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Looking for some soft armor to keep around...
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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?
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Bump?
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OP, sadly /k/ will tell you shit-all about soft armor and has no idea what companies make good product. They'd much rather waste their money on AR500 plates.
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>>28446384
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.
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>>28446384
dont forget to war an aluminium carcass under it.

A carcass wich lets a distance of 2 cm (1 inch) between armor and your body.
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>>28446384
any NIJ rated and tested IIIa vest is good
http://www.nij.gov/topics/technology/body-armor/pages/compliant-ballistic-armor.aspx
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.

>>28446545
don't get assprints on the door as it hits you on the way out. /r/gunsarecool is that way kid.
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>>28446545
>AR500 plates
just wondering why aren't steel plates a thing yet? what are the pros of using ceramic and similar stuff?
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>>28448564

>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
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>>28448597
>probably cheaper to make.
Nope.
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>>28448313
like the crumple zone of a car?
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>>28448564
Ceramic is lighter and stops direct hits better. AR500 is literally just a thin steel plate and that's why nobody who gets shot at uses it.
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>>28448564
>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..
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>>28446384

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.
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