Steel Ops Pro Plate

Steel Ops Pro Plate

* Fast Lead Time - Delivery within 1-2 weeks

"The Steel Armor that actually works"

The curved Level III+ Pro Plate uses the same lightweight steel as our XP plate and Armis Plate. The plate is NIJ 0108.01 Certified for Level III and actually far exceeds those standards. This plate comes in at ~1lb less than our XP Plate, so for those who are trying to get a lighter plate without sacrificing a lot of protection the Pro Plate is the perfect fit. The Pro Plate is ideal for vehicle kits, home defense, and urban combat scenarios. Many law enforcement officers utilize the Pro Plate as a front plate enabling easier handgun manipulation and an XP plate in the rear to balance out the weight of mags up front.


Level 3+ 10"x12" Single Curve NIJ 0108.01 5mm AR-600 "Swimmers Cut" Fully Coated Armor Plate: ~6.6lbs (+/-5%)


With an NIJ 0108.01 Certification for Level III and a "+" rating for special threats, the Pro Plate is changing the game in terms of what steel armor is capable of. Many steel armor plates fall victim to the popular M855 or M193 rounds particularly at distances of less than 30ft or from barrels of 20" or more. Not the Pro Plate though. It has been tested effective at stopping and fully encapsulating the .308 at 2750fps as well as both M855 and M193 out of a 20" barrel at only 10ft away!


Most 100% ceramic plates weigh in at 8lbs or more. Composite plates are light, but they can fall victim to the popular M855 round and create significantly more backface deformation and blunt force trauma than steel. The Pro Plate is the perfect balance and is the lightest full-size armor plate we offer. The final weight of these plates is only 6.6lbs (+/- 5%). That's right, the Pro Plate weighs almost 1.5lbs less than 100% ceramic and is 25%-30% lighter than other steel armor. We use a 5mm (3/16) ISO Certified AR-600 core for these plates which dramatically reduces weight compared to ceramics, increases stopping power over AR-500 steel armor, and dissipates blunt force energy better than any composite armor. It does all this while still providing special threat protection against M855 and M193 rounds at as little as 10ft!

Looking for an even lighter plate? Check out the all new Costa Ludus Armis plate coming in at only ~6lbs!


Worried about multiple hits? You should be. Generally, when people shoot at you they're going to shoot more than once. Back face deformation is a widely forgotten principle with many types of armor and this is where Steel Ops shines above all others. Watch a single Steel Ops plate take hits from M855 @ 10ft, then M193 @10ft, then 7.62x39 steel core @ 10ft, then .308 @ 60ft, then 30-06 @ 60ft, and finally 12ga slug at 20ft... all on the same plate! No penetrations, full encapsulation, no tears in the carrier. The back face deformation is almost unnoticeable which translates into you being able to take a hit and stay in the fight.

Steel Ops - Level III+ XP Body Armor Plate


Most composite or ceramic armor is almost 7/8"-1" thick making movement and shouldering more difficult. With a finished thickness of ~7/16" this is also some of the thinnest armor on the market. You may be able to find thinner steel armor but not without sacrificing the thickness of the ballistic coating. Steel Ops armor is simply the thinnest, most durable, fully coated armor available.


The Pro Plate comes standard with the new Steel Ops "True Curve" profile which gives the shooter a more ergonomic fit to the body while providing a fracture free bending process on the steel. It tappers at all corners for "swimmer's cut" fit and has a larger shoulder cut for reduced weight and easier shouldering compared to our XP Plate. The design maximizes movement and provides a true 10" x 12" protection area unlike many ceramic or composite plates that measure 10"x12" but only provide 8"x10" of protective coverage.

Looking for even more ergonomics? Check out the new Costa Ludus Armis plate featuring our "Tri-Curve" fit.


The Pro Plate features Steel Op's latest GT Advanced Arma Guard ballistic coating. This coating has been tested effective for encapsulating 99% of bullet fragments from 15 rounds of Steel Core 5.56 at only 10ft and up to 20 rounds of 9mm at only 10ft away. The coating was actually developed for the United States Military as an anti-fragmentation coating on the bottom of MRAP vehicles to protect against IEDs. Its effectiveness has yet to be matched by other products on the market and frequently outperforms common coatings such as Line-X or Rhino Linings. Stop buying truck bed liner with a fancy name folks! At Steel Ops we don't offer "Base Coats" or "Build Up Coats". All of our armor receives a full 188-200 mil coating. This is the same thickness that you pay extra for when you buy the other company's "Build-Up Coat". Don't pay more for something that should be standard, and never use steel armor with less than 188 mils.


Worried about angled impacts? Our armor & coating has been tested effective at encapsulating 95%-99% of fragmentation at 45 degree angles, and 80%-90% of fragmentation at 60 degree angles. Even at ambush type angles these plates provide life saving protection better than ceramics which have no fragmentation control or composites that simply allow the bullet to pass thru.


Its imperative that all categories are taken into consideration when purchasing armor. Weight, Cost, Durability, Back Face Deformation, Protection Level, Fragmentation Control, Shelf Life, and Special Threat Protection are all things you should consider when buying armor. The Pro Plate and XP Plate both offer superior performance in all categories and that is why they are quickly becoming the chosen armor for active LE and security professionals across the country. Choose wisely and remember not all armor is created equal. 


