I have to buy my own armor, and a few years back I bought the TAC3s plates from Armored Mobility Inc., along with their plate carrier, based on information from Dr. Roberts. I’m retired now, but am part of the security detail at our church. Because of experience and training, my post puts me as the first person an active shooter will encounter. I have always had confidence in the TAC3s plates to stop likely threats until recently. I know people in my state who have access to M855A1, and if they can get it, than maybe some less desirable folks can get it too. So does anyone know if my current plates are effective against these new threats, as I checked the AMI site and information was sketchy. I really hate buying replacement plates, as the TAC3s were way more money than I could really afford back then. The newer plates I’ve seen will cost me nearly $2k for front and rear plates, but they stop M855A1! Being retired, that’s not a realistic option.
Additionally, can anyone recommend a good plate carrier to replace my AMI carrier? The cummerbund on the AMI went south fairly fast, but is still useable, but I would prefer something lighter and more streamlined, along the lines of the Crye JPC.
Any help on either of these issues would be greatly appreciated.