The Ally One by Angel Armor measures 0.1″ thick and an 8×12 sheet weights less than a pound. They rate it at Level IIIA which is protection from handgun projectiles up to a .44 Magnum. Neither plate nor truly soft armor the Ally One slips into your backpack, laptop bag, or tablet sleeve. By inserting this sheet, thinner than your favorite magazine, are you converting your daily bag into passive protection? GBGuns tests this from seven yards against FMJ rounds from .45 ACP, 9mm, and the powerful 10mm sequentially. The finale is 10 rounds from a suppressed MP-5 from just five feet away! Could the Ally One really protect you from a bad day at the office?
About the Author
Graham Baates “Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army Graham spent some time in the 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor. After more than 1,900 hours instructing he now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side.