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Old 10-18-2020, 11:38 AM
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In Stock at Brownells $135.99

RMA ARMAMENT, INC. - LEVEL IV HARD ARMOR PLATE SINGLE CURVE, Made in the U.S.A., Guaranteed. Forever.

https://www.brownells.com/shooting-a...s_1=In%2bStock

Material: Ceramic

NIJ Certified: 0101.06

Size: 10" x 12"

Weight: 8.3 lbs
nice! Thank you sir!
slap a discount code on there maybe, too. i get their promo coupons from time to time
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:24 PM
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Yep the #1155 is a beast of a plate for the cost vs performance ratio..
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:02 PM
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Again with all these same rating level plates being different weights...

I wonder how a Hesco 7.2 pounder differs from the RMA 8.3 pounder...

I'd be inclined to get the Hesco 4401 for $15 more save a pound.

But then again, I consider the Botach level IV full strike face and they work at only 5 pound eleven ounces $99.

But they must be level IV phone books ahahahah.

It would be insteresting for someone in the industry to comment on the formulas and ratios of Ceramic:UHMWPE and how different designs affect weight. I'd assume the Battle Steel are more advanced designs using cheaper import materials, but some price tag whores might get triggered. I also wouldn't be shocked if some golden USA brands also use import materials and make a tish ton more profit per plate.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:09 PM
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The RMA 1155s are insanely heavy. I had a pair and quickly sold them weeks later.

The Botach level IV is much better IMHO.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:16 PM
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The RMA 1155s are insanely heavy. I had a pair and quickly sold them weeks later.

The Botach level IV is much better IMHO.
8+ pound ceramics are the ones people used to hate and go buy 8 pound steel with spall coating. IIRC. I guess these times have people going back to the old stuff. The old ceramic designs were expensive though. I don't recall any $135 plates but relative to steel, still less durable for multi-hit and more expensive.

Not like I really need level IV... but they are light and cost $99 so why not.
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Old 10-20-2020, 1:06 PM
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Ferro Concepts just restocked some slicksters
here you go
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Old 10-20-2020, 4:45 PM
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Ferro Concepts just restocked some slicksters
here you go
Black. Let's see some OD, Ferro.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:49 AM
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Just a heads up to any of you who don't know but Botach really sucks with their shipping and customer service. I placed a order on September 28th received a email of shipping confirmation on the 8th of October with confirmation number and UPS still doesn't show the item has shipped yet. I've reached out to botack numerous times and have received no reply. 6 day shipping for an instock item going on 23 days with no reply and no delivery.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:18 PM
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Just a heads up to any of you who don't know but Botach really sucks with their shipping and customer service. I placed a order on September 28th received a email of shipping confirmation on the 8th of October with confirmation number and UPS still doesn't show the item has shipped yet. I've reached out to botack numerous times and have received no reply. 6 day shipping for an instock item going on 23 days with no reply and no delivery.
Yep thatís Botach alright
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:22 PM
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Just a heads up to any of you who don't know but Botach really sucks with their shipping and customer service. I placed a order on September 28th received a email of shipping confirmation on the 8th of October with confirmation number and UPS still doesn't show the item has shipped yet. I've reached out to botack numerous times and have received no reply. 6 day shipping for an instock item going on 23 days with no reply and no delivery.
I'm surprised to see so many people talking about buying from Botach; I remember years ago when I first really got into guns, reading nothing but horror stories about Botach products & services.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:48 PM
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I wouldn't put BOTACH up for any awards, but they deliver.

Probably up there with Optics Planet maybe better.

Not as bad as a Sportsman's Guide or Cheaper Than Dirt.

Things change.

I used to order from Cabela's at least once a week.

Definitely order from BOTACH more now.

Do like Brownell's, Midway USA, Primary Arms, Joe Bob's, the various "Tactical" sites more. But if you don't like them, don't order.

Talk about slow... I ordered stuff from Larue a few times and they take at least 60 days to even ship or update the order status each time. I'm ok with it. Last time I received an upper from them I ordered another the same day. Do what you like.

I have had similar situations from Midway and a few other places before with backorder scenarios where I was just patient and things showed up. The ones I cancelled in the past couple years were OP IIRC. Some situations require more patience and some people have more patience to give.

