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AR500 Armor® Level III+ Side Plate Body Armor 6" x 8"

54 USD

SKU: 3+6x8

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AR500 Armor® steel plates offer edge-to-edge ballistic protection

AR500 Armor® 6" x 8"  Side Plate Body Armor

Size & Cut: 6" x 8" Can be worn in conjunction with soft body armor plates

Approximate Weight: 3.5lbs (± 10% due to hand spraying our FragLock™ base coat)

Our armor ballistic core performance and balance of achieving multi-hit performance within its designated threat level; rounds exceeding the armors limitations and threat level or extreme multi-hit scenarios may cause the armor to crack upon impact. This result is normal and significantly reduces the rounds velocity, if not completely defeating, opposed to through and through penetration.


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 3.5000
Armor Level Level III+
Armor Threat Rating Level III+ multi-hit protection against 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,100 FPS (+/- 30FPS), 7.62x51 M80 Ball (ie .308) at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS), and DEA Certified
Armor Cut Orientation: No
Dimensions 6" x 8"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Approximate Thickness 0.35"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Review from Nicholas Johnson Review by Nicholas Johnson
I got two of these in multi-curve and without the build up coating. I highly recommend you not waste your money on the multi curve. The curvature is barely noticeable visually, and entirely unnoticeable when being worn. A flat plate would fit just as well. Of course, the PAXCON build up coating and trauma pad are optional, but personally I chose to forego these to save bulk and weight on these plates which ride farther from the torso than front and back plates.

The 6"x8" plates fit great into the Condor Modular Operator Plate Carrier (MOPC), which has side pouches large enough to accommodate them. Check your carrier first to see if you can fit 6"x8" or if you need the 6"x6" plates instead! (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
Nice side plates although with the height of the plate and size of the pocket a bungee cord or a longer top flap would have been nice. Will buy another set. (Posted on 3/4/2016)
Review from SSouth Review by SSouth
Look good, built good, feel good in the carrier...highly recommend. Was worried about weight...but hardly notice when wearing. Have had on for up to 8-hours at a time and no issues. Great job!! (Posted on 2/24/2016)
Review from Alleb Review by Alleb
Well made and a nice compliment to the front and back Plates. still good motion range. (Posted on 1/11/2016)
Review from JDMHero47 Review by JDMHero47
Got as part of a full set for the XL carrier.
These fit excellently in the side pouches, and attach well with the MOLL-E straps to the carrier.
They could be a bit taller for a lanky person such as myself, but the bulk & weight seems to be just right the way it is. Ordered them with the Xtra build-up, & I can confirm the statement about the armor lasting more than any other, since the steel plate is in an air-tight seal of PAXCON, which doesn't look like it will breakdown within the next few decades at least.
The plates fit very comfortably, with wiggle room for the rest of the carrier while moving around. I still have 95% of full-range of motion while wearing this setup, and can find no fault with these! (Posted on 12/11/2015)
Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
Considering the level of protection offered by this Armor and the the reduction in bulk over other types of Armor this is a great choice. I will be buying additional plates to keep as spares should anyone chose to test my Armor, you can never have too much protection. Thanks for helping keep my safe. (Posted on 12/7/2015)
Review from Mac Review by Mac
Quality plates and fast shipping (Posted on 7/13/2015)

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