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AR500 Armor® Level III Back Plate 10" x 12"-Made In The USA

65 USD

SKU: 310x12SQR

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AR500 Armor® Level III Back Plate Body Armor

Purposely designed to be used as a back plate in your plate carrier capable of accepting 10” x 12 body armor. AR500 Armor® Level III Back Plate body armor offers the same ballistic protection as our ASC line with the benefit of increased coverage. Utilizing a back plate affords you additional coverage from the back side of your plate carrier. Please note that your plate carrier must be compatible with a rectangular back plate cut. Please see the carrier compatibility list below. We do not recommend using a Back Plate in the front of your plate carrier unless you’re willing to forego comfort and ergonomics while shouldering your rifle.

Available in: our 10” x 12” Back Plate Cut.

Carrier Compatibility: XL, Testudo™ Gen 2, Concealment, Operator II®, Emergency Personal Carrier (EPC), and ESCORT

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

  • 10” x 12” Size Plate – 8.0lb

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) 8.5000
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 10" x 12"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Thickness 0.26"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Fit well in my video plate carrier Review by Seadragon
I received the plates in great condition. I have seen various videos of testing that made me purchase these. It fits well and the weight is transferred well by the plate carrier. Hope I never have to live fire test them, but if that day comes I will not fear for I have sold my cloak and bought this armour like the paladins of old. (Posted on 7/13/2018)
Fantastic Review by Charles Verified Purchase
Everything I wanted and more out of a level III plate. Stood up to 5.56 like it was .22, and even tanked some .308 before it quit. Simply blown away once again by the quality that AR500 offers for the price. Note : spend cash for the build up coat, because this thing will send shrapnel everywhere. Very, very tough plate to crack. (Posted on 3/5/2018)
High quality armor Review by Robert Verified Purchase
I bought the build up coat on my back armor and it fits great in my condor plate carrier. The weight is very manageable and doesn't prevent any movment or mobility. (Posted on 4/27/2017)
Review from Hunter Review by Hunter
This is a solid product, i just pray i never need it, but glad I have it (Posted on 8/31/2016)
Review from Fat Bottom Girl Review by Fat Bottom Girl
Coors makes the ceramic plates I used in Iraq. I went through plates...glad to have them but here in the states with the threat of muslims (radical islamists) popping up randomly I don't have a supply or the time to change out plates or them being useless after a hit. I have ordered 3 sets from AR500 and never a question or complaint...and will continue to use AR500 for all my armor! - curved front plate is a great comfort but this back plate is perfect! (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from Anraham Review by Anraham
Solid product....hope I never get to experience what it feels like to get shot though. (Posted on 2/2/2016)
Review from Tony Review by Tony
Covers well and makes you feel confident in being protected. (Posted on 9/24/2015)
Review from Squared Away Review by Squared Away
Always one of our hottest sellers, thanks AR500 for having quality armor at a great price! (Posted on 9/14/2015)
Review from D Morgan Review by D Morgan
It was well worth the wait I'm planning on doing some on body test with the ar500 armor . I do wish it was not such a long wait because I'm going to have to get new armor after my testing I will make sure everyone will be able to see a on body armor test but it is great armor have done lots of testing off body it's time to show how much I believe in this armor (Posted on 8/21/2015)
Review from Dan Review by Dan
Love this body armour!!!! The videos speak for themselves glad to have such a great product at such an affordable price. (Posted on 8/2/2015)
Review from Hatrick Penry Review by Hatrick Penry
Great product, great price, great customer service (Posted on 4/6/2015)
Review from Jeff Review by Jeff
Well made. Balances easily in Voodoo Plate carrier (Posted on 3/19/2015)
Review from A-ron Review by A-ron
Great armor! Make sure you have a sturdy carrier... I'd like to say this plate did its job perfectly, but I'm crossing my fingers that never happens. The price was right and the track record can be seen on hundreds of videos on YouTube (FPSRussia was the one who convinced me...). (Posted on 3/17/2015)
Review from Nehemiah Camarillo Review by Nehemiah Camarillo
Quality product for an amazing price, will wear on my LE tact vest with confidence. Thank you for making us safe. (Posted on 3/15/2015)
Review from Brian Review by Brian
I purchased this plate with the PAXCON Line-X build up, and it looks like a pretty good product. It arrived about a month earlier than I expected when I first purchased it. I am very pleased about that. I should note that the PAXCON build up does have a pretty chemically strong odor after you receive it, so keep that in mind. Also, I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but it feels heavy and well-built. I will still test it, and it if holds up, I will buy another. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from Lex Review by Lex
The plate is superior to others I've seen. Thank God I've never had to "test" it! If I had to, I wouldn't fear the outcome. (Posted on 2/4/2015)
Review from Jay Review by Jay
High quality at an affordable price. Yes it took the full 10 weeks for me to get it. Plate Fits great in a TAG carrier. No issue with the Rectangular plate... plus a little extra coverage on the shoulders. Great quality... just be ready to do some training with them... heavy for someone not use to them. (Posted on 12/3/2014)
Review from A. Blissit Review by A. Blissit
As others have said this is exactly what you expect it to be. I am confident that it will perform as intended if need be.

