Ballistics Protection Levels

There is a lot of confusion surrounding ballistic levels, as various agencies from differing countries have established their own standards, and often for differing ballistic material ( i.e. ballistic vests, ballistic glass, steel etc)

In order to simplify these standards and make the understanding thereof a little easier, we use the European EN 1063 Ballistic standard. We have simplified this further by grouping all calibre's that pass a certain ballistic level together, e.g. BR4 Covers all handgun calibre's up to and including .44 magnum, BR6 Covers all commonly encountered rifle calibre's up to 7.62x51mm. We have analysed the attacks on our and other civilian armoured and non armoured vehicles, and have a good understanding of the potential threat levels and what armour level is needed to defeat these threats.


Level BR4 covers all the handgun calibre's likely to be encountered in general crime and hijacking scenarios. Handguns are commonly used due to the ease with which they can be concealed. Take a look at the following link which clearly illustrates this: ( Click here to watch )

Level BR6 covers the most commonly used military calibre's. These are used in rifles like the AK 47 ( 7.62X39mm). R4,R5, AR15,M4 ( 5.56X45mm). R1,FN,G3, HK91(7.62x51mm)

Level BR7 is required to stop armour piercing ammunition fired by the above mentioned BR6 rifles. It is generally only required for military or ultra high risk applications.

FJ - Full Metal Jacket RN- Round Nose CB- Cone Bullet PB- Pointed Bullet SC- Soft Core (lead)




Level BR4
  • 357 Magnum (FJ/ CB/ SC)
  • 9X19mm Parabellum (FJ/RN/SC)
  • 44 Magnum (FJ/CB/SC)
  • 158 gr
  • 124 gr
  • 240gr
  • 425 mps / 1395 fps
  • 427 mps / 1400 fps
  • 440 m/s / 1443 fps
Level BR6
  • 7.62 X 39mm, (AK 47) (FJ/PB/SC)
  • 7.62 X 39mm, (AK 47) (FJ/PB/SC
  • 5.56/223 (FJ/PB)
  • 7.62 x 51mm (FJ/PB)
  • 7.62 x 51mm M80 (FJ/PB/SC)
  • 145 gr
  • 123 gr
  • 45 gr
  • 150 gr
  • 147 gr
  • 740m/s / 2,430 fps
  • 715m/s / 2 346 fps
  • 919 m/s / 3015 fps
  • 820m/s / 2690 fps
  • 840m/s /2,756 fps
Level BR7
  • 7.62 X 51mm Armor Piercing
  • 150 gr
  • 830 m/s/ 2723 fps

To Read More about European Ballistic Standard click here

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