American Blast System’s Lightweight Level III Shield measures 40″h x 20″w and weighs only 15 lbs … the lightest Level III shield on the market! It’s made of advanced composite bullet resistant materials that meet NIJ Level III standards, rated to protect against rifle threats up to 7.62 x 51mm, 7.62 x 39mm, 5.56 x 45mm, and lesser threats. Ballistic shields, also known as breacher shields, are most effectively deployed by law enforcement and security teams trained in proactively addressing active attacker threats, but can also be integrated into action plans for schools, businesses, and organizations without advanced training to provide a near full coverage option for those egressing to locations of safety. The backside of the shield includes a mounted handle for right or left-handed carry. A protective covering of Cordura or Line-X Polyurethane is available to cover the surface of the shield. Any price differences in those options will be explained to the customer upon ordering.
The American Blast System’s Level III 40″ x 20″ Lightweight Shield is also available with a bulletproof viewing port. The version of the shield with the viewing port can be found HERE. Due to the custom nature of the shield products, fabrication may take an average of 4 -6 weeks.