This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor. What types of Armor Plate do we use? AR500 Armor Plate is a high hardness (HH) steel used for High Impact and Abrasion Resistant (AR) applications. To be effective in armor applications to perform to NIJ Level 3 standards, this plate should be in the 505-530 range on the Brinnell Harness Scale. Level 3 is rated for M80 Ball at 2800 Feet per second, all AK variants and defeats Green Tip M855 as well at 50 feet out of a 16 inch barrel.AR600 Armor Plate is an Ultra High Harness (UHH) steel used in the most demanding of armor applications. What this means is that in addition to performing at NIJ Level 3 standards, it also is Special Threat tested to the 5.56 round of M193 up to 3100 feet per second. Level 3 steels to not protect against that velocity. Defeats all lower threats and special threat tested for M193.
What we use: We utilize a Rhino Linings Industrial product that is recommended and developed specifically for anti-splatter (spalling) mitigation by Rhino Linings Military Research and Development. This is a premium coating that costs 30% more than standard truck bed liner coatings provided by others. The only other product on the market that is equal in properties is Line-X PAXCON.Base Coat: Is a light coating of the ballistic steel to seal the armor from environmental elements. This coating provides no measurable splatter mitigating properties.
Single or Double Base coats do not add splatter mitigating properties. They only make your armor heavier. You need at least ¼ inch to be effective.
Build-Up Coat: At a minimum of ¼ inch of coating is applied to the strike face of the plate to mitigate splatter. Not all coatings or processes of application are created equal.
The armor steel substraight must go through a 5 step process of Blasting, Cleaning, Etching, Priming, and Curing to achieve the proper adhesion of coating. You can see substandard build-up coatings separating from the armor plate in many videos after a single round. Videos of our build-up coatings perform and do not separate. This superior coating method produces the greatest splatter mitigating properties. At the forefront of AR500/AR600 forming technology, weve created a Patent Pending protected process to achieve the greatest comfort, concealable and weight distributing steel armor plates on the market (Combat Quad-Bend).
The CQB is our top of the line forming process and is modeled from Tier 1 Operator plate multi-curvature that is tried and true for comfort and tactical applications. This plate wears lighter than any other steel armor on the market.The CQB can be placed in front or rear configurations. Also produce CQB Training plates for the gym and cross training, called CATI HIT system. Since the beginning of steel armor the single curve was the industry standard because its simplistic forming made it easy to produce. But the inherent problem with single curves is they do not follow the shape of your body, as you are not shaped like a 55 gallon barrel. As part of our Patent Pending forming technology, weve created the Advanced Single Curve. This curve fits your torso, but does not have the weight distributing properties of the upper chest curve. Without this curve it is not concealable and will appear heavier without distributing the weight to your chest.
With the introduction of the Advanced Single Curve we are manufacturing the feel and performance of an expensive Tier 1 operator plate at a fraction of the cost in ballistic steel. If it was easy then someone else would be doing it. You will only find this comfort at CATI ARMOR. The Advanced Single Curve can be placed in either front or rear configurations.
You are not flat like a wall. Our trauma pads are manufactured by specifically designed high impact foam for protection from blunt force trauma. These pads are designed to be worn behind the ballistic plate. As an added value, we ultra-sonically sew each pad into waterproof rip-stop nylon for durability and sanitary reasons. Your trauma pad should be removed from degradation caused by moisture and movement to achieve long life and functionality.
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Non-law enforcement residents of Connecticut are prohibited from purchasing body armor. Armor does not cover any consequential damages, and its liability is limited to repairing or replacing defective items. These Terms & Conditions may be updated, revised, or changed without prior notice. The item "CATI Level 3 AR500 BODY ARMOR 11X14 Active Shooter Set SAPI SWIM Combo Plates" is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2020.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Tactical & Duty Gear\Body Armor & Plates". The seller is "cati_armor_llc" and is located in United States. This item can be shipped to United States.