Sheppard Body Armor Plate Carrier- BLACK – Quick Release

(28 customer reviews)


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The Sheppard tactical vest is designed to be a light and high-quality plate carrier for all of our available bullet proof plates. It is crafted from a water-resistant Oxford fabric and INCLUDES removable magazine pouches, storage bags and shell holders. Our ballistic plates will fit securely and will not bounce around in the front and rear pouches. The back yolk shoulder pads are excellent for weight distribution and there is an extendable Grab Drag handle for emergency exfiltration.  This vest has adjustable shoulder straps and an adjustable elastic weight band for a comfortable universal fit from small to 2XL.

The Sheppard vest side plate pouches which fit 6″x6″ and 6″x8″ plates comfortably and securely!

*The Sheppard vest has extra thick shoulder padding. It feels stiff when new but will soften up and lot and be well worth it! To speed up the process you can take them off and twist them a few times.


Guard Dog Body Armor Plate Carrier, (Pair) Level 3+ Curved Plates, (Pair) Versa 3+ Flex, Pair) Level 4 Plates, Ridgeback M4+ Plates

28 reviews for Sheppard Body Armor Plate Carrier- BLACK – Quick Release

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  1. sean m. (verified owner)

    Seems like it will get the job done. The plates are excellent if you haven’t seen the videos on YouTube, you should. .300 win mag almost point blank doesn’t penetrate the backside of the level 4 plate!

  2. John G. (verified owner)

    This plate carrier and guard dog products are outstanding. I will be buying more gaurd dog products in the future.

  3. robert (verified owner)

  4. Justin Michaud (verified owner)

  5. Anthony D. (verified owner)

    Best deal available for the price

  6. Richard E. (verified owner)

    Product was as advertized and a great set=up for the money.

  7. Scott (verified owner)

    Carrier is comfortable, easy access to pouches and very well made. Quick release is awesome! Shipping was super fast. 2nd carrier!

  8. Kyle S. (verified owner)

    Could not be happier with the carrier, designed so well and top notch quality above all. Literally the best investment bar none.

  9. Clint Nation (verified owner)

    Shipped in less than two days of specified shipping details. Great quality. Did not disappoint. Would highly recommend to anyone!

  10. Daniel Gingrich (verified owner)

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Shoulder straps and cummerbund are too big, otherwise great product!

  12. Jaylen S. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my vest. Considering getting one in tan.

  13. Michael Toyne (verified owner)

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I like the flexibility to remove or move mag pouches and pouches on the back of the plate carrier. I really like the side quick release along with the metal shoulder clips.

  15. Erik (verified owner)

  16. Clayton C. (verified owner)

    Very good quality and design or the price. Excellent starter or intermediate plate carrier or general use.

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Definitely the best kit you will find for this price. The plates are solid and backed up by everyone and their moma on YouTube.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

  19. Shawn C. (verified owner)

    I love everything about the vest so much room and fits wonderfully and balanced when I have it on

  20. Taylor M. (verified owner)

    Exceptional fit and comfort. I’m a large person and this carrier fits men both large and small. Shoulder straps are extremely comfortable and easy to break in after only a few wears.

  21. Spencer O. (verified owner)

    Great company to work with. Carrier is very well made and exactly as described. I got mine with the metal plates. Easily installed and stay in place. This carrier has a loy of ways to configure your set up. Very versatile. Highly recommend Guard Dog and their products.

