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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 into 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!

·         DSEI in London, GB - September 10-13 2019

·        IACP in Chicago, IL - October 26-29 2019

·        AUSA 2015 Annual Meeting Exposition in Washington DC - October 14-16 2019

·        SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV - January 21-24 2020

·        Expo Seguridad in Mexico City, MX - May 7-9 2020


June 24, 2019

Oregon Ballistic Laboratories, LLC (OBL) is pleased to announce that Mr. Brandon Bertsch has been promoted to OBL General Manager, effective immediately.  Brandon has been with OBL since 2008.  Over the past 11 years, he has come to be a nationally-recognized expert on ballistic testing, serving as an industry representative on numerous NIJ and ASTM committees dealing with standards, specifications, and test methods.

Brandon will retain his role as Ballistics Test Director until a transition can be made to another Test Director.  He will oversee all of the company’s Ballistic, Blast, Forced Entry, and Business Unit operations.  Oregon Ballistic Laboratories remains committed to the highest testing standards, client confidentiality, and customer service during this period of change.  Please join the company in congratulating Mr. Bertsch on his accomplishments.