I have zero interest in wearing body armor or carrying a shield around with me in civilian life. However, it has occurred to me that a ballistic shield might possibly have some value at home. Weight would not be an issue, especially at home in a static scenario, nor would it need to be particularly maneuverable. I'm thinking of a hide in bed room behind shield and call for help scenario, not a go find the bad guy scenario. Yeah, I could throw on some armor but that still leaves large portions of my body exposed + again this would be for static use.