Thank you AR500Armor for making affordable and effective armor! (Posted on 10/21/2014)
Review from Rob Review by Rob
I have purchased 4 of these square 10x12 back plates.
2 of them go in the back of 2 separate plate carriers
2 of them go into my "simple plate carrier" by strikeindustires
in all 4 cases the AR500 square 10x12 back plates I would trust with my life. (Posted on 9/24/2014)
Review from Rick Siegler Review by Rick Siegler
I was quiet happy with your product but not so much with your advertising, you stated a coupon to cover shipping yet I was unable to get my on line order to except it and left a message in the comment section but received no responce back, that was moneies I might have placed toward an purchase. (Posted on 9/3/2014)
Review from Alvin Review by Alvin
I have seen the review on you tube. this is why I picked this company. outstanding. you can tell this is high quality. I hope I don't get in a situation where I actually do need it but if I do I have the confidence in this product to perform as intended. (Posted on 8/9/2014)
Review from Chris Hodnicki Review by Chris Hodnicki
I purchased both the Advanced Curved Shooters Cut front plate and flat rear plate. I have a Second Chance molle carrier issued through work (Baltimore County PD GET) and the fit of the plates in the carrier could not be better. Though these guys have some weight to them, all dead weight does, once strapped on, there is little difference noticed. Awesome investment for your protection and your families assurance.
I will say this, my carrier does not have a cumberbund, which does allow for some outward movement of the lower portion of my plates and soft armor. If you have one for your carrier, use a cumberbund to keep the lower portion of your carrier snug. If not, cinch down what you do have to make running a little more forgiving. (Posted on 7/27/2014)
Review from Geoff Review by Geoff
Great armor, great price. (Posted on 7/25/2014)
Review from E. Review by E.
Its exactly what I thought it was going to be. (Posted on 6/24/2014)
Review from Spencer Review by Spencer
These plates are great, fit perfectly into my rig and are top notch material. Couldn't be happier. (Posted on 6/24/2014)
Review from Richard Review by Richard
I couldn't be happier with these plates, both the front and rear plates fit perfect. The price can not be beat. thank you for a great product. (Posted on 6/4/2014)
Review from Wilson Avila Review by Wilson Avila
The plates fit really nice in my Voodoo tactical carrier..
Well worth the price. (Posted on 2/5/2014)
Review from Josh S. Review by Josh S.
I like this plate. Rides great in a plate carrier. It felt lighter than expected. I think a good plate carrier helps with that. It looks good and matches what I ordered.
I haven't shot this plate, but I have seen the videos, and it is clear how it will run. (Posted on 2/4/2014)
Review from MASIII Review by MASIII
First and last rifle plates I will every buy! I've seen what these can resist and love em. Bought a front plate curves with the additional layer and like it. Only because I'm a big guy and the plates feel a bit awkward. Will buy another front plate without the curve and try that. (Posted on 12/16/2013)
Review from Dave Shearen Review by Dave Shearen
Ordered the square back plate plate along with the asymmetrical curved from plate. The plates fit like a glove in my Condor Quick-Release plate carrier. Definitely the best value for unsurpassed level of personal protection. I am surprised at the light weight of the plates in the carrier. I was definitely expecting more weight/bulk. Shipping was a little long but well worth the wait. (Posted on 11/25/2013)
Review from Diego Hernandez Review by Diego Hernandez
PERFECT!!!! I know that it anything comes flying my way towards my back, I'll be covered. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Ballistics Guy Review by Ballistics Guy
I bought one of these plates for ballistics testing, I'm amazed- nothing I threw at this plate made so much as a dent! If you're looking for body armor these can stop any bullet. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
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 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 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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