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AR500 Armor® Level III Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) 11" x 14"

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AR500 Armor® steel plates offer edge-to-edge ballistic protection

AR500 Armor® Level III Body Armor – Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC)

Where it all began, AR500 Armor® Level III patented ASC Body Armor. A revolution in the armor industry by combining guaranteed performance, durability, and value. Backing down from no challenge, we’ve become the most independently tested, reviewed, vetted, and validated body armor manufacturer in the world by our peers. Our Level III armor serves as the flagship model in our line for those who desire rugged and reliable armor. Capable of defeating 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) at a velocity of up to 2,780 feet per second. Independently tested in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 through Oregon Ballistics (OBL), and H.P. White Laboratories.

Available in right and left handed configurations, our patented ASC affords you additional room for your rifle stock improving comfort and shooting ergonomics. Compatible with all standard plate carriers that accept SAPI or traditional Shooters Cut body armor with appropriate chest plate pocket size.

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

Approximate Weight: (+/- 10% for our FragLock™ coating):

  • 8” x 10” ASC – 5.5lb
  • 10” X 12” ASC – 8.0lb
  • 11” X 14” ASC – 10.5lb

Approximate 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
  • Proprietary FragLock™ 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
Approximate Weight (LBS) 11.5000
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 11" x 14"
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Approximate Thickness 0.26"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Backpack Armor Review by Running Man Verified Purchase
I find this size of plate to be perfect for the backpack that I take to work everyday. I also purchased/added the build up coating and then wrapped all of the edges of the plate in layers of duct tape to protect my backpack from abuse/wear over time (this is heavy). I'm very happy with the result. Thank you AR 500! (Posted on 10/1/2019)
Solid Investment — Literally! Review by Samuel Verified Purchase
Picked up multi-curve build-up paxcon coat 11 x 14 plates for my XL carrier, and I couldn't be happier! Exceptional multi-hit protection + my vest doubles as a set of weights for pull-ups / Murph / etc. (Posted on 6/10/2017)
Review from Aaron zeigler Review by Aaron zeigler
Plates feel good in my carrier and not as heavy as I thought it would be. I appreciate the security that these plates provide, just hope that I never have a real world test. Fast shipping and good communication, will recommend to more friends. Thanks ar500. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from John Review by John
I knew about the wait... 8 weeks and it would ship. It finally arrived @13 weeks. I ordered a flat plate for the back and a curved plate for the front. Everything showed up and fit great. I got a lapel pin, I like pins. So that was nice. I would like better communication through the process. The curve needs to be a little more pronounced. My Sargent was worried about the boxy look. I told him it would reduce as my gut shrank. All in all, I will place another order but won't be around a holiday. (Posted on 3/3/2016)
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 clinton allen Review by clinton allen
little heavier than i thought but extremely worth the $$ (Posted on 6/18/2015)
Review from Scott Review by Scott
Great fit in my carrier. Plan on ordering more soon. (Posted on 5/12/2015)
Review from -Mike Review by -Mike
Took a bit to fit them into my plate carrier (discount carrier) but once they were in everything was good to go. I plan to buy an AR500 plate carrier in the future. (Posted on 4/21/2015)
Review from james Review by james
Great quality will order from again. (Posted on 4/20/2015)
Review from scott king Review by scott king
Fits right nicely next to soft armor in the rear of my outside carrier provided by the sheriffs office. The large 11x14 protects the bottom of my spine also. Getting use to weight, but feels comfortable in my dodge charger. I would recommend to anyone. I am very happy with your products. (Posted on 3/6/2015)
Review from Austin Review by Austin
@websuspect - I just noticed your reference to the house bill to ban level III and IV body armor purchases by civilians. I'm with you brother, I'm here for the same reason. I just want to point out that it's H.R. 5344 (not 5433), in case others would like to look into it. (Posted on 1/27/2015)
Review from websuspect Review by websuspect
I am a big guy. I wanted to get this piece to see if it would fit. I put a 14X11 inch curved Plate in the operator 500 ( condor) and it fills the piece perfect and fits me perfect at 6 foot 2. I do not look like the rock in this piece though. I need to lose weight. But this is a good carrier if your a big guy. I am cleared and i wanted to get this in case they Pass HR 5433 and they will. If you are a big guy this and some XL plates are the way to do and the 8x6 plates fit and and stick out the top about 2 inchs and the velcro is 4 inchs and fits at 2 over. The 6x6 side plates would fit perfect. and the curved plates or the flat plates would work great in the side for a big guy. This is really even better armor than the police buy and pay alot more for. (Posted on 1/8/2015)
Review from Jeff Blay Review by Jeff Blay
6 Ft 255lbs and a 54 in chest. This plate fit my carrier perfect. It fit my chest perfect. I can honestly say I feel major safe. I have referred AR500 to everyone I know and shared them on face book with everyone. It really is a fine piece of equipment that I pray will never be needed. Thank you AR500 and God bless these United States of America. (Posted on 1/7/2015)
Review from James Review by James
It took the better part of forever to arrive, but the plates are good. Originally I was going to test one by shooting it, but I just don't think I can spend another 3 months of my life waiting, so I'll just assume you guys have good QC. I'm counting on it, guys.

