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Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate

LEVEL IV SA LIGHTWEIGHT ARMOR PLATE

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SIZE

10×12″ Armor Plate

PROTECTION

NIJ.06 Level 4 (stops multiple .30-06 AP rounds).

WEIGHT

Only 6.0 lbs. Our Level 4 body armor plates are rated for multiple hits from armor-piercing rounds.

MATERIAL

PE+ Ceramic composite plate.

QUALITY

Our Armor Plates are independently tested at NTS Chesapeake Laboratory.

Level 4 SA Body Armor Plate

MULTI-HIT AP ROUND STOPPING TECHNOLOGY

  1. Superior Ballistic Protection: The ACELINK Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate is certified to withstand multiple hits and is engineered to stop a wide range of threats, from 5.56mm Black Tip rounds to the potent .30-06 APM2. This versatility ensures protection against various ballistic challenges, instilling confidence in users during high-stress situations.. Its innovative ceramic and PE construction effectively absorbs and disperses the kinetic energy, minimizing trauma to the wearer.s
  2. Stand-Alone Capability: This plate operates as a standalone armor system, eliminating the need for additional soft armor backing. The Stand-Alone capability significantly reduces weight and bulk, providing enhanced maneuverability and comfort for extended wear.
  3. Optimal Balance of Protection and Weight: Weighing in at just 6.0 lbs (approximately 2.7 kg), the ACELINK Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate strikes the perfect balance between superior protection and minimal weight. This remarkable weight-to-protection ratio sets it apart as an industry-leading choice for individuals who require maximum safety without compromising mobility. The plate’s lightweight nature empowers users with increased endurance, reduced fatigue, and enhanced maneuverability, enabling them to stay agile and responsive in the face of potential threats.
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate

KEY FACTS

Hard Armor Plates for Body Armor

LIGHTWEIGHT LEVEL 4 PROTECTION

Premium Materials: ACELINK employs state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing techniques to create a lightweight yet exceptionally durable body armor plate. The combination of ceramic and PE results in a robust structure capable of withstanding harsh impacts without compromise.

Thoroughly Tested: Every ACELINK Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate undergoes rigorous testing to meet and exceed industry standards. The plates are tested against a variety of ballistic threats, ensuring optimal performance and user safety.

LEVEL 4 SA CERAMIC PLATE SPECS:

QUICK SPECS

MULTI-HIT AP ROUND STOPPING TECHNOLOGY

Ergonomic Design: The ergonomic design of the plate ensures a contoured fit to the user’s body, enhancing comfort and minimizing movement restrictions. The lightweight construction further enhances wearability, allowing users to maintain peak performance in critical situations.

Trusted by Professionals: ACELINK Armor Systems is trusted by law enforcement agencies, military units, and security personnel around the world. The brand’s commitment to quality and excellence has earned it a reputation for producing top-tier protective solutions.

LEVEL IV PROTECTION
NIJ.06 LEVEL 4

SPALL-FREE PROTECTION AGAINST AP ROUNDS

STAND ALONE BODY ARMOR
STAND ALONE BODY ARMOR

IIIA BACKING NOT REQUIRED

Lightweight Body Armor
WEIGHT

ONLY 6.9 LBS

INDEPENDED TESTED
INDEPENDENT TESTING

STRICT QUALITY CONTROL

TESTING

BE SAFE FROM SPALLING

At only 6.0 lbs these level IV body armor ballistic plates are capable of stopping multiple armor-piercing rounds. Silicon Carbide ceramic plates disperse impact energy effectively, without risk of dangerous spalling. Protection against armor-piercing .30-06 APM2 rounds has never been so lightweight- with added confidence in stopping power and survivability.

EXTENDED CERAMIC COVERAGE

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

NIJ CHART

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

KNOW ABOUT Level IV Armor Plates

Level IV Armor Plates

Made to wear on the upper body for personal protection against armor-piercing (AP) rounds, Ace Link Armor’s level IV body armor plates are quality composite armor utilizing the highest grades of Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene layers of backing, enhanced by silicon carbide ceramic on the strike face of the plate structure weighing in at 6 lbs.

Level IV body armor can be found in three main plate sizes, 6×6, 6×8,10×12 so you can find the right fit for your plate carrier or tactical vest. Level IV body armor is a type of personal body armor made from layers of various composites. Pure metal versions were used during the medieval period and modern versions of body armor and plates are still widely used today by civilians, police officers, and military forces all over the world to protect themselves against gunfire.

However, it’s important to note that modern technology offers body armor solutions that are much lighter than steel plates. These level IV plates are of the highest level of body armor and personal protection out there on the market.

What will Level 4 body armor stop?

Level IV plates body armor has been tested against multiple rounds including rifle rounds like .30-06 APM2 (Armor Piercing Rounds M2) and 5.56mm Green Tip or Black Tip ammunition.

These plate inserts were tested not only for a single shot but tested to be truly multi-hit level IV and meet the requirements of domestic, international, military specifications for armor protection levels up to NIJ.06 level 4 plates standard.

You can read more about NIJ ballistic protection levels in our Armor Guide article.