124 Grain 9mm FMJ & SHP @ Point Blank - 1000+ fps

55 Grain FMJ 5.56 @ 10ft - 3100 fps

62 Grain Steel Core 5.56 LAP (Green Tip) @ 10ft - 3000 fps

123 Grain Steel Core 7.62x39 @ 10ft - 2500 fps

148 Grain Lead Core 7.62x51 (.308) @ 30ft - 2750 fps

150 Grain Lead Core 30-06 @ 60ft - 2700 fps

350 Grain Lead Core 458 SOCOM @ 20ft - 1800 fps

1oz 12ga Slug @ 20ft - 1800 fps

Product Specifications:

  • Raw Armor: (we do not offer raw, uncoated, or "Base Coated" plates)
  • 10" x 12" x 5mm AR-600 Steel Panel, Single ~9/16 body curve, swimmers cut
  • Coated Armor:
  • ~10.25" x 12.25" x 7/16" (+/- 1/16"), ~6.8lbs (+/- 5%)
  • Rating: Level III+ (Plate is NIJ 0108.01 Level III Certified and special threat rated for M193 & M855)
  • Coating: New "GT Advanced Arma Guard" Full Ballistic Coating - Strikeface ~200 mils, Backside ~45 mils
  • Shelf Life: 25 years, no inspection necessary if dropped

Angled Impact Test Video:

Ballistic Clay Test

Bulletproof Zone will ship orders as soon as possible. For example, if you purchase three items, they will be shipped to you based on lead time and availability. This way you get as much of your order as soon as possible, which means that your order may come in separate packages, especially if you order products from different manufacturers.

We will bear the shipping cost for products returned because of product defect, misrepresentation, or false description. Afterward, we will initiate a full reimbursement should you decline an offer to replace the item with the same item of equal value and assured quality.

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order with Bulletproof Zone, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that your order has been logged in our system and your credit card has been pre-authorized for the purchase. Afterward, we contact our suppliers to confirm the availability of the product you are ordering for immediate shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will cancel the pre-authorization and duly inform you via e-mail.

Order Shipment:

Orders are shipped within five business days from the date of your order unless specified otherwise on the product page. The product page will contain the most accurate information on shipping and lead times. You will receive an email containing the tracking information of your order after the order has been shipped to your location. If you do not receive tracking information from us within seven business days of the lead time specified on the product page, feel free to follow up with us at


We take full responsibility for any obvious damage to your product caused by wrong packaging or delivering an already defective product. Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage, you should document it when signing for delivery. If the item(s) contained in the package arrives damaged, please send photos to, and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf. 

Cancellations, Returns, & Refunds:

We back all our products with a customer satisfaction guarantee, so we created a fair cancellation policy. 

In most cases, all orders are final and cannot be canceled once the order has been processed. If the order is within the proper time frame, contact Bulletproof Zone. This policy will be reviewed on an individual basis. All sales are final on all closeout items.

Should you cancel an order because you placed the order in error or wish to return your order after delivery for any reason other than a product defect or misrepresentation, you are subject to an administration and restocking fee equal to 10% of your order with a minimum of $35, whether or not your order has shipped.

Bulletproof Clothing products from brands such as MC Armor, Israel Catalog, Masada Armor, BulletBlocker, Tread Armament, Talos Ballistics, Wonder Hoodie or others, are custom manufactured and therefore, all sales are final and cannot be canceled once the manufacturing process has begun or cannot be returned unless there is a product defect or misrepresentation.

Unless noted otherwise on the product description page, return requests must be made within 14 calendar days upon receipt of shipment. Gear must be unused and in original packaging. 

Though we offer “free shipping” on many of our items, it does not mean there is not an expense associated with the shipping. Shipping is factored into the cost. Should you return a product that was ordered by mistake, without defect, etc., you will be responsible for our original shipping cost(s) associated with the transaction. 

Should an item be returned because it was defective, misrepresented, not as described, etc., Bulletproof Zone will issue a full refund and will reimburse the customer for all shipping expenses associated with the return. However, the product must be returned via USPS flat-rate shipping in order to receive a shipping expense refund. Buyers must ensure all returned parcels receive delivery AND signature confirmation. Insurance is highly recommended as we cannot issue a refund for an item that we do not receive back should it get lost/damaged during transit.

Please allow 5-10 business days from the time the item is received to process a refund. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

We stand behind our products 100%! 

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Price Guarantee

At Bulletproof Zone, we ensure that you get the absolute best prices for Bulletproof Vests, Plate Carriers, Bulletproof Clothing, Bulletproof Backpacks, as well as other tactical gear and safety products, all while ensuring the highest quality.

For us, providing products of the highest quality is unnegotiable. As always, high-quality products do not come cheap, but we ensure that it is reasonably priced using our exclusive contracts with the best protective product manufacturers.

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. To show our confidence in our prices, we offer a price guarantee to our customers. If you find out within six months from your purchase of an item that our company offered an item for a price higher than our competition, we will refund the difference. 

To get a refund, all you need to do is e-mail us a link to the product on our website and the same product on our competitor’s website within six months from the date of your purchase, and we will process the refund accordingly.

Terms and Conditions of our 100% Price Guarantee:

  • You must have purchased the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Discounted goods and goods received as an Ad on such as; buy one, get one free offer are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's website
  • The 100% price guarantee is only valid within the first six months from the date of purchase
  • The competitor must be an online store; they may not have a retail location
  • The competitor website cannot be a discounter or an auction website (i.e., eBay, overstock, etc.)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges; it excludes sales tax

    Why Bulletproof Zone?

    At Bulletproof Zone, we are passionate about protecting lives. Every piece from our catalog is designed and rigorously tested to provide the highest quality of protection you need from firearms, explosives or even close quarters combat.

    We’ve partnered with various manufacturers that operate within the United States under a strict set of guidelines both on a national and corporate level so that when you shop with us, you will be able to select from the highest quality body armor, ballistic plates and tactical gear available on the market.

    Whether you are a military service member looking to find your own gear, a professional that operates in the security field, or an avid firearms enthusiast that capitalizes the importance of safety when shooting, our tactical gear will provide you the level of protection you need.

    Any questions or concerns? Please call us at (408)-909-4938 or email us at and a member of our professional support team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.