NIJ Ballistic Threat Levels

NIJ LEVEL I:
This armor protects against .22 caliber Long Rifle Lead Round Nose (LR LRN) bullets with nominal masses of 2.6 g (40 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 320 m/s (1050 ft/s) or less and 380 ACP Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets with nominal masses of 6.2 g (95 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 312 m/s (1025 ft/s) or less.

NIJ LEVEL IIA:
(Lower Velocity 9mm, .40 S&W). This armor protects against 9mm Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 332 m/s (1090 ft/s) or less and .40 S&W caliber Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets with nominal masses of 11.7 g (180 gr) impacting at a minimum velocity of 312 m/s (1025 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against Level I threats. Level IIA body armor is well suited for full-time use by police departments, particularly those seeking protection for their officers from lower velocity .40 S&W and 9mm ammunition.

NIJ LEVEL II:
(Higher Velocity 9mm, .357 Magnum). This armor protects against .357 Magnum jacketed soft-point bullets with nominal masses of 10.2 g (158 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 425 m/s (1,395 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-jacketed bullets with nominal velocities of 358 m/s (1,175 ft/s). It also protects against most other factory loads in caliber .357 Magnum and 9mm as well as the Level I and IIA threats. Level II body armor is heavier and more bulky than either Levels I or IIA. It is worn full time by officers seeking protection against higher velocity .357 Magnum and 9mm ammunition.

NIJ LEVEL IIIA:
(.44 Magnum; Submachine Gun 9mm). This armor protects against .44 Magnum, Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with nominal masses of 15.55 g (240 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less and against 9mm full-metal jacketed bullets with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 426 m/s (1,400 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against most handgun threats as well as the Level I, IIA, and II threats. Level IIIA body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available from concealable body armor and is generally suitable for routine wear in many situations. However, departments located in hot, humid climates may need to evaluate the use of Level IIIA armor carefully.

NIJ LEVEL III:
(High-powered rifle). This armor, normally of hard or semirigid construction, protects against 7.62mm full-metal jacketed bullets (US military designation M80) with nominal masses of 9.7 g (150 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 838 m/s (2,750 ft/s) or less. It also provides protection against threats such as 223 Remington (5.56mm FMJ), 30 Carbine FMJ, and 12-gauge rifled slug, as well as Level I through IIIA threats. Level III body armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection, such as barricade confrontations involving sporting rifles.

NIJ LEVEL IV:
(Armor-piercing rifle). This armor protects against .30–06 caliber armor-piercing bullets (US military designation APM2) with nominal masses of 10.8 g (166 gr.) impacting at a velocity of 868 m/s (2,850 ft/s) or less. It also provides at least single-hit protection against the Level I through III threats.

Level IV body armor provides the highest level of protection currently available. Because this armor is intended to resist “armor piercing” bullets, it often uses ceramic materials. Such materials are brittle in nature and may provide only single-shot protection since the ceramic tends to break up when struck. As with Level III armor, Level IV armor is clearly intended only for tactical situations when the threat warrants such protection.

Hard and Sort Armor

The ‘soft’ armor is designed to protect against most handgun and small arms ammunition. While ‘hard’ armors is designed to stop higher caliber and armor piercing rounds.

Bullet proof, or bullet resistant, armor is designed to ‘trap’ and slow bullets down as they attempt to penetrate the armor material. There are essentially two types of armor; hard and soft.

The ‘soft’ armor is designed to protect against most handgun and small arms ammunition. While ‘hard’ armors is designed to stop higher caliber and armor piercing rounds.

What is NIJ?

There are several different standards for ballistics protection levels. The most commonly recognized standard for body armor is the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ). This is considered to be the industry Standard for testing body armor.

The NIJ standards outline exactly what threats each level of body armor will protect against, as well as the strength of the attack it will stop. This means that a bullet proof vest at Level III for example will not protect against a Level IV threat.

Do you accept Purchase Orders?

Yes, we accept official government agency purchase orders (P.O.) and pre-approved non-gov’t agency purchase orders. All P.O. Payments are due upon receipt of product delivery.

How do I pay for my order?

CPG Armor Company accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express through PayPals secure web platform. A PayPal account is not required to process a card payment. PayPal uses industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. None of this information will be shared with any third parties for any purpose.

Can I change my order?

If you have any questions about your order, or if you need to make a change, and your order has not yet shipped, please email us at support@cpgarmor.com You can check the status of your order at any time by logging into your account on the CPG Armor Company website https://cpgarmor.com/my-account/

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you may cancel it within 3 days of placing the order for a full refund. Since once an order is placed materials are purchased to fabricate the product there is a 20% cancellation fee. This fee will be deducted from the refund, and will be applied to your credit card. Please allow 3-5 business days from the time the item is received to process a refund. To cancel your order send your request to support@cpgarmor.com

What Sizes do your High Cut Helmets come in?

Our high cut helmets come in two sizes right now. The M/L (medium Large) fits 21″ to 24.5″ skull circumference. The L/XL fits 24″ to 26″ skull circumference.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Each helmet is a custom fabrication. These are not stock items. In order to meet NIJ Level IIIA protection standard the Kevlar, and resins need time to properly cure. Therefore, the product will ship within 15 to 20 BUSINESS days of your purchase.

What Quality Control metrics do you implement?

We employ a random sampling methodology to assure that our products are meeting design intent. Specifically we randomly select a unit and then send them to a third party independent ballistic laboratory for analysis. If a unit fails a test, we halt production and initiate an Ishikawa root cause failure analysis.

Does CPG Armor Company make the products they sell?

We design, develop and deliver the products we sell. We establish the quality metrics, and arrange for third party independent ballistic laboratory analysis. We then partner with various US Gov’t GSA/TAA approved offshore resources to facilitate the production (per our criteria). CPG Armor Company assumes all responsibility for uniformity and quality of our products.

Is CPG Armor a U.S. Company?

The CPG Armor Company is a U.S. based company. It is organized as a domestic corporation in the Great State of Ohio. The Owner, President, and CEO is an American born U.S. citizen, and Veteran of the United States Air Force.

WARRANTY

All armor comes with a conditional five year warranty against material defect. Helmet hardware comes with a manufacturers one year warranty against defect and premature failure not from abuse.

EXCHANGES

Exchanges are now authorized. You must submit a request via the “Exchanges” link on our website. You ship the product back to us, and email the tracking number to support@cpgarmor.com Shipping for our products can be quite expensive so you will have to pay for the shipment of your replacement product. Once we receive the product back an agent will call you to take payment for the return of your replacement, and a replacement request will be sent to the fabrication floor if it is an item with a lead time.

RETURNS

You have three days from the time you receive your product to request a return. There is a 25% restocking fee. You must contact us by email at support@cpgarmor.com. An agent will call you to take payment, and your order will be immediately cancelled. You will receive an automated email notification from our system that your order is cancelled.

The item I just bought is now on sale

We run promos and sales all the time. In order to be fair to our wonderful and loyal customers we have a program where if you made a purchase and with three days you see it go on sale at a lower price we will refund you the difference. So say on the fourth day it goes on sale for a lesser price we would not be able to refund the difference.