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Level 4 Body Armor Plate (Model #1155mc) **10×12 Multi-Curve**

(25 customer reviews)


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  • NIJ .06 Compliant Body Armor
  • Level 4 Body Armor is rated to defeat up to 30.06 M2AP
  • RMA’s Level IV 1155 is multi-hit capable


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Due to the popularity of RMA’s Level 4 body armor model 1155 single curve hard armor plate, we are now proud to offer a 10×12 MULTI-CURVE version of the 1155 plate! RMA’s Level IV body armor plate is a cost effective, multi-curve, multi-hit rated armor plate that offers full Level 4 edge-to-edge protection against 30.06 M2AP, m855a1, 7.62x54r and so much more.  This brand new armor plate is 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.

Plate Carrier Compatibility

As a 10″x12″ multi-curve, hard armor plate, the RMA 1155mc will fit into a majority of the same plate carriers that accept 10×12 single curve plates. Here are some of the best plate carriers that are compatible with model 1155mc body armor:

RMA 1155mc Body Armor Specs

RMA 1155mc Ballistic Lab Report

Which Body Armor Is Right For Me?


  • Stand Alone Armor
  • Full Edge-to-Edge Protection on its 10″ x 12″ Strikeface
  • Warranty: 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Armor Shape: Multi-Curve
  • Armor Cut: SAPI/ESAPI Cut (Shooter’s Cut)
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs
  • Thickness: 1″
  • Armor Build: Alumina Oxide Ceramic & Polyethylene
  • 600 Denier Water Resistant Cover
  • NIJ 0101.06 Tested
  • Low Cost Body Armor Solution
  • Made in Centerville, IA – USA
  • RMA Hard Armor Warranty Policy


What Rounds Will Level 4 Body Armor Defeat?

According to National Institute of Justice compliance standards, level 4 ceramic body armor plates are required to defeat one 7.62×63 (30.06) M2AP round with a backface deformation of 44mm or less. In RMA’s independent testing, the model 1155 level 4 armor plate defeats between 2-3 of those rounds (depending on shot placement), while passing back face deformation requirements as well.

Each of RMA’s level 4 plates are tested at NIJ approved testing laboratories, like Oregon Ballistics Lab (OBL), NTS-Wichita or others and our official test reports are listed available for anyone to see.

There are also many independent tests done on all of RMA’s Level 4 plates which can been seen on RMA’s Youtube page. Or you can search Youtube for “RMA Armament Level 4 Armor” and see a large amount of independent tests and reviews of our armor.

RMA’s level 4 body armor plates can also defeat a wide array of other common rifle rounds such as m855a1, m855 green tip, 7.62x54r, m80 NATO, 7.62.39 msc and much more. Please see our Body Armor Levels Ballistics Chart for a more basic representation of body armor ballistic standards.

You also may be wondering what can penetrate level 4 armor as well? One of the most common rounds we get asked about is a .50 cal. Currently, the NIJ 0101.06/07 standard does not list .50 BMG as a test round – though in independent testing, our model 1189 level 4 body armor plate has stopped a .50 BMG from 100 yards. Here’s the evidence! It’s important to note that the plate held the round, the back face deformation and energy transfer would still be enough to kill you. Our advice? Don’t get shot by a .50 cal.

Can Civilians Own Level 4 Body Armor?

Absolutely. We sell Level 4 armor to all law-abiding U.S. citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, member of the Military, etc. There is only one exception. Because of state laws, Connecticut does not allow online sales of body armor. While it is legal to own armor in Connecticut as a civilian, purchasing it must be a face to face transaction.

It’s possible that more states will implement laws restricting armor in the future, so it’s your job to know your state’s laws regarding it.

However, it is illegal for any felon to own armor in the United States.

How is Level 4 Body Armor Made?

Level IV body armor is the highest level of armor on the market, built to be the most rugged armor among all the body armor levels. As such, the main components of all level 4 armor is a ceramic strike face and a composite backer. But that’s where plates diverge between companies.

