Prepare, protect, and prevail. These are the goals that Steel Ops Steel Armor and Target Systems uphold.
Having the same vision, Bulletproof Zone gladly announces that armor plates from Steel Ops are now available!
Read on to discover what makes their ballistic plates unique from other brands.
What is Steel Ops?
The Steel Ops company started in 2013, and from there, it rose steadily in the firearms industry. Their main goal is to offer the shooting community the best, most affordable, yet avant-garde products that allow you to be efficient yet safe in any external environment.
Steel Ops ensures that every item they release on the market has premium-quality American materials. Plus, did you know that all products are handmade in Fort Collins, Colorado? Their designs aim to boost their product’s users' efficiency and safety. Check out these Steel Ops Plate Collection now available at Bulletproof Zone.
Steel Ops Level III+ Body Armor is a well-designed product line. All ballistic plates have full layers of the industry’s top-notch anti-fragmentation coating, which is known to encapsulate a maximum of 4000 grains of ammunition per plate. All plates have NIJ-certified 5mm military-grade AR600 steel.
Steel Ops believe that there is no need to add more fees for more build-up coats. Thus, their plates already have a 200-mil ballistic coating, which is almost the same as the build up coat that other companies are selling.
What’s best is that Steel Ops conducts thorough testing of their steel via an independent ISO-certified facility. This quality control procedure ensures that all their products, particularly body armors, follow the protection level requirement of consumer industries.
Steel Target Systems
Their unique target designs are patented and are the brand of choice for most of the top instructors in America. Common industries that use their systems include the military, law enforcement, and training organizations.
Steel Ops target systems is a favorite because of their simplicity and sturdiness.
Steel Ops only uses AR-550 steel to boost the lifespan of their products by a maximum of 30%. Plus, setting-up of the target can be done in seconds because of its simplicity with minimum parts and no-tool needed patented design.
Bulletproof Zone and Steel Ops
Bulletproof Zone is now the newest and official online dealer of Steel Ops. Here are some of the high-quality ballistic plates that they offer.
Costa Ludus Armis Plates
Steel Ops introduces its new Costa Ludus Armis plates. It is their lightest armor plate with an ergonomic design that allows it to fit its user well. The concept came when Christ Costa of Costa Ludus requested Steel Ops to design a plate based on his specs. After lots of testing and revisions, this product is the outcome of the wonderful collaboration.
This plate carries a unique urban cut shape with a tri-curve fit, which enhances the placement of the plate against the user’s chest. It also allows even distribution of the item’s weight throughout the muscle mass, which lowers the stress from its heaviness.
The Costa Ludus Armis plate has an NIJ 0108.01 Certification for Level III. It has an AR-600 steel core, which when tandem with our special ballistic coating, can stop M855 and M193. Testing proved that this ballistic plate can encapsulate more than 3000 grains of rounds per plate and can prevent harm from a shot at 3100 fps.
- NIJ Level III+
- 8.75" x 11.5" x 5mm
- Weight: ~6lbs (+/-5%)
- Material: 5mm AR-600 Urban Cut
- Coating: GT Advanced Arma Guard ballistic coating
- Shelf Life: 25 years
Steel Ops also offers one of the most preferred ballistic plates in the market, the Level III+ XP Plate. It is known for its weight and the amount of protection it provides.
Composite plates weigh lighter than steel plates but cannot 100% protect its user from M855 ammunition. It can cause back face deformity, which can result in blunt force trauma. On the other hand, most ceramic plates in the market weigh 8 lbs or more. Steel Ops’ very own XP plate provides you the ideal balance, which only weighs 7.2lbs (+/- 5%). Its core is of a 5mm ISO certified AR600, which significantly lowers the heaviness of the final product. Compared to ceramics, it weighs lighter yet its ability to stop rounds rises over the usual AR500. Plus, it can decrease the risk of blunt force trauma better than composite plates.
This plate model carries an NIJ 0108.01 Certification for Level III+, which applies to items applicable for special threats. Many users acquire trauma from the well-known M193 or M855 when using other plates, which commonly happens at a less than 30 feet distance. But this scenario does not apply to those wearing the XP Plate. According to tests conducted, it is effective to stop the .308 at 2750 fps. Moreover, it can also stop rounds from a 20” barrel at a 10 feet distance.
The XP Plate has an advanced coating, which strengthens it more. It also undergoes thorough live-fire testing, which always provides exceptional outcomes.
These plates are one of the most affordable yet the best in the market that can provide unparalleled protection to its user.
- NIJ Level III+
- 10" x 12" x 5mm
- Weight: 7.2lbs (+/- 5%)
- Material: AR-600 Steel Panel, shooters cut
- Coating: New GT Advanced Arma Guard Full Ballistic Coating
- Shelf Life: 25 years
The Pro Plate is another exceptional product from Steel Ops. It has a curved plate that weighs almost the same as the XP plate and Armis Plate. But, did you know that the Pro Plate weighs even lighter than the XP plate? Yes, it is 1 lb less yet its ability to protect its user stays the same. It is also an NIJ 0108.01 Certified plate for Level III.
If you are looking for a perfect plate for your home protection, vehicle kit, or urban assignment, you should definitely try the Pro Plate. This product is popular among law enforcement officers, who use it as a front plate because it allows them easier handling of their handguns.
What Makes Steel Ops’ Armor Plates So Unique?
Steel Ops is a company that upholds integrity as one of their main values. They believe that every product should be of high-quality and that clients should always receive the best customer service.
Ultimately, the primary goal is to offer the industry reliable and tested armor plates at an affordable price without compromising the quality.
Steel Ops’ products, such as their armor plates, are known for three best features:
- No penetrations
- Full encapsulation
- No tears in the carrier
Check out this video to see a quick demo on the Steel Ops’ Level III+ XP Plate. And see for yourself why their body armor is well-known in the industry.
Another reason why Steel Ops might just be the body armor you are looking for is because they satisfy the three main criteria in looking for a bulletproof product: Quality, Price, and Protection.
With their products, you can be 100% sure that every item is a great buy. Why? Remember their main goal:
"To provide the industry with high quality, affordable, and innovative products that help any user prepare, protect, and prevail in any climate, terrain, or platform with dependable efficiency and effectiveness."
As choosing the best body armor is always critical for its user’s safety, before making that purchase, you might also want to consider these factors when buying body armor.
- Shelf Life
- Back Face Deformation
- Protection Level
- Fragmentation Control
- Special Threat Protection
Steel Ops promises you to get the best deal when you purchase their products.
Bulletproof Zone always ensures that we offer only the best products in the market. We are happy to announce this partnership with Steel Ops.
For starters, we are selling the three products mentioned above, which are the Costa Ludus Armis Plates, XP Plates, and Pro Plates.
We are confident that Steel Ops can produce the highest protection to its users with its unparalleled steel material and special coating. We also trust that all their products are tested and proven to be effective in protecting its users even from the popular M193 or M855 ammunition.
If you are looking for other types of ballistic products, such as bulletproof vests, carriers, bags, and everyday protective clothes just check out Bulletproof Zone’s website or contact us for more details.
Trust that we only want the best to keep you and your loved ones safe, whether at home, on the streets, and in the combat zone.