FNH USA has tested the SS195LF, SS196
and SS197 products against NIJ Level IIIA soft body armor,
which is today’s benchmark in soft body armor technology.
The SS195LF, SS196 and SS197 did not penetrate the Level IIIA
soft body armor tested by FN Herstal.
As shown in a December 2004 study by the U.S. National Institute
of Justice (NIJ), many Level II and IIA soft body
armor are questionable and subject to penetration
by a wide variety of Class II commercial sporting ammunition.