Level IV Hard Armor Plate (Model #1155) NIJ .06 Certified

(159 customer reviews)


Current Lead Time: Approx. 5 weeks. Adding a carrier or accessory can potentially extend this lead time due to COVID shipping delays.


SKU: 1155 RMA Category:



RMA’s Level IV (Model #1155) hard armor plate is a cost effective, multi-hit rated, NIJ .06 Certified plate that offers excellent Level IV protection. Professionally wrapped, water resistant, and manufactured 100% at RMA’s factory in Centerville, Iowa.

RMA is the most sought after brand of armor plates by law enforcement officers in the United States. We’ve proven to be the strongest, top engineered, and most efficient manufacturer in the country. Nobody else comes close. Owned and operated by a former police officer and US Marine who has worn armor in two careers and knows what you need.

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  • Low Cost
  • 10″x 12″ Stand Alone
  • 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Single-Curve, SAPI/ESAPI-Cut
  • 8.3 lbs. (3.49 kg)
  • Thickness: 1″
  • Monolithic Ceramic & Polyethylene
  • 600 Denier Water Resistant Cover
  • NIJ 0101.06 Certified
  • Made in Centerville, IA – USA
  • RMA Warranty Policy




**United States law restricts possession of body armor for convicted felons. Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. RMA Armament, Inc., is also unable to ship any body armor plates, Shields, etc. to the state of Connecticut. By purchasing body armor from RMA Armament, Inc., you are certifying that you have not been convicted of any crime that would restrict you from being able to purchase or possess body armor under any Federal or State laws. Furthermore, you are acknowledging that you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose. RMA Armament, Inc., does reserve the right to refuse to sell body armor to any person.


159 reviews for Level IV Hard Armor Plate (Model #1155) NIJ .06 Certified

  1. Josue M. (verified owner)

    These plates are phenomenal! I thought they were gonna be as heavy and bulky like the issued plates I had on deployment. Will definitely come back to order soon.

  2. Mark S. (verified owner)

    Very Pleased, excellent customer service and quick response time to my questions. I’ll be ordering the lightweight plate set in the future.

  3. Bryan P. (verified owner)

    Can’t beat the quality and price.

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Made extremely well, bought them during the sale. Quick Ship and packaged with care for the product.

    Now I have to order my plate carriers from RMA , priced right and options available.
    Thanks again for a superior product.

  5. Ty (verified owner)

    Great product, glad to have hope to never use!!!

  6. Victor R. (verified owner)

    Great product and great service, thank you RMA

  7. MICHAEL SOUCY (verified owner)

    I would trust my life with this plate. It rides in my carrier front pocket and I feel confident having this plate between me and the bad guys.

  8. Amanda Madden (verified owner)

    Great armor.

  9. MICHAEL V. (verified owner)

    Great price for a quality product.

  10. Matthew (verified owner)

    Outstanding product

  11. Joseph (verified owner)

    I wear these plates for work….I would recommend them…..They are not too heavy inside the plate carrier. I trust my life behind these plates.

  12. heath killough (verified owner)

    It is what it is!

  13. John S. (verified owner)

    This is a great product I would recommend it to everyone

  14. Kenneth Krulik (verified owner)

    Outstanding, high quality product and outstanding customer service!!

  15. Robert Y. (verified owner)

    I’m happy with my order, I received my plate in record time. I would of thought it would of took a lot longer. I have faith and trust in RMA for their products.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love it and the price was right!

  17. David T. (verified owner)

    Provides good coverage without restricting movement.

  18. Kyle J. (verified owner)

    Amazing fit and finish, quality product and great value. You can’t beat this deal anywhere. They stand behind their products.. literally. Best ceramic on the market.

  19. Kyle W. (verified owner)

    These plates are an amazing value and great product. Top notch customer service.

  20. ray s. (verified owner)

    Good quality product, will be ordering more equepment. And fast shiping.

