I just have to convince this little girl to give me my plate carrier.
She loves it so much.
She loves it so much.
What’s the purpose of the front flap held down with the black Velcro?Not shown, the mag retaining system I came up with; using 1" triglides sewn and loops of bungees with webbing tabs. Never been 100% satisfied with the velcro stitching though View attachment 705814 View attachment 705815 View attachment 705816 View attachment 705817 View attachment 705818
It's a bummer they could not send you what you ordered but, that was some good customer service to try to make you happy. Rather than as many have done before, we have more business than we can handle so you pound sand. I can understand the sudden rush of LE orders given what's been going on with Cops. Their people in charge are letting the cities turn into a huge crap storm, then they tell Cops to "fix it", as they go to the media and say the Cops are hunting people to kill.I had ordered the same thing from Body Armor Outlet about 3 months ago, a pair of Hesco #4401SH Level IV S/A hard armor plates, $240 for the pair, $9 for shipping.
About 5 weeks ago, I got an email from BAO saying that they were back-ordered and they were only fulfilling LE orders and they didn't know when they would ship to private parties. They offered an alternative; a pair of #1155 Level IV S/A hard armor plates, $270, but they waived the extra $30 as compensation for the delay and product substitution. They arrived about 3 weeks ago, and I swapped out the Level IIIA soft armor panels for these in the front of two of my vests.
Each 1155 plate is about 1 pound heavier than the 4401 plate. However, the warranty on the 1155s is 10 years instead of 5 years on the 4401s.
I really wanted the 4401s, but I had no idea how long I'd have to wait for them, so I took the substitution offer. I guess I'm happy with my purchase, for now.
I can always buy the 4401s after all the rioting the hub-bub dies down...
***Due to increased demand these plates they are on back order. We have 2000 plates in production shipping to us in shipments of 200-400 to be able to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. We are shipping them on a first come first serve basis. Lead times are pending and are based on the speed we receive these shipments.***
That's pretty much the same message I got from BAO about 5 weeks ago, but they sent that (similar) message to me in a personal email and we engaged in a series of back-and-forth discussions. Looks like now they've just gone to a blanket statement on their product page. Must be overwhelmed...Well, on their website right now, they say the following quote block for the 4401SH. I can wait, since I do have my older Level III ICW and much older soft armor as backers.
HR 4568: Responsible Body Armor Possession Act. This bill won't go anywhere for the time being but you should buy now. That way you are grandfathered in. The lead times for body armor are months but at least you will be in the queue.
Responsible Body Armor Possession Act (H.R. 4568)
Looks like the sponsors are mostly Democrats from what I can tell in a quick browse..... and looks like they don't want the general population to be able to protect themselves from rifle fire thinking of the police forces' 5.56 M855s, 7.62x51 chambered rifles and carbines...Now, why would any politician want to propose sump'n like that...???