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NIJ Level

NIJ Protection Levels As Per Bullets

Nij Levels as per bullets

United States

Class
(EN.1063)
Type of Weapon Caliber Bullet Test condition
Type Mass
(g)
Test range
(m)
Bullet velocity
(m/s)
FB1 rifle 22 LR L/RN 2,6 +/- 0,1 10 +/- 0,5 360 +/- 10
FB2 hand gun 9 mm Luger (1) FJ/RN/SC 8,0 +/- 0,1 5 +/-0,5 400 +/- 10
FB3 hand gun 357 Mag. (1) FJ/CB/SC 10,2 +/- 0,1 5 +/-0,5 430 +/- 10
FB4 hand gun

hand gun
(see note)

357 Mag.

44 Rem. Mag.

(1) FJ/CB/SC

(2) FJ/FN/SC

10,2 +/- 0,1

15,6 +/- 0,1

5 +/- 0,5

5 +/- 0,5

430 +/- 10

440 +/-10

FB5 rifle 5,56 x 45* (2) FJ PB/SCP1 4,0 +/- 0,1 10 +/-0,5 950 +/- 10
FB6 rifle

rifle
(see note)

5,56 x 45*

7,62 x 51

(2) FJ PB/SCP1

(1) FJ/PB/SC

4,0 +/- 0,1

9,5 +/- 0,1

10 +/-0,5

10 +/- 0,5

950 +/- 10

830 +/- 10

FB7 rifle 7,62 x 51** (2) FJ / PB / HC1 9,8 +/- 0,1 10 +/- 0,5 820 +/- 10
L
CB
FJ
FN
HC1

PB
RN
SC
SCP1

*
**

lead
coned bullet
full metal jacket bullet
flat nose bullet
steel hard core, mass (3,7 +/-0,1 g)
hardness more than 63 HRC
pointed bullet
round nose bullet
soft core (lead)
soft core (lead) with steel penetrator (type SS109)

To achieve the stated values for [5,56 x 45], the recommended barrel twist lenght = (178 +/- 10 mm)
To achieve the stated values for Class FB7, the recommended barrel twist length = (254 +/- 10 mm)

(1) FJ = full steel jacket (plated)
(2) FJ = full copper alloy jacket

United Arab Emirates

Class
(N.I.J. 0108.01)
Type of Weapon Caliber Bullet Test condition
Type Mass
(grains / g)
Test range
(m)
Bullet velocity
(m/s)
I hand gun 22 LR

.38 SP

RN/L

RN/L

40

158

2,6

10,2

5 320 +/-12

259 +/-15

IIA hand gun 9 mm Luger

.357 Mag.

FMJ

JSP

124

158

8,0

10.2

5 332 +/-12

381 +/-15

II hand gun 9 mm Lugar

.357 Mag.

FMJ

JSP

124

158

8,0

10.2

5 385 +/-12

425 +/-15

IIIA hand gun 9 mm

.44 Mag

FMJ

Lead SWC gas

124

240

8,0

15,5

5 426 +/-15
III rifle 7,62
308 Winchester
7,62 x 51 7,62

.308 FMJ

150 9,7 15 838 +/-15
IV rifle M14 7,62 x 63 30.06 of 166 10,8 15 868 +/-15
AP
L
CB
FMJ
FN
HC1

PB
RN
SC
SCP1
SWC
JSP

Armour Piercing
lead
coned bullet
full metal jacket bullet
flat nose bullet
steel hard core, mass (3,7 +/-0,1 g)
hardness more than 63 HRC
pointed bullet
round nose bullet
soft core (lead)
soft core (lead) with steel penetrator (type SS109)
semi wadcutter
Jacket Soft Point

Multi hit requirement Stopped penetrations: Level I up to III 5 hits to be stopped per specimen, level IV 1 hit per specimen