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AR500 Armor® Level III+ ASC Body Armor 10" x 12"

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Description

AR500 Armor® 10" x 12" Patented ASC Level III+ Body Armor

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

Weight: 7.8lbs (± 10% due to hand spraying PAXCON base coat)

Please Note: As of 11/24 our Patented ASC Level III+ Body Armor now ships with our lighter more agile ASC cut to reduce loadout weight and increase user mobility.

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.

Specifications

Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter N/A
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
Dimensions 10" x 12"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Weight (LBS) 9.5000
Thickness 0.26"
Discontinued? No

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very good product and the best customer service I have ever seen out of any company Review by Chris
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I ordered two 10 by 12 plates and a plate carrier and the lead time was 3 weeks but they explain to me that there plus 3 armor steel is on a backorder so what they did for me was change my back plate to a flat to a curved build up coat to match my front one free of cost because of the unexpected delay these guys here at ar500 are the best and their customer service is phenomenal this company is by far the best I would recommend this body armor and this company to anybody that is looking for dependable product an excellent customer service that goes out of their way to make their buyers happy you couldn't ask for more out of a company!!!! (Posted on 5/10/2019)
Superior customer service and fast shipping Review by Beck
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Thanks for great customer service and very fast shipping. Good quality product at affordable price. Thanks again for putting the customer first. (Posted on 6/5/2018)
Very well made! Review by D Millz
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I've seen all types of plates in 15 years of LE. These rank among the best. Got mine a week after ordering them. Depending on the carrier, these for well and the weight is spread out on your torso. Just don't expect a full speed sprint... (Posted on 3/3/2018)
5 stars and great customer service Review by Mark
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I got my level III+ front, rear, and side plates today. Love it, and great customer service. From ordering to recieving it took about one week even though the lead time was listed at 3 weeks. Came securely and neatly packaged. Nice to know my armor can stop armor piercing rounds.
Now I have AR500 plates and a Testudo Gen 2 carrier. Very happy with both, and a AAA+ for customer service. Thanks, love it !!! (Posted on 1/9/2018)
Great quality and food price Review by james
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Recently bought a few to test with home load .308 cooking a little bit hot stopped them all. Even took 30 06. 4 plates shot with and without spall Frag no penetration at t 50 and 100 yards that being said these are my results I have found. I will be purchasing a set or two for a carrier now. (Posted on 12/6/2017)
Fast Delivery, Excellent quality, bit heavy though Review by Johann
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Bought 4 of these Pre-election incase of SHTF. Put them in two plate carriers front and back for 2 people. Excellent quality. We have tested by shooting 1 of them over 300 times with 5.56 FMJ in the time since. No sign of damage except to spall liner. Highly recommend if you're a budget prepper and want good protection. Next time though I will buy the Lvl III+ Lightweight because dayum this stuff is heavy. (Posted on 5/6/2017)
Excellent Product! Review by James
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Very impressed with the quality, but more impressed with the price - as a law enforcement officer, thankful to have this added protection. (Posted on 10/27/2016)
Review from Dillon Crouse Review by Dillon Crouse
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Worth the wait! (Posted on 9/6/2016)
Review from -Winge Review by -Winge
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Prior to purchasing plates I was able to call and speak to staff who were very helpful and I am very happy with the plates. I will be ordering more next budget season. (Posted on 8/10/2016)
Review from R. Ruiz Review by R. Ruiz
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Great customer service, kept me in the loop during the entire ordering, purchasing and delivery process. The ASC LIII body armor is well made and I trust it to perform as advertised. (Posted on 8/10/2016)
Review from James Review by James
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Awesome product and at a great price for the protection you receive. The plates arrived in secure packaging and fit perfectly in the Banshee Plate Carrier. Five Stars to the AR500 Armor Team!! (Posted on 8/7/2016)
Review from Nader J Review by Nader J
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This is everything I wanted, the plates are high quality. Customer support was awesome when there were questions to be answered. I love this company and will keep purchasing from them. Their product is worth every penny. Thank you for everything AR500!! (Posted on 8/5/2016)
Review from Eric Review by Eric
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Good for the price. Could maybe use a little more of an ergonomic curvature on the edges near the sides. But overall good product., wear it everyday for duty, no issues so far. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from jessyjames44 Review by jessyjames44