  22. Ian (verified owner)

    This plate carrier is a BEAST ! Makes me feel like I have an Ironman suit on. Very comfortable and adjustable, I would definitely suggest it, if you want a robust high quality plate carrier. The velcro on this thing is industrial as well, very sturdy and “sticky” once both sides are together, so you know it’s not coming loose at all. Lots of pockets for mags on the front and sides of carrier. The quick release shoulder straps are awesome ! they are very high quality with positive “click” noise when pushed together and not wiggle and play once connected for a solid lock up. I got the sheppard with the Ridgeback M4+ plates front and rear and level 4 ceramic side plates and it’s no joke ! there is a good amount of weight with all of these installed on the sheppard, but glad I got the sheppard with those plates and not one of the other carriers, I don’t know if it would be as comfortable to be honest. And with as much weight as the Ridgeback M4+ plates add to the carrier with the side plates as well, you might not want to get this set up, if you are not a guy who lifts weights/hits the gym frequently and are a strong trained person, this will bog you down and tire you out fast ! and that’s not even loading this rig up with loaded mags front and sides just the front/rear/side plates. I’m 5’9” 180 lbs and lift weights/gym/cardio 3-4 days a week so it’s ok for me, but if you are a lazy out of shape or a skinny person with no much strength and possibly even a woman I wouldn’t go this route, you might regret getting this set up (just being honest) you might want to get lighter plates for this plate carrier then you would be ok. Shipping was pretty fast on this product as well, came very well packaged ! Cool boxes with their logo on the inside all the products came in covered in plastic inside of the boxes, so no damage to them at all, plus ! Guard Dog included a few stickers and a velcro patch ! that was a very nice touch ! thanks ! I would give the set up I purchased 5 stars and would definitely purchase again if I had to do it all over !

  23. Aaron S. (verified owner)

    It’s well built, fits great. The level 4 ridge back plates are heavy. Try to have it on at home to get some what use to it.

  24. Nathaniel (verified owner)

    Very impressed with how fast the plate carrier had shipped and was delivered and also happy with how it fits and feels. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is on the market for a plate carrier.

  25. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

  26. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Overall, the Sheppard carrier equipped with Ridgeback M4+ plates is very well constructed. Initially I was concerned that the fit of the carrier would be too large for someone of my height and weight (5’7″ 150lbs) but decided to give it a try. Upon receiving it and adjusting it to my fit, it is very adjustable / customizable and fits just fine. The shoulder straps adjusted for my fit level leave some of the strap hanging off of the back a bit but the function is still there and the velcro is very strong. The plates themselves fit very snug inside the carrier itself and are secured additionally with velcro straps. They do not move or shift whatsoever which is great. The plates themselves (ridgeback M4+) fit comfortably around my chest and back and the Sheppard carrier has a nice setup for multiple pistol and rifle magazines right out of the box which is great for someone looking for a good kit without having to buy plates, find a carrier, find attachments etc. The only criticism I have, which is a minor one at that, is that the plates and carrier shipped separately via US Mail. In watching my tracking history, one of the two packages was rerouted back and forth to roughly 4 different post office locations before it arrived. That is obviously not Guard Dog’s fault, but it is something to be aware of as it can take some time to receive your order if the USPS. I am very pleased with this purchase and will buy another.

  27. Randy Howard (verified owner)

    Excellent communication and fast shipping, would 100% recommend. Very impressed with the quality for the price.

  28. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Good deal for what you get. I’ve waited a while to leave a review, after near daily use since receiving this carrier I’ve gathered these observations.

    Cobra buckles are great, quick release is a great perk. Quick on and off. I think it would be great to see a reinforced tab, where the QR cord is looped.

    The shoulder straps need some revisiting. I’m 6’0” 210. I pretty much had to go to the smallest possible portion of velcro for the shoulder straps. Lots of excess and I consider myself to be on the bigger side of the spectrum so smaller frames might need a better fit. Also feel like the straps would be better coming off at an angled section versus a straight vertical strap. A bit close to the neck.

    Stitching could use better QC

    M4+ plates are very comfortable to wear and the ventilation on the carrier helps dissipate the heat well in 100f+ weather but could be thicker to increase comfort

    The molle attachments provided are more than plenty. The side rifle mag rivets are very soft and deform easily, I have to constantly reattach them so maybe the measurements came a bit short. I would prefer a 6×8 lateral side plate pouch instead. I’ve been wearing the full loadout. 5 556 mags and 3 glock mags along with 6×8 side plates. A 6×6 plate would work better as the 6×8 side plates can irritate your underarm nerves

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