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Reinforce your DefendAPack® Backpack or equip any backpack with a Bulletproof Insert for additional protection. Each panel is NIJ Level IIIA Rated Armor. Level IIIA will protect the wearer against nearly all handgun rounds up to .44 magnum, including 9mm submachine gun rounds, and even 12 gauge shotgun slugs. To be rated level IIIA, armor must protect the wearer from .44 magnum with a mass of 240 grains and a velocity of 1340 ft./s. NIJ IIIA Rated Armor will NOT protect the wearer against machine guns, high-powered rifles, and assault rifles. Only NIJ Level III and higher are rated to protect against those types of weapons.
Additional Plates can ONLY be purchased by New Customers or Previous Customers who will purchase or have purchased a DefendAPack™ Vest, Backpack with Vest Combo, or Backpack Basic Combo. Any order placed for ONLY panels will not be processed unless prior arrangements have been made with us. To make prior arrangements please call 561-651-9827.
Body armor is legal in all 50 states with ONLY the following three restrictions:
Body Armor is illegal if you have been convicted of a violent felony.
Body armor may not be shipped to a civilian in Connecticut. Body armor purchases in Connecticut are not allowed by Connecticut state regulations to occur over the internet; they MUST be made only through an in-person store purchase.
Wearing body armor while committing a crime will increase penalties greatly. Body armor was not designed for nor intended for criminals!
You can purchase your DefendAPack Vest, Backpack and Plates online and take delivery in 49 of the 50 states. The one exception is Connecticut, which requires that you buy a bulletproof vest in person, not online for delivery. You can still own a bulletproof vest if you live in Connecticut, we just cannot ship vests to Connecticut.
|Dimensions||10 × 12 × 1 in|
|Vest Protection Level||
NIJ Level IIIA
|Weapons Protected Against:||
Small Handguns, Low Velocity Handguns, High Velocity Handguns, High Powered Handguns, Sub-Machine Guns
|Not Protected Against:||
Machine Guns, High-Powered Rifles, Assault Rifles
Shipping rates for all items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.
NOTE: Body armor may not be shipped to a civilian in Connecticut. Body armor purchases in Connecticut are not allowed by Connecticut state regulations to occur over the internet; they MUST be made only through an in-person store purchase.