"Of the thousands of Level IV plates we have tested, your plate is only the second one we have ever seen defeat all six .30 cal M2 AP rounds."
Brandon Bertsch - Test Director, Oregon Ballistics Labs (OBL) NIJ Approved Independent Testing Laboratory
LEVEL IV MULTI-STRIKE .30 CAL M2 AP!
INDEPENDENTLY TESTED TO NIJ 0101.06 STANDARDS BY NIJ APPROVED LAB - OBL
6x6 SIDE PLATE - $95 EACH
10X12 - $185 EACH
Comprised of a Ceramic and Polyethylene composite, our 10x12 ergonomic Multi-Curve plates are one of the lightest (6.1 to 6.2 lbs.), most comfortable, and best performing Level IV plates available at this price range. For an innovative approach to trauma reduction, our plates are backed with 6mm of flexible, light weight professional sports grade PORON XRD® extreme impact padding. In addition, this molecular polymer padding is infused with Microban® for anti-microbial and odor protection qualities. Although not currently NIJ listed, Boydd's plates have been tested to NIJ 0101.06 standards for perforation and back face deformation (including drop and wet condition testing) by a NIJ Approved Ballistic Testing Laboratory with PASSING results. Made of US and imported materials, Boydd's plates are fully assembled in the United States. *Although the Boydd Level IV plate exceeded the NIJ standard and withstood all six .30 cal AP test rounds during 0101.06 testing by OBL (NIJ Level IV armor only requires one AP round defeated), test results could vary slightly. This is not uncommon during ballistic plate performance and testing.
LEVEL IV PROTECTION BACKED WITH PORON XRD EXTREME IMPACT FOAM
EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION
BODY SIDE OF PLATE SHOWN
ERGONOMIC MULTI-CURVE DESIGN
There are several companies out there willing to sell you unsafe rifle plates. If they are not listed and shown to be compliant on the NIJ website always ask to see their ballistic testing data. Be sure it is current and from a NIJ Authorized Laboratory like Oregon Ballistics Labs, Chesapeake or Whites Labs. Some retailers just don't post it, ignore your requests or may provide you an altered version. Look for missing data or suspicious areas on the form that appear to have been covered up. The company or brand name should be on the form as well as the testing job number. Most importantly, the back face measurement is critical and should not be removed or omitted from the test sheet. This is where many Non-NIJ listed armor companies have issues. The NIJ standard is no more than 44mm (on the first shot for Level IV and for the first two shots on Level III). Back face measurements above 44mm are NOT in conformance with NIJ 0101.06 standards. Many may claim their armor is tested to NIJ standards but don't state whether or not they even passed. It's your life that matters. If the price is too good to be true, be sure to do your due diligence.