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    Default PPSS ultra light bullet proof vest NIJ Level IIIA+

    PPSS have now launched one of the lightest and thinnest NIJ Level IIIA+ bullet proof vests in order to offer those who protect and serve the best possible concealable protection.

    Made out of high performance Dyneema® SB51, this new bullet proof vest also offers additional protection from Tokarev Ball 7.62 x 25mm and Makarov 9 x 18mm.Waterproof and breathable Cordura® 180 and groundbreaking temperature controlling Outlast® space technology, are two further exceptional materials used for this great new body armour.

    A specially developed 0.85mm trauma liner provides extremely effective blunt trauma protection, and makes this body armour ideal for executive/diplomatic security professionals.

    With a weight of only 1.65kg, a thickness of just 6.5mm and protective area of 0.28sqm, this new outstanding bullet proof vest certainly means business.

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    How about edged weapon penetration ? Smaller caliber penetration ?

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    I hate that word bullet proof. Its bullet resistant up to a certain threat level. What do they mean by additional protection? Because the old Tevlons weren't that heavy until you put in the additional protection which was the ceramic plates.

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    Good point ! I notice the "sponsor" of this thread has not commented.

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    Oh another thing I notice is the NIJ Level IIIA+ mentioned. There is no NIJ Level IIIA+. Only NIJ Level IIIA. Here are the standards below and a simple description of each. You can find a complete look at the standards in this PDF file which is the complete NIJ report. What they have done is take out the climate and other conditions factor which is a plus. But I can see this only used for by the so called "Fancy" VIP/Security Protection services in the private sector maybe some of the VIP protection services for the state as well. I can imagine it will cost a penny or two and there is where the difference between state and private sector comes in. They won't use it for the police services as the costs will be too high as well as the protection level which doesn't look like it can be upgraded past NIJ Level IIIA as I see no pockets to insert the Ceramic tiles. Those ceramic tiles are a bit of a issue as well cause when they hit the garbage of it goes everywhere blinding everyone around you from the dust and stuff.

    NIJ LEVEL I:

    This armor protects against .22 caliber Long Rifle Lead Round Nose (LR LRN) bullets with nominal masses of 2.6 g (40 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 320 m/s (1050 ft/s) or less and 380 ACP Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets with nominal masses of 6.2 g (95 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 312 m/s (1025 ft/s) or less.



    NIJ LEVEL IIA:

    (Lower Velocity 9mm, .40 S&W). This armor protects against 9mm Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 332 m/s (1090 ft/s) or less and .40 S&W caliber Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets with nominal masses of 11.7 g (180 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 312 m/s (1025 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against Level I threats. Level IIA body armor is well suited for full-time use by police departments, particularly those seeking protection for their officers from lower velocity .40 S&W and 9mm ammunition.


    NIJ LEVEL II:

    (Higher Velocity 9mm, .357 Magnum). This armor protects against .357 Magnum jacketed soft-point bullets with nominal masses of 10.2 g (158 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 425 m/s (1,395 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-jacketed bullets with nominal velocities of 358 m/s (1,175 ft/s). It also protects against most other factory loads in caliber .357 Magnum and 9mm as well as the Level I and IIA threats. Level II body armor is heavier and more bulky than either Levels I or IIA. It is worn full time by officers seeking protection against higher velocity .357 Magnum and 9mm ammunition.


    NIJ LEVEL IIIA:

    (.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 LEVEL III:

    (High-powered rifle). This armor, normally of hard or semirigid construction, 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, 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 LEVEL IV:

    (Armor-piercing rifle). This armor protects against .30–06 caliber armor-piercing bullets (US military designation APM2) with nominal masses of 10.8 g (166 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 868 m/s (2,850 ft/s) or less. It also provides at least single-hit protection against the Level I through III threats.

    Level 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 Level III armor, Level IV armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection.

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    Do you guys know where a civilian can get a bullet proof vest? I shop as http://www.pxsupply.com for most of my military gear, but they haven't got them in yet.

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    They sell them here at gun shops. But only a certain threat level. Or you can import them. I notice you live in the USA you can search for Dragon skin. They are for civilian use. What do you want to use it for btw?

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