RMA builds its NIJ .06 certified 1155 level 4 plates with an alumina oxide ceramic strike face and a polyethylene composite backer. The ceramic serves to break apart the armor piercing rounds, which allows the composite backer to act as a catcher’s mitt and catch the remaining bullet fragments and reduce the energy impact transferred to the body.

As level 4 body armor goes up in price, it’s because it’s built with lighter weight ceramic (either silicon carbide or boron carbide) and a lighter polyethylene material used for a backer. Typically, the lighter the ballistic material, the more expensive it is. Please see the “Details” section on each of our product pages to see the materials RMA utilizes to manufacture them.

What Happens if I Drop My Level 4 Body Armor?

If you happen to drop your level 4 body armor, train with it, or are one of those guys who toss your rig around after you take it off, your armor from RMA should be just fine.

RMA’s level 4 body armor plates are built with a protective padding on the strike face to aid in the protection of the ceramic, ensuring it doesn’t crack under normal use. However, we do suggest that you take care of your armor as best you can, to ensure it performs to its highest level of protection.

What is the World's Strongest Body Armor?

To our knowledge, our very own model 1189 level 4 hard armor plate is the strongest body armor in the world. To prove it, we had a plate tested at Oregon Ballistics Laboratory to not only stop SIX 30.06 M2AP rounds, but also pass the backface deformation requirement of 44mm or less. You can review that testing data here: 6 Hit Test Report

We’ve spoken to dozens of people in the industry over the years who’ve yet to hear of a single 10″x12″ body armor plate capable of performing such a feat. That’s why we claim our model 1189 level iv body armor plate is the strongest body armor in the world!

What Size Armor Plate Do I Need?

You can figure out what size armor plate you need with a tape measure. You want the plate width to be just inside your nipples. As far as the height of the armor is concerned, you want to measure from the top of the sternum down to one or two inches above the belly button – when you are sitting down, relaxed.

A majority (75-80%) of people wear a 10″x 12″ or a multi-curve medium armor plate.

Can I leave RMA Body Armor in My Car?

One of the most common armor questions we get is in regards to its temperature sensitivity. Simply put, RMA’s ceramic armor will continue to work as intended in just about any temperature environment. During NIJ .06 certification testing, each plate is left in a temperature chamber for two weeks, where the temperature changes periodically, from temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 194 degrees. The varying temperature changes over those two weeks ensure that the materials used in building armor plates can maintain their form and function. The temperature test is done on each test before it is ballistically tested for compliance.

So can you leave your armor in the trunk of your car in Texas, Florida, etc and rely on it to perform? Simply put. Yes.



**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.



25 reviews for Level 4 Body Armor Plate (Model #1155mc) **10×12 Multi-Curve**

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Some people say they are heavy, I say just do some squats and the plates will take care of the rest. The plates are very comfortable…

  2. Mark P. (verified owner)

    Seems pretty well made, but mine came with a 1-inch slit in the fabric near the corner. Not too happy about that. I did not contact customer service. UPDATE: Well, customer service contacted me after seeing my review, and their response was swift, very responsive, and professional. They sent me a shipping label and offered to fix it for me. Bravo RMA Armament, bravo. Now that was money well spent.

  3. Nick (verified owner)

    outstanding quality

  4. Zachary (verified owner)

    Super happy with you guys excellent service excellent product i just wish the lighter version didnt cost so much thanks for everything guys!

  5. Geoffrey (verified owner)

    This is my second set of 1155 MC and that should speak for itself. They are well made and I firmly believe they will do their job should the time come. They are currently in an Agilite K19 and the weight isn’t even noticed. They were a snug fit for the K19 but not an issue. The curved vs original 1155 are night and day and I strongly recommend the curved. For the people that are concerned about weight… yes, they are a bit heavy, but these are designed to stop a myriad of rounds and I believe they will. I don’t have any issues with the size or weight and I’m perfectly content with my purchase.

  6. Philip M. (verified owner)

    Shipping was timely and everything was securely packaged. The plates were as advertised and they even threw in a small steel target.

  7. Chad (verified owner)

    Did the research and RMA was top rated for value and performance. The plates are well made with good fit and finish. Hopefully I never find out how well they actually work, but I’m confident if I do, I’ll still be around to tell the story.

