IMPORTANT NOTE: NIJ 0101.04 (Interim 2005) is no longer valid, having been replaced by the NIJ 0101.06 standard in 2008.

Info

NIJ 0101.04 (Interim 2005)

NIJ 0101.06 (NIJ 06)

Total number of shots for soft armor

48 shots / 24 each cal.

144 shots / 72 each cal.

Number of shots new armors

48 shots / 24 each cal.

72 shots / 48 each cal.

Number of shots artificially aged armors

None

48 shots / 24 each cal.

Total number of BFS measurements

16 BFS / 8 each cal.

48 shots / 24 each cal.

Wert conditioning of armors

6 minutes / shower

30 minutes complete submersion

Number of test samples per NIJ Level/Gender

6 complete armors

28 complete armors

Template size/shots

48 shots large size

72 shots smallest size / 48 shots largest size

Increased velocities Level IIA -9mm / 40 S&W

1120 fps / 1055 fps

1224 fps / 1155 fps

Increased velocities Level II -9mm

1205 fps

1306 fps

New Threats IIIA

9mm eliminated

.357 Sig at 1470 fps

Sample conditioning – Artificially Aging

None

Tumbling for 10 days at 149 deg. At 80% humidity

Shots to edge distance

3 inches

Small cal. 2” from edge / large cal. 3” from edge

Shot placement

Widely spaced

3 near edge / 3 closely spaced

V50 with both calibers

9mm only

Both calibers

Conformity assessment

None

Manufacturing facility audits
and random testing over 5 years

Certification life – 5 years

No time limit

5 years

Cost of Certification per model / gender/td>

$2,500 - $3,300

$18,000 - $25,000

Level I eliminated

Yes

Eliminated

Total number of shots Level III hard armors

18 shots

24 shots

Total number of shots Level IV hard armors

8 shots

24 shots