Plates for newby
First want to say thanks for the Suck It sale. Now that things are back in stock I'll finish my order...
Have a question on plates.. mayflower Large.
Need Standalone plates, III, IV,
Do I need backers with these..?
Different plate cuts..? swimmers plates.?
WIll the be a problem w shifting plates..?
OK, by definition, "Stand alone" plates don't need backers to meet the stated threat certification. "In Conjunction With" or "ICW" plates will need a soft armor backer of a stated certification for the plate and backer package to meet the highest threat certification.
I'm not sure which carrier you have, but assuming you have the Mayflower APC, you shouldn't experience much shifting of the plates if you get the right size for your carrier. We do not currently carry Swimmer cut plates- our plate cuts are currently SPEAR/SAPI (BAE NIJ IV Stand Alone) or commercial corner-cut (Velocity ICW NIJ III/IV).