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AR500 Trauma Pad - 10" x 12" AR500 Trauma Pad - 10" x 12"

Trauma pads are designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor to reduce the amount of energy transfer to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor and mitigating backface deformation. Trauma pads offer no increase in ballistic protection.

When a bullet strikes body armor, the energy from the impact is transferred to the armor. What happens to the armor depends on the type and material. Soft armor flexes and “catches” the bullet, whereas hard armor can either shatter the bullet (steel alloy), dissipate the force by breaking apart (ceramic), or capture the bullet by melting around it (polyethylene).

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.

Helps dissipate energy transfer

Each trauma pad is specially engineered to mitigate blunt force trauma in case your armor takes a round and reduces the amount of back face deformation that could occur, which can mitigate the risk of injury after impact.

Designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor, our Trauma Pads reduce the amount of energy transferred to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor.

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

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

MSRP $39.00
Everyday Low Price $39.00
10 in stock!
AR500 Trauma Pad - 11" x 14" AR500 Trauma Pad - 11" x 14"

Trauma pads are designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor to reduce the amount of energy transfer to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor and mitigating backface deformation. Trauma pads offer no increase in ballistic protection.

When a bullet strikes body armor, the energy from the impact is transferred to the armor. What happens to the armor depends on the type and material. Soft armor flexes and “catches” the bullet, whereas hard armor can either shatter the bullet (steel alloy), dissipate the force by breaking apart (ceramic), or capture the bullet by melting around it (polyethylene).

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.

Helps dissipate energy transfer

Each trauma pad is specially engineered to mitigate blunt force trauma in case your armor takes a round and reduces the amount of back face deformation that could occur, which can mitigate the risk of injury after impact.

Designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor, our Trauma Pads reduce the amount of energy transferred to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor.

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

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

MSRP $50.00
Everyday Low Price $50.00
10 in stock!
AR500 A1 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 10"x12" AR500 A1 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 10"x12"

AR500 curved A1 body armor is a rugged, steel alloy blend plate that provides level 3+ protection capable of defeating 5.56x45 M855A1 (AP) round at velocities of up to 3,100 FPS, 7.62x51 M61 (AP) round at velocities up to 2800 FPS, and all lesser threats with multi-hit capability. It features a durable FragLock™ coating, which gives both fragmentation protection and seals the plate to ensure its 20-year shelf life.

The A1 body armor is able to stop Level III+ threats such as 7.62x39/7.62x51/5.56 M193s, 5.56 M855 penetrators, and .223/.308 WIN rounds. And unlike ceramic or polyethylene, this custom steel alloy blend is able to take several hits from these rounds without fail. This multi-hit special threat resistance is the distinguishing quality of the A1 plate.

The plate is curved, shooters cut and features our FragLock™ Coat, which we apply for two reasons:

- It helps reduce the dangers of spalling (when broken pieces of steel come off the plate) and fragmentation (when a bullet’s remains bounce off the plate), protecting you from the aftermath of a bullet’s impact once it has been stopped.

- The coat gives our plates a maintenance-free shelf life of twenty years, which makes this steel plate last much longer than polyethylene or ceramic alternatives. The Base Coat, which all our plates come with by default, is lighter and thinner with less protection, while the Build-Up Coat can be added for greater protection but also slightly more weight.

MSRP $129.00
Everyday Low Price $129.00
10 in stock!
AR500 A2 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 10"x12" AR500 A2 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 10"x12"

The A2 body armor is thin, low-profile, and low-weight, giving you maximum mobility without compromising stopping power. This curved armor is especially mobile at just 5.5 pounds and a thickness of .26”. Made with a custom steel alloy blend, this level 3 plus protection defeats all pistols and most rifles, including 5.56 M193 and M855 at speeds of up to 3,000 FPS. Guarantee yourself flexibility on the mission with next-level protection.

Whether you’re looking for something comfortable for long hours on duty, or something able to keep up with fast-paced action on the field, the A2 body armor has you covered.

