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Week of May 20, 2019

When it comes to understanding body armor there can be confusion over which type of body armor protects against which type of ammunition.  Understanding the NIJ 0101.06 armor protection levels is clearly explained.  The term "Bullet Proof" is a widely used term that is inaccurate and paints a picture that it cannot be penetrated.  Any body armor has the potential to be penetrated.  There are various levels of protection that must be adhered to in the law enforcement world.  The (Justice Technology Information Center) JTIC Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels is a snapshot of the projectile threats and classification of body armor related to these threats.  Here is NIJ complete info on Body Armor


Hard Armor Plates - NIJ Certified

Dragoon NIJ Certified Hard Armor Plates are high performance Level IV plates that stop rifle rounds and fit into the Varanus Tactical Carriers inexpensively.  


The Dragoon NIJ Certified Level IV Hard Armor Plates by Varanus are manufactured in the United States and made with high performance ceramic (siicium carbide) and are capable of stopping rifle rounds such as 7.62 x 63API, 7.62 x 54API, 7.62 X 51API, 7.62 X 39API, 7.62 X 51 NATO, 7.62 x 39 msc, 5.56 x 45 M193/M855/SS109. Varanus offers a Single-Hit and Multi-Hit plate and have a five year warranty. They are tested in a USA Lab for NIJ0101.06 Certification.  The multi-hit plate can take up to 3 APM rounds and were successfully tested by HP White.  
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