AR500 Armor Patented Level III Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) - 10"x12"

SKU: AR500-ASC

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Estimated Lead Time: 4 Weeks

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AR500 Armor® Patented 10” x 12” Advanced Shooters Cut Level III Body Armor

Size & Cut: 10" x 12" Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC), can be worn in conjunction with soft body armor plates

Weight: 8lbs (± 5% due to hand spraying PAXCON base coat)

The AR500 Armor® spall & fragmentation mitigation coating is simply the best in the industry. PAXCON (a division of Line-X) is a military grade protective coating designed for spall and fragmentation containment. PAXCON protective coatings have been used to increase protection on the walls of the U.S. Pentagon. This Line-X coating completely seals our armor helping reduce spall and fragmentation; and additionally protects it from chemicals, liquids, and other harsh elements. This fully sealed design combined with our advanced ballistic plate result in the Strongest, most Reliable longer term, Maintenance Free body armor solution in the industry. More details on our PAXCON/Line-X spall and fragmentation mitigation protective coating can be found by Clicking Here.

Our body armor undergoes an extensive 4 stage cleaning, etching, and preparation process prior to application of our Line-X coating. This ensures maximum adhesion and helps mitigate “blow-outs” which are common in lesser quality coatings and improperly prepped and/or primed body armor alternatives.

AR500 Armor® Body Armor is manufactured and coated in-house 100% in the USA. We are an approved OEM applicator of PAXCON Line-X protective coatings.

AR500 Armor® body armor undergoes rigorous pre and post production certification, independent, and in-house ballistic resistant tests to level III standards. All body armor passes through multiple quality control checkpoints during our manufacturing process.

Additional

Free Shipping No
LeadTime 4 Weeks
Armor Level Level III
Armor Threat Rating Level III multi-hit protection against 7.62 mm FMJ, steel jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s).
Armor Dimensions 10"x12"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Armor Thickness 0.26"

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Review from MikeT Review by MikeT
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Got the curved plates front and rear. Comfortable and fit excellent in our plate carriers. Received reasonably quick (as promised). Very happy with the rig and plates. Have already recommended AR500 Armor to friends. (Posted on 8/13/2016)
Review from Justin Review by Justin
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AR500 is a top notch company. I can't say enough about them. There was a mistake with my order and before I had a chance to contact customer service they already had a replacement shipped via FedEx. These guys are great. (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from Raul Rivera Review by Raul Rivera
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Speedy shipping, even sooner than I expected actually, an amazing product, and overall great customer service. We need more companies to be like these guys. (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from jeff brown Review by jeff brown
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Outstanding product. (Posted on 2/22/2016)
Review from Wayne Ogilvy Review by Wayne Ogilvy
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This company seems to be great ! Every communication I've had with them was answered quickly and with professionalism and their products are great too ! (Posted on 1/31/2016)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
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Shipping was a little slow from ordering around the holidays, But is well worth the wait. AR 500 has an awesome product for a great price I would recommend this company's products to everyone (Posted on 1/27/2016)
Review from Kj Review by Kj
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Great, light weight, received fast!! (Posted on 1/26/2016)
Review from Brandyn Review by Brandyn
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Great American company producing a great product. The plates are high quality and fit my carrier perfectly. I will continue to purchase from AR500 for sure!!! (Posted on 1/10/2016)
Review from JS Review by JS
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Purchased curved plate ( front ) and flat trauma plate (back) Both came with the Linux coating looks and feels really durable. Not too heavy, probably 40-45 lbs. All together with all the other gear on my carrier. Definitely Recommend (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Review from Sgt. Tank Review by Sgt. Tank
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Takes a bit to receive product, but once I got them I was like a kid in a toy store!!!! Excellent product, great people!!! Keep up the great work!!!!! (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Review from James A. Brown Review by James A. Brown
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Very pleased with my purchase. The plates are slimmer than others which is great, nice when running Taco mag pouches. Great customer service and a great price point ! (Posted on 1/8/2016)
Review from Matt Review by Matt
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The ASC plates are among the best I have ever had! They are lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear! I am also amazed by the quality and speed of shipping (ordered on Black Friday and got them before Christmas WOW!!!) the customer service is outstanding as well. I am so impressed and will not hesitate to order more from this awesome company!!! Thank you!!! (Posted on 1/1/2016)
Review from Steve S. Review by Steve S.
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Ordered 2 Multi-Curve plates on Black Friday, had them about a week later (did not get the build-up, obviously). The workmanship looks to be excellent. Fit in my plate carrier perfectly. Very happy with the service. (Posted on 12/14/2015)
Review from Chris Pflager Review by Chris Pflager
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Good quality. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you! (Posted on 12/1/2015)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
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I like this plate, it fit the curve of my body so it doesnt look big and straight, very comfortabling to be wearing and warm. (Posted on 11/26/2015)
Review from gene Review by gene
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This is the second order I have placed from AR500 for active shooter kits for the ministry where I work. I hope I never have to post a review on how the plates worked for us. Excellent value I think, an excellent product from all the test videos I have watched. (Posted on 11/25/2015)
Review from Standing On 2nd Review by Standing On 2nd
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Tough, affordable, and comfortable. Shipping was relatively quick. Order accuracy was 100%, I couldn't be happier with AR500 as a customer. (Posted on 11/25/2015)
Review from Standing On 2nd Review by Standing On 2nd
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Tough, comfortable, and affordable. Shipping was relatively quick, order accuracy was 100%. I could not be happier. (Posted on 11/25/2015)
Review from Keith Review by Keith
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Amazing price, Superior Customer service. They actually go above and beyond for your needs. Extremely professional company. The Products are top notch. Your money will not be better spent anywhere else on the market.
(Posted on 11/24/2015)
Review from Toby Review by Toby
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Great fit in my CONDOR Gunner Lightweight Molle Vest. I pray I never need these, but I am happy to have these in case the need ever arises. (Posted on 10/8/2015)
Review from Tim Review by Tim
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Got my plates two weeks earlier than stated. Hope I never need them but it sure is nice having them just in case. At these prices, I will get some for the family. Thanks AR500 ARMOR. (Posted on 9/28/2015)
Review from Tony Review by Tony
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Good product. Can move well and preform actions easily without much restrictions. Light and thin enough to be worn for longer periods. (Posted on 9/24/2015)
Review from Nathan Review by Nathan
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Fits right in my CONDOR plate carrier. couldn't have asked for a better product. makes the job that much more easier having the piece of mind everyday that you're wearing a quality product (Posted on 9/10/2015)
Review from SDR Review by SDR
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Great product, took awhile to ship but of course they tell you that up front.
Impossible to beat the price.
Satisfied customer. (Posted on 9/5/2015)
Review from David Review by David
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Plates fit my Voodoo plate carrier like a dream. Just wore the vest all day last weekend and never got tired. Rode perfectly. And got it way under lead time so was very impressed! (Posted on 9/4/2015)
Review from Rodd Review by Rodd
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Great product, great price, it was well worth the wait. Fits comfortably and will be doing more business in the future! Thank you. (Posted on 8/30/2015)
Review from Riley Review by Riley
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Nothing matches the reliability and performance of AR500's plates. After seeing matchless test videos on YouTube, they underestimate their velocity rating on all plates. You get a huge bang for your buck (Posted on 8/23/2015)
Review from William Post Review by William Post
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It appears to be professionally manufactured. Looks like a great product. Attention to detail. I would purchase again but not ready to wait over 2 months. Satisfied. (Posted on 8/17/2015)
Review from Ty shreck Review by Ty shreck
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Great product got the flat plate only thing I would say is it's uncomfortable but the product is great (Posted on 8/14/2015)
Review from Andrew M. Review by Andrew M.
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The curved plates are very comfortable and although heavy when you hold them, individually they are very lightweight. Once you get them into one of the many plate carriers available you don't even notice your wearing them. They are well worth the worth the wait. (Posted on 8/13/2015)
Review from Kelly ßtramat Review by Kelly ßtramat
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Love the plate fits very well in my sentry carrier will be ordering another one very soon (Posted on 8/13/2015)
Review from Eric G Review by Eric G
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Well worth the wait! Fit perfectly in my 5.11 TacTec carrier, very user friendly and ergonomic. I feel much better knowing I'm covered with my AR500 Armor. I wear it out while running drills or even just hiking trails, it helps build strength and endurance while keeping me protected. I love my AR500 Armor! (Posted on 8/11/2015)
Review from Kenny Review by Kenny
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A++++ Product from a A++++ company. Only thing I regret is not getting the multi-curve. If you are buying for the front of a carrier, go with the multi-curve. I figured being of a slimmer build (6'0" 168lbs) I thought I could get away with having a flat chest plate due to not so much body fat and/or chest muscles. The edges of the plate stick out about a half inch from my body, making the multi-curve an option I wish I had spent the extra $$$ on getting. No worries though, I am very pleased with the plate and will just have to order another one (multi-curve) for the front and use this one for the back. Thanks again AR500! (Posted on 8/7/2015)
Review from GEORGE TRIMM Review by GEORGE TRIMM
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Plates fit perfectly in my Condor Sentry plate carrier. Good buy. Recommend for anyone in the high risk SAR/EMS community! (Posted on 8/3/2015)
Review from Dan Review by Dan
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Can't have asked for a better piece of body armour at a better price. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for quality amour at an affordable price. (Posted on 8/2/2015)
Review from AD Review by AD
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Purchased 1 multicurve and 1 flat, and it appears to be an extremely quality made plate. I have shown this to many of my friends and co-workers and they are impressed by both the quality as well as the video showing the abuse these plates can take.

