The SOB M1™ is an armored defensive position rated to defeat high powered rifle rounds. It is designed for efficient mobility and transport. Because it can be quickly disassembled it can easily be transported in a vehicle and can be stored in a more compact form.
This is a modular system with four individual components (1 chassis, 1 viewport panel, 2 central armor panels, 4 optional side armor panels). The components fit together securely using a proprietary fastening system. No tools are required for assembly, and there are no loose nuts, bolts, or fasteners to fumble around with. A trained operator can completely assemble the system in 60 seconds or less.
Four side panels or "wings" can be instantly extended for extra frontal coverage, or retracted to increase lateral coverage or to pass through doors. The upper wings also have a carry handle allowing the wings to be quickly removed and used as hand-carry shields. A hinged toe plate protects feet and ankles and defends against skip rounds. As with all SOB defense systems, the viewport and bolt faces are certified to the same ballistic rating as the surrounding armor. The system rolls on 8" diameter solid double wheels with 360° steering capability; steering can be locked independently on each wheel to suit various situations. Wheels are tested and proven to remain functional after taking multiple gunshots.
When removed the center armor panels and viewport panel can be stowed and transported in the chassis itself while side panels are stored in a rolling case.
Ballistic Options (NIJ 0108.01)
Total Armor Area
Overall Height: 74 in (188 cm)
Overall Width: 25.5 - 42 in (65 - 107 cm)
Overall Length: 40 in (102 cm)
Stowed: 38.5 x 25.5 x 32.5 in (98 x 65 x 83 cm)
Side Panel Case: 37 x 21 x 16 in (94 x 54 x 41 cm)
Wheel Diameter: 8 in (20.3 cm)
|Level 3 Plus||Level 4|
|Entire System:||324 lbs (147 kg)||484 lbs (220 kg)|
|Chassis:||100 lbs (45 kg)||126 lbs (57 kg)|
|Center Panels (2):||32 lbs (15 kg) each||52 lbs (24 kg) each|
|Viewport Panel:||44 lbs (20 kg)||62 lbs (28 kg)|
|Side Panels (4):||29 lbs (13 kg) each||49 lbs (22 kg) each|
Standard signage is “POLICE” unless otherwise specified when ordering.
Finish: Black Powder Coat