The Side Plates are sold individually so be sure to select quantity 2 if you need both. They are available in two sizes, 6"x6" or 4"x6", be sure to check your carrier for compatibility. Check your plate carrier for appropriate sizing and contact us if you need help. Side plates come standard with a ~3/8" body curve and are made with 5mm AR-600 XP steel. Each side plate has the same protection levels as our XP Plate or Pro Plate and exceeds Level III capabilities. With a full layer of our GT Advanced Ballistic Coating each plate is capable of encapsulating 99% of bullet fragments from Steel Core 5.56 at only 10ft! 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 @ 5ft
55 Grain FMJ 5.56 @ 10ft
62 Grain Steel Core 5.56 LAP (Green Tip) @ 10ft
123 Grain Lead Core 7.62x39 @ 10ft
148 Grain Lead Core 7.62x51 (.308) @ 50ft
6" x 6" OR 4" x 6"
FULL Ballistic Coating, AR-600 Steel Panel, ~3/8" body curve, Finished thickness of ~7/16"
Weight: 6"x6" = 2.4lbs, 4"x6" = 1.6lbs (+/- 5%)
Rating: III+ (exceeds NIJ Level III)
Coating Specs: Strikeface ~200 mils, Backside ~63 mils
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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 1/8" 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 at 970-215-6969 or by clicking here
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON BODY ARMOR FOR NON-U.S. CUSTOMERS:
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.