AR500 offers several armor packages in conjunction with different plate carriers, allowing consumers at every level to have an opportunity to purchase and be protected by quality body armor.
In the world of body armor, you really have two options: good and light or good and inexpensive. There is no escaping the fact that inexpensive, light and good don’t exist in the same universe. Good and light is not inexpensive, and good and inexpensive is not light.
I’ve worn body armor professionally for nearly 30 years, and while it has come a very long way, wearing rifle-resistant armor can still be a chore. One company – AR500 – streamlines the decision making process for the educated tactician. AR500 offers several armor packages in conjunction with different plate carriers allowing consumers at every level to have an opportunity to purchase and be protected by quality body armor.
When it comes to body armor, I hesitate to use the word “cheap” since that usually denotes flimsy and poorly made. Even the inexpensive offerings that I recently had the chance to use from AR500 were very well made, and I was exceedingly impressed with the workmanship in not only the armor, but also the armor carrying systems.
For the purposes of this article, I utilized several different armor and carrier packages, so I paired them up in a way that made sense to me. The company also has pre-assembled packages available on their website to take the guesswork out for you. They provide you with everything from a quality entry level package to a very technologically advanced lightweight packages.
Concealment Plate Carrier
The Concealment Plate Carrier
To cover everything from a bump in the night to discreet protection, the first package I put together