  8. Skylar J. (verified owner)

    Couldn’t be happier with my purchase and It will be hard to find another product to compete in price, quality, shipping and much more.

  9. Eddie Dickerson (verified owner)

    Shipped fast and excellent quality. Fortunately, I haven’t had to “test” the plates but I have no doubt they will perform as intended.

  10. Dammon W. (verified owner)

    I have been very pleased with the past 4 plates I have, I am planning to purchase more in the coming year. I am very pleased with the quality and price of yiur products I am looking forward to doing more business with you. And thank you for a great product.

  11. Brian (verified owner)

    Comfortable and works with my current vest

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with my multi curve level 4 plates. I cannot recommend rma enough. So comfortable and and they fit me great! They made sure to ship them safely and promptly. I will be recommending RMA to everyone I know.

  13. Jose Jimenez (verified owner)

    Shippped fast. Kinda heavy but thats to be expected for the price. Very satisfied

  14. Thomas S. (verified owner)

    Fits well in my Defense Mechanisms MEPC.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent service. Fast shipping time. Hopefully will never have to use 🤗

  16. Ian (verified owner)

    These plates are great. The fit of the multi curve plate is great and the price can’t be beat. I’d buy again.

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Came well packed and clean. Hopefully will never need to put them to the test but their heft and thickness are reassuring nonetheless.

  18. Chris Abbett (verified owner)

    Quality product for a great price

  19. Steve (verified owner)

    Seems like the best product for your buck, hopefully I never have to test it. The only thing I left a star off for was because the nylon/neoprene/whatever cover was damaged and separating at the edges of the plate. Not a big deal I think because it’s in a carrier, so I didn’t return it, but overall almost a perfect order. Easy to overlook because of a very reasonable price.

    • RMA-Webmaster (store manager)

      Steve, thank you for your order and your review. We apologize for tear in the lycra cover, which, unfortunately occurred in transit. While it doesn’t affect the ballistic integrity of the plate, you’re more than welcome to reach out to customerservice@rmadefense.com if you’d like a replacement.

  20. Joseph Rodriguez (verified owner)

    Best armor ever!

  21. bravozero588 (verified owner)

    Decided to get the multicurve version of the 1155’s I already have and like quite a bit. Once they arrived, I took my older single curve plates out of my Defense Mechanisms MEPC and popped these multicurve plates in, and my goodness do they make a world of difference in comfort. The curves at the top and bottom of the plate press it against you so you feel the entire plate resting against you. They weigh the same and fit the same in the MEPC. The only negative I’ll give the plates is the QC could be a little better, both plates had different MFG dates and one of them is a few millimeters taller, while the other had a somewhat sharp edge on the lower left corner which I put some electrical tape over in case it tears the plate fabric. Other than that, these are a big win and I hope RMA sells the sh*t out of these.

  22. Andrew Beveridge

    Incredibly impressive bang-for-your-buck when considering this product’s level of protection, comfort, and customer service. RMA did an amazing job getting an issue with my order corrected quickly and my order shipped even more quickly! I’ve already recommended RMA to my friends and will continue to use them for any future armor purchases!

  23. Mike B. (verified owner)

    Fits better than gen 1 single curve plates. Same weight, size and thickness. Awesome company and fast ship times.

  24. sanleunam (verified owner)

    Having the gen1 1155 for almost a year now and they are great but as soon as they announce the new ones I had to upgrade. The plates in itself are great the new Multicurve makes a huge diference when wearing it all day. For reference I’m 5 10″ 190lb it provides all the coverage for my needs. The reason why I gave it 4 out of 5 stats is that on my 1st order UPS manage to damage the plates not RMAs fault, on the second go around the plates were better packaged and protected but one of the plates came with a small nick in the edge (cover). Then again this is all part of the shipping process at times and with the Covid situation I think RMA provides the best quality plates for the price without the insane lead times of other companies. Definitely will come and get another pair in the future.

  25. smith17qrf (verified owner)

    Plates are very comfortable. Same weight as gen1 #1155 single curve. Fits well in multiple carriers. Great product, phenomenal customer service, and shipping was high speed AF. As a former Operator I Trust My Life To RMA.

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