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Welcome to Advanced Armor by First Defense
For Your High Threat Level concealable body armor needs
We manufacture and sell state of the art body armor factory direct to the
customer, although in certain areas we are represented and refer business
to these outlets.
All information from the factory is accurate and the prices are excellent.
This is the same high quality armor that we have sold to other departments
for over ten
years. The armor we manufacture and sell has many quality points and specifications
that other competitors just can't match. If we're good enough
can satisfy your ballistic protection needs. The following is what we offer
as standard features and some unique options on every piece of armor we
NIJ Tested and Certified, and V-50 testing
The PLATINUM 2000 X-2
The Platinum 2000 X-3
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First Defense International Group
Testing of Armor...
Advanced Armor Technology by First Defense International's Group's products
have been tested to the NIJ 0101.03 test standard, and our V-50 results
are the highest by weight compared to
aramid fabrics and flexible ballistic laminates like Spectra Shield. There
are several things you must remember though about the V-50 test that other
manufacturers that other body armor
wont tell you.
history of the V-50 extends back to the military and testing protocals
developed to test composites and hard materials using an air backing and
fragment simlulators ,which uses a 17 Gr. hard
that is very uniform in shape and it's ability to maintain that shape after
it impacts the materials(s) being tested. The object was to find the velocity
of this fragment that would penetrate the
hard armor 50% of the time, while the other 50% of the time the fragment
would be defeated by the armor. To give a comparison the NIJ test is a
48 shot test using bullets rather than fragments,
if you pass, theoretically this would be a V-0, or a zero percent chance
of penetration at the velocity of the specified rounds that the test calls
armor companies are now using V-50 tests using bullets and clay backings
which represent methods not specified in the original test protocal. Further
they are doing the test on NIJ test
Ballistic material manufacturers use the V-50 test to quality check each
lot of material. No ballistic material manufactuer will sell their material
without some type of testing protocal. The
is the most widely used for this purpose. The vest manufacturers that perform
Benchmark V-50 tests on the NIJ test samples are actually producing misleading
data, as there is no doubt if you
going to send six sample to the NIJ for destructive testing at a large
cost, you want to make sure they pass. That's why invariably vest manufacturers
who use benchmark testing will use
materials from the weaver or laminate maker that are on the high side of
acceptable performance judged by the V-50 tests that the weavers and laminate
makers use to lot test their goods for
acceptance. THIS WILL GIVE YOU HIGHLY FAVORABLE RESULTS ON THIS BENCH MARK
V-50 TEST. Try to obtain the same results on regular production samples.You
results consistantly, and therefor these manufacturers produce test results
that make them look better than their production armor will really perform.
That's not to say that they don't make
armor, but really the V-50 is not being used as it was originally designed,
and is being used to mislead the public into think that their armor is
better than it really is creating false standards!
other manufacturers invariably also used blends of materials instead a
uniform layering of one type of premium material. Certainly there is nothing
wrong with this , but it can have some
panel will perform differently or in a manner that is dangerous if the
panel is accidentally placed in the removable cover backwards. Believe
me it happens a lot more than you
A uniform layering using one material or a blend constructed evenly so
no one side will offer different protection is the best way to build a
system. If you use a blend of materials it is better
use the V-50 test for each system. But you should use a random sample rather
than a picture perfect NIJ test sample or what Safariland calls a benchmark
V-50. If you use a uniform layering
approach like Advanced Armor Technology by First Defense International
Group with ONE premium material then the V-50 , if you conduct them, should
be similar to how ballistic
or materials manufacturers performs the test, which is V-50 performance
by areal weight. Typically they will create a data base outlining an average
performance over numerous test panels
numerous lots of material prior to the sale of that material in large volumes.
Then they will establish a high and low side of acceptable perfromance
limits. Any material performing below the
limt in the future QC acceptance testing will be cause for rejection of
that lot of material. The high and low performance standard is typically
expressed as an average with a + or - percentile.
of the reasons for this is as follows; as ballistic materials manufacturers
and vest manufacturers started using bullets and clay for the V-50 test,
rather than an air backing and hard fragment, the
of variance produced using a deformable projectiles and a clay backing
medium has increased. Variables are now replacing what once were constants.
