The Gunner kit is designed to be a medium duty set-up that maximizes space for pouches and gear. It is also the ideal kit for Park Rangers and Maritime applications due to the unique pull string removal cord in the top left shoulder. This velcro & molle retained pull cord allows a discreet yet accessible escape from the vest. Simply pull (hard) on the cord and the entire kit will come apart allowing you to shed weight quickly should you fall into deep water. This kit is a favorite among Steel Ops team members due to its light weight and low profile design. While it is not side plate capable it still offers maximum space for pouches and is perfect for training and short-to-medium length combat scenarios in both urban and rural environments. It comes with front and back armor plates which may vary depending on the model that you select. It features an adjustable velcro cummerbund, full front and back molle webbing, a rear drag handle, radio/hydration line straps, front map pouch, and of course the quick release pull cord for rapid removal under water. Specify color when ordering.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON BODY ARMOR PRODUCTS: In an effort to continually improve our quality control and deliver a more thorough product all armor plates manufactured after January 1st, 2018 will have a "core test sample point" on the back of the plate. This sample point will look like a small 1/8" hole in the coating on the backside of the plate located within a square on the label. This is not a hole in the steel and you will be able to see raw steel inside. This is not a flaw and this hole is intentional. This sample point is part of an exhaustive quality control process to ensure that our coating, the steel, and the bonding properties between the two are correct. Although the coating does not entirely envelope the plate, this sample point does not in any way impact the durability, stopping power, fragmentation control, or overall effectiveness. This is simply for us to ensure that these plates are being made to our rigorous specifications. We are proud that we have never once had to issue a recall and this is one more way to guarantee that will continue. Should you ever find a flaw in the coating outside of the designated "core test sample point" box, please let us know. For any questions or concerns please contact our office at 970-215-6969 or by clicking here
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON BODY ARMOR FOR NON-U.S. CUSTOMERS: Steel Ops body armor is regulated by the Office of Export Enforcement and is subject to Export Commodity Control Number 1A613 d.2 referenced in Part 774 of U.S. Commerce Control List. Shipments outside the US will require additional fee's and qualifications. All International orders may be subject to denial or refund at Steel Ops' discretion. Waivers and Licensing are possible for certain shipments. Please contact our office prior to placing an international order otherwise your order may be canceled and or delayed.