Ceramic plates do NOT spall

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Re: Ceramic plates do NOT spall

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None of those coatings do a satisfactory job and stopping splash. If I had AR500 plates I'd laminate about 6 layers on Kevlar on the front to stall the splash frags. Truck bed coating is wear-resistant, not anything with ballistic qualities


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Agreed on all. If you are looking to “milsim” or do Crossfit workouts with a plate carrier AR500 is the way to go. Otherwise drill and hang them for targets...
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Another point for ceramics is weight.
My level IV weigh about 6 pounds each, AR500 plates are about 12 pounds each.
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Gunslinger808 wrote: February 14th, 2021, 6:59 pm Another point for ceramics is weight.
My level IV weigh about 6 pounds each, AR500 plates are about 12 pounds each.
Not that I disagree about spelling or ceramics being lighter, But Ar500’s heaviest steel plate is only 8 lbs.
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300winmag essentially point-blank, yeah, I can see spalling off of anything you are wearing.
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Tinman87 wrote: September 10th, 2021, 10:28 pm
Gunslinger808 wrote: February 14th, 2021, 6:59 pm Another point for ceramics is weight.
My level IV weigh about 6 pounds each, AR500 plates are about 12 pounds each.
Not that I disagree about spelling or ceramics being lighter, But Ar500’s heaviest steel plate is only 8 lbs.

No, the plates I looked at before deciding to spend the extra all weighed in at 12 pounds per plate.
That was for the level 4 10x12 with anti spall coating.
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Yes, but their level iV has always been a ceramic plate. Although, I just double checked and if you’re looking at their level III+ Steel plate, in 11x14 not 10x12, with a build up, you get pretty close to 12lbs.
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