  21. Travis (verified owner)

    Shipping was quick, I received the plate sooner than anticipated. Great customer service. Quality product.

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great quality armor for a great price. Will definitely be buying from you guys again

  23. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Made well. I’m 5’10, average build and the plates are more than sufficient regarding vital coverage (I would wear either a medium or a large IOTV). Can’t comment on their designed function, but there are quite a few videos out there of this model # surviving multiple, as in 6 to 7 impacts from both 30.06 and 7.62×5- AP rounds without penetration. The ceramic runs right up to the edge of these plates unlike some others’ products youtubers have scrutinized. Lastly, that lead time published on the webpage didn’t apply in my case. Got mine in 4 days. They seem maybe a tad on the heavy side, but I think I’m just getting older and I still have no problem wearing them all day or going from prone to standing. Plus, given how they perform- I’d rather take an extra pound or 2 instead of a new hole in my chest.

  24. Byron (verified owner)

    Helpful and timely

  25. Jerrid (verified owner)

    10/10 -must have

  26. carlossantana1776

    I’m so impressed with the fit and finish of these plates. Absolutely worth every dime, very happy with this purchase will be back for more! If you are on the fence about buying these, I can say without a doubt it is worth it. You will not be disappointed. Thank you RMA for making such an excellent product that will last!

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good and sturdy. Have not been shot at while wearing this yet but I’m confident that it will stop whatever comes flying at it

  28. Scott B. (verified owner)

    Great deal on level 4 armor a little heavy but as described happy with purchase

  29. Rodney S. (verified owner)

    Product looks great!

  30. Christopher G. (verified owner)

    Best product in the market!!! Best customer service in the industry!!

  31. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent product!!! I’d bet my life on it!

  32. Joshua (verified owner)

    High quality and affordable price.

  33. Matt R. (verified owner)

    Fantastic products, I plan on purchasing more

  34. Antonio (verified owner)

    Very much satisfied with the product, you can definitely tell this is top quality.

  35. Brian (verified owner)

    Ordering and shipping was quick and easy. Armor came in and appeared well made. Full disclosure; I fortunately have not been shot wearing it but based on reviews and tests done from others I have full confidence in this product. Will be ordering again.

  36. Allan R. (verified owner)

    Very high quality without the high price point of other brands.

  37. Liam (verified owner)

    Good price on these plates. Seem a little heavy and thick but for the price that’s acceptable. Fit into the LBT plate carrier I have no problem. Hopefully will never have to see how they work.

  38. JEFFREY DAVIS (verified owner)

    Awesome price for a great plate

  39. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Affordable plates that will do the job only downside is weight.

  40. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product, quick turnaround.

  41. Bryan Ruud (verified owner)

    Hope to never actually test product but appears to be high quality with good customer service

  42. Brad B. (verified owner)

    These plates are amazing. Great workmanship and quality! If you need or want quality armor at a wallet friendly price, look no further!

  43. Michael (verified owner)

    Excellent product for the price. Shipping was fast and hassle free.

  44. Cole T. (verified owner)

    Fit great into my Condor MOPC plate carrier. All the stitching was nice on the plates and is overall a very great product for the price!

  45. Bryan H. (verified owner)

    Great product, very well made!

  46. Brian (verified owner)

    Great product along with outstanding customer service. Beyond satisfied and will be a returning customer. Thank you RMA

  47. Christopher W. (verified owner)

    Hopefully I will never need to use them. Reasonable price for Level IV plates and they fit in my current plate carrier although a little snug.

  48. Daniel (verified owner)

    Very well made plates!! Wear them on duty often!!

  49. Anthony (verified owner)

    I’m happy with my purchase and the quality of the level IV rated 1155 plates that I received. I trust these American Made plates over import plates that I see being sold for less money elsewhere. With the recent unrest having a plate carrier in the closet ready to go is a much wiser investment now than it was just a few short weeks ago. Thanks RMA will recommend your product to everyone that asks!