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Gust received my 2 Level 3+ 10by12 curved front and back in and wow the quality is exactly as advertised and reasonably priced other than the waiting time everything's good it's worth the wait AR500 is Top-Notch. The dimensions are perfect it fits in my Marz Tactical Plate Carrie Perfectly (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from Tony March Review by Tony March
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Bought a level 3+ plate with paxcon coating. Very impressive, mounted in a Banshee carrier it is very comfortable to wear. The Paxcon is definitely worth getting and it does not seem to add too much bulk to the plate. Glad I bought it (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from Tony March Review by Tony March
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So impressed with this gear...versatile and comfortable and a lot of room to add pouches and bags. This is the carrier to have because it can do it all. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from PeterV Review by PeterV
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Short of shooting the plate like so many videos already have, it's impossible to be 100% definitive about its performance, however I can state that it's extremely well made, the coating is well placed, and the price is great. Fits inside my plate carrier just like it's supposed to and is just contoured enough to allow the vest to hug my chest quite nicely. Overall, a very well-made product I feel comfortable using in the field. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from Steve Review by Steve
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When they say 10 weeks they mean it. The wait is worth it. I bought these and have not been disappointed. Hope this helps. (Posted on 7/29/2016)
Review from Sgt. D.W. Rook Review by Sgt. D.W. Rook
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You can`t beat the value of this product! I will be ordering more III+ plates in the future. I wear level 4 plates at work (on occasion) and find them bulky when I am firing from a prone position. The slim design of the level III+ plates makes it easier for an old, fat guy like me to shoot in that position. Keep up the good work!!! (Posted on 6/15/2016)
Review from Alex Review by Alex
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Ok so I ordered my set of 10x12,curved,paxcon build up lvl 3+ plates 2-22-16. Just received them today 4-25-16,roughly 9 weeks in lead time which was better than expected with the negative light that ar500 is getting. My order was spot on nothing was wrong and plates were as described .This being said I haven't been lied too like some are saying! I have a second order place 3-4 days later and there is a difference in order numbers by 559 I assume that they are going in order but who knows I will update an actual lead time for my second once I receive my product. And just as FYI my first order was for 2 curved plates and 2 trauma pads , second order contains 2plates same as listed above with a P.C. And some other goodies!!! As to you AR500 keep up the great work and please continue putting out great quality product for a good price regardless that people complains about lead times and not cutting corners to boost production !! Kudos!! (Posted on 4/25/2016)
Review from Michelle Review by Michelle
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Product is as described - very happy with product - not so happy with the lead time and customer service - lead time was 10 weeks - took 12 weeks. (Posted on 3/21/2016)
Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
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Wished they had had the Generation II when I ordered my first set! Now I'll have to go back and order another one. But the idea of having a plate to use as spare when SHTF occurs or even to put together a complete spare set for company isn't a bad idea. Lets face it when (it) happens replacements won't be available. Better safe than sorry. Happy times. (Posted on 3/7/2016)
Review from Phil K. Review by Phil K.
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Extremely happy with my purchase. I got level lll+ armor with the Banshee plate carrier and trama pads. Fits good and is comfortable with good mobility. Would recommend this to anyone interested in getting quality armor for a good price. Waited about 2 months but at the end it was worth the wait. Looking forward to getting some soft armor next. Great job guys! (Posted on 3/5/2016)
Review from Fred Review by Fred
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Exactly what was ordered, Fits my carrier like it was custom made. I is a little heaver that I thought it would be but that is not a problem. Thanks for the outstanding product.Exactly what was ordered, Fits my carrier like it was custom made. I is a little heaver that I thought it would be but that is not a problem. Thanks for the outstanding product. (Posted on 2/23/2016)
Review from Daniel Wysocki Review by Daniel Wysocki
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great products,great service.My only problem is wait times of 10 weeks,but it is worth the wait,considering the price of competitors. (Posted on 2/8/2016)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
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Excellent product! Everything is exactly as described and I could not be happier with my purchase. The plate measurements were exactly as described and they fit like a glove in my plate carrier. It took awhile to receive the product, but the estimated delivery time was accurate. It was well worth the wait, however. Highly recommend company and product.

