CATI NIJ Level III+ Steel Body Armor Torture Test

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Test Gun: Stag Arms 1L, 16" Barrel, MixMaster AR15, 20" Barrel, FN FAL 21", Thompson Contender Compass, 24" barrel Test Taken: 45 feet Rounds Used: .30-06 M2AP, 5.56x45mm: M193 and M855A1, 7.62x51mm: M80A1, P80 Steel core Armor Used: CATI ARMOR LEVEL III+: https://www.catiarmor.com/cati-steel-core-body-armor/cati-level-iii-ar600-plates/cati-ar600-10x12-sapi.html?acc=e4da3b7fbbce2345d7772b0674a318d5

Temperature: 70.3°F Humidity: 69% Baro: 29.91"HG Dew Point: 59.5°F Elevation: 849 Feet

Results. All figures are in feet per second (fps) M193 16" @ 31XX? - Stopped M193 16" @ 31XX? -Stopped (Off camera) M855A1 16" @ 3,016, -Stopped 50gr TSX 16" @ 3,284, - Stppped M193 20" @ 3,200, - Stopped M855A1 20" @ 3,100, - Penetrated 50gr TSX 20" @ 3,316, - Stopped

M80 Ball 1 @ 2,789 M80 Ball 2 @ 2,743 M80 Ball 3 @ 2,772 M80 Ball 4 @ 2,743

The energy and close concentration caused the plate to fail

180gr 300 WM @ 2,904, - Stopped 150gr FMJ 300WM @ 3,333, - Penetrated

M193 protection is good. I wonder if the AR600 is now so hard that it's becoming brittle to higher energy rounds?

    • Uploaded: 09/07/2018