Smith Defense is proud to service the body armor needs of elite professionals, such as first responders, law enforcement and military members, who may need protection from higher velocity ammunition. We’re delighted to also offer the same grade of quality to civilians who require top-tier protection, to ensure you get there and back safely.
They have teamed up with a superior steel mill to provide high-quality military steel core armor. Starting at the mill process all the way down to the finished product you receive in your hand the quality control all the way through the production process is their priority, tracking the material, documenting the process, taking necessary measures to ensure there are no changes on the ballistic properties on EACH individual plate.
Smith Defense Level III AR500 Steel Armor has met and exceeded the NIJ-STD-0101.06 Level III standards. NIJ-STD-0101.06(NIJ Standard Level III) testing is required to stop 6 shots of 7.62 x 51mm FMJ, steel-jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 147gr and a velocity of 2,780 fps. Smith Defenses’ Level III AR500 Steel Plates have been tested to stop 7.62 x 51mm M80 FMJ at the required grain and velocity, the test results came back with the average velocity of 2,795 fps during the V0 Testing. These results have exceeded the minimum standard required to pass the NIJ Level III Standard. Smith Defense has integrity with all their body armor products, we will only deliver the highest quality product and ensure that you get there and back safely!
8"x10" Spall Protection | 7lbs +/-
10"x12" Spall Protection | 8lbs +/-
11"x14" Spall Protection | 10lbs +/-
(The weights given above can vary from plate to plate, the spall protection can either be heavier or lighter)
Condor Outdoor originally started out selling purely camping goods. After selling a particular product of the 3-day Assault pack they began to expand their product line to equip law enforcement, military, fire, EMS, and first responders with an affordable high-quality product line. Smith Defense has chosen to carry the top leading plate carrier manufacture in the industry. The Condor MOPC(Modular Operator Plate Carrier) is completely adjustable from an M-2XL. It has a vast amount of molle to attach on any extra mag pouches you may have. The cummerbund on this plate carrier is completely removable allowing you to lessen your load while still staying protected on the front and the back. The shoulder straps are completely removable and adjustable. This plate carrier has a breathable interior to maximize airflow for the user. The Condor MOPC has side release buckles on the cummerbund and the shoulders allowing for quick removal.
Condor MOPC Specifications:
Cummerbund is adjustable from 40" - 48"
Accepts 10" x 12" and Medium/Large ESAPI Plates
Accepts 6" x 6" and 6" x 8" side plates
Avaliable Colors: Black, OD Green, Coyote Brown, Navy, and Multicam