Looking for some soft armor to keep around just in case It Happens. Tell me what you know, /k/.
How is Armour Wear's Spartan 3A Vest. Also, if anybody has any experience with that exact vest, how the fuck does the sizing work?
Don't have experience with exact same vest, but Spartan is one of the big names in armor manufacturing, and it is to my understanding that they are pretty much all the same nowadays.
You can adjust the fit with those velcros, from the side and from the top.
Pick the size of your T-Shirt (S/M/L...) and you should do fine.
any NIJ rated and tested IIIa vest is good
if it isn't on this list, then it ain't shit.
you're buying a luxury item, don't cheap out to save a hundo by buying a "built to similar standards" softarmor vest.
don't get assprints on the door as it hits you on the way out. /r/gunsarecool is that way kid.
>why aren't steel plates a thing yet?
Thats what ar500 is, its a steel plate.
Ceramic isn't as heavy, and is probably cheaper to make.
Still waiting for my dragonskin ar500 xD
>just wondering why aren't steel plates a thing yet?
Weight. Just pure and simple. Try to find a piece of steel plating a height width and dept that fits your carriers and try walking around. Feels heavy right? Now imagine that depending on what kind steel it is you'll twice or even four times that to stop a rifle bullet..
At my work we have AE IIIA with a slick carrier. Works fine and is decently comfortable. Takes a beating because lulz CO. Decently light and great if your not bending and the carrier just rides and you have to reposition it.
We're switching to the AR500 lightweight in a fRe months ( at least that's the talk anyways ) , so about a 8lb vest to a 14 lb vest.