AR Freeman Plate Carrier with Armor Package

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AR Freeman™ Modular Plate Carrier

The AR Freeman™ is a great carrier for the citizen who wants easy don and doff of a minimal footprint carrier with all the protection of NIJ compliant Level III plates. Compact in size it will travel well or take up little space next to your bed. For citizens who already have a full-sized carrier this is the prefect addition of armor for home protection or for smaller family members. The small footprint also makes it an excellent choice for competitive shooters as well who may have to wear body armor during competitions but don’t want to be weighted down and restricted in their movements by the extra pouches and gear on their operational carrier.

The key here is the specially cut 9” x 9” octagonal NIJ 0101.06 standard Level III plates, at 5 lbs. each +/- 10%, which provide vitals coverage with no restrictions to your movements or the positioning and firing of your weapon. The AR Freeman™ carrier is made of a laser cut laminate Cordura front, and 500D back with enough MOLLE for up to three (3) magazine pouches. There is Velcro on the front and back for ID patches, and on the inside for pontoons (comfort sets). The Hypalon shoulders make it perfect for shouldering a rifle unobstructed and in comfort. The single buckle sides make for quick donning and doffing. Available in sizes from medium to XL in Black or Coyote. This is a great carrier for home, office, vehicle or your bug out location should things go south.

Colors: Black or Coyote
Armor Compatibility: Specially cut 9” x 9” octagonal NIJ 0101.06 standard Level III plates, at 5 lbs. each +/- 10%

Package Includes:

  • AR Freeman Carrier
  • (2) AR500 Armor® Steel 9" x 9" Body Armor (Flat, Base Coat)

AR Freeman™ Modular Plate Carrier Features:

    • Professional grade craftsmanship and components
    • MOLLE system to accommodate up to three (3) magazine pouches
    • Rugged adjustable and Removeable Side Buckles
    • Hypalon shoulders for weapons comfort
    • Impact resistant USA Made Buckles
    • Laminated laser-cut Cordura front, Cordura 500D Nylon back


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 13.6000
Plate Carrier Type AR Freeman
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (Vietnam)
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
Largest Supported Plate Size Custom Size
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Change of Review Review by SKNR
Before, when I first got these I gave them a pretty bad review with I think only 2 stars. Now however, I have found a good use for the two sets I bought. I took my one full sized armor out of my rv and replaced it with two of these.. It saved so much space and weight! Eventually, I would like to get 1-2 more for stashing in my vehicle(s). THIS, is what I believe this armor package is great for! (Posted on 3/26/2019)
Good S*** Review by SlowIsSmooth
My PC came in yesterday and it does not disappoint. Extremely minimalistic, and as advertised it doesn't sacrifice real estate and provides maximum work space for efficient appendix draw while wearing it. This will definitely be my go to for range training, bedside readiness and my bug out kit, so I'll definitely be ordering at least 2 more. I really hope you guys plan on developing proprietary add on's to this plate carrier like a micro cummerbund. The only thing I could see being an issue is the shifting of the carrier when running or performing dynamic movements, but like I said, I think the addition of a micro style cummerbund would significantly mitigate that. I've watched different videos about plate carriers, which are worth it and heard criticisms like Mike of Garand Thumb, whom I admire and respect, as an Army Special Operations Veteran myself, his perspective on tactics, shooting and overall training philosophy...but he did say he doesn't subscribe to the reliability of AR500 armor. I understand many would argue why not save up until you can afford body armor costing you a month's worth of bills and I would inherently rebuttal that with the exact reason it would take a person who is constrained by financial responsibility to not just themselves, AR500 body armor is cost effective and let's face it; any protection regardless of the degree of that protection is better than nothing, additionally the consumer this is probably tailored to is the everyday citizen trying to "stay in the fight" or give themselves a fighting chance, not tier 1 operators running through sniper fire to assault an if anything, just know what your buying, its capabilities and its limitations. Bottom line, I highly recommend this product and it's featured at a no excuses price tag. (Posted on 3/21/2019)
Awesome Review by Gus
Light weight and easily concealed, this is the perfect set up to protect core vital areas on an adult OR to provide significant protection to smaller framed individuals or children. It is a solid, bullet proof purchase! (Posted on 2/23/2019)
Great minimalist plate carrier for the money. Review by Richard Verified Purchase
I've been looking for a carrier for some time now and being 5'3 (and 150 pounds of shredded muscle, I know, I'm short) I felt that most carriers would be too big or bulky on my frame. I knew I wanted to go with a slick style carrier as I think that would work better with my body type and size and I'm more into the minimalist type of set up.The Freeman fits great, it's nice and sleek, compact yet still covers all the vitals with the hexagonal plate design while allowing complete range of motion and does not hinder stock placement or rifle manipulation. The carrier itself is very sturdy and the straps make for a comfortable fit on the shoulders while allowing complete mobility and movement. Did I mention this thing is very light weight? I wore it today through my entire 1 hr workout which included deadlifts, squats, pull ups, dips, farmers carry, box jumps and didn't even notice the weight. I like that it is sleek enough to be worn under a jacket or hoodie for concealment if so desired. Overall I'm extremely pleased with the product and consider it a great purchase. (Posted on 2/20/2019)
Thumbs up Review by Goat
Got this because i carry appendix mostly and i can still move and draw with this carrier. Have worn for about an hour so far but have not worn to the range or daily activists and work. Little bumed i did get the build up coat at least on my front plate and would be cheaper to order now then when i pre ordered. (Posted on 2/20/2019)
A plate carrier for low vis situations and/or backup carry Review by Perfect Low Vis Carrier
I pre-ordered the AR Freeman carrier when it was first announced in 2018 and waited patiently for it to arrive. I was seeking level III protection that would be easily concealed under a hoodie as well as be light enough to wear for extended periods. I was intrigued by the 9x9 size plate that the Freeman was built around and believed that it would suit my needs perfectly. After a slight delivery delay was spectacularly handled by AR500, the Freeman arrived today. It was exactly what I was hoping it to be: A small plate carrier with reduced weight that disappears under a hoodie. As I fitted it and tried the jump test, draw test, etc. I realized that this would be a great plate carrier to carry in a go-bag as a backup. It's quick to get on and covers the heart and large, vital blood vessels surrounding it without being too bulky. I haven't tried attaching anything to the laser cut front because, let's be honest, I didn't buy it for that. Well done AR500 - this is exactly what I was looking for. (Posted on 2/13/2019)

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