Baker Batshield® Ballistic Shields

Each model of Baker Batshield® patented ballistic shields are comprised of three separate proprietary hard composite NIJ level IIIA armor panels. Compact when folded and presenting a commanding appearance upon opening, the three overlapping multi-curved armor panels provide protective wrap-around ballistic cover to the armed responder on the move.


Our Most Popular Model of Baker Batshield®

Designed to protect solo responders to an active shooter. The PatrolBat is the smallest sized model of Baker Batshield. Manufactured using proprietary Aramid Reinforced Composite (ARC) armor panels, the PatrolBat offers budget-strapped agencies low acquisition costs without sacrificing performance!


More Protection, Lighter Weight

Ideal for patrol or tactical use. The ResponderBat is the lightest weight Baker Batshield. The ballistic component is 100% polyethylene composite - the world’s lightest weight hard armor material. The ResponderBat is the personal favorite of inventor and ballistic shield expert, Al Baker.


The Largest Baker Batshield®

Designed specifically to give the “high-speed” option to tactical operators tasked with a hostage rescue or neutralization of an active shooter(s). The armored component is 100% polyethylene composite - the world’s lightest weight hard armor material.



  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Threat Level Type IIIA

  • Two hands on the weapon for accurate delivery of firepower

  • Allows use of a long-gun or handgun

  • Integrated Bungee/Lanyard support system eliminates fatigue during long-term use

  • Can be positioned for hands-free wear on the users’ front or back torso

  • Natural centerline aiming – increasing accuracy

  • Exceptional visibility while on the move & using weaponry

  • Easy & intuitive to use – seamlessly integrates into established weapons training protocols

  • Dynamic force-on-force scenarios verify increased officer safety & effectiveness

  • Wrap-around ballistic coverage – excellent head, neck & torso protection from unseen threats

  • Flared outboard wing edges protect second/third responders

  • Non-ricochet – composite armor absorbs multiple rounds eliminating splash or spalling

  • No trauma – absorbs projectile impacts without pain maximizing appropriate response

  • Absorbs hits & bumps without torquing – stay focused & aimed on threat

  • Battle hardened construction to stay in the fight

  • Foldable for compact storage – instantly springs open when needed

  • Available with optional LED Lighting