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AR500 Armor® Blunt Force Trauma Pad - 10" x 12"

35 USD


Available to Order
Estimated Lead Time: 7-8 Weeks

Trauma pads are Non-Ballistic and offer no increase in ballistic protection. Designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor, our Trauma Pads reduce the amount of energy transfer to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor.


AR500 Armor® Blunt Force Trauma Pad (NON-BALLISTIC) Gen. II – Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC)

What happens after AR500 Armor® body armor defeats a round? This is a common afterthought. Energy from the impact is transferred to your body. Now what? The follow up question is typically how much energy and how do I prevent injury? Well, there is no specific answer without knowing all variables in the equation. Because life is uncertain we always recommend running AR500 Armor® Trauma Pads. Each trauma pad is specially engineered to mitigate blunt force trauma in case your armor takes a round. Our Trauma Pads will reduce the amount of back face deformation that could occur and reduce risk of injury after impact. All AR500 Armor® in standalone configurations perform very well in tests against back face deformation (BFD) and energy transfer, and are designed with BFD in mind. Our Trauma Pads add to the level of effectiveness already exhibited in AR500 Armor® Body Armor.

Designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor, our Trauma Pads reduce the amount of energy transfer to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor. Our patented Advance Shooters Cut (ASC) matches perfectly to our Level IIIA, III, III+, and III+ Lightweight body armor improving ergonomics with your rifle.

Compatible with AR500 Armor® Body Armor and other armor systems along with most plate carriers.

Trauma pads are Non-Ballistic and offer no increase in ballistic protection.

Available in: 8” x 10”, 10” x 12”, and 11” X 14” Advanced Shooters Cut sizes.

Approximate Weight:

  • 8” x 10” ASC – 5.4 ounces
  • 10” x 12” ASC – 5.9 ounces
  • 11” x 14” ASC – 6.2 ounces