(Posted on 8/2/2015)
Review from Micahel Gooch Review by Micahel Gooch
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Fantastic panels and excellent weight. A friend of mine tested them himself and I was sold on the panels immediately due to control over the spalling and fragmention of them is well controlled and next is the side panels and trauma pads for mine! (Posted on 7/27/2015)
Review from c stanley Review by c stanley
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Awesome fit and function, As Advertised.
I hope it will never have to be put to the test but I am confident, if needed, it will do what it was intended to do. Protect the user.. (Posted on 7/6/2015)
Review from Chief of Police Review by Chief of Police
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I ordered three sets of these. I'm very impressed with the product quality. Even more impressed with the people at AR500. We'll definitely be back. Honestly thought invest in a good carrier. If you're going from soft armor to this you will need to adjust a bit to the weight. (Posted on 7/1/2015)
Review from K.B Review by K.B
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Fit my beat up carrier perfectly. Plates are a little heavy but are exactly what I ordered. The Paxton Coating seemed to be applied well with no bubbling. I am a satisfied customer. (Posted on 6/28/2015)
Review from Matt Review by Matt
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These plates are just plain awesome, they are comfortable, not extremely heavy and priced right. AR500 does a great job at answering any questions i had. The wait time took a little longer but i guess you can't hurry quality. (Posted on 6/22/2015)
Review from Oday Review by Oday
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Good fitment into my Operator II carrier and nice fitment around the curvatures of the body! A+++++ (Posted on 6/5/2015)
Review from Paul A McElderry McElderry Review by Paul A McElderry McElderry
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Great Product at a great price!! I'll definitely be doing more business!!! (Posted on 6/4/2015)
Review from leo Review by leo
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Great product at a very affordable price very happy with it (Posted on 6/3/2015)
Review from James Manuel Review by James Manuel
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everything fit just as it should (Posted on 6/1/2015)
Review from Officer/ Spc. Coty brigham Review by Officer/ Spc. Coty brigham
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After wearing plates in the army, I decided to get some for my armed security job in east Ceveland, Ohio. The area is known for random or intentional shootings with anything from a 9mm. 45 ACP, 38/357, or the most recent was fully automatic AK-47 rifles. I was wearing a uniform style vest with lvl II Kevlar and decided to upgrade to something stronger. I spent a month or so researching the AR500 lvl III plates and decided that they were better than the expired armor that I was wearing. Now I have had to order one of the AR500 plate carriers because of how beat up the uniform vest is. I have received many compliments and positive remarks from wearing the plates and feel safer wearing them. THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR PRIOR MILITARY OR SECURITY/LAW ENFORCEMENT ECT. Good quality and very dependable. Thank you AR500 for supplying a good quality product and helping me feel safer at work.









(Posted on 5/26/2015)
Review from C. Oglesby Review by C. Oglesby
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Worth the wait for this product. Price is one of the best on the market and quality is top notch. couldn't be happier. (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Review from Tony F Review by Tony F
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Very user friendly with a long gun and I'm able to maneuver adequately with all of my tools. There was a slight hic-up with the order and it took a lot longer than expected but everything was ironed out well. Sorry to say this one of those product you hope to never use but I feel comfortable in that it will keep me safer. (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Review from Devin Review by Devin
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Exactly what I ordered! I could not be any happier with the product and the quality. I'm a Leo supervisor and started carrying this in the passenger seat. Never know when the poop will hit the fan, and I feel safer knowing it is there. (Posted on 5/14/2015)
Review from Thomis Jefferson 2 Review by Thomis Jefferson 2
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Works Perfectly. (Posted on 5/13/2015)
Review from Jesse M, AZ all the way Review by Jesse M, AZ all the way
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I love the plates, the reason I purchased from this company is because I had purchased a prior used plate and run tests on it myself. After shooting from ten feet with every caliber from .22LR through 7.62x54r I realized I wasn't gonna be breaking it.

Negatives-
1. Heavy
2. Don't make this fat boy look like a super sexy model.

Positives -
1. Heavy enough to stop most threats
2. Easy to utilize in a simple drop over rig
3. Stops everything up through 7.62x54r and likely higher as well.

Would I recommend? Of course, I always do! (Posted on 5/13/2015)
Review from anarchistken1187 Review by anarchistken1187
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Plain and simple no other manufacturer hold's a candle to the products produced by AR500. I have personally tested this product against competitive products and the armor that AR500 produces is the only armor I trust to save my life when it counts the most. (Posted on 5/7/2015)
Review from alex johnson Review by alex johnson
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Thank you. Great product (Posted on 5/4/2015)
Review from alex johnson Review by alex johnson
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Thanks! (Posted on 5/4/2015)
Review from Mark Review by Mark
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I ordered the square 10x12 plate for my back and the curved plate for my chest. The back plate arrived first, then the front plate arrived a few weeks later. Both plates arrived as advertised. Hope I never have to "test" them, but I'm glad I have them if needed! Do yourself a favor and get these plates-you'll be glad you did. (Posted on 4/28/2015)
Review from Caleb Review by Caleb
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Plates arrived as scheduled a little over 4 weeks so worth the wait plan on buying more excellent product (Posted on 4/28/2015)
Review from Cole B Review by Cole B
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These aren't nearly as heavy as the ceramic plates I carried in the army. I love these things! I bought the curved plates and it was well worth it. I wear them around the house sometimes.

I would definitely recommend these over ESAPI any day! (Posted on 4/16/2015)
Review from Jacob Review by Jacob
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Ordered multiple 10x12 and 11x14 for my law enforcement office. All came in perfect condition and well packaged! I, and others, are very pleased with your product! Thank you for the high quality protection, some of us really do need, at an affordable price! (Posted on 4/16/2015)
Review from JT Review by JT
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Heavier than it looks, but not nearly as heavy and much thinner than the ceramic plates. Much easier to shoulder a weapon with these than with thicker ceramic. Hope never to have to prove that the test's conducted in house hold up in the real world but feel confident the product will hold ground as advertised. (Posted on 4/15/2015)
Review from DefCon Review by DefCon
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Awesome quality!! Awesome customer support team!!...and even better protection! Would recommend to anyone or any agency! (Posted on 4/12/2015)
Review from Josh Review by Josh
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Though I can't say I have "used" this product (and hope I never have to) I have worn it on more than several occassions. It fits perfectly in my plate carrier and the curved face rests well against the body. (Posted on 4/10/2015)
Review from James Manuel Review by James Manuel
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awesome product cannot wait for the rest of my orders to come in !!! (Posted on 4/8/2015)
Review from Terry Review by Terry
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Love it (Posted on 4/7/2015)
Review from KC Review by KC
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I purchased this plate with the PAXCON Line-X build up, and the multi-curve, and it looks like a pretty good product. It arrived about a month earlier than I expected when I first purchased it. I am very pleased about that. The multi-curve really does make a better fit for the front. I should note that the PAXCON build up does have a pretty chemically strong odor after you receive it, so keep that in mind.

I bought the Curved and the flat (for the back) plates are as advertised. I recommend the curve and shooters cut, but that is what works best for me. (Posted on 4/7/2015)
Review from Hatrick Penry Review by Hatrick Penry
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Great product, great price, great customer service (Posted on 4/6/2015)
Review from Robert Lind Review by Robert Lind
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Worth the wait. Recommend to anyone that puts it on the line every day. (Posted on 4/5/2015)
Review from Terry Review by Terry
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Great product glade I got it Before NY out laws it (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Review from Bryan T Review by Bryan T
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Great product at a great value! Ship time was a bit long, but worth the wait. (Posted on 3/31/2015)
Review from coldwatr Review by coldwatr
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amazing product and quality . a deal for the money..... (Posted on 3/30/2015)
Review from Lee P. Review by Lee P.
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The plate is awesome! My husband loves it! Customer service was outstanding. I will be ordering from here soon! (Posted on 3/30/2015)
Review from Payton Barnett Review by Payton Barnett
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quality made product at an great price thank you AR-500 for the hard work that you do to give everyone a great chance to stay safe and protected
(Posted on 3/27/2015)
Review from Ted Review by Ted
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We ordered these for our dept. and our very happy. Initially we were sent the wrong plates but AR 500 corrected the mistake immediately. Keep up the good work. (Posted on 3/27/2015)
Review from Matt Review by Matt
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When I ordered my plates they were on a 10 week lead time. I received mine in 5 weeks. Good communication and customer service. Wish it came with an AR500 patch. (Posted on 3/26/2015)
Review from John Vozzelli Review by John Vozzelli
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Awesome. Just order them and wait. They're worth it! You won't be disappointed. The lead time was 8 weeks, got mine in 6 weeks. I will be a returning customer. Thank You! (Posted on 3/25/2015)
Review from Ben Review by Ben
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Not as heavy as I thought they'd be, feels natural and I can run around and not be impeded. Not that I'm going to be running around all day looking like some mall ninja. Either way, they fit great in Condor Sentry carrier, be careful what plate carrier you buy I accidently got one that didn't have adjustable plate retention and was too big for the plates. All that's rectified now and it was no fault of ar500armor. If you're on the fence just go for it, they're cheap enough you can't regret it. (Posted on 3/25/2015)
Review from Mike Baker Review by Mike Baker
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Great Product, lead time was listed as 8-10 weeks and I received it in 5 weeks. (Posted on 3/23/2015)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
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Awesome product! Can't wait to do more business with this company. (Posted on 3/22/2015)
Review from Jeff Review by Jeff
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Didn't mind the wait at all.High quality construction (Posted on 3/19/2015)
Review from A-ron Review by A-ron
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Just received my curved shooter's cut. I like to wear this when I'm on the public land shoots, just for safe measure. Excellent mobility and the curve really helps ergonomics of movement. Hope I never have to put this armor to the test. (Posted on 3/17/2015)
Review from Matt Review by Matt
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Top shelf quality, excellent price! I would recommend any of AR500's products!! (Posted on 3/17/2015)
Review from John E. Review by John E.
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Great product and customer service. (Posted on 3/17/2015)
Review from Nehemiah Camarillo Review by Nehemiah Camarillo
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Quality product for an amazing price, will wear on my LE tact vest with confidence. Thank you for making us safe. (Posted on 3/15/2015)
Review from Roger mckillip Review by Roger mckillip
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Excellent quality. Shipping was fast. Perfect fit for my plate carrier (Posted on 3/15/2015)
Review from Andreas Review by Andreas
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Truly impressed with the quality of both service and product. Very happy with my decision to purchase armor from AR500. (Posted on 3/15/2015)
Review from Joel H. Review by Joel H.
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Great product and awesome company! Thanks and keep up the good work. (Posted on 3/14/2015)
Review from AM Review by AM
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Very pleased with the product and its quality, highly recommend it! (Posted on 3/14/2015)
Review from Doug Review by Doug
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Well, don't know if anyone's submitted an actual "Situation Review" yet, buy here goes. Was involved in serving a Felony warrant last week with an "Armed & Dangerous" suspect wanted for Homicide. Upon forced entry, I was point and greeted with a single round from a .357 magnum directly to the lower lung area, out of the typical "Strike Plate" area. it knocked the wind out of me, but I didn't go down. Officers accompanied in the service returned fire & ended the situation. The entire 185 Gr round was completely contained within the PAXCON, and I had NO bruising or other injuries whatsoever. I continue to still wear THE SAME PLATE, and believe that AR500 saved my live last week! Thank You AR500!!! (Posted on 3/14/2015)
Review from Joe Review by Joe
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Great armor at a great price. Thanks and keep up the good work. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from Brian Review by Brian
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I purchased this plate with the PAXCON Line-X build up, and the multi-curve, and it looks like a pretty good product. It arrived about a month earlier than I expected when I first purchased it. I am very pleased about that. The multi-curve really does make a better fit for the front. I should note that the PAXCON build up does have a pretty chemically strong odor after you receive it, so keep that in mind. Also, I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but it feels heavy and well-built. I will still test it, and it if holds up, I will buy another if it works as advertised. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from ddjobeusa Review by ddjobeusa
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The only thing I had a problem with was the lead time. Other than that I love my plate and the fit is perfect. I will be ordering more for the whole family. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from Kam Review by Kam
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Took awhile to ship but the plate is awesome, cant wait to test it. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from Corbin Review by Corbin
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Absolute perfection. I got the flat and multicurve for front and back of my plate carrier. No complaints, whatsoever. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from Private M Review by Private M
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I don't really think anything can compare in quality to AR500. These plates are hardcore. Tested and proven to be hardcore. Trust your life on these plates. (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Review from Mike Review by Mike
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THE BEST ARMOR IN INDUSTRY. Nobody makes a better armor than AR 500. (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Review from ACE Review by ACE
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Great product and awesome company! (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Review from John Review by John
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I called to place my order. Customer service was outstanding!!! I was probably on the phone for 30mins with the rep who answered all of my question. The only thing that was better then the Customer service was the body plates that in purchased. Great all around experience, will be ordering from them again. Thanks AR500!! (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Review from scott king Review by scott king
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Wonderful product, slipped right into my work sheriff vest outside carrier above the soft body armor. (Posted on 3/6/2015)
Review from Albert Review by Albert
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Great product.. Top quality.. (Posted on 2/26/2015)
Review from Ryan Ussery Review by Ryan Ussery
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I searched everywhere for quality plates that wouldn't break the bank. I'm going into law enforcement and the extra protection. After watching many testing videos and looking at many great reviews, I decided to go with ar500 and I damn glad I did. These plates are thin, solid, and I love the fit of the curved plates. Plus, they take many hits which is something I pray I will not have to encounter. An added bonus is the 20 YEAR SELF LIFE. WOW!! Great customer service when you need questions and great company all around. (Posted on 2/26/2015)
Review from Bones Scarbrough Review by Bones Scarbrough
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AR500 never disappoints. They were very upfront about the lead time, which was ten weeks at the time that I ordered and I received my order after eight weeks. The product was nothing short of a work of art. Love the PAXCON build up option and I would highly recommend it. (Posted on 2/22/2015)
Review from Timmons Terry Review by Timmons Terry
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This product was worth the wait. It fits really well in my current plate carrier and provides some assurance knowing that I am a little safer at work. Looking forward to purchasing more products from AR500 Armor in the very near future. Thank you for providing such an outstanding product for those of us on a budget. (Posted on 2/22/2015)
Review from Erik Review by Erik
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Love this product (Posted on 2/20/2015)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
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Fantastic product at an excellent price!

