HighCom Guardian AR1000 Level III+ Steel Plate

Product Code: HC-THAPAR1000-SC-SC-1012-20M

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Guardian AR1000 Steel Plate

HighCom offers military and law enforcement grade Level III+ Special Threat steel hard armor plates. Their hard armor is some of the best in the world, and can be vouched for by our customers at the Department of Defense and U.S. federal and state agencies, in addition to countless international coalition forces and law enforcement agencies that actively deploy these products in life threatening situations.

HighCom plates are designed, developed and manufactured using state-of-the-art processes and equipment to ensure quality and performance when deployed by operators throughout numerous tactical and urban situations.

All HighCom hard armor plates are NIJ compliant, with models available for NIJ 2005 Interim and NIJ 0101.06 standards. In addition, they undergo special threat assessment, and some models are independently tested according to the NIJ 0108.01 standard. HighCom also performs additional testing against V50 and special threats.

About the Guardian AR1000™
The Guardian AR1000™ is a lightweight stand alone steel plate providing level III+ rifle protection. The AR1000 is engineered from Ultra High Hardness Armor steel (UHH) and is NIJ 0101.06 compliant and can be found on the NIJ’s CPL (Compliant Product List). The AR1000 is covered in a polyurea ballistic fragment anti spall and blast coating Rhino Extreme™ 11-50.


  • Protection: Level III+ stand alone high velocity rifle rounds
  • NIJ Standard 0101.06 CERTIFIED: This product is NIJ 0101.06 compliant “Certified” by NIJ and can be found listed on the NIJ’s CPL
  • DEA: Hard Armor Protocol Compliant
  • RST: Rifle Special Threats Validated
  • Exterior Cover: Polyurea ballistic fragment anti spall and blast coating Rhino Extreme™ 11-50, 20mil thickness
  • Material: U-H-H Steel
  • Thinness: 0.35”
  • Cut: Available in Shooters Cut (10” x 12”shooters cut is considered nominal 9.5” x 11.5” dimensions)
  • Warranty: 10 years on all ballistic material excluding exterior cover and 1 year on exterior cover material and workmanship

Ballistic Rounds Tested:

Standard Weapon Projectile Gr. Vel. Ft/S Vel. M/S (+/- Ft/S)
NIJ 0101.06 Rifle 7.62 mm FMJ, Steel Jacketed Bullets (M80) 147 2780 847 (+/- 30)
DEA 2017 Rifle .223 Remington Tactical Bonded Soft Point 62 2600 792 (+/- 50 fps)
DEA 2017 Rifle 5.56 x 45mm M855 (Green Tip) 62 3100 945 (+/- 50 fps)
DEA 2017 Rifle 7.62 x 39mm Mild Steel Core 123 2400 731 (+/- 50 fps)
DEA 2017 Rifle 7.62 mm FMJ, Steel Jacketed Bullets (M80) 147 2750 838 (+/- 50 fps)
DEA 2017 Rifle .308 Winchester PSPB Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded 150 2600 792 (+/- 50 fps)
Special Rifle 5.56 x 45mm M193 FMJ 55 3250 991 (+/- 50 fps)

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