Best Body Armor [Tested]: Hard Plates ... - Pew Pew Tactical
AR500 Steel Plate Armor. Armor made from material such as AR500 steel is the most affordable hard armor on the market at around $70-100 a plate (you'll want a front and back). But it's also the heaviest at 8+ pounds each plate normally. It's seriously durable since most range targets are constructed out of AR500.