AR500 Armor® Level III+ Lightweight Patented ASC Body Armor 10" x 12" (6.5lbs)
- Product Review (submitted on August 26, 2019):
The whole system works very well together. For these plates in particular I was very happy with the design and execution. I purchased the spall coating for these as well and it seems to be very well and evenly applied to the plates. Let's face it if you are facing down level IV threats and are not in the military or a LEO, there are several other things that have gone very sideways on you and you should not be there in the first place. For those types of round to be used you are in a fully non permissive environment and it is going to be a bad day.
For the more realistic, level III should be fine for you just wanting to have the added peace of mind. This is not something you are going to be pulling out and walking down the street with, this is the oh hell the world is falling apart gear, I need to protect my family stuff. I know several officers that are using these in their active shooter vests, if it is good enough for that mission, you will be fine.
I have personally recommended these plates to friends and family that have checked them out and agree they are amazing for what level they can handle. We are a large family of public safety professionals - Active and Retired.
I spent my money on them...