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Plate Comparison Tool

FILTERING OPTIONS

Use this tool to compare hard armor rifle plate weight, thickness, protection level, configuration, cut, specific round and threat capabilities, NIJ certification, lab testing, etc. to one another in a quick, easy-to-use, filterable table with export and printing capabilities.

  • Plate Name | By selecting the name(s) of rifle plate products in this list you will narrow the results in the table. This is beneficial when comparing two or more plates of interest.
  • Manufacturer | See a narrowed listing specific to a plate manufacturer of interest, or if you'd like to see our private label products simply select “AE Private Label” from the drop-down.
  • Threat Level | Select the desired threat level to narrow the results within the table. For instance, if you would like to compare all level III rifle plates to one another, simply select “III” from the drop-down. Multiple levels can be selected at once.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Want to see more detailed threat testing? Specific rounds can be added to the table by clicking the “Columns” button and selecting specific rounds of interest. There are additional hidden columns available in this drop-down including additional plate size options, plate trim availability, etc.

PLATE NAME Links MANUFACTURER THREAT LEVEL CONSTRUCTION THICKNESS (INCHES) WEIGHT (LBS) 10X12 / MEDIUM SAPI INDEPENDENT LAB TESTED NIJ 0101.06 CERTIFIED CURVE WARRANTY (YRS) 5X7 5X8 6X6 6X8 7X8 7X9 7X10 8X10 10X12 SAPI / ESAPI TRIMMED SHOOTERS 7.62x39mm M67 (FMJ Ball) 7.62x39mm M43 (MSC) 7.62x39mm API 7.62x51mm (M-80 Ball) 7.62x51mm (M80A1) 7.62x51mm (M61 AP) 7.62x54R (LPS) 7.62x54R B-32-API 5.45x39mm 7N6 (MSC) 5.56x45mm (M193 Ball) 5.56x45mm (M855 / SS109) 5.56x45mm (M855A1) 7.62x63mm - JSP 7.62X63mm - AP M2 wdt_ID
ARA SHOCK ICW ARMOR EXPRESS IIIA ICW Aramid 0.35 0.26 for 5x8 SINGLE 5 1
ARA SHOCK SA ARMOR EXPRESS IIIA Aramid 0.45 0.36 for 5x8 SINGLE 5 2
C-SHOCK ARMOR EXPRESS SPECIAL THREAT Ceramic/Composite 0.55 4.50 MULTI 5 3
H-SHOCK ARMOR EXPRESS SPECIAL THREAT Ceramic/Composite 0.60 5.50 SINGLE 5 4
HESCO D220 HESCO SPECIAL THREAT Lightweight Ceramic/Spectra® 0.64 5.70 MULTI 5 5
HESCO M210 HESCO SPECIAL THREAT Advanced Spectra® 0.61 5.10 MULTI 5 6
HESCO U210 HESCO SPECIAL THREAT Advanced Spectra® design 0.56 3.90 MULTI 5 7
HESCO 3800LV III ICW HESCO III ICW Advanced Spectra® 0.55 2.10 MULTI 5 8
SURGE III ICW ARMOR EXPRESS III ICW Advanced UHMWPE 0.55 2.20 MULTI 5 9
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 3S11 III SA HIGHCOM III Advanced UHMWPE 1.25 2.90 SINGLE 10 10
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 3S11M III SA HIGHCOM III Advanced UHMWPE 1.25 2.90 MULTI 10 11
HESCO 3100 III SA HESCO III Tensylon® 1.26 1.00 for 6x6 SINGLE 5 12
HESCO 3611C III SA HESCO III PLUS Lightweight Ceramic/Spectra® 1.05 3.90 MULTI 5 13
