Alpha Prime™

$299.00 $569.00
The Hardcore Defense "Alpha" products are intended for defense against handgun projectiles. Made from our original premium military-grade ballistic steel, their strength and robustness has been proven in multiple torture tests. We use a stronger steel than necessary to achieve the NIJ IIIA testing - when bullets are flying a factor of safety is a good thing! The rectangular shape with no lower taper maximizes coverage and provides for a stable base when resting the shield on level surface.
See below for specifications, features, and shipping information.

The Alpha Prime™ is a larger version of Hardcore Defense's workhorse Alpha Shield.

Specifications and Features:

  • NIJ Level IIIA
    • 9 mm 124 grain full metal jacket at 1400 fps
    • .44 Magnum 240 grain LSWC at 1400 fps
    • Also stops lesser threat rounds including .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.  
  • Proprietary military-grade ballistic steel provides unrivaled edge hit and multi-hit performance.
  • Bolts can withstand full power strikes directly on the handle bolts.
  • Cutouts on both sides up top for ambidextrous use
  • Cushioned handle and thick forearm pad provides a comfortable and secure grip, thermal insulation, and absorbs impact energy
  • Centerline high mounted grip provides easy balance and reduces felt weight
  • Modest cutouts and no lower taper maintains maximum coverage
  • No shelf life limitations.  No storage limitations.
  • Optional Rhino-lining provides superior scratch and ding resistance and improved spall protection
  • 17" x 34", 22 lbs with powdercoating, 23 lbs with Rhino

FREE SHIPPING within the continental USA!  (We cannot ship to any P.O. boxes!)  International customers please click here for more information.

Current ship time is approximately 1-2 business days after receipt of order.

Purchaser is responsible for complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding purchase and use of ballistic protection products. Hardcore Defense assumes no liability for illegal use or misuse of the product.  It is usually legal for civilians to purchase and own body armor and ballistic shields within the United States.  Residents of Connecticut and any individuals convicted of a felony are prohibited from owning bulletproof vests and other body armor;  whether a ballistic shield counts as "body armor" is open to debate and interpretation may vary by jurisdiction.