V-50 data now tends to vary significantly
than when the test was originally invented. This is just one more reason
not to judge an armor system soley on V-50 data.
V-50 data on the Platinum 2000 featruing Twaron Micro Filament against
the 9 mm 124 Gr FMJ NIJ test round by areal weight per Sq. Ft.
Lbs /Sq. Ft.22 layers 1578 Ft./Sec.
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 23 layers 1631 Ft./Sec.
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 25 layers 1717 Ft./Sec.
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 30 layers 1775 Ft./Sec.
V-50 data on the Platinum 3000 featuring Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
fiber systems against the 9 mm 124 Gr. NIJ test round:
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 29 layers 1675 Ft./Sec
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 32 Layers 1740 Ft./Sec.
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 34 Layers 1766 Ft./Sec.
Lbs/Sq. Ft. 38 Layers 1834 Ft./Sec.
is great performance for an Aramid fabric and for Polyethylene flexible
laminates from a V-50 stand point, and it is a general look at what splendid
performance these materials offer. But
the V-50 is not the tell all about the performance of the system or the
materials. Certainly using the V-50 test by areal weight on random samples
instead of using a benchmark system
NIJ test samples will be more accurate, but it isn't the end all answer
to performance evaluation. One more example of why this is true. With the
wide ranges that a V-50 test can produce
in the above manner , the only way to get a real V-50 on a given lot of
material is to conduct V-50 tests on at least ten panels and then average
the V-50 results on each tested panel
to create a mean average making sure you are throwing your high and low
tests out before averaging the remainder. This is how materials manufacturers
create their data base for QC
The problem with this is that no armor compnay or materials manufacturer
can continue conducting this many tests on various lots of materials because
it would increase the cost
of the fabric to a point where the product would be unaffordable. Keeping
this in mind it is safe to say that if a company doesn't have a significant
number of V-50 tests per lot of
it probably isn't a very accurate V-50 figure, and that's why they call
them " Theoretical Probable Limits Testing ". It's a theoretical velocity,
not factual. The more you have for a sampling
more accurate the figure becomes.
Armor's Technology by First Defense International Group
Armor body armor Technology is the only company to offer our exclusive
12 year extended warranty option. After the first five years send in the
unit for a full and
inspection and cleaning. We will add layers of the latest premium ballistic
material if necessary, and give your vest a brand new state of the art
cover. The unit will be ready
another 7 years of service life, to a max of 12 years from the original
date of purchase. There is one other company that offers this service,
but they charge 139.95 dollars every
years. By the time you have sent the unit in three times you have paid
for another vest or more. That's not a bargain or a service.
are some of the advantages of our 12 year extended warranty.
If you or your department can't afford a new vest after five years this
is the perfect way to ensure the protection of your officers or agents
at a low cost.
We guarantee the vest will perform to new specifications !!
You can be assured that if your armor fit well before that won't change.
you or your department can afford new armor then buying every five years
will probably serve you the best because historically every five years
ballistic vests use newer and
generation materials, which make them lighter and more comfortable.
if you don't send your vest in at the five year mark from the receipt date,
the warranty expires, and your vest is no longer guaranteed to perfrom
as new, and will not be
by our insurance unless you send it in for re-certification with the
dollar fee to extend to 12 years. Generally, we will buy it back from you
after five years as a trade in on a
vest depending on it's condition. Also remember that if you are shot with
your vest on, stabbed, or are involved in an accident where your body armor
either saved your life or
your injuries let us know. We will provide you with a new vest upon return
of the old one, and documentation of the incident on department letterhead,
conditions apply !
Call us at 949 366-6444 for more information about bulletproof vests and
body armor warranty offer.
Armor Technology by First Defense International Group
Platiunum 2000 X-2 flexible body armor & bulletproof vest panels.
Armor Technology by First Defense introduced the world's first flexible
method of defeating Armor Piercing pistol ammunition. Subsequently this
armor has been manufactured into hard
ballistic armor for body armor and bulletproof vests.
