Tag Archives: UHMWPE

Review: AR500 Valkyrie Carrier System, UHWMPE

“Testing Armor” is a bit of a misnomer. Modern armor is a system with a series of components each doing a specified job. In most rifle armors there are three components to the system. What we’re testing is how these function together. -Hard Plate: Designed to take the rifle round impact on the strike face, will withstand rounds per it’s …

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AR500 Armor Wants You in PE!

Polyethylene The fine folks of AR500 dropped me a line that their latest addition to their rifle armor offerings is on sale.  Seriously on sale. Like an exceptional Testudo carrier and UHMWPE plates for less than a pair of plates normally on sale. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene offers a lighter weight, greater mobility, increased comfort load out of rifle rated …

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PE Class with AR500 Armor, Physics not Physical

There is a universal truth to armor. It sucks to wear. The materials capable of stopping a bullet or shrapnel impact and imposing it between you and that potentially lethal puncture/energy transfer usually carry the characteristic: HEAVY. The affordable steel plates that AR500 Armor is known for weigh 8lbs each. Combine that with necessary trauma padding or soft armor and a …

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