If you're looking to get into the body armor game, then I'd suggest checking out Red Cat Tactical on EBAY. They bought out all of DiamondBack Tactical's old inventory, so the stuff there is legit US made quality gear. The plate carriers take a proprietary soft armor, but you should be able to squish NIJ panels in there. The carriers do take standard size plates (small 8x10, medium 8x12, large 8x13).
Instead of spending >$100 on a BANSHEE, I was able to pick up a bunch of carriers from $15 to $40, along with lots of other cheap goodies like a hydration pack. Wait for a sale or an auction on the tiem you want, or negotiate using "make a deal." The cheap price allowed me to get high and low profile carriers for each of us. Not a bad deal.
Now, we'll see if the order arrives as advertised!
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