Dimitri puts both our soft and hard body armor up against some heavy hitting calibers including .500 Smith & Wesson, .458 Socom, and .50BMG!
Our level III 10" x 12" base model body armor, which costs only $65, is put through an extreme torture test by Demolition Ranch! Rifles, Shotguns, and an Explosion!
Calibers Tested: 5.56 XM193 Ball, 12 Gauge Sabot Slugs, 12 Gauge 00 BuckShot, .308 Winchester 180gr, 7.62x51 NATO Armor Piercing Rounds
Iraqvetran8888 performs a thorough review on AR500 Armor® Level III Body Armor. Philosophy of Body Armor, usefulness of owning Body Armor, and a full live fire review and demonstration of AR500 Armor® Body Armor performance against a variety of calibers, including 30-06 and a .500 Smith & Wesson! As well as showcasing our industry leading spall & fragmentation mitigation protective coating.
For this in house test we bring in a heavy hitter - Romanian PSL chambered in 7.62x54R. With some serious power behind it's tail, the 7.62x54R and all its glory fails to penetrate AR500 Armor® Level III Body Armor. We send (5) Steel Core 147 grain Military Surplus rounds down range at just 30 yards into our Level III Body Armor; pulled straight from the production line backed by our 70lb ballistic gelatin torso. It's important to note that 7.62x54R does exceed the Level III threat rating. That said, we prefer to over build AND over deliver.
AR500 Armor® level III Body Armor and our spall & fragmentation mitigation coating is pushed to the extreme against 5.56 Incendiary (API) with a hardened steel core. At just 30 yards we fire 3 rounds center mass from a BCM Jack Carbine. Our Ballistic Body Armor is backed by our 70lb ballistic gelatin Torso. You can clearly see the effects of the round and how they differ on impact of the strike face compared to traditional 5.56x45 M855 rounds. Despite the flames and sparks the silver tip 5.56 API round fails to penetrate our level III armor.
AR500 Armor® Playlists - Watch live fire Body Armor tests from .22lr to .50BMG! Learn application of body armor in your life, and how to properly setup your plate carrier and armor to provide maximum protection of your vitals.
Over 3 hours & 45 minutes of AR500 Armor® Body Armor Testing through 35+ videos! We are quite possibly the most independently reviewed and thoroughly tested level III 10" x 12" Body Armor system in the world!
Multiple videos of AR500 Armor® Spall & Fragmentation containment performing at industry leading levels.
AR500 Armor® is the only approved in-house applicator inside of the US for proper applicable of spall & frag mitigation protective coating on Body Armor. More details on our spall & frag coating can be found here: https://www.ar500armor.com/spallandfrag.html
Plate Carrier & Body Armor Basics Series. Everything you need to know about how to wear body armor, by Independence Training and AR500 Armor®. We cover a variety of topics including proper fitment to ensure vital coverage, donning and doffing, stock weld, transitions with sling, first line gear, and more!
AR500 Armor® How-To's run through the basics. How to insert body armor into your plate carrier, proper plate ride height for adequate protection, and how to adjust for a proper fit.