Received sooner than indicated lead time also (Posted on 2/16/2015)
Review from Matt Trumble Review by Matt Trumble
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I owe alot to ar500 plate company, the 10 by 12 plate saved my life from an in proper discharge at the range. I can't thank them enough! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! (Posted on 2/11/2015)
Review from Ofc. Shabowta Review by Ofc. Shabowta
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AR500 Armmor is a fantastic product. I have been completely blown away at the quality of the product... I feel strong enough about this product I have put my life in it.
I upgraded my duty armor that invest daily, I wear the front plate in the front for now, in planning to wear the back plate once I can handle the weight daily (Posted on 2/8/2015)
Review from chris johnson Review by chris johnson
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Excellent product for the price, very pleased. Only slightly heavier than army plates yet have more survivability. (Posted on 2/6/2015)
Review from R.H. Brenon Review by R.H. Brenon
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I'm pleased with the quality. (Posted on 2/5/2015)
Review from M Beckley Review by M Beckley
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Awesome product just buy it and you will forever be happy. you cant beat the price (Posted on 2/5/2015)
Review from Lt. Kinley Review by Lt. Kinley
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Superb fit and finish! Much higher quality than the sapi plates I've been issued, and thinner to boot! With all the extensive range testing, I'm more than confident the plates will stop many, many rounds (unlike sapi, where if they get hit once they're pretty much done). Excellent customer service by the company as well, very informative! (Posted on 2/4/2015)
Review from Robert Review by Robert
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Everything was delivered as promised and the product I hope I never have to use, it fits and makes me feel very secure when I'm wearing. Thank AR500 for everything!! (Posted on 2/2/2015)
Review from Joe Review by Joe
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Great armor. Solid plates, well worth the wait. Thanks! (Posted on 2/1/2015)
Review from sabot-7 Review by sabot-7
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These are "THE Plates". After 21 years in the Army I've seen it all.
To hell with "Dragon Skin". I hammered the extra "PAXCON Build Up" plate with 30 rounds of 5.56 M855 "Green Tips". No effect.
It took 42 rounds for the Paxcon to begin to give-way.
I had NO penetration from 30 Yds with the first 42 rounds. At the 43rd round, the steel began to give in. No clean thru penetration until the 52nd round. Good enough for me, considering that in the military withy Ceramic plates, ONE HIT, and they need to be X-Rayed. I would definitely trust my life to these plates. I cannot speak for .308 AP rounds, due to the fact that if you are facing that firepower? No plates can help you! BUY THESE! (Posted on 1/21/2015)
Review from Wesley Bowers Review by Wesley Bowers
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The plates are as high a standard as promised and look flawless, Very Affordable as well. I'm extremely happy with the design,fit, and weight. My ONLY issue is with the lead time, started out at 8 weeks ended up more like 13 weeks. Fellas, you do great work and I hope you continue to make excellent products to protect real americans! (Posted on 1/12/2015)
Review from Clint Review by Clint
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Excellent product for the price, very pleased (Posted on 1/12/2015)
Review from JJ Review by JJ
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Just got my complete set of level III....this stuff is sweet!!! (Posted on 1/11/2015)
Review from Larry Review by Larry
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A great product for a fair price. Lead time is a little long but well worth the wait. Several friends have seen the plates and videos and are in the process of ordering. Thanks for being a trustworthy supplier. (Posted on 1/8/2015)
Review from Dan Review by Dan
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Wow and wow! All im saying is good luck getting through these plates! I waited a very long time for these and am glad I have them. (Posted on 1/2/2015)
Review from J From Texas Review by J From Texas
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After the 2 month turnaround I was ecstatic to receive my plates and trauma pads — they arrived in perfect condition, fit well into my carrier, and are quite comfortable to wear.

How much is your life worth to you? Thank you AR500 for making it so that the little guy can afford top of the line life insurance.

Cheers and God bless! (Posted on 12/25/2014)
Review from Timothy Weatherford Review by Timothy Weatherford
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Couldn't be happier. Fit and finish is stellar....the wait is like waiting for Santa but it's worth it. (Posted on 12/22/2014)
Review from CHARLES ELIAS Review by CHARLES ELIAS
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Just happened to find a local store with 1 10x12 plate in stock. Picked it up for my 3 day pack and it fits like a glove in the hydration bladder pocket. A bit heavy but with a little planning you can balance out the weight. The curved design makes all the difference in comfort while wearing!

This is one SOLID, American made product and coated with their PAXCON spall-mitigation material. I'm one very happy camper to have this as I wait for my other order to process.

While I hope to never need it, I'm glad I have it. And if that cursed day should come I know I'll have some piece of mind.

