Frequently Asked Questions

Standard UL Protection Level Ratings

Security levels for bullet-resistant systems have been established by UL (Underwriters Laboratory), the primary testing organization for materials used in these systems. Each level has been tested and found effective at stopping certain types of projectiles, ones most typically employed during an armed robbery. While ratings extend to Level 8, the needs of most banks, credit unions, and convenience stores are well covered in Levels 1-3.

RatingsAmmunitionWeight(g)Velocity Min FPSVelocity Max FPSVelocity MPSNo. of Shots
Level 19mm Full Metal Copper Jacket with Lead Core124 grains8.00117512933583
Level 2.357 Magnum Jacketed Lead Soft Point158 grains10.20125013753853
Level 3.44 Magnum Lead Semi-Wadcutter Gas Checked240 grains15.60135014854113
Level 4.30 Caliber Rifle Lead Core Soft Point (.30-06 Caliber)180 grains11.70254027947741
Level 57.62mm Rifle Lead Core Full Metal Copper Jacket, Military Ball (.308 Caliber)150 grains9.70275030258381
Level 69mm Full Metal Copper Jacket with Lead Core124 grains8.00140015404275
Level 75.56mm Rifle Full Metal Copper Jacket with Lead Core (.223 Caliber)55 grains3.56308033889395
Level 87.62 Rifle Lead Core Full Metal Copper Jacket, Military Ball (.308 Caliber)150 grains9.70275030258385
Supplementary Shotgun12-Gauge Rifled Lead Slug1 oz.28.30158517444833
Supplementary Shotgun12-Guage 00 Lead Buckshot (12 pellets)1.5 oz.42.00120013203663

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