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Old 06-28-2020, 12:17 PM
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Default Body armor - Are the front and back plates the same?

Do I order two of the 10x12 plates that I want or do I need a specific back plate?

Are HESCO 4401s good?

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Old 06-28-2020, 12:25 PM
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Personal preference - most people get a cut front plate (mainly to allow a better seating of the rifle/shoulder) and an uncut back plate (more protection).
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:34 PM
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Personal preference - most people get a cut front plate (mainly to allow a better seating of the rifle/shoulder) and an uncut back plate (more protection).
Makes sense. That's what I was thinking. I just don't see any HESCOs that are just square and level 4
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Also depends on the plate carrier. My observation had been most plate carriers these days won't accept uncut plates.
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Also se. Folks like curved front and flat back
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Those are almost 8lbs and single curve.
You donít need lvl 4. Havenít seen 30-06 black tip in a long time.

Look at the L210s. Special threat and 5.5 pounds.

Or get RMA 1092s 3+
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Hesco 4401s are highly regarded. They are heavy though. My 10”x12” plates weigh 7.5lbs each. I am currently looking to buy some 8”x10” L210 plates for my GF’s plate carrier.
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Do I order two of the 10x12 plates that I want or do I need a specific back plate?

Are HESCO 4401s good?
My is same front and back
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Those are almost 8lbs and single curve.
You donít need lvl 4. Havenít seen 30-06 black tip in a long time.

Look at the L210s. Special threat and 5.5 pounds.

Or get RMA 1092s 3+
Do you expect me to LARP in level III gear?
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Do you expect me to LARP in level III gear?
The weight savings between lvl3+ and lvl4 is exponential. I look at it like this , if somebody has a 30-06 blacktip it just wasnít my day. Also 3+ is a lot different than lvl 3 same with special threat plates
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The weight savings between lvl3+ and lvl4 is exponential. I look at it like this , if somebody has a 30-06 blacktip it just wasn’t my day. Also 3+ is a lot different than lvl 3 same with special threat plates
Alright, I give in. Which III+ are good? HESCO again or maybe spartan? is IIIA the same as III+?

Why is this level 3 stuff more expensive than the level 4?


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Alright, I give in. Which III+ are good? HESCO again or maybe spartan?
I have hesco 3810s and RMA 1092. Both triple curve. Hoplite, Velocity systems , Shellback, and BOA are all solid options. DFNDR has 2.5 pound lvl3+ plates but they are just a little too pricey.

Also take a look a special threat plates by Hesco and velocity systems.

https://sabersolutions.com/products/cratus-cr-2000sa

https://sabersolutions.com/collectio...31367745634384

https://sierratac.com/hesco-armor/

https://rmadefense.com/product/level...nij-07-tested/

For the price and weight the 1092 Is a great option. Tons of other websites , remember lots of companies rebrand the big companyís plates. Specs are everything when it comes to armor.
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Alright, I give in. Which III+ are good? HESCO again or maybe spartan? is IIIA the same as III+?

Why is this level 3 stuff more expensive than the level 4?

Lvl 4 is made with heavy cheap materials. Lvl 3+ are constructed with lighter and more expensive compounds and are multi hit rated. A lot of lvl4 is 1 and done not multi hit. One of the armor experts can explain better.
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Also depends on the plate carrier. My observation had been most plate carriers these days won't accept uncut plates.
This is true plus from what I've seen, most all armor vendors no longer sell rectangular plates; they're all clipped at the top corners or Shooter's Cut with a deeper cut on the right side.
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