Adept Armor The NovaSteel Buckler

Adept Armor The NovaSteel Buckler

*Manufacturer's Lead Time: Estimated at 6 - 8 weeks.

The NovaSteel Buckler is a lightweight ballistic shield that offers rapidly deployable protection for the vulnerable parts of the face, neck, upper torso, and arms.  As such, it quite literally fills the gap left by contemporary body armor and helmet systems.

Easy to stow, carry, and use — and compatible with a wide variety of lights and other accessories — the NovaSteel Buckler provides a reliable defense from handgun, edged weapon, blunt impact weapon, and animal attacks, and can double as an extremely effective compliance weapon.  It is especially well-suited for use in home defense scenarios.


  • Diameter: 12.2″
  • Weight:  3 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Threat Level: IIIA / VPAM-3

Standard features:

  • Level IIIA protection
  • Advanced alloy construction
  • Ambidextrous
  • Rugged and durable handle

Ballistic Resistance Test

.44 Mag, 240-gran SJHP

9-mm, 124-grain FMJ

.357 Mag, 158-grain FMJ

Revival of the Ancient Form

The buckler is not a new concept.  It is so old that its origins are lost to history.  Bucklers are plainly visible in carvings from Sumeria, Ur, and Babylon.  Greek Peltasts were named after their shields, peltae, which in many cases resembled bucklers.  Roman gladiators called Hoplomachi were equipped with bucklers, which they frequently used as offensive weapons.  And bucklers have seen extensive use from the fall of Rome through the early modern era, a thorough review of which is freely available online.

As the age of gunpowder and duelists developed, some would say devolved, into an age of industrialized warfare, bucklers gradually fell out of favor and eventually disappeared entirely.  Modern ballistic shields owe nothing of their form or function to it. This is an oversight that must be corrected, for the form of the buckler makes it a uniquely useful and versatile implement today — especially when it is made of an advanced ballistic steel alloy.

Uniquely Versatile

Though relatively small at 12.2″ in diameter, the buckler is designed to be held away from the body, and as such it can protect a significantly larger area than its size conveys. Held properly, at arm’s length, it offers a much larger area of protection than most armor plates or vests, and can protect areas that are typically unarmored, like the neck and face.  

Ballistic Buckler

The NovaSteel Buckler is light enough to benefit from its user’s autonomic startle-flinch response — and, with some training, can reliably be properly positioned to protect its wearer from harm.

And as the bucklers of olden times were designed to be used alongside the sword, so the NovaSteel Buckler is designed to be used alongside a handgun.  Supported on the buckler’s flat shoulder, handguns are stabilized, and the user’s most vulnerable parts are covered and protected.

Furthermore, the NovaSteel Buckler can be used as an offensive weapon in its own right and particularly excels as a non-lethal compliance weapon.  It was designed with this use in mind.  

The NovaSteel Buckler is an effective, durable, versatile, and inexpensive ballistic shield.

Ballistic Buckler


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We back all our products with a customer satisfaction guarantee, so we created a fair return and cancellation policy.

All sales are final. No Refunds, No Cancellations. In most cases, once the order is processed, it is final and not cancellable. We may allow exceptions due to an order error or wish to return your order after delivery for any reason other than a product defect or misrepresentation. Any cancellation request is subject to an administration and cancellation fee equal to 10% of your order with a minimum of $35, whether order shipment is successful or not. 

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At Bulletproof Zone, we ensure that you get the absolute best prices for Bulletproof Vests, Plate Carriers, Bulletproof Clothing, Bulletproof Backpacks, as well as other tactical gear and safety products, all while ensuring the highest quality.

For us, providing products of the highest quality is unnegotiable. As always, high-quality products do not come cheap, but we ensure that it is reasonably priced using our exclusive contracts with the best protective product manufacturers.

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. To show our confidence in our prices, we offer a price guarantee to our customers. If you find out within six months from your purchase of an item that our company offered an item for a price higher than our competition, we will refund the difference. 

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    Why Bulletproof Zone?

    At Bulletproof Zone, we are passionate about protecting lives. Every piece from our catalog is designed and rigorously tested to provide the highest quality of protection you need from firearms, explosives or even close quarters combat.

    We’ve partnered with various manufacturers that operate within the United States under a strict set of guidelines both on a national and corporate level so that when you shop with us, you will be able to select from the highest quality body armor, ballistic plates and tactical gear available on the market.

    Whether you are a military service member looking to find your own gear, a professional that operates in the security field, or an avid firearms enthusiast that capitalizes the importance of safety when shooting, our tactical gear will provide you the level of protection you need.

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