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Armor Plates Guide
Typically the lighter and compact the hard armor plates are in your plate carrier, would be ideal for home defense use and protection.
HD or home defense has generally always involved smaller anything, when it comes to dealing with a home invasion or attempt break-in; because of the confined spaces found within a dwelling or home- if you find it necessary to search, clear, or fight within the confines of a room- or several rooms inside your house or structure- you will be better fighting off or defending yourself with compact weapons, pads, plate carriers, and plates as possible, so as not to restrict your own movements or reduce your self-defense space, and especially not to hinder your body’s range of motion while wearing body armor or returning gunfire.
Even soft body armor vests are a viable option in protecting yourself from armed home intruders, any form of NIJ rated body armor that you are able to put on and put to use- until law enforcement can arrive -is a critical need when it comes to home defense.
Body armor plates levels have a variety of differences in both protective rating, as well as structural composites necessary in achieving each level of protective effectiveness. Here are some of the more common NIJ (National Institute of Justice) ratings for Armor Ballistic Plates.
- Level IIIA Hard Plate for Handguns up to .44 Magnum threat.
- Level III Stand Alone for Rifle ammo up to .308 M80 threat.
- Level III+ Special Threat Ceramic Rifle plate up to M855 Green Tip.
- Level IV ICW Armor Piercing rated Ceramic plate up to Black Tip 5.56mm AP.
- Level IV Stand Alone Armor Piercing rated Ceramic plate up to .30-06 APM2
Law Enforcement agencies across the country have worn tactical vests body armor for over half a century during tactical situations; but even law enforcement agencies and the officers or deputies that work for them have realized about advances in ballistic materials and aramid fibers; such as, thinner bulletproof panels and a lighter weight vest- able to wick away moisture and provide the wearer with superior cooling.
Command staff amongst law enforcement departments have now taken to upgrading their soft body armor to include armor plates inside tactical vests or plate carriers.
From the two types that are most common amongst ballistic plates today- in both military armed forces/Law Enforcement or civilian markets; body armor steel plates are the older of the set- with PE and Ceramic combination constructed armor plates being the newer kind.
Steel hard body armor plates are still worn inside of plate carriers today, even if they were first introduced into the body armor realm when steel was easy to procure and manufacture into smaller torso sized squares and rectangles- which a person could wear or carry by hand to defend themselves and to protect others from larger caliber rifle fire or machine gun bullet strikes. Today, steel body armor plates are still prevalent in the body armor industry, but in thinner grades, shooters cut or swimmers cut profiles, and somewhat more manageable weight configurations and levels.
Lighter weight Polyethylene ballistic plates in their Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW), structural make-up plates, provides today’s military and law enforcers very lightweight bulletproof protection for their tactical vest that not only protects from rifle grade ammunition but also allows the wearer to experience less fatigue or weight-induced material stress on their plate carrier’s construction.
Plate Carrier Guide
Plate Carriers are the protective ballistic protection worn by professional soldiers, police officers, and civilians while protecting property or saving others’ lives- as well as their own. Everyday active shooter occurrences have been a large part of people owning bulletproof vests and rifle grade bullet protective rigid plates worn inside vest carriers recently.
Tactical Plate Carriers (or plate carrier vests) are high-grade protective ballistic armor carriers designed to take direct hits from rifle rounds, as well as shrapnel and debris. They defend against the devastating effects of assault rifles, such as AR-15’s, AK47’sAK47s, and others.
The most popular type of plate carrier is the SAPI/ESAPI cut or profile Hard Armor Plate Carriers. Both these types of plate carriers feature the ability to accommodate hard ballistic plates worn inside the tactical plate carrier.
The hard armor plate carriers also allow easy access to magazine pouches and other essential equipment. Such tactical plate carriers are primarily used by military personnel such as the Navy Seals or Army Rangers, as well as special forces from other countries around the world. There is a misconception that they are only worn by soldiers and can’t be used for regular people due to their cost (the best plate carrier usually range between $200-$600). However, this is not true, especially since there are many affordable options available on the market.
