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Old 08-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #31
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but it is a chevy v-8 lol. Personally I have always been most impressed with the dragonskin armor. I was mighty pissed when they told Soldiers it was not allowed for wear and then Generals started wearing it.
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I think what Hillbilly was questioning was the comment that AR500 is "just" steel covered in Rhinoliner. It is NOT "just" steel, it is a special alloy of steel that has been specially heat treated to make it especially resistant to bullets.

Kind of like saying a Z06 Vette is "just" a Chevy V-8
Either way he came off treating me like an idiot. Next time he can clarify.
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On the subject of coatings- http://www.ar500armor.com
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On the subject of coatings- http://www.ar500armor.com
I posted that link. The prices are good on that armor but the stuff weighs a ton according to the reviews. Obviously much heavier than ceramic but able to sustain more direct hits from rifle rounds. Every review I've seen has been positive. Like I said before, check out iraqveteran88 on YouTube. He does a thorough review on the ar500 body armor. That liner held up great and did exactly what it was designed to do. The website sells it for under $300 with the plate carrier. It doesn't say it on the website but the plate carrier comes from Condor. The carrier isn't operator quality but for a civi it looks just fine. Nutnfancy tested the condor operator vests/plate carriers and he really liked them. All in all I think the ar500.com plate and carrier package is a good deal if you can deal with the weight of the plates. For home defense it wouldnt be an issue for me.
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I posted that link. The prices are good on that armor but the stuff weighs a ton according to the reviews. Obviously much heavier than ceramic but able to sustain more direct hits from rifle rounds. Every review I've seen has been positive. Like I said before, check out iraqveteran88 on YouTube. He does a thorough review on the ar500 body armor. That liner held up great and did exactly what it was designed to do. The website sells it for under $300 with the plate carrier. It doesn't say it on the website but the plate carrier comes from Condor. The carrier isn't operator quality but for a civi it looks just fine. Nutnfancy tested the condor operator vests/plate carriers and he really liked them. All in all I think the ar500.com plate and carrier package is a good deal if you can deal with the weight of the plates. For home defense it wouldnt be an issue for me.


Given what's happening in Ferguson I wouldn't mind having a set.
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The large plates are three pounds each.
They describe the coating as derived from DuraCoat, but not exactly the same.
I have the soft kit (IIIa) with extra trauma pads under front & back.
I can wear it under a large shirt concealed.
I like it.
The videos are pretty good too.
I also have steel inserts. They're not bad balanced front-to-back, still pretty comfy.



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