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The Defender Active Shooter Kit will prepare you for an active shooter situation. This kit is packed with features - Lightweight carrier, fully adjustable (One Size fits Most) and wrapped up in one convenient carrying bag.

Just like all other Shellback Tactical products, the Defender Active Shooter Kit comes with a 100% lifetime guarantee. If you break it, we will fix it or replace it free of charge.


(1) Shellback Defender Shooters Cut Plate Carrier in BLACK

(1) Shellback Kit Carrying Bag in BLACK

(2) 10x12 Spartan™ AR550 Body Armor Chest/Back Plates, Single Curve, Base Coat


Our AR550 body armor is NIJ level III rated but has undergone special threat testing to achieve a level III+ rating, click here to learn more. NIJ Certification applies to AR550 Shooters and Swimmers Cut Single Curve Full Coat armor plates. 


*Lifetime warranty is only valid for the Shellback Tactical Carrier and Bag. Steel Core Armor warranty is 5 years with a 20 year ballistic shelf life.



Shellback Defender Plate Carrier Features

  • Made of 500 denier Cordura nylon
  • Fully Adjustable side straps and shoulders One size fits most
  • Comes with integrated shoulder pads
  • Front and Back loop panels for hook placards and patches
  • Two integrated kangaroo M4 magazine pouches with bungee retention

Shellback Kit Carrying Bag Features

  • Made of 500 denier Cordura nylon
  • Bag will hold Shellback Defender Plate Carrier, plates and magazines
  • Two carrying straps
  • Loop panels for hook placard and patches Zipper closure
  • One integrated tourniquet pouch marked with a red tab for easy identification
  • Padded spacer mesh interior to keep you cool Drag handle on the rear
  • 2 plate pockets that hold 10 x 12 shooter cut plates
  • MOLLE webbing to allow additional pouches to be added

This package includes our Level III+AR550 10x12 Armor. 1/4" thickness and provides the operator with Level III+ protection IAW NIJ0101.06 standards. 

Our Level III+ AR550 Armor has been tested to go beyond the Level III testing protocol (6 shots .308/M80 Ball, 2780 fps). 

Special Threat Ratings:

  • SS109/M855 3505 fps 6 shots
  • 30-06 up to 2,719 fps  


With all of our AR550 Spartan Armor Systems™ products, we only use ballistic LAB CERTIFIED AR550! All purchases of our Spartan Armor products have current lab certificates and secondary ballistics available on request. Remember, not all body armor is created equal! 

Coating Options: 

Choose the Full Coat option to have the plate lined with 1/4-3/8 of our proprietary coating, Encapsaloc ™.  The result is a plate approximately 1/2-5/8” total thickness.  See our FAQ for more information about our Encapsaloc ™ process. The base coat option has an extremely thin layer of our fragmentation mitigation coating to aesthetically enhance the plates, and to provide corrosion resistance. This coating has minimal, if any, fragmentation mitigation capabilities.

To learn more check out our blog on the coating options:


Chest Plate Weight (per plate): 10x12 AR550 Omega Armor Shooters Cut: Base Coat 8lbs 1oz. Full Coat 8lbs 10oz. 

Spartan AR550 Body Armor and SBT Defender Active Shooter Package

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