What are level 4 armor made out of?

Body armor plates are made out of highest grade and extremely hard and durable materials in order to withstand high energy impacts.

Ace Link Armor Level IV body armor plates feature multiple layers of PE backing enhanced by ceramic edge-to-edge coverage for complete protection of all organs engineered with civilians, law enforcement as well as military personnel in mind.

The enhanced ceramic layers of an Ace Link Armor body armor plate are made out of a material called silicon carbide which has a piercing resistance that matches steel but it’s much lighter. The UHMW PE backings actually enhance the overall stopping power by dissipating the impact force. Other types of materials used in the production of body armor plates are aluminum oxide and boron carbide.

The UHMW PE backing, silicon carbide, and boron carbide are combined together in order to give your level iv body armor plate increased strengthening abilities and improved retention of its shape when impacted by penetrating rounds.

Long story short, the best Level IV armor should be made of PE and ceramic composite.

Is Level 4 body armor legal?

The U.S federal government has no restrictions on buying body armor; thus, some states and other places may have regulations governing the purchase, ownership, use or wearing of body armor by civilians.

Since some states have specific body armor laws, you should know that it is your responsibility to be aware of these restrictions. Not only does this depend on where you live, but also the type of equipment being sold or purchased because not all types are allowed in every state.

To make sure everything goes smoothly with the purchase or sale process for both parties involved (buyer and seller), do your research beforehand so there aren’t any surprises when it comes time to complete a transaction. In most countries and states, Level IV stand-alone armor is legal to own as long as you are not a felon and are not committing a crime while wearing them.

Level IV Plate as well as all other body armor items are subject to your country’s law enforcement and regulations. Please check local statutes for more details on body armor.

What are the best Level 4 plates?

There are 3 main factors you should consider when buying body armor: protection level, the weight of the plate, and its cost.

You get what you pay for. So if your ultimate goal is saving weight, then expect to spend more money on a plate that will work with the ballistics of modern-day body armor standards.

However, if you’re looking for something durable and cheap but still want it light enough to carry around easily in case of an emergency situation, there are cheaper options available that might not be as protective or last long-term as some other plates can due to their heavier material content and quality control checks during production.

Considering all of the above Level IV Armor Plate from Ace Link Armor is exactly what you need: not good quality but great quality product to protect your vital organs that comes on basically no lead time (we maintain high stock level on them)!Sign up for our newsletter for body armor and other information on articles, new releases, stock availability, and sales!

Can civilians own and wear Level 4 body armor?

The short answer is yes, civilians can own and possess Level IV body armor as long as it is not prohibited in their State of residence or by Law Enforcement, or Judicial decision.

Bulletproof vests and other types of body armor are essential for protection when in dangerous situations. If you want to buy one, be sure that your local regulatory authorities will allow it as they may have strict laws about what type can be worn or purchased depending on the location.

Some states have restrictions on what is considered body armor, so it’s important to be aware of the law in your area before ordering a carrier vest online or over the phone.

Reviews

4.88
34  reviews

Everything you’ll ever need and then some!

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
It’s always difficult to rate armor on the most important aspect of body armor. Stopping the rounds they say they are rated to stop is not something 99% of armor owners hope to never really test for themselves. So maybe the most important aspect of buying armor is trusting the company that makes this life saving gear. That being said, I wholeheartedly trust Ace Link Armor. After doing some research and speaking with the team over at Ace Link Armor I decided to go with the Level IV ceramic rifle plates. They use the same manufacturing process as industry leaders, using highest grades of Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene layers of backing, enhanced by silicon carbide ceramic on the strike face offering true multi-hit, edge to edge protection. All while meeting NIJ standards, weighing in at 6 lbs, and sold at a great price point compared to the competition. The multicurve design is extremely comfortable for extended wear. Simply put, these plates are a high-quality option for professionals or civilians that are serious about their personal protection.
August 17, 2023
Nick Venti
5 out of 5

Zero complaints – General satisfaction

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
These side plates shipped relatively quick. They came packaged in ample protection, no damage. I like the cover that comes on the plate too. They’re a little thick but not as thick as some I’ve seen. They fit my plate bag snuggly and have a contour that hugs me when I wear them. They’re relatively light weight and they offer level IV protection. One side benefit is that Ace link partnered with zip so I could buy now and pay installments, which is nice. With any luck I won’t have to come back to write another review on how they saved my life, but if they did, I would. Overall these were a solid purchase, I’m very pleased.
March 1, 2022
John M.
5 out of 5

Best in class for the price!