  50. Shand F. (verified owner)

    Great plates. They fit ok in a large size plateMINUS carrier with some down on the bottom to adjust for height.

  51. Michael (verified owner)

    Built with quality,USA made.

  52. Tanner D. (verified owner)

    Could be a bit lighter, but for the money, you get the best bang for your buck!

  53. Melissa Elder (verified owner)

    Love it!

  54. Phillip (verified owner)

    Legit level IV armor. I have several sets of these plates.

  55. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bought 2 plates at separate times. Very happy with the shipping time on both of them, they fit perfectly in my condor vest. Wearing it will make you feel invincible honestly.
    Only downside is the weight. But that means it’s time to hit the gym

  56. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product. Shipped extremely fast

  57. Tyler B. (verified owner)

    There plates are great. Quality craftsmanship, and extremely fast shipping. There was a 6-8 week lead when I ordered, they were at my door in 9 days. I will be buying more in the future.

  58. AARON (verified owner)

    Good quality. Hope I never have to use it but like the security of having it. Fits great in to my old, issued plate carrier from the Marines. Recommend for anyone looking for an affordable set of plates

  59. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Well made and unbeatable for the price.

  60. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent pricing for quality plates. Wanted them to keep in my patrol vehicle in case need arises. Got exactly what I wanted at a great price. They arrived earlier than expected.

  61. Robert Crain (verified owner)

    Outstanding product. Weight is significant. Easy trade off for protection.

  62. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome product, fit and finish, customer service, shipping, and best price!

  63. justin.paiva

    A little heavy, but the price cant be beat so much better than steel I love these plates

  64. William S. (verified owner)

    I am happy with the armor that I received, and I would recommend this product to others.

  65. Drew Helfert (verified owner)

    Lead time was accurate. Product was as advertised. Really appreciate that this is made in America.

  66. Zachary Powers (verified owner)

    Great product. The only issue I had was fitting the 10×12 level 4 plates into my Armatus 2 plate carrier. Other than that, they’ve been solid

  67. Mike H. (verified owner)

    High quality and great price

  68. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great body armor for the price. A little bit on the heavy side but nothing to extreme. Full coverage of vitals

  69. Anonymous (verified owner)

    One of the most affordable NIJ certified level IV plates on the market. It’s thicc, and relatively heavy, but at this price point you can’t go wrong. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking to protect themselves on a budget, especially the uninformed and foolhardy alike who are considering inferior steel plates for protection at a steeper price. Thank you RMA!

  70. Robert D. (verified owner)

    Absolute great quality at an affodable price. Thank you so much for offering products that keep us safe.

  71. Abraham M. (verified owner)

    This has to be one of the best armor plates I’ve brought in years 10/10

  72. jason dlouhy (verified owner)

    Great plates at a great price and MADE IN THE USA!!👍👍👍

  73. Anthony (verified owner)

    Haven’t been shot yet but they fit in a PC and didn’t break the bank

  74. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great armor. A little on the heavy side but for the price you shouldnt complain.

  75. Christopher H. (verified owner)

    Great price. Perfect fit

  76. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Quality, price, timely delivery- says it all

  77. Brandon S. (verified owner)

    I’d have to say of all the plates I’ve ordered and been through, these were some of the most well made. Rma really does a great job and their shipping is unlike the others regardless of a pandemic.

  78. Thomas G. (verified owner)

    This is an amazing purchase and there is a possibility I’ll get more someday.

  79. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent product fast delivery

  80. John G. (verified owner)

    Excellent value!!

  81. Benjamin I. (verified owner)

    Absolutely the best bang for buck out there! They aren’t too heavy, they feel and look extremely high quality and the price is unbeatable. Definitely recommend them to everyone I know.

  82. Jacob D. (verified owner)

    Products appear to be entirely as described, shipping was prompt despite the demand and COVID-19 impact on shipping. Communication via email and tracking were accurate. Products are indeed lighter than my steel plates, and feel robust.

