Tagged With "Hesco"

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Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Diabollous ·
Hi everyone, I've been reading for a couple of weeks now on plate carriers and armor. I've decided to go with the CRYE JPC 2.0 in size XL, I'm a big guy. I'll be purchasing a SAPI cut plate in size 11"x14". I've looked at so many different rifle plates my head was spinning, but I've narrowed it down to a couple different options. It's very confusing trying to determine the various threat levels and the information in this forum has been incredible. The post from Doug Deaton was especially...
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Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

B+Shooter ·
I wanted to put something out here since I wasn't sure if my experience was unique, or par for the course. I will try to stick to the main point rather than airing every pissy comment that came up during my multiple calls. I ordered a Banshee PC and 2 Level IV plates last month immediately after the LE attacks in Dallas/Baton Rouge. A lot of companies sold out of what they had quickly, and Shellback was one of the only companies that still had armor packages in stock, so I paid a premium...
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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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Re: Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

C Walley ·
Damn brother. I hate to hear that you had to go through all that shit. I've never dealt with them personally. I have been looking at some of their package deals lately, but I don't know that I will now.
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Re: Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

Tactifool ·
Dang it that sucks. I have an older Banshee and love it. I did not order it from Shellback though, so there's that. I have been recommending them to other Deputies; I guess I'll have to add this caveat now. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

DanE479 ·
B+, give Mike at AT armor a call. He's an industry friend, and general GOOD GUY. He should be able to get you what you need for a good price. I'm sorry your experience with Shellback sucked, but given that they were a spinoff form TAG, I'm not entirely surprised.
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Re: Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

B+Shooter ·
Dan, I appreciate it. I took advantage of London Bridge Trading's 6094 & plates package. The price was great, the package arrived at my house within 3 days (and some patches in the box too). LBT has always been good to me, even warranty repairs that were my fault. The Banshee seemed decent. Probably a good product. Unfortunately it'll never get a fair look with Shellback's abysmal customer service.
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Re: Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

KyPlinker ·
Having used both, I think you are far better off with the 6094. I'm running a Mayflower APC now, (like I even need a PC anymore....), but the 6094 is still my favorite set up.
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Re: Shellback Tactical Customer Service Sucks

B+Shooter ·
It's not a "full" 6094, but a quick don setup. The carrier + level IV ceramic plates for $299. Perfect for Active Shooter kit in the cruiser trunk. London Bridge has been 100% for good customer service, and their package will be what recommend to my guys for trunk kits.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Erick ·
It's been suggested before, but buy plates first then choose a carrier. As for determining your probable threats - what calibers is your department seizing in the field or not? If a specific caliber &/or load isn't listed, identified then it probably was not officially tested. Now that doesn't mean no one has shot that round at that plate just that it wasn't done officially. Have you reached out to a competent Hesco dealer, run your situation & needs past them, and gotten their...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Diabollous ·
I have reached out to a dealer and they have been very helpful. They recommend the 3810 if 7.62x51 is a threat in my area, but I've never really come across it nor have others I work with. I'm very new to purchasing rifle plates so I don't want my ignorance steering me in the wrong direction. I like the idea of having 7.62x51 protection; however, maybe it's not a significant threat and I should be looking at the U210 for the weight savings and how thin it is. I'm hoping someone with some...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

LightScout ·
About a year ago, I bought a set of Hesco L210's. I went through the guys at AT Armor and they were very helpful in talking though my needs and desires vs. pros and cons of some of their products. I do not wear the plates daily so others can chime in there. When deployed, I wore the plates/vest I was issued and eventually you get used to what you have. In a way, that's less hassle then having a choice in the matter In the end, you'll need to rank your priorities (protection, weight, cost,...
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

shadow93 ·
Honestly, shoot Mike at AT Armor a call or an email. He has no problem walking you through your best choice and correct sizing for the plate. He doesn't try to upsell you, he legit is trying to get you the correct armor for your needs.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

One speed ·
Thanks for the input. Has anybody utilized DFNDR plates before?
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

SFF ·
I, too, recommend you talk to Mike at AT Armor. He will help you make an intelligent buying decision.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Melon_Killer ·
In response to your debate of thickness vs protection: I've found that an overwhelming majority of the LE purchasing personal plates from me decide to go with at least one U210 on the back due to the thinness of the plates and the ergonomic benefits of a slimmer plate when sitting in their vehicles.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

cd228 ·
Another happy AT armor customer. What will you be doing while wearing the plates? Is this for a low vis rig in a high risk area or for a class rig/civil unrest rig? Your choice of a JPC seems to be towards the overt. If you are going "loud" , I'd look towards the 3810 as the slight reduction in thickness provided by the U210 (which makes it easier to hide, among other things) is offset by the fact that you have it in a visible military style carrier.
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Re: Help me decide which rifle plates to get

Diabollous ·
My Crye JPC 2.0 just arrived. Great quality. Now it's time to get some pouches and other stuff.
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Re: Rifle Plates/Manufacturers/Distributors - What We Should Know Before Purchasing

HighwayMan93 ·
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