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Shellback Tactical Defender Active Shooter Kit with Level IV 4S17 Plates

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Product Description

Shellback Tactical Defender Active Shooter Kit with Level IV 4S17 Plates 

The Shellback Tactical Defender Active Shooter Armor Kit with Level IV 4S17 Plates is your complete armored kit answer to being prepared for an active shooter situation. This complete kit is packed with features - Fully adjustable lightweight carrier, 2 Shellback Prevail Series Model 4S17 level IV armor plates and a convenient carry bag for storage. Stay protected and order your Shellback Tactical Defender Active Shooter Armor Kit with Level IV 4S17 Plates today! 

Kit Components

  • Shellback Tactical Defender Plate Carrier x 1 
  • Shellback Tactical Kit Carrying Bag x 1
  • Shellback Tactical Prevail Series Model 4S17 Level IV 10 x 12 Hard Armor Plate x 2 

Defender Plate Carrier Features

  • Constructed of 500 Denier Nylon
  • Fully Adjustable side straps and shoulders
  • One size fits most
  • Comes with integrated shoulder pads
  • Front and Back loop panels for hook placards and patches
  • Two integrated kangaroo M4 magazine pouches with bungee retention
  • One integrated tourniquet pouch market with a red tab for easy identification
  • Padded spacer mesh interior to keep you cool
  • Drag handle on the rear
  • 2 plate pockets that hold 10 x 12 shooter cut plates
  • MOLLE webbing to allow additional pouches to be added

Kit Carrying Bag

  • Constructed of 500 Denier Nylon
  • Bag will hold Shellback Defender Plate Carrier, plates and magazines
  • Two carrying straps
  • Loop panels for hook placard and patches
  • Zipper closure

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




Product Reviews

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  1. Fast and Affordable level IV plates! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 14th 2021

    Got my order in less than 5 days from ordering. Great service and a neat little package for a low price. Very Happy! Will prolly use the vest to workout with Training plates and put the New IVs in my current rig.

  2. I’m A Fan 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 5th 2020

    I saw a lot of Shellback gear online and in supply shops locally but had never bought any of it until this setup. So far, I’m pretty impressed with it. First, they got it to me in three days, which was freakin amazing these days. It was very easy to set up. The plates fit in the carrier just right without a lot of sagging or moving around like some carriers. Now, if they could just make this setup in multi cam, I’d be completely hooked.

  3. Exactly What I Expected 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 17th 2020

    I ordered this knowing it was a budget option, and so my expectations were not incredibly high. I already have an exceptional plate carrier setup I use for training (Firstspear AAC with Hesko Level IV plates), so this is something to hand off and equip another person quickly.

    I can imagine this setup is perfect for three situations:
    1. A budget-friendly option for those who realize in a gunfight that armor is definitely better than no armor.
    2. A cheap, quick-deploy, minimalist setup you can leave in your car and not cry about if it's stolen or damaged.
    3. A cheap way to equip an unprepared or untrained buddy that requires no training or explanation.

    What I like:
    - Shellback shipped immediately and I had my plates and carrier within the week. Excellent customer service and fulfillment.
    - Everything was clearly new and carefully packed. They included a couple of patches as freebies.
    - Plates feel solid and have a nice durable coating. Definitely heavier than I'm used to, but they don't feel inadequate.
    - The bag for the carrier is small and discreet. If left in the back of my car, it wouldn't draw attention.
    - Carrier included more padding than I expected. Shoulder pads are surprisingly comfortable.
    - Most important: The carrier is STUPID SIMPLE. I could hand this to someone who has never worn armor before, and they could figure it out instantly. Lots of the higher quality carriers are designed with operators in mind, and that means donning is more complex. I've been baffled seeing people struggle to figure out the Tubes system with my FirstSpear kit. Giant buckles are perfect for complete noobs.

    What I don't like:
    - Lots of unraveling threads from all the Molle! The stitching on the front of the plate carrier probably had 4 feet of thread that came out while I was setting it up. I wasn't expecting something immaculate like Firstspear or Crye- but this was a disappointing display of careless assembly.
    - The front pocket fit is not great. I can fit two AR PMAGS and a CAT in the front, but it's super tight and the edges of the mags catch on the carrier. But don't expect to run anything else with the provided material: AK, M14, P90, AI, and CZ Scorpion mags are all no-go. Definitely not hi-speed, low-drag!
    - Stupid simplicity is this carrier's greatest asset, but also it's Achilles' Heel. The side buckles are positively enormous. At the end of a 3k run, these were digging into the front of my ribs pretty badly and I had 4-inch red marks on sides when I took my shirt off. Not a big deal if you're static, I guess.

    Again, with this kit I got exactly what I expected. It's adequate body armor I can hand to an unprepared friend if needed. For the price and simplicity, I feel this was a worthwhile purchase.

  4. A bit too small 4 Star Review

    Posted by on May 29th 2020

    So I’m not a very large guy, I’m 5’10 and 175lbs but I found that this “one size fits most” barely covers the vitals. The plate carrier only goes down to just above my belly button and it’s not as wide in the chest as I’d like it to be. But the overall construction is nice, it’s padded comfortably and surprisingly light! It is a nice product, I just wish it was a bit bigger.

  5. Great quality carrier 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 28th 2020

    I needed something quick and light to use for work. With this carrier all I have to do is throw it over my head and buckle it on. Straps are easily adjustable with a lot of slack if you are a bigger guy. Shoulder straps are padded and comfortable and all of the fabric that touches you breathes well so you don’t have to worry about getting too hot under it. Love the large Velcro panels for patches or name tapes. MOLLE is high quality with strong and think stitching. Drag handle Velcro’s down to the back so it doesn’t rub against your neck which doesn’t bother you until you have a carrier with this feature.

    My only issues with this carrier are the kangaroo mag pouch configurations.:
    1. I wish it came with a three mag pouch configuration instead of just two
    2. The magazines sit a little high once placed in the pouch to were the magazines are sticking about half way out ( I have found that if you lower the kangaroo pouch farther down to were the Velcro is only half attached then this issue is some what fixed)
    3. (Personal preference)
    I am a right handed shooter and reload by grabbing the magazine farthest to the left first and working to the right. With this pouch configuration your magazines are on the right side and center of the chest, not a huge issue though.

  6. Really Really Good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 7th 2020

    I wanted a plate carrier and plates I could throw on real easy in a dire situation, or for just a minimalist type carrier for training etc.
    This bundle literally exceeded all my expectations and I couldn't be happier. Great material and it's not heavy at all. The best part of it all was how extremely fast the ship/delivery time was. It only took 3 days to get to me. Can't get much better than that.