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NIJ Level IV Body Armor Plate | ESAPI

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Bulletproof insert plates with an NIJ Level 4 rating offer the best in mobility and ballistics protection. These PE-backed ceramic armor plates withstand hits from some of the strongest rifles. At Atomic Defense, we design our inserts to curve with your body for comfort and mobility. The plates are available in two sizes to accommodate our different carrier vests.

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Description

INDUSTRY LEADING FEATURES:

The ergonomic design is rifle-resistant, fireproof, waterproof and dust-resistant.

BALLISTIC RESISTANCE:

NIJ level IV. This insert withstands various rifle rounds, including .30cal steel core AP, 7.62mm FMJ, and 5.56 mm.

TESTING PROCEDURE:

We exceed NIJ requirements by testing our Level IV plates against multiple rifle rounds of varying calibers, as well as various sniper calibers. Calibers tested include: 7.62x51mm NATO, 7.62x39mm, .308 Winchester, 5.56x45mm M855, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, and more.

CERTIFICATION:

Each plate comes with a QR coded label to its certification sheet. It will show tested ammunition, angles, back-face deformation, distances, and more. Independent Testing Certification

Features

  • More Compact: 250x300x22 mm, 25x30x2.2 cm, 10x12x0.9 inches. (width x height x depth) with 2.6 Kg weight. Now offered in 11x14x0/9 inches.
    • This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor.
  • NIJ IV Tested: Blocks and stops various armor-piercing rounds. Sniper, pistol, assault rifles, airgun rounds. Best thing to have in a life or death situation. Two plate purchase is recommended for vests and clothing to cover both front and back areas.
  • Better Than III: Stops up to 7.62 AP & API rounds from AK-47 & more rifles, see description. Military-grade PEAD™ and ceramic mil spec plating. Tried and tested to stop multiple fully-automatic rounds from various weapons.
  • Ergonomic: Curved to match your body shape. The real ESAPI shooter’s cut and body curve allows accurate shooting and arm movement.
  • Ergonomic Design: Includes a shooter’s cut for optimal protection while holding a rifle.
  • Multiple Buying Options: Wholesale options available.

Specs

  • WEIGHT (10″x12″): 6.6 pounds / 3 kg
  • WEIGHT (11″x14″): 8.8 pounds / 4 kg
  • MATERIAL: Ceramic material with PEAD™ (polyethylene) backing
  • SIZES: Two sizes – 10x12x0.9 in (25x30x2.3 cm) or 11x14x0.9 in (27x35x2.3 cm)
  • COMPLIES WITH: NIJ level IV (4) under standard 0101.06

Assembled and In the Box

  • NIJ level IV Strike Face ballistic plate
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bulletproof Clothing

  • HOW IS THIS BALLISTIC PLATE DIFFERENT FROM THE COMPETITION?

    Our plates offer top-end ballistic protection matched with incredible mobility. We use durable ceramic materials with PEAD catch layers to construct inserts capable of withstanding, not just the standard “one round to plate center”, but multiple rifle rounds around the plate. Plus, we test our inserts to ensure they meet and exceed all relevant standards. Our ergonomic shooter’s cut design will allow you to hold and fire your weapon comfortably.

  • IS THIS A LEVEL IV (4) STANDALONE PLATE OR ICW PLATE?

    Level 4 Standalone.  This means that it can stop up to 30-06 MW AP, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 5.56×45 Armor Piercing BT, 9mm, .44 Magnum, 7.62×39 FMJ, etc. by itself and without extra armor needing to be placed behind it.

  • WHAT IS NIJ LEVEL IV?

    At Atomic Defense, we test our panels to comply with and exceed the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) regulations. The NIJ’s standards categorize equipment by the types of rounds it can hold to a depth of .44 mm or less upon impact. Each NIJ level represents a stronger body armor, where levels III and higher fall into the category of hard body armor. Level IV ceramic armor plates are the highest grade for body armor under NIJ standard 0101.06, withstanding rounds from each previous level and above.

    As Level IV armor, these plates meet the NIJ’s requirement of stopping armor-piercing (AP) .30 caliber rounds traveling between 2,850 and 2,910 fps. The NIJ requires that hard body armor meets this qualification against a single shot in a conditioned state. We go beyond the NIJ’s Level IV requirements by firing numerous shots into the armor, proving it can withstand multiple rounds from various full-automatic weapons.

  • WHY GO WITH INSERT PANELS?

    Insert panels like Atomic Defense’s NIJ Level IV Bulletproof Inserts offer the highest ballistic protection and the versatility to use them as you see fit. You can use these panels in a carrier vest, loading both sides to prioritize coverage or removing one for greater mobility. 

    Insert plates also fit well into purses or backpacks for a reliable line of defense in civilian settings. Dependable and lightweight, these PE and ceramic insert panels are the perfect body armor for any wearer.

  • WHICH SIZE IS INSERT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

    Finding equipment that fits your body and equipment is essential for combat preparation, whether you’re a civilian, police officer or U.S. military member. Our NIJ Level IV plates fit any carrier in our lineup. 

    The X-Line Coating 10×12 Armor Plate fits our 10×12 Armor Plate Carrier, while the X-Line Coating 11×14 Armor Plate corresponds with the 11×14 Armor Plate Carrier.

    Browse our carrier selection online or contact an Atomic Defense representative to ensure your plates and carrier match up.

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Too good for the price. Should be higher. I doubted the quality because the price was too low.

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AMAZON REVIEW

First off. Wish it wasn’t so thick. All the others on the market for NIJ IV were to but still. It does everything it claims to and more.

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