What Is A Level 4 Ballistic Shield?

What Is A Level 4 Ballistic Shield?

Ballistic shields are a type of defensive equipment that is used by law enforcement personnel to protect themselves from bullets that are fired in their direction; the shields either stop or deflect these projectiles and have a rating that corresponds to the types of bullets and resistance levels that they offer.

A Level 4 ballistic shield is the highest rated shield and protects against gun rounds from all handguns up to .44 calibre, 12 gauge shotguns as well as 7.62mm rounds (that are fired by automatic rifles such as the AK47) and also offers protection against armor piercing rounds.

Ballistic shields come in a range of different sizes and shapes depending on the application with the weight of the shield increasing in proportion to the protection they offer. Users undergo training in the ballistic protection that they offer and how to deploy them to their optimal operational capability so that they understand their benefits and limitations in specific situations.