Keep up the great work!! (Posted on 12/15/2014)
Review from Zander Review by Zander
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Best armor on the market and most affordable to boot. The wait time sucked but once they arrived I was happy as a lark. Very pleased with the product, hopefully I'll never have to put them to the test. Who knows, maybe in the future I'll buy some more. (Posted on 12/15/2014)
Review from Lt. Collins Review by Lt. Collins
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Well worth the wait! I want to thank the whole team at AR500 Armor for such good work. (Posted on 12/12/2014)
Review from Mike M Review by Mike M
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Wait time sucks, but happy with the product as arrived. Hopefully I will never have to put it to the test, but if I do, I feel confident its gonna work. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Review from Marquis Review by Marquis
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Wow! AR500 plates are outstanding. Great product fellas. Lead time is a little long but it is worth the wait for sure. The plates fit well and are sound. I feel comfortable depending on them to do their job. (Posted on 12/4/2014)
Review from Jay Review by Jay
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High quality at an affordable price. Yes it took the full 10 weeks for me to get it. Once it arrived I was able to see the quality of the product.. For the price, you can't get plates with this durability. I got them for a just in case and I'm going to have to do some serious hikes with them... Just throw a vest with an additional 20Lbs and you're there. Again... you do get quality for a very reasonable price. (Posted on 12/3/2014)
Review from Marvin Review by Marvin
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great product. customer service great people to talked to when you followup your order. I understand the lead time on production in fact i just ordered my 2nd ar500. (Posted on 11/24/2014)
Review from Chris Jackson, CEO Squared Away Surplus Review by Chris Jackson, CEO Squared Away Surplus
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It was an honor to have purchased these for resell and offer them to our great customers. We can assure our clients in the tactical field the quality, and affordability of such product! Thank you AR500 for being our supplier! (Posted on 11/24/2014)
Review from Chris Jackson, CEO Squared Away Surplus Review by Chris Jackson, CEO Squared Away Surplus
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It was an honor to have purchased these for resell and offer them to our great customers. We can assure our clients in the tactical field the quality, and affordability of such product! Thank you AR500 for being our supplier! (Posted on 11/24/2014)
Review from Paul Latham Review by Paul Latham
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Outstanding Product at a great price. Customer service was top notch. Wait time is understandable due to manufacturing process. I will definitely be ordering more plates. (Posted on 11/24/2014)
Review from Daniel Edwards Review by Daniel Edwards
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Let me start by saying, AR500 needs to follow me back on IG lol The production time is understandably long given the process & demand but when you open that box....it's beautiful and very much so worth the wait. I have mine in the Banshee with together are an amazing fit. Perfection 100% satisfied (Posted on 11/20/2014)
Review from Kevin Review by Kevin
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Shipping takes a while, but customer service is top notch! Plates look and feel solid. Thanks ar500! (Posted on 11/20/2014)
Review from johnny hall Review by johnny hall
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Shipping took a while, but only to be expected for plates this high quality! Go with the curved plates, you won't regret it. Excellent customer service and look forward to doing business again soon! (Posted on 11/20/2014)
Review from david Review by david
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I picked up 2 Osprey mk3 plate carriers a while back, cheap and new, intending to use them as tactical vests. I had been thinking about body armor for quite some time and finally decided to drop the hammer. I ordered 2 of the 10x12 curved and 2 of the 6x8 side plates. The 10x12 plates are just a little small, so for the second carrier I have ordered the 11x14 curved plates. I will put the larger plates up front where they will no doubt fit perfectly and the smaller plates will go in the back. The side plates are a perfect fit. I was actually surprised at how nicely the weight of the plates was distributed by the vest, 'cause when the box arrived and I picked it up I was like "whoa"! The plates arrived in excellent condition and are very nicely made. If anyone asks why I need body armor I tell 'em "Cause I can"! Peace of mind baby. (Posted on 11/19/2014)
Review from chuck Review by chuck
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I ordered the curved plate with the ASC. It fits nicely in my Mayflower plate carrier. Definitely worth the wait for shipping. I ordered a second plate for the rear. I'm sure they work as advertised, but don't ask me to test them! (Posted on 11/19/2014)
Review from James C Review by James C
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Awesome product!! Can't beat the price for the level of protection you get... The wait is understandable, considering a gazllion of folks are ordering! It's well worth the wait! I'll be getting my back plate soon... (Posted on 11/18/2014)
Review from Adam N. Review by Adam N.
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Great armor! A little heavy for those used to ceramic armor but your body will adjust to it after a few days of use. I would much rather have these steel plates than my old ceramic set. I don't worry about braking them during regular use as I would be if I were wearing ceramic plates. (Posted on 11/17/2014)
Review from Rob Review by Rob
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I order a curved and a flat plate, I am 5 10" 165lbs flat plate was uncomfortable in back, switched to curved plate on back and flat in front never looked back. Would like curved in front too. Just depends on body build. Be aware of lead times, mine was shipped in time promised. Rob (Posted on 11/11/2014)
Review from Tien C Nguyen Review by Tien C Nguyen
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They are a little heavier than my ESAPI plates but are way less costly. They fit into all of my PC and are not as bulky as the ESAPI albeit they are only level III vice level IV. I have not been hit yet but "knock on wood" I won;t have the chance to find out. Get the trauma pads a they fit great with the ESAPI plates as well! (Posted on 11/10/2014)
Review from Ray Review by Ray
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Shipping took longer than expect, but can be overlooked for increased demand. Plates are awesome and affordable weight is overcome with a quality carrier. Have three sets of plates!!!! (Posted on 11/7/2014)
Review from Gerald Review by Gerald
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If there is a lead there is a lead time. The people at ar500 were incredibly helpful providing updates and the plates themselves were an excellent fit in my mayflower low pro armor carrier. I will most certainly use them for future purchases. (Posted on 11/5/2014)
Review from Cory Witte Review by Cory Witte
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Excellent looking product! The wait was much longer than originally quoted, but for the price and quality I waited. Customer service was usually quick to respond to any questions I had about order times. Keep in mind these are not quick to make they have a LOT of new customers because of legislation threats to owning personal armor. (Posted on 11/4/2014)
Review from james wagster Review by james wagster
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Love them, it is a must get, 100% worth it. (Posted on 10/23/2014)
Review from RAKstrong Review by RAKstrong
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relatively light. very compact. got to me quickly and the customer service staff was amazing. (Posted on 10/22/2014)
Review from Marc Sachs Review by Marc Sachs
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What more can one say that has not been said? Great fit in Condor multicam MOPC. I trust they will work just fine, if that day comes. HOOAH! (Posted on 10/21/2014)
Review from Joel Review by Joel
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I called to order this plate with the Advanced Shooter Cut on both sides, as this is what they call the Swimmer Cut. I highly recommend it, as not only does it give you more range of motion when transitioning the rifle but it also shaves off a little weight. I decided to keep the default Line-X coating and simply slide the plate into an Aramid Kevlar sleeve instead of the build up in order to keep weight down and keep the thinnest profile. Between the base Line-X, a Kevlar spall guard sleeve, and Condura plate carrier, there is good protection against small fragments as long as you don't make YouTube videos with multiple hits to the same place. That simply removes the coating and nobody will stand around for that many hits. The service from AR500 is top notch and the product is excellent. Running a single plate in front is comfortable but with two plates, there is some felt stress in the back. Also keep in mind that this plate offers excellent protection against most threats, though the lighter 55 gr 5.56 within CQB distances of 7 yards and less will cause penetration due to the high velocity. If it is at outdoor shooting range distances, it can protect against it without issue. All said, this is an excellent value and great for armor that doesn't degrade over time and can be thrown around. Thanks AR500.com! (Posted on 10/20/2014)
Review from Neo Sporin Review by Neo Sporin
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Excellent product, shipped as ordered and no odor from the coating. Will order another set to wear when my first set is at the dry cleaners.

To the Facebook whiners:

In the early 90's the presiding president enacted the assault gun ban...which included the CAR-15. I waited 10 years for the ban to sunset to by one. So a 6 to 8 week lead time for a quality product should be a piece of cake. Get a grip.


(Posted on 10/20/2014)
Review from James Vester Review by James Vester
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Arrived in the listed timeframe, and well protected during shipping.

I got the Advanced Shooters w/Line-X coating. The weight add was extremely minor, and did not hamper the fit inside my Banshee carrier.

Have not field tested, and hope I don't find the need too. However, the quality is second to none. Excellent product. Keep it up AR500.

A must have purchase. (Posted on 10/13/2014)
Review from Charlie Review by Charlie
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Just got my AR500 plates in today. I LOVE THEM. They are exactly what was looking for. Originally I had bought the regular plates, but decided to upgrade to the curved plates for added comfort. Worth the extra money, also got the operator carrier from them as well. It all fits well together.

Shipping took a little longer that what was expected but for the quality that you get, It was definitely worth the wait. (Posted on 10/10/2014)
Review from Joe Review by Joe
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I got a curved for my front and a straight for my back. I have not shot them or even put them in a carrier yet. But the fit and finish is great. (Posted on 10/10/2014)
Review from Ed1 Review by Ed1
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Ordered this for myself about a year ago and upon completing my own gear I reordered more plates and completed another for my daughter and my wife. Absolutely great value for buying protection for myself and my family. Plus there is no shelf life unlike the Sapi or esapi plates. Next project would be to make one for the car. Awesome company great products ! (Posted on 10/6/2014)
Review from James Nicholson Review by James Nicholson
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I did a lot of research before purchasing AR500 plates. I am glad I did, because I ended up with the best product around. ZERO complaints. Excellent fit, managable weight, and that amazing coating. Thanks for the quality products, guys!!!!! (Posted on 10/1/2014)
Review from Cliff Martin Review by Cliff Martin
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Great plates for the price. Like most of these posts state, they are a bit heavy; but, I would rather have the weight that can stop the round, than something lighter than can not! Overall, the plates and the trauma pads are quite comfortable together. I recommend that everyone get the trauma pads. They make the plates a bit more comfortable; plus, they will provide you with that added assurance that protects you if you get hit. (Posted on 9/30/2014)
Review from Max Review by Max
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This is a great product. Works very well with my Blue Force Gear PLATEminus carrier (Posted on 9/29/2014)
Review from Tien Nguyen Review by Tien Nguyen
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It's a bit heavier than my ESAPI plates but considerably less costly. The fit and feel, aside from the weight, is just as good if not better than my ESAPI in my CIRAS PC or SPC PC. Thankfully I've not been hit but glad to know that I have a back up plate set when I do need them. (Posted on 9/25/2014)
Review from Travis Review by Travis
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Great product! Love the weight and feel of it. Would recommend to anyone. (Posted on 9/17/2014)
Review from jhudson Review by jhudson
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great price for the amount of protection your getting. (Posted on 9/14/2014)
Review from C.W Review by C.W
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I purchased these for my home defense/range gear/vehicle travel protection in austere conditions. These plates are well made, exactly the product they say. I purchased two curved plates with build up, and they are exactly as described and fit in every plate carrier I own. For the price as well as customer service and fast delivery you cannot beat their company. Numerous reviewers on YouTube have really done excellent demos on their product I suggest everyone do their own research. These plates do have weight and are not level IV so if you are looking for that, you will have to prob move to ceramic side of the house. Do your research!! However these plates are affordable, will protect your mediastinum area from commonly encountered rounds. The price is not a ouch factor so leaving in vehicle or by the side of your bed is not worrisome. Wear them often to condition yourself. (Posted on 9/14/2014)
Review from Justin M. Review by Justin M.
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I bought an extra plate to test and shot it with as assortment of weapons - .40S&W, 12 gauge slugs and buckshot, .300 Blackout, and a 30 round magazine of 5.56mm FMJ. The only thing that even made a dent was my .300 Win Mag at 50 feet! (Posted on 9/9/2014)
Review from L Rooks Review by L Rooks
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Great product and great service!
(Posted on 9/9/2014)
Review from Matt Review by Matt
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Excellent protection for the money. The advanced cut helps with weapon shouldering a bit, and is relatively thin although heavy. Nevertheless, as a Patrol Deputy in a busier metropolitan area, this is worn generally a few hours at a time, and only a handfuls of times a year. The weight is doable. Value, for my purposes, can't be beat. (Posted on 9/9/2014)
Review from C.Clark Review by C.Clark
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Provides great coverage. (Posted on 9/9/2014)
Review from Alex Review by Alex
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what can i say? im not testing it, but i have seen so many videos il put my life on the line for this armor. Its slim and comfortable, and even though it is heavy, after a short while you forget its there. It comes with some testing certification too so you know exactly how the batch that you receive performs. I like it so much i placed another order for side plates (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Review from Erin Review by Erin
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Great product, just as expected. What most impressed me was how AR500 under promises and over delivers. When i ordered there was a 2 week lead time and I was expecting to have it made and delivered in a week and a few days, but to my pleasamt surprise it was at my door before the 2 week production estimate. (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Review from Aaron Wilson Review by Aaron Wilson
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Ar500armor is doing it RIGHT! Love the plates will order again (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Review from Jessica C. Review by Jessica C.
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AR500 is my #1 choice for reliable body armor. I would recommend this to anyone in need of excellent protection. I've had my armor for quite some time now, they fit my XPC Plate Carrier perfectly! The low profile plates make it easier to use in either a vest, or concealed. (if you're comfortable with carrying all that weight with you on a daily life!) The best thing about AR500 is it's heavy anti-spall protection, and the plates having no limited shelf life. I am confident these plates will be of very high value to me and all those who use them. Looking forward to buying more of AR500's products! (Posted on 9/5/2014)
Review from Mike Jackson Review by Mike Jackson
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Just wanted to share how thoroughly satisfied I am with these plates *and* ar500.com.

