HESCO 4601 Level IV Plate Set
Looking for a great set of plates that aren’t the “budget” option but still won’t break the bank? The 4601s offer that sweet spot of protection vs. weight vs. price. They weigh slightly more (1.5 lb) per plate than the less expensive L210 Special Threat Plates, but offer much more ballistic protection. Pure ballistic upgrade. No ballistic downgrade. These are the comfort-fitting multi-curve SAPI cut plates, finished with a highly durable Cordura wrap and water-resistant coating.
Two HESCO 4601 Level IV SAPI Cut plates (i.e. sold as a set—one for the front and one for the back)
What hits can this plate take from different rounds? The 4601 protects against the following:
7.62x63mm-JSP: 2780 ft/s
7.62x63mm-AP M2: 2900 ft/s
7.62x54R-LPS: 2850 ft/s
7.62x54R B-32-API: 2850 ft/s
7.62x51mm-M80: 2800 ft/s
7.62x51mm-M61: 2830 ft/s
7.62x39mm-M67: 2390 ft/s
7.62x39mm-M43: 2390 ft/s
7.62x39mm-API: 2390 ft/s
5.56x45mm-M855/SS109: 3150 ft/s
5.56x45mm-M193: 3150 ft/s
Consult the Threat Matrix on the Technical Specifications sheet (left) for specifics.
The purpose of armor plates is to cover your vital organs. You can use HESCO’s Hard Armor Fitting Guide to determine what size plates you need. (You can get a good idea of your size by measuring nipple to nipple and clavicle to a few inches above your belly button.)
|Plate Carrier Size Compatibility
|8.75 x 11.75″
|9.5 x 12.5″
|10.25 x 13.25″
|11 x 14″
Body Armor is regulated by Federal Law.
We are restricted to selling and shipping to ONLY 48 states in the US. Due to the legal requirements in the states of Connecticut and New York, we do not ship body armor there under any circumstances. This also applies to law enforcement in those states.
No body armor can be sold or shipped internationally. Not even to APO / FPO / DPO addresses.
Felons are not generally eligible to own body armor. In many states, it is only violent felons who are not eligible to own body armor. Please check your local laws before ordering if you have any questions.