This product is regulated by ITAR. It can only be shipped in the USA.
$1,182.00 – $1,824.00
Choosing armor plates can prove difficult when there are so many options on the market. Some are great. Some are snake oil. Among our favorites is the Hesco 3810 Level III+ Special Threat SAPI cut plate. They are the lightest-weight, highest-quality plates in their class. This is sold as a set, so you’ll receive two plates: one for the front and another for the rear.
A plate set does not come with a plate carrier. You will need to purchase one separately. We recommend our AC1.
The 3810 is finished with a highly-durable Cordura wrap and waterproof coating, delivering unsurpassed quality in feel and performance. The comfort fitting multi-curve SAPI cut combined with next-gen materials makes this plate perfect for fast-moving, highly-volatile environments requiring the ultimate in protection and maneuverability.
What hits can this plate take from different rounds? Consult the Threat Matrix on the Technical Specifications sheet for specifics. It depends on the size, but it protects against the following: 7.62x63mm-JSP: 2780 ft/s 7.62x54R-LPS: 2300 ft/s 7.62x54R-L: 2840 ft/s 7.62x51mm-M80: 2780 ft/s 7.62x39mm-Mild Steel Core: 2380 ft/s 7.62x39mm-Ball: 2380 ft/s 5.56x45mm-M855/SS109: 3117 ft/s 5.56x45mm-M193: 3150 ft/s
What size should I get?
The purpose of armor plates is to cover your vital organs, so it depends on your size and the size of the plate carrier you’re running. Typically vital organs can be covered if you measure nipple-to-nipple and clavicle notch to just below the ribcage. For more information, consult Hesco’s official sizing guide here.
Plate Carrier Size Compatibility
8.75 x 11.75″
9.5 x 12.5″
10.25 x 13.25″
11 x 14″
I found steel plates online for cheaper. Why should I get these?
You get what you pay for and in the armor market, many products are snake oil. If you want to get a budget option for an item that is designed to save your life, you can, but we think it’s a terrible idea. Hesco is the most respected and tested brand in the industry, which is why out of all the hundreds of options and brands, we trust and recommend this not just to our customers but with our own lives as well. If you’re looking for a less pricey option that still offers performance we can get behind, check out the Hesco L210 plate set.
Is it possible to get Level IV protection when using this with another product?
This isn’t officially tested for that so we can’t officially comment on it. There are standalone Level IV Hescos on the market that would be a better choice than the III+ and Soft Insert combo. Please ask Hesco directly about armor combinations like that.
Are these plates rated for knife strikes?
These are for bullets, not blades. So, keep your distance. But yes, knives don’t like hard plates.
Where can I find more information on these plates?
To see how these plates compare to the other plates Hesco makes, you can take a look at their Rifle Threat Performance Matrixhere. To learn more about using and storing the plates, you can read through Hesco’s Care & Use Guidehere.
Body Armor is regulated by Federal Law. We are restricted to selling and shipping ONLY to 49 states in the US. No Body Armor can be sold or shipped to Connecticut. This applies to law enforcement in Connecticut too. We only sell this product to states that allow the citizenry to possess the same arms as their law enforcement. No Body Armor can be sold or shipped internationally. Not even APO / FPO / DPO addresses. Felons are not generally eligible to own body armor. Please check your local laws before ordering if you have any questions.