Eric Blandford of Iraqveteran8888 fame on Youtube has done another test, this time of the Spartan Armor Systems ATC AR500 Plate. Spartan’s ATC is specially milled to shape to the wearer’s body without using “crease bends.” Many other companies utilize crease bends, but the process can create stress to that part of the armor and cause failures. Spartan’s ATC AR500 comes in chest, back, and side plates, and they also offer Spartan Trauma Pads to protect against blunt force trauma.
For the purposes of this test, Eric and Chad emptied quite a few rounds into one piece of armor. Since multiple rounds tend to weaken body armor, you’d think this might result in failure.
So, does this armor work? Take a look at Eric’s video to find out. The shooting begins at 2:15.