Level IV Ceramic Body Armor Plates 10”x12” 5.7lbs!! With SPALL GUARD!

(126 customer reviews)


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Better ceramic makes lighter plates! Our level 4 plates have the same amazing strength and durability but with a reduced weight to 5.7lbs!

The upgraded 5.7lbs level 4 plate adds two layers of front facing Aramid fibers and rear facing trauma pad. Ceramic spalling is greatly reduced with this upgrade!

Guard Dog Body Armor IVPLATE: These incredible standalone 10X12 Level IV ballistic plates from Guard Dog Body Armor are Level IV, multi-hit, and NIJ .06 tested. These individual plates are incredibly lightweight and less than 1″ thick, which makes them incredibly comfortable for the wearer! These plates also feature a shooter cut that enables the wearer to have a freer range of motion for the arms and allows for more accessible firearms handling and a more natural shouldering position when firing. If you want to make sure you are protected, then you need to pick up some of these incredible Guard Dog Body Armor plates today!

Sold Individually, if you would like to order a set, simply select QTY (2). 

Size: 9.85″ x 11.8″ .86″

Weight: 5.7lbs +/- .1lbs

Full plate UHMWPE. For full face ceramic plates see the M4+ models

NIJ Level 4 tested by the US National Testing System to stop 7.62mm armor piercing (30.06ap) rifle bullet traveling at 2880 ft/s.

Guard Dog Body Armor’s Level IV ceramic 10”x12” plates are made from a combination of Alumina and PE meeting the NIJ standard 0101.06 Level IV standards tested by United States NTS. These level 4 plates are single curve with a waterproof polyester cover.

Weight 5.7 lbs
Dimensions N/A

Single Plate, Per Pair

126 reviews for Level IV Ceramic Body Armor Plates 10”x12” 5.7lbs!! With SPALL GUARD!

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  1. Derek D. (verified owner)

    Exactly what the description says. Had it on my doorstep in less than 36 hours and I ordered at like 3:00pm on a Saturday and did not pay extra for shipping! For the price the weight and level of protection is awesome!

  2. Dale (verified owner)

    Awesome thank you

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    got what I consider a good price, was shipped a received in 3 days, and was exactly as described. Will be looking to buy the side plates in the not-too-distant future

  4. Will (verified owner)

    Very quick shipping…high quality product.

  5. Colin F. (verified owner)

    Met my expectations. Customer service is exceptional and shipping is fast.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent product for the price.

  7. Terry (verified owner)

    Great products and quick shipping

  8. Luke (verified owner)

    Just as light as advertised! Very comfortable in my size medium lv119 from Spiritus Systems.

  9. Kenneth (verified owner)

  10. Justin Michaud (verified owner)

  11. Sean L. (verified owner)

    Got these before they went on backorder, but the shipping was extremely fast I had them within 3-4 days. The weight for the lvl4 plates is as advertised and they sit right in the middle of other lvl 4 plates in terms of cost to weight ratio. I performed a Tap and torque test when received and they passed. Construction appears to be quality and numerous videos of live testing confirm Guard Dogs claims. Will be buying a 2nd set for my wife in the future.

  12. jacob s. (verified owner)

    Well I haven’t been shot, so thankfully I haven’t had to vet it’s effectiveness, but comfortable and feels sturdy and fits my medium FCPC V5

  13. RANDY L. (verified owner)

    Impressive quality, high value and fast shipping.

  14. Owen F. (verified owner)

    The lightest and most comfortable level IV plates I own!

  15. Troy (verified owner)

    Was expecting it to be delivered 3-6 weeks got my plates in 4 days!! Seriously wasn’t expecting them so fast. Anyway here’s through the fire and flames on expert! 🇺🇸🤘

  16. Eli M. (verified owner)

    I was very impressed with the plates. They fit my HRT RAC carrier excellently, and they fit well against my body. I hope I never have to use them.

  17. Michael B. (verified owner)

  18. Vincent (verified owner)

    Well made and great communication with company .These plates are awesome!!After seeing the Torture test by Tim Kennedy really made my decision to purchase your plates a no brained .

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    What an amazing company. When looking to purchase I saw Tim kennedy’s video review and I was shocked. I then went to purchase based upon more digging but unfortunately was on backorder. I explained to the company I was LEO and given recent mass shooting events I was hoping to get it sooner than later. Next thing I know about 6 days later a package was at my door. Thank you GDBA family yall are truly amazing!

  20. Darren (verified owner)

    More than I expected. Highly recommended. Very quick shipping. Do not buy another brand till you check these guys out. Two thumbs up.

