AR500 Side Trauma plates come in 2 different sizes - 6"x 8" and 6"x6" both are NIJ certified type 3 ballistic plates. With these 2 different sizes these can fit most standard plate carriers, providing excellent coverage and mobility.
Made of NIJ certified ballistic steel these plates also have a Line-X protective base coat to help prevent and reduce spalling, fragmentation, and wear. In addition this coating provides excellent chemical, water, and protection from harsh environmental conditions. This coating also gives the plates a high traction texture helping to keep the plate in place to prevent sliding around.
The edges of the plates are beveled to further reduce wear and tear on your carrier extending their life.
All AR500 Body Armor and Trauma Plates are stand alone, multi-hit capable, and bench tested to the same armor rating as Type III. Type III Armor will defeat rifle rounds up to 7.62x51/.308 @ 2780 ft/s.
AR500 Armor plates do not have a limited shelf life. No special handling is required outside of common sense, this stuff is built to last.
AR500 takes extra care in not affecting the final heat treatment of the ballistic plate. Because of this AR500 coats in a "cold" method, and avoids the common practice of powder coating which many other manufacturers do. This prevents the undue need to expose the armor to extra heat for any reason, helping eliminate one extra variable to ensure the Armor's durability.