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    Body Armor

    I have never really shopped for body armor...nor have I really a need to get any...

    However, this deal showed up in my FB feed and was curious about it. The price seems too good to be true, and with body armor, I don't want to mess around with junk. I have been playing with the idea of purchasing this plate carrier and armor, but I don't want garbage gear. $162 for a carrier and a plate does seem like a good deal...but too good of a deal?

    Has anybody had experience with this gear? Thoughts?

    https://www.ar500armor.com/veritas-b...R5wOaBGKTaY4A4

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    That looks like a lot of weight for level III protection. If you are OK with plates that heavy, might as well step up to level IV. Level III soft armor is probably more practical since most gunfights involve only handgun calibers.

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    You want to wear 25lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    You want to wear 25lbs?
    Great point. I have a Cyre carrier with those heavy plates, and all loaded up, mags, gear....everything. First time I put it on, I thought my knees were going to buckle.
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    See, these are the things I wouldn't think of necessarily. I don't really have a need, but was only looking because, why the heck not? 25lbs is a hell of a lot of weight.

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    Ya'll are gonna need some of this:

    There's no "Team" in F**K YOU!

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    No one likes Aluminum in their deodorant.

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    I prefer M390 myself.
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    That sword looks poor.

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    Body Armor

    AR500 steel is for targets......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tact View Post
    AR500 steel is for targets......
    Bingo. If you want armor, spend a little more and get more lightweight options.

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    They have ceramic level 4 plates that aren’t a huge jump in price but still seemed heavy for a single plate (8.3lbs). The ESAPIs I had (medium plate 9.5x12.5”) were 4.0lbs for one plate (large plate is 4.3lbs)

    Looks like some “lightweight” steel plate offerings but it reduces the threat level. The Level 3+ I looked at was 11.5lbs for the 11x14 shooters cut curved front plate and 8.5lbs for the 10x12 back plate

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    I think it's functionality and weight vs. your physical shape and age. 15 years ago it didn't even phase me to throw a (QUALITY) back pack on at 40 lbs. hike and camp for a week and come back. Don't know your situation but I can't do that anymore for a number of reasons. If you can load your vest with steel plates, 4 to 8 loaded 30 round mags, and pistol, spare ammo for that, and whatever else you prefer, and bounce around like a 18 - 25 year old, go for it. If not, rethink. Just a hint derived from my miserable experience.

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    Damn, BU, those specs and weight look outrageously tempting! However, at $699 a plate, I'll just have to hump the extra weight, if I ever actually need it, for now.
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