  21. Tim Choate (verified owner)

    Excellent service and beyond excellent product! I was debating between these plates and a different brand that were nearly 3 times the cost of these. I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made with Guard Dog. A huge thank you to everyone at this company for not only making my experience of purchasing the plates great, but also supplying life saving equipment to the average everyday patriot. Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen!

  22. Clint Nation (verified owner)

    Shipped in less than two days of specified shipping details. Great quality. Did not disappoint. Would highly recommend to anyone!

  23. Paul (verified owner)

    Excellent product and service. I would buy again if not for my socialist governor here in NY!!

  24. Lloyd (verified owner)

    The shipping was faster than anticipated, even with the back order. Quality is amazing. True American craftsmanship!

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  26. Gabe Laturner (verified owner)

    I can’t wait to buy the other plate! The plate arrived earlier than expected. The plate fits nicely in my plate carrier and feels very comfortable.

  27. Joshua (verified owner)

  28. William (verified owner)

    Superb Service. Order was shipped in a timely manor. Great Product!!

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good price on time and a good product.

  30. Colter (verified owner)

    Said backordered, got here just a few days later

  31. Quan Nguyen (verified owner)

    Great price!! Love it

  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Wonderful, I’ve worn life preservers that weighed more! Wore around for a few hours in a k19 completing mods and chores with none of the usual drawbacks of donning a plate carrier.

  33. Brandon (verified owner)

    Great product. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.

  34. Jordan (verified owner)

    Lighter than my steel plates and more comfortable.

  35. Ariel O. (verified owner)

    Great overall experience. I had a minor issue with my first order but customer service replied almost immediately and were absolutely amazing to work with. My issue was resolved super fast. I then bought a second set. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and the plates fit perfect in my carriers. I have already recommended them to multiple family members and friends.

  36. Anonymous (verified owner)

    High Quality Armor for a Reasonable Price!

  37. Hunter H. (verified owner)

  38. Alejandro Quiles (verified owner)

  39. Gabriel Gonzalez (verified owner)

  40. Charles B. (verified owner)

    Great body armor. Very light weight. Plates ship and arrive super fast.

  41. Anthony (verified owner)

  42. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very lightweight, fits in standard carriers, fully expecting it will do the job as advertised

  43. Keith L. (verified owner)

    Love it.. . level IV

  44. James D. (verified owner)

    Faster shipping than Amazon. Not a joke. Insanely fast shipping. Bought after I seen Tim Kennedy’s review on YouTube. The plate is going in a backpack because it only weighs 5lbs and has spall guard!

  45. Anonymous (verified owner)

  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product and fast shipping! Plates are comfortable and are very lightweight.

  47. Dale Dibble (verified owner)

  48. David C. (verified owner)

    Everything that was promised….

  49. Clarence N. (verified owner)

    Great customer service. Product was received as promised, fits another tactical vest perfect. I’m in law enforcement and hope to never have to use it. Thanks again

  50. Martha (verified owner)

  51. Josh (verified owner)

    Nice quality plates that aren’t too heavy! Recommended. Good price too. Hope I never need them!

  52. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived quick and as far as I can tell a very solid product

  53. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love it! Great for my lowpro carrier

  54. Sergio E. (verified owner)

    My experience with Guard Dog has been truly exceptional. From ordering online to it’s blazing expedited shipping speed. In my opinion, they have set the bar in which online businesses should operate at. This was my first purchase from them and it won’t be the last. As for the product itself, it arrived in excellent condition. With that said, I have had no need to experience the customer service end of their business, which I can imagine would would be of equal caliber. Thanks be to God that I haven’t needed it to be put the plates to the test, however the video demo provided by Tim Kennedy of the product clearly demonstrated it’s capabilities. If it was good enough for Tim, it’ll be good enough for me. Keep up the outstanding work Guard Dog!

  55. Jeffrey (verified owner)

    The plates seem good…I haven’t tested them. The customer service is top notch though. My plates were mislabeled and I initially thought they were thr wrong plates. GDBA responded promptly and even hooked me up with free gear because of it.

  56. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  58. James T. (verified owner)

    Great looking product. Fast shipping.

  59. Jon E. (verified owner)

    Seem to be high quality and happy with them.

  60. Josh H. (verified owner)

    Awesome company. Awesome product. Everything looks top notch and the new logo looks great. My go to place for plates.

  61. Mickey H. (verified owner)

    Super lightweight. The plates have a soft outer coating that surprisingly makes a difference in comfort when they are in the vest. The plates came in fast and seem very high-end.

