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RTS Tactical Level III+ Rifle Special Threat Backpack Armor Inserts

RTS Tactical Level III+ Rifle Special Threat Backpack Armor Inserts

Regular price $149.99 USD
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10 X 12 11 X 14 11 X 16.5


  • NIJ Certified Model

  • Made in the USA

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  • ISO 9001, BA 9000 Certified Company

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Introducing RTS Tactical's Level III+ Rifle Special Threat Backpack Armor Inserts, setting the gold standard for protection. Unlike most backpack inserts limited to Level IIIA, ours is a Level III+, ready to thwart real-case threats. Designed for urban travelers, professionals, and students, it's your extra layer of defense in an unpredictable world.

While others settle for lesser levels of protection, we proudly offer Level III+ for backpacks. In an era of rising rifle-caliber threats, we stand alone in delivering this advanced safeguard.

Crafted in-house in the USA, our armor plates meet and surpass NIJ standards, the gold standard for law enforcement. Our commitment to your safety is unwavering, and our armor undergoes rigorous testing to provide unmatched defense against high-velocity rifle rounds.

Enhanced with cutting-edge polyurea coating, our armor delivers superior spall protection. In uncertain times, choose the best. Choose RTS Tactical for uncompromising safety.


Level III+ Rifle Special Threat ensures defense against specialized threats, setting a new standard for Ballistic Shield Protection.

Defends against: 5.56x45mm 62 gr. M855 (Green Tip) Russian 7.62x39mm 123 gr. MSC (M43) 7.62×51mm NATO M80 FMJ calibers.


[Size & Weight]

  • 10 x 12 - 6.7 lbs.
  • 11 x 14 - 8.8 lbs
  • 11 x 16.5 - 10.1 lbs.


Guardian for 10 Years Strong Shelf Life 

The RTS Tactical Lightweight Level III+ Rifle Special Threats Inserts lasts 10 years. If duty strikes and it takes a hit, we replace it free of charge.

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  • Unrivaled Multi-Hit Capability

    RTS Tactical Steel Armor outperforms ceramic or polyethylene alternatives, withstanding a relentless barrage of high-velocity rounds without shattering.

  • Ultimate Durability

    Steel armor sets the gold standard for toughness. Drop it, beat it up – our steel plates maintain their ballistic integrity through it all.

  • Full Surface Protection

    Unlike ceramic or polyethylene, our steel armor provides complete surface defense, crafted from a solid AR600 steel slab.

  • Encapsulating Coating

    The RTS Tactical AR600 Armor boasts an exceptionally robust polyurea coating. It ensures minimal fragmentation escape and guards the armor against moisture, rain, and other environmental challenges.


At RTS Tactical, we created our Level III+ Rifle Special Threat Backpack Armor Inserts to answer a crucial need: providing uncompromising protection for everyday life. In a world where safety is paramount, we noticed a gap. Most backpack inserts only offer Level IIIA protection, leaving users vulnerable to rifle-caliber threats.

We couldn't accept this standard. So, we engineered a Level III+ solution, setting the bar higher and delivering the protection people need in an uncertain world. Our commitment to safety led us to manufacture these inserts in-house in the USA, adhering to the strictest quality and testing standards.



We’ve worked with over 1,000 satisfied law enforcement departments, and growing.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office

‘’Thank you to RTS Tactical for the quality and functionality of their recent shield purchase, citing confidence and efficiency for officers.” They plan to turn to RTS Tactical for future needs, expressing gratitude for the invaluable impact on their team

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

‘’RTS Tactical delivers top-notch service and supplies over 40 Medium-Level III+ Special Threat Mini Shields.” The Police Chief endorses RTS Tactical, emphasizing their commitment to officer safety and recommending them for reliable and effective equipment.

Seagoville Police Department

‘’We recently invested in RTS Tactical's Ballistic Shields, impressed by their quality and professional service. The enhanced safety and confidence these shields provide make a crucial difference for our officers in high-stress situations. We highly recommend RTS Tactical for Tactical Gear and Ballistic Products’’.

Chattanooga Police Department

Chattanooga PD's Lt. Rusty Morrison praises RTS Tactical's Level lll+ Rifle Shields for operational satisfaction, resilience, and ideal weight, balance, and maneuverability. “The seamless integration of 70 shields highlights their compatibility with evolving policing needs, backed by RTS Tactical's responsive support”.


What is the difference between Level IIIA and Level III+ armor for backpack inserts?

Level IIIA armor is designed to stop handgun rounds, while Level III+ armor protects against high-velocity rifle rounds, offering a significantly higher level of defense.

Will these inserts fit in my standard-sized backpack?

Yes, these inserts are designed to fit most standard-sized backpacks, providing an extra layer of protection without adding excessive bulk.

Can I use these inserts in a backpack with a laptop compartment?

Yes, you can use these inserts in backpacks with laptop compartments, providing security for both your belongings and yourself.

Are the armor plates tested and certified?

Yes, our Level III+ armor plates are rigorously tested and certified to exceed the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards, guaranteeing their protective capability.

What types of rifle rounds can these inserts stop?

These inserts are designed to stop a range of high-velocity rifle rounds, protecting against real-case threats.

Are the backpack armor inserts waterproof?

Yes, our inserts are designed to be waterproof, ensuring protection in various weather conditions.

Can I remove and transfer these inserts between different backpacks?

Yes, you can easily remove and transfer these inserts between compatible backpacks, offering flexibility and convenience.

What is the spalling coating, and why is it important?

The spalling coating is a polyurea coating that helps contain any fragments that may result from a ballistic impact, enhancing safety.

Where are these backpack armor inserts manufactured?

These inserts are proudly manufactured in-house in the USA, adhering to stringent quality standards and rigorous testing protocols.

Do you offer free shipping for these inserts?

Yes, we offer free shipping on all RTS Tactical products.

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