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Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

Can this be made in acu pattern for military police to go over our acu tops?
No; The Armor Express Dress Vest is only available in Black, Tan, Brown, Navy and Dark Navy. There are other options available in the ACU Pattern from Armor Express, however. Please call us at1-888-880-4441 for more information.

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

Do the sides close with velcro or are they zippered?
The sides on the Armor Express Dress Vest velcro closed. It also has an internal cummerbund.

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

Whats panels does it fit?
The Armor Express Dress Vest will fit the Armor Express ballistic panels. Panel sizes can be found on both the front and back ballistic panel label listed next to "size".

Armor Express Equinox Body Armor Carrier

Does this carrier fit most all panels? Do (can) I sent mesurments from my panels to assure fit?
The Armor Express concealable carriers will hold Armor Express Ballistic Panels; when ordering, please include the sizes of your ballistic vest panels to ensure a proper fit.

Armor Express Equinox Body Armor Carrier

Does this include the armour panels?
No; this is the Armor Express Equinox Carrier only-it has no ballistic integrity.

Armor Express Equinox Body Armor Carrier

Hello I was wondering what type of vest these are and what types of rounds can they handle?
The Armor Express Equinox is a carrier only, with no ballistics. Ballistic armor panels would need to be purchased separately. For additional information, please contact us at 1-888-880-4441.

Armor Express Evolution Body Armor Carrier

Will the panels that came with my Revolution vest fit in this Evolution carrier?
Yes-Armor Express panels will fit in any Armor Express carrier. Just be sure to include the sizes of your panels at the time of ordering, or email them to sales@ondutygear.com and reference your order number in the Subject field. We'll take it from there!

Armor Express Evolution Body Armor Carrier

Will this fit my second chance vest? I am an NYPD OFFICER and I know the second chance vest are cut different than most vests.
Yes, it will fit...HOWEVER, you should be careful if doing this because most manufacturers will not honor a warranty if the ballistics are not held in a carrier that the manufacturer produces.

Armor Express ACH/MICH BA-IIIA Ballistic Helmet

Do the helmets come in any other colors other than black?
Yes; they come in several finishes now. Please contact our armor expert at 1-888-880-4441 for more information.

Armor Express ACH/MICH BA-IIIA Ballistic Helmet

Good morning. Is posible send this product to APO address?? Afghanistan? thank you for your answer.
Yes; we ship to US Military bases (APO,FPO, etc.) all over the world.

Armor Express K-9 Police Dog Body Armor Carrier

Does the police ID strip come with the vest?
Yes; please be sure to indicate the ID Type (POLICE, K-9, etc.) and the letter color on the fitting sheet when submitting.

Armor Express K-9 Police Dog Body Armor Carrier

Is there a opening to put soft body armor?
Yes, there is an opening to put in the soft armor panels.

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor with K-9 Carrier for Police Dogs

Is Halo or Gemini better for K9's?
Although it is a little heavier, we would recommend the Armor Express Gemini for the K9. This will help to protect against both bullet and stab wounds.

Armor Express Quantum Level IIIA Body Armor with K-9 Carrier for Police Dogs

Can I get this carrier with K-9 SHERIFF printed in Gold and front and back tag SHERIFF printed in gold?
The K9 Carrier comes with the ability to add the ID tags at an optional cost; Armor Express can handle custom requests but please contact us at 1-888-880-4441 for additional information before ordering.

Armor Express Razor Level II Body Armor with K-9 Carrier for Police Dogs

What size is the ID panel and can it be ordered separetely? Also can it be made to read ''POLICE K9''
The ID Panels are typically approx. 3"x6" and they can be customized to say POLICE K-9 in addition to other cusomized titles. The ID Tags are not included with the K9 Vest and are ordered separately.

Armor Express Lo-Pro Body Armor Carrier

Does this just slip over or zip up?
The Armor Express Lo-Pro Carrier is meant to be worn like a t-shirt and slips on.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

Can the patches be ''PROBATION'' on the front and back?
Yes; the ID tags for the Armor Express Carriers can be customized. Please call our customer service at 1-888-880-4441 to place the order with the customized ID tags.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

Do you have these carriers in stock?
No; all Armor Express OCS Carriers are made to size at the time of order. Lead time is typically 3-4 weeks.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

Will my model CLAE II 501590 Halo Evolution removable and flexible armor plates fit in this OCS carrier? The serial number of my vest is 1011025803, manufactured in 11/02/2010 with sales order 0028572. I was measured for my vest at Colonial Heights, VA Sheriffs Office.
Yes, your Halo Level II Concealable panels will fit inside the Armor Express OCS Carrier. All we need from you when ordering is the sizes of both the front and back panels. That information is located in the same location as you found the serial number and date of manufacture and you can either call or email us with that information.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Can I get wording on the back of the vest?
Yes; the ID tags are sold separately. To find them, search for "ID Tags" in our search bar.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

