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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″

LEVEL III+ SPECIAL THREAT CERAMIC ARMOR PLATE

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protection

Level III+ Special Threat (stops 6 rounds M855 AP Green Tip).

Weight

Only 4.90 lbs and multi-hit rated.

Material

PE+ Ceramic Composite Plate.

QUALITY

Our Armor Plates are independently tested at NTS Chesapeake Laboratory.

DESCRIPTION

LEVEL 3+ SPECIAL THREAT

STOPS 6 ROUNDS M855 AP

At only 4.90 lbs this ceramic composite plate stops multiple armor-piercing rounds and is 35% lighter then average steel plate equivalent. Body armor plates protection against the popular .223 55gr. M193; or Green Tip round like the 5.56 M855; or 7.62×39mm, has never been so light and spall-free.

The Lightweight Composite Ceramic Plate offers all the same capabilities of its steel counterpart, but with less mass. Specially designed for military and law enforcement purposes, the lightweight composite Ceramic Plate offers the same level of protection but is more mobile and less cumbersome.

SPECIFICATION

CUT WEIGHT AND BE SAFE FROM SPALLING

At only 4.90 lbs this ceramic composite plate stops multiple armor-piercing rounds and is 35% lighter then average steel plate equivalent. Body armor plates protection against the popular .223 55gr. M193; or Green Tip round like the 5.56 M855; or 7.62×39mm, has never been so light and spall-free.

The Lightweight Composite Ceramic Plate offers all the same capabilities of its steel counterpart, but with less mass. Specially designed for military and law enforcement purposes, the lightweight composite Ceramic Plate offers the same level of protection but is more mobile and less cumbersome.

STAND ALONE BODY ARMOR

This body armor plate is capable of stopping multiple AP rounds by itself! IIIA backing panel is not required. Stand Alone protection at its most effectiv

INDEPENDENT TESTING

Testing is part of our Quality Control process. We test body armor plates to the NIJ-0101.06. We know that these test reports are important especially for law enforcement so we include them with each package!

5 YEARS WARRANTY

This gives you peace of mind when buying from Ace Link Armor as it comes with a firm promise – if within five years after purchase, a defect arises Ace Link  shall exchange the product free of charge upon verification of the defect.

UNIVERSAL SIZE

Available in 10×12″ size armour will fit almost any plate carrier available on the market.

QUICK SPECS

EXTENDED CERAMIC COVERAGE

Increased protection area provided by ceramic ballistic plate – choose Ace Link Armor plates with Extended Ceramic Coverage for the most comprehensive protection of your vital organs. There is no compromise when it comes to your safety! Ceramics are lighter than steel so a ballistic vest equipped with such plates will be comfortable at the same time.

Ace Link armor plates consist of specially formulated ceramics added to the Polyethylene backing plate, providing more than 30% additional surface area compared to most of imported ceramic plates. Thanks to this technology these plates offer maximum protection of your torso and vital organs.

STAND ALONE

IIIA BACKING NOT REQUIRED

5 YEARS WARRANTY

EXTRA PEACE OF MIND

UNIVERSAL SIZE

FITS ALL PLATE CARRIERS

INDEPENDENT TESTING

STRICT QUALITY CONTROL

Level 3+ Plate Test

KEY FEATURES:

Level 3+ is capable of stopping mild penetrating rounds such as M855A1 Green tip but is not rated to stop .30-06 APM2 rounds like with level IV.

NIJ CHART

Protection level
Stops
Material
Weight
Thickness
LEVEL IIIA
.357 SIG, .44 MAGNUM
100% PE PLATE
AS LIGHT AS 1.1 LBS.
0.90″
LEVEL III
7.62 M80; .308 CAL
UHMW POLYETHYLENE
AS LIGHT AS 3.3 LBS.
0.90″
LEVEL III+
5.56 M855 GREEN TIP, 7.62X54R
PE+ CERAMIC-COMPOSITE
AS LIGHT AS 4.4 LBS.
0.85″
LEVEL IV
5.56 M855, .30-06 APM2
PE+ CERAMIC-COMPOSITE
AS LIGHT AS 6.0 LBS.
0.90″
LEVEL IIIA LEVEL III LEVEL III+ LEVEL IV

Reviews

EXTENDED CERAMIC COVERAGE

Increased edge-to-edge protection area provided by ceramic ballistic plate – choose Ace Link Armor plates with Extended Ceramic Coverage for the most comprehensive protection of your vitals. There is no compromises when it comes to your safety!

