HESCO 3810 Level III+ Plate Set
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 are the HESCO 3810 Level III+ SAPI cut plates. They are the lightest-weight, highest-quality plates in their class, with a comfort-fitting multi-curve SAPI cut and finished with a highly-durable Cordura wrap and waterproof coating.
Two HESCO 3810 Level III+ 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? 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
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 Size||Measurements||Weight||Thickness||Plate Carrier Size Compatibility|
|Small||8.75 x 11.75″||3.4 lb||0.98″||Small|
|Medium||9.5 x 12.5″||4 lb||0.98″||Medium|
|Large||10.25 x 13.25″||4.6 lb||0.98″||Large|
|XL||11 x 14″||5.4 lb||0.98″||Extra Large|
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.