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AR500 Armor® Level III Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) 8" x 10"

60 USD

SKU: 38x10

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AR500 Armor® Level III Body Armor – Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC)

Where it all began, AR500 Armor® Level III patented ASC Body Armor. A revolution in the armor industry by combining guaranteed performance, durability, and value. Backing down from no challenge, we’ve become the most independently tested, reviewed, vetted, and validated body armor manufacturer in the world by our peers. Our Level III armor serves as the flagship model in our line for those who desire rugged and reliable armor. Capable of defeating 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) at a velocity of up to 2,780 feet per second. Independently tested in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 through Oregon Ballistics (OBL), and H.P. White Laboratories.

Available in right and left handed configurations, our patented ASC affords you additional room for your rifle stock improving comfort and shooting ergonomics. Compatible with all standard plate carriers that accept SAPI or traditional Shooters Cut body armor with appropriate chest plate pocket size.

Available in: 8” x 10”, 10” x 12”, and 11” x 14” Advanced Shooters Cut sizes.

Weight (+/- 10% for PAXCON coating):

  • 8” x 10” ASC – 5.5lb
  • 10” X 12” ASC – 8.0lb
  • 11” X 14” ASC – 10.5lb

Profile: Thin 0.26” profile (Base Coat), 0.48” profile (Build-Up)

AR500 Armor® Level III Body Armor Specifications

  • Level III rifle rated for 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308 win) @ 2,780 fps
  • Independently tested to NIJ 101.06
  • Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) (on some models) in thin .26” profile
  • Most independently reviewed and tested body armor in the world
  • AR500 Armor® high hard specially treated ballistic steel core construction
  • Rigorous quality control standards for consistency and performance
  • Rugged and stress fracture resistant
  • Minimally invasive forming process on Multi-Curved models preserves armor integrity
  • 20-Year maintenance free shelf life
  • Unparalleled Multi-Hit and stand-alone performance
  • Outlasts Ceramic, and Polyethylene Body Armor
  • PAXCON abrasion and chemical resistant coating
    • Build-Up for spall and fragmentation mitigation
  • Made in the United States of America!

Looking for protection against high velocity threats such as M193? Look into our level III+ body armor, which is special threated tested to M193 at velocities up to 3,100 feet per second.

Proudly Manufactured in our Phoenix, Arizona facility from start to finish.

Become a warrior and #StayInTheFight with AR500 Armor® Body Armor, a proud member of the Armored Republic™.



Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Weight (LBS) 6.0000
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).
Dimensions 8" x 10"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Thickness 0.26"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Multi-threat Protection Is Real Review by Riley
Excellent, fit in my veritas lite no problem. But earlier in the week I had the plate out when I happened to see a brown recluse skitter along the carpet. Not being one to get my hands dirty, I put their multi-threat promise to the test. The plate sang with a metallic ring after crushing the 8 legged demon.

Also stopped a .308 Winchester from 200 yards no problem. Good plates for the price. (Posted on 6/26/2019)
Excellent Review by Ashbritt
My plates arrived on time they are superior quality and fit my carrier like a glove (Posted on 11/21/2018)
Review from Eriks Review by Eriks
Great set of plates and they keep them affordable. My wait time said 4-6 weeks but I got them in 2 . Will definitely order more. (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from Eric Jones Review by Eric Jones
This item is way past excellent!!! Fits good!! (Posted on 2/19/2016)
Review from Dale McCauley Review by Dale McCauley
I bought this plate because it will give me frontal protection without weighing me down. Quality looks good and it should do the job. Surprisingly heavy for the size. Good service and fast shipping. (Posted on 11/26/2015)
Review from Casey Brown Review by Casey Brown
I don't know if I can really say "excellent" since I haven't had to test this... but I don't want to. I can say it seems to be good kit at a good price and it fit perfectly in the front of a small, used ACU interceptor vest that I bought for my wife in case of zombie apocolypse. (Posted on 4/10/2015)
Review from chris belcher Review by chris belcher
great piece. great quality, as expected. was a little smaller than id hoped. im a medium sized guy and it barely coveres my squishy bits. solid piece though. id rather have had the bigger sized ones. solid item not disapointed otherwise AT ALL (Posted on 11/19/2014)
Review from Terry Review by Terry
These are a perfect fit for my wife since she's smaller in stature. Once she got the carrier set up and adjusted she has no problems wearing her vest for several hours at a time. (Posted on 11/3/2014)
Review from John Review by John
I ordered two custom plates 8x10 one with steep cuts on both sides for my chest and one without any steep cuts, for my back. Be sure to get a curved plate. I saw a video on YouTube of a man shooting at one of these plates they kept shooting and kept shooting nothing punch. But they said it was affordable too and I thought it was a joke well it's no joke! With the Russians and Chinese to invade us soon you guys better grab one while you can!!!!!!! (Posted on 9/3/2014)
Review from Fernando Review by Fernando
This is the best purchase I've made. This is a great piece of equipment and one everyone patrolling the streets should have. (Posted on 8/5/2014)
Review from Ron Review by Ron
I bought the 8x10 AR500 shooters cut curved plate with the build up to wear in the front pocket of my point blank duty vest. I received my order 7 days after placing the order. Quality appears great and it fit like a glove and it actually had better coverage than I expected when ordering the 8x10. Weight was less than I expected. Thanks for the added comfort of knowing that I now have a chance if I take a rifle round center mass. (Posted on 7/22/2014)
Review from Matthew Review by Matthew
8x10 Flat Plate

It is exactly what I ordered, but it does slide around in my carrier a bit. I bought a curved 10x12 plate to fix the problem, but I do like the product. (Posted on 3/25/2014)
Review from Renaldo Review by Renaldo
Thank you for providing an excellent rifle plate which is inexpensive and light weight. The 8x10 fits perfectly in the pouches of my point blank patrol vest. It feels great to have the extra protection that until now I thought would be to heavy and cumbersome to wear on a daily basis. Note for future buyers: spend three extra money fit the curved plate for the back, it us worth it for the comfort. (Posted on 2/23/2014)
Review from Shannon Review by Shannon
Great solid plates. I use a pair in my personal carrier for work and long term personal use. I like that these can take abuse all day long! No problems with cheek and body weld with rifle. However, as a South Paw the extra cut on the right side doesn't do anything for me.. As a Arizona native myself, I'm proud to see that you stayed true to your prices/dedication and didn't allow our current national predicament persuade you to make unnecessary gestures toward hard working Americans. Thank you! (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Review from Nick P Review by Nick P
I am a Deputy Sheriff in AZ and bought this plate for work. I wear this plate in my trauma plate carrier in a Second Chance ballistic vest everyday and found the weight to be minimal and well dispersed. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from nkro Review by nkro
just got two 8+10 plates for my soft vest. I went with the flat plates because of smaller area, works fine for front but should have gone with a curved plate for back so spend the extra 20$ the larger plates for sure! thick coat of line 6, nice beveld edges,good deal!!!!!! thanks. nkro4260 (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Waxahachie, Tx. Review by Waxahachie, Tx.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
These are the nicest AR500 plates I've ever seen! (Posted on 12/6/2012)
Review from Erick H. Review by Erick H.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 body armor Review by body armor
Picked up a pair. Good stuff!!! (Posted on 6/4/2012)
Review from Quen W Review by Quen W
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)
Review from Scott H Review by Scott H
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)
Review from Good value Review by Good value
Hard to beat for the money if you need some body armor. (Posted on 5/31/2012)
Review from Allen Review by Allen
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
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
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
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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