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Bullet proof vest?
06-22-2014, 05:05 PM
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Bullet proof vest?
Anyone know of a local place (Lake County IL) to try bullet proof vest on and purchase?
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06-22-2014, 06:53 PM
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We have access to buy some at Red Dot. We've always wanted to carry them. Talk to Steve.
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06-22-2014, 07:02 PM
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(06-22-2014 06:53 PM)mikereddot Wrote:  We have access to buy some at Red Dot. We've always wanted to carry them. Talk to Steve.

Will do. Big Grin
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07-23-2014, 06:01 PM
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Resistant* .... bullet *resistant*. check out AR500 armor also. Its really neat stuff.

http://www.ar500armor.com

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07-31-2014, 07:18 AM
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(07-23-2014 06:01 PM)RJDSRT Wrote:  Resistant* .... bullet *resistant*. check out AR500 armor also. Its really neat stuff.

http://www.ar500armor.com

Great website. Very reasonable prices. Most other places want more for their plates. And they are about 1 lb. lighter. I've seen some ceramic plates, that are lighter, but during the test the 2nd and 3rd hit went right through. (5.56x45, M855, 62 gr). So I am thinking steel are best at least for the front plate.

I'd be curious what plate carriers people are using. I've tried the Condor ones, and the web backing really makes a huge comfort difference.
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07-31-2014, 09:30 AM
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Check out http://www.lbxtactical.com they have some great carriers.

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08-09-2014, 10:24 AM
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(07-23-2014 06:01 PM)RJDSRT Wrote:  Resistant* .... bullet *resistant*. check out AR500 armor also. Its really neat stuff.

http://www.ar500armor.com

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08-09-2014, 11:53 AM
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Any time!

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08-09-2014, 05:00 PM
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(07-31-2014 07:18 AM)BelieveIn308 Wrote:  
(07-23-2014 06:01 PM)RJDSRT Wrote:  Resistant* .... bullet *resistant*. check out AR500 armor also. Its really neat stuff.

http://www.ar500armor.com

Great website. Very reasonable prices. Most other places want more for their plates. And they are about 1 lb. lighter. I've seen some ceramic plates, that are lighter, but during the test the 2nd and 3rd hit went right through. (5.56x45, M855, 62 gr). So I am thinking steel are best at least for the front plate.

I'd be curious what plate carriers people are using. I've tried the Condor ones, and the web backing really makes a huge comfort difference.

Great Video on youtube testing these plates. They were proof against everything but old Dutch Nato .308 AP rounds (which will penetrate more than the 30-06 rounds). Since you are not likely to ever see those, they are a great plate at a really good price.
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10-10-2014, 11:11 AM
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Think I am going to get one ordered from that Ar5000armor website. Thanks for that link. That is a site that I haven't seen before.
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10-11-2014, 10:27 AM
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No problem! They're great plates. I got the curved for the front and the flat for the back.

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10-12-2014, 01:42 AM
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I was thinking of doing the same with my plates.
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10-13-2014, 11:35 PM
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I had a buddy who worked for an armor truck company when he quit he had 2 of them he sold me one. It's not the nicest but hopefully it would work if the time ever came
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10-14-2014, 06:47 PM (This post was last modified: 10-15-2014 11:33 AM by BelieveIn308.)
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I had a set of Infidel Armor curved plates (front and back, and 2 side panels). I ordered 2 of their flat plates from AR500 also, for the back too, as they are more comfortable. So now I have 2 sets of body armor. I did like the Infidel plates when they were cheaper, as they will stop .338 Lapua rounds too. I think if I had known of the AR500 website, I probably would have purchased their plates, exclusively.

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10-14-2014, 08:51 PM
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I didn't know they were that affordable.. they're know added to my wishlist...

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10-25-2014, 01:05 AM
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(10-14-2014 08:51 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  I didn't know they were that affordable.. they're know added to my wishlist...

When I first started looking I was finding them all to be much more expensive till I found that site. Hoping to get one ordered in the next month or two. If anyone gets one locally I would love to check it out before placing an order just to see the quality of them.
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11-10-2014, 10:43 PM
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(10-25-2014 01:05 AM)jfergus7 Wrote:  
(10-14-2014 08:51 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  I didn't know they were that affordable.. they're know added to my wishlist...

When I first started looking I was finding them all to be much more expensive till I found that site. Hoping to get one ordered in the next month or two. If anyone gets one locally I would love to check it out before placing an order just to see the quality of them.

I have a set of the AR500 plates you can check out

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11-11-2014, 12:51 AM
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(11-10-2014 10:43 PM)RJDSRT Wrote:  
(10-25-2014 01:05 AM)jfergus7 Wrote:  
(10-14-2014 08:51 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  I didn't know they were that affordable.. they're know added to my wishlist...

When I first started looking I was finding them all to be much more expensive till I found that site. Hoping to get one ordered in the next month or two. If anyone gets one locally I would love to check it out before placing an order just to see the quality of them.

I have a set of the AR500 plates you can check out

Very cool I will stop in next weekend and check them out! Thanks
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08-28-2016, 09:35 AM
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The Legality of Body Armor.
http://blog.defenderoutdoors.com/the-leg...ody-armor/
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