A ballistic vest does not stop a bullet to the neck, face, or head. The Trooper ballistic shield, however, is designed to do so. In the time it takes to draw your gun out of your holster and fire, the other hand can open the Trooper ballistic shield with one finger pulling on the pull ring. Upon opening, the viewport enables easy viewing and aiming at the assailant. To increase usefulness, the main handle contains 1.8 ounces of law enforcement-grade pepper spray and the backside can be used as a legal-sized clipboard. Inside is enough room for an iPad or netbook PC.