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Ballistic Standards

US NIJ 0101.04

Ballistic threat levelts and NIJ standards (The National Institute of Justice (N.I.J.)) is a branch of the US Department of Justice. Within N.I.J. a program for standardization and testing was developed with the objective of defining minimum performance parameters for equipment of the police force. These standards were repeatadly updated in order to remain adequate to the increasing threat levels facing persons in the state police forces.

The following table includes detailed information on the US NIJ 0101.04 standard. Sentinel Tailors clothing fulfills parameters defined by this standard.

ClassTest-BulletBullet-ProducerBullet- Weight
[g]
[gr.]
Bullet- Velocity
[m/s]
[ft/s]
Max. BFD
[m]
Max. BFD
[mm]
Angle Test
[° Nato]
Wet Test
yes/no
Padding down yes/noNo. of shots per panelNo. of tests
I .22 caliber LR LRN not spec. 2,6
40
329+-9
1080+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
.380 ACP FMJ RN not spec. 6,2
95
322+-9
1055+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
II-A 9 mm FMJ RN not spec. 8,0
124
341+-9
1120+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
.40 S&W FMJ RN not spec. 11,7
180
322+-9
430+-10
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
II 9 mm FMJ RN not spec. 8,0
124
367+-9
1205+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
.357 Mag. JSP not spec. 10,2
158
436+-9
1430+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
III-A 9 mm FMJ RN not spec. 8,0
124
436+-9
1430+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
.44 Mag. JHP not spec. 15,6
240
436+-9
1430+-30
5 44 0° 4x
30° 2x
yes only yes 6 4
III 7,62 mm Nato FMJ not spec. 9,6
148
848+-9
2780+-30
15 44 yes only yes 6 2
IV .30 caliber M2 AP not spec. 10,8
166
878+-9
2880+-30
15 44 yes only   1 2

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Russian Federation GOST-R 50744-95

Russian Federation uses own protection standards. Sentinel Tailors fulfills standards of the norm for protection class 1.

ClassTest- BulletBullet-CaliberBullet-CoreBullet-CodeBullet-Weight [g]Bullet-Velocity [m/s]Distance [m]Max. BFD [mm] Angle Test
 [° Nato]
Wet Test yes/noPadding down yes/noNo. of shots per panel
1 Makarov PM 9 Fe 57-N-1815 5,9 305-325 5 16 yes yes 5
Nagan 7,62 Pb 57-N-122 6,8 275-295 5 16 yes yes 5
2 "PSM" 5,45 Fe MPC 7N7 2,5 310-335 5 16 yes yes 5
Tokarev "TT" 7,62 Fe 57-N-1345 5,5 415-445 5 16 yes yes 5
2a 12" 18,5 Pb Hunter 35,0 390-410 5 16 yes yes 5
3 AK 74 5,45 hardened Fe 7N6 3,4 890-910 5-10 16 yes yes 3
AKM 7,62 hardened Fe 57-N-231 7,9 710-740 5-10 16 yes yes 3
4 AK 74 5,45 hardened Fe 7N10 3,4 890-910 5-10 16 yes yes 3
5 Dragunov SVD 7,62 Fe 57-N-323S 9,6 820-840 5-10 16 yes yes 3
AKM 7,62 hardened Fe 57-N-231 7,9 710-740 5-10 16 yes yes 3
5a AKM 7,62 special 57-BZ-231 7,4 720-750 5-10 16 yes yes 3
6 Dragunov SVD 7,62 hardened Fe ST-M2 9,6 820-840 5-10 16 yes yes 3
6a Dragunov SVD 7,62 special 7-BZ-3 10,4 800-835 5-10 16 yes yes 3

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