If you are searching for an external bulletproof vest which features versatility, reliability and effectiveness in tough situations, this MOLLE External IIIA bulletproof vest is an excellent choice. This vest is not the most easily concealable of products but it makes up for that in terms of sheer protection. It already includes ballistic 3A protection which is most likely the most effective form of protection that you will find in soft body armor.
The ballistic protection level of 3A is an excellent choice in terms of protection because it protects against most handgun rounds as 9mm and .44 Magnum. You will find that it can protect you against almost all common commercially available pistol cartridges, even those as powerful and ballistically effective as .44 magnum. This vest also have MOLLE straps in front and rear of the vest to allow the wearer to mount his gear without using additional tactical vest for this purpose.
The high level of protection which comes with this bullet proof vest does not stop with its 3A soft armor protection. If you need more protection out of this bulletproof vest, it also comes with both front and rear pockets so you can add hard armor plates to up the protection level even further to III and IV protection. When used with armor plates, this vest can be resistant against rifle calibre projectiles while you still have the choice of wearing it as a simple III-A soft armor vest.
This level of versatility is ideal in a product such as this as you can modify the level of armor you have for the situation you will be in. If you are in a situation where you can be slightly more encumbered by front and rear armored plates, due to their increased weight, you can choose to insert them into these pockets. If you are in a situation where you will only need protection from handgun calibres and you prefer to have increased mobility, you can wear the vest without any additional plates.
This vest also features side protection so there are even fewer angles where this vest may be penetrated, providing you with a very high level of protection from 360 degrees. As this is an external vest, it is reasonable not to expect it to be as portable as concealed variants but it still features a good level of mobility. This is due to its lightweight construction and the advanced materials used in its construction. This is generally an excellent choice if you are looking for the ideal external ballistic vest with MOLLE in front and back.