SAPI Plates substitutes?


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Puncha
July 12, 2009, 02:59 AM
If one cannot buy SAPI plates because their export out of the US is prohibited, what can be done to increase the ballistics properties of a level IIIA vest?

If stab resistant inserts rated to a stab threat of 35 joules can be obtained, will they help to marginally increase the bullet resistance of the above vest?

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Shadow 7D
July 12, 2009, 03:40 AM
My understanding is that Small Arms Protective Inserts, is the nomenclature of the military inserts for the IBA, and as a military product the export is controlled by the defense department, However I am sure that you can find many trauma plates that will fit what ever vest you own.

MisterPX
July 12, 2009, 08:33 AM
You can find hard armor made outside the US as well.

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