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NCJ Number: 250144 Find in a Library
Title: Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: July 2016
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material; Report (Technical Assistance); Report (Technical); Standard
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report indicates the ammunitions protected against for various levels of protection afforded by ballistic body armors on the Compliant Products List (CPL) of armors that meet the NIJ 0101.06 standard.
Abstract: Level IIA armor tops 9mm and .40 S&W ammunition fired from short-barrel handguns (no rifle ammunition protection). Level II armor stops 9mmFMJ (Full Metal Jacket) and .357 Magnum rounds from short-barrel handguns (no rifle ammunition protection). Level IIIA armor has been tested to stop 9mm FMJ and .44 Magnum rounds from longer barrel handguns (no rifle ammunition protection). Level III armor stops 7.62mmFMJ lead core rifle ammunition, and Level IV armor has been tested to stop .30cal steel core armor piercing rifle ammunition. Ammunition 5.56mm/.223 Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) has a lead core. Level III armor or greater is the best choice for protection among the armors on the CPL. Ammunition 5.56mm/.223 Green Tip Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) ammunition has a part steel core. Level IV armor is the best choice for protection among the armors on the CPL.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Ammunition; Body armor/Personal protective equipment; NIJ Resources; Police safety; Police standards
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