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Ballistic Fiberglass Panels

Certified UL 752 Ballistic Levels 1-8 and NIJ Ballistic Levels II-IV

Includes 60-Minute Fire Rating, Class IV Forced Entry Resistance, and thermal and sound dampening.

Ideal for safe rooms and other protective areas.

Sheet Widths of 36″, 48″, and 60″

Sheet Heights of 96″, 108″, and 120″

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Last Updated April 19, 2021

Ballistic Fiberglass Specs

Ballistic Fiberglass Protection Levels

Size and Weight

Performance Standards

Installation Instructions

Cutting Instructions

Ballistic Knowledge

How-to Bulletproof Walls

What is Ballistic Drywall

Common Ballistic Materials for Walls

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How Much Does Ballistic Fiberglass Cost

What Ballistic Level Should I Choose?

Bulletproof Fiberglass Sizes and Protection levels

ProductFirearm ProtectionBullets Per Square FootThicknessWeight Per Square Foot
Level 1 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass9mm handgun31/4″2.6 lbs
Level 2 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass.357 Magnum35/16″3.6 lbs
Level 3 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass.44 Magnum37/16″4.8 lbs
Level 4 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass.30 Caliber Rifle11-3/8″13.9 lbs
Level 5 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass7.62mm Rifle11-7/16″14.8 lbs
Level 6 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass9mm submachine gun53/8″3.9 lbs
Level 7 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass5.56mm rifle51-1/8″11.7 lbs
Level 8 Bullet Resistant Fiberglass7.62mm rifle51-7/16″15.2 lbs

Standard widths available: 36″, 48″ and 60″

Standard heights available: 96″, 108″, and 120″

Standard batten strips available: 4″ wide x 96″, 108″, and 120″ high

Custom ballistic panel sizes and shapes available as required.

Performance Standards

  • UL752 Paragraph 4.5 Standard for Bullet Resistant Materials – Levels 1-8
  • National Institute of Ballistic Standards NIJ0108.01– Levels II – III
  • One Hour Fire Rating Per ASTM E119-98
  • Class IV Forced Entry Protection Rating Per ASTM F1233-98 – For Ballistic Panel Levels 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8
  • R Value and Thermal Conductivity tested according to ASTM C-177
  • Tested for acoustical properties AS-TL1734/5(a)
  • Tested with projectile simulating F5 tornado at Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) available

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Ballistic Fiberglass Installation

Of all the methods of armoring the walls of a room, ballistic fiberglass offers a combination of the most inexpensive and convenient options.

Unlike steel and other traditional ballistic materials, contractors can cut our panels on site with proper tools. These modular panels are placed inside newly built walls or placed on top of existing walls and painted or covered. We offer nine standard, convenient sizes.

Bullet resistant panels are simple to work with: almost any contractor familiar with installing drywall can install a fiberglass bullet resistant panel, as well.

Attachment Methods

Most commonly, clients install ballistic drywall to walls with screws driven into wall studs, whether metal or wood. Self-tapping drywall screws are sufficient. If drywall is to cover the ballistic panel, then a complete screw pattern can be driver through both materials into the studs.

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We recommend first drilling pilot holes with a carbide tip drill when dealing with ballistic fiberglass panels greater than 1″ thick. This preparation allows for more effortless drilling of screws into the panel.

Another option for bullet-resistant fiberglass installation is adhesives. One product available is PL Premium Polyurethane Construction Adhesive. For stronger adhesion to non-porous substrates, such as aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, or bonding one panel to another, we recommend a 2-part Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) adhesive, such as Plexus MA 320. Adhesives are advantageous in applications where wall studs aren’t available, such as applying ballistic panels to furniture.

Installing Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Panels In Existing Walls (Retrofitting)

Contractors can easily armor existing walls by placing bulletproof fiberglass panels over them. Needing to install armoring to an existing wall is often the case for clients, ranging from homeowners to police stations to government buildings.

Contractors attach our ballistic panels to existing walls, similar to how they would for a new wall. Place the ballistic panels over the existing drywall. Self-tapping drywall screws are then drilled into the ballistic fiberglass and through the drywall into the stud behind them. In other cases, construction adhesives (as described above) are used.

Since these ballistic panels are exposed, we recommend painting them since touching fiberglass fibers can lead to minor skin irritation. One can also easily clad them with any facade of their choosing – such as an engineered wood grain – to provide an attractive look.

