Type IIIA Bulletproof Armor (5e Equipment)
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Type IIIA Bulletproof Armor
Most bulletproof armor is made from ballistic paneling that chips away on impact, redirecting the force of a gunshot. Type IIIA is designed for powerful civilian weaponry, such as magnums. It's the highest standard level of armor intended for daily police use, and it's typically the strongest armor available that can still be worn under clothing.
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.