Bonus! I’m posting Monday’s article a day early.
Awhile back I got an email from Chad over at www.infidelbodyarmor.com. He said, “Dude, I got some awesome armor. Wanna try it out?”
I said, “Hell yeah! Send it on over!”
So he did. I got it the other day and man oh man, is that a sweet piece of equipment. Since I already have a pistol vest he agreed to send me this bad boy. Here are the specs I took right off their website:
- Water Resistant
- Berry Compliant (made from start to finish with American-made materials)
- 92 weight thread
- Mil-spec 1000D cordura
- Closed cell foam pads
- Duragrip hook/loop
- Shoulder pads have loops for equipment and/or hydration tube
- Include plate carrier pad (not shown)
- Made in USA
Infidel Body Armor rifle plates 10″x12″
Stop: 5.56 (M855, M193); 7.62×39, 54, 51; 30-06; .357 mag; .45 cal; 50 cal Beowulf; 9mm; 12 Gauge Shotgun slugs, and more. All of these rounds were fired from semi-auto AR-15s, AK-47s, MAK-90s, bolt action Rifles, Glocks, Revolvers, and pump shotguns. This is a level III+ plate as tested by HP White, a certified NIJ Laboratory
Well, the term badass comes to mind. As a matter of fact that’s exactly what I texted Road Warrior right after I tried it on. I sent him a link over the phone and he wrote back, “That IS badass!”.
I don’t often get into “tacticool” equipment, but this armor vest really IS cool. If you’re in an area where you expect the bullets to fly when TSHTF you’ll want to own this vest. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Ok, first impressions when trying it on:
It’s very easy to assemble. The plates slide into the front and back of the vest and a Velcro strap and heavy duty Velcro strip hold it in place. Don’t worry, it’s not going to go anywhere once it’s inserted properly.
It’s fairly heavy. I wore it down in my basement for awhile and did some boxing with it on. It’s about the same bulkiness as the Kevlar vest I wore in the service, but this thing will stop bullets and not just shrapnel from a grenade or whatever.
It’s designed to protect your core. Obviously it won’t stop a wound to your arms or legs, but if you’re facing the adversary and he shoots you in the chest you’ll be good to go. If he tries to shoot you in the back you’ll be ok. Just handling the armor plates makes you feel good.
It comes with various pockets and has multiple loops on the front and back where you can attach equipment.
I don’t know where you live and what your expectations are after TS hits TF, but if you want a little extra insurance from rioting, looteing, or flat out expect to be shot at you’ll feel good owning this vest. They have other levels of vests as well, so get whatever you think you might need.
They also have a bunch of other products and I’m looking pretty hard at the rifle armor and back pack they have on sale there. That looks like a pretty sweet little rig and I just might have to own one.
Do you have armor? Do you live in a spot where you think you’ll need it?
Sound off below!