The MTS is rated NIJ Level IIIA in accordance with Modified/Abbreviated NIJ 0108.01. The shield does not fold or bend when shot. Optional 16” x 9” ultra-lightweight rifle plate insert rated Level III in accordance with NIJ-STD-0101.06.
The rifle plate is inserted into the top panel area of the shield, providing protection in that area for vital parts of the body against rifle rated threats such as .223/5.56 or 7.62FMJ.
In addition to being tested by a NIJ approved laboratory, the shield has undergone numerous successful live range testing, including by the US Marshals Services Training Center - Special Operations Group. Our team has also conducted our own extensive ballistic and puncture testing with 100% success. Our tests far exceeded the NIJ standard for ballistic testing. We stopped testing after 50 rounds of 9mm, 40cal, .45ACP, 00 buck, and 12GA slugs!
We ship the MTS™ throughout the Continental United States.
For international orders, please send an inquiry email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All orders are shipped via UPS and calculated automatically during checkout. At checkout you will have the option to choose from a variety of UPS delivery and pricing options.
According to the TSA website, body armor is allowed in carry-on or checked bags; however, TSA officers make the final decision on what is allowed through the checkpoint. There is no published information in regard to ballistic shields - body armor is the most relevant information that’s published. To date, we’ve had several users bring their MTS shield in both carry-on and checked bags without incident.
The protective component is warranted 5 years from purchase date against manufacturing defects. Just as with conventional body armor, the ballistic material will eventually degrade. The MTS should be replaced every 5 years. However, unlike body amor, which has the same 5 year expiration date, the MTS Kevlar® material is protected by the 1680 denier ballistic nylon carrier/cover, and is not held directly against a person’s body (i.e., not exposing it to perspiration or body heat). Nonetheless, to be safe, it should be replaced after 5 years.
The ballistic nylon carrier/cover is water resistant, but not waterproof. If the MTS is immersed in water, the Kevlar® material will most likely get wet (although the laminated Kevlar® is also protected by a thin nylon pouch). We have not performed any test to determine the deterioation of the ballistic material under water. However, Dupont (the manufactuers of Kevlar® material) has published tests based on water exposure (tap, salt, and ocean water) with 24 and 100 hour exposures and found “None” for “Effect on Breaking Strength,” which is defined as 0 to 10% strength loss.
The shield Level IIIA weights 7 pounds. The Dyneema® Level III rifle plate weights 3 pounds (combined with the shield, a total weight of 10 pounds).
We have not conducted any official test while the MTS™ is in the closed position, which in essence triples the amount of Kevlar® and ballistic nylon material. However, we believe this will NOT stop a .223 or 5.56 rifle round - our optional rifle plate (NIJ rated Level III) is required for this level of protection.
The MTS is manufactured in partnership with Covered 6 and Force Training Institute (FTI). FTI is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the MTS. The MTS is made in the USA.
The shield's primary purpose is for ballistic protection, but the MTS can be used in both the closed and open positions to defend against edged weapons, blunt objects, and punches/kicks. (The shield's tactical bungee sling supports defensive maneuvers.)
No. Testing has been conducting and the results show the MTS will not fold or bend when shot on the edges/corners.
We performed field tests making stabbing motions using a sharp folding knife. The results were “no penetration.” To be clear, the combination of the 1680 ballistic nylon cover and the laminated Kevlar® makes the MTS puncture resistant, but not 100% puncture-proof.
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Yes. Numerous U.S. Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies have purchased the MTS shield and issued them to SRO's, patrol, detectives, undercover officers, tactical units, and dignitary protection teams. References are available upon request. In addition, the shield is an essential piece of equipment for many high-level private executive protection specialists.
It's very easy. The shield was designed to deploy in a split second using gross motor skills to deal with an imminent high-risk event. A simple flick of the wrist while holding the shield's handle will open the shield to it's entire 3-foot length.
The MTS includes two (2) Tab Assists attached to the hook & loop patches. These hook & loop patches secure the shield in the folded/closed position.
The MTS should deploy with a quick flick of your wrist. If you find the friction strength of the hook & loop fasteners too strong, use the Tab Assists to cover a portion of the hook & loop patches to REDUCE the fastening strength.
If after several deployments you need to INCREASE the fastening strength, simply reposition the Tab Assists to expose MORE of the hook & loop patches.
After deploying and closing the MTS numerous times, you may no longer need to use the Tab Assists. (Note: In some cases the Tab Assists may never be needed.)