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Ace Link Armor 5x19 Bulletproof Side Soft Panel Level IIIA

Ace Link Armor

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Shipping Time

Orders will ship as soon as possible (depending on the manufacturer) usually between 1-14 weeks. Furthermore, most our ballistic products are custom/made to order and will be dispatched based on the manufacturers estimated lead times. Lead times represent the time it takes the manufacturer to create a product, complete it, and deliver it to a customer.

In addition, there are factors that can impact lead times which include lack of raw materials, and order volume. Again, shipping/Lead times can take between 1-14 weeks

Reminder: Most our ballistic products are custom/made to order and therefore, all sales are final and cannot be canceled once the manufacturing process has begun.

Please refer to our manufacturer lead times below. Depending on the product/brand, the estimated delivery times are stated.

Lead Times by Manufacturer

  • AR500 Armor 2-12 Weeks
  • Bullet Blocker 4-8 Weeks
  • Wonder Hoodie 3 Weeks
  • Legacy Safety & Security 1-4 Weeks
  • 221B Tactical 1-6 Weeks
  • Level-4 Armor 2-4 Weeks
  • Ace Link Armor 2-14 Weeks
  • Predator Armor 3-5 Weeks
  • B.A.O. Tactical 4-5 Weeks
  • Atomic Defense 4-5 Weeks
  • Caliber Armor 2-4 Weeks
  • Tactical Scorpion Gear 2-4 Weeks

Additionally, if you ordered multiple products, some of your order may come in separate packages or even different times because products may be from different manufacturers.

Shipping Cost

We offer free standard shipping on all orders (subject to change)

Order Confirmation

Upon placing an order with Bulletproof Equipped, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. Once your order has been recorded in our system and your form of payment has been pre-authorized, we will follow up within the specified timeframe for lead times. An email containing tracking details will be dispatched once the order has been shipped.

Tracking Your Order

You may track your order on our website by visiting the track my order page.

Here you will be able to track your order status via the tracking number provided for your order.

*Please note that we do not offer shipping to Connecticut or New York due to the states body armor laws.

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NOTE: Most our ballistic products are made to order. Shipping is based on manufacturer lead times. Estimated lead times are stated on our shipping page. Depending on the product type, orders ship between 1-14 Weeks. By placing an order, you understand & agree to our shipping policy.

Estimated Lead Time - 4 Weeks

The 5x19 bulletproof side panel is made of a flexible, yet durable material that can withstand bullets up to .44 Magnum. This soft armor is the best way to keep yourself safe and protected while on the go. Whether you are walking through a crowded city or hiking in the woods, these side armor panels will give you peace of mind knowing that you are well protected. 

  • Tested in NTS Chesapeake to defeat threats as per NIJ.06 level IIIA
  • Stops 9mm, Shotgun slugs, .45 Gap, .45 ACP, 10mm, .44 Magnum, as well as foreign made weapons such as 9mm Makarov.
  • Ultra-light construction of Uni Directional Aramid layers.
  • Nylon TPU cover to keep the moisture out.
  • Ultrasonic sealed.
  • TSA Approved.
  • 1.1 Lbs. (per panel)
  • 8 years Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Manufactured in the U.S.

What is soft body armor?

Soft body armor is used in bulletproof vests and is designed to be lightweight, flexible, and comfortable while providing different levels of personal protection against both gunshots and knife attacks. However, ballistic armor and stab-proof armor are different from each other.

What can soft body armor stop?

Soft armor is designed to defeat handgun threats, and it is available in multiple threat protection levels. According to the NIJ, which is the authority that sets the standards for Body armor in the US, there are three protection levels of soft armor. These are level IIA, Level II, and Level IIIA.

Level II armor is almost obsolete, and level II and IIA protection are the most common in the US. level II ballistic armor stops pistol rounds up to a .357 magnum. It will also stop common rounds like .380 ACP, and 9mm. Level 2 soft armor is very light and thin, making it ideal for concealable body armor.

Level IIIA soft armor stops almost all popular handgun rounds, at higher velocities. It is tested using .44 magnum, and .357 sig flat nose bullets, and can take multiple hits from them, and all smaller handgun calibers like .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .357 magnum. Some larger handgun rounds, like the 500 magnums, and 50 AE can’t be stopped by level IIIA protection armor.

How long does soft body armor last?

Body armor deteriorates with time. Many environmental factors, like heat, and moisture can affect the fibers of soft armor, and if you wear it again and again, certain points can get deformed to create weak spots.

Typically, most body armor manufacturers give their soft armor vest a shelf life of 5 years. Though your vest will work after that as well, it might have weak points, which are not as effective at stopping incoming rounds. Some manufacturers, like the Ace Link armor, offer the most durable and reliable soft armor panels, which have a shelf life of up to 8 years.

Will soft ballistic panels stop a rifle round?

No, soft armor is not designed to protect against rifle rounds. Level IIIA soft armor, which is the highest level of soft armor, can only protect against pistol calibers. The best way to beat any kind of armor is speed, and as we know, rifle rounds are moving a lot faster than pistol rounds. They can easily rip through the Kevlar fibers and penetrate multiple layers of level IIIA soft armor.

Can soft armor take multiple shots?

Yes, according to the NIJ, soft armor panels are tested to take six shots of the largest caliber they are designed to defeat. Then again, depending on the caliber, most bulletproof vests can take a lot more shots, provided the vest isn’t shot at the same exact spot again and again. Ace Link Armor’s soft armor panels can take dozens of rounds. However, you shouldn’t rely on armor that has been damaged to protect you. Once your soft armor is shot, it’s best to replace it.

Can soft body armor be worn in school?

Yes, in most states it’s legal to own, carry and wear body armor in any public area, including schools. However, in Louisiana, it is illegal for anyone to wear body armor on school premises, on school trips, or during any school-sponsored functions. There is an exception for people who may need to wear armor for their jobs, for instance, a security guard, or a police officer who may visit a school. However, in Louisiana, students can wear a backpack that may have a soft bulletproof insert or a ballistic Panel. If a student needs to use body armor in school for any specific reason, they need written permission from the principal of the school. You should still check the laws that apply in your state.

How to clean soft body armor

If you are wearing a soft armor bulletproof vest all day, it will get dirty from sweat, and dust, and it can also start to smell bad. Therefore, it is important to clean your vest, however, you should put it in a washing machine. Soft armor is not machine washable. Water can damage and loosen Kevlar fibers and deteriorate their ballistic protection capabilities. When you must clean your armor, you should remove the armor inserts from the carrier vest. Then you can wash the vest in a machine and hang it to dry. Make sure that the vest is completely dry before you re-insert the armor panels and don’t use fabric softeners.

You may also need to clean your ballistic panels after some time. To do so, you need to make sure that the waterproof cover of the panel is not damaged. Then you can use a wet whip or a slightly damp cloth to clean the surface of the ballistic panels. Make sure not to use bleach wipes, which can damage the armor. Dry the panels using a dry cloth immediately after cleaning and let them air dry completely before putting them back into the bulletproof vest.