RMA Defense Lightweight Level IV Plate Model 1165

Product Code: RMA-1165SC-1012

Availability:In stock

$249.99 249.99


RMA Defense Lightweight Level IV Plate Model 1165

Level IV NIJ .06 Tested Hard Armor Plate, Stand Alone, Shooter's Cut, Single Curve, 10x12

The average lead time on these plates is 1 to 2 weeks on small orders, larger orders can expect 4 to 5 weeks.

The price listed is for one plate.

Lightweight Level 4 plates aren’t new–but they are at this price. RMA is proud to introduce their brand new 1165 lightweight level 4 plates. Evolving from the tried-and-true high-performance 1155 design, these plates cut weight, thickness, and price. It’s the best value in American-made body armor. Made from 100% American materials, we combined our high performance multi-hit capable Alumina Oxide strike face with a lightweight Dyneema UHMWPE backer to create affordable lightweight level 4 plates.

Shed Weight, Not Dollars

RMA 1165 Lightweight Level 4 plates are the ultimate expression of our mission; to make the world’s best body armor available for all Americans. Typically, manufacturers save weight by using lighter weight ceramics like silicon and boron. RMA does that too, but it comes at a cost. Their 1192 series is a fantastic lightweight level 4 plate, but is more on the expensive side. Boron/Silicon carbide is more expensive to make, and thus ultimately results in a more expensive plate.

RMA wondered if there were other ways to save weight while keeping costs down. Legendary Dyneema UHMWPE was the answer. This high strength material works as a lightweight backer to their famous RMA alumina strike face. While this requires a bit more labor and machine time, it cuts about 1.5 lbs from the weight of their best-selling 1155 plate. You can expect both high performance and low weight from their new 1165 plates. And your wallet? It will stay a little heavier at such an affordable price.

Plus, they’ve slimmed the 1165 down to only 0.8 inches thin. Save weight, save thickness, and save money.

Pair their 1165 10X12 plates with one of BAO's line of best-selling Dynamic Plate Carriers for the best value in protection, mobility, and price.


  • Stand Alone Level 4 Armor
  • Full Edge-to-Edge Protection on its 10″ x 12″ Strikeface
  • Warranty: 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Armor Shape: Single-Curve
  • Armor Cut: Shooter’s Cut (like SAPI)
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs
  • Thickness: 0.8″
  • Armor Build: Alumina Oxide Ceramic & Dyneema Polyethylene
  • 600 Denier Water Resistant Cover
  • NIJ 0101.06 Tested
  • Low Cost, Lightweight Body Armor Solution
  • Free Incident Replacement (If our armor saved your life, please let us know!)
  • Made in Centerville, IA – USA

Protection Information:

Armor-Piercing Rifle Fire up to 30-06 M2AP
  • 9x19mm
  • .40 S&W
  • .357 Sig
  • .45 ACP
  • .44 Magnum
  • 12 Gauge
  • 5.56x45 M193
  • 5.56x45 M855
  • 5.56x45 M855A1
  • 7.62x39 
  • 7.62x39 MSC
  • 7.62x51 M80 NATO
  • 7.62x63 AP

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