Also got a free patch for the wait time. That was a good touch. Actually a really nice patch, too. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Review from Mark Franchi Review by Mark Franchi
Awesome!!! Bit heavy ,but worth the few extra pounds, will be buying more for my employees ! (Posted on 11/20/2014)
Review from tice33rd Review by tice33rd
I hope a lightweight plate comes out. These did fit in my plate carrier (MOPC) like a glove; tight and functional. Production took almost three months, but always worth the wait. These I would bet my life on. Shipping was fast and communication was quick between myself and Worth it, 100%. (Posted on 11/14/2014)
Review from Terry Review by Terry
Love these plates! Perfect fit once the carrier is adjusted properly. Like the extra coverage these plates provide. (Posted on 11/3/2014)
Review from Bill Review by Bill
The plates are beautiful , absolutely top quality . they are heavy as you would imagine steal armor to be but when they are in your carrier and the carrier is adjusted properly the weight is definitely doable. the big advantage for me as I was purchasing the plates for SHTF as well as training and range sessions was that they are so durable in comparison to ceramic and for not that much more weight. the value and durability were the main selling features for me (Posted on 10/29/2014)
Review from Ben Review by Ben
Outstanding!! Best buy for plate style armor! These guys really take care if you 110% satisfied. THANKS GUYS (Posted on 9/30/2014)
Review from C.Clark Review by C.Clark
Large enough to feel like I am wearing a wall, but lightweight enough to wear for extended periods of time. (Posted on 9/9/2014)
Review from Terry Review by Terry
Outstanding Product and Price. Why use soft body armor, the protection afforded by this armor gives me a little more peace of mind in Combat (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Review from SBW Review by SBW
I purchased two of the AR500 Armor Curved Trauma Plate - Advanced Shooters Cut - 11"x14" and paid the extra $35.00 each to have the "buildup" after watching the balloon video on YouTube regarding its ability to contain spalding. Both plates fit perfectly into my carrier. The weight of the plates is noticeable; however, it must be remembered that one is wearing steel plate armor and once the vest is properly secured it fades into the background. (Posted on 8/24/2014)
Review from Teague Tactical Supply Review by Teague Tactical Supply
Our officers that have purchased them are well pleased with them. We're still waiting for the side plates though. (Posted on 8/18/2014)
Review from Geoffery Weise Review by Geoffery Weise
Get this stuff before it gone! Current Legislation is seeking to ban private ownership of Armor. With the current events you need protection! (Posted on 8/15/2014)
Review from Seth Review by Seth
Great price! These people are wonderful to deal with. Only took about a month, despite my ordering mistake, which they went to awesome lengths to correct. I ordered these plates and then AR500 called before they shipped to let me know that the plates would not fit in the carrier i ordered. (Posted on 8/8/2014)
Review from Nick_honeybadger Review by Nick_honeybadger
If you Don't have these by now with the way current events are going you may as well throw away all your preps and start heading for the prisons because this is a MUST HAVE for all peppers. Great quality solid plates very happy with them. (Posted on 7/1/2014)
Review from Dylan B Review by Dylan B
Love the plates, pretty decently priced, I rock a condor plate carrier and they fit very tight, which is great because it leaves no room for wiggle, they're definitely heavy wearing your full combat load out but you best get use to it and man up! Love the company and it's great customer service. I'll be recommending all friends and family. (Posted on 6/6/2014)
Review from Walter Felletter Review by Walter Felletter
I received my chest plate recently and am very happy with the plate and the order process. It took less then the expected time to arrive and fits my pack perfectly. I use it in my daily carry bag and gives me excellent protection and is a good value. As an added bonus it provides a bit of extra work out when going up stairs. I will order more soon and recommend these for anyone wanting inexpensive protection. (Posted on 6/5/2014)
Review from Jeremy B. Review by Jeremy B.
I ordered these plates with the 6x8 side armor. Received my plates in about 2 weeks. Quality seems excellent, I will trust the numerous you tube videos that they work as advertised :-). I use the PIG carrier and these large plates fit like a glove. I am also a large person at 6'3" and 260lbs and the plates provide excellent coverage and fit. You definitely know you are wearing them though, wearing these with a fully loaded carrier and you've got yourself a workout! (Posted on 5/26/2014)
Review from Big Dave Review by Big Dave
this is the best plate Ive seen so far. Outstanding product. If you want to buy one, pay the the extra money and get it cured. fast shipping at a great price. I wouldnt trust my life to anything other than AR500. keep up the good work guys, you nailed it. (Posted on 5/25/2014)
Review from Jesse Review by Jesse
Seems to be of great quality and they fit my XL Mayflower APC perfectly. I was worried at first they wouldn't fit but they fit nice and snug. (Posted on 5/6/2014)
Review from Mark Review by Mark
Arrived VERY quickly. Exactly as described. Perfect transaction. Great customer serive. (Posted on 12/16/2013)
Review from Fr. Frog Review by Fr. Frog
Heavy, but an affordable choice for those on a tight budget. Sure wish they offer to Line-X plates purchased before they started doing it. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Benjamin Smith Review by Benjamin Smith
would have been nice if this said it didnt include the vest... but it arrived 2 weeks before they said it would so thats good (Posted on 7/1/2013)
Review from David Mdison Review by David Mdison
did take about two months. however this stuff is very nice. i recommend shooters curve and the line x coating. very happy. (Posted on 6/27/2013)
Review from Waxahachie, Tx. Review by Waxahachie, Tx.
They said it would take 8 weeks. I recieved my set in 4 weeks. Nice surprise. (Posted on 4/28/2013)
Review from John M. Review by John M.
AR500 has top-notch customer service (thanks to Holly) and extremely high quality plates and design. They took a couple months to get, but well worth the wait! They upgraded mine to the Line-X even though I ordered before it was even offered.

