One who believes, defends, and upholds the truth “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (US Declaration of Independence) That the inclusion of the family unit, building communities by design, and the right to defend and work private property is essential to personal survival in difficult times and the key to abundance during times of peace.
I got the Elite V-Shield vest for my work as an armed security guard at a Private Vault over half a year ago and I couldn't be happier.
The armor panels were a little stiff when it arrived but has since broken in perfectly. After braking in the panels are flexible and move comfortably with my body. This vest is so comfortable and lightweight that it's not hard to forget that I'm wearing armor. This armor covers my vitals in the front and back, and, when worn under a button up, is definitely concealable. I work directly with customers in my role at the vault and no one has ever noticed that I'm wearing armor. (My girlfriend can't even tell if I'm armored unless she gives me a hug!)
Most important of all, this armor stops bullets like a champ. I bought a spare vest put 30 rounds (124gr 9mm Round Nose) within a two inch circle on the chest - No Penetrations!
Overall, this vest fits great, is comfortable to wear, and (after doing some personal shooting tests on a spare vest) I can affirm that this armor is top notch.
Had mine for a while and love how well it fits my large frame.
The design of this vest is exceptional; donning and doffing is simple and efficient. Magnetic clasps securely close, the front facing clasps are doubly secured with a velcro strap. The emergency pull works with little effort, particularly with the top magnetic clasps. The wide drag handle on this vest keeps the wearer from having their circulation cut when dragged by traditional, small handles found on typical plate carriers.
Soft armor is lightweight, accessible, covers well, and overlaps on the sides. Hard armor insert sites are well placed, easily accessed.
The vest and soft armor are flexible and breathe well. Molle is found on front, rear, and sides. Overall weight is about 12 lbs out of the box. I sincerely recommend the SHTF vest for protection, training, and duty.
If I could add anything, I would prefer color and pattern options, coyote, ranger green, od, multicam, mc dark, mc trop, etc. That is not a priority for me and does not detract from the strengths of this kit.
I am getting velcro panels for optional loadouts on front and rear and will customize the vest into a full kit with radio, wiring, and water. Based on the design and availability of these panels and accessories, it should be simple to kit out as desired.
I appreciate the quality and workmanship of this vest, no doubt I will refer many others to your products
I am reviewing the Citizen V-Shield Elite IIIA+ Men's. I am 5'11 @200 with athletic build. My measurements based on the sizing chart were between a Medium and Large. I decided to go with medium with the knowledge that I could trade up if needed. I did not have to exchange as this fits perfectly well. People cannot tell I am wearing it unless they give me a slap on the back or hug. A lot lighter and more comfortable that I am used to (served in the Marines). I hope I do not have to put it to the test but as I tell my kids, "better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it." Great armor.
I'm 5"6, 140 lbs, 30 inch waist and maybe a 37 inch chest and got the small size vest. It conceals even under a snug black shirt. It makes me look buff in my case but a keen eye can notice it. Considering concealment and what PROTEK has to offer, I thinks it's the best option for daily wear. It's worth the price.
What I would like to see is protek being used to protect the femoral artery, groin and buttocks if thats commercially feasible. Only bullet blocker offers their Gabriel Down Under Kevlar system offers a product like that. Would like to see what ATEK defense systems/citizen armor could do. Could create a more robust concealed armor system along with this vest.
I love the products you provide. There is something that can accommodate anyone depending on the need or use. It saves lives. Also great customer service. I'm a customer for life. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do. Gives me great confidence overall. Thanks.
Alex Jones in the clutch yet again!.
I'm not disappointed with this armor. 10/10 for me.. conceals perfect under clothes an is very lightweight with comfort.
Yes the AR500 plates are solid steel, but with their rigidity and extreme weight their completely impractical for field use beyond perhaps use by a sentry post on a base.
This armor rig feels nice and solid yet flexible. Also, a huge plus to this vest is that all the straps are forgiving and stretchy. An amazing lightweight option that doesn’t compromise on stopping power.
Big shoutout to the Alex Jones Show on InfoWars for directing me to you guys. I’m extremely happy with your products.
