AR550 Multi-Curve Steel Body Armor Plates
- AR550 Level III+ Steel Body Armor Panel
- Ergonomic Multi-Curve design at no extra cost
- Coated finish to protect steel from the elements (little to no spall protection) We highly recommend our PolyShield plates (product found here)
- Shooters Cut
- Rated and tested to: NIJ STD-0101.06 Level III and also special threats listed NIJ STD-0101.07 Draft RF2
- Proudly made in the U.S.A
We have gone above and beyond to bring you steel body armor of a HIGHER CALIBER.
This can be seen with our bend process, our fragmentation coating and our finishing details. This was the material that we started from and have the most experience with. We’ve seen it, done it, we’ve improved it.
Steel Body Armor provides great protection that can stop multiple projectile hits. We have been working with different levels of abrasion resistant (AR) ballistic steel for years and have not found a better product than our AR550 Steel Body Armor Plates. This armor is rated at a level III+ as it can defeat special threats like M855 rounds.
All of our steel plates come in one ergonomic curve option. We have worked with LE and first responders to design a curve that you can be comfortable wearing. We provide this at no additional cost. What is unique about the way that we bend our steel is important too. We have designed a press that creates a multi curve bend in ONE step. Why is this important? When you do multiple bends to achieve a multi curve, it puts extra strain on the plate which can weaken it. We have replicated the same curves that you have seen in multi curve ceramic armor for years.
Our aggressive Shooters Cut body armor plates shaves off weight while still providing enough coverage to protect your vital organs. Use our CaliberX™ Soft Armor Backers for even more protection and comfort.
Our standard AR550 plate comes coated to protect the plate from rust and the elements. One concern with Steel Armor is fragmentation containment. Some of that fragmentation is contained in the armor’s plate carrier, but there still is a risk of lethal shrapnel. We HIGHLY recommend our Caliber Anti-Spall add on. We have formulated an anti-spall coating specifically for our armor application, PolyShield. This addition to your steel plate gives you peace of mind when wearing steel armor.
Weights for AR550 Steel Body Armor:
10×12 – 7lbs 6oz Standard coating
Tested and verified to meet or exceed ballistic resistance as specified under NIJ Standard- 0101.06 Level III and also special threats tested included in the draft NIJ Standard- 0101.07 RF2.
Thickness dimensions are +-1/8 in. Width and length dimensions are +0.00 to 0.25 in. All weights are +- 5%.
Modular Operator Plate Carrier (MOPC) Gen II
Caliber Armor offers the Modular Operator Plate Carrier (MOPC) Gen II by Condor Outdoor because it one of the highest selling plate carriers on the market. For good reason, as it is widely used by law enforcement throughout our country. It is designed for modular attachments with MOLLE webbing on all sides as for functionality and operator mobility. The MOPC accepts Caliber Armor AR550 Steel Body Armor Plates in both 10” x 12” and 11” x 14”. If you are purchasing thicker composite/ceramic plates it accommodates 10”x 12” sizes. This plate carrier allows you to either use the full cummerbund or the internal waist strap for a scaled down system when needed.
- Emergency drag handle
- Removable low profile shoulder pads
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- MOLLE webbing for modular attachments
- Hook and loop webbing
- Front map pocket with snap, hook and loop closure
- Breathable 3D Mesh liner
- Adjustable cummerbund with built-in soft armor pockets
- Side release buckles
- Easy access plate pockets
- Ballistic plates/soft armor not included
Cummerbund Size: Adjustable from 40″ – 48″ (measure around your navel)
Accepts Caliber Armor AR550 Steel Plates in 10″ x 12″ and 11″x 14″ or any other ESAPI sizes up to 10.25″ x 13.25
Side plate capacity compatible with our CaliberX IIIA soft armor. This is a great option for side protection for a fraction of the weight. Learn more HERE
If you would like to run our AR550 side plates, this product can be found HERE. You will also need to purchase the VAS Side Plate Inserts found HERE if you want to run any kind of hard armor side plates.