BE SAFE FROM SPALLING

At only 4.90 lbs this ceramic composite plate stops multiple armor piercing rounds and is 35% lighter then average steel plate equivalent. Protection against armor piercing rounds like 5.56 M855 (and M193) or 7.62x39mm has never been so light and spall-free.

FAQ

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How much does plate armor weigh?

Ace Link Armor Level III+ Special Threat Ceramic Body Armor Plates weighs only 4.9 lbs. each. These plates are significantly lighter and provide more comfort to wear inside plate carriers, than when compared to AR500 armor plates. We have many plates models available, make sure you choose the right one for your needs!

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Is it illegal to wear body armor in public?

It is legal to wear body armor plates or bulletproof body armor in public; for self-defense or emergency situations, as long as the local law enforcement agency where you are, or state law where you live results in not prohibiting a person from wearing one. It is your choice if you want to wear body armor under your clothes or suit, or if you find comfort in wearing one at a public venue. Wearing body armor inside public places, businesses and schools is not illegal in the United States. Some states may have laws that require a license or permit to possess a bulletproof vest within its jurisdiction but it cannot regulate someone from wearing one while still on his/her private property or traveling through public spaces (airports, bus terminal, malls etc). Outside of those areas however, you can usually wear body armor without any legal restrictions or paperwork being filled out under state law.

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Can plate armor stop a bullet?

Not all armor plates can stop all bullets; specifically, only armor in soft or hard versions rated for a particular range of bullet calibers are able to stop those bullets from penetrating armor when fired from a barrel. Law enforcement wears body armor plates that can at least stop a bullet from their own duty weapon in case of use against themselves.

For example, the standard 9mm duty pistol in the US, and bullets fired from it are typically rated to be stopped by soft body armor plates that stop most common handgun bullets from penetrating.  However hard armor plates capable of stopping rifle rounds are heavier than soft armor versions and hot, which can cause burns if not worn under certain clothing. One such type of plate might stop a bullet at point-blank range but will not stop a bullet fired at anyone wearing it from a hundred yards away.

Plate type is also important when considering what projectile will penetrate the armor; for instance, many types of ammunition (particularly military surplus or special purpose) may have different performances against specific armors depending on factors like caliber size or shape (spherical, flat-nosed, semi-wadcutter), the alloy used in the bullet, and its velocity. It should be noted that it’s common for soft armor to stop certain types of projectiles fired from handguns at greater range than they would be rated to stop them when fired from a rifle; this is because higher velocity directly relates to how deeply and quickly a projectile can penetrate an object.

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What do Level 3 plates and level IV body armor plates stop?

NIJ Level III Stand Alone PE body armor plates can defeat up to .308 M80 Ball Ammo rounds; with NIJ Level IV Stand Alone Ceramic plates able to stop up to Armor Piercing .30-06 APM2 rounds. The gap in-between these two levels are where the Level III+ Special Threats Plate fits in with its steel-core ammo stopping ability.

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What will Level 3+ armor plates stop?

Level 3+ is capable of stopping mild penetrating rounds such as M855A1 Green tip but is not rated to stop .30-06 APM2 rounds like with level IV.

6
How much do Level III+ body armor plates and carriers cost?

Level III+ Armor Plates with both(front and back) plate carriers worn on the body with shoulder straps and a cummerbund system can be found as separately sold items, or as value-priced bundled items on Ace Link Armor’s website.

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What are armor plates made out of?

Level 3+ plates are made out of a combination of PE and Ceramic, with an abrasion-resistant nylon outer cover that surrounds the armor. Law Enforcement officers are now up-armoring their concealable handgun rated body armor with plate carriers- in case they need rifle protection as well.

Reviews

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49  reviews

Level 3+ Ceramic Plate

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Worked perfectly for the carrier for the other half. As usual good craftsmanship with excellent price. Thank you
January 3, 2023
Brian H.
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A better fit than the

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
A better fit than the single curve plates I've worn in the past
December 23, 2022
Robert T.
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Awesome quality!

