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SIDE Rifle Plates

Note:  Export of Level IV Rifle Plates from the U.S. usually requires an export permit
(Level III plates can usually be exported without an export permit.)

Ceramic Rifle Plates are Not Returnable
Ceramic Level IV Steel Level III Ultra-light Polyethylene  

 

Soft Body Armor vests i.e., Level III-A Aramid) are excellent for fragmentation and pistol protection but will NOT stop rifle bullets.

Level III-A is only tested to stop higher pistol velocity threats, such as 9mm SUB-machine-gun or .44 Magnum.

For rifle threats the high velocity requires Level III or Level IV Rifle Plates (with a supporting vest as appropriate).

Front & Back Rifle Plates (also described as Small Arms Protective Inserts or SAPI) are superb protection for your vital organs, but the standard Front & Back configuration leaves a gap on your sides.

A "Pentagon study has found that as many as 80 percent of the Marines who have been killed in Iraq from wounds to the upper body could have survived if they had had extra body armor" New York Times, Jan. 7th, 2006

Side Rifle Plates  Pouch

 

With side protection plates you can help plug the side gap - on the
Ribcage

and the

Upper Arm / Shoulder and Forearm


Why You Want BulletProofME to Ship Your Ceramic Plates


ANY Ceramic Rifle Plate can be damaged if abused - especially if dropped on its' corner. They are not delicate, like fine tea china, but, on the other hand, FedEx and UPS folks are notorious for being rough with packages.

So, every Ceramic Plate we ship FedEx or UPS is bubble-wrapped, and then DOUBLE-boxed with lots of padding to survive rough handling. We overpack, so that it would take a lot of obvious abuse to do any damage.

We stake our reputation of over ten years on doing it right.  Don't buy a plate that just gets thrown in a box and shipped out.

RIBCAGE Side Protection - Armor Piercing Rifle Threats

Side Rifle Plates  
    • Plates and Pouches to protect the RIBCAGE area

    • POCKETS attach to vests with MOLLE web strips on the outside, just like Ammo or Radio Pouches, e.g., Interceptor Outer Tactical Vest, ProMAX Tactical, etc., etc

    • MOLLE web strips on the outside of pockets for more MOLLE "real estate"

    • Single curved to hug the body

 

 Level IV  Stand-Alone Ceramic Rifle Plates

All ~0.75" thick

~ 19 mm.
Size
Weight for ONE Plate

(Approximate)

Price for ONE Plate if 2 or more Purchased

(add $5 if just one plate)

Weight for a Pair of Plates

(Approximate)

Price for Complete Package

BOTH sides with ProMAX pouches

6" by 6"

Lightweight

~15 by 15 cm.

36 square inches of coverage per plate
2.2 lbs.

1.0 kg.
$ 145 each
(2+ Price)
4.4 lbs.

2.0 kg.
$ 330
Complete Package
  • 6" by 6"
    Standard
"
2.6 lbs.

1.2 kg.
$ 115 each
(2+ Price)
5.2 lbs.

2.4 kg.

$ 270
Complete Package

SPECIAL ORDER

6" by 8"

Lightweight

~15 by 20 cm.

48 square inches of coverage per plate
3.0 lbs.

1.4 kg.
$ 150 each
(2+ Price)
6.0 lbs.

2.7 kg.
$ 340
Complete Package
  • 6" by 8"
    Standard
"
3.6 lbs.

1.6 kg.
$ 120 each
(2+ Price)
7.2 lbs.

3.3 kg.
$ 280
Complete Package

7" by 8"

Lightweight

~18 by 20 cm.

56 square inches of coverage per plate
3.6 lbs.
1.6 kg.
$ 155 each
(2+ Price)
7.2 lbs.

3.3 kg.
$ 350
Complete Package
  • 7" by 8"
    Standard
"
4.2 lbs.
1.9 kg.
$ 130 each
(2+ Price)
8.4 lbs.

3.8 kg.
$ 300
Complete Package

8" by 10"

Lightweight

~20 by 25 cm.

80 square inches of coverage per plate
5 lbs.

2.3 kg.
$ 210 each
10.0 lbs.

4.5 kg.
$ 460
Complete Package
  • 8" by 10"
    Standard
~20 by 25 cm.

80 square inches of coverage per plate
6.1 lbs.

2.8 kg.
$ 130 each
12.2 lbs.