Bottom line: You won't be disappointed!

Thank you, AR500 Team!

(Posted on 4/17/2013)
Review from Jacksonville Review by Jacksonville
I took 2 months to receive my plates and they gave me the upgraded line-x coatings.

These plates are top notch design, fitment and price. I only wish there could a lightweight version.

I fitted mine to a PIG plate carrier, and it makes for a great workout weight vest. I hope exercise is only use I ever get out of it! (Posted on 4/13/2013)
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 Justin Review by Justin
I ordered one plate to play with. I shot 7.62x54R (90% sure it was light ball), 7.62x39 (pretty sure it was wolf definitely fmj), and 5.45x39 (russian surplus) all at about 10 yards. One round apiece.

5.45x39 resulted in noticeable paint chipping, but very minimal actual denting to the plate itself. No changes to the backside of the plate. No penetration.

7.62x39 resulted again in very obvious paint chipping and slightly more denting than the 5.45. No changes to the backside of the plate. No penetration.

7.62x54R resulted in a bigger impact mark as far as paint chipping goes. The dent was quite noticeable and is the only round that appears to have penetrated deeper than the outer steel. Noticeable dent on backside of armor. No penetration. (Posted on 2/9/2013)
Review from Bill chambers Review by Bill chambers
Just got my first one, took a long time, so be prepared to wait a good while for them. Looks well made and fit well in my carrier. Got on ordered one for the back and two side plates for 360 protection. (Posted on 1/19/2013)
Review from Natalie Florez Review by Natalie Florez
These are the nicest AR500 plates I've ever seen! (Posted on 12/6/2012)
Review from Erick H. Review by Erick H.
Great plates,high quality,love the shooters cut,great service-thanks Tyler,awesome price,should last a lifetime,bigtime piece of mind. Ask yourself what thats worth? Buy here.... (Posted on 7/25/2012)
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 Omar Review by Omar
Just received my this plate...shipping was fast! Plate shows great quality and built to last. I am impressed. (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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