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I’m planning to upgrade my TA-50 and this time around I want to go Level IV ceramic since weight is an issue now, no more heavy steel plates for me... price is also a considerable option but I know it’s going to be worth it for good gear.
Looking at these Spartan plates
https://www.spartanarmorsystems.com/spa ... et-of-two/

and this carrier:
https://www.spartanarmorsystems.com/spa ... e-carrier/

Curious what others are using.

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:51 pm
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Bulletproofit.com for plates local wa dealer(down here by me.)

I run a older shellback banshee carrier. To be honest, I know nothing of the carrier you posted. But the photos kinda make it look a little uhhhh “questionable”. Maybe a step or two above condor. I personally like to get hands on with carriers, and wear them, look them over and such before I buy one. Just some food for thought

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm
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I have a single Chinese plate (yeah, it's a long story) in a Eagle CIRAS BALCS carrier and Rhino IIIA Soft armor. I am trying to get set up with a pair of RMA plates for it so I can shoot the Chinese plate.

I also have a more complete kit with a full set of RMA Armament Level IV plates in a BEEZ Balcs carrier with Rhino IIIA soft armor.

Their basic 1" ceramic armor is around $135. (You just missed a sale at the beginning of the year for $99/plate) They have some more expensive/lighter plates too.

I want to get a "low-viz" slick carrier that would hide better. The Canadian kid likes the Slickster. Another guy I was talking to liked Ess-tac's Daeodon lite. Those are plate carriers and not full soft armor and plate carriers (BALCS) but I think they'll accommodate trauma pads for using behind III and III+ hard armor

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:01 am
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Thanks for the advice guys.
Mike, great idea, this time I do plan to try them on first.
Jim, I saw the sale but had not decided to upgrade at that time. Double Dang.

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Look at Midwest armor for plates:

https://midwestarmor.com/

I have a Paraclete SOHPC. Does what it's supposed to. The price was right and I don't really use it enough to need anything more expensive

https://www.skdtac.com/Paraclete-SOHPC-SKD-Spec-p/par.106.htm

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Esstac’s are nice, plus they’re made by a guy in in state. Arlington area if I recall. Carriers are simple, but effective

Another good option that I like is a company called Beez combat systems. Everything is made to order and I’ve been pretty damn happy with what they’ve provided. They’ll damn near do any customization you want and have quite a few different options. Prices aren’t to bad either.


Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm
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Good stuff guys.
Would definitely want to try on before I buy.

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