Originally posted by Igotdild4u: I feel like its purely a balancing thing. It is stupid and more than likely would be the other way around if anything since those shields are pretty much made for melee attacks and small arms fire.
Yeah, it's literally just a balancing thing. If shields were countered by bullets, then they would be incredibly weak. I know players feel shields aren't in the best spot currently, but them being countered by ballistics would undoubtedly make things worse.