Armor Express H.A.R.D BAL Plate Carrier


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Please note: Armor Express plate carriers are only made to fit Armor Express ballistic panels. Armor Express advises against purchasing this carrier to hold another brand's ballistic panel/plate.

**United States law restricts possession of body armor for convicted felons. Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. LA Police Gear is also unable to ship any Body Armor, Plates, Shields, etc. to the state of Connecticut or outside of the United States. By purchasing body armor from LA Police Gear, you are certifying that you have not been convicted of any crime that would restrict you from being able to purchase or possess body armor under any Federal or State laws. Furthermore, you are acknowledging that you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose and that you are over the age of 18 years old.

LA Police Gear's policy is to only sell body armor to active law enforcement, military, or security professionals. Valid identification will need to be provided by the customer after placing an order, or the order will be canceled. LA Police Gear also does reserve the right to refuse to sell body armor to any person.**

This is considered a "One Size Fits All" carrier. The carrier has adjustable straps and cummerbund

First Responder
- The Hard Bal PC can be configured as an active shooter response vest, accommodating extra magazines, grenades, or any other desired equipment via the MOLLE attachment system. The plate pockets accommodate NIJ III and IV hard armor, capable of stopping center fire rifle rounds.

Medium to High threat scenarios
- The Hard Bal PC, equipped with hard armor rifle plates, becomes an asset to any entry team, or any officer looking for protection from high caliber threats.

The Hard Bal PC is intended for primary use as an external garment worn visibly over a uniform or other type of garment.

This carrier was created to provide a low cost plate carrier solution to the L.E. Officer. This carrier exhibits lightweight, low profile architecture with fully adjustable shoulder straps and waist straps. This carrier uses the Dynamic Cummerbund System allowing the user to breathe and move much more efficiently. The Shoulder Strap geometry was improved for enhanced ergonomics. The entire carrier uses polyduck fabric to increase durability and decrease production requirements. MOLLE attachment webbing has been added for more modularity and attachments.


  • External pockets on front and back supporting 10" x 12" or 8" by 10" NIJ threat level III or IV rifle plates
  • Dynamic Cummerbund for added comfort, chest expansion, and mobility
  • Improved shoulder strap geometry for enhanced ergonomics
  • Lightweight, low-profile architecture
  • Fully adjustable shoulders and waist
  • MOLLE webbing for more modularity and attachments
  • Polyduck fabric for increased durability
  • Mic tabs for supporting radio microphones
  • Cummerbund accommodates soft armor protection
  • Rear drag strap

Armor Express H.A.R.D BAL Plate Carrier

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