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
The weight, quality and price are fantastic for the protection. I got this plate for my spouse and they are extremely happy with the fit and weight. I put this plate as a front plate and a single curve for the back plate in an LBT inc low profile carrier.
December 14, 2022
Erik T.
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Fantastic quality and weight

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
The weight, quality and price are fantastic for the protection. I got this plate for my spouse and they are extremely happy with the fit and weight. I put this plate as a back plate and a multi curve for the front plate in an LBT inc low profile carrier.
December 14, 2022
Erik T.
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Quality Armor

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
It’s soft and light weight. It’s quality armor. I like it.
December 12, 2022
Akima A.
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Quality Armor

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
It’s soft and light weight. It’s quality armor. I like it.
December 12, 2022
Akima A.
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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Good light weight armor at an awesome price!
December 10, 2022
Samuel Z.
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Super well made

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Light and well made, exactly what I expected
December 10, 2022
Trevor D.
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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Good light weight armor at an awesome price!
December 10, 2022
Samuel Z.
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Ceramic plate 3+

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
This is my second purchase, and the plate is outstanding, lighter than I thought. I like the curved plate for the front carrier.
December 7, 2022
Kenneth K.
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Ceramic Multicurve

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
This ceramic armor plate from Ace Link Armor is great. Its light, protective, and most importantly affordable. Whats not to like?
December 6, 2022
Josh H.
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Quality!

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Well made and terrific price point. Fits numerous carriers.
March 22, 2022
Henry B.
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Quality!

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Well made and terrific price point. Fits numerous carriers.
March 22, 2022
Henry B.
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Level 3+ Plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Looks great and very light weight–cut out almost 9 lbs overall by replacing my old steel plates. I will buy more–do you have a flat back plate?
March 16, 2022
Shawn A.
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Level 3+ Plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Looks great and very light weight–cut out almost 9 lbs overall by replacing my old steel plates. I will buy more–do you have a flat back plate?
March 16, 2022
Shawn A.
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Shipped fast and I got

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Shipped fast and I got what I ordered can’t ask too much more
February 26, 2022
Carolyn C.
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Double Double

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Love the 3+ double curve! Light, low profile, comfortable. I took advantage of the front and back plate package at a great price point as well. Thank you Ace Link Armour for an excellent product and great customer service!
January 23, 2022
John M.
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Loving the set

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Great fit, both wearing and in my chest rig. great finish as well. Weight is on point with 3 full mags up front. Planning to purchase more plates for other load outs.
January 6, 2022
Justin S.
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My Ace Link Plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
My brother bought Ace Link III+ plates and a Quadrelease carrier first…and I watched some Youtube videos and then added a pair of ceramic/poly for my own. I have a LBT QRC carrier on the way, and I may add Ace Link side plates and a soft armor as a deformation block up front. I am trying to buy smart as I put this together, but I am happy with the AL purchase thus far. I have tried resizing this photo for a half hour and it is continually giving me an error, so you just get the text.
December 31, 2021
Rick M.
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Level 3+ 11X14" Special Threat Armor Plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Everything it was advertised as. Great product and I'm definitely buying from Ace Link Armor again. The plate carrier I ordered prior was amazing also.
December 30, 2021
Charles L.
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OUTSTANDING PLATES

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
"Men trained in arms from their infancy and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest." Declaration of Continental Congress, 1775
December 22, 2021
Stephen B.
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OUTSTANDING PLATES

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
"Men trained in arms from their infancy and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest." Declaration of Continental Congress, 1775
December 22, 2021
Stephen B.
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Best weight for threat

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Best price to weight value for the threats we face
December 20, 2021
John M.
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Best weight for threat

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Best price to weight value for the threats we face
December 20, 2021
John M.
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Absolutely phenomenal

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Absolutely phenomenal
November 21, 2021
Christian B.
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Absolutely phenomenal