Tested to go above and beyond NIJ Level 3 standards, the curved, shooters cut A2 plate is Level III+ rated to defeat all pistols and most rifle ammunition, including 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS as well as AK-47 rounds (7.62x39) and .308 (7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball) at 2,850 FPS. Also, thanks to the custom steel alloy blend, it is able to protect against several hits without shattering or breaking like ceramic or polyethylene would. It also provides the same protection on the edges as it does in the center, giving you true edge-to-edge coverage.

The FragLock™ Coating, available in both Base Coat and Build-Up Coat versions, is a feature of AR500 Armor of the Armored Republic plates that protects both the user and the plate itself. It protects the user by helping either capture or deflect fragmentation (a bullet’s fragments after impact) and spalling (the armor’s fragments after impact). The Build-Up Coat is a thicker seal which does this better than the Base Coat, although both do it to a degree. The FragLock™ also protects the plate by sealing it from the elements, which could otherwise corrode the plate. With either version of the FragLock™ Coating, this plate has a shelf life of twenty years and requires no maintenance.

MSRP $139.00
Everyday Low Price $139.00
4 in stock!
AR500 A1 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 11"x14" AR500 A1 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 11"x14"

AR500 curved A1 body armor is a rugged, steel alloy blend plate that provides level 3+ protection capable of defeating 5.56x45 M855A1 (AP) round at velocities of up to 3,100 FPS, 7.62x51 M61 (AP) round at velocities up to 2800 FPS, and all lesser threats with multi-hit capability. It features a durable FragLock™ coating, which gives both fragmentation protection and seals the plate to ensure its 20-year shelf life.

The A1 body armor is able to stop Level III+ threats such as 7.62x39/7.62x51/5.56 M193s, 5.56 M855 penetrators, and .223/.308 WIN rounds. And unlike ceramic or polyethylene, this custom steel alloy blend is able to take several hits from these rounds without fail. This multi-hit special threat resistance is the distinguishing quality of the A1 plate.

The plate is curved, shooters cut and features our FragLock™ Coat, which we apply for two reasons:

- It helps reduce the dangers of spalling (when broken pieces of steel come off the plate) and fragmentation (when a bullet’s remains bounce off the plate), protecting you from the aftermath of a bullet’s impact once it has been stopped.

- The coat gives our plates a maintenance-free shelf life of twenty years, which makes this steel plate last much longer than polyethylene or ceramic alternatives. The Base Coat, which all our plates come with by default, is lighter and thinner with less protection, while the Build-Up Coat can be added for greater protection but also slightly more weight.

MSRP $157.00
Everyday Low Price $157.00
10 in stock!
AR500 A2 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 11"x14" AR500 A2 III+ Steel Alloy Body Armor 11"x14"

The A2 body armor is thin, low-profile, and low-weight, giving you maximum mobility without compromising stopping power. This curved armor is especially mobile at just 5.5 pounds and a thickness of .26”. Made with a custom steel alloy blend, this level 3 plus protection defeats all pistols and most rifles, including 5.56 M193 and M855 at speeds of up to 3,000 FPS. Guarantee yourself flexibility on the mission with next-level protection.

Whether you’re looking for something comfortable for long hours on duty, or something able to keep up with fast-paced action on the field, the A2 body armor has you covered.

Tested to go above and beyond NIJ Level 3 standards, the curved, shooters cut A2 plate is Level III+ rated to defeat all pistols and most rifle ammunition, including 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS as well as AK-47 rounds (7.62x39) and .308 (7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball) at 2,850 FPS. Also, thanks to the custom steel alloy blend, it is able to protect against several hits without shattering or breaking like ceramic or polyethylene would. It also provides the same protection on the edges as it does in the center, giving you true edge-to-edge coverage.

The FragLock™ Coating, available in both Base Coat and Build-Up Coat versions, is a feature of AR500 Armor of the Armored Republic plates that protects both the user and the plate itself. It protects the user by helping either capture or deflect fragmentation (a bullet’s fragments after impact) and spalling (the armor’s fragments after impact). The Build-Up Coat is a thicker seal which does this better than the Base Coat, although both do it to a degree. The FragLock™ also protects the plate by sealing it from the elements, which could otherwise corrode the plate. With either version of the FragLock™ Coating, this plate has a shelf life of twenty years and requires no maintenance.

MSRP $167.00
Everyday Low Price $167.00
10 in stock!