Chase Tactical AR500 Level III+ Stand Alone Rifle Armor Plate NIJ 0101.06 Certified-DEA Compliant (CORDURA WRAPPED)

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Chase Tactical AR500 Level III+ Stand Alone Rifle Armor Plate NIJ 0101.06 Certified-DEA Compliant (CORDURA WRAPPED)

 Chase Tactical AR500 Level III+ Stand Alone Rifle Armor Plate NIJ 0101.06 Certified-DEA Compliant (CORDURA WRAPPED)


The Chase Tactical AR500 is an all steel based AR500 / MIL46100 compliant product.  Unlike other AR500 Steel armor plates available on the market, the CT-AR500 plate is the first to receive NIJ 0101.06 Certification and is also DEA Compliant so you can purchase with confidence.  It is designed to be a thin, low profile, economical armor solution for law enforcement and military personnel.

  • Protection: Level III+ Stand Alone High Velocity Rifle Rounds
  • NIJ Standard 0101.06: This product has been certified compliant by NIJ
    DEA: Hard Armor Protocol
  • RST: Rifle Special Threats Validated
  • Material: AR500 Steel
  • Exterior Cover: 1000D Cordura®, Textured Nylon
  • Upgrade Finish: Polyurea ballistic fragment spall and blast coating Rhino Extreme 11-50 FR
  • DEA Compliant Threats: M80 ball, M43 MSC PS, SS109/M855, .223 REM
  • Thinness: .35”
  • Cut: The 10” x 12” shooters cut and multi-curve shooters cut plates are considered nominal and the actual measurement is 9.5” x 11.5”
  • Warranty: 10 years on all ballistic material excluding exterior cover and 1 year on exterior cover material and workmanship
  • Disclaimer: Text shown on strike face is for marketing purposes only. The actual labels on Chase Tactical products are NIJ approved self-adhesive labels.

Due to the nature of this product, All Sales are Final. Warranty/MFG Defects excluded. LE/MIL only shipments to CT. Please allow 2-3 Weeks for shipment.

 Additional information
Weight 2.6 lbs
Plate Size & Cut
10.00"X13.25" SAPI/ESAPI, 10"X12" Full Size, 10"X12" Shooters Cut, 10"X12" Swimmers Cut, 11.00"X14.00" SAPI/ESAPI, 5"X7" Full Size, 5"X8" Full Size, 6"X6" Side Plate, 6"X8" Side Plate, 7.50"X11.50" SAPI/ESAPI, 8.75"X11.75" SAPI/ESAPI, 8"X10" Full Size, 8"X10" Shooters Cut, 9.50X"12.50" SAPI/ESAPI

Size Chart

Size Curvature Cut lbs kg
5 x 7 Single Curve Full 2.6 1.2
5 x 8 Single Curve Full 3.0   1.3
6 x 6 Single Curve Full 2.5  1.1
6 x 8 Single Curve Full 3.5   1.6
8 x 10 Single Curve Full 5.8 2.6
8 x 10 Single Curve Shooters 5.6 2.5
10 x 12 Single Curve Full 8.6 3.9
10 x 12 Single Curve Shooters 7.3   3.3
10 x 12 Single Curve Swimmers 7.7 3.5
7.5 x 11.5 Single Curve SAPI (XS) 6.1 2.8
8.75 x 11.75 Single Curve SAPI (S) 7.5   3.4
9.5 x 12.5 Single Curve SAPI (M) 8.7 4.0
10 x 13.25 Single Curve SAPI (L) 10.1 4.6
11 x 14 Single Curve SAPI (XL) 11.5  5.2



Weapon Types

Weapon Ammunition VEL (ft/s ± 30) VEL (m/s ± 9)
Rifle FN FAL 7.62 x 51 mm -M80 (NIJ06) 2780 847
Rifle M-16/AR-15 5.56 x45mm –M855/SS109 3117 950
Rifle AK-47, M, SKS 7.62 x 39 mm –Mild Steel Core 2380 725
Rifle AK-47, M, SKS 7.62 x 39 mm –Ball 2380 725
Rifle M-16/AR-15 5.56x45mm- .223Rem partition 2750 840


 Office of Science and Technology of the National Institute of Justice(NIJ)


