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- AR550 Level III+ Steel Body Armor Plate (available in 8×10, 10×12 and 11×14)
- Sold in singles
- Ergonomic Single Press Multi-Curve design at no extra cost
- Special PolyShield Spall Protection Coating
- Shooters Cut
- Rated and tested to: NIJ STD-0101.06 Level III and special threats listed on the new NIJ STD-0101.07 Draft 2
- Proudly made in Louisville, Kentucky, 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 protection coating and our finishing details. This was the material that we started with back in 2012 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 PolyShield Spall Protection. Caliber Armor has years of experience with specialty coatings and has formulated an anti-spall coating specifically for our armor application. This addition to your steel plate gives you peace of mind when wearing steel armor.
Weights for AR550 Steel Body Armor:
10 x 12 – 8 lb 7 oz with PolyShield Spall Protection
8 x 10 – 5 lb 14.8 oz with PolyShield Spall Protection
11 x 14 – 9 lb 13.3 oz with PolyShield Spall Protection
Fitment for Plate Carriers(plate carriers we found that work with our plates):
*MOST PLATE CARRIERS WILL HOLD OUR 10X12 PLATES*
- Crye Precision JPC 2.0
- 221B Tactical QRF Low Visibility Minimalist Plate Carrier
- Condor MOPC
- Condor Sentry Plate Carrier
- Agilite K19
- 5.11 Tactec Plate Carrier
- Chase Tactical MEAC Armor Plate Carrier
Tested and verified to meet or exceed ballistic resistance as specified under NIJ Standard- 0101.06 Level III and also tested to with special threats from the new NIJ Standard- 0101.07 Rifle 2.
Thickness dimensions are +-1/8 in. Width and length dimensions are +0.00 to 0.25 in. All weights are +- 5%.
EAR & ITAR NOTICE:
Caliber Armor Level III rifle rated ballistic rifle plates are under control of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and administered under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and remain subject to the export control laws of the U.S . Government. Export or retransfer of Level III Rifle Plates by any means to any foreign end user, or for any other end user, whether in the U.S., or abroad without the written approval of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is prohibited.
Caliber Armor Level IV rifle rated body armor plates fall under the jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and are subject to eth export control laws of the U. S. government. Export or transfer of Level IV Rifle Plates by any means to any foreign end user, or for any other end use, whether in the U.S. or abroad, without written approval of the U. S. Department of State is prohibited.
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