WHAT ARMOR SYSTEM DO WE RECOMMEND FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT?
First Responders – Patrol Officers – SWAT – SRT
With the threats facing our security community in America and around the world, it is imperative that you are prepared from the most common ammunition on the streets.
We recommend two armor systems to law enforcement and first responders:
1) DFNDR Armor Level III+ Rifle Plate
2) DFNDR Armor Level III++ Rifle Plate
WHY CHOOSE THE LEVEL III+ RIFLE PLATE?
This system is designed to be lightweight at 2.5 lbs, advanced protection from trauma, and defeats the most common rifle threats used today. The Level III+ armor system provides you greater protection then a standard Level III rifle plate. Our Level III+ system defeats the 7.62×51 Steel Jacket NATO M80, however, the 7.62×39 threat is much more commonly used by criminals.
Our system defeats not only the 7.62×39 Ball ammunition, but also the Mild Steel Core Chinese (MSC) and the PS Ball Russian variants. The PS Ball Russian variant is an old soviet surplus threat which was developed with a much harder steel core than the MSC. We recommend that your armor system be rated to defeat these rounds.
The III+ armor system also defeats multiple rounds of the 5.56x45mm M193. This bullet is smaller, lighter weight, but travelers at a much higher velocity. The muzzle velocity of the M193 is between 3150 and 3200 feet per second. All of our armor systems defeat these munitions at muzzle velocities.
WHY CHOOSE THE LEVEL III++ RIFLE PLATE?
5.56×45 M855 GREEN TIP PROTECTION
For SWAT and SRT Teams that are consistently in high threat scenarios, you want to make sure that you are increasing your level of armor protection as well. It is very important to consider the most common threats facing your region especially if rounds like the M855 are being used.
The 5.56×45 M855 green tip round will be defeated by our level III++ rifle plate which weighs 4.1 lbs per plate (10×12). Green tip is some of the most commonly purchased rounds by civilians throughout the US; if this round is a concern and you are actively in law enforcement our level III++ or Level IV rifle plate should be what you consider for your personal protection.