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When you are looking for the lightest NIJ Certified Level III+ Steel Armor  available on the market look no further. The Star 647 NIJ Certified rated steel rifle plates weigh only 6.3 pounds each, compared to our competitors at 2-3 pounds heavier and not being certified!! At only 5mm thick, you will find that this is the thinest steel plate you can own, while maintaining NIJ Certification and DEA compliance.


2-3 week lead time


Price is per plate.




  • 100% US made
  • 10” x 12” shooter’s cut profile. ( FULL CUT is not being offered at this time)
  • Constructed of at a minimum ¼” STAR 647 steel
  • Steel that meets ARL certification (Aberdeen Research Lab)
  • Rockwell specification of C:53
  • Produced via induction heating process and not gas fired furnace
  • Protect against M193, M855, SS109, M80
  • NIJ 0101.06 Level III+ (P5mmSAN600)( 2020 recertified P5mmSAO)
  • 6.3 pounds per plate
  • Single Curve
  • 5 mm in thickness
  • 10 Year expiration
  • With Spall Coating ( The plates are coated with Rhino Extreme HP-50 Isocyanate (MDI Prepolymenr) along with HP-50 Resin which is a polyurea resin. The thickness is .03” (+/- .005) on both the front and back)
  • NIJ Certified-


Email for Government or Department Pricing:


Veriphy NIJ Certification-


The difference between Abrasive Resistant (AR) steel and Star Armor.


  • Star647:

a. High quality armor, certified by DoD’s Aberdeen Research Lab (ARL) and NIJ 0101.06 Level 3.

b. Produced with a unique, innovative, and patented process with induction heating rather than gas fired furnace—no other producer makes armor our way.

c. Unique microstructure—fine grained and martensitic.

d. Unique properties—high tensile strength, toughness, and multi-hit capability.

e. Increased elongation to absorb projectile energy with minimum back face deformation.


  • Abrasive Resistant (AR500) steel:

a. AR is an abrasive wear plate, not armor with no defined armor spec.

b. AR steel was developed to provide wear plates for machinery and earth moving equipment, not personal ballistic protection.

c. After 9/11, DoD’s ARL tested AR steel as an expedient armor and recommended that AR be used “only as a last resort to meet war requirements”.

d. AR will meet some ballistic requirements, depending on the thickness, but the alloy will not meet armor mechanical requirements, particularly Charpy-Impact minimums.

e. Most armor suppliers today will not sell AR as armor — AR is not ballistically consistent and is prone to crack.

  • AR producers use different standards from mill to mill — there is no consistency between producers.


Please note the label on the plate will say Level III as Level III+ is not an independent Level from the NIJ.  The NIJ has two independent Levels for hard plates ( Level III and Level IV).  Level III+ is a special threat Level that means it will stop light armor piercing calibers such as the M855, M193 etc. Rest assured The STAR647 are a Level III+ Plate.  The Invoice part number will be the STAR647 but the label on the plate will refer to P5mmSAO as that is the NIJ Certification part number. If you have any questions please let us know. 


Magazine Pouches, TQ Pouch, Magazine, Tourniquet, Shear shown in pictures Not included 


PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PLACING AN ORDER YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS REGARDING BODY ARMOR.**United States law restricts possession of body armor for convicted felons. Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. BULLETPROOF IT, LLC, is also unable to ship any body armor plates, Shields, etc. to the state of Connecticut. By purchasing body armor from BULLETPROOF IT, LLC., you are certifying that you have not been convicted of any crime that would restrict you from being able to purchase or possess body armor under any Federal or State laws. Furthermore, you are acknowledging that you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose. BULLETPROOF IT, LLC., does reserve the right to refuse to sell body armor to any person.

Sorry no International shipments WITHOUT  ITAR approval.


Shipping Fee to HI and AK will be more and vary in price- If you do not want to pay the extra shipping cost, we will provide a refund for the purchase. 


4-6 week leadtime now due to supply chain

Star 647 Steel Plate NIJ Level III+

$189.00 Regular Price
$169.00Sale Price
  • Performance (Rounds that will be stopped)

    7.62 x 51-mm, 149-grain M80 Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Projectiles

    5.56 x 45-mm, 62-grain M855/SS109 Ball Projectiles

    5.56 x 45-mm, 55-grain M193 up to 3,100 FPS

    7.62 x 39-mm, 123-grain PS Ball Projectiles

    7.62 x 51-mm, 150-grain PSP Bonded Projectiles

    5.56 x 45-mm, 62-grain Tactical Bonded XM556FBIT3 Projectiles

    All lessor shotguns and handguns



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