Installation onto an existing wall requires limited adjustment and provides the same high-level security, though it results in a slightly thicker wall.

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Cutting Ballistic Panels

Large Cuts

A circular saw with a diamond grit blade is the typical way to make large cuts in a ballistic fiberglass panel. If making many cuts in thicker level material, you may need more than one blade for multiple panels. When cutting bulletproof fiberglass, ensure you follow proper safety protection, as summarized above.

Small Cuts (e.g. electrical cut-outs)

For smaller size cuts, such as for electrical outlets or pass-through drawers, a diamond grit saw blade on a reciprocating saw is a suitable method.

Seams And Corners

The seam formed by two panels meet could be a vulnerability in protection, but it is a very improbable one. Therefore, using a batten strip is ideal. About 40% of clients do so.

A batten strip is merely a 4″ wide post of the same material. The strip covers the seam, overlapping each panel by 2″. Strategically notching a spot in the bottom plate where the batten strips line up allows you to avoid creating an uneven wall surface. Also, make sure where your bullet resistant panels meet is offset from the location of vertical wall studs.

Where panels meet at a 90-degree angle, no extra protection is needed –so long that the panels overlap, as shown in the diagram to the right.

It is ideal to cover cut-outs, such as electrical boxes, with a small square of extra ballistic material that spans the length between two studs.

Safety Information

Contractors can cut bullet-resistant fiberglass to size, but – like all fiberglass – the material can irritate the skin.

When the ballistic material is sawed, drilled, or cut in any manner that creates dust, skin irritation can occur. Dust can irritate eyes, as well.

When creating dust from this product, wear a respirator mask, safety glasses or goggles, and protective clothing to avoid skin or respiratory irritation.

For general handling, such as moving bullet proof panels, we recommended wearing leather gloves to avoid irritation of fibers on hands.

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How to bulletproof walls

To Make Your Walls Bullet Resistant, Follow These Steps:

  1. Measure the wall space to protect
  2. Determine potential threats and the resulting protection level
  3. Select a ballistic material, such as fiberglass or Kevlar
  4. Determine the optimal sheet sizes and batten strips to order
  5. Prepare tools you will need and review safety information
  6. Cut if required. Install and anchor paneling to wall studs
  7. Cover seams with batten strips for complete protection
  8. Paint or clad exposed ballistic panels if not inside the wall

A wall without specific ballistic reinforcement may offer next to no bullet resistance. Walls are primarilyconstructed from wood and drywalland offer insignificant protection. An exterior wall may provide some amount of benefit compared to nothing, but it still is often minimal. Most homes with masonry exteriors use brickwork for an aesthetic façade, meaning bricks are only single-layered.

A concrete, ICF, or double-layered brick exterior wall likely provides a fair bit of ballistic protection. However, due to the non-standard nature of such materials, specific bullet resistance levels are never definitive. Instead, using a certified and tested ballistic panel is highly recommended.

We’ve helped hundreds of clients conveniently armor their walls using modular ballistic materials.Contact usfor expert help.

What Is ballistic drywall?

What is ballistic drywall?

Ballistic drywall or “bulletproof sheetrock” is not a precise term and can refer to a few different bullet-resistant materials.

This term can refer to an actual chemical formula applied on top of the drywall, such as Ballista-Crete. However, modular ballistic panels in the same size as drywall, such as ballistic fiberglass or Kevlar, are much more popular and convenient.

The cost of bulletproof drywall depends on which material a client uses. Surface applied liquids require expert installation and tools. Various ballistic panels range in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars per 4′ x 8′ sheet.

Ballistic Wall Panel and Material Options

Various materials are available to create bullet proof wall panels due to decades of military advancement and chemical innovation. A summary of them is below:

Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Wall Panels

Bullet-resistant fiberglass is the most common material used for securing walls. It carries detailed ratings for ballistic resistance, is fire resistant and forced entry resistant. Builders can easily cut it on-site for proper installation. It does not interfere with cell signals and captures bullets without causing shrapnel productions.

Additionally, it is the most cost-effective bulletproofing option. Its downside is that it is heavier than softer materials, but this is not problematic for wall placement.

Kevlar Wall Panels

Kevlar is a well-known brand name of DuPont and is a para-aramid. Commonly called “soft steel,” the fibers are incredibly strong due to the many molecular bonds.

