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Can I fit large Plates into a S/M Mayflower APC?

Eagle46 ·
Gents- I've turned in my medium ESAPIs and now have a line on a pair of large LVL IV SAPI sized plates to back fill my now floppy PC. The question is, my PC is a medium Mayflower APC, which not surprisingly is made for small and medium plates. Does anyone know if you can fit large plates into this medium PC? Looking at my PC, my concern is at the plate shoulders - I have enough width and height/length to slide them in, but the APC slopes in at the top, possibly for swimmer's cut. I had a...
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Re: Can I fit large Plates into a S/M Mayflower APC?

Longeye ·
It has been a while since I had an APC, but I am pretty sure your S/M will not fit size large plates, especially if they are thick Level IV plates.
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Re: Can I fit large Plates into a S/M Mayflower APC?

lowlight ·
My larges were a tight fit, I also had to split the corners and add material for a square back plate.
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Re: Can I fit large Plates into a S/M Mayflower APC?

MrMurphy ·
How good of a deal is it?
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Re: Can I fit large Plates into a S/M Mayflower APC?

Greg M ·
I have a S/M APC which I've used with medium plates (USGI ESAPI) extensively. The mediums are pretty tight so I doubt you could fit large plates.
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Re: Can I fit large Plates into a S/M Mayflower APC?

Eagle46 ·
MrMurphy posted: How good of a deal is it? A decent deal but not enough to pay for a new PC. I actually had a lot of room with my medium ESAPIs, thus my question. I made an 1" thick cardboard template that fits width, and fits height overall, but I don't know where to cut the shoulders on my template so I don't know if it really will fit in there. Anyone have a plate they can trace, or give me the measurements at the top and sides of a large plate so I can locate the plate shoulders? If not,...
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Rifle Plates/Manufacturers/Distributors - What We Should Know Before Purchasing

HighwayMan93 ·
As you all know, Doc and other sources of knowledge on this subject have stressed that there are actually only a few manufactures of plates and there has been plenty discussion regarding various plate options and promotional offers when they are available. Many companies advertising the same or similar options in the level 3 and 3+ category appear to have prices outrageously marked up, and trying to compare plates from one companies to the next can be a nightmare. Specs for the same plates...
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HighwayMan93 ·
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

FastSS ·
I wish the SKD LVBC came in white... Regarding plates: http://www.tyrtactical.com/pro...r-level-3-i-c-plate/ They're a touch over 4lbs, but they also stop things the SPPs won't while still being thin. ETA: I have 10x13s. They're 5.25lbs WITH backers. Forgot to get a weight WITHOUT backers. Oops. 0.70" at the thickest, 0.60" once you're far enough into the middle that the cover stops overlapping.
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

montgomerygentryFan ·
I'm looking to get a custom carrier to put into my outer vest carrier for work and will be hitting up Beez as well. Our department issues Second Chance vests that have two front pockets (standard 5"x8" and 7"x9"). I have the (Safariland) Protech IMPACT RT + 7"x9", but when inside the vest since I have one it's front heavy as hell. Ideally I'd like to use my armor hangar since my locker is kind of small but using steel conflicts with that. Talking with a few guys who went the Dyneema route...
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RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

MOLON_LABE ·
I currently work as a Contracted Armed Security Professional for the U.S. Govt. I am issued a concealable Level IIIA vest that is white in color. The carrier has to be white in order to be worn on duty. Due to the cultural climate and general attitude towards uniformed persons carrying a gun and wearing a badge I have decided I would like to up armor myself with Level III +/Special Threat plates. My issued armor carrier cannot accommodate hard plates of any decent size, (it has the heart...
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

Sinister ·
Beez can handle the carrier. You'll probably want a polyethylene/Dyneema plate set.
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

SFF ·
Another vote for the Tyr HA 3/7 Plates. I have the 10x12 size. $340 each plate is the good guy price. IIRC, mine are 3.7 lbs and with the cordura cover, about 0.7" thick. Could you have a tailor modify your existing armor carrier to fit plates?
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

MOLON_LABE ·
SFF posted: Another vote for the Tyr HA 3/7 Plates. I have the 10x12 size. $340 each plate is the good guy price. IIRC, mine are 3.7 lbs and with the cordura cover, about 0.7" thick. Could you have a tailor modify your existing armor carrier to fit plates? I could, but then I would get charged for the cost of the vest at turn in time. How did you swing the $340 price point? Everything Im seeing is closer to $400 apeice before taxes and shipping.
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

MOLON_LABE ·
Jason M posted: Speed plate plus? Im digging these, looks like the right thickness.
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

FastSS ·
SFF posted: $340 is the LEO price from Tyr. Could you buy an extra carrier and have that modified? They're easy to swallow at $500/ea - $340 is a steal. Considering what the HA3/7s have to offer, and they're worn with a backer anyway in your case, fuck the SPPs. Speed Plate Plus (10x12, 5.1lbs) rifle ratings: 5.56 M193 5.56 M855 7.62x39 MSC http://www.pointblankenterpris...16-product-sheet.pdf TYR HA3/7 (10x12, 3.62lbs) rifle ratings: 5.56 M193 5.56 M855 (and SS109) 5.45x39mm (I believe MSC)...
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

SFF ·
$340 is the LEO price from Tyr. Could you buy an extra carrier and have that modified?
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

FastSS ·
Aren't you wearing 3A anyway? While not official, that should serve as a functionally acceptable backer for the Tyr plates. If you can do BALCS, I'd offer (or threaten) to do some things you wouldn't want anyone else to find out about to obtain one of SKD's LVBCs in white. I had a suit on so lots of layers and noise in front, but I think I could have had at least a front plate without anyone noticing. I try not to talk out of my ass too much, but they're stupidly comfortable and actually...
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

MOLON_LABE ·
I would prefer not to have to run backers in the interest of keeping things low profile. Beez can't do a solid white carrier. Going to wait until Tuesday to call Mayflower/Velocity Systems, SKD, First Spear, Chase Tactical, Blue Force Gear, Extreme Gear Labs, Grey Ghost Precision, and Tactical Tailor. If none of these guys pan out I will looking into obtaining a spare soft armor carrier and having a plate bag sewn into/onto it.
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

KUTF ·
First Spear offers the NOC carrier in white. Not sure it's what you're looking for.
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

cd228 ·
Velocity Systems shadow works might be worth contacting
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Re: RFI on a White in Color Concealable Plate Carrier and Lightweight Level III+ Plates.

jsx1043 ·
Mayflower was going to be my first suggestion, (in theory) they could do a custom LPAC for your IIIA panels with the requisite plate pouches. As long as they can do white... I know the Velocity ULV plates and backers had slick white carriers back in the day and they can still be found, but they are still zesty. Maybe Deliberate Dynamics, Ferro Concepts or Perroz Designs for custom work?
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