Ballistic shield level iiia

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  • Ballistic Face Shield Level IIIA Ballistic Face Shield Level IIIA

    Battle Steel

    $229.98
    Specifications: Ballistics: Tested to NIJ level 3A, 9mm / 44 Magnum Ballistic Material:  Size: Weight: 2.9 Lbs. Thickness: .58" Warranty:  Origin: Made In USA From Imported Materials Special Features: One size...
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  • Ballistic Shields Level IIIA 30x20 Ballistic Shields Level IIIA 30x20

    Battle Steel

    $449.98
    Specifications: Ballistics: Tested to NIJ Level 3A, 9mm /.44 Magnum Ballistic Material: Polyethylene Size: 30 x 20' Shape: V Weight: 6 Lbs. Thickness: 10mm Exterior coating: Polyurea Warranty: 10 Years From Date...
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  • Ballistic Shields w/Viewport Level IIIA 36x20 Ballistic Shields w/Viewport Level IIIA 36x20

    Battle Steel

    $499.98
    Specifications: Ballistics: Tested to NIJ Level 3, Rifle Calibers, M193 5.56mm, 7.62x39, M80 7.62x51. Ballistic Material: Polyethylene Size: 36 x 20" Shape: Rectangle Weight: 13 Lbs...
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  • Ballistic Shield w/Viewport Level IIIA 36x20 Ballistic Shield w/Viewport Level IIIA 36x20

    Battle Steel

    $499.98
    Specifications: Ballistics: Tested To NIJ Level 3A, 9mm / 44 Magnum Ballistic Material: Polyethylene Size: 36x20" Shape: Curved Weight: 13 Lbs. Thickness: 10mm Exterior Cover:  Warranty: 10 Years From Date Of...
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  • Transparent Ballistic Shields Level IIIA 30x20 Transparent Ballistic Shields Level IIIA 30x20

    Battle Steel

    $749.98
    Specifications: Ballistics: Tested TO NIJ Level 3A, 9mm / 44 Magnum Ballistic Material: Polyethylene Size: 30x20" Shape:  Weight: 17 Lbs. Thickness: Warranty: 10 Years From Date Of Sale Federal & state laws...
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  • Ballistic Shields w/View Port Level IIIA 30x20 Ballistic Shields w/View Port Level IIIA 30x20

    Battle Steel

    $549.98
    Specifications: Ballistics: Tested TO NIJ Level 3A, 9mm / .44 Magnum Ballistics: Polyethylene Size: 30x20" Shape: V-Shape Weight: 10.4 Lbs. Thickness: 10mm Exterior Coating: Polyurea Warranty: 10 Years From Date...
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Ballistic Shields Level IIIA

When it comes to some minor yet efficient ballistic shields, you should look at decent and affordable Level 3A ballistic shields. This protection class combines protection from all popular pistol rounds with extremely low weight which is crucial in many security and law enforcement applications.

Make the long story short: what are Level IIIA ballistic shields?

When you look for a ballistic shield you typically face two offers: level 3 shields and level 3A shields. So, what’s the difference? Should you prefer one or the other?

Let’s make it clear: the levels of protection are standardized and controlled by the National Institute of Justice, or NIJ. This organization certifies body armor and protective equipment (incl. ballistic shields) against protective capabilities against certain types of ammo and velocities of bullets.

The currently applied classes are (from the ones offering least protection to ones with the most protection):

  • Level II
  • Level IIIA
  • Level III
  • Level IV


As you see, Level 3 ballistic shields offer more serious protection comparing to Level 3A shields. What does this mean, specifically?

What bullets do ballistic shields Level IIIA protect from?

NIJ certifies a Level IIIA shield as such if it can safely withstand the following types of calibers:

  • 9mm FMJ RN
  • .357 Magnum
  • .357 SIG FMJ FN
  • .44 Magnum


Since these types of ammo are the most common ones among criminal elements, ballistic shields that are certified against requirements of NIJ Level IIIA offer protection in most typical situations a guard, a police officer, or court security may face.

Sure enough, for some serious encounters or assaults you better prefer a higher class of protection. But if you need super-lightweight yet decent protection, take a look at our NIJ level 3A ballistic shields.