Approximate Profile: 0.25” Ultra-Thin 


Name in Bundles 10" x 12" Blunt Force Trauma Pad
UPC: 00819718020329
Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 0.4000
Accessory Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Accessory Color Black
Intended use Medical
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Review from IntelMerc Review by IntelMerc
Lead times are ridiculously long. Its as if the BATF is running the show. (Posted on 9/13/2016)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
I have total confidence in any product AR500 sells and am willing and do stake my life on that statement. As far as the Trauma Pads, they are well made and comfortably fit (Posted on 9/4/2016)
Review from Kelley's Police & Tactical Supply Review by Kelley's Police & Tactical Supply
We love these trauma pads. Always keep them in stock! (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from William Renaud Review by William Renaud
High Quality and a fair price. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from Jason Review by Jason
Great products but lead times are grossly beyond advertised. Five week claim at time of order. Received in close to 3 months. No complaints otherwise. (Posted on 8/2/2016)
Review from Vanny Review by Vanny
I would say that the trauma pad feels like the leve 3 pads, although that it is to give more protections, i am glad that i had bought it. I wear it my pads and plate most of them time with the trauma pads right there for more comfort and protection. Great jobs on it. (Posted on 7/21/2016)
Review from David Barnes Review by David Barnes
Very nice product, fits nicely in front of my reimling soft armor in my safariland uniform carrier (Posted on 7/21/2016)
Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
Nice pad will use mine to back up my LVL IIIA which rides behind my III+ Curved Rifle plate extra protection against both a perforation and much better energy dissipation, if I take one. Need to be able to stay in the fight. And YES it all fit in the carrier and really cuts down on any shifting. (Posted on 3/4/2016)
Review from Dan S Review by Dan S
They fit nicely. Bought this product just in case. Will recommend. (Posted on 2/23/2016)
Review from Jon Dittman Review by Jon Dittman
improved comfort and feel with hard plates, and piece of mind knowing that the overall protection level has been improved as well. Great product, typical of AR500, and a great price. (Posted on 2/11/2016)
Review from Gary Spence Review by Gary Spence
These seem to be well made. Fortunately I have not had to actually try these out. I can however speak about the importance of slowing and dispersing the point of impact. Energy is energy and getting hit in the chest with a round doesn't even compare to getting hit with sledge hammer, buy them mitigate the damage energy that stops is still energy and its going somewhere. (Posted on 2/5/2016)
Review from J.M.A.G. Arms & Defense Review by J.M.A.G. Arms & Defense
Excellent pad very well mad. (Posted on 12/31/2015)
Review from Minh T Nguyen Review by Minh T Nguyen
5 stars (Posted on 12/13/2015)
Review from Pat Review by Pat
They arrived in 20 degree weather so I thought they where hard and rigid but once they warmed up they became flexible again. ride great under the plates. (Posted on 12/9/2015)
Review from ernest johnson Review by ernest johnson
have not used yet but need 1 more (Posted on 12/6/2015)
Review from Chris Review by Chris
I love the pad, very comfortable and protective feel. It fit correctly behind my plate which is the same side. It also kept my body warm while wearing it and knowing that it will save my life. (Posted on 11/26/2015)
Review from Lou Bianco Review by Lou Bianco
Have not had to use thankfully !!!
but appears to be excellent quality.
no complaints (Posted on 10/5/2015)
Review from Nathan Daggett Review by Nathan Daggett
Seems like a great product. Can't wait for my vest to come with armor to see how they work with the vest. (Posted on 7/17/2015)
Review from Richie Review by Richie
Seems very well made, fits over plate perfectly, its one of those things that I hope that I never need to test. Be safe all! (Posted on 6/25/2015)
Review from Alejandro Juarez Review by Alejandro Juarez
High quality! Very well made. (Posted on 6/15/2015)
Review from Joel Rutkowski Review by Joel Rutkowski Verified Purchase
As with all AR500 products, I received my order in a timely manner, and it fully met my expectations. (Posted on 6/3/2015)
Review from James Manuel Review by James Manuel
great fit well crafted (Posted on 6/1/2015)
Review from William Forbes Review by William Forbes
great fit, slides around in the carrier, aside that, great product. (Posted on 5/20/2015)
Review from Hal Review by Hal
Friendly staff. Good to keep you updated on order status. Good and light protection (Posted on 5/19/2015)
Review from Dean Review by Dean
Well made, thinner than expected, but seems it will work fine if needed. (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Review from Charles Topping Review by Charles Topping
Well worth the money spent. I watched many videos and read many,many reviews before I settled on AR500 armor. the extra weight is a comfort and gives me a sense of security that even the military body armor never did. (Posted on 5/12/2015)
Review from Daniel Kravatz Review by Daniel Kravatz
perfect fit for my rig with excellent quality, and fit. I hope I never need to rate the performance. Thank you very much! (Posted on 5/6/2015)
Review from Corey Review by Corey
Great product. Production times is long, but demand is high and the price point is great for products such as these. I own a Mayflower plate carrier and have Front curved level 3 w build up and flat back build up with curved sides. bought the trauma pad as my last piece and fits great in my rig. quality product, just hope i never have to NEED it, will be using it though. (Posted on 4/26/2015)
Review from Nick Willoughby Review by Nick Willoughby
Extremely thin and well built, great prices and fast shipping! (Posted on 4/22/2015)
Review from Jordan Review by Jordan
Extremely nice! Well made and fit perfect with the plates! (Posted on 4/21/2015)
Review from SAI Review by SAI
Good product. (Posted on 4/13/2015)
Review from Jim Review by Jim
Great product, great fit and finish (Posted on 4/13/2015)
Review from John E. Review by John E.
Great product and customer service. (Posted on 3/17/2015)
Review from dienkdau Review by dienkdau
Cant beat it. A must have (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Review from Ryan Ussery Review by Ryan Ussery
Well worth the extra money after watching videos on this product. They add virtually no weight and feel extremely comfortable behind the plates. I hope I never have to find out personally, but I feel at ease should that ever happens. (Posted on 2/26/2015)
Review from Richard Review by Richard
After watching your video on these Trauma Pads I knew that this is a add on that I needed to have. They fit perfect and add very little weight but add that security of mind. Thank you for a great product at a very good price. (Posted on 12/23/2014)
Review from Mabe002 Review by Mabe002
Can't rate the performance (and hope I never have to). But the quality appears to be excellent. The only thing I could request is a free sticker with every order. (Posted on 12/23/2014)
Review from James Powell Review by James Powell
Feel great behind the plates but I hope I don't ever have to test them for impact absorption! (Posted on 11/14/2014)
Review from Andrei Stieber Review by Andrei Stieber
Can't even feel them under the Level III plates. Hope I never have to find out if they absorb impact shock (Posted on 10/8/2014)
Review from Tien Nguyen Review by Tien Nguyen
These pads feel great under my ESAPI plates as well as my AR500 plates. Thankfully I've not had the chance of putting them to the test but they are better than nothing or wearing additional KEVLAR for impact absorption. (Posted on 9/25/2014)
Review from Hubert Review by Hubert
A must have add on. Fits well, adds very little to overall bulk and is not noticed when wearing. It's like an airbag in your car; you hope that it performs as designed should it ever be put to the test. (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Review from Cliff Martin Review by Cliff Martin
Fit well, light weight and non bulky pads. Everyone should have a set in their carrier.
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Review from Edwin L Fetzer Review by Edwin L Fetzer
Great stuff these pads. They don't bulk like others I have utilized. (Posted on 7/30/2014)
Review from Mike S Review by Mike S
Worth it for the extra padding behind the steel plates for comfort alone. Minimal added bulk. (Posted on 7/29/2014)
Review from Rob H. Review by Rob H.
fits well a must have. (Posted on 7/15/2014)
Review from Bonzo Review by Bonzo
got one for both hard vest and concealed vest. hope I never have to use BUT feel comfortable knowing they are there. NO extra bulk but ALL added safety !!! THANKS AR500 (Posted on 4/29/2014)
Review from Wa Doc Review by Wa Doc
Fits well in each of my two carriers. One Blackhawk! and the other a no-namer. (Posted on 4/28/2014)
Review from James Review by James
Great product and very compact. Adds comfort without the bulk! (Posted on 4/23/2014)
Review from Derek Review by Derek
Like "Sabot" said, I can't attest for the ability of the trauma pads but they make wearing the armor much more comfortable and they also help fill out some of the extra space in my plate sleeve. No extra bulk plus added comfort, what's not to like?! I'd recommend a set to anyone! (Posted on 4/14/2014)
Review from Sabot Review by Sabot
Can't vouch for the ability"Thankfully" but the design and fit is not noticeable or bulky underneath (Posted on 3/3/2014)

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