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Atomic Defense is a leading manufacturer and supplier of military-grade bulletproof vests. Shop with us for civilian access to the types of vests that police officers and military forces trust in combat situations. We develop concealable body armor using dependable materials like AD Aramid, steel, ceramic and polyethylene (PE). Our lightweight vests offer mobility and ballistics protection spanning the National Institue of Justice's highest standards.
We categorize our bulletproof vests for civilians based on their NIJ levels. NIJ standard 0101.06 has five levels for body armor. Each class offers greater bulletproof performance, stopping increasingly stronger and faster rounds before penetrating more than 44 mm.
At Atomic Defense, we exclusively carry equipment within the top three NIJ categories. Our experts test each product at our facility in Fresno, California, to meet and exceed its target NIJ level.
Level IIIA is the highest for soft body armor. Our IIIA bulletproof vests feature AD Aramid with PE backing. The NIJ requires new IIIA armor to stop .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose and .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point rounds. We fire additional rounds from various handguns to ensure our IIIA gear is reliable against close-range weapons.
Level III steps into the hard armor category, featuring a combination of PE and ceramic materials capable of stopping rifle fire. Conditioned Level III armor must stop 7.62 mm FMJ, steel-jacketed bullets. Our Level III products outperform the NIJ's standards, withstanding multiple hits from common rifles like the AK-47 and AR-15.
Level IV is the highest for body armor. Our PE-backed ceramic Level IV vests will meet the NIJ's requirement of stopping .30 caliber armor-piercing (AP) rifle rounds. Level IV armor will withstand more than one shot from nearly any pistol, assault rifle or sniper rifle.
Here's how our ballistic vests and plates stand up to common calibers and weapons:
There are three main ways bulletproof vests protect the wearer. Some vests will implement more than one. Most ballistics materials stop bullets by:
Aramid slows the bullet within its fibrous layers, which compress its tip into a less dangerous round shape. Steel plates are strong enough to fracture impacting bullets before compressing them and spreading the energy throughout the armor. Ceramic armor shatters upon impact, dispersing the force across each broken piece and away from the body. The material is strong enough to crack the bullet and direct the energy through the shards.
PE armor melts at the point of impact due to friction. The softened armor slows the bullet to a stop and then hardens. The bullet only affects the direct area of impact, preventing the armor from shattering.
Whether you're preparing for a heavily armed threat or want security for your night out, Atomic Defense has you covered. Bulletproof vests are a reliable source of protection for any police officers, soldier or civilian. Browse our body armor offerings online or get in touch to discuss our inventory.
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11/10! The small touches made such a big impact, like the patch, stickers and jolly ranchers were something I am beyond grateful for! Amazing product! Great price, very much satisfied.
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I wish I got something like this a king time ago. It’s great when I’m static at the range or working and don’t have to worry about which set of gloves to wear. I throw them in my dump pouch and keep some hand warmers in the sweet pocket that comes with this item
Amazing helmet, it's comfortable, feels sturdy and good quality.
I was also helped with any questions and concerns I had and was not just helpful but quick, professional, yet still had a touch of the amazing small business personality that is loved.
If i ever need something I'm checking Atomic first.
One of the better built plate carriers I have come across. The quick release system is just that quick but also heavy duty unlike a lot of plate carriers on the market. Well worth the money.
My helmet was delivered in a re-used box (see photo). This gave me trepidation as to what I'd find inside. I was expecting it to be in a new, clean plastic bag. It was wrapped in bubble wrap with paper packing. It fits perfectly with the tan pads, although the headband suspension presses into my head, just behind my ears. It's almost painful at first but the discomfort decreases with time but doesn't completely go away. Cosmetically, it's a beautifully manufactured helmet. There's only one tiny sticker on the inside that specifies its NIJ protection level rating. I suspect it's made in China. I just hope it provides the ballistic head protection I need should I ever need it.
Got what I wanted quickly and gave jolly ranchers great people
I received my helmet quickly and the quality is outstanding. I was able to adjust the helmet with the added padding to fit my head comfortably. This is a better helmet than I ever had while I served. Thank you!
Nice product, well built and ready for use . Great design, 2x5 is plenty of coverage. Good protection for those who don't want to wear a vest , or are unable to , such as Your Children . Thank You , Atomicdefence .
Shipped right away, and quality seems great!
Great customer service. Helmet is of great quality with great fit. Exceeded expectations for the price. Purchased after checking with other retailers and very glad I purchased from Atomic Defense.
Exactly what was expected and arrived quick. One thing is I have a big head and had to remove some of the second layer of padding in areas to fit right. After that perfect...........This review was in no way influenced by the 3 Jolly Ranchers that were included for free.
I can’t say enough good things about this company. I bought these, didn’t need them after all, and returned them hassle free. The option for a refund or store credit is painless, and the customer service here is excellent. Timely response and friendly. I recommend this product for it’s ease of use, and Atomic for being excellent.
I looked up what the navy seals use and this glove came highly recommended. I can honestly say it lives up to the reviews. Index, middle and thumb fingers being exposed made it very easy to shoot and reload my magazines all with the gloves on. The increased grip gloves offer already improved my accuracy from recoil control by about 30%. I even broke several of my handguns down field stripping for cleaning and manipulation of misfiring drills and was surprised at how much the gloves didn’t restrict or delay me. Definitely my new favorite alternative from the full hand and finger gloves I’ve used in the past. So comfortable I even leave them on in regular work activities daily and hardly notice I’m wearing them. Highly durable and well worth the very fair price.
The helmets arrived quickly and fit great. Thank you for the candies. We appreciate it.
MICH NIJ LEVEL IIIA+
Quality is good and shipping was fast.