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Spartan™ Omega™ AR500 Body Armor Level III

Spartan Armor Systems™ is a body armor systems manufacturer and tactical equipment supplier whose clients include law enforcement, military personnel, first responders and civilians. All affordably priced Spartan™ steel and ceramic ballistic plate body armor, including Spartan™ Omega™ AR500 Body Armor Level III, are proudly made in the United States using only the finest materials. 

What Are AR500 Steel Plates?

AR500 steel plates are inserts used in bulletproof carriers, or vests, including the ballistic steel plates used in Spartan™ Omega™ AR500 Level III Body Armor. Sometimes called bulletproof vests, their purpose is to protect the wearer against serious injuries from high-impact direct hits and abrasions from small arms fire, incoming shrapnel, and stabbings. AR500 is the same steel alloy that’s used in body armor sold to the SWAT team and law enforcement, and is also used in building armored vehicles.

AR500 steel’s name refers to both its being “abrasion resistant” and its 500 Brinell Hardness rating, which is a scale used to rate the hardness of steel and various other materials. The higher a ballistic steel plate’s Brinell rating, the harder the steel that’s in the body armor. Higher Brinell ratings also mean the faster velocity and heavier caliber rounds it will stop without penetrating the plate or going beyond the maximum acceptable indentation or backface deformation. The National Institute of Justice has set a backface deformation maximum of 44 millimeters.

What kind of impacts can Spartan™ Omega™ AR500 Body Armor plates withstand?

Our AR500 targets and plates can withstand impacts from weapon fire traveling at 3200 FPS or less from 100 yards. Our Spartan™ Omega™ AR500 Body Armor are rated to withstand any pistol round as well as up to six 7.62 x 51 NATO or M80 BALL rifle rounds from a distance of 50 feet which meets NIJ 0101.06 specifications as level III body armor. If you're looking for even more threat protection then take a look at our AR550 body armor plates which are level III+ or our lab certified level IV ceramic body armor.


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