Level III AR500 Armor Steel 2 Piece Lightweight Vest - Black

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Tactical Scorpion Gear has taken the armor plate carrier to the next level. Our lightweight quick donning carrier vest complete with 10" x 12" Ar500 Level III plate.

Weighing in at only 1.5 pounds empty is our most lightweight carrier

Tactical Scorpion Gear Lightweight carrier vest . This vest provides pockets for the front and rear armor up to 10" x 12". Made of 600D nylon. This vest comes complete with armor . This is a Tactical Scorpion Gear exclusive design.

We also have this same model in a convertible dual pocket design which can accommodate either a 8"x 10" or 10" x 12" single plate or a 10" x 12" rigid Level IIIA with a 8" x 10" Level III AR500 plate as back-up for cardiovascular protection.

Made for quick and easy placement for in case of emergency.


  • Armor type: Complete with 2 10" x 12" AR500 steel Level III plates
  • Size: Fully adjustable shoulder straps and girth - Small to XXLarge
  • Emergency Drag Handle
  • Dual pocket design with Velcro
  • Quick donning doffing with no clips or fasteners to fuss with
  • No lead time, instant ship
  • A stand alone armor plate with multiple hit capability
  • Fully encapsulated to protect against corrosion, chemicals and sweat
  • Full spall build-up coating available for additional charge
  • Will fit most common carrier vests ( We manufacturer a full line of carrier vests)
  • Laser cut
  • Fully tested by independent Lab
  • Rated for up to six hits from 7.62 Nato bullets (.308 Winchester) with velocities up to 2780 fps
  • For front and/or back protection

Tactical Scorpion Gear AR500 steel plate armor .(Made in the USA)

We utilize a CNC laser cutting table for the cutting of all our AR500 products. If the seller of armor plate does not mention how its cut, then you can guarantee its not by laser There is no equal method

Plasma cutting cuts slowly, this puts a lot of heat into the steel. ( Submerged plasma cutting machine is no better) This excess heat can result in excessive chipping and damage near the cut edge during use and easily shattering when shot. Plasma cutting generates large amounts of heat that is deposited into the target, softening its edges. The heat-affected zone (HAZ) generated by plasma cutting is the largest out of the most commonly used methods for cutting abrasion resistant steel. Most AR500 is cut with plasma cutters as they are cheap and relatively small compared to other methods.

Our Curved plate is bent on a custom laser cut die set with single radius bend, not bent multiple times on a press brake.

Optional build-up :Our build-up spall coating is done with a Graco EXP-2 which is the top of the line high pressure heated coating system. Our AR500 plate is chemically washed and etched on the strike surface to eliminate the coating from delaminating when shot which keeps the shrapnel from escaping from the armored assembly.

Here at Tactical Scorpion Gear we manufacture our own vest carriers, Kevlar level IIIA vests and all our products. We have every item listed in stock and ready for immediate shipping.

Is Body Armor Legal

** This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor.**

NIJ tested Level III Armor will defeat 6 rifles round shots up to 7.6251/.308 @ 2780 ft/s @ 15 METERS

We only manufacture our plates from certified AR-500 steel with a Brinnell Hardness Rating of 505-518BHN

Additional Information

  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 4 in
  • Material: Base Coat, Spall Coat Build-up
More Information
Dimension14" x 12" x 4"
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