Polyethylene UHMW Body Armor Plates 10x12 Threat Level III – Buy Bulletproof vest on Prime Armor LLC 2021
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Body Armor GEN 2 Threat Level: III

SKU: PL-0022345-C

LEAD TIME 10-14 DAYS

$325
$279/plate
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  • 7.62×51 M80 Ball at 2800 FPS
  • 5.56×45 M193 at 3150 FPS
  • 7.62×39 AK 47 at 2380 FPS
  • Tested by Oregon Ballistic Laboratories (NIJ-STD-0101.06)

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Description
LEVEL III
HARD ARMOR PLATE
STOPS UP TO 7.62x51 ROUNDS
level iii armor

Polyethylene Body Armor:

Incredibly light

Multy-hit tecnology

Stopping .308 rounds

Level III Polyethylene Body Armor weighs is 3.99 lb’s per plate in 10” x 12” standard shooters cut. This plate has been tested according to NIJ 0101.06 standards, positive buoyancy, stand-alone, and multi-hit capable.

Only 3.99lbs in 10'' x 12'' standard shooters cut

Will float on
water

UHMWPE BALLISTIC CORE CONSTRUCTION

5 YEARS WARRANTY FOR BALLISTIC COMPONENTS

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The most durable level III body armor on the market
SAVE ON WEIGHT AND BE SAFE FROM SPALLING

Level III Polyethylene Body Armor weighs is 3,99 lb’s per plate in 10” x 12” standard shooters cut. This plate has been tested according to NIJ 0101.06 standards, positive buoyancy, stand-alone, and multi-hit capable.

ERGONOMIC SINGLE CURVE

Present to you an ergonomic single curve, our PE (Polyethylene) Level III armor. The plates are not only affordable, comfortable, but high performing and lightweight

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WATER-RESISTANT NYLON COVER

Encased in a water-resistant nylon cover with edge impact padding increases durability. 10” x 12”, this armor has a profile of 1,2 inch thick and carries a 5-year shelf life

PROTECTION WITH A LOW WEIGHT

This plate is a great choice for those who looking for rifle protection with a low weight. More comfortable than steel plates. Back side impact padding added to reduce the amount of energy transfer to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor

BODY ARMOR GUIDE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Review

The Prime Armor plate is made of ultra-high molecular weight dense polyethylene. It has Level III protection.

The Polyethylene plates are effective due to the friction caused by the spin of a bullet. In other words, the polyethylene melts and absorbs the bullet. As the projectile is stopped, the polyethylene cools down and reinstates its original hard shape.

Polyethylene plates are up to 90% lighter than steel and ceramic plates with a same threat level. Unlike steel or ceramic plates, they do not shatter when hit. They can, therefore, take multiple hits at the same spot, and still prevent the bullets from going in. Polyethylene plates are durable enough unlike ceramic plates.

The body armor is designed to protect against bullets with conventional and armor-piercing core, improvised explosive devices, shrapnel, and fragments. Lightweight armor plates have the smallest weight relative to similar steel plates. Specially designed form for simplified installation in the plate carrier. Used by regular U.S. intelligence special forces.

! ATTENTION ! 

The quality of the polyethylene armor plates has been tested in combat trials.

Steel plates against ceramic plates 

This is a significant topic in most disputes concerning chest plate armor and individual armor protection.

PROS:

  • Low Cost – quite affordable, also a lot of used and written off from army warehouses, which can be found in stores;
  • Reliability – steel panels are very durable, so if you want, you can handle them as you wish without fear; although you still need to careful with a special coating that covers steel plates, if the coating is damaged there is a higher chance that steel might start to rust which will lead to the shorter lifetime of the plate and deterioration of the ballistic properties.
  • Availability – nowadays, there are a great number of companies producing steel ballistic plates.
  • Thickness – the armor breastplates are small in thickness to ensure secrecy during combat.

CONS:

  • Weight – steel ballistic plates are 20%-40% and heavier than ceramic and 50-80% than UHMWPE panels that provide a higher level of protection;
  • Profile – the existing steel armor panels have a bend in only one plane, which affects the fit, sharp edges and angles limit mobility and hinder the comfortable handling of weapons;
  • Fragments and Ricochets – when hitting the steel armor plate, bullets are often destroyed or ricocheted and they can hit you in the neck, groin or legs; nowadays, many companies apply coatings on the armor plate, reducing the spread of the fragments. But the risk of ricochet is still present.

Features of ballistic plates

Ceramics plates.

PROS:

  • Protection – modern ceramic armor panels can provide protection against multiple hits of armor-piercing bullets;
  • Weight – Ceramic or other composite armor panels are lighter than steel; 
  • Profile – ceramic armor plates are produced in more ergonomic configurations: double and triple curvature.
  • Service life – 5-15 years.

CONS: 

  • Cost – ceramic armor is several times more expensive than steel. The choice depends on specific targets.
  • Strength – ceramic armor plates are more sensitive to rough handling – falling on a hard surface from a high height threatens to damage the structure.

We have set fairly competible prices for the materials sold, which were manufactured according to the UHMW-PE standard for the ballistic bulletproof vest.

UHMW-PE material vs ceramic and steel plates

The company specializes at manufacturing plate body armor for sale. The main objects of production are body armor for outdoor and concealed wear.

UHMWPE ballistic polyethylene armor plates have gained a huge popularity. In comparison with ceramic and steel plates, polyethylene armor has the following advantages:

  • Reliability
  • Lightweight and comfortability
  • High degree of resistance to external factors

When manufacturing lightweight armor plates, polyethylene is used with a density of 140 g / m2 and 185 g / m2. There are also flexible armor elements, which are very convenient. UHMW-PE has approximately 60-90% less weight in comparison with ceramic or steel plates. The plates of UHMW-PE body armor can withstand threats from different kinds of handguns and rifles.

Comparative table
 AdvantagesDrawbacks
UHMW-PE body armor plateAffordable, comfortable, small weight, convenient for the userBig weight, fragile front ceramic parts. Medium spall risk
Ceramic ballistic plateResist higher calibers ICW soft armorBig weight, inconvenient for the user
Steel  body armor platesLow cost, high degree of protection, high level of safetyVery heavy, the user can feel some physical discomfort

According to the comparative table, one can conclude that UHMW-PE can be regarded as the best material for hard body armor, due to its main advantages. 

According to experts, this material will completely replace armor steel from personal protective equipment in the near future. According to the research Institute, the US army has gradually begun to abandon the armor plates made of steel and ceramics, replacing them with polyethylene. This material can also be used in aircraft as additional protection for the pilot and even installed on armored vehicles.

WARNING: Long-term storage at a temperature over 145º will result in a shorter life span of the product. Take care of your armor and it will take care of you.

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