Side note: I liked that they sent this product to Demolition Ranch for testing, also. I watched those videos before buying and it showed me they are not afraid to let a third party test their products and let the results be public. I have a lot of respect for that. It just means AR500 is as legit as it gets. (Posted on 1/1/2016)
Review from Don Review by Don
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Bought the multi-curve plates with the regular base-coat. Liked the weight and thickness of the plates, as well as the coating. The only negative I have is I would have liked them to be a little more curved so they would be more form-fitting; They are still too flat in my opinion for optimal fit(I'm 5' 11" and 170, larger guys may like the fit better I expect). Overall very good though. (Posted on 1/1/2016)
Review from mike christiansen Review by mike christiansen
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The product is great I bought 2 10×12 and 2 6×6. The customer service is good everyone I talked to was polite and professional. They sent the wrong 6×6 plates but a little under 2 weeks after I first notified them I got the correct plates. I'm very happy with the plates I have now! (Posted on 12/11/2015)
Review from mike Review by mike
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The product is great I bought 2 10×12 and 2 6×6. The customer service is good everyone I talked to was polite and professional. They sent the wrong 6×6 plates but a little under 2 weeks after I first notified them I got the correct plates. I'm very happy with the plates I have now! (Posted on 12/11/2015)
Review from BB Review by BB
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Great product. Our agency has tested them with outstanding results. Very good customer service. order took some time to make but well worth the wait. Works great in the Operator II carrier. (Posted on 12/9/2015)
Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
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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 Edward Adams Review by Edward Adams
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The price for the protection offered by the level III+ plates was awesome. Customer service provided was remarkable. My next purchase would be the soft armor for concealed wear and lighter weight. (Posted on 10/19/2015)
Review from Michael Review by Michael
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I recently purchased two of the level III+ plates for my son Cody (Now in Iraq) for his standard issue plate carrier. The staff at AR500 were extremely helpful in choosing the correct plate for what he would need on the battlefield. My wife and I are so grateful for a very compassionate, and knowledgeable staff! Thanks again and God bless! (Posted on 9/15/2015)
Review from Kevin Greeman Review by Kevin Greeman
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Just got new front plate in today. Fit my Banshee carrier great! Love the fact that the ASC cuts can be made for left handed shooters! Keep up the good work! (Posted on 9/3/2015)
Review from Bobby Review by Bobby
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Great product. Its worth the wait knowing that your not getting a product that was sitting around on a shelf for awhile. (Posted on 8/28/2015)
Review from A. White Review by A. White
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I already have a review for the AR500's Concealment Plate Carrier in Wolf Grey and I love it! It's well made plus it's Wolf Grey. I know, I said that twice. This review is for the III+ rated armor. Which is well made and worth every penny of it's price in weight and is not as heavy as many would think. I plan to augment my setup with their IIIa Hybrid Soft Armor. The reason is that with both these armor systems I have the choice of both concealed wear or outer/over clothing use of these very slim armor soft and hard plates. Also I do not think it is fair to fault AR500's lead-times. I ordered in mid-April and I received my unit in less than 8 weeks with a stated 10 week lead-time but that was my fault. I waited and hesitated (and demand was increasing rapidly) when the delivery times were shorter on one the best buys anyone can make and should. Plus you save with AR500 and the high Q&A is included. (Posted on 8/28/2015)
Review from Gregory Review by Gregory
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Finally got my plates in after almost exactly 10 weeks. However, I think these are totally worth it. I got a complete front, back and side armor set and I have to say they are amazing. With all of my IIIA soft covers, and these plates, combined with the carrier and ammo; My rig comes in at 42 lbs. These definitely add some heft, but for multi hit rated, maintenance free, won't become useless if left out in the sun reliability, I think they are way worth the wait. (Posted on 8/25/2015)
Review from Hector Review by Hector
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This is the third set of armor plates I have purchased from AR500. I wish they would have come out with these sooner. For the price and the level of protection, you can't find anything better. I am very pleased with the level III+ plates as well as my other sets of level III plates. I used nothing else but AR500 Armor. (Posted on 8/24/2015)