First, the plates fit my Shellback Tactical Banshee perfectly, with plenty of "thickness" to spare! These are VERY low profile compared to other stand-alone's and the curvature is noticeably comfortable, especially while prone or supine. I was confidant enough in the Line-X Base Coat to save a few bucks (and a couple pounds) opting out of Build up and I don't regret the decision at all! I admit the weight of the box made me lift an eyebrow, but once donned the few extra pounds over ceramic are truly negligible and for the price, these simply can't be beat.

As for ar500.com, there was a problem with the courier (UPS) and ar500.com stepped up immediately, identifying UPS's mistake and shipping out a replacement which arrived in a matter of days. Couldn't be happier with ar500.com! Thank you! (Posted on 9/3/2014)
Review from Mike G Review by Mike G
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This is my third set of AR500 plates for my Point Blank Tactical vests. They fit great. I removed the type IV ceramic plates that came with the vests (ceramic has a limited shelf life) and substituted AR500 Type III due to the multiple hits and spalling control capability of the body armor. Also, by removing the ceramic Type IV plates, the AR500 armor gave me room to add more kevlar - front and back. Great product! (Posted on 9/3/2014)
Review from Justin Johnson Review by Justin Johnson
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very pleased with my product even though i havent been shot at yet, pray i never will be. the fit is comfortable and not as heavy as you might expect. i am so very grateful for excellent custormer service!!! (Posted on 9/2/2014)
Review from C.P. Review by C.P.
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the curved plate is quite comfortable. Great customer service! (Posted on 9/2/2014)
Review from BSabino Review by BSabino
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Super comfortable curved ASC chest plate. Light Weight Steel Armor! Got buildup on the chest plate for increased spalling prevention. Reviews and videos are awesome, and AR500 Customer Service is amazing.
(Posted on 9/1/2014)
Review from BSabino Review by BSabino
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I ordered the Flat Back plate ASC and it fits perfect. Surprisingly thin for level III. I had several concerns with curved not feeling right on my back and figured I would save a few dollars and go with the flat back plate and I am happy with it. Light weight steel plates reviews/videos are amazing and AR500 Customer Service is amazing. (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Review from Andy Mahina Review by Andy Mahina
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Ordered them and had them in about 6 days. That was really awesome! I was kept up to date on the shipping info and they were evening I was hoping for! (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Review from Chris Nikitas Review by Chris Nikitas
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All my buddies are buying plates now! Awesome company and product. One suggestion would be to hand out swag with your plates, moral patches, stickers etc. with the "responsible body armor act" in the future those of us that have purchased from you need to be advertising for y'all! (Posted on 8/28/2014)
Review from robert hodgkinson Review by robert hodgkinson
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No Wight this product would save a life everyone need one thanks keep up the great work. (Posted on 8/25/2014)
Review from Joe Herr Review by Joe Herr
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Verry happy to be able to get affordable armor for my wife and I to have for home defence or any other scenario that could happen its a good feeling to know if u need protection you have it and its verry affordable almost any law abiding citizen can afford this (Posted on 8/25/2014)
Review from Matthew Review by Matthew
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Some of the best body armor I've ever owned and definitely worth the money espically when it's your life on the line excellent quality and quick delivery would definitely refer other officers to your website. (Posted on 8/20/2014)
Review from Terry Review by Terry
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I've been wearing these plates for over two years now in the Operator II carrier. Most comfortable rig I've worn bar none. Best value on the market too! (Posted on 8/19/2014)
Review from Eric Review by Eric
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Heavy all and all it good product. (Posted on 8/18/2014)
Review from Thomas T. Review by Thomas T.
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Excellent produce. Great price. Fast delivery. Far exceeded my expectations. Great fit. Consider me a HIGHLY SATISFIED CUSTOMER!!! (Posted on 8/18/2014)
Review from juan baixeras Review by juan baixeras
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Excellent! The shooters cut is perfect. I have been reluctant to get armor because it interferes with where I shoulder the rifle. With the shooters cut it does not interfere and I can shoot normally. This gives you multiple hit survivability as opposed to ceramic. If you are a civilian like me that is important because I cannot just go and turn in a used plate and get another free one. I will use these for classes and insurance for home defense. (Posted on 8/18/2014)
Review from tetsujin79 Review by tetsujin79
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Excellent and worth every penny. (Posted on 8/14/2014)
Review from Gene Harris Review by Gene Harris
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The plates are an excellent value for the money spent, I pray they will never get used. I wish I had thought to get the buildup on the plates used for the front when I placed my order. Fantastic customer service, but hey they are located in my home town so no surprise there.

Contact your elected reps and tell them no bans on body armor for private citizens who feel it is needed for whatever reason! (Posted on 8/11/2014)
Review from Ron Weber Review by Ron Weber
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Fits perfectly in my KLV vest, good to have the extra rifle protection. The weight isn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be for a steel plate. (Posted on 8/11/2014)
Review from chris Review by chris
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Can't beat it. I ordered two plates and they were shipped quickly. Excited to have my PC finally complete. Thanks AR500 for helping out the working man. I wish more companies were taking your approach. (Posted on 8/6/2014)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
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Work as a money courier and bought these plates for rifle threats. Love how they are cut and how they don't restrict movement. Feel safer wearing this on the job.

Fits great in my 5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier.

Only gripe - they need to be lighter. Work I do requires a lot of movement and getting in and out of vehicles. Carry a lot of weight sometimes at stops. Worn out at the end of the day wearing this. (Posted on 8/5/2014)
Review from Eric Hernandez Review by Eric Hernandez
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First time I seen it online i thought it be thick. When I receive the order the plates was thin. When I wore it the plates was heavy. But I will use to it. But size and thickness of plates was surprise me the most. I put my trust in american brand Use it for work my coworker is a little jealous because how much i paid these plates. (Posted on 7/30/2014)
Review from steven Review by steven
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It came quickly, was very well packaged, the product itself is in OUTSTANDING condition. When I get deployed I'm most definitely gonna switch out the no good ceramic with these :) Thank you soo much for an affordable highly dependable armor package :) (Posted on 7/30/2014)
Review from Chris Hodnicki Review by Chris Hodnicki
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I purchased both the Advanced Curved Shooters Cut front plate and flat rear plate. I have a Second Chance molle carrier issued through work (Baltimore County PD GET) and the fit of the plates in the carrier could not be better. Though these guys have some weight to them, all dead weight does, once strapped on, there is little difference noticed. Awesome investment for your protection and your families assurance.
I will say this, my carrier does not have a cumberbund, which does allow for some outward movement of the lower portion of my plates and soft armor. If you have one for your carrier, use a cumberbund to keep the lower portion of your carrier snug. If not, cinch down what you do have to make running a little more forgiving. (Posted on 7/27/2014)
Review from Albert Review by Albert
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Love these plates affordable and the quality is great a little heavy but its worth it for the price and protection. Highly recommend. (Posted on 7/27/2014)
Review from Swat Review by Swat
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Plates came a lot sooner than expected. Took a little over a week when it said it could be up to 3-4 weeks! Great quality control and fit perfectly in my plate carrier. Will defiantly buy more when I get another carrier for my vehicle and I have shown them to people at the range and they said they where buying them because they didn't know you could legally own body armor. I trust AR500 Armor with my life. (Posted on 7/22/2014)
Review from Dustin Review by Dustin
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Couldn't be happier, I absolutely LOVE these plates!!! I got them quicker then I expected, and they fit my Shellback Banshee carrier and side pouches perfectly. The engineering behind them is impressive and the price is outstanding. I've searched the internet for over 2 years, and I can't find this quality plate carrier for this price. I've been recommending AR500 to everyone since I got the plates, and will definitely come back for more! (Posted on 7/22/2014)
Review from Jay Review by Jay
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After months of shopping around I found this to be the best price and a great product. Fits like a glove in to the carrier, easy to move, I'll definitely be buying more from AR500 (Posted on 7/17/2014)
Review from Steven Arnett Review by Steven Arnett
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Just got mine in and WOW I love the PAXCON LINE X build up coating, I also imagined the plate(s) being heavier. If I get to deploy again, I will most certainly utilize these plates instead of issued ceramic, THANK YOU soo much for offering such HIGH quality and HIGHLY affordable armor option. I will most definitely continue doing business with you guys! (Posted on 7/17/2014)
Review from Michael Review by Michael
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Plates fit like a glove in my Banshee PC. Will highly recommend to all my friends! (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Review from Kelly Olson Review by Kelly Olson
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Top notch product for a great price. I will be purchasing additional plates from AR500 in the near future. (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Review from AMN Review by AMN
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Plate fits my carrier nicely. Good for duty use, home protection, and training. Highly recommended compared to others that cost way too much for the same performance.

