the shield

CRS21 CRS26 Rifle Rated Ballistic Shields

U.S. Patent 871,763,S1

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The Compact Response Shield is now offered exclusively by the Armor Research Company.
No bolts, screws or holes are drilled into our curved lightweight UHMWPE ballistic rifle panels. This eliminates common weak points found in most ballistic shield products.  The Compact Response Shield comes in both (CRS21) 21" and (CRS26) 26" lengths, with a panel weight of 7.75 lb. +/- (CRS21) and 10 lbs. +/- for the (CRS26). Originally designed by Retired Police Sergeant James Boydd for solo officer responses to active shooter incidents, this lightweight and compact shield can be quickly deployed and utilized for a variety of response options.

Warranty: 7 Year

Testing: NIJ STD 0108.01 - Level III - Rifle

7.62x51mm 147gr. M80 Ball Copper Jacket

7.62x39mm Type 56 Mild Steel Core (MSC)

5.56mm M193 Ball 

unique features
Load Bearing Shield Cover

The patented 1000D Cordura load bearing shield cover is made in the USA exclusively for the Compact Response Shield by First Spear using their 6/12 technology to reduce weight. With Mil-Spec webbing and stitching this high quality 2 lb cover was designed to be durable and resilient. The cover features front padding, Molle webbing, curved ergonomic high impact forearm padding, forearm strap, and integrated handle. Customize your shield by mounting various pouches, equipment and accessories to the front and rear Velcro MOLLE. The top loading YKK zipper system secures your ballistic shield panel in place and allows for panel or cover swap if desired. 

Kydex Rifle Support Brackets

The MOLLE mounted Kydex Rifle Support Brackets are made in the USA and have been designed specifically for the CRS. They are mounted to the front Molle of the cover and can be placed on either the left or right side (or both sides) depending on the user(s).  The support bracket is large enough to accommodate most rifle fore-grips and creates a steady platform for shooting while still allowing for proper sight picture. Placing your upper forearm under the bracket when shooting a pistol with one hand provides bracing during recoil allowing for improved accuracy, pistol operation and threat acquisition when operating a shield.  Patent Pending.

Boydd CRS Ballistic Shield Weapons Support Brackets
CRS Shield Sling

The optional Double Adjusting Shield Sling has been designed and manufactured exclusively for the CRS by a US Navy SEAL. Made in the USA, this CRS shield sling allows the user to transport or operate the shield in a variety of positions.    

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Slingable Boydd CRS Rifle Rated Ballistic Shield
Foxfury Shield Light Kit

The optional Foxfury Taker B30 600 lumen shield light can be easily mounted on the shield cover and comes with 3 lighting modes (including strobe) by activation of the pressure switch. To securely mount to the CRS, this kit comes custom equipped  with a webbing mounted battery pack pouch and two Velcro wire control strips.

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Door Window Straps

The optional door window straps provide window level protection for either the driver or passenger side window. The window straps are made in the USA with 3/4 inch nylon webbing and quick release buckles. The straps are placed through the outer D Rings located on the back of the CRS and are secured around the door window frame. Patent Pending.

Flip Down Extension Kit
for CRS21

Add an extension kit to your new CRS21 to provide additional ballistic coverage.  Press both release buckles to flip down the the panel extension. The extension is secured to the bottom of the CRS21 with 5 malice clips creating a hinge to provide a total coverage length of approx. 30" (2" armor overlap provided). The extension kit can be ordered with pistol or rifle rated ballistic panel inserts.  Patent Pending.

Boydd CRS Ballistic Shield Patented Flip Panel Extension