The AS500 is a uniquely designed ballistic shield that is extremely lightweight and intuitive to use. Its flat designed is ideal for portability and can be easily stowed in the trunk of police vehicles or SUV compartments without taking up valuable space. With the integrated sewn in handles, end users can hold the shield in four different positions that is ergonomically correct and decreases fatigue during long period of use. It can also be used as a body bunker or protective barrier when conducting explosive entries. The AS500 Ballistic Shield also has three rows of PALS webbing to attach external load bearing equipment on the bottom of the shield making it one of the most versatile and easy to use ballistic shields out on the market.