Shipping and Delivery were prompt to my surprise! (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Review from DJJ Review by DJJ
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Great product & very fast shipping. Got these on July 4th discount but would have paid regular price on them. Plates fit perfectly in the Tag/Shellback banshee plate carrier with my Level IIIa soft body armor as backers. The added weight did not bother me and shouldn't anyone who is active and stays in decent shape. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for Just in Case protection as we all hope it is never needed. (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Review from Bill F. Review by Bill F.
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Been a user of AR500 armor since they first started offering it. Just got my Build Up Coat set a few weeks ago, as usual, it was perfect. Highly recommended for affordable, and quite protective body armor. (Posted on 7/14/2014)
Review from W. Patton Review by W. Patton
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I ordered the flat plate and they sent me a curved plate. I called and they told me to go ahead and keep it. The plate is well produced and will be ordering more. (Posted on 7/8/2014)
Review from Jay Review by Jay
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Great plates for an outstanding price. I'm going to buy a lot more of these. So worth it! (Posted on 7/8/2014)
Review from Brendan Review by Brendan
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This plates were awesome for the price! They are thin and have the advanced shooters cut to them. The only con i came up with, is the weight, but protection is more important than weight! (Posted on 7/7/2014)
Review from daniel bingenheimer Review by daniel bingenheimer
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I love my plates!!! My carrier is meant for ceramic armor but this plates fit just fine and I'm loving the fact they doubled my order by mistake because now my wife has a set as well :) (Posted on 7/7/2014)
Review from James Trudeau Review by James Trudeau
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Great product at a fair price. I am very impressed at the price considering how effective these plates have been in test results (reference youtube). May weigh a bit more than ceramic but well worth the weight and quit comfortable with a proper plate carrier. (Posted on 7/2/2014)
Review from R Review by R
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There are more than enough videos of this product performing well, taking multiple hits from rifle fire, so I'll comment on the only things a prospective customer would be curious about. I got my plates, packaged well + sealed in plastic, with no visible defects or irregularities. The hands-on look & feel of them meets expectations. Overall, great product. If anything was sub-par, I'd be "that guy" to make noise about it right here. Good job AR500, I'll recommend business your way. (Posted on 7/1/2014)
Review from beasleyr1 Review by beasleyr1
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This product is truly top notch...very well made. (Posted on 7/1/2014)
Review from David Review by David
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Great quality at a very affordable price. My only complaint, as for most, is the time to delivery. I would not sacrifice that for quality, though. (Posted on 6/30/2014)
Review from NWBuyer Review by NWBuyer
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Feels better than normal plates. When properly secured in a plate carrier the curved design feels like it hugs on to you giving you that extra confidence of being protected. It is unobtrusive when maneuvering. I am glad to have purchased this product. The added protection around live fire is non-negotiable, buy this quality product now. (Posted on 6/30/2014)
Review from j.g Review by j.g
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I studied many products by many companies, watched countless videos on youtube before making my purchase but AR500's performance cost and quality were my deciding factors. The weight is a little surprising but what would you prefer to protect your life. Over all I'm thoroughly impressed . A+ and a perfect fit in my condor rig. (Posted on 6/29/2014)
Review from Max Review by Max
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Great product for a great price. Fit my carrier perfectly. (Posted on 6/26/2014)
Review from ADL police & Tactical Supplies Review by ADL police & Tactical Supplies
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The AR500 line of curved chest plates with Paxcon buildup are such a great product, I am having trouble keeping them in stock long enough to get my next order in.. A+ all the way! (Posted on 6/25/2014)
Review from E. Review by E.
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So far so good. Hope it does what's supposed to when I need it to. (Posted on 6/24/2014)
Review from MRD Review by MRD
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Great product & Great price. Very happy anout the product. I would NEVER go back to plates without the coating, the spall protection gives me an extra "sense" of protection from bullet fragmentation.
(Posted on 6/19/2014)
Review from mike ramirez Review by mike ramirez
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Very satisfied and fast shipping got it a week before my actual delivery date. (Posted on 6/9/2014)
Review from TDapper Review by TDapper
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Awesome plates, awesome deal. I will be getting my next rig from you guys. (Posted on 6/8/2014)
Review from Richard Review by Richard
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What can I say price and fit are perfect. I am glad I ought this product. (Posted on 6/4/2014)
Review from Dan Review by Dan
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This is a great product and is legal to own and at a affordable price. the Plates are heavier than the Sapi Plates how ever what is your life worth ??? The Shipping was on time I wish we had these in IRAQ I plan to buy the side plates in the near future % Stars Givin Keep up the good work guys. (Posted on 6/4/2014)
Review from KRH Review by KRH
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great plates, got 3 of my friends to buy them better than ceramic by a long shot (Posted on 6/3/2014)
Review from Michael Whaley Review by Michael Whaley
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Great plates for a great price. I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. Excellent customer service as well. (Posted on 6/2/2014)
Review from Armin Review by Armin
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I got two of these for 130 and free shipping . They are great body armor . a little bit heavy but still comfortable to wear. The only problem is you have to wait a month to get them. (Posted on 6/1/2014)
Review from Dave D Review by Dave D
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Great price. Good weight. 10x12 a little small for Rothco carrier but good fit. Great value. I'm running 10x12 curved in front, 10x12 flat back, and 6x6 sides. I'll finish the kit with the trauma pads. Probably should have just purchased a complete rig from AR500. (Posted on 5/31/2014)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
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Perfect fit for my Vel-Tye Hugger Vest. (Posted on 5/27/2014)
Review from Mark Review by Mark
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Ordered two of these plates and couldn't believe the quality when they arrived. Hope I won't ever need them but.......... Showed them to my fellow officers and several have decided to purchase for personal plate carriers. Outstanding craftsmanship, thanks guys. (Posted on 5/24/2014)
Review from victor Review by victor
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Way better then a flak jacket. Comfortable fit. Hope fully the day never comes, that it has to be put to the test. Service was on point. Definitely recommend it. (Posted on 5/19/2014)
Review from Damien Dunmore Review by Damien Dunmore
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I have nothing but positive to say about AR500 plates. This is by far the best deal around, excellent customer service and best of all American made quality. Keep up the great work. (Posted on 5/15/2014)
Review from Officer Tony Review by Officer Tony
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Best on the market for the money, helped a lot of officers pruchase rifle protection since our department wouldnt purchase it for us. great customer service, and follow through. (Posted on 5/13/2014)
Review from joe Review by joe
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Great plates. Use these for high risk escorts at work. Where i am at we run the risk of border violence coming over. So having that rifle round stopping capability is a plus. (Posted on 5/12/2014)
Review from Chad Harvey (Z1364) Review by Chad Harvey (Z1364)
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Great product. Way better and cheaper than sapi plates. And the best part. Maintanice free. 5 stars all the way. Will recommend to everyone (Posted on 5/2/2014)
Review from Jrod Review by Jrod
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Once I put my new flak together with these plates it was only about 4 pounds extra weight. I weigh about 209 pounds and I'm 6 foot four, so really didn't bother me a whole bunch. They've got great feel and weight distribution hope I never have to use them in testing their effectiveness. Great product though thanks guys. (Posted on 4/26/2014)
Review from CHUCK Review by CHUCK
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The price to stopping power ratio is excellent (Steel core 7.62X54R). The coating is apllied very well. The specs say 7.5lbs, but I need to weigh it it my self. It seems a lot heavier than 7.5. I'm thinking of getting a IIIA vest as well, so I can have versatility for the situation. (Posted on 4/22/2014)
Review from Bryan b. Review by Bryan b.
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Very satisfied with both front and back plates. The price beats any other we could find. Along with the quality. We got two sets of plates and both with protective coatings. Id highly recommend these guys. Shipping was prompt after plates were built. Great overall service. Well done. (Posted on 4/21/2014)
Review from Bustie Review by Bustie
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Great ages at a great price. Thanks AR500
2 Thumbs up. (Posted on 4/15/2014)
Review from Pieter Review by Pieter
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Ordered the 2 ASC plates with paxcon, and they fit my Banshee perfectly. The combination weighs as much as the ciras I was issued in the Dutch Army so no complaints there either, and the price point is just outstanding and well worth it. Will be ordering the carbon nano tube ASC plates for my Ms. next! (Posted on 4/15/2014)
Review from nick Review by nick
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Great workmanship and we'll worth the wait my only wish is that the standard coating be a tad bit thicker in the picture the base coat looked thicker than what I recieved (Posted on 4/14/2014)
Review from Jonathan Seaman Review by Jonathan Seaman
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Excellent kit for excellent price, heavy but it's too be expected. (Posted on 4/14/2014)
Review from Ssgt Roof Review by Ssgt Roof
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Am very impressed with both plates that I ordered. Ar500 kept me in the loop as far as shipping/tracking went. Not as heavy as I expected. Will be ordering another lighter set for the wife, and plan on using one of their vests for the rig. Very impressed with the line up, prices, and customer service! Will be ordering more. (Posted on 4/13/2014)
Review from Derek Review by Derek
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Inexpensive, high quality and long lasting plates! Just got my curved 10x12 plates with the PAXCON build up as well as the trauma pads for my Mayflower APC. CAUTION!! The small/medium Mayflower APC will NOT fit properly with curved 10x12 plates due to the APC being designed for ESAPI plates, this problem is easily fixed with a large APC. The combination of plates + trauma pads is now a perfect fit for the large Mayflower APC. For reference, I am 5'8" 175lbs. Just a friendly heads up ^. Fantastic products! (Posted on 4/9/2014)
Review from jb Review by jb
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still the best thing on the market, customer service is great to work with.... i think that a set of these with plate carrier should be issued with ever social security card!
(Posted on 4/3/2014)
Review from Kirk Havermahl Review by Kirk Havermahl
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Superior quality, performs as Spec'd/Advertised. Very pleased with the product. ~ Kirk Havermahl, President, Tested Best Products Inc. (Posted on 4/3/2014)
Review from K.C. Review by K.C.
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First plates and plate carrier. Priced well and great quality. Now just have to go hiking and running with them to get used to the weight. Definitely recommend these plates. (Posted on 3/21/2014)
Review from adam Review by adam
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Great product ,the 10x12 plates don't feel to me to be all that much heavier than the plates I was issued when I was in the infantry. But they are a hell of a lot more rugged.this company also seems to be one of the only companies that I know of that don't put out carp, and offer great products and stand behind them. The only thing I'd like to see is plates that are already made,because the month felt like forever (Posted on 3/19/2014)
Review from CJ Review by CJ
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Fit and finish are superior quality. Absolutely cannot be beat for the price. Used in a TAG Banshee plate carrier and are a perfect fit. I would not want to wear them for hours on end because of the weight, but they have proven to be invaluable for use in search warrant entries or any situation that a rifle is a concern. (Posted on 3/14/2014)
Review from Dan Review by Dan
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priced right, excellent fit and finish. a lot less bulk compared to ceramic. I'd both buy again and recommend to my friends. (Posted on 3/11/2014)
Review from joseph Review by joseph
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just got my plates. the fit perfect in my TT fight light. I love these guys. I am extremely pleased. (Posted on 3/6/2014)
Review from Larry Review by Larry
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I do not have to worry about the issues that you would encounter with ceramic plates. I leave it in my patrol car or in my POV. I do not have to worry about dropping it or leaving it in the heat. Great product for when shit hits the fan. Great company cannot wait until they produce a lighter version. (Posted on 3/4/2014)
Review from Morgun Review by Morgun
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Just as advertised. Nice product. Quality finish. Great Price. (Posted on 3/3/2014)
Review from Bear Review by Bear
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These plates fit my Plate carrier very well and are well made and priced right. I would recommend anyone looking for some affordable protection that will go above and beyond to seriously consider buying these plates. Thank you AR500 (Posted on 3/1/2014)
Review from Weasel Review by Weasel
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Perfect. Hope to never need it but it is exactly as you see in youtube videos. Weight it good for steel and the coating is durable. A little tight in the front of a CIRAS but it still fits. Would definitely recommend. (Posted on 2/26/2014)
Review from Nate Bennett Review by Nate Bennett
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hope to never need it- but if the day comes I feel confident that these plates will do what they're supposed to do. Excellent buy at an unbelievable price. Definitely going to get more (Posted on 2/23/2014)
Review from Josh Review by Josh
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Well made, great customer service, excellent price, fit my PC perfectly. Double coating of line-x is nice for filling up some space. Taped the edges to mitigate some abrasion to the inside of my PC. They also wear very well. Highly recommend this product. (Posted on 2/20/2014)
Review from Desertman Review by Desertman
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Great product, does what it is supposed to do (admittedly, have not been on the two-way range with them). Very pleased.
(Posted on 2/18/2014)
Review from Marco C Review by Marco C
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Great product! After reading multiple third party reviews and discussions about the pros and cons of steel armor, I went with these. The value and durability of these things really can't be beat. (Posted on 2/17/2014)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
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Great product for the price! Very comfortable in my custom BDS plate carrier. (Posted on 2/13/2014)
Review from John Review by John
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Very nice product well worth the wait. Base coat is well worth the money and the plates are solid love them. (Posted on 2/13/2014)
Review from James Egnot Review by James Egnot
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Product came in timely manner and just as described! Fits in my plate carrier nice. Also, the curve is very comfortable against chest. (Posted on 2/12/2014)
Review from Matt Review by Matt
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I have ordered AR500 plates for both of my carriers that I use. I like the fit and the overall feel. I am very pleased with this product. (Posted on 2/12/2014)
Review from Egon Review by Egon
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Exactly as advertised. Comfortable and relatively light weight. (Posted on 2/12/2014)
Review from Greg C. Review by Greg C.
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Great product. Rides very well in the plate carrier and fits great. This is a great piece of kit! (Posted on 2/6/2014)
Review from Wilson Avila Review by Wilson Avila
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Really impress, fast turn around,
Great product overall!! (Posted on 2/5/2014)
Review from J. smith Review by J. smith
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Works great. Felt lighter than I expected. Happy I bought it. (Posted on 2/4/2014)
Review from Ramone Review by Ramone
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Excellent excellent excellent.......That's all I have to say about that. If you want dependable affordable ballistic protection for rifle threats buy AR500. (Posted on 1/24/2014)
Review from Ramone Review by Ramone
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Excellent plate and for the money can't beat them. (Posted on 1/24/2014)
Review from Thomas Bolinger Review by Thomas Bolinger
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I can honestly say that these plates were pretty awesome. Definitely much better quality than what we were issued in the Marine Corps. (Posted on 1/10/2014)
Review from Robert K. Review by Robert K.
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Great quality at Great price! (Posted on 1/9/2014)
Review from Kevin Review by Kevin
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Got my package days ago, glad I took advantage of the Cyber Monday Sale. What I didn't realize upon opening it that the plates were heavy and thick as glass. I inserted the plates into my vest for the very first time, wore it, and took getting use to. I hope to have to never use it, but when I do I will think back and realize this was a good investment which can determine life and death in any situation. (Posted on 12/29/2013)
Review from David Review by David
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Just what I was looking for! (Posted on 12/26/2013)
Review from chris voorhees Review by chris voorhees
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I ordered 2 AR500 Armor Curved Trauma Plate - Advanced Shooters Cut - 10"x12" With side plates. Fit my plate carrier perfectly... Very happy with my purchase. I hope I never need them....