    I have not tested their ability to withstand projectiles as advertised, and hopefully I never have to.

  83. Joe Vanhoudt (verified owner)

    Great price, quality and customer service! Made in the USA!

  84. James (verified owner)

    Extremely quick shipment. Very impressed with the quality. Will be ordering again.

  85. Kapers Murph (verified owner)

    Amazing quality. Fast shipping. Ordering another set. ASAP.

  86. Rodney V. (verified owner)

    Nice product reasonable shipping time

  87. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It was priced great and good quality. I really love it.

  88. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic quality, great coverage.

  89. Josiah (verified owner)

    Great plates. Really heavy, but build quality is good. I hope I never need to actually use them.

  90. Anthony (verified owner)

    Exactly what I was expecting based off of the product description and for really fair price for the protection offered.

  91. Anthony M. (verified owner)

    Great Armor for the price point, a little heavy, but I need to get back in shape anyways! The curve of the plates is perfect, and they were a tight fit in my Ferro carrier. 10 out if 10 would definitely buy again

  92. Jorge (verified owner)

    Great product.

  93. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Delays are excused for quality control but plate arrived with outer fabric damage. That’s said, I have made another purchase and continue with RMA. The prices are decent, especially for level iv. The tests on YouTube seem favorable. It’s certified. Without actually getting shot, I can’t judge anymore about the plate. As far as size and weight, it fits in lower end carriers snug so it should fit in real ones perfectly. It’s an economy plate so don’t expect featherweight.

  94. stamper.kg (verified owner)

    Fit and finish are great! They are THICC too so no slop in the ole carrier. The are heavy boys so be ready! THEY DIDNOT COME WITH ANY SWAG NO PATCH NO STICKIES! In times like these we need our swag.

  95. caldwellparis17

    RMA has made it easy for me as a first-time buyer of body armor! Pricing quality and shipping are great. First day with them. I ran 5 miles at 7 min pace so the weight didn’t stop anything. If you’re worried about that just get in shape. Happy with my purchase.

  96. cameron (verified owner)

    Great price for a great product!

  97. Tanner Kiser (verified owner)

    Amazing deal!

  98. Jamey Spears (verified owner)

    I being Ex Tactical LE have body-armor kits already, but I heard about this company (RMA) and then I saw some YouTubes one of which sold me!
    It defeated a 338 round…Not just one, multiple rounds…SOLD, I’m a Believer, I mean you’d be dead anyway from a 338 hitting your torso, but for lesser more common threat rounds, You’re GOOD!

  99. Hans Christiansen (verified owner)

    Fits well in tactical vest. Not over bearing nor heavy. First set ever ordered and very impressed with quality, fit, and finish.

  100. Anonymous (verified owner)

    These are a little on the heavy side, but the quality is excellent. They arrived packaged super well, and just by handling them you can tell the build quality, including the outer fabric, is of solid quality.

  101. Matthew (verified owner)

    Good company to buy from. As ordered and seems to be a great product. Hope I never have to find out how well they work.

  102. Clark (verified owner)

    I don’t have anything but good things to say about RMA Armorment. Thanks for the plate, I will be back to buy another soon.

  103. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Heavy and single curve but great for the price

  104. Matthew C. (verified owner)

    Very happy. Will be buying this again

  105. Will (verified owner)

    Great quality armor for the price, I had no issues or defects with mine. Only con is the weight, but if train with your PC on, you get used to it.

  106. Ryan (verified owner)

    Excellent product with excellent service.

  107. joseph (verified owner)

    I haven’t been shot yet but the product arrived faster than advertised and the quality appears incredible!

  108. Donald (verified owner)

    Really solid plate, shipped very quickly too. It fit perfectly into my plate carrier. It’s a little bit heavy, but nothing that will slow you down if you are used to the weight.

  109. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I have yet to be shot so idk how good it is, but it seems like what i paid for.

