NOW Silicon Carbide is standard with the price, and Boron Carbide is the Upgrade!
Hexar 3 “True Flexible Rifle Defeating Armor” NOW AVAILABLE IN LARGER FULL COVERAGE SIZES!
Why Hexar 3 over some of the other typical rifle armor plates ?
AR 500 steel - The videos look good, but anyone who knows anything about steel armor at ¼” thick knows that it is suspect against rounds like the M855 and the 5.56mm Ball round at the actual velocities these rounds are fired at. If you send a ¼” thick sample of AR 500 hardened steel to the ballistic laboratory, at the intended velocity of these rounds you will see penetrations, plus the fact that STEEL IS HEAVY!
The UDPE plate - There are a great many varieties now from 1” thick down to .625” thick, and they all have issues with hard cored 7.62mm x 39mm, and the M855. The really light versions are also very expensive, and the cheaper ones are very thick and/or UNICURVE (yuck), and if you ask any real operator they will tell you BULK is an undesirable feature when it comes to armor.
Then there are the clads of ceramic and PE. The basic method is to press the PE backing together under more pressure, and then lock down the tiles or monolith ceramic portion with a superior laminate or epoxy. The innovations in textiles and better ceramic manufacturing have helped reduce the weight and thickness of these category of plates, however, their “Achilles Heel” is that a great amount of shock wave propagation is transferred horizontally from the impact point making repeat hit capability suspect. About the best hard plate in this category we have ever seen took 8 fair hits before failure, but you can usually count on 6 reliable stops per plate.
And there is the fact that all the above are examples of hard rigid plates that do not conform to the body or flex when you move, which makes it very difficult if not impossible to cover more of the body than just a 10 x 12 area, and most of these plates are shooters cut, which is less than 10 x 12.
So that’s why Hexar is a great choice, its comparatively thin and/or thinner than the plates above, it stops all the threats discussed above, and it flexes and that makes it possible to cover more than a 10 x 12 area of the body and still remain operational.
In our most recent test at OBL Hexar 3 took 11 - .308 FMJ rounds (M-80 Ball) in a row on a 10 x 12 full sized plate, and the test was stopped because they didn’t have any more room for a fair hit. Hexar has also proven to stop the M855, 5.56, and all the variants of the AK-47 and the m855 A-1 at lower weights than most of the level 3 plates discussed above.
Flexibility, address of the broad spectrum of threats, reduction in bulk, and much less expensive than other flexible solutions, that’s why you should choose Hexar 3 !
You probably won’t ever get hit by a hard steel core AK-47 or an M855 at optimum velocitie.
You probably won’t get shot more than twice on the same hard plate or a Hexar “flex panel”.
But knowing your armor can stop the above scenarios, and then some, is an awesome thing!
YOU NEED THIS!
Listing includes the following:
1. Force Factor 3A concealable patrol vest panels (4 Lbs Average) and GTX-K-3A is (5 Lbs. on average)
2. The Trapezoid front and the Diamond back ICW level 3 flex panels (4.7 Lbs each)
Option to upgrade to larger rifle coverage as per pictures.
3. A state of the art reinforced carrier (1.5 Lbs Average)
Option to get a patrol carrier for 3-A Panels only.
This is so you can wear the Hexar ICW (in conjunction with) flex panels to upgrade the 3-A vest in the area covered by the flex panel to threat level 3+, or just wear the 3-A patrol vest, this system is completely modular.
Call for sizes not listed, generally we offer Small - XXL at the prices listed in the Flex Panel options.. Sizes outside this range will include a surcharge, please call us for information.
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