Review from Ethan Review by Ethan
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I opted for steel over ceramic for a couple of reasons. Thinner and longer shelf life. Also more durable than ceramic. Oh and cost. Ok sue me, that's four reasons. Great product at a a great price. Well worth the wait. (Posted on 8/4/2015)
Review from Micah Review by Micah
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I was a little surprised that they made them to order but I guess that's the way most products not on a shelf are these days. The product is outstanding. I would definitely buy it again and plan to get another set soon. (Posted on 8/3/2015)
Review from KC Review by KC
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Great stuff, love the videos, got my Level III+ front, back and side plates a few weeks ago! Thanks so much! Only wish is that with every order over $300 you would throw in your PVC patch!!! (Posted on 8/2/2015)
Review from Zack Review by Zack
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Outstanding protection at a reasonable price! Thanks AR500! (Posted on 7/17/2015)
Review from Jeremy Review by Jeremy
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Very well made product. I know a few people that are extremely impressed after seeing the plates I purchased. I know they will be purchasing some from you guys very soon. Now I wait for the side plates and if they are anything like these they are well worth the wait. Thanks again for everything. (Posted on 7/15/2015)
Review from Mark Cunningham Review by Mark Cunningham
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Worth the wait for top notch equipment, should last a lifetime (Posted on 7/10/2015)
Review from Todd Review by Todd
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Replaced ceramic plates worth the wait and price. (Posted on 6/25/2015)
Review from jeff Review by jeff
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while i love the product its the fact that it takes more than 3 months to get the thing. i (Posted on 6/22/2015)
Review from Lt. Collins Review by Lt. Collins
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Just got the plates today. Package was damaged, but the plates had lots of padding. They fit very nice in my Operater II carrier. Will be ordering the larger plates next. Awesome job AR500. I got my military brother a set of plates also and he loves them. Keep up the great work. Thanks again. (Posted on 6/19/2015)
Review from Michael Conniff Review by Michael Conniff
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I had also ordered trauma pads as well. Everything fit into my LBT-6094 Moduler Plate Carrier nice and snug. Comfortable while walking around at the range. I feel after all the video testing I have seen I feel confident and safe wearing my system. (Posted on 6/17/2015)
Review from Ulysses McMullen Review by Ulysses McMullen
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Excellent product! Had minor issue with item but customer support remedied the issue promptly by replacing the item with correct plates. I would recommend AR500 to others due to product specifications, price, and quality. I will definitely be ordering more through this company!! (Posted on 6/8/2015)
Review from Bryan Review by Bryan
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My rating is based on my total experience. The plates are great. The packaging was very nice, with the plates fitted securely in the box. My problem is with the production time and slow shipping. When I ordered my plates they showed in stock on the website. I called customer service and was told that the true lead time was about a week to ten days. At week nine I called and was told that the order was ready to ship and would process later that day. I did not received my plates until ten days later. Very slow shipping. (Posted on 5/19/2015)
Review from jason Review by jason
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Great quality armor ,curved plates front and back fit nice and the cut of the plate top and bottom are great especially when bending and maneuvering. Great job ar500 thanks. (Posted on 5/19/2015)
Review from Dean Review by Dean
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Well finished, I got optional build up and it was thinner that I expected, but it seems to match the thickness they have listed on website. I hope I never test them, but it's nice to know the will stop most rifle calibers, so a pistol round at the range so not be a problem.
(Posted on 5/18/2015)
Review from Me gabet Review by Me gabet
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It is very nice equipment just takes them to long to fill your order 8 weeks for in stock items is crazy (Posted on 5/15/2015)
Review from mr. culpepper Review by mr. culpepper
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very nice product. plates came packed very secure. fit in my banshee carrier just fine. (Posted on 4/24/2015)
Review from Nick Willoughby Review by Nick Willoughby
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I love your products, just hope I never have to use them.

Great price, fast shipping! (Posted on 4/22/2015)

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