Spall Guards

Use steel rifle plates? Heartbreak of Strike Face Splash/Spall got ya down? Look no further! The D-Rmorgear “Plate Fronters/Spall Guards” are an engineered solution over 7 years in the making.

Many (and continuing!) fruitless attempts have been made to replicate them (imitation being the highest form of flattery!), but unless they are made with the material I have had CUSTOM MILLED for me, to the design I have perfected, they won’t work. Just add weight to your plate, and remove weight from your wallet.

Don’t waste time and money with half-baked copies. Note to imitators: putting half a plate backer in front of the plate does not work. If you are still wondering if the imitators are worthwhile, ask for photographs or video of their testing (WITH BARE STEEL PLATES), then review the D-Rmor Gear SpallGuard test post, showing the effectiveness of my guards with BARE STEEL:

https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/shoot-test-version-4-2-3-spall-guard-and-maingun-patriot-plate/

Some makers actually do have video posted that shows their product FAILING to stop frag exiting from the sides of the plate (while proudly stating that no frag came directly back towards the source of the projectile..). Just a quick reminder to them: the tender bits, such as your face, throat, arms and hands, will be found PERPENDICULAR to the face of the plate. Keeping the strike face of a frag shield looking pretty does nothing for your personal safety.

Others have created frag guards that essentially double, triple, or even quadruple the thickness of the steel plates, while adding half again the weight of the plate itself. If I encase a steel plate inside a block of epoxy or UHMWPE, I guarantee no fragmentation will exit. Some solutions add MORE steel to a steel plate. These are brute-force “solutions” that completely negate one of the biggest advantages of steel plates: THINNESS.

Please do your homework before deciding on a spall solution.

D-Rmor Gear Frag/Splash guards are:

-Current Version 4.4, CONSTANTLY IMPROVED
-Berry Compliant
-LIGHT (approximately 7 oz. per guard)
-*Effective* (tested and retested over the last 7 years)
-Shown to stop 95-98% of perpendicular bullet splash/frag RELIABLY, including edge hits.
-Usable with coated AND UNCOATED steel plates
-Replaceable/Removable/Swappable
-NON-METALLIC
-THIN (adds less than 5/16″ front to back thickness!)
-COMFY
-CDI*

Furthermore, if you ever have need of them (in a *verified* duty or self-defense situation), I will replace them for the life of the product. Fully transferable. I also guarantee them against workmanship defects of flaws for life, also fully transferable. How many other gear makers offer this? (Answer: NONE)

They are custom made to your plate profile, and can be built to accommodate the following plate brands/styles:

*NEW* Maingun Patriot Plate
*NEW!* Armour Wear AR680
AR500 Advanced Shooter’s Cut
Targetman OMEGA
Steel Defender
Diamondback Tactical
Armored Mobility
Maingun Surplus
Flash AR500
CATI
SPARTAN

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE EXCELLENT YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEW BY UNRULY 10-8:

If you don’t see it here, chances are it can still be built for you. Any color you like as long as it’s Coyote Brown (“It makes everything tactical”) Extremely durable 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon, proprietary/specially custom manufactured/engineered Kevlar 129 splash defeat material, 69 Dtex Mil-spec thread, Mil-spec hook and loop fastening, all Berry Amendment compliant.

**NEW OPTIONS ADDED 3-21-2017**

Upgrade to lightweight Fire Retardant 500D Cordura Outer Shell in Coyote Brown. Add 10% to base price.

Prices:

1 6X6 Guard $45
2 6X6 Guards $85

1 6X8 Guard $50 + shipping
2 6X8 Guards $95 shipping

1 8X10 Guard $55 + shipping
2 8X10 Guards $105 + shipping

1 10X12 Guard $65 + shipping
2 10X12 Guards $125 + shipping

1 11X14 Guard $70 + shipping
2 11X14 Guards $135 + shipping

Larger or smaller plates, please inquire.

To order, please contact us today. Currently, guards are shipping within 20 days of receipt of payment. *As of 4-2017*

PLEASE REVIEW ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE CONTACTING ME WITH AN ORDER: https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/ordering/

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to suspected misappropriation/theft of certain proprietary technologies associated with the manufacture of D-Rmor Gear Spall Guards, an NDA is now required to be submitted by all purchasers of D-Rmor Gear Spall Guards. PDF of NDA will be sent to customer to print, sign, and return with payment.

*Chicks Dig It

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NOTE: As with all currently available front-face frag/splash mitigation options, D-Rmor Gear SpallGuards do not completely remove the risk of frag splash. They must be used INSIDE a plate carrier, and must be installed correctly. Like all extant technologies, their effectiveness will diminish with each subsequent hit. Rigorous testing has shown that D-Rmor Gear SpallGuards will significantly reduce the amount of splash/frag to the upper body/face and sides, resulting from rounds impacting the front face of steel rifle plates, but cannot claim that they are a perfect solution (there are none, currently).

Copyright 2014-2016 D-Rmor Gear. All trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights and material contained on this website are exclusively owned and controlled by the Members; no material may be used or redistributed without express written consent. All rights reserved.

Comments
  1. Josh says:

    A Great Product! I needed spall protection for my custom AR500 plates, so I sent a template and in short order had pair of spall guards. The craftsman ship was top notch, the design completely envelopes the plate and the fit was perfect, plus they weight next to nothing. The service and communication was excellent…a great experience.

  2. I needed spall guards for side plates ordered many years ago. D-R advertised on a frequented forum, so I contacted him. Great communication and the guards fit like a glove. He even contacted me after the sale to ensure my satisfaction.

  3. Mike says:

    These spall guards are tough and they fit like a tight glove. The stitching is military tough, and you can really feel the quality when you handle them. This is a very good value. Buy with confidence.

  4. chris says:

    how much do these add to the dimensions of a plate? i’m looking at some low-profile carriers that “fit up to 10×12 plates” but i’m worried this will add to much bulk to the plates and they won’t fit in the carrier. any chance of that or am i being too paranoid?

    • drmorgear says:

      In terms of thickness, approximately 2.5mm front/rear, and approximately 4-5mm along the edges. Most carriers are sized to accommodate thick UHMWPE plates in the dimension stated, and steel plates with spall guards are still far less bulky than normal UHMWPE plates.

  5. Dennis says:

    How about a MOLLE Pocket in a favorite camo that is attachable to the carrier????

    Geting a plate in and out of the carrier is a pain in many models. You you actually have to doff the carrier. I think this violates the KISS Principle and puts your Azz at risk. Pluse the Crey chassis has been to shown to be a bunch more motion freindly as the carrier is fitted closer to the body. Not saying we need the rigid chassis but less cumbersome is always a help.

    Just a thought….

  6. Brian says:

    Very high quality and great workmanship. Fits the Patriot Plates really well. Will recommend and use for future needs.

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