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Level III+ Lightweight ASC Body Armor


Stronger and lighter: The AR500 Armor’s Level III+ Lightweight ASC provides next-level protection and next-level mobility in one plate. While most armor has to sacrifice a comfortable weight for more protection, this plate’s cut is designed to allow for more weight to be cut from the plate without compromising its protective capability.

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    Our Level III+ Lightweight ASC (see specifications below) is tested to defeat .223/.308 WIN rounds, 5.56 M855 penetrators, and 7.62x39/7.62x51/5.56 M193s all at bullet speeds of up to 3,000 feet per second. Also, thanks to the virtues of steel armor, this plate is capable of stopping several shots without shattering or buckling like ceramic and polyethylene alternatives.

    The plate is shaped according to the designs of our Advanced Shooter Cut (ASC), with the taper to the top of the plate asymmetrical. This makes using your strong arm easier because of the space given by the cut, making actions like shouldering your rifle easier. This cut comes in both right and left-handed configurations, and any appropriately sized plate will accept it just as well as it would a SAPI or traditional Shooters Cut.

    Finally, the FragLock™ sealing from AR500 Armor, which can come either as a Base Coat or as a Build-Up Coat, gives two benefits: First, it acts as a protection from bullet or armor fragments that may come off after a bullet's impact. The Base Coat will normally deflect most of this fragmentation away from you, while the Build-Up Coat will either deflect or capture nearly all of it. Second, it acts as a protection of the plate itself from the elements; thanks to the FragLock™ coating, this plate has a shelf life of twenty years and does not require maintenance. As noted before, the Build-Up Coat protects from fragmentation more than the Base Coat, but it is slightly heavier due to the extra material; the tradeoff is up to you to decide.


    • Material: Ballistic steel of 650 hardness on the Brinell scale, with FragLock™ Coating
    • Protection: 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS) and 7.62x39(ie AK-47), 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (ie .308) at 2,850 FPS. Not rated for AP rounds.
    • Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection 
    • Size & Weight: 
      • 10”x12”
        • Base Coat: 7 lbs
        • Build-Up Coat: 7.5 lbs
    • Shelf life: 20 years
    • Compatibility: Testudo, Veritas, Valkyrie, Independence & Invictus Carriers
    • Manufactured: United States
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    Armor Level III+ LW
    Armor Threat Rating Level III+ LW multi-hit protection against calibers up to 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS) and 7.62x39(ie AK-47), 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (ie .308) at 2,850 FPS. Not rated for AP rounds.
    Armor Size 10" x 12"
    Application Chest & Back
    Armor Features Made in USA, FragLock, Curved, Rifle Rated
    Armor Cut ASC
    Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core

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