  62. Brett (verified owner)

    Great plates, light and seem like good quality. Haven’t had to test them thankfully but more than enough YouTube videos to show it’s capabilities. Would like an 8×10 option, my current outer carrier wasn’t able to accept the 10×12 plate in the front.

  63. J Brett (verified owner)

    The shipping was very fast , I am very happy! 10 out of 10 would shop again!!!!

  64. Patrick (verified owner)

    Fits my Condor Exo Plate Carrier Gen II like a glove.

  65. John b. (verified owner)

    These are on if the lightest amd highest rated plates on the market!! Get you some before they are gone!!

  66. Bryan Blood (verified owner)

  67. Anonymous (verified owner)

  68. David R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful level 4 plates. They are not nearly as heavy as steel.

  69. Michael G. (verified owner)

    Awesome product!! Super lightweight and comfortable. Love that it’s American made and right here in the Carolinas

  70. Brian K. (verified owner)

    Definitely a solid plate and seems like it will hold up very well

  71. Johnny C. (verified owner)

    my order arrived in 3 days, amazing customer service with a great poduct! higy recommend!

  72. Clayton C. (verified owner)

    Light and comfortable, could pretty much sleep in them.

  73. Clayton Nance (verified owner)

  74. Cameron (verified owner)

  75. Jake (verified owner)

    Plates seem solid

  76. Mason W. (verified owner)

    I payed $340 for 5.7 lb lvl 4 plates!?!? I did, usually it’s stupid hard to find a good lvl4 plate for cheap but these are great, probably gonna torture test one of these plates and see how it does, but so far these are great

  77. Thomas (verified owner)

    Easy purchase, great shipping! Everything I could have asked for. Glad to have these plates!

  78. Jagger M. (verified owner)

  79. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Came in a day early, smooth transaction all in all!

  80. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great plates

  81. Jeremiah T. (verified owner)

    Friendly service, speedy shipping, and good quality at a reasonable price

  82. jared g. (verified owner)

    they are light and easy to work with

  83. Logan (verified owner)

  84. Anonymous (verified owner)

  85. Jasper (verified owner)

    I think they are great plates I’ve seen many people test them so I bought them and they are very well made and light

  86. SHAWN JANICHEK (verified owner)

    Everything came well packed and I great shape. I haven’t shot these plates and tested but I would garrentee that they will hold up. There are many videos on YouTube showing others mag dumping with no pass through. Great product and even better company.

  87. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Ordered on a Thursday, and the package was delivered the following Monday to central Texas.

  88. Justin (verified owner)

    Plates look and feel great – fit right into an ACU body armor (US Army surplus) – a little tight but they wiggled in and fill out the plate slot nicely. I’m not going to shoot the plate but based on YouTube reviews I’ve seen I’m quite happy with the purchase and will recommend these to friends.

  89. Juan Villarreal (verified owner)

    These plates were not only affordable but also very comfortable. I’m utilizing a Shellback Rampage 2.0 carrier. Fairly good fit, slight play but overall good to go.

  90. Jason M. (verified owner)

    I’ve watches some reviews videos on this plate and they seemed to do the job. They are about 1″thick and don’t seem toooooo heavy. I have not weighed them but seem close to the advertise weight. Great product.

  91. Philip M. (verified owner)

    Fits great in my Agilite K19 plate carrier.

  92. Joshua Knight (verified owner)

    Super fast shipping. Ordered them April 26th at 6pm had them the 29th by noon. They appear to be high quality, and fit my plate carrier nicely. Will be ordering a set of the Ridgeback plates.

  93. Justin (verified owner)

    My second set of these plates – I was so impressed with the first set that I bought another. They are a bit tight in the ACU armor system but fit just fine. Not too heavy, look very clean and based on the Youtube videos I’ve watched, should stop most everything thrown at them.

    Both sets of plates I bought shipped quickly and I received email updates when the order was received and when shipment was made. On my first order I had an error and customer service reached out to me before I could contact them.

    So far, this company has impressed me with their reliability and communications. I would recommend them to anyone asking.

  94. Robert S. (verified owner)

  95. Jeremy Shore (verified owner)

    Great plate,lightweight and durable

  96. John McDowell (verified owner)

    Both plates feel like they weigh about as much as one steel plate. Really comfy to wear!

  97. Andy L. (verified owner)

    Great product, fast service

  98. Chris A. (verified owner)

    Delivery was very quick. Items came wrapped in bubble wrap. Will purchase again if needed.

