Bullet Proof Vest | Level IIIA+
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S/M size, Level III+ (22% lighter) plates, and Level IV plate options are back ordered for 2-5 weeks. Order now to reserve yours.
Introducing the Level 3A (NIJ IIIA) Body Armor from Atomic Defense. This vest features ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) PEAD that stops bullets from pistols and shotguns. We test each vest above and beyond relevant performance standards. Wear this tactical bulletproof vest for reliable protection that police officers and soldiers trust in life-or-death situations. This bulletproof vest comes with wrap-around armor and fits on or under most clothing.
Order online through Atomic Defense for a dependable and concealable bulletproof vest shipped to your door.
The Level IIIA bulletproof vest is a versatile, lightweight ballistic solution you can wear anywhere. Features of this vest include:
Learn more about our Level IIIA body armor from our team. You can contact Atomic Defense to speak with a representative about further questions.
Yes, this vest comes with two pre-inserted level IIIA panels in the front and rear. The armor wraps around the sides and top of the vest.
Our soft bulletproof body armor vests coincide with standard shirt sizes. We carry a full range of sizes to fit any wearer. Choose a shirt size that snugly fits you and match it to our sizing options.
All you need to do is choose your size and checkout. It's that easy. Shipping is inexpensive — even free — and orders arrive in just a few days for U.S. customers. You can read our shipping policy for more information.
This soft body armor vest is rated 3A (IIIA). That means it will stop everything from 9mm, .22L, and .44mag to 12 gauge slugs. If you want or need extra protection to stop assault rifles, you should add one or two of our level 3 (III) or level 4 (IV) hard armor insert plates. These higher-level plates stop assault rifles and armor-piecing rounds. You can browse our insert plates online to find upgrade options for your vest.
This ballistic vest allows for level 3 and 4 armor inserts. They can be inserted on the inside of the vest at the top via an easy-access Velcro pouch. Our level 3 and 4 inserts block up to 5.56 NATO, 7.62, .308, .30-06, .50 cal, and several other types of ammunition.
This vest is equal to other police and military 3A (IIIA) bulletproof products. Level IIIA is the highest category for soft body armor and the lowest level that we will carry. Our premier bulletproof vest is better than levels 2 (II) and 2A (IIA), as well as any of the lower levels.
Essentially anyone over the age of 18 can purchase a bulletproof vest in the USA, Canada, and other countries. Civilians in the US state of Connecticut are the only people who automatically cannot. Connecticut customers will need to have a different billing/shipping location for the order. Additionally, individuals with felony convictions may not purchase body armor.
For further information on whether or not your country will allow you to purchase bulletproof vests or other armor, you can seek information through customs and enforcement.
In short: the answer is yes, they are legal. Most states allow residents over 18 to wear body armor. However, if you are a convicted felon in the United States, you cannot own or use body armor. This applies to every US state. Connecticut residents may purchase and own body armor, but all transactions must occur in person.
We make our vests with DuPont Kevlar or PE (UHMWPE). All of our vests come with our upgraded PE to ensure the armor is easily hidden under clothing.
The vest will protect your full torso and sides. The bulletproof insert covers the entire body area that the outside carrier holds. Additional or upgraded panels can enhance protection to the areas our vests cover. For further reference, see the images above.
It depends on what country you are in, but if you are in the US the answer is anywhere. You can wear this bulletproof vest to work as long as your employer permits it to be on their property. With it being a concealable vest it easily fits under clothing. These vests are legal for air travel, but you must check them or pack them into a carry-on bag.
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Just about everyone. The adjustable Velcro straps make the vest easily adaptable to any body size and shape. We carry options to fit any adult shirt size, so choose one that matches the clothing you wear.
Our bulletproof vests can be bought, bought for, and worn by men, women, children, students, teachers, and everyone who wants to stay safe from a bullet... or multiple.
This soft body armor and the inserts we offer will stop almost any known close-range ballistic weapon in military or civilian use, including pistols (common rounds like 9mm and .44 Magnum)and shotguns. If you are looking to stop assault rifles or sniper rifles, please add one of our higher-rated insert panels to your order.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has various requirements for body armor. Generally, the NIJ categorizes body armor by the types of ammunition it can stop. For a piece of armor to qualify for level IIIA under standard 0101.06, it must withstand at least six shots from .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) and .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose rounds — some of the strongest available for handguns.
At Atomic Defense, we test our Level 3A Body Armor to reach NIJ requirements and surpass them. Our in-house product testers fire additional rounds at each plate to see how many consecutive shots they can withstand. We also perform additional testing using 12-gauge shotguns to confirm reliable protection against multiple close-range firearms. We encourage you to contact us online to discuss our testing procedures or view certificates.
This level 3A body armor is a modern upgrade to our older armor without any compromises. This is the bulletproof vest for you. It's the complete package. Here's a preview of what we test for to certify all of our bulletproof armor:
Atomic Defense is an experienced, dedicated body armor supplier We are committed to providing military-grade armor that civilians can wear in public or on the job. Our Level 3A Body Armor is available to order as individual units or in bulk, so buy yours today!
|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|
I used my vest over the weekend to determine my ability to wear it in 'hotter' than average temperatures for me. As I expected my body core temp was higher but manageable under the circumstances.
Though the quality is good, it’s not what I thought I was getting. I was looking for an under shirt vest but what I ended up getting is an outer wear vest.
Overall I would give Atomic Defense 5stars! I’ve worn several other bulletproof vest manufacturers and this was the best when it comes to affordability, comfort and peace of mind. Definitely would recommend for other officers,etc.
Everything went perfectly.
Superb unit. Excellent device. Fortunately I have not had the experience in testing it's reliability personally, however, I hope, and trust that it would protect, and perform as advertised. Very sturdy.