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! Weights(Single Plate): 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. Condor has designed a plate carrier that is 100% versatile that can be modified for the platform you are needing. This plate carrier has removable anti-slip shoulder pads allowing for hydration or radio to run through the hook and loop guides. Check out our accessories we have to offer for Condor Outdoor VAS System.
Condor Outdoor Vanquish Systems Plate Carrier Specifications:
Adjustable from 34" - 50"
Accepts 10" x 12" and Medium/Large ESAPI Plates
Available Colors: Black, OD Green, Coyote Brown, Multicam