Safariland's new MN01 Type IIA ballistic vest introduces the Monarch Series as part of the Second Chance brand. Tested against the .9mm & .40 caliber threats, the MN01 satisfies the NIJ-06 standard. The MN01 is a hybrid design of multiple types of ballistic-resistant material. Safariland's application of Curv technology along the sternum, spinal cord, and lower torso in the armor design helps provide increased blunt trauma protection, while Honeywell's Gold Shield is a shielded aramid that increases ballistic performance, along with improved chemical, environmental, and water resistance.