Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 3.0 Active Shooter Kit with Level IV 4S17 Plates

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Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 3.0 Active Shooter Kit with Level IV 4S17 Plates 

Kit Components 

  • Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 3.0 Plate Carrier x 1
  • Shellback Tactical Prevail Series Model 4S17 Level IV 10 x 12 Hard Armor Plate x 2 

Banshee Elite 3.0 Features 

  • Laser cut Molle platform on front, rear and cummerbund reduces weight and adds durability 
  • Two quick release cummerbund buckles to quickly don and doff plate carrier 
  • Rear drag handle extends up to 34 inches in length
  • Constructed of durable 500 denier Cordura nylon and 1000 denier lamented Squadron nylon 
  • Plate pockets load from the bottom hold 10 x 12 shooter or SAPI cut plates
  • Two Shoulder buckles allow quick adjustments to raise or lower plate carrier for the perfect fit
  • 3D Spacer mesh padding on front, rear and shoulder pads for ventilation and comfort
  • Cummerbund features 6 integrated M4 magazine pockets
  • Cummerbund features 2 pockets to insert Banshee Elite 3.0 soft armor panels 
  • Cummerbund features interior laser cut Molle panels to attach side armor plate pockets
  • Front zipper admin pouch for small field gear such as notepads, pens and multitools
  • Rear hydration pocket holds 2L hydration bladder
  • Removable front mounting chest clips for attaching chest rigs or placards
  • Loop panels on front and rear for ID placards 
  • Lifetime warranty 
  • Made in the USA 

Banshee Elite 3.0 Sizing 

  • Plate pockets load from the bottom and accept up to 10 x 12 shooter or SAPI cut plates 
  • 2 Shoulder buckles allow for quick adjustment to raise or lower plate carrier for the perfect fit 
  • Cummerbund comes in 3 sizes 
    • Small/Medium - 32 inches to 39 inches
    • Large/XLarge - 39 inches to 46 inches 
    • 2XL/3XL - 46 inches to 58 inches
  • How to Select a Size 
    • Measure the circumference of your body where the bottom of your plate would sit on your torso 
    • Take the measurement and add 2 inches to get your final measurement 
    • Use your final measurement to select from the sizing chart above 

Level IV Model 4S17 Plate Features

  • NIJ threat level IV 
  • NIJ 0101.06 Certified 
  • DEA Compliant 
  • Listed on NIJ compliant products list 
  • Weight 7.2lbs
  • Stand alone protection
  • Single Curve
  • Single Plate
  • 10" x 12" Shooters Cut plate is considered nominal with actual measurement 9.5" x 11.5" 
  • Thickness - .95"
  • Multi-hit rated 
    • M2AP - 3 Rounds 
    • M80 Ball, Steel - 3 Rounds 
    • M43 MSC PS - 3 Rounds 
    • M855 Ball - 3 Rounds  
    • 223 REM - 3 Rounds 
  • 1000 denier Cordura nylon exterior cover 
  • Constructed of ceramic face with composite backing 
  • 10 year ballistic warranty 
  • USA Made - Berry compliant 
  • Stopping Power
    • .357 SIG FMJ 
    • 9MM
    • .38
    • .40 S&W
    • .44
    • .45
    • .223 BALL 
    • 5.56X45 (XM 193)
    • 7.62 X 39 BALL 
    • 7.62 x 51 M80 Nato
    • M855/SS109
    • 7.62x54R API
    • 7.62x63 M2AP







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Ballistic Warranty:
10 year
NIJ Certified
Armor Kit

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  • 5
    Banshee Elite 3

    Posted by Dom on Oct 20th 2023

    Comfy as comfy gets for what it is. My only gripe which was also kind of a benefit is that the molle cuts weren't as advertised in the picture. It did however make it easier to insert mags in the side pouches comparitively to what I have seen on YouTube, so it still gets 5 stars. I'm a bigger dude. I wear 2xl t shirt and the L-XL fits perfectly fine for those looking for a size recomendation.

  • 5

    Posted by Aaron on Sep 25th 2023

    Easily my favorite plate carrier that I own. It looks good and feels even better. My only complaint would be that the lvl 4 ceramic plates don't fit quite as snug as you'd want them to.

  • 4
    Banshee 3.0 shooter kit with 4S17 Plate Review

    Posted by Dana Koontz on Apr 25th 2023

    Excellent weight distribution while worn. Padding is very comfortable. Molle Webbing all around the carrier is great for customization. Front buckles are very useful for securing placards to front. Some minor spots where straps and velcro will poke you but nothing significant to complain about.

  • 4
    Overall great product, could be improved.

    Posted by Josh Wilson on Nov 29th 2022

    Overall, I like the product and think it to be a well thought out and produced product. Personally, I would have preferred to have integral side plate pouches instead of the magazine pouches. Adding side plates to the outside makes it look and feel bulky not to mention it gives a great snag point on obstacles you are trying to pass. Having them on the inside is a little uncomfortable but that is what I opted for. I really do appreciate the webbing on the inside for this option. Putting a standard AR15 30 round magazine in the "slot" can only be done while the vest is loose (at least for the time being as I am sure the material will stretch). I find the pouches are too high to be easily accessed when properly worn. If using a P-Mag the ribbing on it catches and makes it very difficult to pull mags when worn. Knowing this, I have removed the bungee cord retainers from the cummerbund. I would have opted for a kangaroo pouch insert instead. On the shoulders, I would have opted for exposed buckles to make removing the PC easier. The extra material gets in the way and if you were to have to clip it while on the body it becomes near impossible. I ended up not needing the extra padding in the shoulders. Being 5'7 200lbs wearing a large shirt, the shoulder straps had to be taken in all the way for proper ride height. A single solid pad that has an adjustable location on an adjustable strap would have been preferred. Once you get the cummerbund adjusted correctly, and with a little practice, the clips are easy enough to work. The lip of the cummerbund that extends past the clips is unnecessary and really makes it more difficult to get the clips engaged. A thin layer of padding on the inside of the cummerbund would be greatly appreciated as well. I would have preferred a 550-cord loop over the plastic pull ends as they constantly tap against the plastic clips. I don't quite understand the use of a Velcro lift panel on the kangaroo pouch unless we are given the option of a Velcro cummerbund. It's just extra material, as the old adage goes, "ounces make pounds, pounds make pain." While I do think this is an awesome product, I do feel there is room for improvement. The padding overall is very comfortable. The admin pouch is easy enough to access. The integral water bladder pouch is a nice touch as well as the small "admin" style pouch that is located back there as well. The plate pockets seem a little oversized but still hold them very nicely. The drag handle is a nice touch, a good adaptation from the firefighting industry. That being said I would still like to have a standard grab handle as well. It has many uses in a real-world application such as helping someone up, or in teams clearing rooms. With all that being said, I would still recommend this to anyone looking, As found with every plate carrier on the market, you will have to make sacrifices on what you really desire and want in it. There is no perfect answer to everyone's wants and needs.

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