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Level IV Side Armor Plate SET 6″x6″ (Model #1155SP)

(60 customer reviews)


NIJ .06 Compliant Body Armor

Level 4 Body Armor Side Plates sold as a SET of 2

Each Level IV 6×6 side plate weighs 2.47lbs

Side Plates are Compatible with the 0331 Side Plate Pouch Set

Need Level 4 Armor for your Agency? Fill out the Law Enforcement Quote Form


11 in stock

SKU: RMA-1155sp-6x6-Set Categories: ,

Sweeten the Deal, Add an RMA Trauma Pad to your order!

Trauma Pad 10x12



RMA’s Level IV (Model #1155sp) 6×6 side plate SET is a cost effective, multi-hit rated, NIJ .06 compliant plate that offers superior Level IV protection to the vital organs above your hips. 6″x6″ side armor plates are the most commonly worn accessory plates on the market. Professionally wrapped, water resistant, and manufactured 100% at RMA’s factory in Centerville, Iowa to defeat rifle rounds up to and including 30.06 M2AP rounds. Side armor plates are designed to provide additional protection to vital organs from ballistic threats and shrapnel where torso plates do not provide coverage.

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.


If you already own a plate carrier, please check with the manufacturer to ensure that your plate carrier accepts side armor. The Shellback SF Plate Carrier has built-in side armor plate pouches into the cummerbund. The Condor MOPC plate carrier, Shellback Banshee and Banshee 2.0, along with the Crye Precision JPC 1.0 and 2.0 do not accept side armor on their own. Accordingly, we have three side armor plate pouches you can attach to your carrier. Firstly, the 0331 Tactical Side Armor Pouch. Secondly, the Condor Side Armor Pouch. Lastly, the Shellback Tactical Side Plate Pouch set.

Level IV Side Plate Specs

Level IV Side Plate Ballistic Lab Report

Which Body Armor Is Right For Me?


  • Stand Alone Armor
  • Full Edge-to-Edge Protection on its 6″ x 6″ Strikeface
  • Warranty: 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Armor Shape: Single-Curve
  • Armor Cut: Side Armor Cut
  • Weight: 2.47 lbs per plate
  • Thickness: 1″
  • Armor Build: Alumina Oxide Ceramic & Polyethylene
  • 600 Denier Water Resistant Cover
  • NIJ 0101.06 Compliant (Side Plates cannot be certified)
  • 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 5.0 lbs

60 reviews for Level IV Side Armor Plate SET 6″x6″ (Model #1155SP)

  1. Trevor (verified owner)

    Lightweight and solid, durable construction. Haven’t been shot while wearing them yet, so I can’t attest to their protection, but I trust RMA’s specs.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great quality, perfect fit on the side. Allows for good movement and comfort.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I chose RMA plates for a contingency set, after watching several videos in which plates that were tested showed minimal back-face deformation, when shot with the rounds that each plate was rated for. Combined with trauma pads, I’m confident that most soft-tissue damage or incapacitation resulting from a strike, would be well mitigated. For this specific price range, I could not find a better alternative, which has received the same amount of public testing, or which has produced the same back-face deformation results.

    Very niceeeeee, I like.

  4. Daniel (verified owner)

    Great quality, fast shipping

  5. Stefon H. (verified owner)

    Awesome product great quality

  6. Henri (verified owner)

    By far the EXCELLENCE in my Shellback Tactical Elite 3.0 Plate Carrier side pouches. They are comfortable, dont get in the way. Of my Drum Pouches, which are a snug fit. A must have for Professionals!

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Overall purchasing and shipment was phenomenally fast. On the products, first thing’s first, side plates will always be more cumbersome, that’s just the reality of it. RMA plates however comes highly recommended; good curvature, slim construction and light weight and with minimal snag points or hot spots will ensure that you can wear them for an extended period of time without feeling any significant discomfort. Ultimately, the peace of mind of wearing RMA’s products will overshadow all discomfort, you will get used to the minimal extra weight very quickly.

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Make the multicurve plates 4 pounds lighter and level 4+. Do that AND keep your prices around 300-350 a plate and you WILL dominate and be No.1 in the civilian market, without question. I love this company and the products you make. GET IT DONE GENTLEMAN, we need that product!

  9. Anatoliy Tataryn (verified owner)


  10. Pawel (verified owner)

    First of all the order was shipped promptly and discretely. The set Fits nicely into Visim carrier’s built-in side pockets. Thinking about buying more of these or similar inexpensive carriers with different colors and camo patterns.

  11. Shaun (verified owner)

    Plates look great in new condition.

  12. Dakota Maynor (verified owner)

    Pleased with the qaulity.

  13. Aaron G. (verified owner)

    Using a competitors steel armor to this armor the weight difference, but what matters is the level of protection, I get better protection. These plates seem high quality I wouldn’t go with any other brand.

  14. devon day (verified owner)

    They may or may not send you your entire order or only half of what you payed for from my experience. Buy at your own risk. But I’d reccomend going elsewhere

    • Cory (store manager)

      Devon, we again apologize about this inconvenience. Our records indicate that you had sent our customer service team an email regarding this. Within 14 hours our team has emailed you back letting you know the missing product would be shipped out, and it was delivered a few days later. Ultimately, we should have gotten the order right the first time, but we don’t think your review is fair.

  15. Christopher M. (verified owner)

    RMA provides the best LVL IV armor for the price on the market highly recommend.

