For law enforcement entry teams and other users who require 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
No other ballistic shield or body armor rifle plate is as tough as the Bravo Shield™. M193s will easily penetrate steel plates at the velocities listed above, M855s will cut through fiber composite shields, and ceramics will fail if hit multiple times in the same area. Note that many competitive products test 5.56 mm at velocities of only 3000 or 3100 fps, which can be readily exceeded by quality ammunition fired from a 20" or longer barrel. THEY ARE INADEQUATE. Don't count on your assailant using mediocre ammo in a short barrel rifle!
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 patent pending 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 shields. 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++ certified versus all of the above threat rounds
- Angled handles improve comfort and grip
- Two handles and dual cutouts allow for instant ambidextrous use
- Adjustable forearm strap improves control and weight distribution
- Removable weapon support bracket allows use of the shield with long arms
- No shelf life limitations, no storage limitations
- Proudly made in the USA
- 15" x 25", 25 lbs
Interested in real world testing of the Bravo Shield? Check out Demolition Ranch's Live Fire Video Review.
The Bravo Shield is also available as part of an Active Shooter Defense Kit.
We have received many requests from law enforcement individuals and agencies for this product. At this time we cannot provide free samples for evaluation. However if you purchase a sample for evaluation and decide it's not what you're looking for, feel free to return it for a full refund. We cannot accept returns of samples with major damage such as from ballistic testing, but scratches, dings, torn foam, missing or damaged packaging and the like are no issue.
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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.