The problem I have had... EVERYONE WANTS TO TRY ON MY PLATE CARRIER!!!!! (Posted on 12/18/2013)
Review from Bob Review by Bob
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Perfect fit for my Rhodesian recon vest (Posted on 12/16/2013)
Review from cueball469 Review by cueball469
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It'll stop a 5.56 green tip at 5ft (Posted on 12/15/2013)
Review from cwes41 Review by cwes41
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Quality product with prompt delivery. It instantly was installed in my vest. With front and back plates, my vest is very heavy but I feel protected. The curved plates fit very well. Very good bang for the buck! (Posted on 12/15/2013)
Review from Edwin Hall Review by Edwin Hall
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Appears to be a great product. Arrived in great condition and I hope to never have a need for it. But if so, I'm ready (Posted on 12/14/2013)
Review from Brian G. Review by Brian G.
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Great customer service, good price, good product and fast shipping. Overall I'm pretty stoked! (Posted on 12/7/2013)
Review from Cory Review by Cory
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Great product. Using it with the SKD PIG and it is a perfect fit as they said it would be. Very happy with it. (Posted on 12/5/2013)
Review from Jeff C Review by Jeff C
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Great product, great shipping and great service. All at a great price. (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Review from Riley Mason Review by Riley Mason
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A little on the heavy side but for the price i can bare the extra weight. The only real down side is the spall coating. Even with the build up coat, the fragmentation still escapes after 2 to 3 rounds of 5.56. On the good side, we put 30 rounds of green tip 5.56 62gr into the same plate and all it did was just chip it a little. We then shot it with 7.62 out of an AK-47. Nothing. Shot it with a 30-6. It made a small dent. This was all on the same plate. Great dependability but once it has been hit a couple times, you are gonna get spall. (Posted on 12/3/2013)
Review from Mike Brownfield Review by Mike Brownfield
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Great set of plates, just what I was looking for and less than I expected to pay. AR500 Products and staff ROCK!!
Definitely recommend! (Posted on 12/1/2013)
Review from JD Review by JD
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Ordered my Trauma Plates and received them quickly. High quality product. A bit hevier than expected, but after putting them in plate carrier, not that bad. The weight is spread out across the body. Great product and came with supporting documentation. Glad I ordered from AR500. (Posted on 12/1/2013)
Review from Joah Review by Joah
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The armor was all I expected and more! The "test" videos were Very good and I was impressed immediately. Your armor is priced Very Well. If you ever set up shop in Oklahoma I'd love to be part of the AR500 team. You guys rock! I will definitely be coming back! Sincerely, Josh (Posted on 12/1/2013)
Review from John Review by John
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It took only a couple of days for two of these to reach my doorstep. They felt heavy in the box, but the weight gets properly distributed when its in your carrier. I'd done my research and these plates are the most cost effective and lightest of the Line-X coated plates on the market. High marks in my book. Totally satisfied! Now if AR500 would only put out a side plate with a curve... (Posted on 11/26/2013)
Review from Dave Shearen Review by Dave Shearen
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"Ordered the square back plate plate along with the asymmetrical curved from plate. The plates fit like a glove in my Condor Quick-Release plate carrier. Definitely the best value for unsurpassed level of personal protection. I am surprised at the light weight of the plates in the carrier. I was definitely expecting more weight/bulk. Shipping was a little long but well worth the wait. " (Posted on 11/25/2013)
Review from Nathan Review by Nathan
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At this price there is no reason not to buy. It fits great. (Posted on 11/25/2013)
Review from Shwell Review by Shwell
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Affordable is an understatement for something that could save your life. Turn around was outstanding, and the plate arrived in better packaging than I remember from my initial order from AR500. LineX lining is a great addition to the protection. Product fits well in all of my Plate carriers and offers outstanding coverage even for a person of my Girth. Highly recommend this product line for those needing the protection, as well as those preparing for the worst. (Posted on 11/24/2013)
Review from Michael Allen Review by Michael Allen
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Fits my carrier perfectly. The thinner design is more comfortable than my ceramic plates. (Posted on 11/22/2013)
Review from nathaniel grim Review by nathaniel grim
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its heavy as all get out, but when it comes down to it, this is some great stuff. I wear mine quite a bit to get used to it. im hoping mine never gets used but if it does, im confident that ill be going home that day
(Posted on 10/7/2013)
Review from Brian N. Review by Brian N.
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These plates were a great purchase! Yes, they're heavier then a SAPI plate, but you can't compete with the price! For 2 of these plates and a Tactical Tailor carrier, I think I spent around $300. Great quality, fast shipping. I'll be buying more! (Posted on 10/4/2013)
Review from Joe S Review by Joe S
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Very pleased with this product. Shipped fast and great quality! Like stated before, these are heavy, but I would rather deal with a little weight than a hole in my chest. You wont be disappointed!! (Posted on 10/3/2013)
Review from zack Review by zack
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Very well made armor. A little heavier than ceramic plates but ALOT more durable. and can withstand waaaaaay more hits then standard ceramic plates as well. This is the only armor i truely trust my life with. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Review from Jeremy Review by Jeremy
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Loving these plates. Glad to see no one complaining about the weight with plates and 6 mags on my carrier it's easily worn all day. If you buy and think two plates are too heavy take out your Nuvaring and get into shape they are not heavy. The fit is spot on and shouldering is different but easily done Thanks ar500. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Review from Cody McDonald Review by Cody McDonald
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Very first plate purchase and upon arrival I was all grins. Fits tight in my carrier and I'm still learning how to position it with my rifle stance but it's worth it. Hopefully I'll never have to use these bad boys in a real life scenario! Thumbs up for quality and fast shipping. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Review from Strongarm Review by Strongarm
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Work in law enforcement and cant afford ceramics and the like for an active shooter rig. Bought a chest plate and carry it with soft armor to help with fragmentation. It's heavy at 9.8 pounds. Arrived quickly. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Review from Grady Leger Review by Grady Leger
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I am more than extremely satisfied with AR500 Armor ! Shipping took a little longer than normal only because the great product everybody wants ! The wait is well worth it .. Even my wife is excited about getting hers .. I love to see all the great patriots of this nation protecting their self and their family with such a good product !! May God bless us all if he sees fit to do so!! (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Review from Cesilio N Review by Cesilio N
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Good product can't believe the price for it didn't take long to get it good work guys (Posted on 10/1/2013)
Review from Ronald Flowers Review by Ronald Flowers
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The plate is awesome. Great quality and value. Quick shipping. Will be doing more business in the future. (Posted on 10/1/2013)
Review from Sheldon Review by Sheldon
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This stuff is great. I got the plates (curved for the front, flat back, and side plates all with the basecoat buildup) before I got the "Operator II Plate Carrier - Black" and just held them and admired them for about a week. They look awesome, work awesome, feel awesome, and last forever. I learned about AR500 from facebook ads and had to check it out. Before I knew it, I was hooking myself up with this excellent deal. This stuff doesn't disappoint! (Posted on 10/1/2013)
Review from Sheldon Review by Sheldon
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This stuff is great. I got the plates (curved for the front, flat back, and side plates all with the basecoat buildup) before I got the "Operator II Plate Carrier - Black" and just held them and admired them for about a week. They look awesome, work awesome, feel awesome, and last forever. I learned about AR500 from facebook ads and had to check it out. Before I knew it, I was hooking myself up with this excellent deal. (Posted on 10/1/2013)
Review from joe s. Review by joe s.
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Great Product!!! (Posted on 10/1/2013)
Review from AZBootz Review by AZBootz
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Awesome product for the money! I bought the curved shooters cut (for front and back) and like the way they feel. They are carried in a condor rig with wrap-around Kevlar panels for more complete coverage. I appreciate the thinness and the ergonomics of the plate, but definitely notice the weight. These are a great just in case item if you're gonna stand your ground and post up, but not something you want to be hiking around in. Best part is there's no shelf life on these materials, so keep the metal clean and dry and you'll be set for years to come. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Vincenzo Review by Vincenzo
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Best armor on the market, period! Thanks for putting out a reasonably priced curved armor for those of us on a budget. After watching a couple videos on your armor I was sold. I bought the front and back plates and will get the side plates next. Thanks guys your rock!!!! (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Dennis Campbellton Review by Dennis Campbellton
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I have just got my first plate. It is heavy but that is to be expected. Fits as it should and as for how it works I hope to never find out. I'm trying to avoid being shot in the chest. I have put it in my chest rig for when SHTF and I need to bug out or go where the fight is. I will eventually get a back and side plate for 360 coverage when I get a new plate carrier. Over all I'm happy with the product. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from FlamingLobster Review by FlamingLobster
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Built like a truck. The curve is worth the extra money; it fits perfectly. Much better than ceramic, especially for the price. These will last a lifetime. Shipping was extremely fast. AR500 is the only way to go! (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from damon Review by damon
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love the product and was very happy with the new coating (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Euey Review by Euey
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Bought this plate with multi-curve, shooters cut, and anti-spall coating. Fits great in Blackhawk carrier! Also, purchased a smaller side plate with coating to test bullet penetration and spalling. Shot it at 15 yards (yes 45 feet) with ss109 penetrators from a 16" barrel AR15. Caused a dent, but no cratering and all fragments were captured by coating or splashed away from plate at about 45-degrees. Excellent product that I definitely trust. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Todd Review by Todd
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Great product and great customer service. Quick shipping. The curved shooter's cut plate is much thinner that an ESAPI plate (just a bit heavier) and I like the multi hit capacity. A worthwhile investment. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from JJ Review by JJ
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I ordered these plates a few months ago. At the time AR500 Armor was experiencing a very high demand and the order took about 6 weeks to ship. The website said 8-10 weeks. I sent a follow up email curious if the timing was accurate and they had actually made some headway and would be shipping around the 6 week mark. They returned my email same day. I'm happy to say I haven't had to deploy the plates...lol. These were ordered as a just in case measure. Very happy with the service. You can't beat the price either for something that takes many many hits without punching through. Drop it. Abuse it. It will continue to work. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Charles Review by Charles
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This stuff is the bomb. Wish it were lighter but that's not reality. Hope I never have to take a bullet but if I do, I home I'm wearing my ar500 arrmor. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from David Kleiman Review by David Kleiman
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I just got my front and back plates in and I love them. They look and feel super sturdy and fit my plate carrier perfectly. I have friends that want to buy some now that they have seen mine. Surely worth the money. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from KURT B Review by KURT B
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You can't find this quality and price anywhere but here!!! (Posted on 7/18/2013)
Review from Dave N Review by Dave N
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I sent them a money order by mail, and within 1 week I received my plate. Mind you, I only ordered one to check them out, but with the cost of this plate, the quality, and how fast they sent this to me, I have been telling all my friends about them. I will be ordering more in the future! Thanks AR500! You guys rock. (Posted on 7/17/2013)
Review from Benjamin Smith Review by Benjamin Smith
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would have been nice if this said it didnt include the vest... but it arrived 2 weeks before they said it would so thats good (Posted on 7/1/2013)
Review from David Mdison Review by David Mdison
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did take about two months. however this stuff is very nice. i recommend shooters curve and the line x coating. very happy. (Posted on 6/27/2013)
Review from Waxahachie, Tx. Review by Waxahachie, Tx.
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They said it would take 8 weeks. I recieved my set in 4 weeks. Nice surprise. (Posted on 4/28/2013)
Review from John M. Review by John M.
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AR500 has top-notch customer service (thanks to Holly) and extremely high quality plates and design. They took a couple months to get, but well worth the wait! They upgraded mine to the Line-X even though I ordered before it was even offered.