The benefit of Kevlar is that it is ultra-light and highly flexible; therefore, you can commonly find it in body armor. It is much less widely used as the material for ballistic wall panels because it is much more expensive than ballistic fiberglass, typically over 2-300% more. Kevlar also cannot stop rifle rounds at practical thicknesses.

However, there are cases where Kevlar panels make sense for armoring walls. One situation is where curvature is needed, for example, on a round wall or around a desk. Another use is when weight is essential. There are times where too much weight on a structure could lead to it being unsafe and collapse.

Fortified Estate is one of the only sellers of para-aramid ballistic Kevlar wall panels. Find more information about Kevlar panelshere. We also use Kevlar in many of ourballistic blankets.

Steel Wall Panels

Ballistic steel wall panels, such as AR500, are traditionally thought of as the primary way to armor the walls of a room, but they present several problems and are rarely used for this purpose.

While steel can protect from all levels of firearm attacks, it is generally extremely heavy. Some steel materials, such as AR 500, have significantly reduced their weight compared to other steels. However, a bigger problem with steel to fortify a room is that it is very problematic to install. Unlike other methods, contractors cannot cut ballistic steel panels on-site. Installation is often either impractical or results in vulnerability due to nonprecise fit.

Unlike fiberglass and Kevlar, which absorb impact, steel may also produce shrapnel from impact and cause other risks and damage. Aside from protection concerns, if a safe room reinforced with steel will be frequently used (such as for a bedroom), it may lead to the occupant’s frustration with the resulting terrible cellular and internet reception. Poor reception is even more of a problem in an emergency while attempting to contact the police.

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Concrete Walls

Poured concrete into masonry blocks with rebar support can provide high-level protection to a safe room, including forced entry resistance and some degree of ballistic protection. However, there are a couple of downsides.

Clients can only build this structure during a new home build. It’s undoubtedly impractical for a concrete truck to deliver concrete to the right spot in an existing building.

Additionally, because concrete walls are not standardized products, there’s no definitive way to know what specific firearm threats your walls will resist. Will they stop handguns but not rifles? How many bullets will they stop?

If someone has a concrete reinforced room, we recommend adding a low-level certified ballistic panel layer to ensure proper bulletproofing.

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethelene (UHMWPE) Panels

Polyethelene panels are another option less popularly known but with good uses. They are similar to the benefits of Kevlar (lightweight and flexible) but much less expensive since they don’t rely on a branded material and don’t have sizing restrictions.

On the downside, they don’t have fire resistance like other options and melt quite easily. Lower ballistic levels are also more at risk of failure from simple forced entry attacks, such as knives.

There are popular derivatives of this material with brand names such as Dyneema and Spectra. UHMWPE is also commonly used in ourballistic blankets.

Ballistic Rubber Panels

When vulcanized rubber is manufactured thick and dense enough, it can effectively capture bullets. Like ballistic steels, there are no ballistic rubbers on the market that are certified to match specific ballistic standards, so it is a bit of a guessing game.

The material type is susceptible to fire, and builders rarely use it in homes or walls. It’s more typically of use in firearm ranges as a backing behind other ballistic resistant material.

How much does ballistic fiberglass cost?

A 4’ x 8’ bullet resistant fiberglass sheet starts as low as $320 and can range as high as $1,600, or $10 – $50 per square foot.

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The price within that range depends on the UL protection level of the panel, ranging from protection from a few rounds of a 9mm handgun to multiple rounds of an M-14 assault rifle. Shipping is cost-effective compared to other heavy ballistic materials such as steel.

Other factors may affect pricing, such as bulk orders or special sizes and cut-outs. Standard panel sizes are: 3’ x 8’, 3’ x 9’, 3’ x 10’; 4’ x 8’, 4’ x 9’, 4’ x 10’; 5’ x 8’, 5’ x 9’, and 5’ x 10’.

What gives bullet resistant fiberglass its strength?

Fiberglass bullet resistant sheets are so strong because they use the advantages of glass while avoiding its downsides. Fiberglass benefits from the solid tensile strength of glass but avoids its propensity to shatter.

It uses glass as fibers (hence its name) and then keeps all these minute fibers in place with a proprietary resin solution, leaving all the individual glass fibers secured. These complex interlocking patterns allow for extreme absorption of high impact force.