Solid Steel 7.62 mm x 25 mm at 1400 Ft./Sec. + 70 - 0
that time we have adapted the Platinum 2000 X-2 panel into several different
categories.The Platinum 2000 X-2 for the American Law Enforcement market,
and the X-2 plus for the armor
threat found commonly in Asia ,Russia, and the ex-eastern states of Russia.
The Platinum 2000 X-2 panel can be purchased in the vital organ size front
and/or back, or in panels that are the
size as the soft portion of the vest. The concept is simple, break the
bullet using the Platinum 2000 X-2 panel, then catch it with the soft portion
like a catcher's mitt. This method works very
The standard Platinum 2000 X-2 panel is for knives and ice picks,
as well as a significant upgrade in the ballistic capabilities of the vest
behind it, and it comes in the following categories:
Ft.Lbs energy rating and the 81 Ft. Lbs energy rating. The 81 Ft./Lbs energy
rated Platinum 2000 X-2 panel MEETS the tough California and Texas corrections
standard. We recommend the
energy levels as practical protection against knives and ice picks or as
they are called in the industry, "Circular Penetrators" or thrusted edged
weapons, as the human being can't generally
the kind of applicable power that 81 ft./Lbs represents. The 81 Ft./Lbs
energy level Platinum 2000 X-2 panel is the best for ballistic upgrade,
but for ultimate ballistic upgrade choose the
competition uses either a stiff metal vest or textile ( synthetic fibers
) for body armor or bulletproof vests. The problem with all textile
stab armor is that the ballistics are poor and sharp edged
weapons from a test simulator will penetrate them, and they have problems
when tested on a backing medium other than ballistic geletin. Put the textile
armor on clay, the same backing
in the NIJ test for soft body armor, and these textile systems don't do
so well, in fact they will fail miserably. If it can't pass on clay how
do think a textile system will do protecting your
or ribs with a good stab!! Not so with the Platinum 2000 X-2. You will
experience increased ballistics when combined with standard light weight
armor, and the Platinum 2000 X-2 will
sharp edged weapons that are thrusted better than any textile armor, and
it's FLEXIBLE !! All Platinum 2000 X-2 panels when tested on the ballistic
gelatin will easily defeat an 81 Ft./Lbs
ice pick or knife drop test, and if you want a real 81 Ft./Lbs rated flexible
vest against the edged weapon or ice pick the X-2 is the only one that's
comfortable and thin.
other hard armor or ballistic trauma plate or flexible system to date is
this good, and we were one of the first with this technology, and have
three years worth of data and still
backing up our state of the art Platinum 2000 X-2 systems !
X-2 covers so much more than a regular trauma plate, and will stop knives
and ice picks flexibly, and in most upgrade situations it will allow your
vest to defeat rounds other
vests just can't stop. To see which X-2 is right for you, review the chart
below. You can either have the 2000 X-2 implanted permanently in place
inside the ballistic panel,
for an extra charge you can have a removable cover made to allow the panel
to be removed or added when you like, without taking the vest off. Remember
the chart below
conservative data, and in extreme real life situations the Platinum 2000
X-2 will perform at higher levels, but the chart below represents our guarranteed
Armored Vehicle Kits
Bullet Resistant Glass: Flat Sheet
Bullet Resistant Glass: Curved Vehicle
Bullet Resistant Clear Plastics: Flat Sheet
LTA Vehicle Glass 6 mm &13 mm
Bullet Resistant Vests
Bomb Blanket Roll Goods
Kevlar Yellow Jacket Armor Panels:50"x41"
Kevlar Black Jacket Armor Panels:50"x41"
Kevlar Armor Panels:50"x41"
Spectra Shield Armor Panels:54"x41"
Steel Armor Plate:4'x8 '
Proflex Armor Panels:50"x41"
Road Rage Protection Package
Run-Fat Tire Inserts
Riot Control Water Cannon
Police Vehicles / Armored Vehicle Systems
Police Vests / Tactical Gear
In vehicle Video Systems