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One thing about the west is that you never get used to the constant visual feast that the landscape provides. Any time we are given the opportunity to hit the road, we pretty much always bite (especially if we can write it off.) Over the summer we wanted to tour around Washington and Oregon to catch up with some friends. We plotted a course through Idaho into Washington then south to Oregon. Our buddy Ethan wanted to introduce us to his friends at Weapon Outfitters and Noveske invited us out to stay with them. Heading through Idaho, we stopped in...

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Having a plate carrier that’s comfortable and performs across a multitude of situations is an awesome thing to have. However, we have to face the reality that at a base level, your plate carrier is only as good as the plates you put inside of it. Having the slickest, fastest gear on the planet won’t matter if you’ve been properly ventilated by some 7.62x39. When we decided to start carrying plates, the decision wasn’t only about finding some that fit our carriers perfectly. It quickly became apparent to us that we needed plates that were as light as possible while...

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When it comes to plates, there are a plethora of options out there and the selection process can be daunting and confusing to go through. We can’t inform you on every option available in the market but we can educate you on which one of the Ferro Concepts current offerings will be best suited for you and why you might choose one version over the other.  Things to consider when selecting armor plates: Protection Materials/Construction Weight/Dimensions/Comfort Price Protection: All of our current armor plate offerings are NIJ certified level III, stand alone, multi-curve, multi-hit plates (except the 6x6 side plates)....

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How to choose the right size of Plate Carrier  We get a lot…and I mean a lot of questions regarding the sizing of a plate carrier. People usually say, “I wear a large shirt, should I get a large Slickster Plate Carrier?” Check this out guys and gals! The size of the carrier has nothing to do with your shirt size but everything to do with the size of your armor plate. When choosing your plate carrier size, you will want to pick it to fit what armor you have.  But here is the tricky part! There are SO many...

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