Level 3 Body Armor From Body Armor Megastore

Body armor comes in several different types. At Body Armor Megastore, we carry level 2, level 3 and level 3A body armor, each serving a slightly different purpose. If you’re looking to buy a bulletproof vest that stops rifle rounds, level 3 is often the best option.

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Whereas level 2 and level 3A body armor protect against small arms fire, L3 vests are designed to stand up to many rifle rounds, all shotgun rounds and can even take impact from semi-jacketed hollow point bullets (SJHPs). The breakdown is as follows:

  • Level 2 can withstand up to .357 Magnum soft-point bullets with masses of 10.2g at a maximum velocity of 1,395 feet-per-second. It also protects against most other factory loads in 9mm, .22 caliber, .380 ACP and .40 S&W.
  • Level 3A can withstand impact from .44 Magnum hollow point bullets with masses of 15.55 g at a maximum velocity of 1,400 feet-per-second and 9mm submachine gun fire. L3A, in most cases, can withstand the same impacts as level 2 body armor to same, or greater degrees.
  • Level 3 can withstand impacts from 7.62 full-metal jacketed bullets (M80 under U.S. military designation) with masses of 9.7 g at a maximum velocity of 2,750 feet-per-second. L3 body armor also protects against 12-gauge slugs, .30 Carbine FMJ and .223 Remington as well as threats that level2 and level 3A can withstand.

Level 3 tactical vests are most often used for tactical situations as they can withstand most of the popular firearms worldwide. L3 is beloved by hunters because it can withstand impact from .223 Remington, a popular form of ammunition used to bring down deer and other large game.

While Level 2 and Level 3A inserts afford increased mobility and lower rigidity, Level 3 body armor sacrifices a bit of both to protect against military-level threats. In our videoour L3 armor withstands multiple .223 and .308 rounds from just 17 yards away without puncturing through the backing. L3 inserts are often more difficult to conceal, generally requiring a tactical vest to wear, it is for that reason that most police forces choose not to wear it constantly only when required.

Level 3 Bullet Proof Vest

At Body Armor Megastore, we believe that buying a level 3 bulletproof vest shouldn’t break the bank. Our level 3 plates are all priced affordably, sold bundled in sets of two, included in some of our carrier bundles or sold individually on this page. Our L3 inserts are sold in various sizes including 10 x 12 and 11 x 14.  In addition to the front and back inserts, we also carry side plates for 360° protection.

Body Armor Megastore is the internet resource for affordable tactical protection. Our online store is a favorite destination for many to buy tactical vests, bulletproof plates, magazine pouches, bulletproof helmets and many other tactical products.

All of the products at Body Armor Megastore Ship out of Pennsylvania in the U.S., with products arriving quickly and exactly as ordered. For any questions about our products or to learn more, contact us or give us a call at 51-ARMOR-GUY.

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