Abdominal Armor

The AR500 Armor® Abdominal Ballistic System (ABS) was developed to satisfy the growing demand for modular protection of the abdominal area.
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    The AR500 Armor® Abdominal Ballistic System (ABS) was developed to satisfy the growing demand for modular protection of the abdominal area. We set out to create a modular auxiliary armor system that could integrate with your existing plate carrier and body armor. 

    Modular and flexible abdominal protection

    Our Abdominal Ballistic System offers a unique blend of flexibility, modularity, and protection from rifles orpistols depending upon the body armor insert you choose. AR500 Armor® ABS attaches via our unique pouch design (sold separately), integrating into your plate carrier’s cummerbund flap or inner plate pocket. Secured via Velcro or optional modular attachment straps, our ABS provides a natural fit with your existing body armor resulting in a user adjustable extension of your body armor.

    Flexibility is by far the most important factor with auxiliary body armor; which we achieve with our Abdomen Ballistic System. The pouch is user adjustable for proper placement and creates a natural pivot point with AR500 Armor® Level III hard or IIIA soft body armor inserts installed. This pivot point is designed to enable the ABS to flex independently of the plate carrier, allowing for unhindered articulation while moving, kneeling, and changing positions.

    There are two types of abdominal armor to select from:

    • Our AR500 Armor® hybrid IIIA soft armor utilizes the latest in ultra-light, thin, high strength, and flexible materials like Constructed from Honeywell Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®, and other ballistic fabric from respected manufacturers.
    • AR500 Armor® Level III steel armor features the same natural curve matching of full-size curved armor plates and our proprietary FragLock build-up coat for spall and fragmentation mitigation.


    • Lightweight design
    • Ultra-Thin profile
    • Stand Alone Level IIIA (soft) or Level III (hard) armor protection
    • Weight: Level IIIA Hybrid, approx 8 ounces ; Level III steel plate, 4 pounds ; Trauma Pad, 2.8 ounces
    • Plate Carrier compatible with the AR500 Armor ABS pouch (sold separately)
    • Industry leading material composition
    • Soft armor features sonic-welded, laminated ripstop cover 
    • No sacrifice in performance, comfort, or price point!
    • Manufactured in the USA!
    More Information
    Armor Level Level IIIA, Level III
    Armor Threat Rating Level IIIA multi-hit protection against .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets with a specified mass of 8.1 g (125 gr) and a velocity of 1470 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s) and with .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a specified mass of 15.6 g (24
    Armor Size 9.5" x 6"
    Application Abs
    Armor Features Made in USA, FragLock, Polyurea, Textile, Curved, Hard, Soft
    Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
    Armor Shelf Life 20 Years

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