Armor Express

Armor Express Instructor Carrier w/ FMS Level IIIA Body Armor Panels

Armor Express Instructor Carrier w/ FMS Level IIIA Body Armor Panels

Armor Express Instructor Carrier w/ FMS Level IIIA Body Armor Panels

$540.59 - $582.99
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Armor Express’s Instructor Carrier with Ballistics is a comfortable vest with FMS Level IIIA Body Armor Panels that’s designed specifically for emergency personnel.

The redesigned Instructor Vest is a low-profile, side-opening external vest based on the OCS platform. Made of durable nylon material, the Instructor Vest features internal plate pockets that can fit 5" x 8" trauma plates up to 10" x 12" rifle plates; fully adjustable shoulders; and an internal cummerbund to secure the vest to the wearer. The Instructor Vest is available in three styles: slick (no pockets), with MOLLE webbing (no pockets), or with four standard sew-on pockets. The standard four-pocket configuration includes radio, zippered utility, double mag, and mini flashlight-sized pockets. This instructor vest can also easily accommodate front and rear ID tags. Featuring the FMS Ballistic System, made of a unique blend of Twaron Aramid and Twaron Laminates, Armor Express's Instructor Carrier is a durable, comfortable, and reliable vest that will effectively protect you from Level IIIA threats.

  • Includes Armor Express’s FMS Level IIIA Body Armor Panels
  • Shoulder adjustment points
  • Epaulets at shoulder to hold microphone
  • Choose no pockets, MOLLE webbing only, or four standard sewn on pockets
  • Interior front pocket accommodates inserts from 5” x 8” trauma plates up to 10” x 12” rifle plates
  • Shown with front patch (sold separately)

Performance Data:

  • Threat Level: IIIA
  • Thinness: 0.32 inches
  • Weight: 1.53 lbs./ft.
  • .357 V-50: 1,510 fps
  • .44 MAG V-50: 1,661 fps
  • Avg. .357 BFS: 30.0 mm
  • Avg. .44 Magnum BFS: 37.5 mm
  • BFS Model #: FMS-A-IIIA

5 Year Warranty
Armor Express stands behind their products. They offer custom fit body armor that is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. Their experienced and service oriented staff are committed to providing you the best possible product to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • 5 year warranty on ballistics and 18 month warranty on carriers
  • FREE replacement armor to any officers who are SAVED by their vest

Each ballistic line from Armor Express is tested beyond the NIJ Standard – in-house, with special threat requirements as deemed necessary by you, our customer. Their goal is to give you the peace-of-mind that can only come with watching your purchase be put to the test, right before your eyes. Their in-house testing facility is state of the art, and their capabilities are beyond many of the certified labs in the field today.
Soft armor comes protected in a seam-sealed ripstop pad cover. Each configuration is certified to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards, as well as vigorously tested in-house at their Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL). During testing they go above and beyond the anticipated testing protocols in order to ensure that their armor products are second to none.


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Size Chest (a) Sternum to Navel (b) Mid-Waist (c)
X-Small Short Up to 32" Up to 12" 26.5" to 30"
X-Small Regular 12.5" to 13"
X-Small Long 13.5" to 14"
Small Short 32.5" to 36" 12.5" to 13" 30.5" to 34"
Small Regular 13.5" to 14"
Small Long 14.5" to 15"
Medium Short 36.5" to 40" 13.5" to 14" 34.5" to 38"
Medium Regular 14.5" to 15"
Medium Long 15.5" to 16"
Large Short 40.5" to 44" 14.5" to 15" 38.5" to 42"
Large Regular 15.5" to 16"
Large Long 16.5" to 17"
X-Large Short 44.5" to 48" 15.5" to 16" 42.5" to 46"
X-Large Regular 16.5" to 17"
X-Large Long 17.5" to 18"
2X-Large Short 48.5" to 52" 16.5" to 17" 46.5" to 50"
2X-Large Regular 17.5" to 18"
2X-Large Long 18.5" to 19"
3X-Large Short 52.5" to 56" 17.5" to 18" 50.5" to 54"
3X-Large Regular 18.5" to 19"
3X-Large Long 19.5" to 20"

Special discounts may apply for high volume sales. Contact our Bids & Quotes department for more information.

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    What type of side protection if any ?
    Asked on 10/23/2014 by Chet from maine

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      The ballistic panels in this carrier will offer Level IIIA protection all the way around. There should be a 1-2" overlap on the sides, depending on what type of garment is worn underneath the carrier. Thanks.

      Answered on 10/27/2014 by Mac
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