XP Pro Plate
The new curved Level III+ XP Pro Plate is our lightest most advanced steel armor yet and actually weighs less than ceramic plates of the same size. Yes, you read that right, these durable steel plates are ~.5lbs lighter than ceramic plates! The stand alone plate comes with an NIJ Certification for Level III and actually far exceeds those standards. With an ISO Certified Brinell hardness 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! Watch the test video by clocking HERE. At 5mm (~3/16") thick the steel core of the plate weighs only 6.2lbs and has a finished thickness of ~7/16" with the ballistic coating. It can be used as a front or back plate in most standard plate carriers or back packs. 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 Arma Guard ballistic coating which has been tested effective for encapsulating 99% of bullet fragments from up to 15 rounds of Steel Core 5.56 at only 10ft, and up to 20 rounds of 9mm at only 10ft! The coating is actively used by the United States Military as an anti-fragmentation coating on the bottom of MRAP vehicles to protect against IEDs. 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".
TESTED EFFECTIVE FOR NO PENETRATIONS:
124 Grain 9mm FMJ & SHP @ Point Blank - 1000+ fps
55 Grain FMJ 5.56 @ 10ft - 3100 fps
62 Grain Steel Core 5.56 LAP (Green Tip) @ 10ft - 2950 fps
123 Grain Steel Core 7.62x39 @ 10ft - 2700 fps
148 Grain Lead Core 7.62x51 (.308) @ 30ft - 2750 fps
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, 7.4lbs (+/- 5%) with coating (Ceramic typically weighs 7.8 - 8.2 lbs)
Rating: Level III+ (exceeds NIJ Level III and comes with NIJ Level III Certification)
Coating Specs: New "GT Advanced Arma Guard" Full Ballistic Coating - Strikeface ~200 mils, Backside ~45 mils
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON BODY ARMOR PRODUCTS:
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 1/16" hole in the coating on the backside of the plate located within a square on the label. You will be able to see raw steel inside this small hole. This is not a flaw and this hole is intentional. This sample point is part of an exhaustive testing process to ensure that our coating, the steel, and the bonding properties between the two are correct. 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 a plate not meet the quality and performance standards listed, 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 at 970-215-6969 or by clicking here: https://shop.steelops.com/contact