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SRT Lightweight Body Armor Plate – Level IIIa+ (Model #1003)

(18 customer reviews)


Rated to Defeat .308, 7.62×39, m193 & all handgun rounds

Lightweight Rifle Plates weighing 2.53lbs each.

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6 in stock

SKU: RMA-1003sc-10x12 Categories: ,

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Lightweight Body Armor

RMA’s Special Rifle Threat (SRT, model #1003) lightweight body armor plate (Level IIIa+) is designed to defeat the most common rifle threats in the world today, while being extremely tough and lightweight. At just 2.53 pounds, the SRT light weight body armor plate allows the user to be quick and agile on his feet, while still boasting the stopping power to defeat multiple hits from a 7.62×39 (AK 47), a high-speed m193 round, or even hard hitting 7.62×51 rounds. Impressively, it can also stop multiple rounds of 6.5 creedmor as seen in this YouTube torture test.

The Special Rifle Threat body armor plate is perfect for those who need to wear their armor protection for extended periods of time for work or training. It can also be easily slipped into a backpack for lightweight rifle plate protection wherever you go.

What is Level IIIa+ Body Armor?

Body armor levels can be confusing, especially when armor companies try to “one up” each other in the marketing realm. But our SRT Lightweight rifle plates are rated to level IIIa+ because it defeats more than just your common handgun rounds do – which is the Level IIIa standard. But it also doesn’t quite fit the bill of a Level III body armor plate because it isn’t capable of defeating six .308 NATO rounds (M80) as is the requirement of Level III rifle plates. Therefore, it has to be listed between those two armor ratings, which turns out to be Level IIIa+.

Lightweight Body Armor Plate Carrier Compatibility

Due to it’s thin profile – at less than an inch thick (0.8″) – these lightweight rifle plates will fit into just about any plate carrier that accepts single curve 10×12 body armor.  It’s so thin and lightweight that you can even conceal it with RMA’s CPC Plate Carrier. Here are some more American Made plate carriers that pair nicely with the SRT plate:

RMA SRT Body Armor Specs

RMA SRT 1003 Ballistic Lab Report

Which Armor Is Right For Me?


  • Stand Alone Body Armor
  • Full Edge-to-Edge ballistic protection on its 10″x 12″ strikeface
  • Warranty: 5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Armor Shape: Single-Curve
  • Armor Cut: SAPI/ESAPI-Cut
  • Lightweight Armor Weight: 2.53 lbs.
  • Thickness: 0.8″
  • Armor Build: Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • 600 Denier Water Resistant Cover
  • Positive Buoyancy
  • Special Threat Multi-Hit Tested by an NIJ Certified Laboratory
  • Free Incident Replacement (If our armor saved your life, please let us know!)
  • Made in Centerville, IA – USA
  • RMA Return Policy
  • RMA Hard Armor Warranty Policy



18 U.S. Code § 931. United States law restricts possession of body armor for felons convicted of a crime of violence (as defined in 18 U.S. Code § 16). Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. By purchasing body armor from RMA Armamant, Inc. or employees of 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.


Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs

18 reviews for SRT Lightweight Body Armor Plate – Level IIIa+ (Model #1003)

  1. Joseph (verified owner)

    I wear these plates 13 hours every work day. For the size, protection, and weight you cannot beat it.

  2. Thomas R. (verified owner)

    Exceptional weight special threat plate!

  3. Lynn L. (verified owner)

    Love this body armor!! I am a female and it’s super lightweight and easy to move around in. Thank you!

  4. Marty (verified owner)

    Bought this plate for my sons backpack- it fits perfectly into the laptop sleeve inside the pack! It’s not too bulky or heavy for a small child to carry around- you can’t even tell it’s inside of the pack! Quality and craftsmanship is top notch as well. Will definitely be getting more plates from RMA for all of my carriers and families backpacks!

  5. Steven B. (verified owner)

    This is amazingly light and a great option for duty-wear. 100% love it and all RMA products.

  6. meachumjonathan (verified owner)

    Bought for work as law enforcement, using in conjunction with traditional soft armor.
    Very impressed and I’ve bought plenty of plates, the weight and thickness are very comfortable.
    The only con is if you come up against m855 rounds, but that’s a problem for a lot of lightweight plates.
    I’m still satisfied, and so are my ageing knees after wearing heavier plates.

    Id be very curious to know if soft armor would catch an M855 round after penetrating the plate, but I think I know the answer. I got some spare soft armor if you want to donate a plate for science 🙂

  7. Mark D. (verified owner)

    Duper lightweight

  8. Brenden (verified owner)

    Fast shipping. Light plates with superior protection.

  9. Kirk A. (verified owner)

    This is by far the lightest and most comfortable armor I have ever worn! It’s amazing the protection it provides considering the plates weigh 3/4’s less than my old plates & carrier!!! Simply awesome!

  10. Burt Craft (verified owner)

    Great products from great people! Fast delivery and awesome customer service.

  11. STEPHEN P. (verified owner)

    light, thin, and bulletproof. All things I’m not without this plate…

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome, super lightweight plates, almost feels like not wearing anything at only a little over 5lbs. I’ve ordered level IV plates from them too and they always ship fast and first time there was a circular steel target in there as a gift!! Awesome company wouldn’t hesitate to buy from them again.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good armor plate so far. Would like to test it with some 556 rounds but still haven’t had a chance.

  14. David Lam (verified owner)

    Got these recently for a lighter weight than my level 4s. I will definitely say that these are amazing at 2.5 lbs. well made product! Put them in my Banshee carrier with ease. I feel confident in its protection. Speedy arrival, packed in bubble wrap that was impressive to keep their product safe. I had some questions and customer service was efficient and precise. I’m actually super impressed at how easy and pleasant it was to purchase these that I’m already planning on getting more plates from this company!

  15. Steven W. (verified owner)

    I decided to go with RMA because the owner was a Marine, and also because it was made in the USA. As a former Infantry Marine I know that gear has to be as light and durable as can be. These plates are as light as my soft armor and just as comfortable. These plates came packaged perfectly, and had enough bubble wrap to stop a nuclear blast. They were also wrapped very nicely with attention to detail. I’ve already purchased another set of plates from here with a higher protection level, and I’m just as happy with them. I have this set of plates in my Slickster plate carrier from Ferro Concepts, and my other set will be going in a Crye precision JPC. Overall I’m completely happy with my purchase.

  16. Timothy (verified owner)

    Aint got shot yet so 5 stars, I will be sure to update if I do. If I get shot and don’t survive, my will executor will change the 5 stars to a 1.

  17. Daniel Rego (verified owner)

    Great lightweight plate. Highly recommended

  18. Thomas (verified owner)

    Thin and light

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