Combat Equipment Combat and Protective Vests

Ballistic Plates and Panels

Lightweight ballistic plates you say? A ballistic plate is the last line of defense, when the proverbial feces has been distributed on the spinning fan blades, and the opponent has not been out-manouvered and suppressed by movement and fire. If a projectile strikes the armor plate, you will probably be out of action for a while, but likely not for ever. Read the full story

Lightweight ballistic plates you say? A ballistic plate is the last line of defense, when the proverbial feces has been distributed on the spinning fan blades, and the opponent has not been out-manouvered and suppressed by movement and fire. If a projectile strikes the armor plate, you will probably be out of action for a while, but likely not for ever.

If you want to shield yourself from high energy threats beyond the likes of shrapnel and pistol caliber bullets, you’ll do well by slipping some ballistic plates in your armor vest, perhaps even ballistic side plates. This will of course make you a proper juggernaut – if you need to maximize your mobility, you can opt to protect your upper torso vitals with armor plates only, in a plate carrier.

Some ballistic plates are designed to work “In Conjunction With” a soft ballistic panel. Others have their ballistic rating just as they are, “Stand Alone”. If the threat level is low, some users might choose to only have soft ballistic panels in their plate carrier, or wear a so-called bulletproof vest.

The price logic with ballistic plates is quite simple. The price goes up with the level of protection. Also, thinner and/or lighter plates are usually more expensive inside the same level of ballistic protection.

Ballistic plates are quite useless without a proper carrier system. We have those, too. When choosing a plate carrier or a vest, you should consider the intended use – does it need to fit under your clothes, are you going to attach pouches to it, et cetera.

Note: At this time, we are unfortunately not able to ship any armor plates or panels with a protection level higher than NIJ IIIA outside of Finland. It is a matter of national security or something. There are also country restrictions for IIIA (or lower) panels.

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