PROTECH Tactical, a part of The Safariland Group

IMPAC-MT Multi Threat Plate

Safariland announced a change to its PROTECH IMPAC line of special threat plates. The PROTECH IMPAC-MT has been redesigned using high-performing uni-directional polyethylene and a fiberglass composite material. These plates continue to provide law enforcement officers with the same protection against special threat rounds as well as spike and edged blade instruments. 

The IMPAC-MT has been tested* at an independent NIJ accredited laboratory in accordance with Safariland testing protocol against the threats listed below: 

 

Ballistic Round

Impacts

Per Plate

Test Velocity (fps)

(Rounds tested on separate plates)

Speer .357 Sig, 125 gr. FMJ

3

1470 ± 30 fps

 Speer .44 Mag, 240 gr. SJHP

1

1430 ± 30 fps

 Win. 9 mm +P+, 127 gr. SXT

3

1250 ± 30 fps

 Speer .357 Sig, 125 gr. GDHP

3

1375 ± 30 fps

 Norinco 7.62 x 25 mm Tokarev, 85 gr. FMJ

3

1530 ± 30 fps

FN 5.7 x 28 mm, 28 gr. SS195LF (Belgium)

3

2075 ± 30 fps

FN 5.7 x 28 mm, 40 gr. SS197 (Blue Tip)

3

1740 ± 30 fps

(Frangible) Remington 9mm +P, 101 gr. Plated Disintegrator Bullet

3

1096 ± 30 fps

(IQ) Aquila 9mm, 65 gr. IQ Bullet

3

1630 ± 30 fps

  

Spike/Edge Weapons

# of Drops

Strike/Overstrike

Energy (ft. lbf)

(Weapons tested on separate plates)

-- Spike [Protection Level 3]

3

E1: 31.7 ± 0.44 / E2: 47.9 ± 0.59

-- Knife Blade, P1 Edge Blade [Protection Level 3]

3

E1: 31.7 ± 0.44 / E2: 47.9 ± 0.59

-- Knife Blade, S1 Edge Blade [Protection Level 3]

3

E1: 31.7 ± 0.44 / E2: 47.9 ± 0.59

 

* The IMPAC-MT has not been tested or certified in accordance with NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements, NIJ Standard-0101.06 or NIJ Standard-0115.00. The IMPAC-MT plate should always be used in conjunction with an NIJ certified flexible armor vest.

All IMPAC style-plates are offered in four different sizes including a 5” x 7” for shorter torso lengths, a standard sized 5” x 8”, a 7” x 9” for expanded torso protection and a 10” x 12” shooter’s cut.

The PROTECH line of IMPAC special threat plates is now available in five styles:

  • IMPAC-HT for high velocity handgun threat protection 
  • IMPAC-CT/DT for spike and edged blade and duty threat protection
  • IMPAC-MT for high velocity handgun, spike and edged blade threat protection 
  • IMPAC-RT for rifle threat protection
  • IMPAC-RT PLUS for enhanced rifle threat protection      

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