Following state and federal guidelines for COVID-19; OBL is able to support limited physical witnessing with masks and other safety measures in place. We also have remote viewing options available so that our customers can witness virtually from their home or office. 

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.


OBL is excited to introduce our newest member, Jake Crawford. Jake has been in the ballistic testing industry for over 15 years and is an expert in NIJ, VPAM & CAST testing. Jake will be part of our ever-expanding capabilities to better support our customers for all body armor testing needs. 


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