Balistic standarts

GARED s.r.o. manufactures a wide range of soft armour and soft vests in compliance with the national standards, which are certified in the individual different countries.

US standard (NIJ STD 0101.04)

Gared americký balistický standard

This standard is the internationally recognised norm for the testing and classification of protective vests. It is characterized by six levels of durability, four for soft vests and two for vests with additional hard panels. The standard permits a maximal trauma effect of 44 mm without restrictions for concealed or outer vests. The volume of indentation in a plasticine block has not been defined.



Ballistic performance of soft and hard armour according to NIJ STD 0101.04


Class Subclass Bullet resistance Weight [g] Maximum velocity [m/s]
I 1 .22 LR LRN 2,6 329
2 380 ACP FMJ RN 6,2 322
II-A 1 9 mm FMJ* 8,0 341
2 40 S & W FMJ 11,7 322
II 1 9 mm FMJ RN 8,0 367
2 357 Mag JSP 10,2 436
III-A 1 9 mm FMJ RN 8,2 436
2 44 Mag SJHP 15,6 436
III 1 7.62 mm NATO FMJ 9,6 847
IV 1 30 kalibr M2 AP 10,8 878

Czech standard ČSN 39 5360

Gared český balistický standard

This is the most recent standard governing the classification and testing of not only ballistic protective gear and is also the most stringent international standard as regards the ability to comply with the required parameters. This standard permits maximal trauma effect of 25 mm, regardless of whether the vest is concealed or worn on the outside. Another parameter required is that the maximum indentation volume must not exceed 8 ml. This volume corresponds to a maximal trauma depth of less than 2 mm.



Ballistic performance of soft and hard armour according to ČSN 39 5360


Thread level Ammunition Bullet type Velocity [m/s] Bullet weight [g]
1 .22 LR Pb / O 300 ± 10 2,6
2 9 mm Luger CP / Pbj / O 410 ± 10 8
2 cz 7,62 x 25 CP / Pbj / O 470 ± 10 5,5
3 .357 Magnum CP / Pbj / KK 430 ± 10 10,2
3 cz 9 mm Luger CP / Fej / O 440 ± 10 6,45
4 .44 Magnum CP / Pbj / KK 440 ± 10 15,6
4 cz 7,62 x 25 CP / Fej / O 550 ± 10 5,5
5 .223 Rem. CP / Pbj 920 ± 10 4
5 cz 7,62 x 39 CP / Fej 710 ± 10 8
6 7,62 x 51 CP / Pbj 830 ± 10 9,5
6 cz .223 Rem. CP / Fej 950 ± 10 3,95
7 7,62 x 51 CP / Fej 820 ± 10 9,8
7 cz 7,62 x 54 R CP / Fej 860 ± 10 9,75