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Protection Level

Weapon
&
Calibre

Ammunition
Description

Bullet Mass
Grams

Minimum Range

Velocity
(m/s)

Test Shots at 0 degree incidence

Test Shots at 30 degree incidence

Maximum
Trauma (mm)

HG1/A

Handgun 9mm

9mm FMJ
Dynamit Nobel
DM11A1B2

8.0

5 Metres

350-370

4

2

44

Handgun 0.357
Magnum

Remington
Soft Point Flat Nose
R357M3

10.2

375-395

4

2

44

HG1

Handgun 9mm

9mm FMJ
Dynamit Nobel
DM11A1B2

8

350-370

4

2

25

Handgun 0.357 Magnum

Remington
Soft Point Flat Nose
R357M3

10.2

375-395

4

2

25

HG2

Carbine 9mm

9mm FMJ
Dynamit Nobel
DM11A1B2

8.0

415-435

4

2

25

Handgun 0.357 Magnum

Remington
Soft Point Flat Nose
R357M3

10.2

440-460

4

2

25

SG1

Shotgun
12 Gauge
True Cylinder

Winchester 1oz.
Rifled Lead Slug
12RS15 or 12RSE

28.4

10 Metres

415-460

1

0

25

RF1

Rifle 7.62mm
Calibre

Royal Ordnance
Nato Ball
L2 A2

9.3

815-845

3

0

25

Stab Vest, Stab Vests, Stab Proof Vest and Stab Proof Vests are common terms for body armour with a defined level of resistance to a knife or pointed weapon. The same also applies to bullet proof vest terminology - bullet proof vests have a defined level of ballistic resistance.

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