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Old 10-21-2020, 1:27 PM
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https://www.optactical.com/crprjuplca.html

Multicam Crye JPC 1.0 instock
Super fast shipping and no tax from OPtac
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Multicam Crye JPC 1.0 instock
Super fast shipping and no tax from OPtac
Nice. There needs to be a thread on all the vendors that still do not charge tax.
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Old 10-21-2020, 1:52 PM
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https://www.optactical.com/crprjuplca.html

Multicam Crye JPC 1.0 instock
Super fast shipping and no tax from OPtac
My buddy just scored one of these. thank you kindly
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Old 10-21-2020, 3:45 PM
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Multicam Crye JPC 1.0 instock
Super fast shipping and no tax from OPtac
Sweet! Always wanted one. Ordered. Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:23 AM
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https://www.trex-arms.com/store/Hesc...eat-Plate-Set/

Restocked
No Tax and fast shipping.
Donít give into the resellers !
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:03 AM
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Woot, snagged a set. Now to shop for a plate carrier...
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L210's are nice. But honestly IMHO, more people have M80 ball than the green tip 556. I have cans of green tip from a million years ago... I don't shoot them. Everyone has green tip but are they loading mags with them?

I'd worry about .308's
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:21 AM
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Woot, snagged a set. Now to shop for a plate carrier...
Slickster, Jpc 1.0 and 2.0, spiritus lv-119. These all fit L210s great.
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Old 10-22-2020, 12:41 PM
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L210's are nice. But honestly IMHO, more people have M80 ball than the green tip 556. I have cans of green tip from a million years ago... I don't shoot them. Everyone has green tip but are they loading mags with them?

I'd worry about .308's
Yeah, me too. 308s are really popular now. Ideally I want m855 and m80 protection but if i have to choose one its m80.

Another thing too is single curve plates are super uncomfortable in the rear bag of a plate carrier. They work fine in front or in the back of a tactical vest like a CIRAS. I like to use a triple curve plate for the rear of a plate carrier. I got an old medium SAPI I run in the back for comfort and I run my Hoplite single curve swimmers cut 10x12 level IV+ in the front. That thing is a beast, and really thin too.

After seeing first hand the battlesteel level IV from Botach, I think its a better option over the L210. Its got an ever so slight triple curve to it.
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Just a heads up to any of you who don't know but Botach really sucks with their shipping and customer service. I placed a order on September 28th received a email of shipping confirmation on the 8th of October with confirmation number and UPS still doesn't show the item has shipped yet. I've reached out to botack numerous times and have received no reply. 6 day shipping for an instock item going on 23 days with no reply and no delivery.
They really dropped the ball on how their "in stock" items are. I ordered a set of the IIIA plates with carrier, which was suppose to be in stock. Finally received a noticed saying it was shipped. I ordered about a month ago. Took about 2 weeks to get a reply to order status. If you check the order status page, it will be marked properly at least for me it did. Just sucks I never received any sort of status updates until I reached out and that took 2 weeks to get a reply.

As for the level IV plates I ordered 2 times and both shipped within 2 days. I guess YMMV as far as when orders get shipped.
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Old 10-24-2020, 7:03 AM
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$180 Ferro Slickster in multicam size M on Ebay (seller ships fast - i bought one from him already)

HERE IS THE LINK
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Old 10-24-2020, 1:22 PM
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https://www.spiritussystems.com/shop-all/

If you ever wanted a LV-119 without the price gouge. Now is your best chance.
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Is it just me or do Hesco L210s fit terribly in the Slickster? Large L210s leave a ton of slack in my medium Slickster and I have to really crank down on the lower Velcro.


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Old 10-24-2020, 5:17 PM
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the swimmers cut does have some extra space up top in my slickster

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https://www.first-spear.com/10x12-pa...-non-ballistic

Zero ballistic protection but these really make the Slickster fit the L210 like a glove
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Old 10-24-2020, 7:58 PM
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Zero ballistic protection but these really make the Slickster fit the L210 like a glove
Cheap fix. They have some nice gear there too, that looks in-stock.
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