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DFNDR Armor ships anywhere in the continental United States apart from Connecticut.

You can purchase body armor if you are at least 18 years of age, a US Citizen and purchasing body armor legally according to your state laws, province, or territory.  Please read our terms and policies by clicking here.

LEAD TIMES ON BODY ARMOR CAN VARY. Each product is made to order. Once out of production, shipment can take 3-5 business days by UPS Ground Shipping.

It is our intention to get you your order as soon as possible; if your item is ready to ship before the expected lead time, we will ship out the order immediately. If your purchase requires additional time to be produced or processed, we will notify you by email or phone.

DFNDR Armor® has the right to change lead times as necessary to ensure 100% quality control in our manufacturing is met.

DFNDR Armor® uses the most advanced ballistic composites in the world. Working with Honeywell Advanced Fibers and Composites® gives DFNDR Armor® a distinctive advantage, offering the highest performance body armor plates in the world.  The core of DFNDR Armor® is engineered with the highest grade of ballistic materials; an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) bound with a resin matrix to make it a standalone hard armor system and equipped with Spall-Tek to further reduce spall and deflection of projectile fragments. This material is being used in our development of next-generation body armor systems for the U.S. military. DFNDR Armor® Body Armor is equipped with a state-of-the-art Trauma Mitigation Base to minimize the energy of an impact dramatically.  

Law enforcement officers, military personnel, and three letter agencies all use DFNDR Armor® as well as civilians and security personnel interested in personal protective equipment.

Students put DFNDR Amor® flat inserts in their backpacks in case of a high-risk situation, providing them immediate ballistic protection and veterans that protect their community and want to be prepared in the event of a threat. 

Yes, it is legal to own body armor. Our body armor is available to citizens in all U.S. States except the state of Connecticut. If you are a resident of Connecticut you must be active law enforcement or military and provide necessary credentials, or you will not be in accordance with the governing laws of your state.

DFNDR Armor® is tested to meet or exceed the multi shot patterns per NIJ protocol for the specified ammunition referenced. Our Armor designs are standalone systems and always evaluated to withstand multiple impacts. In addition, our DFNDR Armor® system is stab resistant to blade threats.

The DFNDR Armor® Level III+ and III++ Rifle Plates are certificated to NIJ Level 0101.06, and all DFNDR Armor® Rifle Rated Armor Plates are independently tested to compliance with NIJ 0101.04 protocol. It is essential to make sure that any armor design is independently tested or certified to NIJ standards.  Our designs are evaluated at our private lab and subsequently tested at certified, private independent testing facilities.

Level III+ and III++ armor is an independent industry classification for armor systems that are special threat tested to stop more severe munitions. These are special threats that the Level III typically does not stop. NIJ does not yet certify to the classification of Level III+ and III++.  Threats defeated may be found in our specification tables.

DFNDR Armor® Plates will work with most carriers.  Our plate height and width dimensions are designed to meet standard specifications.

Be aware that not all plate carriers are universal.  DFNDR Armor® is sized to standard SAPI specs.

DFNDR Armor® mitigates or eliminates spalling/fragmentation with the incorporation of our proprietary Spall-Tek material into our complete Armor System Profile. DFNDR Armor® is designed to trap the bullet in the armor, ensuring that any projectile remnants are not deflected in a direction that could injure you or a co-operator in a high threat situation.

We recommend that you keep the DFNDR Armor® plates away from extreme heat and prolonged exposure to rapid heat cycling. For cleaning instructions please click here, or contact us at (888) 206-1301.

Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Caution: Do not machine wash or dry. Failure to follow these instructions may degrade your plate performance against ballistic threats.

Remove loose dirt and lint from the outer surface of the plate using a cloth or soft bristle brush (never use a stiff bristle brush). Use a damp cloth if needed. If further cleaning is required; apply mild detergent to the soiled areas and scrub with a cloth or soft bristle brush. Heavy grease/oil stains may be pre-spotted with a detergent mixture. Wipe the plate with a damp cloth.

For additional information, or to request a manufacturers cleaning and inspection of your plate contact DFNDR Armor at