Rooted in ancient history, but built for the 21st century, Adept Armor introduces the NovaSteel Ballistic Buckler.

Adept Armor’s NovaSteel Buckler fills the gap left by contemporary body armor and helmet systems.

Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 2023) – Adept Armor, an armor systems engineering company, has just released their new NovaSteel Buckler Shield. The lightweight ballistic shield offers rapidly deployable protection for vulnerable parts of the face, neck, upper torso and arms. As such, it literally fills the void left by contemporary body armor systems. Easy to store, carry, and use, and compatible with a wide variety of lights and other accessories, the NovaSteel Buckler provides reliable defense against pistol, edged weapon, blunt-impact weapon, and animal attacks, and can function as a extremely effective weapon. compliance weapon. It is especially suitable for use in home defense scenarios.

“The buckler is not a new concept. It is so old that its origins are lost to history,” said Jake Ganor, president of Adept Armor. “As firepower came to dominate warfare in the 16ththe and 17the centuries, shields gradually fell out of favor and eventually disappeared entirely. We have brought it back with the NovaSteel Buckler because its shape makes it an exceptionally useful and versatile implement today, especially when made from an advanced ballistic steel alloy.”

Weighing just 3 pounds, the NovaSteel Buckler offers Level IIIA/VPAM-3 protection. Constructed from an advanced alloy, it features a strong, durable handle, a nylon carry strap, a Velcro patch for identification or light, and an optional lightweight LED guard light with strobe function. The NovaSteel Buckler Shield’s ambidextrous capability allows it to be easily switched hands in combat and can be used by both left and right handed users.

Although relatively small at 12.2 inches in diameter, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield is designed to stay clear of the body and as such can protect a significantly larger area than its size conveys. Held correctly, at arm’s length, it offers a much larger area of ​​protection than most armor plates or vests and can protect typically unarmored areas such as the neck and face. The NovaSteel Buckler is light enough to benefit from its user’s autonomic startle and flinch response and, with some training, can be reliably positioned correctly to protect its user from harm.

Just as the shields of yesteryear were designed to be used in conjunction with the sword, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield is designed to be used in conjunction with a pistol. Resting on the flat NovaSteel Buckler Shield shoulder, pistols are stabilized and the user’s most vulnerable parts are covered and protected. Additionally, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield can be used as an offensive weapon in its own right and excels particularly as a non-lethal compliance weapon. It was designed with this use in mind. MSRP is $195.

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About Adept Armor:

Adept Armor is an industrial design and materials engineering firm focused on developing technologically advanced body armor solutions for the world’s elite fighting forces. A pioneer in the development of new systems based on titanium, ceramic and UHMWPE, Adept spearheads technological development in the armor sector, producing uncompromising armor for special circumstances.