Skip to main content

A1 Plate - Level III+ Steel Armor

Quantity in Stock: Notify When Back In Stock


Tacitcal Gear



The curved A1 body armor is a rugged, steel alloy blend plate that provides level 3 plus body armor protection which is capable of defeating 5.56x45 M855A1 (AP) rounds at velocities of up to 3,100 FPS, 7.62x51 M61 (AP) rounds at velocities up to 2,800 FPS, and all lesser threats with multi-hit capability. This A1 armor plate from Armored Republic features a durable FragLock™ coating, which gives both fragmentation protection and seals the armor to ensure its 20-year shelf life.

The A1 - Alloy Body Armor is able to stop level III+ threats such as 7.62x39/7.62x51/5.56 M193s, 5.56 M855 penetrators, and .223/.308 WIN rounds. And unlike ceramic or polyethylene material, this custom steel alloy blend is able to take several hits from these rounds without fail. This multi-hit special threat resistance is the distinguishing quality of the A1 plate.

The armor plate is curved, shooters cut, and features either our FragLock™ Base Coat or Build-Up Coat.

The FragLock™ coating provides a maintenance-free shelf life of twenty years, which makes this steel plate last much longer than polyethylene or ceramic alternatives. Our Build-Up Coat prevents fragmentation injury, while our Base Coat seals the armor plates up from sweat.

Material: Ballistic steel and alloy blend of 650 hardness on the Brinell scale, with FragLock™ Coating

Protection: 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,100 FPS (+/- 30 FPS), 7.62x51 M80 Ball (ie .308) at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS), and DEA Certified

Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection

Form: Curved

Dimensions & Compatibility:

  • 9" x 9' 
    • Base Coat (5.2 lbs, 0.31" thick)
    • Plate carriers: Freeman
  • 10" x 12"
    • Base Coat (8 lbs, 0.31" thick)
    • Build-Up Coat (9.5 lbs, 0.56" thick)
    • Plate Carriers: Testudo, Valkyrie & Invictus
  • 11" x 14"
    • Base Coat (10 lbs, 0.31" thick)
    • Build-Up Coat (11.5 lbs, 0.56" thick)
    • Plate Carriers: Testudo

***Please note: This product is NOT returnable/refundable. All sales are final***

Back to Top