I was getting mocked pretty good the other day about having an AR500 plate carrier and plates. Nobody could really say why they’re bad, so I was curious if anybody here had any information. Constructive, please. I’m fine with it not being good gear but I’d like to know why and what I should look at instead. Best - J
The top limitations would seem to be weight and spall.
These. However, I wouldn’t spit on it…it works for what you need. Please make sure you have a quality spall pad. One day your neck/chin/face at a minimum might thank you.
Thanks for the replies and video. The plates do come with that layer to help reduce spalling. I feel better about my setup at least.
I have AR500 plates and feel comfortable with them the only thing I was concerned with was spall and I did get extra spall pads as for weight I think it is about what I wore in the sandbox so no big deal
Don’t fall into a creek!
That’s what swimmers cut is for
Thanks for the video @BRUCE26
Been trying to convince the Boss to let me buy a set of body armor and have been looking at the AR500 setup.
This makes me think it’s a good choice.