For example, here at Ace Link Armor, we offer several high-grade and low-cost tactical plate carriers for you to choose from – our goal is to provide the best quality gear at the lowest price. What’s more, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you’re not satisfied with the product; so there’s no risk involved! On our website you can find accessory body armor items as well.
Hard Armor Plates provide ballistic protection function to the whole plate carrier vest. SAPI body armor plates come in sizes Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large. These are measurements of the front opening or plate carriers body armor plate pocket. However, any given size SAPI plate will fit onto a range of plate carrier vests made by various manufacturers which have different dimensions for their pockets. It is important to note that the ESAPI’s are narrower than the SAPI Plates, so they measure for a smaller size compared to their length and height.
The main difference between the SAPI and ESAPI body armor plates is their shape. The SAPI stands for Small Arms Protective Insert, and those armor plates are designed to be square, with no curvature to them. The ESAPI is designed to be curved at the top so that they conform more snugly to a person’s body, as well as being wider in general compared to the SAPI plates. Soldier plate carrier system accommodates both types of body armor plates, same as bulletproof vest which can have pockets for ballistic plates too. It’s a common feature for a military plate carrier, tactical gear and body armor available on the market.
When choosing which plate will fit you best you should consider how tight or loose your current plate carrier fits over your body armor, what sorts of materials the front pockets on your plate carriers are made from, and whether or not any extra pouches built into it (such as magazine pouches) affect its dimensions.
Today’s plate carriers (some older plate carriers are open-front) are side-opening and have four main parts that comprise the item. Tactical Plate carriers pockets are used to hold a tactical plate in place inside of the front pocket where the Front Hard Armor Plate is at, protection from any frontal originating gunfire is handled by the chest body armor plate- usually large enough to cover and provide security for the body’s vital organs; such as the lungs, heart, liver, and both the ascending and descending aortic artery. The Single Rear plate pocket holds the 2nd Hard Armor Plate to protect against gunfire from pistol or rifle-sized bullets behind the wearer of a plate carrier vest. Usually, the best plate carriers designed for law enforcement officers feature an emergency drag handle as well.
This armor system tactical gear that uses both front and back rigid plates provides coverage to the same vital organs and spinal cord areas of the human body- considered necessary due to the life-essential functions such as your heart, lungs, liver, stomach, and kidneys provide- and as mentioned, the spinal cord where the function of such vital organs rely upon the cable transmitting electrical messages to keep the human body functioning effectively
The next area or parts of the tactical plate carriers are the shoulder straps- by which the plate carrier rests on top of the wearer’s collarbones and both shoulders. Tactical Plate carrier vests straps are usually made of durable nylon material that is both adjustable and comfortable.
Each shoulder strap utilizes hook and loop panels to secure the ends of each strap onto the inself- preventing them from flap and loosening after the wearer has adjusted both for proper fit and placement of the plate carrier.
For added comfort and to aid the wearer in experiencing less fatigue and preventing shoulder hot-spots, shoulder straps come with integrated shoulder padding that is both effective in increasing comfort and disperses the load or weight that the wearer bears when wearing a plate carrier with both front and back plates, and also any required ammunition; grenades; smoke canisters; IFAK; and other essential gear or kit needed in situations that require wearing a ballistic plate carrier.
The final plate carrier part is the cummerbund or belt: This is an adjustable waist strap that most plate carriers have. The purpose of this plate carrier component is to hold the plate pockets and help the shoulder straps stay appropriately fastened and securely onto the plate carrier- more importantly, to help keep the plate carrier properly level and centered on the wearer’s torso; otherwise, the armor plate can move around when a plate carrier is worn on top of regular clothing. The cummerbunds also serve as additional protection from gunfire or trauma by holding soft armor panels or hard armor side plates in front of vital organs- such as your kidneys and liver- and the ribcage which protects the stomach, lungs and heart.