When the SHTF, this is the armor you want to be wearing. Durable, and capable of stopping all common North American rifle, shotgun, and pistol rounds. Plus, we've tested our armor with semi-armor piercing ammunition, and it barely dented it! Complies with MIL-46100 Rev E. for class 1 armor and passed the test against a 30 Caliber Armor Piercing bullet at 2426 fps as tested at the US Army Aberdeen Test Center.
Stops: 5.56, .223, 7.62x39, 308 Winchester, .357 mag, .45 cal, 9mm, 12 Gauge Shotgun slugs, and more. All of these rounds were fired from semi-auto AR-15s, AK-47s, MAK-90s, Glocks, Revolvers, and pump shotguns.
These 6x6" plates are formed from 1/4" Abrasion Resistant Brinell Hardness 550 steel (AR550), the same variety used by the military in armored vehicles. We laser cut each piece and add a 20 degree bend that conforms to the human torso. After preparing the metal, we add a special 1/4" polymer coating that serves to trap bullet fragments.
The 6x6 size fits most plate carriers including our own VIPER Modular Carrier and Defender. We, of course, recommend purchasing a carrier from us; but, if you already own a carrier, these plates will likely fit.
Each plate only weighs 2.7 pounds including the weight of the anti-spall coating.