Caliber AV2 DV8 – RF2 Body Armor Package

From $714.56


Introducing the first fully configurable plate carrier offered by Caliber Armor. Meet the DV8 Plate Carrier with AV2 Body Armor. Now you don’t have to suffer with your low profile shooters cut plates in a plate carrier that is designed for thick SAPI cut plates. You can choose have your shooters cut in the front for optimal mobility and have your SAPI style 10×12 plate in the back for more coverage, all the while your plate carrier fits your low profile plates like a glove. This plate carrier has been a long time in the making. We wanted to get everything just right. We worked with Army Vets, LEO, and took our customers feedback. We designed this carrier with YOU in mind.

The DV8 Plate Carrier is designed for your low profile Caliber Armor body armor plates. Made for our RF2 AV2, Armor options.

Caliber Armor DV8 Plate Carrier is designed and fully manufactured in the USA. The DV8 Carrier is Berry Compliant.

The DV8 comes standard with front and back plate bag of your choice and configuration. Carrier comes with  a 4″ elastic cummerbund to keep the carrier low profile and is easily configurable with other cummerbund options. Included you will receive a two QASM modular placard to add your favorite mag and storage attachments to the carrier.

Colors: Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Wolf Gray, and MultiCam

  • Caliber Armor AV2 Alloy Body Armor Panel available in 10×12 (Shooters and SAPI Style Cut) and 11×14 Shooters Cut
  • Ergonomic Multi-Curve design at no extra cost
  • Advanced PolyShield Anti-Fragmentation Coating
  • Rated and tested to exceed NIJ STD-0101.07 RF2 plus special threats
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A

    Caliber Armor AV2 Ballistic Insert. We keep going above and beyond to bring you body armor of a higher caliber

This can be seen with our bend process, our fragmentation coating and our finishing details. We are proud to be the first company to bring an advanced steel body armor plate with a true multi-curve achieved with one press. Now we have a new and improved rifle plate using ultra hard alloy that can achieve the coveted NIJ-RF2 stopping power rating.

For years, the industry has been anticipating the new NIJ 0101.07 standard that finally attempts to bridge the gap between 0101.06 Level 3 and Level 4. In the current standard level 3 rating the test is six shots of 7.62 x 51mm M80 FMJ at 2,780 ft/s. From there the next level is 4, which is 30-06 M2 AP at 2880 ft/s. What about everything in-between? The body armor industry has largely adopted the term Level 3+ or Level 3++, which is up to the manufacturers interpretation but generally means that it will stop higher velocity 5.56mm rounds and AK 7.62 x 39 steel core projectiles.

The AV2 body armor plate comes standard with advanced PolyShield Anti-Spall coating. With a competitive price point, only half inch thin and weighing in at just 7.2 lbs, the AV2 armor plate is a superior option for your bulletproof vest that will last a lifetime. No more replacing your team’s armor set ups every five years or spending extra funds on x-ray requirements during turnover. The AV2 plate will stop everything that you throw at it. See full multi hit body armor product specs HERE.

We have tried several different thicknesses, varied materials, and heat-treating processes to evaluate if we can make an alloy product that can achieve this speed so that we can certify to the new spec. After three years of testing, we have found our solution, Caliber Armor AV2. Our objectives were to exceed the ballistic requirements of the draft RF1 and RF2 and to reduce weight. We have pushed the speed on all the requirements. We have also tested other special threats like the M855 A1, and 7.62 x 54mm R. We shaved off a pound from our AR550 and kept the thinness that creates an extremely ergonomic option for our customers.

Weights for AV2 Plate with PolyShield Spall Protection:

10 x 12 – Shooters Cut Plate: 7 lbs

10 x 12 -SAPI Cut Plate: 7.5 lbs

11 x 14 – Shooters Cut Plate 8 lbs


Hard Armor Fit Guide

AV2 Body Armor Tech Sheet


Official ballistic test reports available upon request.


Tested and verified to meet or exceed ballistic resistance as specified under NIJ Standard- 0101.06 Level III, NIJ Standard- 0101.07 RF2 and also tested to with special threats M855-A1 and 7.62 x 54mmR

Additional information

Plate Configuration

Shooters Cut Front & Back, SAPI Cut Front and Back, Shooters Cut Front & SAPI Cut Back, 11×14 XL Shooters Cut Front & Back


Black, Coyote Tan, Ranger Green, Wolf Gray, MultiCam

Product Guide

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