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[–] z0m0 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This seems super cheap for body armor plates and a carrier. Does anyone have any idea what the quality level is on these?

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[–] Mr_Sir 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There are youtube/hooktube videos of it being tested out. Rule of thumb, don't get hit more than once.

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[–] spookybm 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Theyre steel arent they?
Would assume they can take more hits than a E Sapi.

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[–] FridayNiteGoatParade 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I need something capable of taking multiple hits of .338 lapua though.

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[–] JefftheBaptist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The problem is that the super cheap option is flat plates (which are very uncomfortable) that are level III (so won't stop .55 grain 5.56 NATO) with only a base coat (will not prevent injury from bullet breakup). Basically the low price is to suck you in, but you should pay for upgrades like single curve and build up coat. You really should consider buying III+ for the extra protection which isn't even offered in this deal.

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[–] SavageRuger 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If you want a cheaper option (I almost went with this but opted for 3+ lightweight plates as well as the multi curve, I figure if I ever need it Ill want it to be comfortable/actually wear it, those options would have been more than an additional +$100 at least)

I went with Scorpion Tactical plates and then purchased the plate carrier in this post, bringing total under $270. I could always buy mag pouches/holsters and would still be money ahead. Scorpion tactical uses AR500 steel - its typically cheaper to 'build' your own armor set up. Lightweight plates will save you at least 4lbs or more depending on the cut and style of the plate

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[–] Dudesocks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That plate carrier is garbage. Plastic buckles on the shoulders? Those will be broken after a week of training.