SIDE PLATE POUCHES
The Adept Armor Dragoon side plate pouches allow you to affix 6×6″ side plates to the Dragoon armor carrier — or any armor carrier with a MOLLE cummerbund. These Dragoon side plate pouches were designed to fit all compatible plate carriers comfortably and securely.
Like the Dragoon carrier itself, these plate pouches are rugged, lightweight, IR compliant, and versatile. They contain no unnecessary padding and were designed for hard use and sleekness of form. As they were designed for use with Storm System armor plates, alone or stacked, they’re capable of containing side plates anywhere from 0.2″ through 1.33″ thick. They can also be used with non-ballistic training plates of greater weight than typical side plates.
It should be emphasized that side plates are a worthwhile investment for protection alongside torso plates. A USMC survey of lethal torso injuries sustained by Marines over Operation Iraqi Freedom — Marine Lethal Torso Injuries: Preliminary Findings – 8/29/2005 — noted that “nearly 39 percent of all lethal injuries for both explosions and small arms occurred in the entire area lateral to the plate, including the mid-axillary area. This makes the lateral area of the torso the most vulnerable unprotected area.” Very shortly after the report was first published, SAPI side-plates were made standard issue. Now these 6×6″ side plate pouches, paired with the right set of plates, significantly increase your protection from small arms threats.