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AR500 Armor® Level IIIA body armor is Stand-Alone and Multi-Hit capable. Designed to defeat pistol caliber threats up to .44 magnum, and .357 SIG at 1,430FPS or lower, including all lesser pistol calibers.


Tested to NIJ .06 standards with six (6) rounds of 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308) at 2,780 feet per second from a distance of only 51ft! Level III body armor offers the most protection for your buck, and covers the most common threats one could encounter including nearly all Military & NATO calibers up to the threat level above. Our Level III body armor provides industry leading protection against "penetrator" rounds such as the 5.56 M855/SS109 - which, put simply, can blow through UHMWPE type and similar Level III body armor options. All while being designed to handle extreme abuse in day to day use, training, and less than ideal storage conditions. AR500 Armor® body armor will outlast alternative armor solutions such as Ceramic, Dyneema, UHMWPE, and raw/uncoated steel trauma plates.


Our Level III+ body armor features an improved ultra-hard ballistic steel core further enhancing performance over our level III line, with nearly a 30% increase in core strength. Capable of defeating higher level rifle threats, Level III+ armor offers enhanced ballistic protection against 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109, and 7.62x51 M80 Ball non-AP at 3,100 fps and Black Tip AP (.308) at 2,800fps! Our new Generation II design on all of our level III+ body armor improves ergonomics and comfort. Every curve and cut was designed to improve comfort, maximize protection of your vitals, and minimize weight.


AR500 Armor® Lightweight Level III+ Body Armor is the pinnacle of evolution in steel body armor; the result of breaking down barriers through innovation and dedication while striving to provide the ultimate ballistic steel core body armor. Currently the lightest level III steel core body armor on the market, we manage to retain the rugged and reliable performance our body armor is known for! AR500 Armor® body armor is both Stand-Alone and Multi-Hit capable and designed to defeat the most common rifle threats in existence (5.56x45 M193 and 5.56x45 M855 SS109 at a velocity of up to 3,000 feet per second (fps), and 7.62x39, 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) at velocities up to 2,850 fps. It is not rated for AP rounds. Genetically similar to our standard level III+ ballistic core, we’ve taken our re-engineered formula which yields a 30% increase in strength, and made it thinner and lighter. The result is an evolved form of steel body armor; currently the lightest weight and highest rated ballistic steel core body armor available. V50: 7.62X51 M80 BALL. STEEL 3,093 FEET PER SECOND V50: 5.56X45 M193, 3,347 FEET PER SECOND


AR500 Armor® Level IV Body Armor is specifically designed to stop a single 30-06 APM2 (7.62x63mm 165gr) Armor Piercing Black Tip Round, and all lesser level III and III+ threats. Utilizing ceramic and composite construction, our Level IV body armor is stand alone does not require any additional backing or soft armor insert to meet its threat level. Level IV Body Armor is the highest threat level personnel body armor can be rated.