National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Ballistic Ratings

It is important to note that Level II and III-A all stop the overwhelming majority of pistol projectiles you are ever likely to encounter (plus 12 gauge, OO buckshot), and also to know that

NO armor is ever 100% ‘bulletproof’ under ALL conceivable circumstances.

*We do not offer Level II-A as it provides slightly less protection than a Level II without any significant cost savings.

 **We do not offer Level III protection on the ForceShield door due to the thickness and weight of the ballistic material.  Level III protection is available for the StormRoom walls.

Level I

.22 long rifle high velocity lead .38 special round nose lead

Level II-A*

.357 Mag. jacketed soft point at 1,250 ft./second 9mm full metal jacket at 1,090 ft./second

Level II

.357 Mag. jacketed soft point at 1,400 ft./second 9mm full metal jacket at 1,175 ft. second

Level IIIA

.44 Mag. semi-jacketed hollow point at 1,400 ft./second 9mm full metal jacket at 1,400 ft./second

Level III**

7.62mm (.308 Winchester) full metal jacket