I have body armor from Outer Armor Tactical. I got it for a couple of reasons. One was that they were a sponsor of 308ar.com and the other was this.
that is interesting but i think there is still a place for the cheap stuff. personally i am not sold on the probability of ever needing and i know folks that can’t afford several hundred bucks. that said, i agree with what is said there about the dissipation of energy and regardless it would SUCK to get shot, no matter what armor you are wearing.
I bought it after the 5 police officers were assasinated in Dallas. One of them was the son of a friend.
wow, small world, hate to hear that
Not to thread jack much longer, but his brother was the DA here and he died last year from pneumonia that he got at a benefit for his brother’s memorial. That family has been hit a bunch in the last few years.
don’t ever worry about hijacking anything, conversation is good. and wow! that is a sad turn of events.
@CloverTac, I’m releasing some new armor at CANSEC this month. It’s a lot cheaper than Dyneema and a lot lighter than AR500. I’m hoping to reach that middle market that wants the best of both worlds.
I agree there is a market for inexpensive armor that AR500 has the best grasp on. Not everyone has the need for Tier 1 gear.
I have been watching the PU layered armour which seems quite “good” and when watching the testing or AR steel the side fragmentation is some what worrying.
However if you want to throw some over the fence I would try it.
This is our brethren company, https://armourerschoice.com who will be selling MADE IN CANADA personal body armor.
There’s basically two kinds of armor; soft and rigid.
Soft armor is mostly known for its conceilability factor. It’s pretty much stuck at pistol rated armor, primarily due to limited thickness. This armor is made from Kevlar-like materials. Dyneema (another DuPont owned product) is a primary material for soft armor.
Rigid armor is most often made from one of, or a combination of, three products; AR500 steel, ballistic rated ceramic and/or some kind of compressed synthetic material.
AR500 is the most inexpensive piece, but also the heaviest. It can be a standalone product, as you own, but at the cost of immense weight.
Ceramic is much more expensive than steel, averaging about $100 per sq foot. It reduces the weight of steel and provides similar results. The issue with ceramic is that it breaks away when it’s shot,
Polyurethane is the lightest armor component. A complete PU plate can weigh as little at 2.5 pounds… but it likely costs near $1000… and is near 1.5” thick.
This is the constant math recipe that armor manufacturers are working with.