5.5 kg.
$ 300
Complete Package
More options:   E-SAPI Side Rifle Plates
Side Rifle Plate Pouches  - included with package prices above, but if bought separately:

ProMAX
6" by 8", 7" by 8", 8" by 10"

  • can be mounted on the INSIDE of cummerbunds for a more streamlined, even more secure rig

  • plus more MOLLE real estate left over on the outside of your cummerbund.
$ 45
per Pair

$40 per Pair
with Armor

ProTech
7" by 8"

Coyote
ACU Army Digital Camo

  • can be mounted on the INSIDE of cummerbunds for a more streamlined, even more secure rig

  • plus more MOLLE real estate left over on the outside of your cummerbund.

Overstock Special

$ 25
per Pair

$20 per Pair
with Armor


In stock Colors Only

Armorsmith - 6" by 6" Coyote

These pouches fit on the outside of MOLLE web stripping as do most side Rifle Plate pouches, but do NOT have the option of mounting on the INSIDE of cummerbunds like our special ProMAX Pouches

Overstock Special

$ 20
per Pair

In stock Colors Only

ProMAX Colors - popular colors stocked - call for current availability for each size:

Cordura® Nylon Color Choices for ProMAX Armor

Camouflage

MULTICAM®

 ACU - Digital Camo Advanced Combat Uniform

  Woodland

Digital Woodland

3-Color DESERT

Digital DESERT

Solid Colors

  Black

  Navy Blue

  Olive Drab

COYOTE BROWN
(Dark Tan)

TAN
(Sand - Light Tan)

 

Steel Rifle Plates
 

Ultra-light Polyethylene Rifle Plates

Tested to stop, with LEVEL III-A armor SUPPORTING:

  • .308 FMJ
  • 5.56 X 45mm Ball - M193
    (FMJ not the SS-109 / M855 with penetrator pin)
  • 7.62 X 39mm Mild Steel Core
Stops Level III Threats With a Level III-A Vest Supporting

All ~0.8" thick

~ 21 mm.
Size
~ Weight for ONE Plate
Price for ONE Plate

~ Weight for 2 Plates

(including pouches)

Price for Complete Package

BOTH sides with pouches
6" by 8"
~15 by 20 cm.

48 square inches of coverage per plate
~1.25 lbs.

~0.6 kg.
$ 230
per plate
~2.5 lbs.

1.1 kg.
$ 490
Complete Package

Other Sizes Available

Made-to-Order

   
Call for quote
 
Call for quote


Stops Level III Stand-Alone

All ~1.15" thick

~ 29 mm.
Size
~ Weight for ONE Plate
Price for ONE Plate

~ Weight for 2 Plates

(including pouches)

Price for Complete Package

BOTH sides with pouches
6" by 8"
~15 by 20 cm.

48 square inches of coverage per plate
~1.4 lbs.

~0.6 kg.
$ 240
per plate
~2.8 lbs.

1.3 kg.
$ 510
Complete Package

Other Sizes Available

Made-to-Order

   
Call for quote
 
Call for quote

 

Important Safety Note

(A safety warning most Polyethylene / Ultra-light Rifle vendors neglect to mention...)

This Ultralight plate is manufactured on an ISO-certified production line, but you should know that the ballistic performance of all Polyethylene may be adversely affected, or permanently reduced, by prolonged exposure to ambient temperatures below ~ MINUS 15°F ( - 26 °Celsius) and over 175 °F (79 ° Celsius).

Polyethylene plates must never be exposed to open flame, excessive direct sunlight, UV exposure or any hot surface. Heat damage to the external surface (e.g., melting) is a visual clue that the plate may have been exposed to elevated temperatures. If damage is found, replace the plate.

So, don't take any chances by leaving your Rifle Plates in extremely cold or hot environments, OR letting them "cook" in the sun, for example:

  • a closed vehicle super-heating in the sun
  • an engine compartment
  • unprotected on asphalt in intense sun
  • unprotected on top of metal baking in the sun, etc., etc.

If it's too hot for your body, DON'T LEAVE YOUR RIFLE PLATES THERE!

Upper Arm / Shoulder and Forearm Protection

Upper Arm Protectors
PHOTO GALLERY

Also known as bicep or deltoid protectors, this modular set plugs your vest's armpit / shoulder gap by adding Velcro-detachable Upper Arm Protection. Covers the Bicep, Tricep and Deltoid in Level III-A protection.