Multiple woven-roven layers combined through specialized heat press allow for creating various weights and thicknesses of bullet resistant panels. Our ballistic fiberglass reaches all eight UL 752 ballistic levels, protecting from 9mm handguns to AK-47s and from ax strikes to large explosions.

Despite its strength, ballistic fiberglass is easier to work with than other ballistic materials. Clients can cut it to size on-site with diamond grit saw blades and fasten it to walls with conventional materials. Such an easy installation is starkly in contrast to the complexity of installing steel ballistic options of all types.

What ballistic level do I choose?

While determining how much protection is needed is a personal choice, we can provide some rules of thumbs.

In an ideal world, one would purchase the highest level of protection available. But for most people looking at their potential threat level is more realistic.

The primary question is whether one feels protection from handguns is sufficient or requires protection from rifles. Handgun protection is much less expensive. The most common handgun level, level 3, protects from nearly all handguns, including the incredibly powerful .44 magnum.Also, at level 3, certification for ASTM forced entry resistance is achieved.

If looking at rifle protection, typical selections are Levels 7 or 8. Level 7 stops multiple rounds from standard assault rifles, such as the AR-15, and is the least expensive rifle level. For the ultimate protection, Level 8 provides resistance to even stronger assault rifles, such as the M-14.

Whether you need rifle or handgun protection depends on your perceived threats. Is your home one that criminals may target in a planned attack? Are you or someone who lives at your home well-known and possibly a personal target? Then protection from rifle rounds may be wise. On the other hand, clients primarily focused on safety from an opportunistic burglar will likely feel sufficiently protected with a Level 3 handgun-resistant panel.

Ballistic fiberglass shipping information

Production of a client’s ballistic fiberglass panels typically takes 1-2 weeks.

Our ballistic fiberglass sheets are shipped directly from the factory to your shipping destination. Shipments can be sent to commercial or residential locations, though residential delivery adds some additional cost.

The bullet resistant panels are shipped LTL via shipping carrier on one or more pallets, depending on quantity. We can add a liftgate service to allow the removal of panels from the truck. If the client has a loading dock or forklift, the shipping company can skip this service.

For clients purchasing oversize bullet proof panels (such as with dimensions 5′ x 10′), the liftgate on the truck may be insufficient, and a forklift on site is needed. Once out of the truck, a pallet jack can be very convenient in moving the pallets closer to where they are needed.

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What is UL 752 ballistic standards? ›

The UL 752 Standard is used to determine the bullet resistance of building components including windows, walls, or barriers made out of bullet resistant materials. 357 Magnum Jacketed Lead Soft Point 3.

What is UL 752 Level 7 bullet resistant barriers? ›

UL 752 Level 7 Bullet Resistant Barriers

Most commonly used as a protection barrier against multiple shots from a military assault rifle, such as the M-16, and the like, with muzzle energy of 1158-1402 foot-pounds (1570-1901J).

How much do ballistic wall panels cost? ›

How much does ballistic fiberglass cost? A 4' x 8' bullet resistant fiberglass sheet starts as low as $320 and can range as high as $1,600, or $10 – $50 per square foot.

What is UL 752 Level 3? ›

UL 752 Level 3 Specifications

Most commonly used as protection barrier against hand guns of super power, such as the . 44 Magnum, and the like, with muzzle energy of 971-1175 foot-pounds (1317-1593J).

What is a UL 752 Level 8 rating? ›

UL 752 Level 8 Specifications

Most commonly used as a protection barrier against multiple shots from a military assault rifle, such as an M-14, and the like, with muzzle energy of 2519-3048 foot pounds (3416-4133J).

How long do ballistic panels last? ›

The majority of NIJ-certified body armor vests can maintain their ballistic capabilities for a minimum of five years. There are some Dyneema body armor vests that have a seven-year ballistic capability.

How thick is level 7 ballistic glass? ›

Thickness of Bulletproof Glass

The thickness of the glass greatly affects the level of protection it provides. Armored glass that is 21mm thick is ranked B4, which is able to stop a handgun; 70mm glass, or B7 rank, is able to stop a high-powered rifle (see the ballistic chart below).

What is the difference between bulletproof and bullet resistant? ›

Broadly speaking they are all describing the same thing, but technically speaking, bulletproof, armoured, ballistic are only correct as a collective term, whilst bullet resistant with a qualifying level of protection is the correct way to describe it.

