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Level III armor is rated for calibers up to 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308) at 2,800 feet per second. Level III body armor offers the most protection for your buck, and covers the most common threats one could encounter. Including nearly all Military & NATO calibers up to the threat level above. Our level III body armor provides industry leading protection against "penetrator" rounds such as the 5.56 M855/SS109 - which, put simply, can blow through UHMWPE type and similar Level III body armor options.
Our level III AR500 body armor is multi-hit capable, stress fracture resistant, and rated for stand-alone use.****
Level III+ body armor features an improved ultra hard ballistic steel core further enhancing performance over our level III line, with nearly a 30% increase in core strength. All while maintaining the same industry leading stand-alone, multi-hit performance and stress fracture resistance as our level III body armor. Defeating higher level rifle threats, Level III+ armor offers enhanced ballistic protection against 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109, and 7.62x51 M80 Ball Black Tip AP (.308) rifle threats.Our new generation II design on all of our level III+ body armor improves ergonomics and comfort. Every curve and cut has a purpose; to improve comfort, maximize protection of your vitals, and minimize weight.
Level IV Body Armor is rated is the highest threat level personnel body armor can be rated. Level IV armor protects against 30-06 APM2 (7.62x63mm 165gr) Armor Piercing Black Tip Round, and all lower threats.
AR500 Armor Level IV Body Armor is specifically designed to stop the 30-06 APM2 (7.62x63mm 165gr) Armor Piercing Black Tip Round, and all lesser threats. Utilizing ceramic and composite construction, AR500 Level IV body armor is stand alone does not require any additional backing or soft armor insert to meet its threat level.