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Absolutely phenomenal
November 21, 2021
Christian B.
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Great product. Fast shipping.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Great product. Fast shipping.
November 15, 2021
Polly M.
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Great product. Fast shipping.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Great product. Fast shipping.
November 15, 2021
Polly M.
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Level 111+ armor plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Purchased these plates recently . They are ceramic so they are very light compared to steel. I put them in my 5.11 tactical plate carrier and my entire setup weighs 12.5 lbs which is a lot better then standard steel weighing around 18-20lbs. I hope I never have to put them to the test but guntubers have not penetrated these with 5.56. Highly recommended 💯🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
September 18, 2021
Jake W.
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Level 111+ armor plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Purchased these plates recently . They are ceramic so they are very light compared to steel. I put them in my 5.11 tactical plate carrier and my entire setup weighs 12.5 lbs which is a lot better then standard steel weighing around 18-20lbs. I hope I never have to put them to the test but guntubers have not penetrated these with 5.56. Highly recommended 💯🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
September 18, 2021
Jake W.
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Great fit

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Nice and lite weight. Fits very nicely into my carrier, and is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
September 6, 2021
Stephen L.
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Awesome armor!

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
I saw Acelink on the Warrior Poet Society app for sale in the products section. I thought too myself, "if this stuff is on WPS Network it's gotta be good"!!! John is one of the most straight shooting guys in the industry in my opinion so I went with the armor. I got the Level 3a special threat plates because I figured I was most likely to encounter 5.56mm green tips before 7.62 AP rounds, but I guess you never know until the situation arises. I immediately ordered soft armor and side plates the next day after I did a little more DuckDuckgoing. Great company, Great customer service and most importantly a great product. Will be buying Acelink for the rest of the guys for sure.
September 4, 2021
Roger G.
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So far so good.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Was was what I expected; light and solid. Fits my plate carrier like a glove. Hope to never found out how well it works but I have confidence that it will perform as described.
September 3, 2021
Elkins C.
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So far so good.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Was was what I expected; light and solid. Fits my plate carrier like a glove. Hope to never found out how well it works but I have confidence that it will perform as described.
September 3, 2021
Elkins C.
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Light weight

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
These plates or a breath of fresh air, they’re lightweight and fit perfectly in my plate carrier!
July 15, 2021
Michael B.
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Great fitting armor

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
The contours fit my body profile perfectly. The size was perfect. Not sure how the overall construction is. Wish they had a multi curve IV.
July 13, 2021
Justin B.
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Amazing product

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Package came with no damage and was wrapped thoroughly in bubble wrap. It is very lightweight compared to other armor and the multi-curve is a huge plus as it is very comfortable
July 6, 2021
Sidney L.
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Great quality

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Great quality
May 20, 2021
Eric W.
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Great quality

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Great quality
May 20, 2021
Eric W.
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Great Tool

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
I really like the way the plates feel and fit in my carrier! I do have the 11×14 plates not the 10×12!!!
May 19, 2021
Toby A.
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Great Tool

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
I really like the way the plates feel and fit in my carrier! I do have the 11×14 plates not the 10×12!!!
May 19, 2021
Toby A.
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Good armor

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Light weight, comfortable to carry.
April 15, 2021
Aaron H.
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Good armor

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Light weight, comfortable to carry.
April 15, 2021
Aaron H.
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Great plate

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Quality product, light weight.
April 12, 2022
Charles V.
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Plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Light weight plates.
April 27, 2021
Dale S.
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Plates

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Light weight plates.
April 27, 2021
Dale S.
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Product is good.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Product is good.
April 17, 2021
Jan S.
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Product is good.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
Product is good.
April 17, 2021
Jan S.
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this plate should be $100 more expensive and it should be multicurve.

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Level 3+ Ceramic Plate 10×12″
it's okay! it's lighter than i expected and there aren't a lot of options for 11×14 ceramic out there, especially within a hundred dollars of this. i looked into the lab before i bought and i was impressed, it's obviously duty ready, i'm confident that if it passed that testing, it would pass NIJ cert, too. the thing is though, i will necessarily have to swap it out sooner or later, because it's single curve. the lack of a multicurve option REALLY spits in the eye of this armor, if you had offered that i'd be rocking it all day, saying "hesco, who?" but for now, it'll do.
April 10, 2021
Sean O.
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