Ballistics

NIJ101.06 Ballistics Systems

We currently have more advanced NIJ .06-certified solutions than any other body-armor company in the industry, with a key emphasis on providing our customers with lighter, more flexible protective systems having greater ballistic capabilities. More officers trust our body-armor brands because when it comes to meeting their needs for life-protecting technology, their expectations can never be too high.

Special Threats Test Results

The NIJ has set forth specific bullets and test velocities in the NIJ 0101.06 Standard. Currently NIJ does not provide for testing and certification to bullets outside of those listed in the standard. The continuing evolution of bullet technology has resulted in a number of bullets that are more difficult to defeat than those listed in the NIJ Standard. Some of these bullets have come to be known as “special threats.”

Although vest models can only be “NIJ Certified” to the specific threats listed in the NIJ Standard, Point Blank tests some of our models against the most popular “special threats” bullets. All “special threats” testing is performed at H.P. White or United States Test Laboratories which are NIJ-certified testing facilities. Although there is no claim of “special threats” NIJ Certification, these vest models are tested to the exact testing conditions and protocol required for actual certification. By monitoring confiscated weapons, these additional “special threat” tests can help an agency determine whether a particular model meets the requirements for their specific geographic location and actual street threat.

View the results here.