Our inventory of Standard Plate Carriers has been rapidly selling out. If we are sold out when you try to purchase one, we suggest instead the Condor Sentry Lightweight Plate Carrier with the Level IIIA 10x12 Shooter's Cut Ballistic Panel.
A new, improved version of the Standard Plate Carrier will be available in Mid-November. Pre-orders for this carrier will open up soon.
BAO Tactical w/ MOLLE IIIA 10x12
This vest offers front and back protection (the essentials). It allows you to get a brand new armored vest and stay within a budget while getting all the stopping power of a level IIIA vest. The vest is lightweight, at less than 5.5 pounds. The carrier is made of heavy duty nylon with MOLLE compatible webbing front and back, capable of accommodating Velcro ID placards. This style of vest offers front 10" x 12" protective coverage as well as a back 10" x 12" protective area. Both the shoulder and waist straps are adjustable to accommodate a one size fits all. We tested the sizing ourselves and it is best fitted to a medium to extra large framed person.
- 500 denier Terylene Construction
- Front and back hard armor plate pockets (bottom loading)
- Maximum MOLLE compatible webbing system (front and back)
- Specially padded inserts behind plates for added comfort
- Adjustable shoulder and side straps
- Ballistics Size: 10"x12"
- Fitting Size: 1 Size Fits All (adjustable)
BAO Tactical V3 Level IIIA 10x12 Shooter's Cut Plate Backer
Complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor.
The BAO Tactical V3 ballistic panel plate backer is thinner and lighter than the original BAO V2 plate backer, but with the same NIJ IIIA stopping power. This item can be used by itself as level IIIA protection or used as a hard armor plate backer. Some have even put the ballistic panels in front of steel level ll plates to help with spalling and ricochet. These are tested to comply with the latest NIJ .06 standard and have exceeded it.
Many others are selling similar panels for more money and have not had them tested by a NIJ certified lab so be careful who you buy from. These are a reputable brand, having undergone legitimate testing, and are a superb product all around.
Plate Backer Specifications:
- Level IIIA NIJ .06 Certified
- Size: 10"x12"
- Style: Shooter's Cut
- Weight: 1.15 lbs (per IIIA backer)
- Thickness: 0.32"
- High profile 3" x 9" identification - ID panels on front and back
- Shooter's Cut Plates
- Equipment Pouches