XP Pro Plate
The new curved XP Pro Plate is our lightest most advanced steel armor yet. The stand alone plate is Certified NIJ Level III and actually far exceeds these standards. With an ISO Certified Brinell Test of AR600, this new plate is capable of stopping not only .308 at 2750 fps, but also the popular M193 55gr FMJ .223/5.56 & M855 62gr Steel Core 5.56 rounds from a 20" barrel at only 10ft! At less than a 1/4" thick the steel core of the plate weighs only 6.2lbs and has a finished thickness of 7/16" with the ballistic coating. It is the same shape as the original Pro Plate and can be used as a front or back plate in most standard plate carriers. This plate comes standard with the new Steel Ops "True Curve" profile which gives the shooter a more ergonomic fit to the body. It tappers at all corners for "shooters cut" movement and shouldering. The plate features Steel Op's latest GT Advanced Ballistic Coating which has been tested effective at encapsulating 99% of bullet fragments from up to 15 rounds of Steel Core 5.56 at only 10ft! At Steel Ops we don't offer "Base Coats" or "Build Up Coats" because ALL of our armor receives a full 200 mil coating. Our standard coating is the same thickness as other company's "Build-Up Coats".
Watch the initial test video demonstrating the raw plate here
124 Grain 9mm FMJ & SHP @ 10ft
55 Grain FMJ 5.56 @ 10ft
62 Grain Steel Core 5.56 LAP (Green Tip) @ 10ft
123 Grain Steel Core 7.62x39 @ 10ft
148 Grain Lead Core 7.62x51 (.308) @ 30ft
10" x 12" XP Pro Plate, FULL Ballistic Coating, 5mm AEGIS AR-600 Steel Panel, Finished thickness of ~7/16"
Weight: 6.2 lbs raw, 7lbs with coating
Rating: Level III+ (exceeds NIJ Level III, NIJ Level III Certified)
Coating Specs: New "GT Advanced Ballistic Coating" - Strikeface ~200 mils, Backside ~45 mils