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Armor Protection Levels

Ballistic Protection Levels - NIJ Standards 0101.06

Threat LevelTest RoundTest BulletBullet MassNew Armor Test VelocityRange Distance
IIA19 mm
FMJ RN
8.0 g
(124 gr)
373 m/s
(1225 ft/s)
5 m (+/- 1 m)
2.40 S&W
FMJ
11.7 g
(180 gr)
352 m/s
(1155 ft/s)
5 m (+/- 1 m)
II19 mm
FMJ RN
8.0 g
(124 gr)
398 m/s
(1305 ft/s)
5 m (+/- 1 m)
2.357 Magnum
JSP
10.2 g
(158 gr)
436 m/s
(1430 ft/s)
5 m (+/- 1 m)
IIIA1.357 SIG
FMJ FN
8.1 g
(125 gr)
448 m/s
(1470 ft/s)
5 m (+/- 1 m)
2.44 Magnum
SJHP
15.6 g
(240 gr)
436 m/s
(1430 ft/s)
5 m (+/- 1 m)
III7.62 mm (rifle)
NATO FMJ
9.6 g
(147 gr)
-15 m (+/- 1 m)
IV30 Caliber (armor piercing rifle)
M2 AP
10.8 g
(166 gr)
-15 m (+/- 1 m)
Information from the Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 available at http://www.nij.gov/pubs-sum/223054.htm

FMJ = full metal jacketed
RN = round nose
JSP = jacketed soft point
SJHP = Semi Jacketed Hollow Point
AP = Armor Piercing