AR500 Armor’s line of affordable level III rifle threat protection body armor is rated for calibers up to 7.62×51 M80 and starts at only $65.00—a fraction of the cost compared to other level III alternatives. A few different models include an ergonomic “curved” model, which rings at $85.00. AR500 Armor offers common sizes compatible with plate carriers that will accept standard SAPI style armor, or the traditional “shooters cut”. AR500 offers a variety of side plates, chest plates and rectangle back plates—as well as the ability to perform custom work and fabricate nearly any size and shape imaginable.
Aside from price, AR500 Armor Body Armor offers significantly improved multi-hit capabilities. The ballistic core is able to resist more rounds in a given area than Ceramic, Dyneema, and UHMWPE types of body armor. In addition, AR500 Armor Body Armor is stress-fracture-resistant and is designed to endure rough use and abuse, requiring no special maintenance routine or storage methods. Watch the accompanying stress test video complete with drop tests along with running over our level III curved plate with a 9,700lb forklift, followed up by (5) rounds of 5.56 M855/ss109 penetrators, and (5) rounds of 7.62×51 M80 NATO ball at just 20 feet.
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