  99. Cole Culp (verified owner)

    I love how lightweight they are, they look absolutely fire.

  100. Justin C. (verified owner)

  101. Alexander H. (verified owner)

    These plates feel great with a comfortable weight and curve. If I get shot wearing them, I’ll let you all know how it goes.

  102. Erik K. (verified owner)

    Amazingly fast shipping. Quality product. Second set of plates ordered from them and also ordered my carrier from them. Great service. Love it

  103. Anonymous (verified owner)

  104. Anonymous (verified owner)

    They are exactly what I was looking for and the shipping was fast. Also you can’t beat the price. These are great and I 100% recommend them!

  105. Josue (verified owner)

    Arrived quick no deformities slipped into my PC without trouble. Haven’t been shot at so I can’t attest to its defensive capabilities but as far as fit and finish go it’s perfect.

  106. Brett A (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and fast shipping!

  107. Steve S. (verified owner)

    Simple, efficient ordering and really fast delivery! Plates arrived as expected, packaging would kept an egg from cracking.. they’re lightweight, solid build and fit my carrier like a glove

  108. Cary R. (verified owner)

    I have been more than happy with my new Ceramic Plates. I can’t say enough great things about the product and how quickly it was shipped to me! Money well spent

  109. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    I recently purchased the Level IV Ceramic Body Armor Plates (10”x12”, 5.7lbs) with SPALL GUARD, and I’m thoroughly impressed! The combination of top-tier ceramic materials and the added SPALL GUARD technology ensures superior protection without compromising on weight.

    These plates offer a perfect balance between durability and comfort, making them ideal for extended wear. The 10”x12” size provides ample coverage, and at 5.7lbs, you almost forget you’re wearing them. The SPALL GUARD works effectively, providing an extra layer of security.

    Whether you’re a professional or a concerned citizen, these plates are a solid investment in personal safety. Stay protected without the unnecessary bulk – these plates get a solid thumbs up from me!

  110. Joshua M. (verified owner)

    Site said 1 week backorder I received them in less than a week will do business with them again

  111. Jack P. (verified owner)

    Very comfy. Well made. Feels great in my plate carrier. Shipped within 4 days as promised.

  112. Brayden (verified owner)

    awesome quality lightweight and have heard nothing but good

  113. Steve S. (verified owner)

    As always, easy and efficient ordering and delivery. Package thoroughly wrappyed to prevent damage during shipping – this is my 2nd order from them and highly recommend

  114. koen swart (verified owner)

    great product

  115. Matthew (verified owner)

  116. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Right price and quality materials

  117. Jonathan Nguyen (verified owner)

    Got it two days early it was packaged good so you won’t get it cracked or broken.

  118. Steven R. (verified owner)

    Fast Shipping, Excellent Build, Best Protection for the Price and Weight !

  119. Robert P. (verified owner)

    Fast shipping. Great price. Appears to be a quality product. Light weight and fits comfortably in my plate carrier.

  120. Ron (verified owner)

    I have recently purchased the level 4, 5.7 pound plates based on the videos I have seen from guard dog and classic firearms on YouTube . They are quite impressive. The reviews were also really great and I must admit the shipping was exactly as advertised in reviews. From purchase to my front door was 3 days. I havent got to try them yet, thankfully, but am sure they will be as advertised. They looked fabulous and were lighter than I thought they would be. I would definitely recommend and will be buying a second set in the near future. Thanks Guard dog for being a great company selling great American made products.!!!

  121. Jordon W. (verified owner)

    Quality was perfect and everything was as advertised. Would definitely buy again and have also recommended these plates to other people.

  122. Steven W. (verified owner)

    Purchased for a Guard Dog Dane plate carrier. Both are tremendous values and come with great features. The plate is a perfect fit and is crazy light for being level IV rated! I’ve seen the independent reviews and this plate was stopping multiple 308 armor piercing black tips and 5.56 penetrator green tip rounds. Purchased a Guard Dog FAST ballistic helmet and all together, represent the best kit, for the money, I could find.

  123. damon s. (verified owner)

    Lightning fast shipping and quality product!! A+++

  124. Anonymous (verified owner)

  125. Eric G. (verified owner)

    Perfect for L4 protection at a value price!

  126. Adam Taylor (verified owner)

    Awesome and not to heavy and a great price for my first set of plates

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Q & A

Is per pair two plates? Randall asked on April 22, 2022

There is a drop down to choose single plate or per pair

admin answered on April 22, 2022 store manager
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