Banshee Plate Carrier w/ Armor & Pouches - Black

SKU: AR500-Banshee-BK-Armor

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AR500 Armor® Banshee Plate Carrier Package with Level III Body Armor and Pouches - (Carrier made of NON-Ballistic materials)

The Banshee Plate Carrier is one of the best 100% Made in the USA 500D Cordura Plate Carriers on the market in its price range. Loaded with features, it includes everything you’re looking for in a plate carrier. The Banshee plate carrier was designed with hard use from Military and Law Enforcement in mind.. Padded shoulder straps include a cover for the quick release buckles, also providing extra real-estate for gear and pouches.

Removable wrap-around cummerbund is fully adjustable and is capable of accepting side plate MOLLE pouches on the inner-side of the cummerbund.The Banshee compliments our AR500 Armor® Advanced Shooters Cut Body Armor and fits like a glove.

Banshee Plate Carrier Specs:

Construction: 500D Nylon

Weight: 2lb 5oz (unloaded)

Size: Fully adjustable shoulder straps and girth, Medium – XL

Color: Black

AR500 Armor® Banshee Plate Carrier Features:

  • Includes (2) AR500 Armor® Patented ASC Level III 10” x 12” ASC Body Armor Plates
  • Includes MOLLE Pistol Holster, M4/AR15 Magazine Pouch (4 mag capacity), Pistol Mag Pouch (2 mag capacity
  • Includes MOLLE Side Plate Pouches (Accepts 6” x 6” or 6” x 8” side body armor)
  • Includes Banshee Plate Carrier and removable Cummerbund
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Quick Release, Padded Shoulder Straps
  • Removable Cummerbund with inner and outer MOLLE rows
  • Fully adjustable side straps with removable quick release buckles
  • Emergency Drag Handle
  • Velcro ID panels located on the front and rear of the plate carrier

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Weight N/A
LeadTime 2 Weeks
Armor Level Level III
Armor Construction Material Ballistic steel core
Armor Threat Rating Level III multi-hit protection against 7.62 mm FMJ, steel jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s).
Armor Shelf Life 20 Years
Armor Thickness 0.26"
Carrier Manufacturer Shellback Tactical (USA)
Plate Carrier Type Banshee
Plate Carrier Color Black
Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
Cummerbund Cummerbund w/ side plate pockets


Customer Reviews

Review from Nick Review by Nick
I received my carrier and plates faster than the eight week promised. Having worn IBA in IRAQ it was very easy to set it up and get it to fit perfectly. The holster was a little challenging to set up right but finally got it done. I am in Law Enforcement and it is a great relief to have this item in my go bag in my patrol car. (Posted on 11/25/2015)
Review from Richard Review by Richard
I'm a left handed shooter did not see an option when I ordered but when I got the plates they were cut for right hand wish I could've gotten ones for left but other than that everything's great (Posted on 7/15/2015)
Review from Steven Fuller Review by Steven Fuller
Great product. Got my banshee carrier in ten weeks as posted. Fits good. Im 5'7" 140lbs. The only issue I had was when I received the plate carrier I didn't receive my side pouches for my side plates so I had to send them a photo of what I received and they mailed my pouches out right away. (Posted on 7/9/2015)
Review from Scott Review by Scott
Love it. Took a little bit to get the fit right so everything was comfortable and get the placement of the side plates correct for my body. (Posted on 5/4/2015)
Review from J.M. Review by J.M.
I like it a lot. I wish there were a video/ page, etc to show easy and proper fitting & adjustment.

Not rocket science, mind you, but when fully loaded, it is quite bulky and weighty and would certainly help to know if I am using all the features as intended! (Posted on 4/21/2015)
Review from Nathan Review by Nathan
AR500 Armor delivers an outstanding product. Their test videos and demonstrations speak for themselves. Regardless of lead times the product is worth the wait. Customer service was professional and eager to answer my questions. My product was delivered within the stated lead time and was well packaged. Whether you're military, law enforcement, or just wanting to own body armor, there is no better choice on the market for this price range. I have recommended this product to other LE agencies. (Posted on 11/19/2014)
Review from Ty Review by Ty
Great fit. Great comfort. Easy to adjust and lightweight. (Posted on 9/18/2014)
Review from Lee P Webber Review by Lee P Webber
This is a very well made and well fitting carrier. Even in our warm humid climate, with the curved plates it is a comfotable feeling of security wrapping your vitals. (Posted on 8/7/2014)
Review from Matt G. Review by Matt G.
The plate carrier is well-made...great quality, affordable price. The folks at AR500 are professional and courteous. I'm very happy and confident with this Banshee purchase. (Posted on 2/25/2014)
Review from Andre Review by Andre
Perfect combination of economic price point and rugged quality. It actually arrived before the estimated time and I am 100% satisfied. (Posted on 2/4/2014)
Review from Ryan Review by Ryan
Very please with this plate carrier and the plates. Weight seemed like quite a bit (having no experience with rifle plates previously), but once in the carrier the weight is distributed well and isn't much of an issue. The carrier seems to be constructed/stitched well and I dont see any major issues any time soon. Shipping took about a month, but I was kept in the loop via email and have no complaints. Thank you (Posted on 1/23/2014)
Review from Jason R Review by Jason R
Great quality at an affordable price! Wait time did exceed promised date by five weeks though, which I was unthrilled about until I got it. Correspondence was prompt when I had questions. Its comfortable to wear and does not have rubbing issues when wearing like other brands do. I would buy this rig again! (Posted on 10/11/2013)
Review from Gary J Review by Gary J
Ordered mine back when there was a 8 week wait for shipping. It was worth the wait. It rides in my cruiser every day just in case and it's comforting to know it's there. Well worth the money and more practical than ceramic plates for my purposes. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Anderson Review by Anderson
The product is awesome! It does what it's suppose to do very well. I'm a police officer and bought it to build an active shooter set up. For me this rig was a bad buy it doesn't deploy fast enough but that's my fault not the products. In my opinion for the money you can't get a better rig. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Randy N Review by Randy N
Amazing product unfortunately i didnt know about at the time because i could have saved some money great price on the banshee. This plate carrier is well made and solid and accommodates most size body types. these stitching and build quality are superb. high quality for a very low price. (Posted on 2/8/2013)

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