Most Armor Ballistic Shields deployed and in use among United States Law Enforcement Agencies are not rated to provide any protection against rifle fire.
And those departments that did plan for better protection, paid three times more for this higher level of protection. However, these high-level Polyethylene Level lll Rifle Rated Shields do not provide protection against common street threats such as 5.56mm and 7.62x39mm calibers. These are known to penetrate Polyethylene Level lll armor.
We at RTS Tactical set out to fix this problem. The objective? To produce and provide an effective Rifle-rated Proudly Made In America Shield at a price that will leave no one in uniform unprotected. The advantage of the RTS “Mini Shield™” is quick deployment and effective protection from street threats required by the DEA Body Armor Testing Protocols. This includes the calibers mentioned below.
Unlike Polyethylene which does not effectively stop 5.56mm rounds or mild core AK rounds, this Mini Shield™ steel will stop multiple Special Threat rated fast rounds.
The shield is less than 0.25” in thickness and encapsulated in a Polyurea coating ensuring long-term durable use.
The RTS Tactical Mini Shield™ will not crack if dropped or deform from long exposure to heat.
The RTS Mini Shield™ is equipped with a heavy-duty handle and a quick-release strapping system. This enhances mobility while using the Mini Shield™.
In keeping with RTS’s attention to detail and focus on safety, the Mini Shield™ is fitted with an oversize Trauma Pad system designed to absorb the impact of incoming rounds.
Compared to other armor options such as Ceramic or Polyethylene, RTS Tactical steel armor can stop an onslaught of high velocity rounds without braking.
When considering durability, steel armor leads the pack. As much as it might be dropped or beaten up, it maintains its ballistic integrity.
Unlike Ceramic or Polyethylene armor, Steel armor, constructed from a single piece of solid steel, has full surface protection.
RTS Tactical steel armor is encapsulated in an extremely durable Polyurea coating. This ensures minimal fragmentation escaping this layer and protects the steel from moisture damage.
RTS Tactical Level III+ armor is capable of stopping multiple rifle rounds as per NIJ 0101.06 Level III+ - multi-hit protection against 5.56x45 M855.
Due to high demand, the RTS Tactical Mini Shield™ has a lead time of 15-20 days. However, some sizes may ship sooner.
Yes, unless convicted of a felony, any adult may purchase and use body armor.
RTS Tactical ships to all 50 States, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) generally allows body armor as your personal carry-on or in your checked luggage. However, TSA can decide what items are allowed through any checkpoint.
Yes! Aside from Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico, RTS Tactical guarantees free and fast shipping.