Women have specific needs for hard body armor plates, and Safariland understands that. The company’s line of hard plates made specifically for women is designed to fulfill those needs while delivering the potentially life-saving performance expected of it. Three plates, the DT206CF (NIJ Level III), the X-CAL DTCF1, and the IMPAC CF1, make up the line, and each offers unique protective capabilities.
Safariland provides details of the body armor plates:
[The] line of Hard Armor rifle plates explicitly designed for women and marks the first-ever NIJ 0101.06 compliant hard armor plate for the female form.
The Model DT206CF (NIJ Level III), along with non-certified variants, Model X-CAL DT CF1 and Model IMPAC CF1 have been designed with female first responders in mind and offer a unique radius of curvature to enhance fit and comfort. These plates have low profile capabilities and are compatible with the already available TAC PH Plate Harness. They have all been designed with high-performing ceramic, and polyethylene composites with 1000-denier Cordura nylon covering that can withstand long-term wear.
VP/GM of Armor Jim Duncan said:
We seek to create the best products on the market for a wide array of customers. This plate family puts us one step closer to that goal. We have manufactured these plates with high-quality materials and put in the effort to ensure maximum comfort is available for all the female officers, first responders, and other body armor users.
Features of the plates include:
X-CAL DT CF1 – TYPE III ICW-NONCERTIFIED Specifications:
- 1,000-denier Cordura nylon covering
- Sizes and weights:
- 3.3 lbs & 0.9″ thin
- 8”x10”, Shooters
- Unique Female Curvature Design
- Ceramic and polyethylene composite
- 5-year limited warranty
*All numeric figures are approximates
• 5.56 x 45 mm, 55 gr. (M193)
• 7.62 x 39 mm, 123 gr. (MSC)
• 7.62 X 51mm, 147gr. FMJ (NATO)(M80)
• 5.56 x 45 mm,62 gr. Green Tip (M855) (SS109)
IMPAC CF1 SPECIAL FEMALE THREAT PLATE – RIFLE THREAT Specifications:
*All numeric figures are approximate
- 5.56 x 45mm, 55 gr. (M193)
- 7.62 x 39mm, 123 gr. (MSC)
- 7.62 x 51mm, 147 gr. FMJ (NATO)(M80)
- 5.56 45mm, 62 gr. M855 Green Tip (SS109)
As for the DT206CF (NIJ Level III), Safariland says it is the “first ever NIJ 0101.06 CPL listed female plate followed by an in-conjunction-with and special threat tested platform.” The trio of plates are made with the company’s own curvature design for a better fit that won’t compromise safety.
MSRP is not known at this time.