I am a sworn peace officer working as a State Probation and Parole Officer. Can the name placard on the front read something other than "Police"? Also, is there space on the back for a name/title placard?
The Armor Express ID Tags can be customized to reflect titles other than the standard "POLICE", "SHERIFF", etc. Please contact our customer service at 1-888-880-4441 for additional information and to order.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Is this a front panel carrier only or front and back carrier?
The Armor Express OCS Carrier w/MOLLE Webbing will hold both front and back panels. It also has a slot to hold ballistic and trauma plates.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Is the Molle webbing on both front and rear of carrier or just the front?
This Armor Express OCS has MOLLE webbing both front and rear.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Can I get zippered pockets?
Many of Armor Express' carriers can be customized-contact us at 1-888-880-4441 for details and pricing.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Does this vest allow you to put existing kevlar vest inside it or only pannels?
The Armor Express OCS Vest Carrier will hold either the whole vest or the panels without carrier. For best fit and comfort, it is recommended that the ballistic panels only are used.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - SLICK (no pouches)

Are these items in stock?
All Armor Express items are made to order. The OCS Carriers are currently running 2-3 weeks before shipping.

Armor Express Gemini Level IIIA/Spike 3 - Revolution Carrier

Does the spike protection cover the entire ballistic pad or is it just a plate? The reason I ask, is because most prison stabbings do not occur from a direct blow to the chest. Inmates aim for the soft spots behind the collarbone, by the kidneys, or along the sides of the abdomen, where a plate would not offer protection.
The Spike III protection encompasses the entire ballistic pad, offering stab resistance throughout the vest.

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

If you are involved in a auto accident airbag deployment, does that compromise the vest in any way?
No; the vest becomes compromised when the ballistic pad cover is opened and there is visible impact to one or more layers of ballistic material.

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

Can I purchase just the outer shell in navy blue?
Yes, we sell both the Revolution and the Revolution Plus carriers separately.

Armor Express Halo Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

What is turnaround time on Armor Express body armor orders?
Turnaround for Armor Express is typically 4-6 weeks, and sometimes even quicker than that. All armor is made to order based on custom sizes submitted.

Armor Express Halo Level IIIA Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

Is this vest designed to be worn under base clothing and shirts or over shirts?
This Armor Express Halo IIIA vest configuration (with Revolution carrier) is meant to be worn concealed, or under the uniform shirt. For outer carrier options, please see the Armor Express OCS, Dress Vest, and Blauer ArmorSkin carriers.

Armor Express Quantum Level II Body Armor, Equinox Carrier, 5x8" SAP

how does Quantum level II compare to Halo level II?
The Armor Express Halo Level II is a little lighter, thinner, and more flexible out of the box than the Quantum Level II. Although there is a difference in the material makeup of the vests, there is no sacrifice in stopping ability.

Armor Express Quantum Level IIIA Body Armor, Equinox Carrier, 5"x8" SAP

Can police officers not wear these? I am applying for BVP grant and they are on the list.
Yes, police officers can wear the Armor Express Quantum Level IIIA vest. The part number to use for the BVP Grant is QTM-B-IIIA. Please note that we require proof of employment with a public safety or military agency before we can process the order.

Armor Express Seraph Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

is the seraph vest lighter and thiner than the razor? I see the razor is .18 thinness but theres nothing listed for the seraph
The Seraph is .20 thinness but is .79 lbs/square foot versus the Razor at .18 thinness and .81 lbs/square foot. The real difference between the two is the feel-the Seraph is softer and more pliable than the Razor. Also, the Seraph will stop some special threats rounds such as the FN 5.7x28 40 gr., the .44 Remington 240 gr Hydra-Shok, .357 SIG 125 gr Gold Dot HP and 9mm 127 gr. Ranger T-Series Rounds.

Armor Express Seraph Level II Body Armor, Revolution Carrier, 5x8" Ara-Shock

Does it come in Level IIIA?
Yes, the Armor Express Seraph comes in both Level II and Level IIIA and both are NIJ Certified under the current standard. Contact us at 888-880-4441 for more details.

Armor Express ARA-Shock 7" x 10" Armor Plate

Will this work with the 5.11 TacTec Carrier?
Yes; it will fit.

Armor Express 5" x 7" Super Steel Plate (SSP)

What rounds can this protect against?
This Armor Express Super Steel Plate is rated for level IIIA protection under the NIJ 0101.06 standard.

Armor Express QCS Quilted Body Armor Carrier System

What sizes are available?
The Armor Express QCS (Quilted Carrier System) is sized in two ways; Alpha sizes (small, medium, large, xl, 2xl and 3xl) and custom sized for your existing Armor Express ballistic panels. Please contact us at 1-888-880-4441 for assistance with sizing.

Armor Express Revolution Body Armor Carrier

Will this plate carrier. be able to fitNIJ IIIA vest plates
The Armor Express Revolution is designed to hold the Level II and Level IIIA Ballistic Armor Panels. It also has a front pocket that will hold a ballistic plate.

Armor Express Revolution Body Armor Carrier

How do you clean this?
Care instructions for washing the Armor Express carriers are listed on the tag inside the zipper portion. For best results, wash in cold water with like colors, use detergent with color safe bleach, but do not use fabric softener; fabric softener strips away the anti-microbial and odor resistant properties.

Armor Express Revolution Plus Body Armor Carrier

Is this product bullet proof?
The Armor Express Revolution Plus product pictured here is a carrier only and does not include the ballistic panels.