These plates are cut from LAB CERTIFIED AR500 OMEGA ARMOR! This is the BEST AR500 ARMOR around...PERIOD! Not only are the plates LAB CERTIFIED, every batch is field tested for quality control! Please keep this is mind when purchasing. The armor is also the most COMFORTABLE cut you can find with thousands of sets sold! American Made steel! These plates were manufactured from 1/4" lab certified AR500 ballistic armor. These plates are new production and ready to ship. Trauma Plates have been shot at with .762, .223, .308 and these things are built to last! Held up very well with no noticeable plate deformation from 100 yards. This plate has the same rating as Level III armor. SAVE BIG by purchasing this item in the form of raw steel. This is for the "Do-it-Yourselfer" who does not mind spending 5 minutes on painting to save BIG! New ~ 10" x 12" ergonomically cut shoulders and neck, which makes shouldering your weapon much easier and unrestricted! CNC cut on a water table to minimize the heat effected zone. I can handle these with my bare hands immediately after cutting. Ergonomic waist line allows the operator to get in to the kneeling and prone positions easier, without sacrificing protection! Fits most plate carriers designed to hold a 10"x12" plate. By purchasing this listing, you will be receiving the following.... 10"x12" AR500 Flat Front/Back Ballistic Armor Plates (Qty: 2) 6"x6" AR500 Side Ballistic Armor Plates (Qty:2) I have attached lab certificates for your viewing convenience so you can see this is TRUE AR500. All my raw steel plates are lab certified AR500 and have been tested to meet Level III ballistics! NIJ tested Level III Armor will defeat rifles rounds up to 7.62x51/.308 @ 2780 ft/s. This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor Again, this is the same exact plate, specs, etc. as other manufacturers... just priced significantly less. These plates are cut on water table (not water jet) to minimize the heat affected zone. Basically, half the sheet is submerged in water as being cut. You could immediately handle these plates with bare hands after cutting them. Remember, these plates will be shipped as raw steel. They may need to be cleaned before you can paint them. Steel from the mill often comes with paint pen marks, which may still be present on the piece when you receive it. They have gone over everything with a wire cup wheel, but that does not make it perfectly clean. Additionally, since this is cut on a water table, please expect extremely minimal surface rust if any. It is recommended a light sanding before applying paint to remove any dirt, minor surface rust, or pen marks. Armor may take up to 4-6 weeks for delivery. Restriction on Possession or Purchase of Body Armor. It is against Federal Law for a person convicted of a violent felony to purchase or possess body armor. In addition, various States also have laws restricting the purchase or possession of body armor by persons convicted of drug crimes, certain felonies, or other crimes of violence. By purchasing body armor from APS Tactical, you acknowledge and certify that: (1) you have no felony convictions, (2) you have not been convicted of any other crime that would restrict your ability to purchase or possess body armor under any State or Federal law, (3) you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose and (4) you are over 18 years old. APS Tactical reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to sell body armor to any person. It is your responsibility to know you own local laws in reference to body armor possession. Additionally, the sale of body armor to residents of Connecticut is restricted to in-person sales, unless the sale is made to certain law enforcement or military personnel. However, to limit liability, I will not sell to anyone in the state of Connecticut for my protection. This product is sold with no warranty, either expressed or implied. By purchasing this body armor, the purchaser agrees to hold the seller harmless of any personal injury or property damage sustained while utilizing this product.