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Welcome to Oregon Ballistic Laboratories

Oregon Ballistic Laboratories (OBL) is an independent, full service armor testing lab located in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 2004, OBL generates accurate and impartial test data which is used throughout the world as a measure of quality, performance, and safety. 

Our services are divided in to five distinct categories:

  • Ballistic Testing
  • Body Armor Testing
  • Stab Testing
  • Blast Testing
  • Forced Entry Testing


OBL and its employees remain devoted to protecting the war-fighter, public safety officials and others in harm’s way through continuous innovation and premium services.

Look for us at following trade shows!

  • SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV – January 23-26 2018
  • Expo Seguridad in Mexico City, MX - April 24-26 2018
  • SOFIC in Tampa, FL – May 21-24 2018
  • Eurosatory in Paris, France - June 11-15 2018
  • IACP in Orlando, FL - October 6-9 2018
  • AUSA 2015 Annual Meeting Exposition in Washington DC - October 8-10 2018

We are extremely excited to announce that we are now NVLAP accredited to conduct stab testing certifications in compliance with NIJ-STD-0115.00! Please don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts with questions.