Man this thing is sturdy! They said it's 18ga, but mine measures .0625~, which is closer to 16 gauge, so no complaints there! Fit and function are great, awesome!
This is the first shield I have ever owned, and I love it! It is made out of a good steel and is a great size for maneuver ability. Comes with decient heavy grade leather straps. I look forward to customizing this wonderful piece of equipment! Thanks for giving me a good start MRL!