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M855 vs Spartan Armor Systems AR550 Armor | The Winner is…Spartan Armor Systems

Although we already had very impressive test results on our Level III+ AR550 Armor plates, we recently decided to push them to the limits. We sent them off to Oregon Ballistic Laboratories, which is an NIJ Certified Laboratory, for v50 ballistic testing. This testing uses ammunition of varying speeds to analyze the limits of a [...]

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How It's Made: Laser-Cut Steel Core Body Armor

Ever wonder how body armor is made? This videos provides a quick glimpse at how Spartan Armor Systems steel core body armor is cut and finished using precision laser cutting. Once the armor is cut we use variety of techniques to finish the amor and ensure the quality of each plate. We pride ourselves on giving [...]

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Video : Which Type of Steel Core Body Armor Is Right for me?

Need help selecting the right body armor for your loadout? This video provides an overview of Spartan Armor Systems AR500 Omega™, AR550 and AR650 NIJ rated steel core body armor products. We answer frequently asked questions as well as cover the general differences in each type of body armor such as thickness, cut (shooters vs [...]

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What Size of Spartan Armor Plate is Right For Me?

When shopping for your Spartan Armor plates, it can be a common pitfall to get sucked into the quagmire of price versus protection level. While this is certainly an important balance to strike, it’s not the only vital factor. The right size plate can be just as important as the right protection level. A number [...]

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A Primer On Plate Carriers | Selecting The Right Plate Carrier For Your Body Armor

A good set of Spartan Armor Systems Steel Core Body Armor or Composite/Ceramic Armor plates won’t get anyone very far without a well built, properly selected plate carrier. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of options available in all configurations at all price points. The sheer volume of options can be daunting, but our selection can [...]

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DCS Special Forces Plate Carrier Review

Are you looking for a killer (comfortable) Tactical Vest and body armor? Check out this review by Military Guy! Sliding on my armor plate carrier (tactical vest) over my head and strapping the velcro into place. Adjusting everything and making sure I am good to go. My partner Chief Holland check my vest [...]

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​Encapsaloc™ Fragmentation Mitigation Anti-Spall Body Armor Coating | Spartan Armor

Fragmentation protection is a critical feature when selecting your body armor platform. A common drawback of steel body armor is that projectiles can fragment and ricochet off the face at a zero to 20 degree angle. This means that bullet fragments have the potential to end up in your legs, arms, neck and head which may [...]

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Spotlight on Trauma Pads

Body armor can save your life, but that doesn’t mean being shot will feel very good. Although comfort might not be your main concern in the event of an ambush or sudden firefight, you want to make sure that you keep your head in the game to make it out of the situation alive. That’s [...]

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Should You Buy a Stab-Proof or Bullet-Proof Vest?

If you want to protect yourself from severe bodily harm in a world that’s becoming increasingly more violent and unpredictable, you should invest in high-quality composite body armor. But if you feel you need body armor to keep yourself safe, you need to choose the body armor that’s right for your needs and the type [...]

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Choosing a Spotting Scope for Target Shooting

In addition to helping you hone your sharpshooting skills, target shooting is just plain fun. Specially-constructed AR500 steel shooting targets allow you to put round after round down range without having to get out of the shooting position to put up new targets. If you’re increasing your shooting distance and trying to fine-tune your rifle, [...]

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