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Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate

LEVEL IV SA CERAMIC ARMOR PLATE

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protection

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

Weight

Only 6.9 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 Body Armor Plate

MULTI-HIT AP ROUND STOPPING TECHNOLOGY

Level 4 Body Armor plates are engineered to meet the highest standards of protection, making them suitable for various high-risk situations. The ceramic/PE structure effectively absorbs and disperses the kinetic energy from incoming rounds, preventing penetration and keeping the wearer safe from harm.

The plates’ ability to withstand multiple .30-06 Armor Piercing rounds without compromising their integrity makes them exceptionally reliable and ideal for law enforcement officers, military personnel, and civilians seeking superior defense against advanced threats.

In addition to their formidable stopping power against .30-06 APM2 rounds, these body armor plates also offer exceptional resistance to other high-velocity threats such as the 7.62x39mm and 7.62x51mm rounds, as well as intermediate cartridges like the 5.56mm NATO. This versatility ensures protection against a wide range of mmunition, providing users with a tactical advantage in critical situations.

 

Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate

KEY FACTS

Hard Armor Plates for Body Armor

LEVEL 4 PROTECTION

Designed for Stand-Alone use, these plates do not require additional soft armor backing to offer their full protection capabilities. This feature reduces the overall weight and bulk of the protective gear, enabling greater mobility and comfort during extended wear.

Moreover, the Level 4 Body Armor plates undergo rigorous testing and certification to meet and exceed industry standards, ensuring they are thoroughly vetted for their effectiveness and reliability. The peace of mind that comes with wearing this battle-tested body armor is invaluable, especially in high-risk environments where split-second decisions can make all the difference.

When it comes to personal safety and protection, investing in Level 4 Body Armor plates is a prudent choice for anyone seeking the highest level of ballistic defense. With their outstanding ability to endure multiple hits while maintaining structural integrity, these plates are an essential asset for individuals operating in high-threat scenarios. Stay safe, confident, and well-prepared with this top-tier ballistic solution – the ultimate shield against advanced rifle-caliber threats.

LEVEL 4 ARMOR CERAMIC PLATE SPECS:

QUICK SPECS

MULTI-HIT AP ROUND STOPPING TECHNOLOGY

Level 4 Body Armor plates provide protection against multiple 7.63x63mm (.30-06 Armor Piercing rounds). We test our plates in Chesapeake Lab and every order comes with testing report.

If you’re looking for reliable and affordable protection against more powerful rounds – look no further!

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

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

TESTING

BE SAFE FROM SPALLING

At only 6.9 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.

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.

Level 4 body armor plates are of high quality and will keep you safe in almost any situation so no matter what kind of weapon or common threats a criminal might use against you or against melee weapons and other possible shrapnel coming your way, this plate will stop them!

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.

The ceramic is not just simply glued onto the backings but it is part of the system that allows for better performance than ever before while retaining a lightweight package.

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

4.82
39  reviews

Everything you’ll ever need and then some!

5 out of 5
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic 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

Still kickin’

5 out of 5
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Still haven’t been shot to verify effectiveness. Also too poor to buy an extra one and test it. They do appear to be level 4 plates.
April 15, 2024
5 out of 5

Outstanding!

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

Good shipping had to change

5 out of 5
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Good shipping had to change address before shipping was no problem
March 11, 2022
Douglas B.
5 out of 5

Best hard plate money can buy

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

Came in perfect time

5 out of 5
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Came in perfect time
March 8, 2022
Robert M.
5 out of 5

great plates

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

Great product

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

Great

4 out of 5
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Great
March 8, 2022
Patricia B.
4 out of 5

Took a little longer then

3 out of 5
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Level 4 Ceramic Hard Armor Plate
Took a little longer then expected but the person I spoke with on the phone was very nice and professional.
March 6, 2022
Courtney D.
3 out of 5
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