Category Archives: Plate Carrier

Shellback Tactical has just introduced the new BANSHEE ELITE 2.0 plate carrier. We’ve been hearing about it was coming since last year and now it’s on their website for Pre-Order with production starting this week. The new BANSHEE ELITE 2.0 features wider shoulder straps for comfort, an integrated admin pouch, 2 liter hydration bladder pocket and comes with the BANSHEE Ultimate Shoulder Pads and ELITE cummerbund. This carrier is feature packed and for the price point for what you get it is not bad at all. The BANSHEE 2.0 ELITE is 100% MADE IN THE USA!

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If you’re in the market for a top of the line plate carrier, you’d be hard pressed to need a feature the BANSHEE 2.0 ELITE doesn’t offer. Pre-Order yours today at

A buddy of mine told me about a smoking deal that Shellback Tactical has right now. They recently had a manufacturing overrun on a contract for an American Made Plate Carrier. Typically anything “American Made” will cost you double or more the price of stuff made over seas but because of it being an overrun they are blowing these out at just $49.99 each. That’s $150 off of retail. Don’t wait too long as these will be gone in no time. These are available here:

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Once you’ve snagged your Plate Carrier, head on over to Shellback Tactical’s sister site which is and pick up a few of the new OPFOR 5.56 Magazine Carriers from Limitless Gear. These are a pretty cool new take on the mag pouch and would go great on any MOLLE equipped plate carrier.

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Katylist just chopped another $30 off their already low priced Banshee Defender System from Shellback Tactical. It was $479.95 and Now is $449.95 This deal includes a Banshee PC and (2) Level IV Plates making it one of the best all around Complete Armor Packages available. The Banshee PC 100% USA made and is an awesome, high quality plate carrier. If you’re looking for a new plate carrier and armor setup, check this one out first at

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Shellback Tactical recently completely overhauled their website. The new site is cleaner, faster, and more user friendly. The URL is still but now its easier to find items such as the reigning “Bang for Your Buck Plate Carrier” champion BANSHEE PC or a whole slew of other very high quality tactical gear components. 

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To celebrate their new website they are offering 15% off 5 of their most popular items. These items include the Banshee Plate Carrier, Banshee QD Plate Carrier, Warfighter Battle Belt, Banshee QD Cummerbund and Cobra Duty Belt. The original 15% off sale was slated to end yesterday but yours truly totally missed the message and didn’t know about it until it was too late. So instead of ending it, Shellback Tactical basically gave us another week for the AR15NEWS family to get in on the savings. 

To save 15% Off each one of these products head on over the and get some! The discount is valid for web orders only.  Just use the code “15NOW” at checkout. I’ve copied links to all of them individually below. 







If you are in the market for a new set of Ballistic Plates for your Plate Carrier or looking for a complete Plate Carrier setup the new go to source is Katylist. Katylist is owned and operated by the same people who have brought us the extremely popular Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier. Katylist is not only a website to purchase hard armor for your plate carrier but also will become a brand all of its own. To celebrate the launch of their new website, Katylist is offering a smoking deal on some Victory Tactical Gear Level IV Plates (Rifle Plate/Hard Armor) for just $169.95 a piece. Another great deal that I found on their site is the Banshee Defender System which is a Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier and two VTG Level IV plates for just $475. That is $125 off the normal retail price. For more information, check out or click the links below.  

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VTG Level IV Plate: $169.95

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Banshee Defender System: $475

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Through the end of the day tomorrow, Shellback Tactical will be offering 20% off of their brand new Banshee QD Rifle Plate Carrier when purchased from the Shellback Tactical online store. The QD version of the Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier is much easier and quicker to put on and take off and features a more comfortable cummerbund. Make sure to use the code “QD20” at checkout to save the 20%. Purchase yours at  



For 2 days we are offering a 20% Discount code off the Banshee QD Plate Carrier- Only Valid on the Shellback Tactical site – No Phone orders- Enter code QD20 at checkout.

