Ballistic Standards

 

As extensive as our own testing is, you don’t have to take our word for PROTECH® quality. Every product we produce is also tested by what is perhaps the world’s most renowned ballistic-verification organization—the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of the U.S. Department of Justice. These “torture tests” provide independent verification through multiple rounds of testing under the most severe conditions.

 

Body armor products that have passed the NIJ Body Armor Compliance Testing program meet or exceed established standards. All PROTECH® gear meets or exceeds Type IIIA, Type III or Type IV standards, described below.

 

TYPE IIIA TYPE III TYPE IV
Protects against the .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose and .44 Magnum Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point.

 

Protects against 7.62mm FMJ.

 

Protects against .30-caliber armor piercing (AP).

 

SPECIAL THREATS

 

What are commonly called “special threats” are classified by the Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard -0101.06 as “Special Type “ballistic rounds. The NIJ stipulates that, “A purchaser having a special requirement for a level of protection other than one of the above standard types and threat levels should specify the exact test round(s) and reference measurement velocities to be used and indicate that this standard shall govern all other aspects.”

 

9MM LUGER FC 9MM LUGER = P + SXT 7.62 x 25 TOKAREV .45 CAL .357 SIG SPEER


9MM LUGER FC


9MM LUGER + P + SXT


7.62 x 25 TOKAREV


.45 CAL


.357 SIG SPEER

 9 MM RANGER SXT 9MM AQUILA 7.62 x 25 TOKAREV FN 5.7 x 28 9 MM


9 MM RANGER SXT


9MM AQUILA


7.62 x 25 TOKAREV


FN 5.7 x 28


9 MM

.44 MAGNUM 7.62 MM x 3 .30-CALIBER AP


.44 MAGNUM


7.62 MM x 39


.30-CALIBER AP