Know Your Threat

 

The first step in choosing the right vest for you is knowing your threat. It is essential to choose a ballistic package that has been tested to perform under the circumstances that you face in the field. This ultimately means knowing which types of rounds you might come up against and selecting a vest that has been proven to stop it. Additionally, consider the weapon you are carrying since there is a high chance of being shot in a confrontation by your own weapon. Our vests are certified under the rigorous “torture tests” of the NIJ 0101.06 Standard which provide independent verification of multiple rounds of fire under the most extreme conditions.


Threat Level II

Our ballistic packages that are tested to protect against 9mm (FMJ RN) and .357 Magnum (JSP) rounds.


Threat Level IIIA

Our ballistic packages that are tested to protect against .357 SIG (FMJ FN) and .44 Magnum (SJHP) rounds.

*Hard armor plates are available and compatible with all Second Chance carriers for heavier threat protection. The complete list of threat protection is included below.

Type IIA

Protects against 9mm (FMJ RN) and a .40 S&W (FMJ).

Type II

Protects against 9mm (FMJ RN) and a .357 Magnum (JSP)

Type IIIA

Protects against a .357 SIG (FMJ RN) and a .44 Magnum (SJHP)

Type III

Protects against a 7.62mm (FMJ) steel jacketed (M80/NATO).

Type IV

Protects against a .30 caliber Armor Piercing (M2 AP).