Random Prepper Question....Body Armor. | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
5802 posts

Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Is there any advantage to curved plate armor vs. flat plate armor? Will the contour make that much of a difference inside a vest?

The armor is class 3. Also, is class 3 sufficient from a doomsday/zombie/end-of-times perspective?

Flat Plate: AR500 Trauma Plate







Back to top
Share:
RATeamWannabe
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
14995 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Sorry I cant answer the question, but this is what I am looking at. The rifle plate wont withstand green tips, but its def rated for .308 and 7.62

LINK






Back to top
NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
5802 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


The Plates I am looking at will stop Green TIps:

Rating: AR500 Armor Trauma Plates are stand alone, multi-hit capable, and bench tested to the same armor rating as Type III. Type III Armor will defeat rifles rounds up to 7.62x51/.308 @ 2780 ft/s.

Recent testing provided good results against Federals XM855/SS109 Penetrator Round (Green Tip 5.56). We fired 7 rounds at 15 yards within a 2.5" group and experienced no penetration.






Back to top
RATeamWannabe
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
14995 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Yea, I just cant commit to carrying two heavy plates.





Back to top
LSUwag
LSU Fan
St Augustine Beach
Member since Jan 2007
6443 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Good luck wearing that shite for more than about 10 minutes.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
brass2mouth
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2007
13073 posts
 Online 

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Curved plates are a little more ergonomic and comfortable. About the only big diff I'm aware of.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
we_geaux_harder
LSU Fan
alexandria
Member since Dec 2011
1194 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


It seems that the curved plate would deflect the round better than a flat plate. Deflect more energy and what not.





Back to top
Lpmann3
Arizona Fan
Tucson
Member since Dec 2012
263 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Deflection is bad because you don't know where the round is going to deflect to. You want the round to stop.

Plate armor is great, just don't buy kevlar and the like for "prepper" type applications becasue they degrade over time and only last 5-6 years.

Plate armor may be heavy, but it is a better option.






Back to top
Jma313
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Aug 2010
3392 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


If your going to get something that is going to add 15 lbs of weight minimum you better workout in the damn thing. Curving armor tho generally can displace the energy of the round better when the armor is hit. Also it it may reduce the amount if area of armor that is rendered useless after part of it is struck





Back to top
  Replies (0)
OptionRight
LSU Fan
Down da skreet
Member since Sep 2010
268 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Stopping the round or not, it will not be pleasant to absorb that kinetic energy if hit center mass where the plate is designed to be worn. I'd just as soon it pass through and be done with it...much less multiple rounds....I guess we are discussing "prepping" and "zombie appocalypse" scenarios here. I can't imagine taking that hit, irregardless if the plate stops/deflects the round, still a LOT of energy displaced....Begging to have your aorta rip...Just hope the bad guys give you 15min to dawn your entry vest and shoot at you with a 22LR! Wearing even the most sophisticated vests, the armor plate is a biznitch to deal with...adds a lot of weight and in the seated position, drives you insane...at least it did to me.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
aaronb023
LSU Fan
Boxtard Baseball Club
Member since Feb 2005
10449 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


how about you just give me the money you would spend on body armor and if SHTF I will agree to take a bullet for you


This post was edited on 4/2 at 4:04 pm


Back to top
NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
5802 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


quote:

how about you just give me the money you would spend on body armor and if SHTF I will agree to take a bullet for you


So, I can spend zero dollars and give you zero dollars and you agree to take a bullet?
That's a deal.






Back to top
RATeamWannabe
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
14995 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.








Back to top
  Replies (0)
aaronb023
LSU Fan
Boxtard Baseball Club
Member since Feb 2005
10449 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


let me sleep on it





Back to top
  Replies (0)
hypnos
Texas Fan
Member since Dec 2009
2224 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


quote:

Yea, I just cant commit to carrying two heavy plates.


Just carry one and dont get shot in the back.

Op curved plates are supposed to further mitigate penetration by not allowing the rounds to impact at a 90 degree angle. Its the same reasom you see angled armor on APC's and tanks. One thing about the AR 500 plates is that the flat plates are ampedixtrous(sp) the curved ones are not so when you order one you have to make sure to tell them weather or not you are left handed. Fwiw I plan on ordering a plate or two myself.






Back to top
kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5590 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


You dont want steel plates.

Check around ar15.com there are always people selling plates.

And if you are spending the money, you might as well get level 4 plates.






Back to top
NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
5802 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


quote:

Fwiw I plan on ordering a plate or two myself.

I am going to order a full set up: I got front and back, and side to side....(name that tune)

OR.....Utilize my volunteer bullet stopper listed above for the SHTF Moment.






Back to top
Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


I don't know shite about either, but physically, less flat area could reduce the amount of impact absorbed. Basically, deflect vs absorb.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
5802 posts

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


quote:

And if you are spending the money, you might as well get level 4 plates.

Ceramic?

quote:

Check around ar15.com there are always people selling plates.

I would be concerned about purchasing an "entrepreneur" making money on fake plates. "Sorry Sir, you bought the Air Soft Body Armor...and Suppressor."






Back to top
KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
53213 posts
 Online 

re: Random Prepper Question....Body Armor.


Where would one acquire said vest to put plates in?





Back to top


Back to top