Sheppard Body Armor Plate Carrier- FDE – Quick Release

(29 customer reviews)



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 fits 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, (Pair) Ridgeback M4+ Plates

29 reviews for Sheppard Body Armor Plate Carrier- FDE – Quick Release

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  1. Randolph C. (verified owner)

    Products arrived quickly and as described on website

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Thomas (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing quality and will definitely be buying more of these soon.

  4. david (verified owner)

    Good quality, good materials. Probably will not fit small frame people, but not an issue for me. Very quick shipping.

  5. Angel C. (verified owner)

    I find this product very well crafted, and the quality is great, but the design is rather wanting. Before I write anymore, I should disclaim that I lack the understanding of the rational for the overall design. I also should disclouse the primary reason for a 4/5 stars is not due to the design (as it perfroms well, regardless of my aforementioned initial comment). Rather, its because I always believe everything could bemade better and most engineers love and appreciate that. Anyways, to the main point of this review: I feel that the design would be better with a top-loaded plate section. The bottom-loaded section, though secure and probably hasn’t had many, if any, issues of a plate falling out through excessive wear. This is more a precautionary component. Secondly, the securing of the viest via the postertior velcro elastic bands to the anterior portion of the vest can sometimes cause an overlay of the ends of the bands. I should note this is dependant on the preffered tightness of the bands to the individual, but less friction is always best. Additonally, when the flap that is then put over the velcro ends needs to wrapped over them, the pair of hooked velcro straps present a potential slight inconvenience due to added friction whilst exercising. A potential solution could be making a top-loaded vest and integrating the posterior velcro into the anterior portion instead of having them needed to be wrapped. This may add additional comfort and simplicity while maintaining over performance. Overall, this product is very well made and has performed well over the past few months. I would recommend this product.

  6. Jason trask (verified owner)

    Love it got here quick fits good

  7. C Austin (verified owner)

    Amazing service, very fast. High quality plate carrier was easy enough to figure out. Only thing that stopped a perfect 5 was under one of the pouches on the back there was a tear that seems to have slipped through QC since it was hidden.

  8. Nathan (verified owner)

    I’m the coolest guy at the militia meeting with this plate carrier!

  9. Hunter H. (verified owner)

  10. Antonio Hernandez (verified owner)

    When I asked a LEO friend of mine where I should look when trying to find good plates, he suggested I look at Guard Dog along with a couple of other companies . I spent some time researching both GD and their competition as well as looking up videos that tested their products against a variety of calibers from pistol to rifle, From 9mm to 30-06 AP (depending on the plate’s level and rating). I also noticed that not only was the competition pretty much charging double, if not more than what GD is asking for their plates at the same protection ratings, but the other companies products are plastered with ” 6-8 week before shipping” warnings.

    The Shepard plate carrier is already equipped with pouches along with rifle and pistol magazines pouches which is great for the first time buyer who would like to have the basics already on the carrier. I personally removed all of these inclusions from my Shepard simply because I have no need or use for them, however it’s always nice to have the option and for the price of the carrier, It’s a great value. Speaking of options, a big reason I went with the Shepard carrier is because it already has the side pockets stitched in so I can get a pair of side plates for added protection. The shipping was surprisingly fast. I placed my order and 3 hours later my order was marked compete with the tracking number emailed and 4 days later I received.

    For the price, I just might find myself purchasing another carrier and pair of plates to test for myself just to truly confirm the products quality. Because if it holds up to my own personal testing, DGBA will have a customer for life who will come back for repeat business as well as have no qualms truly recommending them over all others on the market.

    Fast shipping, sell constructed and comfortable carrier, proven to make quality plates by others testing but I’d like to eventually do my own testing and plan to report back.

  11. Luron D. (verified owner)

    Rig and plates seem to be pretty well made. Took a chance with guard dog and wasn’t disappointed but definitely impressed. Also the fast shipping was excellent.. I recommend this company

  12. Chris C. (verified owner)

    Best carrier bar none!!! I’m about 200 lbs 6ft and fits perfect. I have this paired with the Lv IV Ceramic plate and love it! 10/10 recommend

  13. Thomas Edwards (verified owner)

    With the way things are going in this country this was a purchase I should have made years ago. If you’re on the fence like I was just get it and be done with it. If maintained it will not “spoil” and it will be there in the event you need it many years down the road.
    Since this was my first purchase of a plate carrier and 3+ armor I can’t speak to nor compare it to other companies. I will say after a lot of research Guard Dog was hands down the best deal. The carrier is extremely well made. The plates I purchased also well made and the trauma sleeve made them go into the carrier nice and easy. Held everything my chest rig had and still space for more stuff. Would highly recommend if you’re unsure of what you need get this and the two plates and trauma sleeves and you will sleep better at night. Can always buy other things as you need them later down the road.

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  15. Jon E. (verified owner)

    Happy with the fit and quality. Also had ordered a 5.11 plate carrier at the same time and got to compare the two side by side. For the price and what’s included, Guard Dog was the way to go. The mesh webbing inside the carrier wasn’t the same quality as the 5.11 and probably won’t breathe as well. Time will tell. The cobra style buckles, and quick release sides were a deciding factor on keeping this one. Overall, good experience, fast shipping, decent seams and connections.

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  17. Max C. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this plate carrier. Excited to put it to use at the range and eventually get some body armor for it.

  18. Eleazar A. (verified owner)

    Very good quality and you get it exactly as advertised! I saw this product at Classic Firearms but it was sold out, so I got it from the manufacturer, Very happy with it.

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This plate carrier definitely delivers quality and “turn-key” capability for the price. It is quite versatile and adjustable so fitting different body types is no problem. It is a nice addition to have the rear mount pouches of the jump. The quick detach buckles feel solid and have a solid audible click when latched. I will note that if you are running a SR 25 load out it will not fit 3 P Mags in the mag pouch. It would be a nice addition if this particular part of the carrier were fully removable and modular. Otherwise I would highly recommend

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  21. Aaron (verified owner)

    I ordered the carrier and plates roughly 2 weeks ago from Japan where i am stationed and they arrived in 7-10 days. To say I’m happy is an understatement. I will do my business with GDBA only!!

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product at a great price

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  24. Griffin (verified owner)

    Super adjustable fitment and good build quality

  25. Steven H. (verified owner)

    Fits great. The shipping time was crazy. It took 3 days to get to my door. I would recommend this to anyone trying to get armor for an affordable price.

  26. John F. (verified owner)

    Good quality armor and carrier. My only complaint would be that the kangaroo pouch insert did not have separations between mag slots.

  27. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Quality 10/10

  28. Mitchell (verified owner)

    Fast processing/shipping, came in in about 5 days. Everything fits well, adjustments are easy enough. Everything seems sturdy, secure and well made.

  29. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    This plate carrier is very high quality. It is easy to get on and off with quick release connectors. Will be ordering plates next week. Just buy it.

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