The patented NuttyBuddy Ballistic Cup is essential protective equipment that is required when entering a hostile environment. It is designed to protect the groin against bullets, fragments and other impacts. The NuttyBuddy Ballistic cup follows the same anatomical design as the original NuttyBuddy. This design allows the cup to shape to the body to deliver comfort, and in addition there is a "tail" that resides between the legs to center the cup during activity and provide protection under the groin area.
About the Cup
NuttyBuddy originated as an athletic cup and was invented and patented by Mark Littell after he learned that nearly 50% of his athletes refused to wear athletic cups because they said that the only available cups were uncomfortable and restrictive. He created a premier athletic cup with a patented design that is anatomically shaped to conform to the male body providing unprecedented levels of comfort and protection. After all, the most important thing is to "protect the boys". The patented NuttyBuddy has won multiple awards for its comfort, design and protection and has become a staple for athletes all over the world. NuttyBuddy's safety gear protects the boys while playing baseball, softball, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, football, martial arts, paintball or other contact sports. NuttyBuddy is now expanding their market into the law enforcement and Military fields by creating the world's first ballistic cup!
How was The NuttyBuddy Ballistic tested?
The ballistic resistant NuttyBuddy was shot with the NIJ IIIA threats, the 44 magnum round and the 9mm round at the specified velocities of 1400 to 1460 ft./sec. The IIIA specification is the highest handgun protection level for the certification of NIJ ballistic vests. The NuttyBuddy easily stopped these rounds. The shooting is indicative of the high ballistic resistance of the NuttyBuddy. The velocities of both bullets are significantly higher than the muzzle velocity of factory rounds fired from handguns and, in the case of the 9mm, machine guns.
The patented NuttyBuddy Ballistic cup will be manufactured by ArmorSource. ArmorSource is a leading manufacturer of ballistic helmets, advanced head protection products, and other ballistic accessories. NuttyBuddy is partnering with ArmorSource to utilize their expertise in their development and design of composite materials, coupled with years of ballistic product design experience, which has enabled ArmorSource to offer innovative and unique solutions in ballistic groin products. Our first priority is the protection, functionality, and comfort of the soldiers, police, and security personnel who depend on their products for safety.
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Comfort and protection are the two critical components of the NuttyBuddy Cup. Here is how we have reached those goals with The NuttyBuddy Ballistic cup:
- The ballistic resistant NuttyBuddy was shot with the NIJ IIIA threats, the 44 magnum round and the 9mm round at the specified velocities of 1400 to 1460 feet/sec. The NuttyBuddy easily stopped these rounds.
- Tested with kicks, slides, lateral movement, speed running, sharp corner cutting, impact resistance, stopping, jumping and ballistic movement
- Cradles the anatomy to fit and absorb hard blistering blows
- Cushioned edge that is molded and built in to match the cup's thickness. This aids in comfort and in allowing the cup to move with the body
- The "tail" resides between the legs to center the cup during activity and protect under the groin in case of fragmentation