SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate (Sold Individually)

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SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate

SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate Specification Sheet

by Joe

We're proud to offer the best ceramic protection available at this weight and price. This was an easy staff pick thanks in part to the mountains we had to move to get this plate made. If you're looking to avoid the safety and quality issues of steel plates in a great ceramic package for steel-plate price, then there isn't any deal better. The video linked below was posted by ESSTAC with a plate they bought and paid for. We had no idea they were going to do this but it does show what the plate is capable of. If you've never seen what it looks like when you shoot a loaded PMAG on a carrier, you should definitely check it out. OH, and M855A1. Yes, A1.

The SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate is non-certified Stand Alone armor that is made exclusively for SKD Armor, LLC by Tencate Advanced Armor USA, and has been independently tested to the Complete NIJ 0101.04 Type IV Testing Protocol. Weighing in at only 6 3/4 lbs, the SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate offers incredible value in a sub 7 lb package.

Manufactured with ceramic and composite materials, this single curve plate represents the best lightweight Level IV Stand Alone Plate value on the market today. All SKD Armor plates are warrantied against manufacturer defects for 5 years from the date of issue.

The SKD Armor 10 x 12 Level IV Stand Alone Plate fits the following plate carriers:

  • PIG Plate Carrier
  • PIG BRIG (dedicated size coming soon!)
  • Mayflower APC, Small
  • Marz PC, Med
  • Paraclete SOHPC, Small/Med
  • Ferro Concepts The Slickster
  • Ferro Concepts Slickster.1
  • First Spear First On
  • First Spear STT
  • First Spear STT.1
  • First Spear The Slick, Med
  • Blue Force Gear Plate Minus, Small or Medium
  • Shellback Banshee


  • 5
    Excellent service!

    Posted by Brian on 26th Jun 2020

    I have been very pleased with the timely, and efficient service from SKD Tactical. Emails have been responded to, and products shipped. I was amazed at how quickly my product shipped. I will definitely be shopping with SKD Tactical again.

  • 5
    All around solid experience

    Posted by Aaron Blair on 1st May 2020

    Plates look great and professionally finished. Very fast turnaround time even during a very high demand time. Easy to work with and highly recommended.

  • 5
    Great build quality & fit

    Posted by Nomad Rex on 13th Apr 2020

    These plates are awesome. I love the cut, which allows me to comfortably shoulder a rifle and move effortlessly. I'm no pro, but these work great for my application.

  • 3
    It might be for you if

    Posted by Sandbox on 4th Apr 2020

    I bought it for use with pig carrier as a back plate as a counterweight for 10x12 carbine plate with full mags and it does that just fine. If however, you use a hydration bladder or ice plate then the extra heft is excessive and the single curve can apply pressure that isn't my preferred tempur-pedic solution. The price is higher than comparable plates but the weight is enough lower to justify it. If you normally wear AS steelies then this would be an upgrade in almost all regards except for thickness and curve. Final thoughts, it is Good and could be kind of great for certain situations if it was offered in multi-curve.

  • 5
    Good shipping

    Posted by V. W. on 4th Apr 2020

    Ordered armor plate from SKD, fast shipping considering mailing the affidavit as well. From order to my doorstep in less than 10 days. Great communication as well!

  • 5
    The Best Level IV Stand-Alone Plates for the $.

    Posted by Dave Beaman on 16th Jan 2020

    I ordered a pair of these plates for my PIG carrier and couldn't be more pleased. The lack of NIJ certification isn't a problem for me - at all - after watching it stop an M855A1 round on top of numerous other hits, I was sold. They ride well and appear to be very well made. SKD only sells the "good stuff!"

  • 5
    Great sale for holidays

    Posted by Samuel Little on 9th Jan 2020

    Needed just one plate most places sell them in pairs, got just one in the cut, weight, and size I wanted at a great price.

  • 5
    Awesome! The reason I buy from SKD.

    Posted by J.D. on 13th Dec 2019

    Plates are light, comfortable, and fit my carrier (STT) perfectly. I’m trying to influence the commander of the team to get the whole team outfitted. On top of quality gear, SKD has excellent service and are ready to answer any and all emailed questions. Great all around and trustworthy company.

  • 5
    SKD is DOPE

    Posted by Bobby Walla on 9th Oct 2019

    The sling is flat out awesome just like SKD!