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What is frag lock coating on body armor?

What is frag lock coating on body armor?

Paxcon is now called FragLock? No. PAXCON® is a brand of polyurea manufactured by LINE-X® LLC as a blast resistant coating. Similar to brand names like Kleenex® and Band-Aid® that are used colloquially to refer to tissues and bandages, PAXCON® is often used generically to refer to any polyurea coating.

Is steel armor bad?

Steel is not light; it’s incredibly rigid and heavy. And this translates to being uncomfortable. In fact, it’s one of the heaviest materials used to make body armor. And while it can save your life, you’re also more likely to be leaving with something broken.

What is AR500 build up coat?

AR500 body armor has a spall and fragmentation coating on its base coat purposely designed to protect the armor and the wearer. Meanwhile, the build-up coat provides an extra-thick layer to the armor plate. It has an additional thickness by approximately half an inch and an extra heaviness of a quarter of a pound.

Will soft armor stop spalling?

The plate backer or soft armor behind a plate will limit the impact of back plate deformation when its hit but wont stop spalling. When a plate is hit the back mushrooms out a bit so the soft armor is worn behind the plate to absorb some of the impact.

What is spalling in body armor?

Made in the U.S.A. While it does not contain ballistic properties on its own, when used in conjunction with steel body armor plates, it provides an unprecedented level of protection from spall. It is comprised of a special blend of Kevlar that is designed specifically to capture spall or ricochet.

Will AR500 stop 308?

At 100 yards, centerfire rifle calibers such 308 will fully penetrate 1/2” mild steel, and lesser calibers will leave deep craters. 3/8” AR500, on the other hand, will readily stop non-magnum rifle calibers at 100 yards with little to no visible damage to the steel.

What will AR500 Level 3 Stop?

Our Level III armor is rated to stop 7.62×51 M80 NATO Ball (. 308 Winchester) at a velocity of up to 2,780 fps, and special threat tested to stop 5.56mm M855/SS109 (Green Tip) at a velocity of 2,780 fps.

Is body armor worth the money?

Good armor costs good money, but like most things, more expensive armor offers some benefits over cheaper options. One big advantage of more expensive ceramic plates is the lower risk of spalling (fragmentation of the round impacting the plate) that some users have experienced when using steel plates.

What will AR500 Armor stop?

Level III Body Armor is designed to offer protection against the rifle caliber 7.62×51 NATO M80 Ball / . 308 Winchester at velocities up to 2,780 feet per second. Third party testing has been performed with calibers up to 5.56 XM193, 7.62x54R, 30.06, 6.5 Creedmore, and . 338 Lapua Magnum.

How many layers of Kevlar Do I need to stop Spall?

6 layers on the outside should do it.

How is fragmentation mitigation used in body armor?

This is where there’s some smoke and mirrors involved, or at least some lack of fragmentation education. Body armor companies typically offer 2 options for coating, one of which is a thin “base coat” layer for protecting the steel against corrosion. The second option is a thicker coat meant for fragmentation mitigation.

Why do AR500 armor plates stop bullet fragmentation?

AR500 Armor® steel armor plates stop bullets, but the energy has to go somewhere; it’s the third thing we’re addressing here. When steel armor plates were first introduced, the bullet fragmentation issue became immediately apparent: bullets hitting the armor splattered, much like a tomato thrown hard against a concrete wall.

Why do you need a base coat on body armor?

A base coat is an ultra-thin covering that keeps the steel from rusting. Steel that’s completely unsealed or unprotected tends to rust, even if it’s stored out of the elements. You don’t want your body armor rusted, which is why most body armor manufacturers apply at least a base coat.

Can a AR500 armor coat contain Frag and Spall?

See slow motion footage of AR500 Armor® Body Armor (with a Build Up coat) containing frag & spall from shotgun slugs; and a comparison of what happens on an uncoated backstop! Part 1: Steel Armor & Frag/Spall – Can it be contained?? – AR500 Armor® Part 1: Steel Armor & Frag/Spall – Can it be contained?? – AR500 Armor®

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