What is the highest level bullet proof? ›

Level IV armor is the highest rating of body armor currently available, and it will stop armor-piercing rifle threats. It can withstand up to 30-06 M2ap steel core armor-piercing rounds with a mass of 166 grains and a velocity of 2880 ft/s.

What is the cheapest bullet proof material? ›

Ballistic Fiberglass

It is the most cost-effective and convenient option for bulletproofing walls.

How thick does a wall have to be to be bulletproof? ›

To these standards, some materials are natively “bulletproof”: a foot-thick concrete wall or two inches of solid steel will withstand many shots from a handgun, sub-machine gun, or rifle.

Is panel cheaper than drywall? ›

When you compare the price of vinyl wall paneling with drywall, you will come to know that the cost of wall paneling is higher than the drywall. Investing in quality-assured vinyl restaurant wall panels is comparatively expensive but you don't have to deal with further repairs and replacements in the future.

How thick is UL 752 Level 5 glass? ›

Level 5: 1.375" thick. Resists 1 shot of a. 308 (7.62mm x 51)

What is ballistic rated Level 3? ›

Level 3: Refers to bullet resistant glass that can withstand a minimum of three shots of . 44 magnum rounds at a velocity of 1350f/s.

What is UL Level 3 ballistic rating? ›

UL 752 Ratings of Bullet Resistant Materials
Protection LevelAmmunition
Level 344 Magnum Lead Semi-Wadcutter 3. Gas Checked
Level 430 Caliber Rifle Lead Core Soft Point(.30-06 caliber)
Level 57.62mm Rifle Lead Core Full Metal Copper 1 Jacket, Military Ball (.308 caliber)
Level 69mm Full Metal Copper Jacket with 5 Lead Core
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What is the difference between UL listed and UL rated? ›

UL certification is essentially an umbrella term in which UL listed and UL recognized fall. In contrast, UL listing can refer only to stand-alone products that have a specific function and were tested against UL's nationally recognized safety standards of a specific category of equipment.

Does UL Listed mean fire rated? ›

To receive a UL listed certification, products must meet specific safety and sustainability standards, including those preventing fire and electric shock. A UL listing is the fire protection proof you need.

Is UL rating important? ›

UL Recognition ensures the safety and efficiency of machinery used by workers. It also empowers companies to strive for more sustainable practices. Because UL Recognized focuses on components, UL ensures that the equipment is properly housed.

Can civilians own ballistic shield? ›

California. There are no extra body armor regulations in California besides the federal laws. Adults can buy and use bulletproof vests and other body armor, except adults with felony convictions. Body armor can be bought face to face or online.

What is the best ballistic material? ›

Kevlar. Perhaps one of the better-known bulletproof materials, Kevlar is a synthetic fiber that's heat resistant and incredibly strong. It's also lightweight, making it a popular choice for wearable bulletproof items. Kevlar is used in both military and civilian applications.

Can you cut ballistic panels? ›

Fiber-Tech Ballistic Panels can be cut and drilled using ordinary carpenter's tools. Cutting can be achieved by using traditional carpentry tools such as a circular, table, panel or saber saw. For best results a carbide “grit edge” or diamond blade should be used.

Can bullet proof glass stop a 50 cal? ›

Bullet Resistant Glass would withstand up to a . 50 Caliber round from a high powered rifle. A . 50 Caliber round is most closely associated with military usage, and is not typically or commonly in widespread usage amongst most civilian products.

How thick does fiberglass need to be to stop a bullet? ›

The more layers of fiberglass the thicker the sheet and the higher the level of ballistic protection. UL752 Level 1 fiberglass which defeats 3 shots of a 9mm handgun is ¼” thick whereas UL752 Level 8 fiberglass which defeats 5 shots of a 7.62mm rifle is almost 1 ½” thick.

Can bulletproof glass be broken by stone? ›

Polycarbonate is stronger than acrylic so it resists firmly even against powerful rifles. So you can't break such glass with a sledgehammer or rock.

How much does a ballistic window cost? ›

Summary. The cost of bulletproof car windows varies depending on where you live. The price can range from $3,000 to $20,000. The price of the car window will depend on the size of the car, the style of the window, the material of the window, and the level of insurance coverage you have.

Can spark plugs break bullet proof glass? ›

Throwing a spark plug shard might not immediately work on a windshield or bulletproof glass. Ordinary car glass is either annealed or tempered glass. Both materials easily give way to the ceramic of the spark plug insulator. In contrast, many windshields have a laminate layer that can withstand greater impact.

