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Backpack Shield BP3A Level IIIA Ballistic Plate
#1
Just saw this come across FB. My first reaction was a healthy mix of negative but then I started thinking about it from the standpoint of a parent when my kids get older and I can see myself at least considering it, which is disturbing somewhat. But it's not like I can send them off to school conceal carrying, and it's not like I can count on anybody to make the right decisions to make schools safer for children, what's left?

Not so great if a shooter has a rifle.

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Quote:Backpack Shield BP3A Level IIIA Ballistic Plate

These guys are from Austin, TX…and as you know, things made in the center of Texas have a reputation for being first-class.

Whether you’re a college student, doctor, lawyer, business traveler, or concerned parent…an extra level of precaution might help safeguard your (or your loved one’s) life in the event of an “Active Shooter” situation. While you can not control when gun-related violence happens, you can choose to do something to improve your odds of survival.

The Backpack Shield slides into any backpack as small as 18" by 12”. Once in place, it provides protection from handgun-caliber bullets and even knife attacks. These have been discretely carried by USA Federal Air Marshals when traveling. What does that tell you?

The Backpack Shield offers the highest (Level IIIA) ballistic-resistance for handgun bullets. The Backpack Shield stops hardened high-velocity 9 mm Full Metal Jacket (copper) and 44 Magnum (SWC) rounds flat in their tracks. The patented Dupont Kevlar composite polymer (10 times the strength of steel) opposing multilayer ballistic plate weighs less than a text book. It measures 17" high by 12 " wide, and is less than 1/2" thick.

There is virtually no damaging “ball-peen hammer” penetration effect with the Backpack like seen with loose multi fabric "bullet proof vest" style inserts. When hit, the Backpack Shield does not pocket-deform or “shred” like other ballistic protection. It laterally flexes, and returns to it’s original shape, easily surviving multiple hits.


The above plate was shot with 32 rounds of pistol ammo ranging from 9mm to 45ACP.



The Backpack Shield fits inside 1000's of standard size (High School & Collegiate) backpacks. Also fits in some laptop cases, and similar size bags.

Use it as an Active Shield - Get behind it and all handgun bullets are stopped.

Specifications:
Construction: Pressure-laminated Dupont Kevlar sheets in opposing multilayers, precisely cut to shape, stapled along the perimeter and edged with a bonded polymer “rim”.
Size:17” high x 12 wide” x .375” thick (Plate surface is roughly .25” thick)
Weight: 2 lbs.
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#2
I will probably get one for my daughter when she starts school, along with teaching her how to fight. If I'm not with her, there is nobody else who is going to protect her besides herself.
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#3
When it's time to make your escape during an active shooter, I'd probably wear the backpack similar to this style (and yes, I know this guy looks like a douche).

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Personally, I think it's useless if it can't stop a .338 Lapua long enough for my partner to assemble her rifle and return fire. Tongue

Seriously though, even at 2lbs a child is going to feel this weight and I'd bet it gets left in their locker. And the impact of a round hitting a child's small body is probably going to do as much damage as if the round entered. It might give piece of mind but I don't see it as much more than a gimmick.
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silkworm;15271 Wrote:Personally, I think it's useless if it can't stop a .338 Lapua long enough for my partner to assemble her rifle and return fire. Tongue

Seriously though, even at 2lbs a child is going to feel this weight and I'd bet it gets left in their locker. And the impact of a round hitting a child's small body is probably going to do as much damage as if the round entered. It might give piece of mind but I don't see it as much more than a gimmick.

When used as intended, like this:

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...I think it would be very effective at stopping handgun rounds.
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#6
There would be very extra little weight from putting a IIIA liner in there. The stuff is pretty light.

It would be super easy to make one of these with a regular back pack and a panel of a bullet proof vest. And a whole lot cheaper.
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#7
How about an innocuous looking backpack with your AR pistol and armor. Swing the thing around front and be ready to engage a threat. Not useful if caught unaware but certainly useful if in a situation where you have a half minute to formulate a plan.

From practical to tactical in 30 seconds. I think I know how I'm going utilize my old vest. Hell, as an adult, even a single level IV plate wouldn't be much in backpack. A little sewing and you could have a level IIIA that you could pull out of the top to cover your back with the backpack in front.
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#8
I've seen this site around for a while, and they offer a wide variety of products: http://www.bulletblocker.com/
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unclejumbo;15307 Wrote:How about an innocuous looking backpack with your AR pistol and armor. Swing the thing around front and be ready to engage a threat. Not useful if caught unaware but certainly useful if in a situation where you have a half minute to formulate a plan.

From practical to tactical in 30 seconds. I think I know how I'm going utilize my old vest. Hell, as an adult, even a single level IV plate wouldn't be much in backpack. A little sewing and you could have a level IIIA that you could pull out of the top to cover your back with the backpack in front.

You can do all kinds of useful things with soft kevlar panels.
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