AR500 ArmorÂ® Level IV Body Armor SAPI CUT - Curved 10"x12" (Composite & Ceramic) with Trauma Pad
30.06 APM2 (armor piercing) rounds a concern? AR500 ArmorÂ® level IV Body Armor is rated for just that. We are known for offering the most rugged and affordable body armor in the industry; and we've raised the bar again in terms of quality and value with our Level IV body armor solution. With a profile of .75" thick, our level IV body armor features a thinner profile compared to what's currently being offered on the market at 7.5lb's per plate. Rated for a single 30.06 APM2 (7.62mm x 63mm 165gr Armor Piercing, Black Tip) round, and all lesser Level III threats, AR500 ArmorÂ® Level IV Body Armor provides protection against a higher threat level than our traditional Level III body armor.
Stand-Alone, our Level IV body armor does not require any additional backing or soft inserts to meet the threat level. The curved contour improves comfort and ergonomics, with a similar design to the contour of our Level III body armor. We utilize a durable single panel ceramic strike face to maintain the best ballistic properties for higher level threats, and a composite backing comparable to a traditional armor system; similar to what is currently, standard issue in the military. Coated with our PAXCON protective coating in conjunction with our strike face, spall & fragmentation containment on our Level IV body armor is industry leading. Fully sealed from the elements, our PAXCON coating creates a water tight seal which protects the inner armor components from liquids, chemicals, UV, sweat, and other harsh elements. Designed to be used as a front or back plate.
AR500 ArmorÂ® Trauma Pad, designed to mitigate blunt force trauma using our special non-Newtonian material construction. Trauma Pads do not offer any increased ballistic protection.
AR500 ArmorÂ® Level IV Body Armor Features:
FAQ: The How & Why of AR500 ArmorÂ® Level IV Body Armor
After years of development and research we were aiming for a more robust and rugged option than what is currently being offered. That said, with any ceramic/composite armor system, multiple rounds in a small vicinity will degredate the strike face reducing performance on subsequent shots on that section of the plate, unlike our Steel Armor. The strike face plays a critical role in causing the bullet to deform, and tumble, allowing the composite backing to catch and stop the round.
Since we did venture away from steel on this offering, we wanted to chime in on the "Why". The reason for this was weight, cost, & performance. When attempting to defeat 30.06 APM2 rounds, the required thickness of steel adds enough weight and cost to the point of ceramic becoming a viable and very effective solution (with current technology). Simply put, a steel level IV solution in 10" x 12" would weigh nearly 13lb's per plate.
We feel we have one of the more rugged and durable level IV options available, for ceramic/composite construction. Designed to defeat a single round of 30.06 Black Tip APM2, and any lesser rifle round per NIJ standards. We aim to over deliver on our armor, and with reasonable shot placement, have stopped multiple rounds of APM2.
We want to make sure our views are clear as we foresee a few questions as why we ventured away from steel for our level IV armor solution. Our mission is simple. Put out the most reliable, high quality product we are capable of producing at a reasonable price. Anything less than that and we won't even consider putting it into production.
Simply put, if 30.06 APM2 is not a concern, our Level III solution provides above average protection within the realm of level III threats.
AR500 ArmorÂ® Body Armor is made in the USA!