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[–] allthe_gundams 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There are videos of AR500 Armor's level 3 plates letting a M193 round pass though. M193 is the bare minimum 5.56 rifle round that this armor should stop.

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[–] A-Lav 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Level 3 steel plates will let M193 through because it's moving so fast but will easily stop M855. Meanwhile the level 3 polymer armor will stop M193 but M855 will go through. That's why you should get level 3+ or wait for the rumored updated ratings that should be coming out this year.

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[–] allthe_gundams 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Right. Speed beats armor. Like tadorno said above though, you should have level 3+ and not level 3. Level 3+ is the bare minimum you should be using for protection. And don't buy AR500 armor with the expectation that it will adequately protect you.

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[–] tadorno [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Their website says the level 3 is only rated for m855, the 3+ is rated for the m193 https://www.ar500armor.com/ar500-armor-body-armor/level-iii-body-armor-en.html

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[–] allthe_gundams 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It doesn't really matter cause if you get hit in steel armor you're gonna catch spaulding.