Our advanced technologies are already proven. We currently hold NIJ IIIA and NIJ III certification for our initial solution offering. This means that our ballistics protection material will stop any handgun made by man including multiple hits from a .44 magnum. NIJ level IV certification is also now available for more advanced assault riffle protection which is usually only a requirement for military application. Our materials and solutions are so strong that we are now finalizing blast-protection solutions with the same light-weight, lower cost, more dynamic principles in mind.

 
NIJ III (July 2016) (High-powered rifle). This armor protects against 7.62mm full-metal jacketed bullets (US military designation M80) with nominal masses of 9.7 g (150 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 838 m/s (2,750 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against threats such as 223 Remington (5.56mm FMJ), 30 Carbine FMJ, and 12-gauge rifled slug, and AK-47 as well as Level I through IIIA threats. Level III body armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection, such as barricade confrontations involving sporting rifles.

NIJ III (July 2016)

(High-powered rifle). This armor protects against 7.62mm full-metal jacketed bullets (US military designation M80) with nominal masses of 9.7 g (150 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 838 m/s (2,750 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against threats such as 223 Remington (5.56mm FMJ), 30 Carbine FMJ, and 12-gauge rifled slug, and AK-47 as well as Level I through IIIA threats. Level III body armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection, such as barricade confrontations involving sporting rifles.

NIJ III (March 2017) (High-powered rifle). This armor protects against six rounds of the M855 ball commonly known as SS109 (Green Tip) impacting at a velocity of 3050 +\-50 ft/s.. It also provides protection against threats such as 223 Remington (5.56mm FMJ), 30 Carbine FMJ, and 12-gauge rifled slug, as well as Level I through IIIA threats. Level III body armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection, such as barricade confrontations involving sporting rifles.

NIJ III (March 2017)

(High-powered rifle). This armor protects against six rounds of the M855 ball commonly known as SS109 (Green Tip) impacting at a velocity of 3050 +\-50 ft/s.. It also provides protection against threats such as 223 Remington (5.56mm FMJ), 30 Carbine FMJ, and 12-gauge rifled slug, as well as Level I through IIIA threats. Level III body armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection, such as barricade confrontations involving sporting rifles.

NIJ IIIa (July 2015) (.44 Magnum; Submachine Gun 9mm). This armor protects against .44 Magnum, Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with nominal masses of 15.55 g (240 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-metal jacketed bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against most handgun threats as well as the Level I, IIA, and II threats. Level IIIA body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available from concealable body armor and is generally suitable for routine wear in many situations. However, departments located in hot, humid climates may need to evaluate the use of Level IIIA armor carefully.

NIJ IIIa (July 2015)

(.44 Magnum; Submachine Gun 9mm). This armor protects against .44 Magnum, Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with nominal masses of 15.55 g (240 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-metal jacketed bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against most handgun threats as well as the Level I, IIA, and II threats. Level IIIA body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available from concealable body armor and is generally suitable for routine wear in many situations. However, departments located in hot, humid climates may need to evaluate the use of Level IIIA armor carefully.

NIJ IIIa (Oct. 2015) (.44 Magnum; Submachine Gun 9mm). This armor protects against .44 Magnum, Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with nominal masses of 15.55 g (240 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-metal jacketed bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against most handgun threats as well as the Level I, IIA, and II threats. Level IIIA body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available from concealable body armor and is generally suitable for routine wear in many situations. However, departments located in hot, humid climates may need to evaluate the use of Level IIIA armor carefully.

NIJ IIIa (Oct. 2015)

(.44 Magnum; Submachine Gun 9mm). This armor protects against .44 Magnum, Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with nominal masses of 15.55 g (240 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-metal jacketed bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against most handgun threats as well as the Level I, IIA, and II threats. Level IIIA body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available from concealable body armor and is generally suitable for routine wear in many situations. However, departments located in hot, humid climates may need to evaluate the use of Level IIIA armor carefully.

NIJ IV (Armor Piercing Rifle). This armor protects against .30 caliber armor piercing (AP) bullets (U.S. military designation M2 AP), with nominal masses of 10.8 g (166 gr), impacting at a minimum velocity of 869 m/s (2850 ft/s) or less. It also provides at least single-hit protection against the Type I through III threats. Type IV body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available. Because this armor is intended to resist "armor piercing" bullets, it often uses ceramic materials. Such materials are brittle in nature and may provide only single-shot protection, since the ceramic tends to break up when struck. As with Type III armor, Type IV armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection.

NIJ IV

(Armor Piercing Rifle). This armor protects against .30 caliber armor piercing (AP) bullets (U.S. military designation M2 AP), with nominal masses of 10.8 g (166 gr), impacting at a minimum velocity of 869 m/s (2850 ft/s) or less. It also provides at least single-hit protection against the Type I through III threats. Type IV body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available. Because this armor is intended to resist "armor piercing" bullets, it often uses ceramic materials. Such materials are brittle in nature and may provide only single-shot protection, since the ceramic tends to break up when struck. As with Type III armor, Type IV armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection.

 

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The Defender NIJ-III+ D1652SSB_E Multi-Hit

The Defender NIJ-III+ D1652SSB_E Multi-Hit

NIJ-III+ D1652SSB Multi-Hit

NIJ-III+ D1652SSB Multi-Hit

 
 
NIJ-III+ D1789SSB Multi-Hit Green/Brown Tip

NIJ-III+ D1789SSB Multi-Hit Green/Brown Tip

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On 9/28/2016, ShotStop Ballistics formally obtained listing on the National Institute of Justice Advanced Armor Manufacturers List.

In addition to National Institute of Justice certification, all ShotStop engineered solutions go through a long and rigorous testing process and customer-approval process as well as UL listing process before market entry.

ShotStop Ballistics, LLC is a registered SAM (System for Award Management) contractor Cage Code 6E2Z9 listed in the Central Federal Contracting Agency Registry number and we manufacture and maintain QC standards with ISO 9000 facilities.

The chart below is an illustration which compares ShotStop technologies at NIJ level III protection to the three primary competitive technologies (Aramids, Ceramics and Metals). The bottom axis is density per sq. foot (weight) and the vertical axis is price per square ft at wholesale price. The red ink illustrates how our technology compares.

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Our ballistics solutions have passed chemical resistance testing for ASTM D543 standard which include acceptable resistance to the following exposures:

Chemical Name – Recommendation
Aviation J.P. Fuel – Yes
Formic Acid 10% – Yes
0.3 Brake Fluid – Yes
Motor Oil – Yes
Diesel Fuel – Yes
Sodium Hydroxide 50% – Yes
Automotive Gasoline – Yes
Hydrochloric Acid – Yes
25% Citric Acid – Yes
Distilled Water – Yes
Transmission Fluid – Yes


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