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
When it comes to protection level I V stand alone. This one stops A Wide range of calibers and armor piercing rounds I am very glad that I had made this choice there are a lot out there that claim that their product is better in my opinion it’s possible but highly unlikely bowl to have a fit and comfort for dragging around a ton of weight keeping yourself small as possible in any confrontation is best and being multi hit now that’s where the decisions being made
December 8, 2021
Rodney H.
5 out of 5

Level 4 plate

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Honestly I’ve had level 4 plates before the weight was unbearable, when I saw this Ace Link Armor I hesitated, I started to dig more into it. So I pulled the trigger. Wow, I’m floored at the difference in weight. You also get a copy of the Ballistics Resistance Test. Very well made product.
January 16, 2022
David P.
5 out of 5

Super high quality and super service

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
I found acelink via the HRT website and could not be more pleased with the quality of the plates I ordered. They fit my RAC carrier like a glove and and fit me even better. Simply the best. I was so pleased that I went ahead and ordered the cummerbund soft armor after receiving these plates.
January 5, 2022
Juan M.
5 out of 5

Fits Great

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Fits great and makes my carrier so much more comfortable to wear. I'm going on faith that it's Level IV as I haven't been (or plan on being) shot. If you see me on the news shot dead with my plates on, then make sure you change this to a 1 star 🙂
December 13, 2022
Brendan D.
5 out of 5

Side plates fit very well and take up a lot of gaps between front plate and rear plate

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Side plates fit very well and take up a lot of gaps between front plate and rear plate One little drawback is it a face link to create side plate carriers but many others out there will work my choice was using 511’s side plate carrier pouches
December 8, 2021
Rodney H.
5 out of 5

Solid armor

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Happy to have purchased from Acelink. Armor is sturdy and lightweight. Came a day early as well. Will continue to do business with Acelink. Thank you for what you guys do
March 15, 2022
Xander L.
5 out of 5

Level 4 Plates

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Nice looking light weight level 4 plates:fire: haven’t done any test but came with ballistic resistance test so let’s hope it can take what its rated for🫡
February 14, 2023
Chris C.
5 out of 5

Lightweight plates

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Really high quality lightweight plates. Fit nicely into the plate carrier I got from Ace Link as well! This is the best multi hit protection out there!
December 15, 2021
Ryan B.
5 out of 5

Excellent craftsmanship

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
I bought a pair of these level IV beauties. After watching a few YouTube videos about these plates, I was sold. Very tough stuff. Made in America.
December 17, 2021
Gary B.
5 out of 5

Outstanding!

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
I'm blown away by how lightweight this armor is. It fits comfortably. Great product and customer service. Highly recommended.
December 12, 2022
Andrew P.
5 out of 5

Level 4 sa multi curve best quality

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Great quality and best ahipping shipped next day nothing but the best quality to customer service Will definitely buy again.
December 14, 2022
Spike K.
5 out of 5

Lightweight and perfect

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Absolutely love the Stand alone level iv plates and their plate carriers. You will not be disappointed.
May 28, 2021
Peter C.
5 out of 5

Lightweight and perfect

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Absolutely love the Stand alone level iv plates and their plate carriers. You will not be disappointed.
May 28, 2021
PETER C.
5 out of 5

Nice side plates !

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Good quality, lightweight, great price! I will be buying more for a second carrier setup!,
December 27, 2022
Robert N.
5 out of 5

Awesome Product

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Fast, intact, delivery. Fits my carrier well. Not as heavy as I thought it would be.
January 14, 2024
5 out of 5

Frank

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Great quality and lightweight. Met all of my expectations and then some.
January 3, 2022
Frank H.
5 out of 5

Best hard plate money can buy

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Light, fast, and comfortable. Perfect for those who dares win.
May 7, 2021
Andrew E.
5 out of 5

Great level IV plates

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Fairly light weight and have confidence in these plates.
March 14, 2022
Danny K.
5 out of 5

Fantastic

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Lightweight, curved so fit nicely. Overall 5 stars.
January 6, 2022
Richard D.
5 out of 5

Light weight

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Dropping major weight from my old steel plates
December 14, 2021
Antoine s.
5 out of 5

Light weight

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Dropping major weight from my old steel plates
December 14, 2021
Antoine S.
5 out of 5

Best plates ever

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Awesome product great stuff will stop anything
June 25, 2021
Austin M.
5 out of 5

Best plates ever

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Awesome product great stuff will stop anything
June 25, 2021
AUSTIN M.
5 out of 5

Perfect

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
They fit perfect in my jpc 2.0 thank you guys
July 12, 2021
Alan A.
5 out of 5

First armor buyer

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Fits amazingly and the weight is great
December 24, 2021
Luke A.
5 out of 5

Quality and lightweight

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Quality and lightweight
December 8, 2021
Rares U.
5 out of 5

Excellent product, fast shipping.

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Thanks Ace Link Armor.
January 13, 2023
Ray A.
5 out of 5

great plates

5 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
great plates
September 14, 2021
Brady P.
5 out of 5

Great product

4 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Super light clean construction only reason I didn't put a 5star is because I do not know from personal knowledge how well they will take a round.
February 8, 2023
marcos g.
4 out of 5

Hefty

4 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
A little on the heavier end, but it’s a trade-off I’m willing to make.
November 8, 2023
4 out of 5

Hefty hefty hefty

4 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
A little on the heavier end, but it’s a trade-off I’m willing to make. Image
November 8, 2023
4 out of 5

Well made, lightweight and a

4 out of 5
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 SA Hard Armor Plate
Well made, lightweight and a good price
March 6, 2022
Mike W.
4 out of 5
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