Our body armor is ranked at the NIJ’s IIIA Level of Performance
Level IIIA body armor guards against handgun rounds up to a .44 Magnum
The Bulletsafe Level Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest is also STAB PROOF against knives, razors, or even ice picks.
This Level IIIa body armor is great for Security Guards, Bouncers, Tow Truck drivers, anyone you want to keep safe.
Our Level IIIa vest includes pockets for Ballistic Plates to guard against heavier rifle rounds or armor-piercing rounds
Stronger than Kevlar Body Armor! Made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, or High Strength Polyethylene for short.
BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest | Level III
Regardless if you're a first responder or a private security guard, you need the proper body armor to protect yourself in deadly situations. The BulletSafe Level IIIa Bulletproof Vest is the perfect tool to offer that level of protection. With the BulletSafe Level IIIa Bulletproof Vest, you can do your job without having to worry about your personal safety. Your loved ones will also sleep better knowing you are wearing quality body armor to protect yourself.
About the Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest
Historically, ballistic body armor has existed since the 16th century, used by the Korean navy and European generals. However, the prototype of the vest that we know of today was not created until the mid-19th century. Covering the most essential organs of the body and made from eight layers of tightly woven silk, the mid-19th century bulletproof vest / body armor was more of a technological experiment than sold to the common individual for protection. While worldwide conflicts would see improvements in ballistic armor with the inclusion of metal plates, it wouldn't be until 1971 when Kevlar, a synthetic, bulletproof fiber, would be discovered. Discovered by Polish-American chemist Stephanie Kwolek, who worked at DuPont laboratories, Kevlar was then incorporated into bulletproof vests as a durable, sturdy, and bulletproof material. And the rest, as often said, would be history.
About the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest | Level III
Compared to even the most modern bulletproof vests and body armor, the BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest's is currently ranked at the NIJ's IIIA level performance-wise. The NIJ, or National Institute of Justice, is the country's most premier resource in testing and ranking the protection strength of body armor. Level IIIA is the highest level a piece of soft body armor can have. With the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest, you will be well guarded against handgun rounds as well as rounds from a .44 magnum. Considering how handguns play a large role in the majority of deadly accidents and shootings in the United States, the Level III BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest is more than enough for your daily protection needs.
The BulletSafe Level IIIA body armor is also stab-proof. Whether the attacker is using a knife, razor, axe, or even an ice pick, the BulletSafe Level IIIA Body Armor can withstand any type of weapon. Especially for individuals working as security detail, BulletSafe Level IIIA body armor will help in providing an extra layer of safety, especially for what may be a deadly close encounter.
One thing you will notice when purchasing your BulletSafe Level III body armor are pockets in the side of the vest. These pockets are for ballistic plates. While a Level IIIA-ranked vest is already strong enough to withstand most handgun rounds, unfortunately, this type of vest cannot protect against heavier rifle rounds or armor-piercing rounds. For individuals who work in industries where encountering heavier fire is possible, we suggest supplementing your BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest with either the BulletSafe Ultralight Alpha Bulletproof Plate (for rifle rounds, Level III protection) or the BulletSafe Lightweight Ballistic Plate-Ceramic (for armor-piercing rounds, Level IV protection).
All of our BulletSafe Level III Bulletproof Vests are made out of a special material called Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, or High Strength Polyethylene for short. High Strength Polyethylene is a type of synthetic material with a high strength to density ratio. Compared to Kevlar body armor, High Strength Polyethylene is stronger and used currently by the United States military for interceptor body armor. At the Bulletproof Supply Store, we prioritize the safety of our clients first above all us, and we make sure to use the best materials for our body armor. If you want to see more of the BulletSafe Level IIIa Bulletproof Vest's protection capabilities, you can watch our YouTube videos below where we test our body armor and other products with an assortment of handguns and knives.
Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest Sizing
When it comes to being any type of clothes, it's important to find the right fit for you. The same goes for bulletproof vests and other body armor. At the Bulletproof Supply Store, our BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vests come in six sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 4XL. No matter your size, there is a bulletproof vest that will fit you.
When picking the right bulletproof vest size, the most important thing to remember is that your T-shirt size is not the same as bulletproof vest sizing options. Remember that you will be wearing your Level IIIA bulletproof vest over a shirt. Especially for undercover police officers, you may also be in situations where you have to wear your bulletproof vest beneath a shirt. First, measure your height and weight, and then use the chart below to determine which size is best for you:
When finalizing your choice for a Level IIIA bulletproof vest, one last thing to remember is that you want the vest to fit snugly around your stomach. The length of a vest doesn't matter as all vests come with adjustable shoulder straps. Instead, you want the width of the vest to be secure around your stomach. A loose vest may compromise your safety while a vest that is too tight around your stomach may restrict your movement/breathing.
For individuals with stockier builds, we suggest ordering a vest from the top of your size range. For more lean individuals, we suggest ordering a vest from the bottom of your size range.
Who Needs a Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest / Body Armor?
We believe that everyone deserves the right to protect themselves and that all individuals should have the tools necessary to secure their safety. Clients who have bought our Level IIIA BulletSafe Bulletproof Vests and other body armor include but are not limited to law enforcement officers, security guards, armored transport drivers, ATM service technicians, private investigators, pawnbrokers, gas station attendants, and repossessors working for financial institutions.
Our BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vests have also been bought by hunters and gun enthusiasts who want to play it safe. Regardless of your occupation or your personal interests, if you are handling firearms or may experience deadly encounters with firearms, investing in a bulletproof vest is investing in your livelihood. At the Bulletproof Supply Store, we strive to provide well-crafted bulletproof vests and other body armor and accessories so you have that lifeline when you need it most.
Cost & Shipping
Because we believe all individuals deserve to buy the protection they need, all of our BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vests are priced at the affordable price of $299.99 (including tax). At the Bulletproof Supply Store, we understand our clients are the everyday working individual and believe that protection should be accessible to all. That's why we sell our bulletproof vests and body armor at a fair price, compared to other bulletproof vests and body armor which may cost up to $800 but not necessarily provide the same level of protection.
In terms of shipping, the Bulletproof Supply Store can ship out BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vests to all 49 states except to Connecticut. (If you are a resident of Connecticut, you are legally required to buy ballistic body armor in-person. Please contact us for a list of our warehouse sellers in Connecticut, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.)
For shipping costs, we offer four tiers of shipping. We have free shipping with delivery within 10-12 business days, ground shipping with delivery in 8-10 business days at $9.95, Priority Delivery with delivery within 5-7 business days at $14/95, and Accelerated Priority Deliver with deliver within 3-5 business days at $21.95.
If you are a business looking to purchase Level III or Level 3a bulletproof vests or other body armor in bulk, please contact us via email or phone.
While we earnestly believe that all individuals, regardless of their background, deserve to buy the protection they need, unfortunately, we are unable to ship out bulletproof vests and/or body armor to individuals who have been convicted with a violent felony.