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Bulletproof Armor Plates



Here at Atomic Defense, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality bulletproof inserts for your needs. Whether you or your employees are police officers or law enforcement officers who need life-saving protection for every day on the job or you are a civilian who wants to be prepared for any sort of emergency, our bulletproof armor plates and insert-able panels are the right tool for saving your life.

Inserts Across Various NIJ Levels 

Body armor must comply with National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards. NIJ standard 0101.06 describes multiple levels of body armor. Each level offers greater ballistic protection than the last. 

The NIJ considers how equipment responds to specific ammunition at different speeds. Soft body armor falls into NIJ Levels I, IIA, II and IIIA. Hard body armor is either NIJ Level III or IV. Atomic Defense offers both soft and hard body armor plates.

NIJ IIIA, III and IV Armor Plates

The Stand Alone armor plates available through Atomic Defense all hold certification for NIJ Level IIIA or higher. We believe Level IIIA is the lowest any customer should go if they want true ballistic protection. We test our bulletproof plates to meet and exceed the NIJ's expectations for IIIA, III and IV armor. The NIJ's expectations are:  

  • Level IIIA: The highest level for soft body armor, IIIA equipment withstands 9 mm rounds at velocities between 1,430 fps and 1,500 fps. IIIA also stops .44 Magnum rounds traveling between 1,400 fps and 1,460 fps. 
  • Level III: The first to protect against assault rifle rounds, conditioned Level III hard armor handles 7.62 mm FMJ, steel-jacketed bullets traveling at velocities between 2,750 fps and 2,810 fps. 
  • Level IV: This level can withstand armor piercing (AP) .30 caliber rounds traveling between 2,850 and 2,910 fps. Level IV hard body armor is the highest level available. 

Here is a chart highlighting how our bulletproof plates hold up against various common weapons and calibers:

Ballistic Resistance of Bulletproof Plates by Caliber and Weapon Type

About Our Bulletproof Inserts

We don’t settle for slapping the bulletproof label on our products without extensive testing. We know the abilities of our panels and know that you’ll be satisfied with the level of protection they offer you. Our testers fire additional rounds into each bulletproof insert model to ensure performance that exceeds the NIJ's standards. Some of the specific guns and bullets our products can stop include:

  • Common bullets used in Ar-15 and AK-47 type rifles
  • Handguns up to .9mm, .357, .44 mag, .45 cal, .40 cal, and hollow-points
  • Armor piercing and armor piercing incendiary rounds
  • Rifles up to 5.56 NATO, 7.62 M80, 30-06, .30 M2 AP, .308

Even our least-expensive armor will stop 12 gauge slugs and buckshot. Our armor can stop hunting rifles, assault rifles, pistols, and high-powered sniper rifles. Our bulletproof panels are tested beyond NIJ standards and can block various pistol, assault rifle, and sniper rounds.

Whether you want to put one in your child’s backpack or use them in bulletproof vests for military use, we’re confident you’ll stay safe. Our high-quality bulletproof inserts are also lighter and more affordable than other inserts in the market, making them a great option for anyone looking to be prepared and have extra protection.

Benefits of Insert Plates and Panels

Like every piece of equipment we sell, our bulletproof hard body inserts provide reliable ballistic protection. What makes inserts unique is that they put you in control of your safety. Our plates are as versatile as they are durable, so use them in a way that fits the situation. 

Many customers use our ballistics plates with bulletproof plate carriers that feature numerous insert pockets. You can load your vest with more plates to prioritize protection or fewer plates in precise locations for greater mobility. You can also use these plates to line your backpack or purse with ballistics protection. Our strong, lightweight body armor inserts are ready to use in a way that works best for you.

About Our Company

Atomic Defense has been around since 2015, and our goal since our inception has been to provide our customers with affordable bulletproof options that outperform other options. Our team has over 30 years of combined experience in body armor and self-defense, so you know you’re getting the best.

We’re a small company in Fresno, CA, and to stay competitive, we focus on quality. We’re not a large corporation that can afford sub-par customer service. Instead, we’ll make sure you get exactly what you want. If you want bulletproof insert panels, check out our range of selections below.

Why Order Through Atomic Defense? 

As a small business, we go above and beyond to be the top source for soft and hard body armor plates. We send all of our equipment through extensive testing processes at our headquarters in Fresno, California, to ensure the equipment we provide is reliable under duress. Our customer service representatives will ensure you find what you need at a price that competes with any other outlet, plus free shipping. 

Browse Hard Body Armor Plates Online

Each body armor plate in the Atomic Defense is ready to perform against powerful weaponry. You can watch testing videos for all of our products or view paper certificates online — get in touch for further details. Browse our inserts and paltes for versatile equipment military operatives and police forces trust on the job.