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New Training Plates from Appalachian Training

Appalachian Training is the go to place for armor so it should come as no surprise that they just introduced what may be the best non-ballistic training plates that you can easily purchase. I say that it may be the best for one reason – weight.


These new plates are made from dense plastic. They replicate the shape, size, and curvature of a typical SAPI plate. Most importantly, they also replicate the weight of a standard plate. These weigh in at 6.5 pounds each which is heavier than most training plates on the market and very close to the weight of actual plates.

The new training plates are available in medium and large sizes. They are sold in pairs. Check them out at Appalachian Training.

Mayflower R&C Placards

The SwiftClip system from Mayflower R&C and Velocity Systems changed the way we integrate chest rigs and plate carriers. Now, Mayflower R&C is about to drop the next evolution of that system on us.

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They have created what they call Placards which are panels that can be attached to the front of their plate carriers in much the same way as you would attach a chest rig. These Placards attach to the vertical buckles at the top of the plate pocket and they have hook Velcro on the back so they can secure to the loop Velcro material found on the lower front of many Mayflower R&C and Velocity Systems plate carriers.

The Placards will be available in multiple versions for both 5.56 and 7.62 platforms. They will allow the body armor wearer to quickly change their load out to suite their weapon and mission.

Check out Mayflower R&C for more details. These will be available at Appalachian Training soon.

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Midwest Armor Available at Appalachian Training

GuardianI am about to make your day. You know how you have been putting off buying ballistic plates because you didn’t think you could afford good ones? Well, now you can. Appalachian Training is now stocking Midwest ArmorĀ Guardian IV plates at $138.95 per plate.

These are 10×12″, Level IV stand-alone plates from a retailer that offers the best service in the armor biz for less than $140 a piece. That is pretty tough to beat.

Check them out at Appalachian Training.

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