  110. Derreck Johnson (verified owner)

    I’ am by no means an operator, and have very lil background in this area of body armour. What I do know is I shot the s#!? Out of this lvl 4 plate myself, the results speak for itself. I have home tested many types and brands and at this time RMA is what is in my carrier. I also have recommened this product to freinds an famliy.

    To RMA :Thanks so much for the long shifts and super reasonable price in these troubled times. God bless all of you!

  111. Shane K. (verified owner)

    Good stuff nice coverage and has a nice film thing for spalling.

  112. Frank C. (verified owner)

    Great Armor, great price. Had an issue with the shipping date and was immediately helped by a customer service rep. Very professional and I am extremely pleased with the product. For the price, you cannot get anything close.

  113. travis b. (verified owner)

    Solid plates for a good price

  114. Evelyn (verified owner)

    Arrived much earlier than expected. Well packaged. Solid product. Will definitely be ordering another set soon from RMA Armament.

  115. Anthony A. (verified owner)

    True to their lead time and quality.

  116. Anonymous (verified owner)

    5 stars for affordability and customer service. Slightly on the heavy side but you only notice if you’re wearing them all day. Shipping times are atrocious but I fault high demand and covid. Good plate. Good company. Highly recommend

  117. Nicholas D. (verified owner)

    Best protection for the price

  118. Zohrab K. (verified owner)

    Great product! Impressed with quality, and feel confident in RMA’s reputation. They were quick to arrive and the customer service was great.

  119. Jock P. (verified owner)

    Excellent construction and value. All that I could ask for in a set of level IV plates. I am a strong person so the weight isn’t an issue for me. I wear them frequently for 8 hours at a time in a Ferro Concepts Slickster and outside of getting a little warm it’s fairly comfortable.

  120. Mike G. (verified owner)

    Fast shipping, great product. Price was better than competitors. Came totally wrapped and safe. Fits perfect in my Condor carrier. Lighter than I expected but made well. Confident if I need it, it’ll do the job. Thanks RMA

  121. Peter H. (verified owner)

    They’re heavy, but cheap, and that NIJ Cert means everything. Hope I never get to put it to the test.

  122. Mike S. (verified owner)

    Exactly what I wanted

  123. Adam (verified owner)

    Product is fantastic just as described, and even with all the craziness of 20/20 my purchase was shipped fast, with no problems when I received it.

  124. Anonymous (verified owner)

    One of the best value certified plates available. Was just sad to see holes rubbed into the outside jacket of both playes I received. I’m pretty sure they are ok otherwise just puts that doubt in my mind about possible damage.

  125. Justin W. (verified owner)

    Feels substantial and well made bought multiple

  126. Wesley (verified owner)

    These are solid plates very well made I will be buying more!!

  127. Kyle Fox (verified owner)

    These plates are awesome.. I’m always looking for (best bang for buck) quality products with a decent price tag. These plates fit the bill… I was not expecting the quality I received the plates were by far nicer than any other plates I’ve owned.. they smoke my old esapi plates.. the weight is light enough and they are more balanced than other plates. I would not hesitate to buy a set if your looking at this review.. as a matter of fact I’ll prolly buy another set soon.. just to keep in an extra carrier I have laying around…. trust these guys and gals cause I sure do….. with my life. The only regret I may have is not buying the more expensive tripple curve version of this plate, but like I said best bang for buck nothing on the market can come close to these level 4 plates.. if your considering a set of these stop looking and just buy these you will not regret it! And for the guys rocking steel plates (I used to. never again) there is no excuse now. Now that RMA has these plates so affordable youd be an idiot to wear steel plates now. In bugs bunny’s words “what a maroon” Use your steel as targets after your new rma plates come in the mail… lead time wasnt that bad because they warn you in advance..it was on the short end of what they said it would be… i wasnt upset.. i was happy.. i knew my plates were brand new and hadn’t been sitting around for 3 years…. all I can say is thanks rma you got me for life..Keep up the good work!