HESCO 3403 III SA HESCO III Advanced Spectra® 1.06 3.31 MULTI 5 14
HESCO 3800C III SA HESCO III Advanced Spectra® 0.95 2.50 MULTI 5 15
TENCATE CR-3000 III SA TENCATE III Advanced UHMWPE 1.15 3.30 MULTI 5 16
TENCATE CR-3100 III SA TENCATE III Advanced UHMWPE 1.05 2.80 MULTI 5 17
TENCATE CR-3600 III SA TENCATE III Advanced UHMWPE 1.07 2.20 MULTI 5 18
TENCATE CR-3650 III SA TENCATE III Advanced UHMWPE 0.93 2.40 MULTI 5 19
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 3I7M III ICW HIGHCOM III ICW Advanced UHMWPE 0.87 1.80 MULTI 10 20
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN RSTP (GEN 1) III+ ICW HIGHCOM III PLUS ICW Ceramic/UHMWPE 0.55 2.90 SINGLE/MULTI 5 21
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN RSTP (GEN 2) III+ ICW HIGHCOM III PLUS ICW Ceramic/UHMWPE 0.75 3.50 MULTI 5 22
HESCO 3810LV III+ ICW HESCO III PLUS ICW Advanced Ceramic/Spectra® 0.60 3.90 MULTI 5 23
SURGE III+ ICW ARMOR EXPRESS III PLUS ICW Ceramic/Composite 0.78 3.90 MULTI 5 24
HESCO 3110 LEVEL III+ SA HESCO III PLUS Ceramic/Composite 1.10 1.80 for 6x6 SINGLE 5 25
TENCATE CR-3200 III+ SA TENCATE III PLUS Ceramic/UHMWPE 1.10 4.45 MULTI 5 26
HESCO 3810 - LEVEL III+ SA HESCO III PLUS Advanced Ceramic/Spectra® 0.98 3.90 MULTI 5 27
HESCO 3810 BUOYANT III+ SA HESCO III PLUS Advanced Ceramic/Spectra® 1.12 4.10 MULTI 5 28
TRITON III+ SA ARMOR EXPRESS III PLUS High-Hard Steel 0.21 7.05 SINGLE 10 29
GAME CHANGER III+ SA BUFFALO ARMORY III PLUS High-Hard Steel/Composite 0.86 5.75 SINGLE 10 30
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN AR1000 III SA HIGHCOM III PLUS Ultra High Hardness Steel 0.35 5.90 SINGLE 10 31
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 3S9 III+ SA HIGHCOM III PLUS Ceramic/UHMWPE 1.15 5.30 SINGLE 10 32
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 3S9M III+ SA HIGHCOM III PLUS Ceramic/UHMWPE 1.15 5.30 MULTI 10 33
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 34I1 III/IV ICW HIGHCOM III/IV ICW Ceramic/UHMWPE 0.85 6.50 SINGLE/MULTI 5 34
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 4S17 IV SA HIGHCOM IV Ceramic/Composite 0.95 7.20 SINGLE 10 35
HIGHCOM GUARDIAN 4S17M IV SA HIGHCOM IV Ceramic/Composite 0.95 7.20 MULTI 10 36
HESCO 4100 IV SA HESCO IV Ceramic/Composite 0.83 2.30 for 6x6 SINGLE 5 37
HESCO 4101 IV SA HESCO IV Lightweight Ceramic/Spectra® 1.19 1.80 for 6x6 SINGLE 5 38
HESCO 4101LV IV SA HESCO IV Lightweight Ceramic/Spectra® 0.68 1.70 for 6x6 SINGLE 5 39
HESCO 4400 IV SA HESCO IV Ceramic/Composite 0.83 9.10 for 10.25x13.25 MULTI 5 40
HESCO 4601 IV SA HESCO IV Lightweight Ceramic/Spectra® 1.18 6.40 MULTI 5 41
HESCO 4800 IV SA HESCO IV Advanced Ceramic/Spectra® 1.04 4.90 MULTI 5 42
HESCO 4800LV IV SA HESCO IV Advanced Ceramic/Spectra® 0.67 4.70 MULTI 5 43
HESCO 4800LVC IV SA HESCO IV Advanced Ceramic/Spectra® 0.71 4.93 MULTI 5 44
PLATE NAME MANUFACTURER THREAT LEVEL
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