P.D. Plate - All Day Rifle Armor Insert
REAL ALL DAY RIFLE PROTECTION
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.
TESTED EFFECTIVE AGAINST:
.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)
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%)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BODY ARMOR USER MANUAL
Below is a demo video of our XP Plate. The same steel and coating is used on all PD Plates.