DKX M3 Level III Spall Test vs. AR500 Steel Armor

Evan compares the Phalanx Defense Systems DKX M3 Level III hard plates to the AR500 Steel plates:

“In this video, we conduct a spall comparison between our DKX M3 III plate and an 8 pound uncoated steel armor plate made from AR500 material. As with any test conducted outside of an approved laboratory, this video shows anecdotal evidence under uncontrolled conditions and isn’t intended to guarantee any level of performance.”

Highlights in the armor video:

  • M3 Level 3 Armor did what it was made to do (stopped the special threat rounds)
  • Minimal back face (after being shot)
  • No damage to the box
  • Weight 10×12 Shooters cut 2.9lbs (AR500 shooters cut 8lbs)

Rounds Used:

  • 7.62 X 51 (M80 Ball)

 

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