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Ballistic Shields | Riot Shields | Police Shields
When entering a tense situation or a possible riot environment, policemen and women need to have the appropriate body armor equipment that allows them protection from projectiles. There are two main types of body shields that are used to block, repel and deflect projectiles- riot and ballistic shields.
Riot shields are hand-held physical barriers that are lightweight, shatter resistant and used for riot control. The police riot shield is designed so that it is large enough to protect the body from the top of the head to the bottom of the knees. These riot shields are used to protect the police from rioters or blunt weapon attacks and is normally carried in the non-dominant hand so that a baton or another weapon can be used simultaneously.
When the chance of gun fire and heavily armed resistance is possible, policemen turn to bulletproof ballistic shields. These ballistic shields protect against weapon projectiles and items that may be thrown towards or at police and military.
Entry shields are a type of ballistic police shield which is used by SWAT teams, patrol officers and military personnel as breaching tools and body protection. These bulletproof shields are highly effective in defensive situations and are successful in stopping projectiles, if fired upon.
Popular Police Shields
The go-to choice for portable ballistic protection is the ProTech Entry 2 Entry Shield. It is a penetration-resistant, energy-dispersing ballistic plate covered by a lightweight, projectile absorbing metal alloy skin. It is Threat Level IIIA tested, measures 24” x 48” and only weighs 24lbs. This shield is available plain or labeled specifically for Police and the Sheriff Department.
If 24lbs is too heavy for long shifts and you need a lighter ballistic shield, try the Paraclete Bellator Ballistic Shield which only weighs 14.4lbs. This Level IIIA tested bullet proof shield has weapon mounts on either side which allows you to safely present your weapon while providing the ability to have extended peripheral vision.
Body Armor & Threat Levels
When you purchase armor, it is important for agencies to consider the threat levels their officers and personnel face every day. NIJ, National Institute of Justice has created body armor performance standards. It is broken down into different levels based upon the degree of threat. We are proud to offer three different levels of NIJ compliant vests and body armor.
- Level II – Tested to stop 9mm and .357 Magnum ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
- Level IIA – Tested to stop 9mm and .40 S&W ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
- Level IIIA – Tested to stop .357 SIG and .44 Magnum ammunition fired from longer barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.
Offering our law enforcement and military professionals the most trusted ballistic protection options including NIJ Compliant Body Armor is a priority here at Galls. We carry top brands including: Point Blank, Second Chance, Elbeco, Condor and Galls to name a few that offer the newest technology along with the highest quality of products. Whether you need tactical gear, body armor, holsters or ballistic helmets, we have a large selection for you to choose from.
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