  16. Logan (verified owner)

    Untested, but trusted. Bought to match my 1155 multicurve plates. Fits tight in my Agilite side plate pouches, but they don’t shift while running, which is nice.

  17. Michael G. (verified owner)

    Better than level 3!

  18. Craig B. (verified owner)

    Great Product – Great Price!

  19. Michael Mazerolle (verified owner)

    Great product. Great delivery time . I would definitely recommend this company !

  20. Justin (verified owner)

    Got to me quickly, and fit in my plate carrier perfectly! Very happy with the product!

  21. Jose Luis Salazar Jr (verified owner)

    Great product and fast shipping!!! Thanks RMA!!!

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plates look well built RMA is who i trust, wish i had them while i was active duty

  23. Robert (verified owner)

    Super fast shipping. Everything looks good! Great quality!!

  24. Daniel (verified owner)

    Very competitive pricing, lead time. For side plates was 4 to 5 weeks. They shipped within one week which was very impressive. You can tell RMA offer plates that are top notch in quality and capabilities and at a price that allows almost anyone to afford such an essential piece of equipment.

  25. Jack (verified owner)

    Delivered Early!

  26. Daley Saxton (verified owner)

    Have yet to be shot wearing these. But they seem really nice. Price is fair enough. Fills out the side panels on my LBT 6094 nicely. I’d recommend them to the homies. Depending on how 2021 goes, I may or may not get back to yall on the ballistic performance. Stay swole kings!

  27. Michael C. (verified owner)

    Very impressed with the quality of the side plates.

  28. Zachary T. (verified owner)

    Great quality. Curvature is just right for me.

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lighter than I’d expected. Great service.

  30. Albert B. (verified owner)

    They are out of the way very well built

  31. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The Plates comboed with the Banshee Elite 2.0 provided a snug fit for a 5’6″ 200lbs person. This plate carrier does require separate side plate pouches to equip the side plates. Very pleased with this product.

  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The only level IV sideplates on the market

  33. Christopher (verified owner)

    Fit I the side pouch is great.

  34. Andrew (verified owner)

    Came wrapped very well to ensure no damage to plates occurred during shipping which made me very happy

  35. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A great addition to the main plates to protect the heart and lungs from side shots.

  36. Abraham M. (verified owner)

    Very nice 6x6s. They’re appropriately thick, so I had to modify the Crye carrier a bit. Just slightly heavier than other composites, but obviously lighter than 500 steel.

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Nice looking plates, Great quality, received the plates soon than expected. I definitely would recommend these.

  38. Mason S. (verified owner)

    Good side plates that do what they advertise. On the heavier side, but it’s not a complaint at the price point.

  39. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Awesome and Top Notch. I’d buy again!

  40. Major A. (verified owner)

    Fits well in my Condor plate carrier. Glad for the coverage from such a well made product

  41. Derek (verified owner)

    I like these plates. They serve their purpose which is to prevent getting hit in the side. My only wish is that RMA would utilize the lighter weight on the G2 armor plate with these littler guys.

  42. Michael W. (verified owner)

    Side plates shipped much more quickly than the full size front / back plates. Quality appears fantastic as always! Would recommend and I will be ordering again.

  43. Bryan Ruud (verified owner)

    Good service and quality appearing product

  44. Johnny S. (verified owner)

    Great lightweight set and covered in some nice moisture wicking fabric. Curved nicely and comfortable. Nothing more to say. If you need side plates, you can’t go wrong with these.

  45. Scott B. (verified owner)

    Great armor great price

  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great plates

  47. Robert (verified owner)

    Great Price and quality and fast shipping.

  48. Clint Johnson (verified owner)

    high quality product

  49. Jason Freeburn (verified owner)

    These plates are perfect! This was my 3rd purchase from RMA. And it won’t be my last!

  50. Anonymous (verified owner)

    RMA is worth supporting. Great people and great products. Everything to date has been quality.

  51. Eric F. (verified owner)

    Wish I could have got these on the 99 dollars for a set deal but with all of the other discounts and near free shipping I can’t complain plates feel great and do not add much weight. Will buy one or 2 extra sets to store

  52. Jason (verified owner)

    Great deal! And excellent customer service. Keep up the good work!

  53. Anonymous (verified owner)

    These plates are my second purchase from RMA and built with the same quality and attention to detail as the full size plates. They fit perfect and

  54. Anonymous (verified owner)

    These small plates come in handy for vests that have side pocket for panels. A lot of armor vest that I have experienced only had soft panels so these level 4 side plates come in handy.

  55. Andrew P. T. (verified owner)

    Great 👍🏼 price 💵 for a great product!

  56. Nicholas (verified owner)

    Items are as described with fast shipping. Many fly by night companies do not do the heat, drop and water submersion testing per NIJ01.01.06 but claim “compliance” nearly all RMA products exceed these additional tests as well with certification. There’s no better product at that price. High grade armor at appropriate prices.

  57. THOMAS CROSBY (verified owner)

    Phenomenal company, outstanding customer service and prompt shipping. I genuinely enjoy doing business with this company!

  58. Armando (verified owner)

    Simply awesome not only that but I got that coffee from black rifle company and I am a happy man

  59. Aaron Elliott (verified owner)

    Awesome stuff! I’ve done some research on other companies. This is the place you want to get your armor.

  60. Antonio Gonzales (verified owner)

    Did not know that the plates were that small, i did not buy a vest with the need of side plates. But it looks to be a great product.

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