  128. ryann w. (verified owner)

    Perfect weight distribution fits flawlessly in hrt hrac. fast shipping quality brand new born date plates 5 star

  129. Justin (verified owner)

    Arrived promptly and very happy with my purchase

  130. Eric (verified owner)

    Great deal, plates are quality and as advertised.

  131. Adam (verified owner)

    This armor is great. I’m very happy with the quality

  132. Cody (verified owner)

    I’m happy with purchase! Thanks RMA!

  133. Dylan (verified owner)

    A great plate for the price, a little on the heavy side but can’t beat that price for level IV protection

  134. John (verified owner)

    Well I have yet to get shot with it yet but given the testing that has been done with this plate I have no doubt I’d be ok afterwards haha

  135. Joshua L. (verified owner)

    Amazing company to deal with. I couldn’t be more satisfied.

  136. Jason Baker (verified owner)

    Very happy with my purchase. Made in the USA 🇺🇸

  137. Lucas T. (verified owner)

    It took 5 weeks to get to me but but durring the middle of a ” pandemic” thats better than anyone else. the plates were fresh off the press and customer service was on point when i called! It was well worth the wait And for the price you cant go wrong. If you dont already own a set of these plates and have been contemplating it buy some now you wont regret it later!!!

  138. Yuki T. (verified owner)

    Best Lv4 plate for money. I love it.

  139. Aaron R. (verified owner)

    4 of my friends have now purchased these. Great product.

  140. Sean (verified owner)

    Best $$$ can buy for level IV!

  141. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great plates very well made

  142. Brandon (verified owner)

    A little heavy may get a few more to shoot at.

  143. Brent K. (verified owner)

    Quality plates for the price, along with exceptional customer service. They’ll have more of my business in the future.

  144. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The armor is solid. It has the feel of high quality. Everything looked top notch when it arrived. It’s Level IV multi-hit armor, so I expected some weight. In the end these were very heavy for me but I have zero complaints.

  145. Ryan Ward (verified owner)

    Great plates at a great value!

  146. Jon Salisbury (verified owner)

    Excellent product great price right on with the lead times very satisfied i can’t say as to how it feels being shot in it thank the lord lol

  147. scott carreiro (verified owner)

    Very good quality, well worth the investment.

  148. Joshua R. (verified owner)

    Took 5 weeks, which compared to ar500’s armor… is nothing. Highly satisfied with this plate.

  149. Phil (verified owner)

    I am 5’ 9” 155 lbs and I got the Level 4 single curve. Fits to my body comfortably wether moving on the range or working out. Don’t be intimidated by the weight of plates, it’s nothing.

  150. Brian P. (verified owner)

    The plates are exactly as advertised. It is clear that attention to detail is a high priority with RMA and I am 100% satisfied with my purchase.

  151. Spencer McLing (verified owner)

    A little too heavy but they will work

  152. Joseph (verified owner)

    Fit my condor exo gen ii like a glove! I’m extremely happy with this purchase and have bought more due to my great experience and quality of the plate. If your looking fit a company with short wait times compared to others that actually keep you updated with your buy then RMA is the place for you!

  153. Armando (verified owner)

    Outstanding build quality.

  154. joseph pasciotty (verified owner)

    Highest quality and light weight and the price is better than the competitors. I’m buying a more plates along with side plates now.

  155. Patrick (verified owner)

    Hope I don’t need them. Glad to have them. Came quick and have a great $

  156. Andrew (verified owner)

    I haven’t been shot (hopefully not yet lol) but overall, the build quality is solid, and RMA will continue to have my business.

  157. Chad F. (verified owner)

    Level IV plates at a good price

  158. James (verified owner)

    Great armor. Comfortable and fits well in plate carrier. Shipped exactly when they said it would. Worth the 3 week lead time.

  159. Chirstopher R. (verified owner)

    This Plate is very good can stop exactly what it said it can and I run single plate on my chest rig and hope to buy a full set for a new plate carrier in the future for my son.

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