When it comes to hard armor solutions the Armor Express Rifle Plates are a cut above the rest. The Armor Express H-Shock Rifle Plate is no different. Designed as a low profile, lightweight special threat SA (stand-alone) rifle plate you will find the cost-effectiveness you want without a compromise in stopping power or quality.

Armor Express H-Shock Rifle Armor: Technical Specifications

The H-Shock Special Threat Plate is neither really a Level 3 plate nor a Level 4 plate. It’s what the industry has dubbed as a SA (stand-alone) Special Threat Plate, or more realistically a hybrid of sorts. As a result of the partnership between Armor Express and Hesco, we offer a special threat stand-alone plate designed to the specifications and requirements for the L210 Ballistic Armor Plate.

The H-Shock was designed specifically with the minimalist in mind.

It offers a level of concealability rarely seen in a rifle rate plate with this stopping power. The H-Shock has a very low profile at just .59 inches or 15MM thin. The 8×10 Shooter’s Cut weighs an incredibly light 3.5 pounds and the 10×12 is a very manageable 5.5 pounds.

When it comes to stopping power, they did not skip any corners either. This lightweight rifle armor plate has technical specs that make this rifle-rated special threat plate a stopping force not to reckon with.

Armor Express H-Shock Rifle Armor Spec SheetThe specification sheet shows the multi-hit capabilities of the H-Shock Rifle Armor. But to sum it up this Special Threat Tested Armor is capable of stopping:

5.56x45mm-M193: 3150 ft/s (6 hits)
7.62x39mm-M67: 2390 ft/s (6 hits)
5.56x45mm-M855/SS109: 3150 ft/s (6 hits)
7.62x39mm-M43 (Mild Steel Core): 2390 ft/s (3 hits)
7.62x39mm-API: 2390 ft/s (1 hit)


Question: What Size Rifle Plates do I need?

Answer: The H-Shock comes in two sizes. The single curve shooter’s cut 8″x10″ or 10″x12″. To determine which size plate best fits your torso and covers your vital organs you measure nipple-to-nipple for width and clavicle notch to belly button.

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Special threat stand-alone rifle plate constructed of ceramic/composite material. Independent lab tested to stop select special threats. Fits into the rifle plate pocket of your plate carrier, tactical entry vest, or compatible overt body armor carrier.


  • Configuration: Special Threat SA
  • Curve: Single
  • Construction: Ceramic/Composite
  • Independent Lab Tested


    • Thickness (Inches): 0.6
    • Weight 10×12: 5.4lbs
    • Available Cuts: 8×10 & 10×12
  • Trimmed, Shooters


7.62x39mm M67 (FMJ Ball)
7.62x39mm M43 (MSC)
7.62x39mm API
5.56x45mm (M193 Ball)
5.56x45mm (M855/SS109)

H-Shock – Special Threat – Single Curve

  • H-Shock – 5×7 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Trimmed Corners
  • H-Shock – 5×8 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Trimmed Corners
  • H-Shock – 6×6 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Trimmed Corners
  • H-Shock – 6×8 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Trimmed Corners
  • H-Shock – 7×9 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Trimmed Corners
  • H-Shock – 7×10 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Trimmed Corners
  • H-Shock – 8×10 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Shooters Cut
  • H-Shock – 10×12 – Special Threat – Single Curve – Shooters Cut