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

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SKU: 3+10x12

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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.


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
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 7.62x51 AP (Black Tip) at 2,800 FPS (+/- 30FPS)
Dimensions 10" x 12"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Thickness 0.26"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Superior customer service and fast shipping Review by Beck
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
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
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
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
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
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 jessyjames44 Review by jessyjames44
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 Sgt. D.W. Rook Review by Sgt. D.W. Rook
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 Chris Review by Chris
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 mike christiansen Review by mike christiansen
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
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
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 Edward Adams Review by Edward Adams
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
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
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
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
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 Hector Review by Hector
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
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
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
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 Mark Cunningham Review by Mark Cunningham
Worth the wait for top notch equipment, should last a lifetime (Posted on 7/10/2015)
Review from Todd Review by Todd
Replaced ceramic plates worth the wait and price. (Posted on 6/25/2015)
Review from jeff Review by jeff
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
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
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
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 jason Review by jason
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
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
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
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
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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