Providing the most comfortable and concealable armor on the market since 2013.
CATI HIT Training System since 2017.
FROM CUT TO FINISH...In House! We do it all and we do it right!
** This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor.**
About our Armor:
What types of Armor Plate do we use?
AR500 Armor Plate is a high hardness (HH) steel used for High Impact and Abrasion Resistant (AR) applications. To be effective in armor applications to perform to NIJ Level 3 standards, this plate should be in the 505-530 range on the Brinnell Harness Scale. Level 3 is rated for M80 Ball at 2800 Feet per second, all AK variants and defeats Green Tip M855 as well at 50 feet out of a 16 inch barrel.
AR600 Armor Plate is an Ultra High Harness (UHH) steel used in the most demanding of armor applications. While it is not a true NIJ rating, it achieves the level of Level 3+. What this means is that in addition to performing at NIJ Level 3 standards, it also is Special Threat tested to the 5.56 round of M193 up to 3100 feet per second. Level 3 steels to not protect against that velocity. Defeats all lower threats and special threat tested for M193.
Plate Coating Options:
What we use: We utilize a Rhino Linings Industrial product that is recommended and developed specifically for anti-splatter (spalling) mitigation by Rhino Linings Military Research and Development. This is a premium coating that costs 30% more than standard truck bed liner coatings provided by others. The only other product on the market that is equal in properties is Line-X PAXCON.
Base Coat: Is a light coating of the ballistic steel to seal the armor from environmental elements. This coating provides no measurable splatter mitigating properties. Single or Double Base coats do not add splatter mitigating properties. They only make your armor heavier. You need at least ¼ inch to be effective.
Build-Up Coat: At a minimum of ¼ inch of coating is applied to the strike face of the plate to mitigate splatter. Not all coatings or processes of application are created equal. The armor steel substraight must go through a 5 step process of Blasting, Cleaning, Etching, Priming, and Curing to achieve the proper adhesion of coating. You can see substandard build-up coatings separating from the armor plate in many videos after a single round. Videos of our build-up coatings perform and do not separate. This superior coating method produces the greatest splatter mitigating properties.
Plate Forming Options:
At the forefront of AR500/AR600 forming technology, we’ve created a “Patent Pending” protected process to achieve the greatest comfort, concealable and weight distributing steel armor plates on the market (Combat Quad-Bend). The CQB is our top of the line forming process and is modeled from Tier 1 Operator plate multi-curvature that is tried and true for comfort and tactical applications. This plate wears lighter than any other steel armor on the market. The CQB can be placed in front or rear configurations. Also produce CQB Training plates for the gym and cross training, called CATI HIT system.
Single Curve Plates:
Since the beginning of steel armor the single curve was the industry standard because it’s simplistic forming made it easy to produce. But the inherent problem with single curves is they do not follow the shape of your body, as you are not shaped like a 55 gallon barrel. Read (Real World vs. YouTube Mentality). As part of our “Patent Pending” forming technology, we’ve created the Advanced Single Curve. This curve fits your torso, but does not have the weight distributing properties of the upper chest curve. Without this curve it is not concealable and will appear heavier without distributing the weight to your chest. With the introduction of the Advanced Single Curve we are manufacturing the feel and performance of an expensive Tier 1 operator plate at a fraction of the cost in ballistic steel. If it was easy then someone else would be doing it. You will only find this comfort at CATI ARMOR. The Advanced Single Curve can be placed in either front or rear configurations.
Primarily for budget armor purchases, flat plates tend to teeter on your spine and make your plate carrier feel ridiculously uncomfortable. You are not flat like a wall.
Our trauma pads are manufactured by specifically designed high impact foam for protection from blunt force trauma. These pads are designed to be worn behind the ballistic plate. As an added value, we ultra-sonically sew each pad into waterproof rip-stop nylon for durability and sanitary reasons. Your trauma pad should be removed from degradation caused by moisture and movement to achieve long life and functionality. They are very lightweight and are a ¼ inch thin.
Insurance & Warranty:
We are fully insured for product liability and have a no “BS” manufacturer’s warranty. Your armor plates are warrantied for 10 years from the verifiable date of purchase against manufacturing defects. We are easy to work with if there are ever any issues needed addressing now or in the future.
By purchasing from C.A.T.I. Armor, LLC (“C.A.T.I. Armor”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms &Conditions”); furthermore, you represent, warrant, and confirm the following:
-We do not ship to out of country, Connecticut, FPO/APO, or any US Protectorate. This is the LAW!
- You are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in your state, province, or territory of residence at the time of purchase;
- You are not a felon;
- You are not legally barred from purchasing, possessing, or using the item(s) purchased;
- You are legally allowed to possess and use the item(s) in your state;
- Your purchase does not violate any local, state, or federal laws;
- You are not purchasing the item(s) for criminal or amoral purposes;
- You will only use the item(s) purchased for lawful purposes;
- You are purchasing the item(s) on your own behalf and not on behalf someone else in order to avoid complying with these Terms and Conditions;
- You assume all risk of use (or misuse) of the item(s) purchased;
- You understand that body armor is not bullet proof—IT IS ONLY BULLET RESISTANT, and if a bullet strikes you there is always a risk you will be injured or killed; and
- You agree, for yourself and your heirs, assigns, and agents, to fully and completely release, never bring any action in any court of law against, and to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless C.A.T.I. Armor for any and all liability stemming from your purchase, possession, or use of the item(s).
Illegally purchasing, possessing, or using body armor or other items sold by C.A.T.I. Armor may result in severe legal consequences for you, up to and including incarceration. C.A.T.I. Armor willfully cooperate with all criminal investigations. Non-law enforcement residents of Connecticut are prohibited from purchasing body armor.
C.A.T.I. Armor assumes NO LIABILITY for your use or misuse of any item(s) sold or donated, including without limitation any incidental or consequential liability. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANT ABILITY, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED.NO ORAL AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND SHALL BE BINDING UNLESS IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY C.A.T.I. ARMOR. Statements, images, or descriptions are informational only, and not made or given as a warranty in any way. C.A.T.I. Armor specifically disavows any other representation, warranty, or liability related to the condition or use of the items sold. C.A.T.I. Armor does not cover any consequential damages, and its liability is limited to repairing or replacing defective items. Every item is sold "AS IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS". The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the product is with the buyer.
These Terms & Conditions may be updated, revised, or changed without prior notice.
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