in mind we cannot ship to Connecticut, and we cannot ship to anyone who uses a Connecticut billing address.
Some states are considering passing laws that make it harder for civilians to buy body armor. Because of this, we recommend buying your body armor sooner rather than later. If you feel you require the protection body armor provides, it is wise to get one while they are readily available and inexpensive.