The Standards and Testing Program is sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The program responds to the mandate of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which directed the Office of Science and Technology to establish and maintain performance standards in accordance with the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–113) to test and evaluate law enforcement technologies that may be used by Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 also directed the Office of Science and Technology to establish and maintain a program to certify, validate, and mark or otherwise recognize law enforcement technology products that conform to the standards mentioned above. The Standards and Testing Program is a basic and applied research effort that determines the technological needs of justice system agencies, sets minimum performance standards for specific devices, tests commercially available equipment against those standards, and disseminates the standards and the test results to criminal justice agencies nationally and internationally. The Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops voluntary national performance standards for compliance testing to ensure that individual items of equipment are suitable for use by criminal justice agencies. The standards are based upon laboratory testing and evaluation of representative samples of each item of equipment to determine the key attributes, develop test methods, and establish minimum performance requirements for each essential attribute. In addition to the technical standards, OLES also produces technical reports and user guidelines that explain in nontechnical terms the capabilities of available equipment. The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), operated by a grantee, coordinates a national compliance testing program conducted by independent laboratories. The standards developed by OLES serve as performance benchmarks against which commercial equipment is measured. Publications are available at no charge through NLECTC. Some documents are also available online at request a document or additional information, call 800–248–2742 or 301–519–5060, or write: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center 2277 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 8J Rockville, MD 20850 E-mail: World Wide Web address: The National Institute of Justice is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Community Capacity Development Office, the Office for Victims of Crime; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).

Type III (Rifles) Type III hard armor or plate inserts 
shall be tested in a conditioned state with 7.62 mm FMJ, steel jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147 gr) and a velocity of 847 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2780 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). Type III flexible armor shall be tested in both the “as new” state and the conditioned state with 7.62 mm FMJ, steel jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147 gr) and a velocity of 847 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2780 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). For a Type III hard armor or plate insert that will be tested as an in conjunction design, the flexible armor shall be tested in accordance with this standard and found compliant as a stand-alone armor at its specified threat level. The combination of the flexible armor and hard armor/plate shall then be tested as a system and found to provide protection at the system’s specified threat level. NIJ-approved hard armors and plate inserts must be clearly labeled as providing ballistic protection only when worn in conjunction with the NIJ-approved flexible armor system with which they were tested.


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NIJ creates standards for body armor, oversees compliance testing to performance standards, and funds innovative research to help safeguard law enforcement officers. Law enforcement is a dangerous profession.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2007, police officers and sheriffs’ patrol officers in the United States experienced an on-the-job fatality rate of approximately 20 in 100,000 officers — five times higher than the overall on-the-job fatality rate of four in 100,000 workers across all U.S. industries that year.
Firearms continue to be one of the most dangerous threats faced by U.S. law enforcement officers. Although a majority of accidental fatalities each 

year are traffic related, a majority of felonious fatalities are due to assaults with firearms.
The FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) statistics show that from 1987 through 2015, more than 70,000 officers were assaulted with firearms. Of the 1,708 officers feloniously killed in the line of duty during that period, 1,574 were killed by firearms. This means that 92 percent of all felonious deaths of officers in the line of duty were due to firearms.

Body armor is critical safety equipment for officers’ personal protection.

Although there is no such thing as bulletproof armor, ballistic-resistant body armor can protect against many types of handgun and rifle ammunition (see sidebar, “Different Types of Body Armor”). Since it was founded in 1987, the International Association of Chiefs of Police/DuPont Kevlar Survivors’ Club has recognized more than 3,100 officers who have been saved from death or serious injury by wearing body armor.
NIJ has been pivotal in the development of modern police body armor.
NIJ establishes and updates voluntary minimum performance standards for body armor and operates a body armor certification program based on testing by accredited third-party ballistics laboratories. NIJ also sponsors research to better understand the impact of body armor and agency policies on our nation’s public safety officers.

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Ballistic-Resistant Vest Standards - Interview at the 2012 NIJ Conference

NCJ Number: 239715

Date Published: June 2012

Author(s): Deanna Rivard

Document Type: Remarks/Interview


NIJ Conference


June 2012

Deanna Rivard, Minneapolis Police Department, Minn.

In this interview, Deanna Rivard discusses how agencies can get help funding body armor, work on improving the fit of body armor and the importance of wearing it.

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