**United States law restricts possession of body armor for convicted felons. Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. LA Police Gear is also unable to ship any Body Armor, Plates, Shields, etc. to the state of Connecticut or outside of the United States. By purchasing body armor from LA Police Gear, you are certifying that you have not been convicted of any crime that would restrict you from being able to purchase or possess body armor under any Federal or State laws. Furthermore, you are acknowledging that you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose and that you are over the age of 18 years old.
LA Police Gear's policy is to only sell body armor to active law enforcement, military, or security professionals. Valid identification will need to be provided by the customer after placing an order, or the order will be canceled. LA Police Gear also does reserve the right to refuse to sell body armor to any person.**
Due to the nature of our product, all sales are final. No returns are accepted after the order has been placed. Please contact us prior to placing your order to address any concerns or questions.Production Lead Time: 11 Weeks
Rugged, reliable, and re-engineered for enhanced performance and improved ergonomics; AR500 Armor? Side Body Armor, made from the same materials as our Level III+ body armor panels, improves on our tried and true level III plates with our new Level III+ body armor!
AR500 Armor? 6" x 8" Side Body Armor is capable of defeating higher level rifle threats as it offers enhanced ballistic protection against 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 up to 3,100 feet per second, and 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308) rifle threats up to 3,000 feet per second, and 7.62x51 AP (Black Tip) up to 2,800 feet per second! We accomplish this without sacrificing the weight or profile of our body armor! Weighing in at 3lb per 6" x 8" model while maintaining our same ultra-thin profile ballistic core of only .26". We utilize an improved ultra-high hard ballistic steel core, treated to AR500 Armor? specifications to maintain all benefits that our ballistic steel body armor is known for; multi-hit capability, shelf life, and stress fracture resistance!
Coated with our PAXCON (a division of Line-X) spall and fragmentation protective coating. Our ballistic steel plate is unmatched in the industry and is formulated and treated specifically to our specifications for improved consistency, durability, and then tested to NIJ standards. Our ballistic plate core is stress fracture resistant, features an ultra-low profile ballistic core of only .26?, and is designed to handle extreme abuse in day to day use, training, and less than ideal storage conditions. AR500 Armor? body armor will outlast alternative armor solutions such as Ceramic, Dyneema, UHMWPE, and raw/uncoated steel trauma plates.
Our new generation II design on all our body armor improves ergonomics and comfort. Every curve and cut has a purpose; to improve comfort, maximize protection of your vitals, and minimize weight. Our gen II profile does not sacrifice stability in plate carriers and allows for increase mobility during bending, kneeling/squatting, and prone positions. AR500 Armor? is leading the industry in comfortable, affordable, and reliable body armor.
Designed to fit any side plate pouch, our 6" x 8" side plate body armor rides with the 8" side on the vertical plane. Side armor offers increased protection on your side, and are typically attached to your cummerbund. In addition, our side plate body armor will many "trauma plate" pockets found on traditional BALCS & SPEER cut body armor offering increased protection of your heart.Threat Rating:
AR500 Armor?6" x 8" Side body armor, made from the same materials as our larger Level III+ plates, is Stand-Alone and Multi-Hit capable. Designed to defeat rifle threats up to 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 up to 3,100 feet per second, and 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308) rifle threats up to 3,000 feet per second, and 7.62x51 AP (Black Tip) up to 2,800 feet per second.Construction:
AR500 Armor? Ultra High Hard Ballistic Steel core and PAXCON spall & fragmentation mitigation coatingSize & Cut:
6" x 8" or 6" x 6" Side Plate Body Armor, Generation IIWeight:
3.5lb (+/- 5% due to PAXCON coating)Thickness:
.26" Ballistic coreShelf Life:
New Generation II ergonomic improvements
6: x 6" or 6? x 8? side body armor will fit most industry standard side plate pouches
Outlasts Ceramic, Dyneema, and UHMWPE constructed body armor
Rugged, Reliable, and Stress Fracture Resistant
Multi-Hit capable and stand-alone
PAXCON (Line-X) Military grade anti-spall & fragmentation protective coating
Works well with our 6"x8" Trauma Pads
Fully sealed design protects from liquids, chemicals, and harsh elements
Certification, Independent, and In-House Ballistic Resistant Testing & Quality Control
Designed to be used as a front or back plate
.26? Ultra low profile ballistic core
100% Made in the USA
WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov