Safariland introduced IMPAC special threat trauma plates for the biceps. The plates work in conjunction with the upper arm armor that attaches to Protech tactical body armor. The 7″x8″ plates are tested by Safariland to stop the following rounds:
- Speer .357 Sig, 125 gr. FMJ @ 1470 ± 30 fps
- Speer .357 Sig, 125 gr. GDHP @ 1375 ± 30 fps
- Speer .44 Mag, 240 gr. SJHP @ 1430 ± 30 fps
- Winchester 9 mm +P+, 127 gr. SXT @ 1250 ± 30 fps
- Norinco 7.62 x 25 mm Tokarev, 85 gr. FMJ @ 1530 ± 30 fps
- FN 5.7 x 28 mm, 28 gr. SS195LF (Belgium) @ 2086 ± 30 fps
- FN 5.7 x 28 mm, 40 gr. SS197 (Blue Tip) @ 1721 ± 30 fps
The IMPAC plates are a line lightweight trauma plates that are rated to stop a range of special threats. Some plates are designed to stop high velocity handgun rounds (such as this one), while others are rated to stop rifle rounds or stabbing threats. The IMPAC trauma plates work in conjunction with soft body armor; they are not stand alone plates.
The plates are reasonably priced and well worth the investment for most uniformed officers.
Safariland® Expands Line of PROTECH® IMPAC™ Special Threat Plates
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the PROTECH® IMPAC™-HT Biceps (Upper Arm) Plate Set to its line of IMPAC special threat plates. The lightweight 7″ x 8″ plates come in a set of two and feature an increased curvature that conforms to the shape of the upper arm to provide added protection from handgun threats and trauma. These plates are compatible with the PROTECH Tactical upper arm (biceps) protector soft armor accessory, sliding easily into the special threat plate pocket and are made to be used in conjunction with the soft armor panels included in the accessory. The lightweight design and curvature of the IMPAC-HT Biceps Plate Set provide additional handgun threat and trauma protection to the upper arms without interfering with the officer’s mobility.