BallisticDefend™ Security Glazing

BallisticDefend™ bullet resistant security glazing is created for use across sectors – Government, K-12 & Higher Education Schools, Corporate Base Build, Mixed Use Retail, and more. BallisticDefend™ is multi-ply glass clad polycarbonate security glazing with glass on the attack-side and abrasion resistant polycarbonate on the safe-side, and is produced in three strength levels that meet UL 752 Levels I and III.

All levels of BallisticDefend™ are available with fire-rated glazing options, as well as one-way vision solutions and other decorative options to support occupant wellness. Meet multi-performance code requirements while supporting occupant wellness, maximizing both safety and aesthetic design considerations.

Not sure what your project requires? We offer customized support to fit your needs, and dedicated staff with over three decades of security glazing and interlayer/ lamination experience.

Remember, no glass is bulletproof – but BallisticDefend™ security glazing is tested to meet the highest possible level of bullet resistance standards according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

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BallisticDefend™ bullet resistant security glazing is created for use across sectors – Government, K-12 & Higher Education Schools, Corporate Base Build, Mixed Use Retail, and more.

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We offer customized support to fit your needs, and dedicated staff with over three decades of security glazing and interlayer/ lamination experience. Callemail, or submit a quote request online. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Technical Details & Performance

Product NameBallistic PerformanceApplicable StandardsMinimal Thickness (inches)Nominal Thickness (inches)Max Thickness (inches)Weight
7/8“ BallisticDefend 1-GCPUL 752 Level I – 9mm Full Metal Copper Jacket with Lead Core; No Spall / No PenetrationANSI Z97.1 (Safety Cat I & II); ASTM C1036; ASTM C13490.824”0.891”.956”9.82 lbs/ft²
1-1/4“ BallisticDefend 3-GCPUL 752 Level III – 44 Magnum Lead Semi-Wadcutter Gas Checked. No Spall / No PenetrationANSI Z97.1 (Safety Cat I & II), ASTM C1036, ASTM C13491.149” 1.24”1.33”13.83 lbs/ft²

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We are McGrory Glass. Family-owned since 1984. Over 200,000 SF of manufacturing & fabrication facilities in 2022.

The McGrory Glass Defend™ line of life-safety glazing offers a wide selection of performance-related, threat-protection, security glazing and fire-rated products that protect against fire, human invaders, and ballistic weapons.

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