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There are conditions calling for maximum stopping power and protection. Smith Defense Systems has the level IV ceramic body armor you need to get you “there and back” safely.

What Is Ceramic Level IV Body Armor?

Level IV body armor plates are hard armor plates that are only made from composite, and are the highest rated protection under NIJ standard 0101.06. Ceramic level 4 plates are usually made from a combination of polyethylene and aluminum oxide backed with a tough synthetic fiber.

What Is Level IV Protection?

Level IV body armor testing shows that the plates will stop all pistol rounds as well as rifle fire calibers up to 30-06 and 166-grain armor piercing rounds traveling at 2,880 feet per second. We also carry a full selection of tactical plate carriers to go with your level 4 armor.

What Are the Different Cuts for Ceramic Body Armor Level IV Plates?

Our level 4 body armor plates, all of which are coated with cordura finishing, are available in the following cuts and sizes:



Premium Armor Finishing 


Small = 8.75" x 11.75

Medium = 9.50" x 12.50"

Large = 10.25" x 13.25"

Extra Large = 11.00" x 14.00"

Cordura Wrapped

Shooters Cut 

Small = 8.00" x 10.00"

Medium = 10.00" x 12.00"

Large = 11.00" x 14.00"

Cordura Wrapped


We also offer level IV body armor packages, which include armor plates and a plate carrier.

Who Uses Ceramic Level 4 Body Armor Plates?

Level 4 body armor plates are used by members of the military, law enforcement agencies, SWAT teams, DEA and more. Civilian users of level 4 armor include security guards, home defenders and preppers.

Choose Smith Defense Ceramic Level 4 Body Armor

All our level 4 body armor for sale is purchased from top-tier engineers who use only the finest materials. We stand behind everything we sell, and orders over $375 ship free. Contact us for more information on our level IV body armor, other composite/ceramic armor plates and tactical gear.

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