Adept Armor Introduce the NovaSteel Ballistic Buckler

Rooted in Ancient History but Built for the 21st Century, Adept Armor’s NovaSteel Buckler shield fills the gap left by contemporary body armor and helmet systems.

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Adept Armor’s new NovaSteel Ballistic Buckler

Tulsa, Okla. ( – Adept Armor, an armor system engineering firm, has just released its new NovaSteel Buckler Shield.

The lightweight ballistic shield 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 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 a 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.

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

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Adept Armor NovaSteel Ballistic Buckle

Weighing in at just 3 lbs., the NovaSteel Buckler offers a Level IIIA/VPAM-3 protection. Constructed from an advanced alloy, it features a rugged and durable handle, a nylon carry strap, a Velcro patch for ID or light, and an optional lightweight LED shield light with a strobe function. The ambidextrous ability of the NovaSteel Buckler Shield allows it to be easily switched between hands when in combat and can be used by both left and right-handed users.

Though relatively small at 12.2 in. in diameter, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield 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 typically unarmored areas, like the neck and face. 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.

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Adept Armor NovaSteel Ballistic Buckle

As the bucklers of olden times were designed to be used alongside the sword, so the NovaSteel Buckler Shield is designed to be used alongside a handgun. Supported on the NovaSteel Buckler Shield’s flat shoulder, handguns are stabilized, and the user’s most vulnerable parts are covered and protected. Furthermore, the NovaSteel Buckler Shield 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. MSRP is $195.

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About Adept Armor:

Adept Armor is a materials engineering and industrial design firm that focuses on the development of technologically advanced body armor solutions for the world’s elite fighting forces.  Pioneering the development of novel titanium, steel, ceramic, and UHMWPE-based systems, Adept is spearheading technological development in the armor sector — and produces uncompromising armor for special circumstances.

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I don’t pretend to be, or think of myself as an operator. I don’t envision myself in a sustained shoot out with imagined enemies.This will however look really keen at the next protest. Ever wonder why leftists want to disarm us?


Yeah, it’ll look keen on the police who are guarding protesting leftists against you because police work for the government which embraces leftism and wants to disarm you.


This looks like an awesome idea. They could make it taller and it would make a great rifle rest. Think kite shield.


All it needs now is RED-WHTE-BLUE paint like Captain Americas shield.
The Feds will wait a few years till a million or two are sold then reclassify it as a weapon or body armor (not legal for the law abiding American citizen in their eyes) or whatever THEY feel like at the time, slap a $200 tax stamp on it and confiscate OR fine/charge us as they do usually to make HUGE $$$ illegally and unconstitutionally. They will be tracked for sure.
It’s all a POWER and MONEY thing to the ATF/Dem/Biden Boys.
FACT !!!


This is a silly product, only marginally useful for despotic storm troopers, and police militarized against the People, which is exactly the intended audience.

Just look at the garb in that product photo even. This seems like a prop for a dystopian future sci-fi movie.


Well aren’t you a party pooper


On this one. I just really don’t like companies who empower despots against the People. Most of us are into firearms for the opposite purpose, which is the spirit of 2A.


Look at all you of silly boomercon fudds who love the cops who oppress you while you make a fake flap about caring for freedom. Torries all. The forefathers of this country would be ashamed of you.


It’s ok though. My ammo sails through 3A armor anyway.