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NIJ Level III Body Armor
Technical parameters of level III body armor
The following features allow you to study the technical parameters of protection level III armor in as much detail as possible.
Testing caliber – 7.62×51 mm FMJ (M80).
Bullet weight – 147 gr.
Bullet speed – 2780 feet per second.
Armor type – hard armor insert.
Threat level protection – 9mm, 38 Special, 40 S&W, 45 AKP, 357 badges, 357 Mag, 44 Mag, 5.56 x 45mm NATO (M193), 7.62 x 39 mm, 7.62 x 51mm (M80).
The effectiveness of armor
Modern society is not as safe as it might seem at first glance. A huge number of people die from gunshot wounds every year. However, it was the presence of armor protection level III that could save a huge number of people. From 2002 to 2011, according to the FBI, 498 police officers were killed with firearms. Over 2,000 police officers rescued their lives in the same amount of time by wearing level III body armor.
Who can use level III armor?
Protection Level III armor is capable of resisting and stopping 7.62mm as well as 5.56mm (non-military) bullets.
LEVEL III ARMOR IS GREAT FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK AS POLICE OFFICERS, SECURITY GUARDS, AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS OR OUR FELLOW LAW ABIDING CIVILIANS.
This type of body armor can cope
with the threat that will be directed from all types of pistols and most rifles. Such armor can save human life in various dangerous situations. Due to the design of Level III body armor, it is much more difficult to hide under clothing. Which makes it more of an active shooter scenario kit.
NIJ level 3 body armor is perfect for law enforcement and civilians. Effective protection will be guaranteed with such armor. Since this plate has positive buoyancy and lightweight construction some might find them a great asset near the scenarios which might take their part near the water.
Conditioned armor can mimic the environmental conditions in which the wearer of such body armor lives. The use of armor in the southern part of the planet, where there is an increased temperature, allows the body armor to reach temperatures above 120 ℉.
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and other states of America have individual weather conditions. So in these regions, there is high humidity, and its average value can reach 80%, which can negatively affect the quality of the armor. To do this, each body armor is subjected to testing and exposure to similar conditions to provide potential customers with a high-quality product at the output.
The body armor is tested for the following:
– mechanical influences
– UV resistance
Differences between level III armor and level IIIA
Level III body armor is much stronger than IIIA. IIIA armor also might be referred as “soft armor” is only rated for handgun ammunition up to.44mag. Therefore, level III body armor can stop the 5.56 mm bullet, which is most often fired from the AR-15, along with 7.62×39 and .308 rounds.