Hardwire’s Bulletproof Whiteboard is not only handy to take notes on but can also be used to fend off a would-be attacker. The emergency IIIA Level armor protection it provides is derived from the same technology that was developed for the U.S. Department of Defense. Think of it as a dry erase board that can stop a variety of handgun and shotgun projectiles. The standard size is good to cover a person’s head and torso when crouching, while the large size can cover a person from head to legs when crouched. The large rubberized grips fastened on its backside allow the user good grip and leverage for increased controllability.
Underneath the paper pad and scribbles on your desk lays a NIJ Level IIIA bulletproof shield. The Interceptor IIIA Bulletproof Desk Pad is effective against a wide range of handgun and shotgun ammunition while providing inconspicuous versatility in multiple settings including the office, classroom and home. Its Dyneema/Spectra core allows it to instantly decelerate and catch multiple hits from incoming bullets. We like how it blends in well on top of just about any desk.
Similar to the Interceptor IIIA Bulletproof Desk Pad, the Bulletproof Home Defense Shield features a low-profile and lightweight design and is a bullet-absorbing solution for anyone seeking to protect themselves and those around them. It is made of Dyneema/Spectra, which is an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene that is capable of instantly decelerating and catching multiple hits from incoming bullets. It has two nylon seat belt-like straps on its back along with an elastic band that you can run your arm through for extra grip.
The Hardwire Clipboard is used just like any other clipboard, only that this one can stop multiple magazines’ worth of ammunition from any handgun or shotgun without ricocheting. It offers lightweight, NIJ Level IIIA protection that you can take with you. Bulletproof other items by placing one of these in your bag, backpack or briefcase.
Protected with lightweight IIIA level armor, the ProShield II doesn’t weigh much more than a non-bulletproof backpack. Designed for professionals, travelers and students who want to carry portable electronics, it is padded throughout and features a laptop pouch, plenty of organizational compartments and an auxiliary audio cord connection that routes your music player’s or phone’s audio cable directly to a connection on its left shoulder strap to keep your audio wires from tangling. The Proshield II is tested against 9mm Luger and .44 Magnum.
The world that we live in is a dangerous place. Recent shooting tragedies both around the world and right here at home have directed the spotlight on the issue of shootings at the workplace as well as at schools. Combine that with the fact that these shootings are often committed in “gun-free” zones where people have limited means of protecting themselves, and you have a formula for disaster. But, do you have any other options for defending yourself in one of these situations?
For the lucky ones, concealed carry is an option, but for many more there are strict limitations on being armed at work or school. Whether you have the opportunity to carry or not, there are other protective choices at your disposal – bulletproof choices. What comes to mind when you hear the word “bulletproof”? A vest, an armored car or even a tank? As safe as it would be to wear a bulletproof vest while driving an armored car or tank around, they are hardly practical choices for most of us in our daily environments.
Bulletproof products come in a variety of different shapes and applications. Gone are the days where your bulletproof options were limited to heavy, bulky vests. A wide variety of everyday use items are now made to be bullet-resistant out of lightweight materials that can actually encapsulate bullets with little risk of ricochets and fragmentation. Because it’s best to be prepared, let’s take a look at a few bulletproof items that we hope you’ll never need.
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This article was originally published in BALLISTIC™ Summer 2015 magazine. Print Subscriptions are available here.
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