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AR500 Body Armor AR500 Level III+ Plates(2) Trauma Pads(2) Carrier, 2Mag-Coyote

Product Code : Testudo-Lite-Level III+


AR500 Armor® Level III+

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Stay in the Fight with AR500 Armor® Testudo™ Modular Plate Carrier

Package includes:

  • (1) AR500 Testudo Plate Carrier
  • (2) AR500 Armor® Level III+ 10" x 12"ASC Multi-Curve, Base Coat Plates
  • (2) AR500 Armor® Trauma Pads
  • (1) AR500 Armor® Double Magazine Pouch
  • (2) Malice Clips (To Attach Magazine Pouch to Carrier)

Unique to the Testudo™, it is capable of accommodating either 10” x 12”, or large 11” X 14” body armor of any type. With a fully adjustable cummerbund and shoulder straps, the Testudo™ is versatile and viable for large or medium body types. Rugged side retention buckles and straps are included. Each side removable for user adjustable level of retention and comfort, compatible with or without cummerbund installed. We retain a lightweight and durable profile by using genuine 500D Cordura nylon for construction. Strategic lower-offset rear shoulder mounts position the rear plate pocket higher, alleviating the traditional “low hanging” rear plate pocket as seen on carriers that lost sight of proper armor placement. Inner plate retention straps on both pockets further ensure ideal body armor ride height for optimal vital coverage.

Plates AR500 Level III+ Multi-Curved body armor offers a comfortable fit and features an improved, ultra-hard ballistic steel core, further enhancing performance over our Level III line. With nearly 30% increased core strength, our Level III+ is capable of defeating higher level rifle threats. Level III+ armor covers up to the threat level below.

Additional Information/Features: Steel: AR500 steel armor offers heavily reduced back face deformation when compared to ceramic and PE type armor. AR500 Armor® steel body armor offers stress fracture resistance, an amazing 20-year maintenance free shelf life, and un-paralleled stand-alone multi-hit performance with rated calibers. Guaranteed to outlast Ceramic, Polyethylene, and UHMWPE body armor in multi-hit capability and shelf life.

Spall and Frag Coating:

All of our standard steel plates come with a base coat of our spall and fragmentation coating. Encompassing each AR500 Armor® steel body armor plate, it adds resistance against the elements and other forms of abrasion. Suitable for hard use applications and storage in less than ideal conditions.

Advanced Shooters Cut:

Our Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) allows an improved stock weld when in the firing position, improving ergonomics and comfort. In some cases, the Advanced Shooters Cut can reduce the need to fully collapse your rifle stock. To further highlight these features, we offer Advanced Shooters Cut in both right and left-handed orientations. Compatible with all standard plate carriers that accept SAPI or traditional shooters cut body armor.


Our steel body armor is available in both flat and curved formations. Flat plates are typically used as a back plate, or as a more budget friendly alternative. Multi-Curve plates are unanimously considered to be more comfortable and are always recommended if funds permit. We use a minimally invasive forming technique for each Multi-Curved plate to ensure performance and armor integrity.

Key Features:

  • Independently tested and rated to NIJ 0101.06 standards to defeat six (6) rounds of 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball from 51’ at 2,780 feet per second.
  • Special Threat tested to defeat:
  • 5.56 x45 M193 at 3,100 feet per second.
  • 5.56x45 M855/SS109 (Penetrators) at 3,100 feet per second.
  • 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (non-AP) at 3,000 feet per second.
  • DEA Certified to:
  • .223 Remington Tactical Bonded Soft Point, 62 grain @ 2,600 +/- 50 fps
  • 5.56 x 45mm M855 (Green Tip), 62 grain @ 3,100 +/- 50 fps
  • 7.62 x 39mm Mild Steel Core, 123 grain @ 2,400 +/- 50 fps
  • 7.62 x 51mm M80 Ball, 149 grain @ 2,750 +/- 50 fps
  • .308 Winchester PSPB Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded, 150 grain @ 2,600 +/- 50 fps

Determined at checkout.