We are pleased to introduce the BattleVest Elite. Constructed of 500 D Nylon, this carrier will undoubtedly meet the durability standard of everyday use and weather resistance. Coming in at 2 lbs. 9 oz, this carrier is extremely light weight and comfortable with an inner breathable mesh. Our new Quick Release System has a total of four points of attachment located at each shoulder and each side of the cummerbund.
Non-Newtonian foam absorbs the energy transfer when a round hits the body armor plate keeping you in the fight. This is the same stuff you see in motorcycle protective gear. Tacticon body armor trauma pads mitigate the damage to your body caused by back face deformation to the plate (i.e. broken ribs, etc.).
SRT (Special Rifle Threat) 2.57 lbs Multi-curve Armor Plate (TASRT)
Tacticon Armament’s SRT (Special Rifle Threat) is a lightweight armor application made from UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) weighing 2.57 lbs. The purpose of our SRT armor is to address threats that are not traditional tested by the NIJ .06 standard. Our special threat plate is tailored towards keeping your load out light while defeating more common rifle rounds like the 5.56 M193 (traditional AR-15 round) and the 7.62×39 (AK-47 round). This armor was tested to withstand 6 shots from either the M193 or 7.62×39 while keeping your trauma in a safe parameter. This plate is a standalone unit meaning you do not need anything else to mitigate trauma.
Why is it a SRT and not level III?
By the NIJ .06 definition, the testing parameter of a Level III plate is (6) shots of 7.62×51 (M80) with less than 44mm of back face signature on the first 2 shots and 0 penetrations on the last 4. What we are addressing are the more common threats of 5.56 and 7.62×39. Traditionally, a level III plate is typically thicker and heavier in order to stop the excessive trauma created from the 147 gr 7.62×51 round. However, by narrowing our field to the “special rifle threats” that the NIJ doesn’t test for (5.56/7.62×39) we can make a plate that is lighter and thinner.
Will it stop a 7.62×51 (M80)?
The simple answer is yes. It will stop the round with 0 penetration, however since the trauma can exceed the safety limit of 44mm, we do not advertise it as such.
Is it Multi-hit?
Yes. It was designed to easily defeat 6 shots of M193 and 7.62×39 MSC while maintaining trauma in the acceptable range of under 44mm.
- Level SRT Standalone
- Weight: 2.57 lbs
- Dimensions: 9.5”x12”
- Thickness: .65″
- Curve: SAPI Multi-Curve
- Build: Ceramic and UHMWPE (Polyethylene)
- Covering: Wrapped in TPU (Thermal Polyurethane) water and diesel resistant
- Warranty: 6 Year Warranty
- .44 Magnum (240 gr) 1,460 fps
- 9mm (124gr) 1,335 fps
- .357 Magnum (158gr) 1,460 fps
- .357 SIG (125 gr) 1,500 fps
- .40 S&W (180gr) 1,185 fps
- .45 ACP (230 gr) 980 fps
- 5.56 (55gr) FMJ 3,280 fps
- 7.62×39 (122 gr) MSC 2,410 fps
*Important: No Body Armor can be sold or shipped to New York or Connecticut. FREE SHIPPING DOES NOT APPLY*
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