NIJ Level III+ Body Armor Plate | AR-15 & AK-47 Rifle Protection
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Atomic Defense's standalone NIJ III AR-15 and AK-47 Bulletproof Armor is a hard-body security solution capable of withstanding rifle rounds. These ceramic body armor plates feature additional PEAD™ support for additional strength against various rifle calibers from guns like the AK-47 or AR-15.
Our ballistic plates provide industry-leading protection and mobility. While most manufacturers stop testing at the NIJ requirement, we test plates to outperform the NIJ's standards by testing them against multiple 7.62mm FMJ, .357 SIG, .44 Magnum, 9mm, .40 S&W, and other common calibers. The compact design and ergonomic shape give you the mobility to reach safety in life-or-death situations.
Level 3 Standalone. This means that it can stop up to 5.56x45 FMJ, 9mm, .44 Magnum, 7.62x39 FMJ, etc. by itself, without extra armor needing to be placed behind it.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sets precise standards for bulletproof armor's performance. Body armor plates fall into one of five categories depending on the types of rounds they can stop and the speed they travel. While Levels IIA, II, and IIA describe soft body armor, Level III is the first type of hard body armor and the second-highest overall.
In order to achieve Level III under NIJ standard 0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, a plate must stop a 7.62 NATO at a depth no greater than 44 mm. These bullets travel between 2,750 fps and 2,810 fps. The plate must be in a condition state at the time of the test, rather than brand new.
At Atomic Defense, our tests go beyond the requirements for NIJ Level III. We fire numerous qualifying rounds into each plate we test to verify how many it can withstand before failing. Our NIJ III AR-15 and AK-47 Bulletproof Armor will protect you through multiple hits, making it capable of saving your life under rifle fire.
Ceramic body armor is some of the strongest available, popularizing it among police and military forces. The lightweight bulletproof material withstands rifle bullets as reliably as steel. You can insert armor plates into a carrier vest's front and back pockets and remove or change them for your needs. Armor plates also fit well in purses and other personal bags.
At Atomic Defense, we improve ceramic body armor by augmenting it with PE plastic. The combination of MIL-SPEC ceramic and PE creates armor plating that lasts through multiple shots.
You can match your NIJ III AR-15 and AK-47 Bulletproof Armor with a plate carrier vest from Atomic Defense. Keep in mind that we carry two vest sizes for our two plate sizes. These plates fit with 10x12 carriers. A customer representative can help you understand our size options and more, so contact us online before you order.
|Level||Weapon||Caliber||Weight (G)||Range (FFT/S)||Speed (M/S)||# Shots|
|1||.22LR||2.6||1050 ± 40||320 ± 12|
|2A||9mm Luger||8.0||1250 ± 50||332 ± 12|
|2||.357 Magnum||10.2||1395 ± 15||424 ± 15|
|3A||.44 Magnum||15.55||1400 ± 50||426 ± 15|
|3||7.62mm and .308 calibers / Winchester||9.7||2750 ± 50||838 ± 15|
|4||.30-06 / Armor Piercing||10.8||2850 ± 50||868 ± 15|
Shipped right away, and quality seems great!
Delivered on time. It was as described - but way heavier and thicker than I imagined. Have to get a bigger backpack in order for it to fit with books, ect...
The box when arrived was shredded - super surprised it was delivered - but it made it.
Good morning! I'm sorry to hear that USPS or UPS attempted to destroy what was inside, but I'm glad that it made it to you unharmed. Yes, this model is the ceramic one, and the specs/features list shows it as 'WEIGHT (10'x12'): 5.1 pounds / 2.3 kg' and '10x12x0.9 in (25x30x2.3 cm)'
We do have a lighter-weight plate that can be found here: https://www.atomicdefense.com/products/signature-nij-iii
No handle to hold it
It's a terrifying world we are in right now and how sad it is that along with pens, notebooks and rulers a bullet proof shield is needed. Thank you for helping me protect my babies when I can't be there to stand in front of them myself!
I like the choice of materials used, feels high quality and lightweight. Fits my LV119 carrier nicely so no complaints.