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Bulletproof laptop bag can stop a .44 Magnum round

The Savior MTS can withstand a .44 Magnum round
The Savior MTS can withstand a .44 Magnum round
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The Savior MTS can carry a handgun
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The Savior MTS can carry a handgun
The Savior MTS is designed for a number of situations
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The Savior MTS is designed for a number of situations
The Savior MTS has Velcro tabs for identification
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The Savior MTS has Velcro tabs for identification
The Savior MTS in a law enforecement situation
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The Savior MTS in a law enforecement situation
The Savior MTS is light enough for a child to handle
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The Savior MTS is light enough for a child to handle
Deploying the Savior MTS at home
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Deploying the Savior MTS at home
The Savior MTS can be handled with left or right hand
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The Savior MTS can be handled with left or right hand
The Savior MTS uses laminated Kevlar
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The Savior MTS uses laminated Kevlar
The Savior MTS can withstand a .44 Magnum round
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The Savior MTS can withstand a .44 Magnum round
The Savior MTS is 3-ft long
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The Savior MTS is 3-ft long
The Savior MTS in action
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The Savior MTS in action
The Savior MTS shielding a car
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The Savior MTS shielding a car
Side view of the Savior MTS
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Side view of the Savior MTS
The Savior MTS deployed
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The Savior MTS deployed
The Savior MTS showing handle
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The Savior MTS showing handle
The Savior MTS has reinforced grips
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The Savior MTS has reinforced grips
The Savior MTS side view
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The Savior MTS side view
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The Savior MTS can withstand knife attacks
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The Savior MTS can withstand knife attacks
The Savior MTS has a pocket for additional plate protection
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The Savior MTS has a pocket for additional plate protection
The Savior MTS strong point
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The Savior MTS strong point
The Savior MTS looks like a laptop bag
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The Savior MTS looks like a laptop bag
The Savior MTS allows access to weapons
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The Savior MTS allows access to weapons
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The Savior MTS folded
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The Savior MTS folded
The Savior MTS in dignitary protection
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The Savior MTS in dignitary protection
The Savior MTS in law enforcement use
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The Savior MTS in law enforcement use
The Savior MTS can awrd off blows and knives
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The Savior MTS can awrd off blows and knives
The Savior MTS in workplace security
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The Savior MTS in workplace security
The Savior MTS is felxible enough to protect drivers
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The Savior MTS is felxible enough to protect drivers
The Savior MTS deployed inside a car
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The Savior MTS deployed inside a car
The Savior MTS can withstand a variety of ammunition
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The Savior MTS can withstand a variety of ammunition
The Savior MTS comes with a military-grade strap
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The Savior MTS comes with a military-grade strap
The Savior MTS protecting two poeple
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The Savior MTS protecting two poeple
The Savior MTS
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The Savior MTS
The Savior MTS warding off a blunt instrument
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The Savior MTS warding off a blunt instrument
The Savior MTS is designed to be inconspicuous
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The Savior MTS is designed to be inconspicuous

You know you're having a bad day when you wish you had a bulletproof laptop bag – as in proof against actual bullets. One such example of versatile urban luggage is the Savior Multi-Threat Shield (MTS) laptop bag, which unfolds in seconds into a shield that can stop a .44 Magnum round.

In a violent world, security is a major concern and those who are likely kidnapping or terrorist targets, or just need to go in harm's way, need real protection. This might mean something as odd as a bulletproof suit, but there are options more on the affordable and practical side.

The Savior MTS is designed by the Force Training Institute to be inconspicuous. It's a bit on the heavy side at 8 lb (3.6 kg), but looks like, and indeed is, a soft-sided laptop bag that can carry your computer or, given the territory, a handgun. The difference is that it can open in seconds into a 3-ft (1 m) long shield filled with laminated Kevlar.

The Savior MTS folded
The Savior MTS folded

According to Force Training, the Savior MTS has Level IIIA ballistic protection that can withstand repeated hits by handgun, shotgun, and pistol caliber sub-machine gun rounds, and can also ward off clubs, knives, and other assaults thanks to a Shock Pad and Kydex insert. It also has a pocket for an optional Savior Level III rifle plate for those worried about snipers.

The outside of the Savior MTS is 1680-Denier, water and abrasion resistant, lightweight, ballistic, triple-stitch nylon. In addition, it comes with a MIL-SPEC shoulder strap, so it can be used while leaving both hands free. It also has a Velcro loop that can hold identification patches saying POLICE or SECURITY when opened.

The Savior MTS can be handled with left or right hand
The Savior MTS can be handled with left or right hand

Force Training says that the Savior MTS is aimed at executive and dignitary protection, home defense, workplace security, law enforcement, and first responders. It comes in black and costs US$899. The company also offers training and instructor certification.

The video below introduces the Savior MTS laptop bag.

Source: Force Training Institute

MTS™ Multi-Threat Shield

8 comments
Germano Pecoraro
The idea is not bad, but I find too simplistically all scenarios. I have doubts about the real use in case of aggression with a knife or with an iron. Also about the ability to protect two or three people is too optimistic, then a woman and two children (!?).
Booleanboy
I think If I ever needed to use one of these I'd be wishing I'd sprung for a laptop with a 50" display!
Chris Goodwin
"A few seconds." Assailant with pistol will have to get really close. Bullet speed ? Number of seconds to impact ? I think not. Assailant armed with rifle will have to stand off, in discreet position, out of sight, take time, take aim, and shoot. Velocity of bullet greater. Bullet travels faster than sound. First you are dead, then you hear the bullet, (except that you are dead already,) then you have "a few seconds" to deploy your protection, (except ...) I still think not. But I am not executive: nor dignified: so, why worry?
MBadgero
Chris, everyone should have Jack Bauer's laptop bag, and James Bond's car and fight like Bruce Lee and drive like Jimmie Johnson. Not just executives and dignitaries.
Jeff Rosati
Marketing to the paranoid rich guy ... brilliant.
Bob
Good idea for some purposes but 8 pounds is way too heavy to carry around all day or even for a few hours.
Scott Burton
Stopping a .44 Magnum round is not that difficult. However it is very likely that the impact of this round will bend the panel or force you to drop the bag.
RESISTANCE
Snipers are trained to go for a general head or a brain stem shot. So unless you have your head in the bag, it's pretty useless. Also they would most likely being using some type of armor piercing bullet. If you require this level of security, then most likely you would have front, rear and side bodyguards. I could see this being useful for Secret Service or undercover officers.
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