Found out about Citizen Armor from Infowars and The Alex Jones Show first and foremost and heard really great reviews about Citizen Armor and decided to check out the site.
I decided on the Conceal V Shield body armor and was not disappointed!! The quality is exceptional, it fits very well and the shipping was very fast.
I am very pleased with my purchase from Citizen Armor and I have also told some family as well as some friends who are looking for body armor and accessories as well.
I would highly recommend Citizen Armor and my experience was amazing!
Everything I expected after the recommendation from Alex Jones on InfoWars.com
Ordering for my wife and sons next.
Thanks Citizen Armor !
I hope I never have to put this item to the test. When compared to other disaster purchases, $100 up or down cannot be your main concern, if you paid something like this for a weapon, and did your research for THAT purchase. And invested in storable food for any length of time. I haven't regretted those purchases, and have only dug into the food during the ice storm, barely. However, no power and bad weather, when you are prepared for it, they seem like good investments. I would call this the best investment I can make, but might never actually need. Thank you Alex Jones, whom I trust for his endorsements, which are very rare. He does his research, without it, there are so many armor vendors, I wouldn't know where to start. You have to learn to trust someone. Alex and his operation have never let me down.
The armor is built with good worksmanship in construction, given at least it is not created entirely by hand, but through automated/machined process. The armor is pretty comfortable, but perhaps not quite the right fit, so it might be wise to go with a size smaller if the margins are small between a fit according to the size chart, and then simply expand the armor from the waist buckling component. The velcrow straps which apply with the magnetic latching can come loose, and be lost. I unfortunately lost mine nearly immediately after unboxing my item, but the folks here at Citizen Armor were graceful enough to offer me replacements as a kindness and a way of extending a branch of peace and protection to me so that I may continue to do great things and protect what is good, as so shall I, so long as I am me.
The vest has plenty of Molle webbings, although the waist webbings can be a bit hard to work with, as the vest does restrict mobility some. The strapping which hold the shoulder pieces together work well and are effective at being adjusted without too much finnicking, although I advise you try to have the vest adjusted before using it, for best result. The waist portion of the vest uses an adjustable velcrow belt-like portion that tucks into the vest, and this is easy enough to get adjusted, but you might be putting on the armor a few times to get the right dimensions squared away. The magnetic clasps can be a bit difficult to get on, at least for my unit, which might have been a small amount oversized, at least right off the bat, but with a small amount of working with it to get it clasped, and some patience, it will work out.
As advertised, this vest comes with the ultra-lightweight and soft armor inserts, which are easy to remove and replace. The armor could have been a bit longer, to cover more of the internal organs when bending over forward, such as the lower portion of the back; You can't have things perfect in this world, and I do feel like this armor offers adequate shielding for general chest and torso protection.
Wearing this armor while also using a backpack may be a small bit challenging, as the packs I use do not seat on it properly, and the shoulder straps can snag on the velcrow clasping when taking a backpack off if you do seat it directly onto the armor's shoulder piece.
This has been my first piece of body armor, and I am happy with the purchase for it's price+value/usefulness, although, I was a bit disappointing to have it not be effective once wet with water, and must be dry before being capable of stopping bullets again, from what I understand, but I have been unable to find the hyperlink to the instructions for assembly, cleaning, storage, and overall care, and cannot be entirely sure of exactly how it functions because of this.
If you were looking for an all-in-one, ready to go piece of kit, I would advise this model, except, go for the Elite IIIA+model so long as you can afford it. Either way, you are getting a good quality American made product for a fair price; Its a pretty great situation. I would recommend getting extra armor plate inserts for any serious protection, as nearly anybody else will tell you.
You also probably want to get one ASAP, since the globo-h*m*s want to take all of this away. And stay armed, because a vest won't help you much if you cant defend yourself beyond that.
Also, I would like to thank the customer service person who offered to replace my missing straps, as though it does still technically work without them, naturally, it is incomplete. Thanks for being generous in spirit; It matters!
Citizen V-Shield Ultra Conceal Body Armor and Carrier
All my expectations were satisfied, a very well made product that will last and stand up to years of use. Not only is the Product excellent, but also was the Customer Service, and the speed in which it was delivered.