What is the thinnest bulletproof material? ›

Graphene, the world's strongest material, is made up of carbon atoms that are linked together in a honeycomb pattern. It can be produced in one-atom-thick sheets. The new material, conceived of by CUNY associate professor Angelo Bongiorno, consists of two sheets of graphene and is called diamene.

What level body armor do police wear? ›

What level body armor do police wear? Most patrol officers choose to wear level IIIA soft armor vests for their everyday wear while on duty. But this is often supplemented with level III and IV 5 x 8 or 7 x 9 hard plates that can come in small form factors for inclusion with everyday duty wear.

What is level 4 bulletproof? ›

LEVEL IV. Level IV is the highest rifle plate rating under the NIJ personal body armor specs at this time. A level IV must stop a single hit of 7.62MM AP “Black Tip”, which is effectively a . 30-06 Armor Piercing bullet. Note the difference in shot count between a level III (6 shots) and level IV (1 shot) certification ...

What level is military body armor? ›

The U.S. military wears only NIJ-Listed Level 4 plates in active combat environments, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and small conflicts in Africa and South America. The reason they always wear 4 is the protection it offers versus Level 3 plates.

What type of bullet is best for home defense? ›

The most successful defensive bullet design has historically been the jacketed hollow point, or JHP. These bullets have a lead core that expands and transfers energy, as well as a partial copper jacket that controls the expansion of the lead for deep penetration.

Which bullet can break bullet proof glass? ›

30-06 rifle rounds to break most bulletproof glass panes. While high-powered handguns, like a . 44 magnum or a . 45, are more powerful than smaller handgun calibers, even these can't match the power of a rifle.

Is there a material that bullets bounce off of? ›

Bullets are more likely to ricochet off flat, hard surfaces such as concrete, rock or steel, but a ricochet can occur from irregular surfaces within heterogeneous materials including soil and vegetation. Uniformly soft, flexible materials like sand have a lower incidence of ricochet.

How much does Ballisticrete cost? ›

Starts as low as $12.00 per square foot depending on application and level of protection.

How many layers of drywall does it take to stop a bullet? ›

Handgun rounds (9mm and . 45 ACP) all penetrated at least six walls of sheetrock and, in the case of 10mm, over 10 walls.

Will a brick house stop a bullet? ›

Will a brick wall stop a bullet? Depends on how thick the wall and how much bullet. A single brick thick, all rimfire rounds and most low power pistol. A double thickness brick wall Magnum pistol rounds and rifles above 30/06 will penetrate with the right bullet shape.

Can I install paneling directly on studs? ›

Installing paneling is easy, especially when you remember these tips: With unfinished walls, nail paneling sheets right onto the studs or blocks of wood nailed between the studs. When nailing into plastered walls, you may need to attach furring strips first to provide a secure place for the nail to grab hold.

What is the cheapest wall covering? ›

Plywood. If you're looking to install wall panels quickly, plywood is inexpensive, easy to install, and durable. The wood grain will warm up a space and can be stained or painted to coordinate with any decor.

What do you put behind paneling? ›

Panels less than 1/4" thick need a solid backing–such as a level and flat plasterboard wall behind them for support. Panels 1/4" and thicker can be installed directly over even framing members–studs or furring strips (check building codes for your area).

How thick is level 3 ballistic glass? ›

For example, Level 3 glass-clad polycarbonate (capable of stopping three rounds from a . 44 Magnum) is a 0.375-inch thick layer of glass, a thin coat of polyurethane, and another 0.375 inch sheet of glass.

What is the standard for bullet proof glass? ›

Bullet Resistant Glass Ratings
  • UL 752 Level 1: Must be able to resist a minimum of three shots from a 9mm traveling at a minimum velocity of 1,175 feet per second. ...
  • UL 752 Level 2: Must withstand at least three shots of . ...
  • UL 752 Level 3: Must withstand a minimum of three shots of .
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How thick is bomb proof glass? ›

TypeSILATEC ecm 42/90
Thicknessapprox. 42 mm
Weightapprox. 90 kg/m2
Dimensionsmax. 2000 x 3000 mm
Sound insulationapprox. 43 db

Is Level 3 or 3+ better? ›

Hands-down, with no question from us, the Duritium® Level III+PS plate is the strongest, lightest, and most reliable Level III body armor in the world. To put this in perspective, your average NIJ-Listed Level AR500 armor will only stop a 7.62x51 at 2,750 ft/s.