A while back we helped one of our sponsors, Shellback Tactical, introduce their new QD version of the popular BANSHEE Rifle Plate Carrier.  Many of  you who currently own the non-QD version of the BANSHEE expressed an interest in upgrading to the QD Cummerbund  as a separate accessory. Well, your wishes have been answered.  Shellback Tactical is planning on releasing the QD Cummerbund Accessory very soon.  This makes it much quicker and quieter to put on and take off.  Also, once you set the size you can just leave it where with the Velcro based system you have to re-adjust it every time you put it on.  No word just yet on the cost but it will obviously be cheaper than upgrading to a whole brand new PC.  As with other Shellback Tactical products, you’ll be able to use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save 10% off your purchase.  We’ll let you know as soon as these are available for purchase.  In the mean time you can peruse the other awesome products on

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I think by now pretty much everyone is familiar with Blue Force Gear’s pattent pending MOLLEminus technology.  Since its introduction in June of last year, Blue Force Gear has created an awesome line of ultra lightweight tactical gear.  Now, after a few months of anticipation since SHOT Show 2013, they have introduced the Blue Force Gear PLATEminus.  PLATEminus is high on quality but extremely low on weight and bulk making it perfect for concealing under a jacket or shirt.  Weighing in at just under .75 lbs this has to be one of the lightest PC’s ever made.  

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As you can see in the picture below, the PLATEminus features the MOLLEminus technology which is extremely low profile for low visibility when worn under garments but allows you to still attach all of your preferred mag pouches, etc. for other applications.  If you want to keep up with the awesome weight savings and quality you would add some BFG Ten-Speed M4 Mag Pouches but any Molle compatible accessories will work.

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The following photos show just how low profile the PLATEminus really is.  This is about as close as you can get to having the life saving benefits of Ballistic Plates without the bulk of a Plate Carrier.  

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I know most of us are getting used to seeing astronomical prices on anything related to the shooting industry anymore and you’re probably expecting to see some $350-500 price tag on something like this.  **SURPRISE!!**  The price tag on the PLATEminus is just $175 which is not bad at all for this Made In the USA Small Made in USA flag  PC.  Right now BFG is introducing the PLATEminus in MultiCam but it will soon be available in other colors such as Coyote Brown and Gray.  Purchase yours now at or

If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck Plate Carrier there is no other PC to buy than the Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier.  I have one and it really is amazing that they don’t have it priced at $400+.  These are 100% American Made Small Made in USA flag high quality and are priced at only $160 retail.  Well, right now you can pick one up for just $120 but you have to hurry to STREICHER’S ( to get in on this deal.  These will most likely be sold out today so jump on it now.  Get yours now at


For the last few months Rogue Gunfighter has been teasing us all with pics all over the internet of their awesome new products but there was no way to buy them.  Thankfully that is not the case anymore.  I’m sure RG will still tease us with pictures but at least now you can purchase items such as their new LVR lightweight armor carrier (pictured below) and other items on their web store at  The gear you’ll find on RG’s website is designed by the end user.  These guys are serious operators taking their “on the job” experience to create products that work.  It’s definitely worth taking a look.  

Rogue Gunfighter LVR Plate Carrier Now AVAILABLE

If you guys are looking for an awesome Plate Carrier that won’t break the bank Shellback Tactical has their Banshee Rifle Plate Carriers back in-stock.  Right now they have just Black and A-TACS instock.  They will have Coyote Tan and Multicam in soon as well.  I have one myself and love this thing.  Very high quality and 100% made in the USA!!  One of the most appealing parts is that it retails for just $135.95 plus save 10% when you use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout.  That is a fraction of what most other high quality Plate Carriers cost unless you get one that is made over seas.  Check them out at  Also keep an eye out on the Shellback Tactical Facebook page for info on new products coming out at SHOT Show 2o13.

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Take a look at the all new SKD Tactical PIG Brigadine modular Plate Carrier called the SYSTEMA.  The SYSTEMA can be configured based on your desired needs all the way from an 11 ounce very basic plate carrier to a full blown armor plate carrier.  SKD and Defense Marketing Group have put together a great introduction video.  Check it out below.  For more information go to

In celebration of SKD Tactical becoming one of the newest Shellback Tactical Dealers, they decided to kick it off today in a huge way, with a Great Deal on the Banshee Plate Carrier.  They have Black – Coyote Tan – Ranger Green and MULTICAM Banshee’s IN STOCK – Ready to Ship Immediately.  They are also offering FREE SHIPPING on every Banshee and a FREE Velcro US Flag Patch with every Banshee right now all for only $122.95.  You can’t beat this deal.  If you need a Banshee, SKD Tactical has it here –>

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