AR500 Armor® Patented Hybrid 11" x 14" ASC IIIA Soft Body Armor
AR500 Armor® Hybrid IIIA Soft Body Armor utilizes the latest in ultra-light, thin, high strength, and flexible materials to create a 1lb armor system ranking amongst the lightest and best performing soft body armor in the industry. Constructed from Honeywell Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®, and DuPont™ Kevlar®, we've harnessed the full ballistic capabilities of these materials maximizing synergy between components creating the ultimate Hybrid IIIA soft body armor panel.
When designing our Hybrid IIIA soft body armor we refused to sacrifice performance, comfort, or affordability. Our focus was to bridge the gap between performance and price point - no sacrifice on either end was acceptable. Our Hybrid soft body armor delivers and includes features only found in more expensive body armor. Our strategically placed low stich patterns on each sub-shoot pack improve performance without forfeiting flexibility and comfort. These unique patterns also aid in performance against back face deformation and edge shots. Our durable laminated antimicrobial Ripstop nylon cover improves longevity and lifespan of the armor by offering superior protection from the elements such as moisture and sweat, and is sonic welded for strength.
The end result is high performance light weight and flexible body armor that can be worn comfortably all day, every day, offered at the right price!
AR500 Armor® Hybrid IIIA soft body armor in our Extra Large 11" x 14" Patented Advanced Shooters Cut is compatible with nearly all plate carriers on the market that accept 11" x 14" hard or soft body armor.
Construction: Honeywell Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)
Size & Cut: 11" x 14" Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC), can be worn in conjunction with hard body armor plates
Threat Rating: Stand Alone and IIIA rated for pistol caliber threats up to .44 magnum
v50: .44 Magnum 240gr. SJHP, 1,732 feet per second
Warranty: 5 Years
AR500 Armor® Patented Hybrid 11" x 14" ASC IIIA Soft Body Armor Features:
- Lightweight design
- Ultra-Thin profile
- Stand Alone, IIIA rated for pistol calibers up to .44 Magnum
- Plate Carrier compatible
- Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) - US Patent # 9021621 B1, Dated May 5, 2015
- Works well with our 11X14 ASC Trauma Pad
- Industry leading material composition
- No sacrifice in performance, comfort, or price point!
- Strategic stitching improves overall performance
- Laminated Ripstop cover with sonic welded seams for added durability and strength
- Outperforms and is more flexible than more expensive panels!
- 100% Manufactured in the USA!
When researching soft body armor it's important to understand the differences in material and construction techniques. 100% Aramid, Kevlar, or single component constructed panels, for example, are often cost effective, but will be heavier, less flexible, and thicker. They also may not include many performance enhancing features such as sub-shoot pack reinforcement stitching or high quality nylon and seals which typically results in loss of performance, durability, and longevity of the armor.
|Armor Level||Level IIIA|
|Armor Threat Rating||Level IIIA multi-hit protection against .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets with a specified mass of 8.1 g (125 gr) and a velocity of 1470 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s) and with .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a specified mass of 15.6 g (24|
|Armor Construction Material||Honeywell Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)|
|Armor Shelf Life||5 Years|