For law enforcement entry teams and other users who require maximum protection against rifle fire, Hardcore Defense proudly offers the Bravo Shield™. The Bravo Shield™ was designed from the start to withstand the following key rifle threat rounds:
- 7.62x51 mm M80 150 grain FMJ at 2800 fps
- 5.56x45 mm M193 55 grain FMJ at 3275 fps
- 5.56x45 mm M855 62 grain "green tip" penetrator at 3200 fps
We designed the Bravo Shield™ to be the toughest hand-carried shield available! M193s will penetrate all steel torso plates at the strike velocities listed above, M855s will cut through typical fiber composite shields, and ceramic armors can fail if hit multiple times.
The 7.62x39 mm round as used in the AK-47 is also easily stopped by Bravo shield, including mild steel core military ball ammunition.
The Bravo Shield™ achieves this unrivaled performance through the use of our proprietary titanium and steel laminate design. The titanium strikeface blunts and slows high velocity incoming projectiles, which then splash against the steel core, with the majority of the bullet spall trapped between the plates. Our design contains no fiber composites to wear out with heat, humidity, and time, and no ceramics which have issues with dropping and multiple hits. Like the Alpha Shield™, the Bravo Shield™ can take a beating which would devastate other products. For further information on our testing regimen, see our Testing page.
Our patent pending bolt assembly uses 3/8" Grade 9 bolts which can withstand a hit directly on the bolt without penetration of the shield. Most such hits merely slightly bend the bolt, although a dead-center hit from a .308 may break off the bolt head resulting in a loose handle or strap.
Features and Specifications:
- NIJ III++ rated versus the three key threat rounds cited above
- Angled handles improve comfort and grip
- Two handles and dual cutouts allow for instant ambidextrous use
- Adjustable forearm strap improves control and weight distribution
- Optional removable weapon support bracket allows use of the shield with long arms (weapon support bracket sold separately)
- No shelf life limitations, no storage limitations
- 15" x 25", 26 lbs
Interested in real world testing of the Bravo Shield? Check out Demolition Ranch's Live Fire Video Review.
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Due to recent incredible price spikes in material costs (primarily titanium since Russia got cut from the world market) and general supply chain challenges, we have temporarily discontinued production of Bravo Shields at this time, and our current inventory is exhausted. Please check back from time to time to see if this situation has changed, and also please consider our popular Delta family of shields for your rifle protection needs. Thank you - Hardcore Defense team.
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.