Our BulletBlocker Bullet Proof Backpacks were a market break-through back in 2007. The idea of a bulletproof backpack shield was unheard of at that time. No one even knew what "Threat Level IIIA" meant or whether or not used body armor was good (for anyon except criminals).
What a great experience it has been, helping thousands of people feel more secure with one more level of defense on their side.
Ballistic Protection also saves lives in bomb fragmentation and explosive incidents. There are thousands of cases of shrapnel being stopped by body armor. However, shrapnel and fragments can take so many shapes and forms that it is very difficult to "rate" the levels of protection. Ammunition based rating systems, like the NIJ Threat Level system, seem to be the best way to measure the strength of a material in a projectile impact test. Threat Level 3a is the HIGHEST level of protection available in soft body armor (vests). Higher levels of protection are in the form of "hard" armoring: Ceramic, Composite or Metal Plates in pockets that protect the most vital, center of mass, organs, other than the head - See our Threat Level 3a clipboard inserts or bulletproof backpacks for products you can use to enhance your protection above the neck.
We can work with you to fit your garment with our Threat Level 3a body armor shield insert.
However, there ARE limitations to what can be done.... Lightweight t-shirts, underwear, pants, caps, etc., can't really be done well, at the IIIA level. Coats and Jackets seem to be the best solution, although we can fabricate bullet proof pulpits, ballistic door panels, body armor briefcase shields, bullet proof body armor notebook liners and more shapes and sizes than you can imagine. Our ballistic material is about 1/4inch thick and is about as flexible as a similar sized notepad at 1/4inch thick w/ cardboard backing. Ballistic properties come from Threat Level 3A Kevlar or UHMWPE-UD materials.
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