What good are body armor plates if you can’t actually wear them? Fortunately, RMA Armament has a wide variety of tactical plate carriers to suit your needs. Whether it’s an overt tactical carrier, or a covert carrier vest for concealment. [+] Read more
Tactical Plate Carrier
Tactical plate carriers are most one of the most popular styles of carriers on the market because they can serve a variety of operations – Law Enforcement, Military, Private Security and more. Most tactical plate carriers fit 10×12 single curve plates and are sized from medium to XXL based on adjustments made to the cummerbund and shoulder straps.
Manufacturers make carriers from high-strength Cordura fabrics that are rugged and durable. Typically, these carriers have MOLLE or Laser-cut webbing attached to the front, back and cummerbund, which allows the user to attach a personal configuration of mag pouches, IFAKs, comms, etc.
Concealable Plate Carrier
The thickness and weight required for defeating rifle rounds means hard body armor plates aren’t typically meant for concealment. However, Level IIIA body armor and Level IIIA+ SRT body armor manufactured by RMA are perfect for concealment due to their lightweight and extremely thin profile.
RMA manufactures a concealable plate carrier that is lightweight, rugged and covert. Concealable carriers often don’t have MOLLE or other types of webbing to facilitate mag pouches of any kind. This is due to the need to retain a low level of visibility.
Quick Release Plate Carriers
Due to their practicality and effectiveness in tactical environments, quick release plate carriers have gained favor in recent years. This newer style of carrier provides a number of benefits over traditional plate carriers. Benefits that might be critical in high-intensity situations.
The quick release plate carrier’s primary benefit is the ability to don and doff extremely quickly. This function may be especially critical in circumstances where the wearer needs to swiftly remove their gear in order to treat a wound. The Sierra Plate Carrier, for example, has four quick release buckles to enable rapid removal from around the waist and shoulders.
Quick Release Versatility
Quick release plate carriers’ versatility is another benefit. These carriers work with a variety of plate sizes and shapes. Thus enabling users to adjust their loadout to suit their unique requirements. For individuals who must carry a variety of equipment or who may need to swiftly alter their loadout depending on the circumstance, this can be extremely crucial.
Quick release carriers, like the Tailwind Plate Carrier by 0331 Tactical are often designed to be lightweight and breathable. This helps reduce fatigue and discomfort during extended use. This can be especially important for individuals who need to wear their carrier for long periods of time, such as law enforcement officers or military personnel.
Many fast release carriers include features like MOLLE webbing for connecting additional gear, adjustable shoulder straps and cummerbunds for a secure fit, and reinforced stitching for increased durability.
Overall, if you’re in the market for a carrier, a quick release option can be a smart choice. Quick release plate carriers from 0331 Tactical offer a range of benefits that can help you stay safe and comfortable in high-pressure situations, making them a popular choice for law enforcement, military personnel, and other tactical professionals.
USA Made Tactical Plate Carriers
Plate carriers come in many different size and color options depending on any given task and purpose. However, RMA doesn’t compromise on quality when it comes to the carriers that we sell. From Crye Precision plate carriers, to Shellback Tactical plate carriers and our own covert carrier vest, we ensure that you can have the right kind of tactical carrier for your individual needs.
Imported Tactical Plate Carriers
Condor Carriers are both high quality and affordable – perfect for those on a budget.
Attach removable MOLLE mag pouches, like the Condor MA44 Triple Stack mag pouch or a North American Rescue IFAK. Your carrier becomes the base of operations. Tactical gear such as spare magazines, communications gear, handcuffs, flashlights and similar items can all be attached.
How do I Determine my Plate Carrier Size?
First, determine the size of plate you need to properly protect your body. Then, choose a carrier that fits those plates.
To adjust the carrier to fit, you can lengthen or shorten the cummerbund. Plus, adjust the shoulder straps to your personal preference.
Is it Legal to Own a Plate Carrier?
Yes, all United States citizens have the right to own a plate carrier. After all, carriers have many uses – personal protection and safety, private security, airsoft and even as a weight vest.
The most popular use for a tactical vest is for protection with the use of body armor plates. There are laws that restrict the right to purchase and wear body armor from felons. However, plate carriers are perfectly legal.
Plate Carrier FAQ
What Size Plate Carrier Do I need?
The size of the carrier you need will depend on your body measurements and the size of the armor plates you plan to use. It is important to measure your chest, waist, and hips to ensure you get the right fit. You may also want to try on different models to see which one feels most comfortable for you.
How do I Clean my Plate Carrier?
When cleaning and caring for a carrier system, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Most often, manufacturers will state that you want to avoid high heat and harsh chemicals. Instead, use a damp cloth or towel to remove dirt and debris from the surface of the carrier, then hand wash with mild soap and warm water.
Can Civilians Own and Plate Carrier?
Yes, civilians can absolutely own plate carriers. However, it is extremely important that you know that plate carrier and body armor laws in your state. RMA has a generalized list of body armor laws for each of the states, but it’s on the user to know and understand the laws in which they live.
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