Watch: AR600 Body Armor Plate Test

   08.02.17

Watch: AR600 Body Armor Plate Test

How well does the Steel Ops AR600 body armor stop bullets? Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74 on YouTube decided to find out.

The armor was tested with:

  • 9mm 115 grain
  • 5.45×39mm
  • 5.56mm xm193, 55 grain
  • 5.56mm m855, 62 grain
  • 7.62×39, 123 grain
  • 7.62x54R
  • 270 Winchester, 130 grain
  • 308 Winchester, 147 grain

Specifications

From the Steel Ops website for the XP Pro plate:

  • 10″ x 12″ XP Pro Plate, FULL Ballistic Coating, 5mm AEGIS AR-600 Steel Panel, Finished thickness of ~7/16″
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs raw, 7lbs with coating
  • Rating: Level III+ (exceeds NIJ Level III and comes with NIJ Level III Certification)
  • Coating Specs: New “GT Advanced Ballistic Coating” – Strikeface ~200 mils, Backside ~45 mils

Now for the video.

7.62x54R, 270 Winchester and 308 Winchester made the plate bulge, but did not penetrate.

To be perfectly honest, the plate stood up better than what I though it would. The plate was hit eight times, starting to come apart, and was still stopping bullets.

When it came to plates and plate carriers, I was on the fence. Watching the video helped make up my mind.  I was overly impressed with the protection it provides.

Special thank you to the Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74, keep up the great videos.

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