Easily attached to Interceptors / OTVs, and all of our Tactical vests, with a strap to the vest at the shoulder, and elastic/Velcro around the bicep.

Protecting the upper arm is important, but most critical is the fact that you now have good cover for the shoulder and armpit gap that is open by necessity on all vests.

For very exposed positions, e.g., turret gunners, entry teams, etc., etc. we also offer Forearm Protectors which extend from wrist to elbow, and provide very good coverage from wrist to shoulder, when combined with the Upper Arm Protectors. (To maintain flexibility and ease of movement there is a small gap at the elbow.)

Tough Cordura® nylon carrier, with many color choices, all coated for waterproofing:

Upper Arm Protectors

Level III-A

10.5" tall by 11" wide (27 X 28 cm.)

Weight ~2.5 lbs. (~1.1 kg.)

Color Choices

$ 240

per PAIR
- to cover both Right and Left sides


GoldFlex®

Also available in 100% Ultra-light, Ultra-thin GoldFlex® for less bulk.

+ $ 70 upgrade

Ultra-light Polyethylene Rifle Plates Upgrade

  • 4" by 9" of rigid Rifle Plate coverage

  • Tested to stop, with LEVEL III-A armor SUPPORTING:
    • .308 FMJ
    • 5.56 X 45mm Ball - M193
      (FMJ not the SS-109 / M855 with penetrator pin)
    • 7.62 X 39mm Mild Steel Core

  • 4.5 lbs. / 2.0 kg per PAIR of Upper Arm Protectors with Rifle Plates installed

$ 700 Complete

- includes:
PAIR of Rifle Plates
AND
Upper Arm Protectors
to cover both Right and Left sides

 

Forearm Protectors

Level III-A

Weight ~2.25 lbs. (~1.0 kg.)

  • Covers ~70% of the forearm from wrist to elbow (inside of forearm is open for ventilation)

  • Velcro-adjustable positioning to optimize coverage for your arm.

PHOTO

$ 230
per PAIR

- to cover both Right and Left sides

Forearm Protectors

Level III-A  

PLUS

Ultra-light Polyethylene Rifle Plates

  • 4" by 9" of rigid Rifle Plate coverage

  • Tested to stop, with LEVEL III-A armor SUPPORTING:
    • .308 FMJ
    • 5.56 X 45mm Ball - M193
      (FMJ not the SS-109 / M855 with penetrator pin)
    • 7.62 X 39mm Mild Steel Core

  • 4.25 lbs. / 1.9 kg per PAIR of Rifle Plates

  • Velcro-adjustable positioning to optimize coverage for your arm position.

$ 690
per PAIR

- includes:
Forearm Protectors
AND
Rifle Plates
to cover both Right and Left sides

 


An Ultra-light plate to stop Level III threats. 100% high molecular weight Polyethylene is ~.9" thick (~23 mm.), and more expensive, but INCREDIBLY LIGHT.

The main tradeoff is you don't get a protection rating for Level IV Armor-Piercing (AP) threats such as .3006 or 7.62 by 51mm AP, or the semi-AP 5.56mm SS-109 / M-855 (the M-16 round). Will stop the common AK-47 MILD Steel Core 7.62 X 39mm threat, though.

Important Safety Note

(A safety warning most Polyethylene / Ultra-light Rifle vendors neglect to mention...)

This Ultralight plate is manufactured on an ISO-certified production line, but you should know that the ballistic performance of all Polyethylene may be adversely affected, or permanently reduced, by prolonged exposure to ambient temperatures below ~ MINUS 15°F ( - 26 °Celsius) and over 150 °F (65 ° Celsius).

Polyethylene plates must never be exposed to open flame, excessive direct sunlight, UV exposure or any hot surface. Heat damage to the external surface (e.g., melting) is a visual clue that the plate may have been exposed to elevated temperatures. If damage is found, replace the plate.

So, don't take any chances by leaving your Rifle Plates in extremely cold or hot environments, OR letting them "cook" in the sun, for example:

  • a closed vehicle super-heating in the sun
  • an engine compartment
  • unprotected on asphalt in intense sun
  • unprotected on top of metal baking in the sun, etc., etc.

If it's too hot for your body, DON'T LEAVE YOUR RIFLE PLATES THERE!

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