• P.D. Plate - All Day Rifle Armor Insert


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    The P.D. Plates are designed specifically for Law Enforcement to fit inside the front and back pouches on most department issued Level IIIA vests.  Often there is soft or semi rigid trauma pad in these pouches. These plates replace that pad with real rifle protection.  The body is composed of "switches" and "timers".  The heart and center chest are switches.  When this area is hit with a high speed rifle rounds or high energy shot gun slugs its "lights out", even if you're wearing 3A armor.  These Level III+ Rifle Rated Plates provide extra protection over the "switch" or critical mass. They're designed with an ergonomic fit so that they can be worn for an entire shift without interfering with movement, body cams, or other gear.  At only 3-4 pounds per plate you can improve your protection without limiting mobility or causing lower back fatigue.  Easy to remove and install, the PD plate can simply be kept on hand for high risk traffic stops, building entries, barricaded suspects, or other situations that might demand rifle level protection.  With a full and precise layer of our most advanced ballistic coating these plates can encapsulate 99.9% of bullet fragments preventing extremities or fellow officers from taking debris during the fight.  Utilizing the same 5mm AR600 steel as our full size plates, the PD Plate reduces back face deformation and blunt force trauma far better than kevlar, UHMWPE, or composite armor.  For officers its particularly important to remember that you're often on your own and stopping the bullet is only half the battle.  The PD Plate allows you to take a hit and still return fire, render aid, await additional units, and most importantly get home.    


    .380 Auto, 9mm, .40 Cal, .45ACP, 10mm @ 1300fps (Point Blank) 

    55gr Lead Core .223 (M193) @ 3100fps (~10ft)

    62gr Steel Core 5.56 (M855 "Green Tip") @ 3000fps (~10ft)

    123gr Lead Core & Steel Core 7.62x39 (AK-47) @ 2700fps (~10ft)

    148gr Lead Core 7.62x51 NATO (.308) @ 2750fps (~15ft)

    150gr 30-06 (M2 Ball) @ 2700fps (~60ft) 

    350gr .458 SOCOM @ 1700fps (~15ft)

    1oz 12ga Slug @ 1300fps (~20ft)

    Watch a test video of Steel Core 5.56 at 15ft HERE

    ***NOTE*** THIS IS NOT A STANDARD SIZE ARMOR PLATE. These plates are NOT designed to work inside standard 10"x12" or 8"x10" plate carriers.  These are specifically designed to fit and function inside the front trauma pouch on certain L.E. Department Issued IIIA vests.  These plates will be too small for use with most standard plate carriers.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THESE INSIDE STANDARD CARRIERS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A FULL SIZE PLATE OR STANDARD SIDE PLATES.  RETURNS OR EXCHANGES FOR IMPROPER USE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 


    Level III+ (Plate is NIJ Level 0108.01 Level III Certified and Special Threat Rated For M193, M855, 7.62x39 Steel Core)

    5mm Aegis AR-600 (same as our XP PlatePro Plate, and Armis Plate)

    Full Ballistic Coating 200-250 Mils on Strikeface

    ~1/2" horizontal body curve at sternum level for ergonomic fit

    PD 1 - 6"Wide x 8"Tall x 1/2"Thick ~3.3lbs (+/- 5%)

    PD2 - 7"Wide x 9"Tall x 1/2"Thick ~4.1lbs (+/- 5%)

    PD3 - 7"Wide x 8"Tall x 1/2"Thick with V-Shaped Cut ~3.3lbs (+/- 5%)


    Below is a demo video of our XP Plate. The same steel and coating is used on all PD Plates

    In an effort to continually improve our quality control and deliver a more thorough product all armor plates manufactured after January 1st, 2018 will have a "core test sample point" on the back of the plate. This sample point will look like a small 1/8" hole in the coating on the backside of the plate located within a square on the label. This is not a hole in the steel and you will be able to see raw steel inside. This is not a flaw and this hole is intentional.  This sample point is part of an exhaustive quality control process to ensure that our coating, the steel, and the bonding properties between the two are correct.  Although the coating does not entirely envelope the plate, this sample point does not in any way impact the durability, stopping power, fragmentation control, or overall effectiveness.  This is simply for us to ensure that these plates are being made to our rigorous specifications.  We are proud that we have never once had to issue a recall and this is one more way to guarantee that will continue.  Should you ever find a flaw in the coating outside of the designated "core test sample point" box, please let us know. For any questions or concerns please contact our office by clicking here 

    Steel Ops body armor is regulated by the Office of Export Enforcement and is subject to Export Commodity Control Number 1A613 d.2 referenced in Part 774 of U.S. Commerce Control List.  Shipments outside the US will require additional fee's and qualifications. All International orders may be subject to denial or refund at Steel Ops' discretion. Waivers and Licensing are possible for certain shipments. Please contact our office prior to placing an international order otherwise your order may be canceled and or delayed.