Hard Armor panels are great for increased protection, used by modern militaries, police, and civilians, hard armor plates comprised of Ceramic, Steel, Titanium, and other Composite armors panels are used widely in modern shell vests, plate carriers, and bags. Not all hard panels have a spall liner, but in the case of impact from a projectile, a spall liner is designed to catch or deflect the jacket from the projectile on impact. This in turn reduces the possibility of shrapnel injuries. Hard Armor panels typically made with ceramics are lighter weight, and plates made from steel are heavier. The trade-off between mobility and protection is worth it!
About this Armor: Guard Dog Body Armor Level IV PLATE: These incredible standalone 10X12 Level IV ballistic plates from Guard Dog Body Armor are Level IV, multi-hit, and NIJ .06 tested. These individual plates are incredibly lightweight and less than 1? thick, which makes them incredibly comfortable for the wearer! These plates also feature a shooter cut that enables the wearer to have a more free range of motion for the arms and allows for more accessible firearms handling and a more natural shouldering position when firing. If you want to make sure you are protected, then you need to pick up some of these incredible Guard Dog Armor plates today!
Armor Level: Level IV - Tested to Stop 9x19, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, and .44 Magnum rounds fired from longer barrel handguns & pistol caliber sub guns. This also includes rifle calibers up to .223 Remington, 5.56 NATO, and 7.62mm Hardened Core rifle ammunition. Level IV plates are rated to stop .30-06 M2 Ball armor-piercing ammunition.
Plate Size: 10"x12" - This is an average-size plate for medium-sized torsos.
Material: Ceramic - Ceramic armor is renowned for its hardness and lightweight properties by comparison to steel, however when hit or compromised, ceramic plates lose a lot of their protective capabilities, for this reason, ceramic is great for lightweight armor, but cannot take repeated hits.
Spall Liner: Spall Liners are an addition to a plate of armor and come in a few different forms, this is either a lip at the end of the plate or a hard rubber coating designed to grab and decelerate the jacket of a projectile as it disintegrates.
Plate Cut: SAPI - The Plate is cut to favor right-hand dominant shooters.
Type: Hard Panel - Hard Panels use rigid materials that are non-flexible.
Brand: Guard Dog
Armor Level: Level IV
Model: Body Armor Level IV 10"x12" Ceramic Plate, 6.5 Lbs
Plate Size: 10"x12"
Weight: 6.5 lbs
Spall Liner: Yes
Plate Cut: Shooter's Cut
Type: Hard Panel