Will I really be protected?
The Streetwise Insert ballistic shield is capable of stopping nearly all handgun rounds (even 9mm and .44 Magnum!) as well as protection from sharp or pointed weapons. But don’t take our word for it; our inserts have been tested by an independent facility to National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level 3A standards. This is the highest level of protection currently available for lightweight, flexible (soft) body armor.
What is it made of and is it practical to carry?
Unlike the heavy, rigid chunks of metal used in the past, our Rear-Guard insert is so flexible and lightweight they will not even know they are carrying it. Made of a high-tech material know as Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), it measures 11 by 14 inches, weighs 1.5 pounds, and is flexible enough to conform to whatever it is placed in. Because our insert contains no metal it is airport and TSA friendly to ensure that you and your loved ones will be protected even when traveling.