Is Level 3 or 3a better? ›

Level III body armor is stronger than Level IIIA because it defeats rifle caliber rounds. Level III will always have a hard plate insert that must be tested in a conditioned state. The NIJ tests Level III conditioned armor against a 7.62mm FMJ (M80 military) weighing 147 grain and a muzzle velocity of 2,780 ft/s.

What is Level 7 ballistic protection? ›

UL 752 Level 7 Bullet Resistant Barriers

Most commonly used as a protection barrier against multiple shots from a military assault rifle, such as the M-16, and the like, with muzzle energy of 1158-1402 foot-pounds (1570-1901J). Nominal Thickness. 1 – 1/8”

What is level 2 ballistic rating? ›

Level II protects against:

all handgun rounds, up to and including . 357 magnum jacketed soft point (JSP)

What are the different levels of ballistic plates? ›

Understanding Ballistic Protection Ratings
  • Level IIA is tested to stop 9mm and . ...
  • Level II can stop 9mm and . ...
  • Level IIIA is tested to stop . ...
  • Level III protects against 7.62mm NATO FMJ lead core rifle ammunition.
  • Level IV offers some of the best protection, and is tested to stop . ...
  • Special Threat: When it comes to 5.56mm/.
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What is Level 3 ballistic protection? ›

What is Level III Body Armor? Level III body armor is meant to stop rifle caliber bullets with bullet velocities up to 2,780 ft/sec. A level III body armor plate is a hard insert and is NIJ-LIsted to stop a 7.62x51mm (M80) bullet.

What is ballistic grade steel? ›

Ballistic steel is also known as armor or protection steel. This is made of hardened martensitic steel that is used to protect against external threats. It is highly effective against the anxiety caused by detonation or blasts.

What are the levels of bullet resistant glass? ›

Level 19mm Full Metal Copper Jacket with Lead Core3
Level 2.357 Magnum Jacketed Lead Soft Point3
Level 3.44 Magnum Lead Semi-Wadcutter Gas Checked3
Level 4.30 Caliber Rifle Lead Core Soft Point (.30-06 Caliber)1
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Can civilians buy ballistic plates? ›

While most states abide strictly by the federal law regarding body armor, there are a few that add their own bit of flair to it. However, the purchase and use of body armor, by civilians in general, is legal. Again, if you're convicted of a violent felony, it's illegal unless you fall into the exception.

What are the ratings for ballistic shields? ›

The ballistic shield is usually rated in accordance with NIJ threat levels, which are used to define different bullet or rifle resistance levels. Currently, the common protection levels for ballistic shields are Level IIIA, Level III (M80), Level III+AK47 MSC, Level III+AK47 MSC + SS109 and Level IV.

What level plate does the U.S. military use? ›

The U.S. military wears only NIJ-Listed Level 4 plates in active combat environments, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and small conflicts in Africa and South America. The reason they always wear 4 is the protection it offers versus Level 3 plates.

What is Level 4 ballistic protection? ›

Level IV is the highest rifle plate rating under the NIJ personal body armor specs at this time. A level IV must stop a single hit of 7.62MM AP “Black Tip”, which is effectively a . 30-06 Armor Piercing bullet. Note the difference in shot count between a level III (6 shots) and level IV (1 shot) certification.

What thickness of steel is bulletproof? ›

To these standards, some materials are natively “bulletproof”: a foot-thick concrete wall or two inches of solid steel will withstand many shots from a handgun, sub-machine gun, or rifle.

Can ballistic nylon stop a bullet? ›

Ballistic Weave

Durable nylon threads allow users to withstand even the toughest wear and tear. The material also stops bullets from penetration to be used for various applications.

Can bullet proof glass be broken with gun? ›

Bulletproof glass (known more accurately as ballistic glass) is designed to absorb the force of a bullet rather than breaking apart. If you're determined to break through the glass, you can do so by shooting the glass multiple times in the same location or by shooting the glass with a high-powered rifle.

Can you penetrate bullet proof glass? ›

It is designed to withstand one or many rounds of bullets depending on the firing weapon and the thickness of the glass. Bulletproof glass reduces the velocity by absorbing the energy from the bullets. However, it is not fully impenetrable.


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