AR500 Armor® Level III Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) 10" x 12"
- Product Review (submitted on October 20, 2014):
- I called to order this plate with the Advanced Shooter Cut on both sides, as this is what they call the Swimmer Cut. I highly recommend it, as not only does it give you more range of motion when transitioning the rifle but it also shaves off a little weight. I decided to keep the default Line-X coating and simply slide the plate into an Aramid Kevlar sleeve instead of the build up in order to keep weight down and keep the thinnest profile. Between the base Line-X, a Kevlar spall guard sleeve, and Condura plate carrier, there is good protection against small fragments as long as you don't make YouTube videos with multiple hits to the same place. That simply removes the coating and nobody will stand around for that many hits. The service from AR500 is top notch and the product is excellent. Running a single plate in front is comfortable but with two plates, there is some felt stress in the back. Also keep in mind that this plate offers excellent protection against most threats, though the lighter 55 gr 5.56 within CQB distances of 7 yards and less will cause penetration due to the high velocity. If it is at outdoor shooting range distances, it can protect against it without issue. All said, this is an excellent value and great for armor that doesn't degrade over time and can be thrown around. Thanks AR500.com!