Choosing the right body armor is an important, potentially life-saving decision that involves matching the protection to the types of threats to be encountered. Smith Defense makes the selection process simple.
All body armor, including ceramic body armor, carries NIJ-threat level ratings indicating their stopping capability. NIJ’s threat levels are
Although not an official NIJ rating, independent tests show III+ level armor exceeds level III stopping power, but is less than level IV.
Ceramic plates are molded and often come in ergonomic shapes for increased comfort. While slightly lighter than steel body armor, ceramic plates stop armor-piercing rounds—and unlike steel plates, there’s no danger of spalling injuries.
We offer ceramic body armor for sale in shooters cut and SAPI cut. Both have a cordura finishing and come in the following sizes:
We also offer composite/ceramic body armor packages for those who need a plate carrier.
Ceramic armor (placed in plate carriers) are used by the military, law enforcement and first responders. Civilian users include private investigators, security personnel, home defenders, preppers and other civilians seeking top-tier protection.
We purchase our body armor made from the best materials, and we stand behind what we sell. For more information on our body armor types or tactical gear, our customer service staff is available to help.