Bottom line: You won't be disappointed!

Thank you, AR500 Team!

(Posted on 4/17/2013)
Review from Jacksonville Review by Jacksonville
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I took 2 months to receive my plates and they gave me the upgraded line-x coatings.

These plates are top notch design, fitment and price. I only wish there could a lightweight version.

I fitted mine to a PIG plate carrier, and it makes for a great workout weight vest. I hope exercise is only use I ever get out of it! (Posted on 4/13/2013)
Review from mike s Review by mike s
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These plates are awesome! The quality is great and value is even better. These are easily level IV plates and they fit my plate carrier very well. Thank you AR500 for keeping the price the same and not jacking them up truly adds character and integrity to your business... look to see more of me in the future. (Posted on 3/2/2013)
Review from Justin Review by Justin
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I ordered one plate to play with. I shot 7.62x54R (90% sure it was light ball), 7.62x39 (pretty sure it was wolf definitely fmj), and 5.45x39 (russian surplus) all at about 10 yards. One round apiece.

5.45x39 resulted in noticeable paint chipping, but very minimal actual denting to the plate itself. No changes to the backside of the plate. No penetration.

7.62x39 resulted again in very obvious paint chipping and slightly more denting than the 5.45. No changes to the backside of the plate. No penetration.

7.62x54R resulted in a bigger impact mark as far as paint chipping goes. The dent was quite noticeable and is the only round that appears to have penetrated deeper than the outer steel. Noticeable dent on backside of armor. No penetration. (Posted on 2/9/2013)
Review from Bill chambers Review by Bill chambers
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Just got my first one, took a long time, so be prepared to wait a good while for them. Looks well made and fit well in my carrier. Got on ordered one for the back and two side plates for 360 protection. (Posted on 1/19/2013)
Review from Natalie Florez Review by Natalie Florez
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These are the nicest AR500 plates I've ever seen! (Posted on 12/6/2012)
Review from Erick H. Review by Erick H.
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Great plates,high quality,love the shooters cut,great service-thanks Tyler,awesome price,should last a lifetime,bigtime piece of mind. Ask yourself what thats worth? Buy here.... (Posted on 7/25/2012)
Review from Omar Review by Omar
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I just received this plate along with a curved plate. super fast shipping and excellent quality. I will be ordering my side plates soon. (Posted on 7/19/2012)
Review from Omar Review by Omar
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Just received my this plate...shipping was fast! Plate shows great quality and built to last. I am impressed. (Posted on 7/19/2012)
Review from Allen Review by Allen
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Fits my plate carrier just right. The videos proves it all! I would even rate these standalone level IV plates! Thank You! (Posted on 6/14/2012)
Review from Allen Review by Allen
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Fits my plate carrier just right. The videos proves it all! I would even rate these standalone level IV plates! Thank You! (Posted on 6/14/2012)
Review from Evan Review by Evan
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I shot my at close range with pistols and these plates showed no signs of damage at all. AR500 is strong stuff. I haven't tested them with rifles yet but will soon. Impressive price and fast shipping. (Posted on 6/7/2012)
Review from Evan Review by Evan
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I shot my at close range with pistols and these plates showed no signs of damage at all. AR500 is strong stuff. I haven't tested them with rifles yet but will soon. Impressive price and fast shipping. (Posted on 6/7/2012)
Review from Tom Review by Tom
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Ordered 4 pairs for the family, not as heavy as expected. Exactly what I expected. (Posted on 6/5/2012)
Review from Tom Review by Tom
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Ordered 4 pairs for the family, not as heavy as expected. Exactly what I expected. (Posted on 6/5/2012)
Review from Brandon Review by Brandon
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I've shot AR500 at my local range and know what it can handle. I'm sure these will do the same. Happy with my plates for the $$ (Posted on 6/4/2012)
Review from Brandon Review by Brandon
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I've shot AR500 at my local range and know what it can handle. I'm sure these will do the same. Happy with my plates for the $$ (Posted on 6/4/2012)
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Picked up a pair. Good stuff!!! (Posted on 6/4/2012)
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Picked up a pair. Good stuff!!! (Posted on 6/4/2012)
Review from Quen W Review by Quen W
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These trauma plates are nice for the price and shipping was very fast. I received my order in under 2 days! The edges are rounded which is great. At first I was worried steel armor may damage my carrier but this will not be the case. (Posted on 6/3/2012)
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These trauma plates are nice for the price and shipping was very fast. I received my order in under 2 days! The edges are rounded which is great. At first I was worried steel armor may damage my carrier but this will not be the case. (Posted on 6/3/2012)
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Will be purchasing another set or two in the future. These fit my plate carrier perfect. Are you coming out with other sizes? (Posted on 6/1/2012)
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Will be purchasing another set or two in the future. These fit my plate carrier perfect. Are you coming out with other sizes? (Posted on 6/1/2012)
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Hard to beat for the money if you need some body armor. (Posted on 5/31/2012)
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Hard to beat for the money if you need some body armor. (Posted on 5/31/2012)
Review from Allen Review by Allen
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Asked some questions before purchase and received good support before my purchase. I'm happy with my plates. (Posted on 5/30/2012)
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Asked some questions before purchase and received good support before my purchase. I'm happy with my plates. (Posted on 5/30/2012)
Review from Bill Review by Bill
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My friend recommended these to me after getting a set. Shipping was EXTREMELY FAST! I noticed they went out of stock and are now available on pre-order but i'm still happy with the price and quality. Win all around~ (Posted on 5/27/2012)
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My friend recommended these to me after getting a set. Shipping was EXTREMELY FAST! I noticed they went out of stock and are now available on pre-order but i'm still happy with the price and quality. Win all around~ (Posted on 5/27/2012)
Review from Josh Review by Josh
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My set of carriers arrived and are exactly as described. Quality is impressive. Great ar500 trauma plates at an outstanding price. (Posted on 5/23/2012)
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My set of carriers arrived and are exactly as described. Quality is impressive. Great ar500 trauma plates at an outstanding price. (Posted on 5/23/2012)
Review from Rob Walreth Review by Rob Walreth
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Picked up a set before they had this site. Came back to inquire about another pair! Very happy. Good looking plates for the price. (Posted on 5/20/2012)
Review from Rob Walreth Review by Rob Walreth
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Picked up a set before they had this site. Came back to inquire about another pair! Very happy. Good looking plates for the price. (Posted on 5/20/2012)

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