Steel vs. Ceramic

Ceramic is generally lighter than steel, but this is not always true; I have seen ceramic plates weigh over 8lb.  Ceramic is molded and is easily formed into very ergonomic shapes, but this is not always true; some are just plain flat. Level III Ceramic is designed to take 6 hits.  Ceramic  usually costs much more than steel.  Ceramic is designed to break.  Small tiles explode when impacted by bullets, but a second hit in the same spot is deadly.

Looking for ar500 or ar550 steel for sale? Our steel AR550 plates have an instant edge over ceramic plates – they are coated with a special anti-spall film which results in minimum spalling and also reduces bullet fragmentation. Plus, they are more comfortable, economical and laser cut with a 20 degrees bend to fit most torsos. Take a look at the ar550 steel for sale on our website now. Click HERE

(This Chinese Level IV ceramic plate was hit with only 4 FMJ .308 rounds.  The 3rd round penetrated.)


Steel plates are generally heavier than ceramic, but this is not always true, ours weighs ~7.5lbs (plus 1.5lb for the coating).  Our hardened AR550 steel is cold rolled, laser cut, and then bent to a 20 degree bend that fits most torsos.  Infidel Body Armor can take more than 100 hits from common military rounds.  Our steel armor is very economical.  

The downfall of most steel body armor is that when a bullet strikes it, the bullet fragments.  This causes hundreds of projectiles to explode though the air, possibly injuring the wearer and those around him.  HOWEVER, Infidel Body Armor is coated with an Anti-Spall Coating that minimizes spalling and bullet fragmentation.  Check out the slow motion video here for proof.