Law Enforcement Special Type Armor (5e Equipment)
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Law Enforcement Special Type Armor
Most bulletproof armor is made from ballistic paneling that chips away on impact, redirecting the force of a gunshot. This level of armor is designed for protection against all civilian-grade weaponry, up to and including small caliber rifles. It has the added benefit of functioning as a Level 3 Spike vest. Commonly known as riot gear, this is the highest level of armor you could reasonably find on the civilian market. Bulky, but provides protection against both ranged and melee weapons.
- US Department of Justice, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor
- US Department of Justice, Stab Resistance of Body Armor
Usage notes are unresearched speculation designed to give perspective only. The DOJ standard is only used to distinguish between different levels of armor, and applies generalizations so it can be adapted for D&D. Please, don't take this stuff literally.