AR500 Armor® 6" x 8" Side Plate Body Armor
Size & Cut: 6" x 8" Can be worn in conjunction with soft body armor plates
Weight: 3.5lbs (± 10% due to hand spraying PAXCON 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.
|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)|
|Armor Cut Orientation:||No|
|Dimensions||6" x 8"|
|Armor Construction Material||Ballistic steel core|
|Armor Shelf Life||20 Years|
- Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
- Review from SSouth Review by SSouth
- Review from JDMHero47 Review by JDMHero47
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)