Ballastics Standards

Bullet resistant materials are designed to resist penetration from ballistic sources. While no material can ever be "bullet proof," DWS Defense Systems and its partners design systems capable of withstanding attack from specific type, caliber, and velocity of ballistic threat. Extensive tests, which measure the spacing or patterns of impact and any penetration (or spalling) in relation to the number of impacts, help identify the best-possible materials for the ballistic threat type.


Bullet Resistance Standards
UL-752
Underwriters Laboratories
Level 1 3 shots 9 mm Handgun
Level 2 3 shots .357 Magnum Handgun
Level 3 3 shots .44 Magnum Handgun
Level 4 1 shots .30-06 Rifle
Level 5 1 shots 7.62 mm NATO Rifle
Level 6 5 shots 9 mm Submachine Gun
Level 7 5 shots 5.56 mm Rifle
Level 8 5 shots 7.62 mm NATO Rifle
DOS
U.S. Dept. of State SD-STD-01.01
Rifle 2 shots 5.56 mm
Rifle 1 shots 7.62 mm NATO Rifle
NIJ
National Institute of Justice
NIJ-I 5 shots .38 Special Handgun
NIJ-II 5 shots 9 mm Handgun
NIJ-II-A 5 shots .357 Magnum Handgun
NIJ-III 5 shots 7.62 NATO Rifle
NIJ-III-A 5 shots .44 Magnum Handgun
NIJ-IV 1 shots .30-06 AP Rifle
H.P. White - DIN - BSI


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