Hardcore Defense Alpha Shield
The Alpha Shield is the first ballistic shield designed specifically for the
home or workplace protection needs of the civilian as well as the duty needs of
law enforcement officers. Ballistic steel keeps the cost down while providing
unrivaled ballistic resilience and durability. No shelf life limits. No
storage limitations. Keep it in your vehicle indefinitely if desired.
A ballistic shield is superior to body armor in most defensive situations. It
can be readied rapidly and silently, versus fumbling in the dark with body
armor straps and Velcro. Feel secure with 3x the coverage of a 10 inch x 12
inch insert panel, and with minimal risk of blunt trauma. It is intuitively
usable by anyone in the family or workplace in an emergency.
Tested by an independent lab to NIJ 0108.01 Level IIIA. Protects against
all commonly encountered handgun rounds up to .44 Magnum. The Alpha Shield will
not stop rifle fire.
Supplemental testing verifies the ability to sustain 30+ hits per shield
including hits directly on the handle bolts and hits adjacent to the shield
edge and previous hits. The 1980s-era National Institutes of Justice (NIJ)
standards only require 5 shots of each test round to be resisted, hits from
which must be at least 2 inch from each other and from the panel edge. Would
you trust your life or those of your loved ones to this?
Manufactured from top quality military-grade ballistic steel, polymer
coated for appearance and environmental resistance, with a comfortable
foam-covered handle capable and forearm pad.
15 inch x 25 inch size and full edge-to-edge protection provides optimal
balance of coverage, weight, and indoor maneuverability. Do not settle for an
adolescent-sized 12"x23" shield or similar, in particular one made from
ballistic fibers (i.e. Kevlar®, Dyneema®) or fiberglass (Armorcore®) which may
not stop hits near of the edge of the panel!
14 lbs weight
Professionally designed, professionally manufactured, professionally
certified. Do not pay $1000 or more for similar protection from a product
designed for law enforcement which will expire in 5 or 10 years, or settle for
a chopped up ballistic wall panel with a handle you bolt on yourself. When
your safety and that of those you care about is on the line, trust Hardcore
Defense, and trust the Alpha Shield.
No shelf life limits and no storage condition limitations.
Still skeptical that this is the toughest out there? Check out these
independent test videos at
Purchaser is responsible for complying with all local, state, and federal laws
regarding purchase and use of ballistic protection products. Hardcore Defense
assumes no liability for illegal use or misuse of the product.
Note to those who have seen the Demolition Ranch test video: despite Matt's
impressive hammering with a variety of big heavy blunt bashers, the Alpha
Shield will not withstand hits from common high velocity centerfire rifle
rounds like 5.56x45 mm and 7.62x51 mm. To resist rifle threats, please
consider the Hardcore Defense Delta Shield or Bravo Shield (available direct
Ebay required wording to list: "This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06
for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor" Hardcore Defense pointed out to them
this is the wrong standard for shields (we use a similar NIJ 0108.01) but
changing it seemed outside of their ability. Trust us, our product is NIJ IIIA
per the government testing standard appropriate for ballistic shields.