Alpha Torso Plates (2, with pads & anti-spall buildup)

$149.00 $199.00
The Hardcore Defense "Alpha" products are intended for defense against handgun projectiles. Made from our original premium military-grade ballistic steel, their strength and robustness has been proven in multiple torture tests. We use a stronger steel than necessary to achieve the NIJ IIIA testing - when bullets are flying a factor of safety is a good thing! The rectangular shape with no lower taper maximizes coverage and provides for a stable base when resting the shield on level surface.
See below for specifications, features, and shipping information.

For those more concerned about handguns and melee weapons than rifle threats, Hardcore Defense offers our Alpha Torso Plates, made from the same material as our proven Alpha Shield.  Get all the advantages of steel without the weight of rifle plates!  Compared to soft armor the Alpha Torso Plates provide superior edge hit and multi-hit protection, transmit negligible blunt trauma, and have no shelf life or storage limits. 

As with our popular Delta Torso Plates we're not going to play pricing games by selling you plates at or below cost and then charge a huge markup on a trauma pad or the anti-spall coating.  Even for a pistol-rated armor application these features are important, so every Alpha Torso plate pair automatically comes with trauma pads and anti-spall coating.

Features & Specifications:  

    • 9 mm 124 grain full metal jacket at 1400 fps
    • .44 Magnum 240 grain Lead Semi-wadcutter at 1400 fps
    • Also stops lesser threat rounds including .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP
  • Ballistic steel, Rhinoliner® coated for corrosion resistance
  • 12 mm Trauma Pad included with every plate
  • Anti-Spall buildup included with every plate
  • No shelf life or storage restrictions
  • 9.5" x 12.5", weight 4.3 lbs each
  • Plate + trauma pad ~ 0.75" thick
  • Made in USA

    Purchase includes two torso plates and two trauma pads.  To complete your armor package, please check out our Lightweight and Advanced plate carriers, sold separately.  

    Note:  our torso plates leverage our ballistic certifications for the Alpha Shield per NIJ Standard 0108.  Body armor (including hard plates) is typically tested to NIJ Standard 0101 which uses the same test rounds and velocities as 0108, but requires additional drop testing, thermal preconditioning, and backface signature measurements.  These additional test steps are important to properly challenge ceramic and ballistic fiber plates but are less of a concern for steel plates.  NIJ testing is a long and expensive process AND the current revision of the standard is in the process of being replaced with a completely new revision.  We will wait for the new standard to be released.  In the meantime think of the Alpha Torso plates as very conveniently shaped backpack inserts.

    Free Shipping within the continental USA.  (We cannot ship to any P.O. boxes!)  International customers please click here for more information.

    Current ship time is approximately 1-2 business days after receipt of order.  

    Purchaser is responsible for complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding purchase and use of ballistic protection products.  Hardcore Defense assumes no liability for illegal use or misuse of the product.  It is usually legal for civilians to purchase and own body armor within the United States.  Residents of Connecticut and individuals convicted of a felony are prohibited from possessing bulletproof vests and other body armor.