Side plates are a useful addition to your setup whenever you’re expecting to be exposed on more than your front or back, such as in entry or defensive standpoints. Non-squared-off shooting positions, such as in hallways or in vehicles, also make side plates a highly valuable asset.
AR500 Armor’s A1 and A2 Hard Side Plates are compatible with most plate carriers that include cummerbund mounted side plate pouches. It comes standard with a curved profile and a base coat of FragLock® configuration- this base coat protects the plate from the elements and gives it a 20-year shelf-life, and deflects fragmentation away from the wearer. An upgrade is available to give the plate a Build-Up FragLock® Coat, which captures the fragmentation completely instead of deflecting it away.
The A1 and A2 side plates are rated for 5.56mm M193 ammo at 3,100 FPS.
Material: AR500 Steel, with FragLock™ Coating
- A1: 7.62x51 M80 Ball (i.e. .308) at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS), 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,100 FPS (+/- 30FPS), 7.62x39 (i.e. AK-47). DEA Certified. Not rates for AP rounds.
- A2: 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (i.e. .308) at 2,850 FPS, 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS) and 7.62x39 (i.e. AK-47). Not rated for AP rounds.
- Base Coat (3.45 lbs)
- Build-Up Coat 3.65 lbs)
- Base Coat (3 lbs)
- Build-Up Coat (3.23 lbs)
Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection
Shelf life: 20 years
Compatibility: Testudo, Veritas, Valkyrie, & Invictus Carriers
Manufactured: United States