• Maitre’ D Federal
  • Maitre’ D Federal

Maitre’ D Federal

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Maitre’ D Federal Ballistic Resistant Podium

The Maitre’ D Ballistic Resistant Podium can be used for a variety of requirements and situations.  Beautifully designed in the hardwood species of your choice with a black toe kick and matching center reveal that sets it off in a striking appearance.  This podium provides three-sided protection as the front and both sides are lined with the NIJ ballistic rated material of your choice.  The ballistic material is completely encased and concealed for a nice clean finished appearance inside and out.  The Maitre’ D Federal features three-sided ballistic protection, a smooth large laminate flat work surface, an abundant use of the solid hardwood species of your choice, a full depth fixed open access shelf, a full depth adjustable shelf, inset doors, grommets throughout for cable management, and heavy duty casters (4 total, 2 locking) for easy maneuverability.

Stand secure behind the protection of the Ambassador Federal.

Overall Dimensions:  49.5″w x 31.5″d x 46.5″h

Standard Features:

  • Choice of NIJ rated materials
    • NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
    • NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
    • NIJ IV (30-06 AP)
  • NIJ Protection on front and both sides for three-sided protection
  • Abundant use of your choice of hardwood species and stain color choice
    •  maple (honey)
    • cherry (dark)
    • oak (light, medium or dark)
    • mahogany (light, medium or dark)
    • *walnut (natural) – *upgrade option
  • Hardwood solids and veneers in the wood species of your choice with book match construction
  • Large flat laminate work surface perfect for writing and housing your equipment – includes hardwood pencil rail
  • Full depth open access shelf below work surface for quick convenient access to materials
  • Full depth adjustable shelf within bay area for versatile storage options
  • Inset doors add to the clean lines of this podium
  • Grommet holes throughout the podium for cable management
  • Heavy duty casters (4 total, 2 locking) allow the unit to glide across the floor with ease
  • Custom crate lined with foam board to protect the unit during transport – Ships fully assembled and ready for use

Protection Level:
NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
NIJ Level IV (30-06 AP)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0108.01 Ballistic Level Breakdown

Rating Ammunition Weight
Number of
Level I .22 long rifle high velocity lead 40 2.6 320 +/- 12 1050 +/- 40 5
Level I .38 special round nose lead 158 10.2 259 +/- 12 850 +/- 50 5
Level IIA .357 mag. jacketed soft poin 158 10.2 381 +/- 15 1250 +/- 50 5
Level IIA 9mm full metal jacket 124 8.0 322 +/- 12 1090 +/- 40 5
Level II .357 mag. jacketed soft poin 158 10.2 425 +/- 15 1395 +/- 40 5
Level II 9mm full metal jacket 124 8.0 358 +/- 12 1175 +/- 40 5
Level IIIA .44 mag. lead semi-wadcutter gas checked 240 15.55 426 +/- 15 1400 +/- 50 5
Level IIIA 9mm full metal jacket 124 8.0 426 +/- 15 1400 +/- 50 5
Level III 7.62mm (.308 Winchester) full metal jacket 150 9.7 838 +/- 15 2750 +/- 50 5
Level IV .30-06 armor piercing 166 10.8 868 +/- 15 2850 +/- 50 1

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The following items are some basic questions to ask when preparing your Defenshield order.

What is the nature of the threat – small arms, rifle rounds, armor piercing, IED blast?

Will the unit be used indoors or outdoors?

Will the unit be used for riot control or hostage negotiations?

Do you require conspicuous deterrence or camouflage?

Will the unit need to match the aesthetics of it’s surroundings – wood or stone finishes?

Will you need traffic control signage, unit logos or law enforcement badges displayed on the unit?

What is the size of the space where the unit will be used?

Will the unit need to fit through doorways, into elevators?

What are you protecting – people, objects?

(For maximum blast mitigation, units must be secured or lagged.)

What surface are you using the unit on – gravel, dirt road, finished concrete, wood floor?

Will the unit be frequently relocated?

Will you be transporting the unit over long distances or within a few feet?

The Defenshield product line is available to U.S. Federal agencies through GSA Advantage (GS-07F-5660-P) and to state, local and municipal law enforcement under the Cooperative Purchasing Program.