Does the TSA have any problems with body armor products passing through airport screening?

In the United States, the TSA does not restrict passengers from carrying body armor products.  Traveling overseas might have restrictions depending on the country.

Is it legal for civilians to own body armor?

Yes, it is legal in all 50 States for citizens to own and use body armored products.  The only restriction is if you are a felon.

Are there any restrictions to purchase body armor?

The only location in the United States that has a purchasing restriction is Connecticut.  Any purchasers in Connecticut have to purchase their armor from a physical store location.  They cannot purchase our products online.  Any buyers interested in purchasing the company’s products in CT need to contact customer services at:

Does GNTMCO perform background checks on buyers of its body armor products?

No, GNTMCO does not perform background checks on its customers.  The company does have purchasers self declare in the check out process that they are not a felon and that they will not give the armor to a felon.  The company does assign a serial number to each piece of armor sold to a customer and will share that information with law enforcement if the armor is found to be used in a crime.

I live outside the United States, can I purchase your products?

GNTMCO does sell its products outside the United States.  However, GNTMCO does not sell directly to individuals outside the U.S., it will sell only to its authorized Dealers.  Individuals will then need to purchase the products from the Dealers.  The local Dealers are responsible for maintaining compliance to their respective countries laws regarding body armor.  If you would like to know if there is an authorized in your country, please email:

Does the armor stop rifle rounds like the AK-47 or AR-15?

No, the armor produced by GNTMCO is rated only to stop handgun rounds up to a .44 Mag.  The Elite Armor offered by GNTMCO also stops .22 LR rifles, 9mm rifles and 300 Blackout with subsonic rounds.