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Michael J. Melican

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The TactOP Plate Carrier Is Not For Everyone

The TactOP Plate Carrier Is Not For Everyone

The TACTOP PLATE CARRIER is a very useful tool for protecting the vitals of the user during combat. Its unique design includes four shoulder straps and a fully lined plastic sleeve that is heat and pressure resistant. The straps can be adjusted to the user's comfort....

Types of Hard Armor

Types of Hard Armor

The first form of hard armor was made of metal. It was bulky and ineffective. Nowadays, hard armor comes in many different materials. The most common types of plates are made of ceramics, or ceramic composites, and are sometimes backed with Kevlar(r). While ceramic is...

Comparing Soft Armor Vests With Range Belts and Backpack Armor

Comparing Soft Armor Vests With Range Belts and Backpack Armor

Level II soft armor panels from AR500 Armor are a good choice if you're looking for affordable protection against most handgun threats. They are available in vests, backpacks, messenger bags, and more. Made from imported p-Aramid fibers, these ballistic plates are...

Soft Armor For Backpacks, Messenger Bags, Or Vests

Soft Armor For Backpacks, Messenger Bags, Or Vests

If you are in need of affordable Level II ballistic protection from most handgun threats, you may want to consider the Rimelig Ballistic Plates by AR500 Armor. These armor panels can be worn on the body, in backpacks, messenger bags, or vests. They are made with...